Categories for Teen/College

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 5024
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article

Hacker Leaks Hundreds of Upcoming SAT Questions

August 4, 2016 5:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2334
Hundreds of questions from this year’s SAT exam—a widely used test for college-bound high school students—have been leaked, according to a recent report from Reuters.  Just months after the College Board—the nonprofit responsible for the SAT exam—unveiled the latest version of the test in March, a person with access to material for upcoming versions of the redesigned… View Article

New Texas Campus Gun Law Coincides with 50th Anniversary of University of Texas Massacre

August 2, 2016 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4054
School commemorates the 1966 shooting the same day as the start of a new state law allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses A Texas law permitting concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms went into effect Monday – a date that coincides with the 50th anniversary… View Article

Fast Company’s Best Advice From 2016 Commencement Speeches

June 21, 2016 6:45 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 4288
From Sheryl Sandberg to Spike Lee, here’s a collection of some of the most inspiring advice from this year’s commencement addresses. This article originally appeared on Fast Company, by STEPHANIE VOZZA.  College graduation is one of those pivotal milestones in life when you stand with your entire future before you. It’s also one of those moments when… View Article

Owen Labrie Sentenced to Year In Prison

October 30, 2015 12:17 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2750
The St. Paul’s School student, Owen Labrie, who was found guilty of having sex with another student who was underage was sentenced today in court to one year in jail as well as five years probation. The sentencing comes after a dramatic trial that documented the preparatory school’s hazing mentality and how the boy’s participated… View Article

Student Arrested for Mac and Cheese Tantrum

October 14, 2015 6:49 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1354
Words to the wise: Don’t mess with a hungry (and drunk) college student as it won’t end well. Luke Gatti (19) a freshman at the University of Connecticut ended up in an altercation over mac and cheese with a food court manager which he wanted to purchase but was refused. The entire ordeal was documented… View Article

7 Credit Cards For Recent College Grads

July 17, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2431
If you’re a recent college graduate, you might be looking for a credit card to add to your wallet. It’s a good way to build your credit history as you enter the phase of your life where you’ll be out on your own. Down the road you’ll need good credit to get approved for a mortgage or car… View Article

Beer Giants Pushed To List Ingredients

June 22, 2014 6:01 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1465
The nation’s two biggest beer makers are getting cold water thrown on their long-held policies of not disclosing the ingredients in their brews. An online petition to change that — asking Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors to post their beer product ingredients online — is being spearheaded by influential food blogger and nutritional activist Vani Hari,… View Article

Student Who Pounced On A Seattle Gunman Is A Hero

June 18, 2014 6:31 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1477
Jon Meis’ reported habit of carrying pepper spray may have saved students’ lives after a man opened fire at a Seattle college. The shooter had just wounded three people Thursday, one of whom died. He was reloading his shotgun when Meis, a volunteer security guard, saw an opening. He doused the gunman with the spray… View Article