Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on earth and here’s why

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP In about 1,000 years, we’re all screwed, unless we can get the hell off planet Earth and colonize other planets. This is what renowned theoretical physicist and astronomer Stephen Hawking said in a speech at Oxford University…

Why I needed to work a shitty, mind-numbing job in order to find my passion

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY On a cold November afternoon in 2014, my graduating class and I gathered in our high school cafeteria for a Graduation Information assembly. Suddenly the moment that we had been anticipating for four long years was now…

This university will pay young couples hundreds of dollars to have sex on camera

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Strapped for cash? In a healthy, sexual relationship? Feeling a little frisky? Coventry University, located in Coventry, England, is offering up £400 ($491 US or $644 Cdn) for young couples aged 18-25 to have sex on tape.…

Educate yourself on a number of important issues by watching these powerful documentaries

So let’s be honest, no one has the time or the energy to become an expert on every controversial issue happening in our society. There’s LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, feminism, abortion, drug use, and the list goes on. So,…

Why you should ditch the bachelor’s degree and become a mountaineer instead

By: Zoe Melnyk While traveling through the vast and beautiful Canadian Rockies this summer, a friend informed me that, “Oh yeah, you can take an expedition course and become a trainer in basically anything you could possibly want that involves the…

Travel company launches gap year program that takes learning around the globe

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Not all learning happens in a classroom, sometimes a plane ticket can trump a text book. Geckos Adventures, a travel company that plans adventures for 18-29 year-old travellers, is taking the popular gap year, a year-break students…

Get to Know the Graffiti Affect

Often accredited to deviant hooliganism, my professors, and peers upped their nose at the idea of graffiti as fine art, only to ask me in private how I felt about Banksy. It seems the academic and hi-art roster is quick to jump…

It looks like your procrastination isn’t necessarily a bad thing: maybe you’re an original thinker!

“Originals are not conformists. They are the people that stand out and speak up. Originals drive the creative changes in the world. They are the people you wanna bet on. And they look nothing like I expected.” – This is…

This project is redefining access to knowledge: it’s a tone away

This library is the place for you to visit if you enjoy exploring new, exciting worlds of music and, generally, sounds. People from the British Library Sounds documented, digitalized, and made accessible one of the world’s largest collection of published…

How politics, religion and education have been taken over by bullshit

By: Victoria Heath Leo Tolstoy, the Russian literary once wrote, “Yes, it is possible to sabotage the things that can erase us, but not without joy on our side. The complexity of the present time seems to demand an awakening…

How education is becoming become a roadblock to freedom and success

By: Jocelyn Schwalm “…education has become one of the chief obstacles of intelligence and freedom of thought.” Bertrand Russell Society today places too much pressure on students to be high achievers, but it comes at a high cost. It is…

You’re right, we should be teaching mindfulness and meditation in schools. 

  BY: Adrian Smith When I consider how positively mindfulness affects my psyche and my overall mental wellness, I’m often left wondering why our education system doesn’t teach mind-body training in schools. Mindfulness, a term first coined by biologist Jon…

Answering the question, “What’s next after school?”

By: Adrian Smith I keep hearing, “What’s next for you?” this semester, “What’re you planning after school?” And all I’ve come up with so far is “Sleep.” It’s a tough question to answer, especially when it implies job direction—stepping into…

This new preschool will teach kids to grow their own food

BY: JESSICA BEUKER The traditional school structure has long been one of “textbook” learning rather than hands-on learning, where practical experience acts as the teacher. Paired with a societal shift towards convenience and technology, we have cut off some of…

Why you can’t let the end of your formal education limit your passion for learning

  BY: CAROLINE ROLF Our attitudes toward education have been doomed since pre-school. When we finally mastered tying our shoelaces, we got a gold star. If we grasped finger-painting, we got to march across a stage in June, signifying the…

This entrepreneur will pay you $100,000 to drop out of college

BY: CAROLINE ROLF According to PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, the key to achieving a successful business quickly is by skipping college, and he’ll pay you to do it. The Thiel Foundation is offering $100,000 fellowships to entrepreneurs under 22 to…

This institute of higher learning guarantees employment, or you get your tuition refunded

  By: JACK M. As a technology, the Internet is about half a century old, but the World Wide Web, which is sometimes inaccurately assumed to be synonymous with the Internet, has only been around for a generation or so.…

Everything you need to know to sound well-educated about Mars

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Mars has received quite a bit of positive press recently, between The Martian and a handful of upcoming NASA initiatives that will ultimately see our generation as the first to reach and possibly inhabit the red planet.…

This teacher is using unusual methods to quash America’s literacy problem

  BY: JESSICA BEUKER  I consider myself an avid reader. I’ve always loved books; Robert Munsch and Judy Bloom dominated by childhood. When I was ten, I picked up the first Harry Potter book only to not be able to…

How scholarly credibility is holding us back and stifling our imaginations

BY: MITCH CONSKY A few nights ago I was having a philosophical conversation with my roommates. No, we weren’t all baked out of our minds. A few of us were completely sober. Like many philosophical conversations go, the arguments spiraled…