Erin Spencer

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The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses

Under a spotlight University Hall at the University of Montana in Misssoula John Francis Peters for TIME

49 Phenomenally Angsty Pop-Punk Songs From The 2000s You Forgot Existed

By Lance Pauker,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1iXYZnc<p>As of late, there’s been a lot of playlisty-type posts floating around commemorating songs …

Think Sexism Isn't A Problem Worldwide? Just Check Google

Finding sexism in the world is as easy as typing a few words into the world's largest search engine.<p>A campaign for UN Women shows how gender prejudice can rear its ugly head on a universal tool like Google. The ads match women's faces with beginning search terms such as "women cannot" and "women …

21 F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes That Prove He Was The Original 20-Something

30 People On ‘That Time I Knew A Murderer’

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1be4epv<p>Dark stories from 30 people I found on Reddit.<p>1.<p>ragnarockette:<p>When I was fifteen or so, I …

Should Bystanders Intervene When They Identify Mental Illness?

In two days of training, people are learning to recognize conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in strangers, and what to do about it.<p>I’m trying to have a conversation, but the hissing voice keeps interrupting: <i>Don’t trust her</i>, it says. <i>Is she looking at you?</i><p>I laugh inappropriately. My …

So What If Everyone at Harvard Gets an A?

Princeton creative writing professor Joyce Carol Oates makes a misguided defense of Ivy League grade inflation.<p>Yesterday, we ran a story about a rather astonishing fact that the <i>Harvard Crimson</i> uncovered: The most common grade at Harvard is an A.<p>To a lot of readers, this high-grades bonanza is a …

Why It's Harder to Move Up in America's Segregated Cities

Can Schizophrenia Be Stopped?

By intervening right after patients have a break from reality, an NIMH project hopes to offer people with severe mental illnesses a chance at recovery.<p>Several weeks before Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at Washington Navy Yard in September, he told police in Rhode Island that he heard voices …

Why Millennials Fell Out of Love With Obama

The economy, the Edward Snowden revelations, and the Affordable Care Act have all stressed the president's relationship with young Americans.<p>There's no heartbreak like the heartbreak of first love, and when it comes to politics, no disappointment more bitter than that of a young person who grows up …

Why I Keep Coming Back to Smoking

Falling in and out of life's smoke-filled voids<p>The first time I started smoking, I was 14. A five-foot-five, 90-pound, pink-haired, baby-faced teenager desperate to be intimidating and formidable and taken seriously. Looking back at myself as a baby person from my lofty view of adulthood, I can see …

In Defense of Grade Inflation at Harvard

Credential-obsessed overachievers should focus on learning rather than beating out their classmates for a finite number of As.<p>Elsewhere on this site, Roberto A. Ferdman notes that the most frequently awarded grade at Harvard College is an A, while the median grade there is an A minus. "That ought …

As Olympics Debate Rages Over LGBT Questions, Athletes Will Have Final Say

The International Olympic Committee tried to end the debate Thursday over the impact of Russia's anti-LGBT laws at Sochi. Their clumsy effort, though, only raised more questions.<p>NEW YORK CITY — The International Olympic Committee spent Thursday attempting to explain that it was not endorsing …