Who says math has to be boring?

‘Who Says Math Has to Be Boring’   Math classrooms with unmotivated students suffer from two things: teachers who don’t know why they are teaching math and students who do not know why they are learning math. The lack of interest derives from the “outdated curriculums and textbooks.” Students often become convinced that they are…

How to survive as college freshman

  How to Survive College as a Freshman For many students, entering their first year of college can be quite nerve-wracking (anyone who disagrees with this is probably lying). However, these students do not realize that their college experience is mainly going to be based on their actions and how they choose to handle certain…

The Comma Our Writing Deserves; The Comma We Need Right Now.

What is the Oxford comma? Although you may not think about this too much, commas are an essential component to the clarity of our writing-yet there is a debate among English scholars over the use of the Oxford comma which is also known as a serial comma used for the purpose of clarity at the end…

The Grammar of Memes

  In the current age of information, the average person can be expected to spend a significant amount of their day on the internet-whether it be social media, checking work e-mails, catching up on news, etc. As a result, it is almost impossible to not come across memes (Pronounced /mēms/) on a daily basis; however,…

Independence Day Poem: The Congressional Library

The Congressional Library [excerpt] Amy Lowell, 1874 – 1925 Where else in all America are we so symbolized As in this hall? White columns polished like glass, A dome and a dome, A balcony and a balcony, Stairs and the balustrades to them, Yellow marble and red slabs of it, All mounting, spearing, flying into…

Poem for Independence Day: Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837   By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood    And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept;    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the…