One of the classic images of Halloween: a grinning, glowing face, carved from pumpkin. But why? What inspired people to take their artistic impulses out on some vegetables? And why do we carve pumpkins in […]
Stoplights are everywhere. They tell us when to go, pause, or stop. But why are stoplights red, yellow, and green? Let’s find out!
Thanks to the rise of the internet and an ever increasing dependency on technology, we, the citizens of the modern world, have become reliant on websites and apps to answer our questions, fix our problems, […]
School classrooms have changed quite a bit over the years. Thanks to advancements in technology and a growing obsession with social media sharing, we know that classrooms of today are increasingly more hip and modern. […]
Election season is always a strange time, but one tradition seems to have people scratching their heads more than the rest. Politicians have been kissing babies for hundreds of years. But why? Why do politicians […]
During every election cycle, we hear the terms “red state” and “blue state” over and over again. Why do we have red states and blue states in the first place? What caused these seemingly arbitrary […]
When it comes to All-American school functions, homecoming is at the top of the list. Full of tradition and camaraderie, homecoming is an event that invokes a feeling of nostalgia that can’t be matched. But […]
You’ve likely heard about communism and socialism before, but how much do you really know about each political theory? What is communism? What is socialism? And how are communism and socialism different?
When the American Revolution ended in 1783, the Founding Fathers of the United States shifted their focus to establishing a system of law and order for the new nation. They created the United States Constitution […]
What Is the Electoral College? When you submit your ballot to select the president and vice president every four years, you’re not actually voting for the candidates. Each November, citizens are instead casting a vote […]