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Scotland: This wagon is still for turning.

‘There is no struggle too vast, no odds too overwhelming, for even should we fail – should we fall – we will know that we have lived.’ – Steven Erikson… 1,722 more words


Blogging about English: some areas for debate

Barbara Bleiman, Co-director at The English and Media Centre, considers interesting areas for debate about English as a subject

The blogosphere and twittersphere are both full of impassioned arguments and discussions around education, many of them sustained by English teachers or Headteachers with a background in English teaching. 1,691 more words


Who The Hell Finds This Shit Funny?!

I confess I’m not the most tuned-in with whipper-snapper trends of late, but I am noticing a slew of downright asinine stunts that little shits are trying to pass off as “pranks”. 516 more words

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10/21/14 Playlist

Y’all get a nice musical peek into my childhood with this week’s playlist. Being raised in a rural part of Nebraska by a father who was once a champion bull rider, and older siblings who were all involved in rodeo at some point or another, I was exposed to little more than country music until I was about 10. 471 more words

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The 10 Things Every Grad Student Should Do

In a recent post on the Data Pub blog, Carly Strasser provides a useful transparency guide for newcomers to the world of empirical research. Below is an adapted version of that post.  627 more words


Scotland: The need for a strong female Left.

Our nation is in a state of flux. The referendum returned a No vote but the 45% of us who voted Yes are left with that burning question: what do we do now? 818 more words


Scottish Labour's address to the nation

Dear people of Scotland,

The referendum is over. The vote is in and Scotland’s future – our future – now resides within the United Kingdom. Some of you will be disheartened and hurt. 907 more words