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Commando Performance

The WashPo ruminates on the social significance of the activities of the brain-eating collegiate undead. The 2005 inaugural Zombies game drew about 70 Goucher students. Since then, as many as 200 have played, making it one of the most popular student activities — even though it’s not an official student activity — among the school’s roughly 1,500 students. The game has spread to other campuses, with thousands of students playing…

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A Mathematician's Lament

My ten-year-old has wanted to be a scientist since he was four, but he’s bored by math. Paul Lockhart (PDF) helps me understand why. But what do I do now? The difference between math and the other arts, such as music and painting, is that our culture does not recognize it as such. Everyone understands that poets, painters, and musicians create works of art, and are expressing themselves in word,…