Tags » Caitlin Flanagan

Another Year, Another Fraternity Hazing Death

When Tim Piazza fell down the stairs drunk during a fraternity hazing at Beta Theta Pi at Penn State, his frat brothers did nothing to help until it was far too late. 512 more words

Nonfiction

Saturday, 14 October 2014 - The Atlantic takes on College Fraternities & Two Books Arrive by Mail

While we were over @ Bibi and Pop’s (my parents’) house, I read an article in their copy of The Atlantic. It was by Caitlin Flanagan and concerned the January death of Tim Piazza a fraternity pledge @ Penn State. 150 more words

Books, Articles, & The Arts

We Watch HGTV for the Destruction, Not the Makeovers

It’s fitting that my experience of HGTV programs like Fixer Upper is limited to visits to my dentist (I don’t own a TV). There, lying horizontally on the dental chair, I watch drywall being torn down and linoleum floors uprooted just as restorative violence is performed on my teeth. 361 more words

Nonfiction

No Joke

Humor in the Classroom

“No one is ever more herself or himself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down…They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. 2,964 more words
Teaching

Satisfying moments.

It was hardly the first time Full Frontal had gone, guns blazing, after the sick or the meek. During the campaign, Bee dispatched a correspondent to go shoot fish in a barrel at something called the Western Conservative Summit, which the reporter described as “an annual Denver gathering popular with hard-right Christian conservatives.” He interviewed an earnest young boy who talked about going to church on Sundays and Bible study on Wednesdays, and about his hope to start a group called Children for Trump.

223 more words
Politics