Stories From the Heartland by Max Armstrong and Sarah Smarsh

Stories From the Heartland by Max Armstrong and Sarah Smarsh

With his endless curiosity and winning personality, America’s favorite farm broadcaster traveled thousands of miles on air and land. He visited farmers at kitchen tables, in their tractors and combines, and at processing plants. He even got to taste the end product at restaurants! The choice of rural definition impacts how we use data, how … Read more

Environmental Initiatives in the USA

Environmental Initiatives in the USA

Environmental initiatives allow businesses to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. These initiatives can range from promoting carpooling to providing employees with transportation stipends. The depletion of natural resources and global climate change have prompted many entrepreneurs to consider environmentally conscious business practices. Nevertheless, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often struggle with these initiatives. … Read more

Haunted History: Spooky Tales From America’s Past

Haunted History

From bloody battlefields to 19th century hotel rooms, HAUNTED HISTORY investigates sites of notorious hauntings. The series examines the historical context that creates ghost beliefs and how they shape history in our public imagination. Traditional signs of haunting include strange noises, lights and odors as well as the displacement or disappearance of objects and the … Read more

Educational Chronicles: The Evolution of American Universities

Educational Chronicles

The Chronicle was launched in 1966 and originally owned by a nonprofit, Editorial Projects in Education. It was sold in 1978 to Jack Crowl and Corbin Gwaltney, who founded The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. An illuminating history of how colleges and universities have transformed their missions and ideals. It is an important historical reference … Read more

Activism in the USA – From Civil Rights to Contemporary Movements

Activism in the USA

From school shootings to the ongoing fight for equality, activists have always been an important part of American history. Their actions impacted culture and displayed the power that citizens have to make a difference. Reformer activists try to change society from within by using methods such as lobbying, referenda and rallies. Rebels, on the other … Read more

Navigating the Digital Revolution

Navigating the Digital Revolution

Technology and Society covers a broad range of technologies, societal impacts, and concerns. This collection of peer-reviewed and general interest articles examines how technology shapes and is shaped by society. Technological advancements are improving our lives in various ways. However, they come with side effects that can be positive or negative. What is Technology? Technology … Read more

Artistic Expressions in Urban America

Artistic Expressions in Urban America

Artistic expression can take many forms, including visual art, music, and literature. It can also be a form of social commentary and activism. Graffiti broke free of the confines of museums and galleries, democratizing creative expression and making it accessible to anyone. Street artists use bold colors, intricate designs, and satire to convey political messages. … Read more

Space Exploration: NASA’s Impact on American Identity

Space Exploration

After Sputnik, space exploration activities were consolidated under the new government agency called NASA. The resulting program is now in the midst of a renaissance brought on by private companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin. But Americans are divided on the priorities for NASA’s efforts. A May 2019 AP-NORC survey found that monitoring asteroids … Read more