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Distance Learning in the Delta
1 month ago

Distance Learning in the Delta

Bonnie: “We’re in the country-country, Ms. Miller, we really have nothing to worry about,” the lead teacher on my hall reassured me. Characteristically, she sought to allay any fears about …
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Survival Pedagogy
1 month ago

Survival Pedagogy

Each day begins when I rise from the bed, dress in the darkness of my bathroom, pull on my running shoes and try to compel my teenager into some form …
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Home and Away
1 month ago

Home and Away

My freshman year couldn’t have been more eventful. In general, the year started out a little rough due to culture shock and transitioning to college life.  However, there were plenty …
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Meditation for this Moment
1 month ago

Meditation for this Moment

COVID-19 has hijacked our amygdala — the reptilian part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and motivations, particularly those related to survival. This reptilian brain has taken charge, causing …
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Apocalyptic Times
1 month ago

Apocalyptic Times

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was one month into my freshman year at Rice. That Tuesday morning, my suitemates and I woke to the sound of the (landline!) phone ringing. …
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Days Go By
1 month ago

Days Go By

I’m a reporter at the Houston Chronicle. On March 3 — a lifetime ago — I published my first COVID-19 story: A Q&A with Peter Hotez, a Houston-based vaccine researcher …
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Notes from Inside
1 month ago

Notes from Inside

As I write this in Montana with April tipping into May, I should be packing. 

One awkwardly large cardboard box is usually sufficient to mail the gear I’d rather not …
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Taking Root
1 month ago

Taking Root

When the COVID-19 pandemic invaded our city and sent us to our houses to practice social distancing, it was a shock to our humanity. Never in my life had I …
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