10 Websites for Students Seeking Summer Internships

There comes a time in every student’s academic career when internships become highly encouraged, perhaps even required. They’re a great way to learn about an industry, gain valuable work experience, and develop personal skills. In fact, studies show many Fortune-500 companies retain over 80% of their interns as entry-level hires. Summer is peak internship season,…

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A Year in Review: Top Literary Moments of 2017

Literarily speaking, 2017 was packed with as much drama as a bestselling novel. We saw dire dystopian books fly off the shelves, a piece of short fiction break the internet, and a trollish alt-right personality battle it out with an ex-publisher. There was scandalous “bestseller” manipulation—caught red-handed in real time—and gloves torn off for the…

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Diversity, Intersectionality, and Inclusivity: #YANeedsMore

Yesterday the hashtag #YANeedsMore started trending, and we jumped in to watch the conversation unfold. We are ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ing the #YANeedsMore tweets! — eNotes (@enotes) July 23, 2015 Not surprising was the number of calls for more intersectionality and diversity; we were pleasantly surprised by the rich insight, feedback, ideas, and personal experiences from hundreds of young adult, and proper…

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Where the Queer Characters at?

I’m a character-driven reader: it’s the characters that suck me into the plot and make me want to keep turning the pages.  I especially love finding characters who resemble me in some way, from hair texture to musical inclinations. But what happens when you almost never see a key component of your identity mirrored in…

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Sanitizing “The Giver”

On August 11, 2014, thousands of teens and their parents eagerly purchased tickets for the long-awaited film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newbery Award-winning novel The Giver.  My teenaged son read it in junior high and loved it. I loved it too. Like Madelyn L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, Lowry’s The Giver has a subterranean…

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