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How Going Back to School is Pretty Cool

Education is a facet of modern living, an enriching experience we often take for granted in 2019 – and there are a lot of reasons why. While the slight majority feels engaged in school, only 48 percent of secondary school students feel what they are learning will benefit them in the real world, according to Youth Truth student survey issued in 2017.

Other factors that contribute to student dissatisfaction come into play, as well: inadequate academic environments, the competitive attitude towards grades, peer pressure, and the meer fact that school starts so early in the morning.

However, the negative attitude towards school as a whole only perpetuates feelings of dread, anxiety, and indifference towards course materials, when there’s a lot that could be celebrated, instead.

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How to Save on School Supplies

Everyone wants to go back to school feeling cool with decorative notebooks, colorful pens, mechanical pencils, novelty erasers, and sturdy binders, but the price of school supplies themselves can leave you in a bind – especially if you’re a parent supplying two, three, four, or more children.

In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that families will be spending record-breaking amounts on “back to school” shopping this year, with the average household that has K-12 students spending $696.70. Households with college-aged students plan on spending $976.78, the highest amount ever recorded by the NRF.

However, you don’t have to drop hundreds – nearly a thousand – to send your kids back to school in style and equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #34 Kittenhead is “Not Your Bitch”

Kittenhead is the powerful rock group based out of Calif that is renowned for their energetic roller derby performances and progressive, politically charged lyrics.

On Saturday, we reached out and spoke to the lead singer, Kivi Kittenhead, via telephone to learn more about their discography, experience, and the explosive synergy between the group.

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Weekly Newsletter #35: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Well, we made it. Although our scheduling may have been all out of whack this week, we still made it to the release of “The Burgundy Zine #8: Reflections” on time. High fives all around, bug buddies!

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Calling All Contributors – September 2019

Calling all contributors! If you’re a writer, artist, photographer, or musician interested in having your work featured in the Sep 2019 issue of The Burgundy Zine, you’ve come to the right place.

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Review: Neurologic by Dr. Eliezer J. Sternberg

Have you ever wondered what someone might dream of if they were blind? Would they see anything? How about zombies? Could they drive to work? Can we remember things that never actually happened?

All of these questions, and much, much more are thoroughly answered and explored in Dr. Eliezer J. Sternberg’s, “Neurologic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior.”

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