- Take a look at the sky this holiday break and remind yourself just how small you really are — you just might catch a glimpse of comet Catalina before it leaves our solar system forever.
bad_astronomy/2015/12/15/ comet_catalina_is_your_ christmas_star_for_2015.html
- In “Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge,” The Atlantic takes a look at just how much energy it takes when you decide to watch all of Master of None in one sitting.
theatlantic.com/technology/ archive/2015/12/there-are-no- clean-clouds/420744/
- De Ray McKesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, talks about being Black and Gay in America.
- Bjork once said, “don’t let poets lie to you.” Most of our presidential candidates are a far cry from poets, but we don’t think you should let them lie to you either. Check out this New York Times piece (updated regularly) that fact-checks the 2016 presidential campaign.
- New essay by feminist writer Rebecca Solnit on literature and its impact on gender politics
- A letter from Dr. Thornton, sent home with students (or emailed to your parents), asks parents to keep their children from protesting when a verdict is reached in the trial of Officer Porter, one of the officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray. Read the response of City Bloc, an activist organization at Baltimore City College, for a powerful argument in favor of student protest.