The new school year is upon us. Little ones will be trotting to their classrooms with shiny new backpacks, and freshmen will flood colleges and learn, or at least feign learning, what it means to be a
semi-responsible adult. For those in college, some may have greater opportunities to venture beyond the borders of their own town or even leave the country while others stay behind either in complete disinterest or envy. While learning is important in college, that’s not all there is to it. And truth be told, my only regret of my college life is not taking more opportunities to do awesome things. (Fair Observer)
In other news, opinions, and essays from the week:
A friend of mine commented on a post I wrote about two weeks ago on my observations of the female Olympic athletes’ bodies, their representation as a structure of power and movement, and their challenge to normative concepts of feminine form and behavior, and asked me to offer my comments on ESPN’s Body Issue.
In a Facebook comment, he wrote…
From my recent blog post at EdWeek: An international child-advocacy group Save the Children released a report raising concerns that many U.S. institutions are not prepared to protect children in the event of an emergency.
When I played Apples-to-Apples a year ago, I pulled the card “Legendary”. Needless to say, the cards my mates played were fairly insensitive and with some ironic twist on my own family background, I chose, as the winning card “Hiroshima, 1945″. It’s sad, yes, and that play forever lives on whenever we encounter a moment worth grunting “legendary!”
The best part about taking a bunch of sociology classes is they make you see things a certain way, make you more aware of existing inequality, sexism, racism, and a bunch of other -isms in everyday things that you’d probably never take the time to notice without having some background knowledge in sociology.
Excerpt from my recent blog post on EdWeek’s Schooled in Sports Blog:
It only took roughly 30 years for recess to return, but perhaps now is better than never, considering the high rates of childhood obesity throughout the country.
There’s a growing amount of evidence linking physical activity and academic success, and a study from [...]
For those following the education issue, here is a Storify concocted by my fellow intern at Education Week. Definitely check out the stories. They are informative and great reads.
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