This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

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Now, if you’re at all like me, then you already know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the greatest series to ever grace modern television. This layered, genre-bending series about a cheerleader-turned-heroine helped pave the way for a generation of girls who believed that they, themselves, could fight the monsters under the bed; a generation of girls who knew exactly how powerful they were.        ***Buffy Spoilers*** . . . . . . . . . . . .   Even without the very clear feminist foundation, Buffy had such intense, powerful messages hidden beneath the plot lines of monsters, demons, and vampires. …

Teachers Across the Globe Struggling With Low-Budgets

Teachers Across the Globe Struggling With Low-Budgets

Teachers need our appreciation now more than ever. All across the globe teachers today are struggling with painfully low budgets, making it nearly impossible to supply their classrooms with the materials they need, give their students the attention they deserve, and create a safe and steady learning environment.    Last Friday, teachers in Arizona returned to work after a six-day strike protesting the state’s budget cuts. The strike ended because legislative lawmakers agreed to give the teachers a 20% pay raise, along with a budget increase. The only catch, however, is that the new budget will be coming from a tax raise for …

11 Quotes I Wish I’d Read in High School

11 Quotes I Wish I’d Read in High School

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Have you ever found yourself struggling in the depths of the deep end, unsure of how much longer you can hold your breath? Then, out of nowhere, someone jumps into the deep end with you, mouths some words at you through bubbles, and in an instant you remember how to swim back up to the surface. You may have experienced this feeling while still at school. Homework stack growing, teachers piling on pressure, tests being forgotten, and no time for you to be a teenager. Sometimes all we need is a few words of advice. Here are eleven quotes from authors you’ll wish …

10 Must-Read Books About High School Romance

10 Must-Read Books About High School Romance

Our teenage romances were milestones in our emotional development. Reflect on those simpler times (were they, though, really?!) with these 10 books.     1. Dream Factory by Brad Barkley, Heather Hepler   Image Via Amazon   When the Disney World character actors go on strike, teens are hired as replacements. Ella is assigned the role of Cinderella simply because the shoes fit. And every afternoon at three o’clock she gets married to Prince Charming. A perfect dream come true; except Ella does not believe in dreams anymore. Meanwhile, Luke is one of the animal characters, and his girlfriend, Cassie, plays his counterpart, Chip. Cassie …