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Rethinking the Reader

Rethinking the Reader

Maya Campbell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

With forty years of history, Readers have become a staple in the Urban Curriculum. Teachers are continuously adapting Readers to fulfill students’ needs, but is it time for Readers to take another step forward? With the rising awareness of climate change and global warming, should Urban consider digital...

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Unknown individual placing book back on shelf of Alexandria library. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

March 28, 2019

Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” have been taken out of the winter English 2A curriculum, but why? In May of 2018, aut...

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