THROUGH THE LENS: The 2014 World Cup in Brazil
“I would like to say something about how I feel in general about what a novel, or any story, ought to be. It’s a quotation from Kafka. He said, ‘A book ought to be an ax to break up the frozen sea within us.’”
YPRES, BELGIUM - JULY 09: Alberto Contador of Spain and team Tinkoff-Saxo crosses the finish line during the fifth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 155km stage between Ypres and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, on July 9, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images) (via Alberto Contador of Spain and team TinkoffSaxo crosses the finish… News Photo 451907064 | Getty Images)
On a wet and wild day that saw countless riders crash, everyone had an opinion on whether or not cobblestones belong at the Tour de France
Marisol Hernandez recently gave her daughter a new iPhone 5S on condition she get good grades during her sophomore year of high school. Rubi Rubio already had broken two phones, so Hernandez told her daughter if she broke this one it would be her last.
The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency’s reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
“The real threat to reading isn’t the time we spend hanging out, it’s the time we spend online.”
On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to institute an ethnic studies program.
While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait.
Students in Santa Monica High School’s ethnic-studies class took on a touchy subject recently when they analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement courses. Despite the school’s diversity, most of those taking the college-level classes were predominantly white and from affluent backgrounds, the students found.