Cailley LaPara

New SAT Redesigns Scoring Method, Vocabulary Section, Does Nothing to Mitigate Inherent Socioeconomic Disparities
The Modern Condition

New SAT Redesigns Scoring Method, Vocabulary Section, Does Nothing to Mitigate Inherent Socioeconomic Disparities

This past weekend saw the first administration of the new and improved SAT examination, a standardized test taken by most high school juniors across the nation to determine which colleges they can get into. The “new” SAT has a different scoring mechanism, which will not penalize students for guessing, and has changed the Verbal section…

With Professors and Students Sucked into Netflix Vortex, Classes Will Not Resume After Spring Break at Most Universities
Entertainment

With Professors and Students Sucked into Netflix Vortex, Classes Will Not Resume After Spring Break at Most Universities

  March means spring break for colleges and universities all around the U.S. While there are a number of students who do the stereotypical Mexico-and-tequila pairing, many students take their week off to relax, step away from their books, and just hang out. Professors, apparently, have the same idea as their students. Investigations show that…

Area Mom Bans Politics as Topic of Conversation, Family Eats Dinner in Silence
Featured, The Modern Condition

Area Mom Bans Politics as Topic of Conversation, Family Eats Dinner in Silence

  Gayle Taylor, 46, a resident of Fredericksburg, recently banned the discussion of politics at “her dinner table.” Previous to Taylor’s foot being put down, her husband, Frank, and two college-age children, Brianna and Harry, would talk “non-stop” about the presidential race and other dismal current events. “I had to make it stop,” Taylor said….

2016: The Year of the 90s
The Modern Condition

2016: The Year of the 90s

  When an entire country is feeling nostalgic for the most mediocre decade yet, what does one do? One hauls in an aging (but remarkably well-kept) cast from a poorly written sitcom to revamp said sitcom (with even poorer writing). One ensures that the President from that decade is still in the limelight, what with…

1 2 3 6