Jesse McGrath

10 Aug 2017

The Dangerous Myth of the Super Teacher

With the 2017-18 school year rapidly approaching *reaches forlornly towards the final weeks of summer as a single tear slides down my cheek*, a grotesque fall tradition will soon be upon us: the inevitable fetishization of Super Teachers. Created by Hollywood and sustained by the internet, the Super Teacher has

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24 Jul 2017

An Incomplete Rating of A New York City Summer

This is exactly what the title says it is. Regardless of your own personal preferences, most people have a strong opinion one way or another about New York City during the summer. Some people love it, while others can’t wait to get the hell out. This is an incomplete assessment

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12 Jul 2017

I’m Willing to Endure Hell on Earth for a Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts

My father once told me that there is no reward without risk. There is no glory in playing it safe; champions are the product of being willing to put it all on the line. I didn’t completely understand what this meant until I found out that this Friday, July 14th,

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22 Jun 2017

How many ways can we ruin sushi? And why it matters

Sushi pizza, sushi breakfast, sushi donuts, and a restaurant that serves sushi in a cup is the natural evolution of this newly minted hell we have found ourselves in.

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26 Apr 2017

The Excelsior: San Francisco’s Last Great Neighborhood

GUEST POST BY: JESSE MCGRATH A little over a year ago, along Geneva Avenue right around where it meets Mission on the border of San Francisco and Daly City, a small but significant addition was made to the typically grimy scene. Seemingly overnight, Geneva’s sidewalk had been peppered with at least

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17 Mar 2017

A Brief History of Names My Students Have Given Me

I am a public school teacher. You probably already knew that because of the title of the thing you are reading, or because you follow me on social media, or maybe because you have been in the same room as me for longer than four minutes, which is about the

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13 Mar 2017

A Brief History of East vs West Coast Rap

Last week March 9th, marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Notorious B.I.G. In his few short years of superstardom, Biggie left a crater-sized impact on the music industry and a cloudy legacy behind him.

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