Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Morning Morality: Why afternoons turn us into lazy creeps.

Afternoons. After lunch. Sleepy sometimes, maybe? Your moral compass takes a nap, too. Yes, you may be efficient, virtuous, and nice all morning. But by the time you start rummaging for that mid-afternoon Snickers pick-me-up, you’ve become a lying slug. Just because it’s afternoon. So say psychologists from Harvard University and University of Utah. In […]

Zero Tolerance, Erin Cox, and Dr. Kevin Hutchinson, Ed.D.

Zero Tolerance Policy! Everybody knows what that means. So should Erin Cox have seen her punishment coming? Erin is the North Andover High School student who decided to "do the right thing." Here's what she did, according to the Boston Herald: Scrambled into her car a couple of weeks ago to give an "intoxicated" (i.e. "drunk") friend a […]

Stressed? Blow off stress. By taking control of your life.

Pop quiz! Circle all that apply a. You wake up bright and early with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. b. Homework? Pfffffft. You’ve got time for that. c. You are the personification of chill. d. None of the above, and by the way, you think we're nuts. If you […]

Cheat your way to Harvard? Or Not?

Harvard University! Class of 2017! Representing 60 countries! Brilliant teenage minds! The best of the best! Ten percent say they’ve cheated on an exam! Seventeen percent say they’ve cheated on a paper! Forty-two percent say they’ve cheated on a homework assignment! Multiple times! Before they even stepped on campus! Oh, wait. That’s kind of messed […]

The perfect hobby

The perfect hobby. Something you do for fun. Something that actually is fun. Something that’s really cheap. Something that might pay off. In cash. There’s the “clever” part. The average teenager spends more than seven hours each day in front of a computer, a TV, or a mobile device. Peel yourself away from the digital […]

Blogging is killer. Why teens should blog (after they read this)

Maybe you don’t know Tavi Gevinson. Maybe you never read about her in The New York Times. Maybe you never saw her with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. Maybe you weren’t there when Lady Gaga called her “the future of journalism.”  Maybe no one told you how Tavi started a blog about fashion, about how […]

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