Anya Kamenetz

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  • 2 years ago | Education

    "These tests are harmful. They do nothing but stress us out and take away precious learning time. They don't make learning fun, they are all-consuming. ... We do not learn from these tests. Do we not go to school to learn?" Owen Hotaling, a freckl...

  • 2 years ago

    "I hated math. Math was like, the worst thing on the planet. I would be late. I would go to the bathroom and just sit there." Jahleah Santiago, 18, widens her eyes, outlined in cat's-eye makeup. Santiago grew up in Flushing, Queens, of Puerto Rica...

  • 2 years ago

    When the hipsters of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick are ready to add a little hipster to the family, we inevitably join the Brooklyn Baby Hui. The hui (it's a Maori term for "community," natch) has all the information anxious new parents n...

  • 8 years ago

    ITEM 1: HEALTH INSURANCE TAX Currently the IRS treats gay and straight partners differently when it comes to health benefits. Married employees don't get taxed on the value of dependents' insurance premiums or health benefits; if you use domestic ...

  • 8 years ago

    OK, so you got into college, but then there was a gnarly homework assignment: The 103- question Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You put it off; now it's overdue. And so's your tuition. But there's still hope. DON'T Assume it's to...

  • 8 years ago

    "Wow—as if I'm not paying Columbia enough already, now there's a dude profiting off my financial misery." According to an online poll last week by the university's student newspaper, The Spectator, that's the most common campus reaction to ne...