Category Archives: Trend-Spotting


Imagine an academic environment where climate change has made the concept of school “Snow Days” irrelevant. Instead, schools maintain functional equivalence through “Threats of Mass Violence Days.” When they hear reports or predictions of a storm (of violence) blowing in … Continue reading

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FOBO and Other Trends Spotted

I love trend-spotting. There’s something about a new year and a new semester at Kent State University that makes for ideal trend-spotting conditions. Maybe it’s the Winter Break, where we all had some extra time to rest and reflect. Maybe … Continue reading

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