For over a century, we have lived in a mass-media culture.  In the latter half of the 19th century, the major mass media–books, magazines, and newspapers–took the form of the printed word.  Soon, audiovisual media came to prominence as well–cinema, records, radio, and television.  The internet has brought us digital manipulations of some extant media–particularly [...]

Students Love to Help, Part V

Students are the celebrity draw that can galvanize an entire community.  We see this in part when families crowd auditoriums for school concerts and plays, and when they cheer at athletic events.  Indeed, such occasions put on display a school’s important function in developing students’ potential beyond classroom learning. Classroom learning, however, also merits public [...]