My late father-in-law, Joe, was born and raised in Los Angeles, growing up during the heyday of hot rod culture. When I knew him he drove Corvettes and Camaros. In high school, Joe and his brother built Soap Box Derby racers. I recently came across an essay about Soap Box Derby racing that Joe wrote in 1957 when he was a student at Los Angeles High School. His teacher wrote, "This is one of the most *interesting* reports I've ever read!" He received a C+, though, because his spelling was atrocious (It was bad when I knew him, too – I think he had undiagnosed dyslexia) and he neglected to add footnotes or a bibliography. Here's a PDF scan of the essay.
In St. Johns County, Florida, students of Bartram Trail High School were surprised when they received their yearbooks to see that at least 80 photographs of female students (only) were digitally edited to cover up their shoulders and chests. Yearbook coordinate Anne Irwin was responsible for the photoshop disaster. From News4Jax: In a statement to… READ THE REST
In the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, police issued a warning to students of Arrowhead High School: Nerf Wars should not be played naked. From the police statement: Please talk to your children about playing the "Nerf Wars" game safely. While we encourage students to have fun we want them to play safe, and each year… READ THE REST
Annie Wise and Riley Loudermilk, both 18, were voted this year's prom king and queen at Kings High School at Kings High School just north of Cincinnati, Ohio where I grew up. The lesbian couple have been dating for six months. When I was in public high school in Cincinnati in the 1980s, there wasn't… READ THE REST
If you're a creative type who is always thinking about creating and customizing your own looks and styles, you've probably thought about heat transfer before. The process of transferring ink-based designs onto your favorite fabric is so simple that you have to wonder, "Why don't I make my own shirts, tote bags, and hats myself?"… READ THE REST
Say what you will about career certifications, but there's one inescapable truth about gathering confirmation around your skill sets. It's a lot better to have certifications and not need them than to need certifications and not have them. Even if you aren't actively chasing an entry-level IT job or looking to get promoted, the knowledge… READ THE REST
Have you ever wondered about the TVs you see in hotel rooms and commercial businesses? If you inspected one of those sets, you might've even tried to connect an external device or access the TV's control settings, only to discover it wasn't quite as simple as you'd expected. That's because businesses know that the public… READ THE REST