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School district meets standard quota of one creepy teacher

Ann Karneus, Recovering Candy Crush Addict

October 3, 2019

Late last week, Barry Crendshaw was selected by the Fairfield, Iowa, school board to fill the highly anticipated creep-in-residence position.  As a cultural and institutional staple of the American education system, the presence of one creepy teacher per school district has been celebrated for gene...

“Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories”

Image courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers

Dana Thompson

July 1, 2012

Don't you love it when books just appear on your shelves? I have lately been in the mood for something a little creepy and wouldn't you know it, a collection of ghost stories hand-selected by one of my favorite authors of all time materializes in our reading room. It was so serendipitous as to beâ...

Find My Friends, Creeper-style

Elena Aragon

April 12, 2012

Find My Friends is an iPhone app that allows you to view the approximate locations of certain friends who also have the app. Accused by some as creepy, it is very convenient for meeting up with your homies. What happens when this app is used on the tiny campus of Whitman? When the app tells you you...

Why students need shiny silver squirrel slugs

Dana Thompson

September 29, 2011

The instant someone said the word "squirrel" to Hector Clemons, he was six years old again, sitting at his grandmother's feet and listening to her tales of horror and intrigue: "And when Little Bluefootman walked past the elderberry bush, what should LEAP from the leaves but a bloody-mouthed SQUIRREL....

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