education

On the Front Lines of the Battle for Better Sex Ed

Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, abstinence-only sex education was the most well-funded sex-ed curriculum in the U.S. — even though this type of…

Your Teenage Acne Was a Blessing in Disguise

In spite of recent attempts by celebrities like Justin Bieber to make zits seem cool, it’s safe to say most people don’t clamor for an acne-riddled…

The Lives of Illiterate Men

For more than 40 years of his life, James Hall couldn’t decipher a restaurant menu by himself unless it had photos. He couldn’t navigate a…

I Was Part of a High School Cheating Mafia

We called ourselves “rats” — a mafia of high school cheaters with various ranks, responsibilities and expertise. Our operation infiltrated every subject, from precalculus and physics to…