Tamir Rice’s mother helped create a youth safety manual on interactions with police

Lisa DeJong / APIn this May 2018 photo, Samaria Rice – Tamir Rice’s mother – poses in Cleveland. CNN – Five years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, his mother approached the American Civil Liberties Union in Ohio with an idea. Samaria Rice wanted to create a safety […]

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Stanford mid-sessions marginalized by Dictionary.com’s last “word of the day”

Dictionary.com innocently updated its word of the day on Wednesday, defining a “middle term” as “middle or halfway to a term.” This simple act turned out to have far-reaching consequences. While the choice of the word “midterm” was not in itself problematic, the way it was defined hurt the feelings of many Stanford midterms. CHEM […]

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The Dictionary of Obscure Pains: A Dictionary of Emotions That Haven’t Yet Been Invented

Have you ever wondered about those emotions that are beyond articulation, making us wonder if we actually felt them or if they were just a fleeting figment of our imagination? The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, an Internet project that is a collection of invented words written by John Koenig, aims to fill this gap in […]


It’s time for a new tradition – METEA MEDIA

In classrooms and hallways, we heard many students questioning whether or not senior citations will be in the yearbook this year. To put it bluntly: no. As most of the editors and directory staff are seniors, we understand the frustration and disappointment firsthand and can assure you that this was not an easy decision to […]

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‘Climate strike’ named word of the year 2019 by Collins dictionary | Books

In a year where global protests against the climate crisis were staged from Afghanistan to Vietnam, Extinction Rebellion protests halted traffic in major cities and Greta Thunberg called on young people to skip school to combat political inaction, the “climate strike” was named Collins Dictionary’s 2019 word of the year. Each year, the dictionary lexicographers […]