As we enter yet another school year, we take time to reflect on the role of education in our lives and how it has contributed to making us the people we are today. The research is undeniable: when schools and communities embrace the arts – dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts – students benefit,
In the early hours of Nov. 9, the world witnessed billionaire “outsider” Donald J. Trump cross the necessary 270 electoral votes to become the 45th President of the United States. News of this sent shock waves; many expressed elation and pride, others were filled with fear, anger and grief. In the past week, millions across
When I look at this year’s campaign cycle, I see the same ideas coming from two mouths. Both Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump frighten me not only because of their checkered pasts, but also because they espouse the same static policies. Under a Clinton or Trump presidency, I expect a continuation of the status quo.
In such an atypical presidential election year, it’s easy to miss what’s going on locally. It’s easy for me to peg the moment I tuned in to our state-level politics. A short two days after returning from a long overdue vacation, I come home to watch North Carolina’s lawmakers pass HB2, after only eleven hours