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Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 2: Working

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 12, 2009
Another day, another Baseless Complaint About Young People. Old people, who reminisce fondly about their dinosaur-fighting days in the late Cretaceous, do not like it that there are young people out there... just... existing. Who do they think there are exactly? And why aren't they ... More  →
Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 2: Working

Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 1: Writing

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 6, 2009
For as long as there have been young people, there have been old people who do not like them. Sometimes the old people sort of have a point—like maybe they're wondering why Lil' Wayne keeps rapping about Martians—but usually the complaints just range from weird ... More  →
Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 1: Writing

Five Horrible Teacher Archetypes, Ranked By Horribleness

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 1, 2009
School's a full-time job, packed with stress and anxiety and worrying about your future. The last thing anybody needs is to spend a chunk of the day in the company of a teacher who was clearly never intended to interact with human beings. Sometimes these teachers ... More  →
Five Horrible Teacher Archetypes, Ranked By Horribleness

Art Electives: Pros and Cons

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 22, 2009
Art is awesome, and you should involve yourself in it whenever you can. Even if you're pretty terrible at it, and just wind up making a mess, you'll still learn to appreciate the good stuff, and it makes you see the world in a different ... More  →
Art Electives: Pros and Cons

Three Clues Your Science Teacher Is In Completely Over His Head

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 18, 2009
Ever had a teacher who seemed exactly as confused about the material as you were? It was a science teacher, wasn't it? (Please just nod politely even if it wasn't a science teacher.) Granted, there are some teachers outside the sciences who majored in Golf Course Management ... More  →
Three Clues Your Science Teacher Is In Completely Over His Head