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Torture & Nostalgia: Your Gym Class Square Dancing Unit

In elementary schools throughout suburban New Jersey, kids were forced to square dance during gym class. And you know what? It was weirdly awesome.

Kelaine Conochan
April 24, 2017
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{Kids These Days} are So Entitled! Commentary from an 800 Year-Old

800 years from now, the generation of blood-slaves forgot the virtue of giving back to their immortal overlords. And you thought Millennials were bad?

Elijah Sloan
April 21, 2017
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Back When {Kids} Rode Their Bikes for Ice Cream

These days, kids don’t ride their bikes alone. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Ice cream and race relations at the corner store.

Jessica Dunton Fidalgo
April 20, 2017
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Hot Takes Tuesday with {Jack O’Shea}: Never Ever Say “Kudos”

Is it OK to say “kudos” when your friend does something well? That’s a HARD NO. Plus, the most hilarious sport, and fighting the #FakeMilk revolution.

Jack O'Shea
April 18, 2017
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POETRY: be(a)ring strai(gh)t

This poem is not about woolly mammoths. Not about ice. Not about migration. But the symbolism is cold, cutting, and everywhere.

Zach Straus
April 14, 2017
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POETRY: Blinds

For National Poetry Month, we’re featuring more Brian McGackin poetry. Here’s one that might make your heart race just a bit faster.

Brian McGackin
April 14, 2017
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Ideal Cover Letter Examples: Nihilist Salesman Wants a Job

Luke Hammerschmidt knows how to write the perfect cover letter to stand out from the crowd. Will he get the job? Who cares! Life is utterly meaningless.

Jared Hutchinson
April 12, 2017
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Hot Takes Tuesday with {Jack O’Shea}: Tony Romo and John Oliver Walk into a Bar—the 40 oz Story

What’s all the fuss about? Exclusives on Tony Romo retiring, what’s wrong with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and what’s RIGHT about drinking 40s.

Jack O'Shea
April 11, 2017
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POETRY: Telescope

Go somewhere you can be alone—your car, your bedroom, in a park full of people. Then read this poem aloud.

Brian McGackin
April 10, 2017
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