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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found.
Todd Feathers
12 hours ago
Garage Magazine

Fucking Shit Up at MoMA PS1's Back to School Blowout

Boasting a subterranean foam party and a urine-soaked karaoke chamber, MoMA PS1's Thursday night fall season opener was anything but studious.
Zoe Lescaze
back to school week

All the Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started University

We asked the most educated guy we have on the roster for wisdom.
Drew Brown
back to school week

How to Survive Frosh Week When You Don’t Drink

Sober first years tell us what it’s like to watch everyone else make bad decisions.
Mica Lemiski
The September Stories Issue

Remember the Trapper Keeper?

Here's a hilarious list of things you'll want to buy, even though you're totally not "going back to school."
Blythe Roberson

Tuition fees are skyrocketing in fields where they shouldn’t be

Science, tech, engineering and math majors now graduate with almost $45,000 of debt
Vanmala Subramaniam

We Asked Canadian Musicians If Going to College Was Worth It

"I realized while I was in university that I didn't really want to write about other people; I just wanted to write music."
Gregory Adams

First Year University Students Told Us How Their First Week Went

Fresh-faced and optimistic, these kids seem to have their heads in the right spaces. For now.
Ebony-Renee Baker

We Asked People with the Most Useless-Sounding University Degrees If They Regret Their Life Choices

How far can a degree in comparative religions really get you?
Manisha Krishnan

Dear First Year Students, Here’s Something You Should Know About Your Instructors

There's a good reason to show up to your Intro to Psych class, besides learning why you need to masturbate all the time.
Drew Brown
Teen Time!

I Wandered Around My Empty High School Listening to Future's 'DS2' to Get Ready for Senior Year

I went back to school to go pick up my class schedule for senior year and fucked up some commas in the process.
Eli Zeger
The Road to Nowhere Issue

After a String of Suicides, Students in Palo Alto Are Demanding a Part in Reforming Their School's Culture

Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
Nikhil Goyal