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The Rise of the Study Drug Adderall misuse and its effect on students without ADHD

The use of “study drugs,” or specifically prescription stimulants, among students without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. Some students use these drugs in order to deal with the challenging demands of college, hoping it will improve focus and performance and allow them to stay up all …

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Hamlet and #MeToo An English teacher reflects on conversations in his all-male classroom

I’ve been teaching “Hamlet” recently — Shakespeare’s well-known play about the murder of the title character’s father by his brother and the fallout as Hamlet is rendered maddened both by the truth and his task to “revenge [this] foul and most unnatural murder.” Perhaps the most unfortunate victim of the …

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A Whole Lotta Love Families, crushes, stories that kids will adore

This month we look at all-of-a-kind families. Looking ahead, mark your calendar for one of  the featured authors, Hena Khan, at the Rosedale Branch on April 30. Board/Toddlers: ‘I Am a Baby’ by Kathryn Madeline Allen Cheery photos of babies from diverse families are paired with rhyming text identifying family …

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