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Third grader has no time for your silly homework nonsense

Homework is the literal worst. You head home after a rough day of say, third grade, sit down to watch your favorite cartoon with your favorite snack, trying to wash away thoughts of gym class, gross school lunch and rejection from your first crush and then…your heart sinks. You remember that you still have to write a stupid book report about the The Boy Who Cried Wolf. SEE ALSO: Kindergarten Ninja Deserves A+ on This Homework Assignment It’s cruel, it’s inhumane, it’s downright diabolical. You could take the time to actually do your homework properly, with correct spelling, details and accuracy. Or, you could do what this kid did and cut right to the chase:  Read more…More about School, Homework, Kids, and Watercooler

School district removes ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint over racial slurs

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been temporarily removed from some Virginia schools for racial slurs — a decision some are condemning as censorship. Copies of the classic American novels have been lifted from the shelves of classrooms and libraries across a school district in Accomack County, Virginia, according to The Washington Post. While the books are already gone, the school district still has to decide whether it’s going to permanently ban them. “We have a committee looking at all of this,” Chris Holland, district superintendent, told Delmarva Now. “There’s been no recommendation right now.” Read more…More about Academic Freedom, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill A Mockingbird, Education, and School

Calling all college gamers: Collegiate StarLeague registration is open

Forget college football. It’s time for the Collegiate StarLeague, which just opened registration for the 2016-2017 season.  Gamers can enter college-level tournaments in StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Vainglory. Interested North American college players have the whole month of September to register for CSL and create or join a team. Each game has at least two divisions, except for StarCraft 2 and Vainglory. That means your school can be represented by more than one team in the other three games. Most games have a registration fee. Competing teams and players have the opportunity to win cash and scholarship prizes. Prize pools range from $8,000 in StarCraft 2 to $50,000 in CS:GO and Dota 2. Read more…More about Starcraft 2, Vainglory, College, League Of Legends, and Dota 2

Donald Trump Jr. also recycled part of his Republican Convention speech, but apparently it’s OK

On first blush, it looked like the Trump family learned very little from last night’s speech scandal. In what would be an extremely embarrassing gaffe for the newly minted Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, his son appeared to plagiarize a few lines of his own Republican National Convention speech, the night after his step mother did the same. As pointed out by the Daily Show Twitter account, a few sentences of Donald Trump Jr.’s speech seem to have been lifted directly from an article in The American Conservative, published last May.  SEE ALSO: Melania Trump’s speech was run through a plagiarism checker Read more… More about Plagiarism, Speech, Donald Trump Jr., Republican National Convention, and Watercooler

High school stages festive lip dub to ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’

All we want for Christmas is to be students at Notre Dame High School. The 1,300 students and faculty at the Lawrenceville, New Jersey school recently put together a fun and festive lip dub to Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The video was created, in part, by YouTube and Instagram star Mikey Murphy, who attends the high school Tesla Model X can perform a Christmas light show all by itself ‘Bob’s Burgers’ pays tribute to the real holiday hero: alcohol This Sufi version of Christmas carols will tug at your heartstrings Ja Rule reading ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ is surprisingly delightful Read more… More about Viral Videos, Lip Dubs, Watercooler, Videos, and Viral Video Template

3 communication skills you need for a career in digital media—and how to get them

From journalism to digital marketing to the finance or business fields, nearly every industry’s hiring managers are clamoring for talent who know the golden rule: Content is king. Having a comprehensive view on digital media, then, and being able to produce and disseminate such content — whether SEO-optimized blog posts, internationally aimed articles, or photo essays — is a huge advantage for job seekers across the board. And while impressive internships or undergrad degrees are certainly necessities for scoring a dream job, an advanced degree from a reputable university such as the American University School of Communication can give your resume the oomph it needs to stand out among the competition. And there’s data to back it up: Just six months after receiving a master’s degree from the AU School of Communication, 92% of graduates are either working or completing another advanced degree. Read more…More about Digital Media, Careers, Business, Brandspeak, and Jobs

Snapchat’s CEO on the question he’s asked the most: ‘Why didn’t you sell?’

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel came full circle on Friday when he gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. The 24-year-old entrepreneur dropped out of Stanford University three years ago, just three classes shy of graduating. In his 10-minute talk, Spiegel discussed why he didn’t sell Snapchat when Facebook reportedly came knocking. See also: You do not want to date these social media sites “I’m asked one question most often,” Spiegel said. “‘Why didn’t you sell your business? It doesn’t even make money. It’s a fad. You could be on a boat right now. Everyone loves boats. What’s wrong with you?'” Read more…More about Startups, Social Media, Snapchat, and Evan Spiegel