• Mighty Marvel Monday: It’s Gonna Be May

    Mighty Marvel Monday: It’s Gonna Be May0

    And we’re back for another Mighty Marvel Monday! Just as a reminder–this column will remain spoiler-free this week even though Captain America: Civil War has premiered internationally. My review should be out this Friday, and I’ll be linking to other reviews next week in a special Captain America: Civil War column. Also a reminder that

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: Gamification vs. Standardized Testing in Elementary Education

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: Gamification vs. Standardized Testing in Elementary Education0

    There have been some noticeable changes in my daughter’s behavior now that her third grade teachers are powering into the second half of the school year and preparing students for the state assessment exams. She’s stressed. My little person of independence asks to spend more time cuddling in the evenings before bed. She has the

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  • The Truth is Out There: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Truth is Out There: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks0

    There was a moment during The X-Files season ten premiere that made me sit up and cheer. It wasn’t seeing Mulder or Scully’s face again after all these years. It wasn’t about seeing an alien space ship crash, or an alien autopsy. The moment didn’t include explosions or romantic tension between our beloved protagonists. It

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  • A Brief Q&A with Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger!

    A Brief Q&A with Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger!1

    Last fall, I was able to conduct a brief interview via email with retired astronaut Dottie Metcalfe-Lindenburger. She is one of four Educator-Astronauts who have traveled into space, the first Space Camp alumna to fly in space, and has spent a total of fifteen days, two hours, forty-seven minutes in space. Today, Metcalfe-Lindenburger shares memories of

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  • Final Fantasy Meets Louis Vuitton in Recent Collaboration

    Final Fantasy Meets Louis Vuitton in Recent Collaboration0

    • January 12, 2016

    In another geek culture meets high-end fashion moment, Louis Vuitton recently unveiled the latest from their Spring-Summer 2016 collection which features Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.

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  • The Capsule Corp Legacy: Technology and Women in Anime

    The Capsule Corp Legacy: Technology and Women in Anime1

    In the year 2015, where technology is so pivotal and so advanced, the sad fact remains that women make up a small percentage of jobs in scientific fields. Only a few months ago, the Huffington Post reported that the number of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers is actually declining. Even Barbie,

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