Subject Matters Subject  Matters 

Reading, writing and arithmetic ain’t what it used to be a decade ago—or even a few months ago.

Greatness Isn’t Achieved With Participation Trophies

Lonesome Dove Student Undisclosed Millennial
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Final Results

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Homeschooling Doesn’t Make You a Freak (or a Jesus Freak)

Geek But Not Freak Staffing Progressive Millennial

My Senior Year of College Was Ended by COVID-19

M.D. Writer Progressive Millennial

Am I an Imposter at the University of Cambridge?

Northern Dreamer Student Socialist Millennial

What It’s Like to Be a Female Coach in a Male-Dominated Field

RunTravelCook Educator Conservative Millennial

More Narratives

I Teach Electives; They’re No Joke

RunTravelCook Educator Conservative Millennial

Racism in U.S. Academic Journalism Reeks of Imperialism

Wright Raiden Journalist Socialist Millennial

We Had 48 Hours: How Teachers Transformed the Education System Over a Weekend

L. Lemon English Teacher Progressive Millennial

Your Public School Student Isn’t Getting Enough Attention

Advocate for Reform Psychologist Libertarian Millennial

Education Saved My Life

Psyched Out Clinical Psychologist Progressive Millennial

Suffering in Silence: The Truth About Mental Health in High School

Tranquillity Student Moderate Gen Z

Standardized Testing and Politics Are Ruining Education

WithLove Educator Progressive Millennial

How to Educate Prisoners During a Pandemic

Zoeyy Writer Moderate Millennial

It’s Time to Listen to Gen Z

Coco Teacher Progressive Millennial

Being a Brown Student Doesn’t Define Me

Butterfly3 Student Libertarian Gen Z

My High School Is Trying to Silence Us: It Won’t Work

Lead with Time Student Progressive Gen Z

I’m a White Teacher and Coach; I Need to Do More for My Black Students

Trudymoon Teacher Progressive Millennial

I Teach to Love

Lonesome Dove Student Undisclosed Millennial

I Chaperone High School Students Abroad: Sanity Not Included

Carmen Spanish Teacher Undisclosed Millennial

Teaching English in South Korea as a Female African-American

BlackAndAbroadSis Educator Progressive Millennial

How We Can Teach in the Wake of George Floyd

Regina Phalange Teacher Progressive Millennial

It Was Only a Dream: My Valediction for the Class of 2020

little brown activist Student Undisclosed Gen Z

Gen Z and Social Media Are a Bomb Waiting to Explode

GoverNerd Teacher Progressive Millennial

I Was A Straight-A Student: Education Ruined My Life

Such A Cliché Student Progressive Millennial

I Help Show Students That the United States Isn’t the Best Country in the World

Carmen Spanish Teacher Undisclosed Millennial

What Can Higher Education Offer Students in a Post-COVID-19 World?

Ideally Ciceronian Educator Socialist Gen X

I Grew Up Poor and Went to Boarding School; It Didn’t End Well

SociallyConsciousMedicine Medical Student Undisclosed Millennial

I’m a Latina School Social Worker in My Neighborhood Trying to Break the Cycle

AngelinaGlow Social Worker Undisclosed Millennial

The College Admissions Scandal Ruined My Life

Carraway Student Moderate Gen Z

Waking Up: Meritocracy in Education Must Be Dismantled

ElGranPompis Educator Undisclosed Millennial

What White Teachers Can Do to Combat Racism in Schools

L. Lemon English Teacher Progressive Millennial

I'm Scared of Small Children: Homophobia, Gender Discrimination and the Home

smell books Musician Progressive Millennial

Forever a Bulldog: I Survived Reform School

FrenchToast3 Educator Libertarian Millennial

COVID-19 Made Grades Disappear; Here's Why We Shouldn't Bring Them Back

Ruby Red Education Technology Executive Progressive Millennial

Mental Health in Schools: Making Sure the Kids Are Alright

Life Is Good Educator Moderate Gen X

Being a Conservative College Professor Makes Me Toxic

GeekSpot Professor Conservative Gen X

Substitute Teaching Will Ruin You. Do It Anyway.

Professor Macintosh Apple, Esq. Design Researcher Nihilist Millennial

How I Try to Learn With Autism

Plot Twist 7 Student Progressive Gen Z

The Come Up

Discover Themes

Going Places

It's about time we all got out of the house, wouldn't you say?



This should be fun. We’re talking NSFW fun, okay?


Head Space

Chances are you’ve been on your own rollercoaster ride with mental health recently. The Doe is here for you. 

Mental Health

Common Ground

The environment is a constant in the news, but even more so of late. Climate change, the Australian wildfires and, of course, the spread of a global, animal-borne disease have most of us thinking about our planet in unfamiliar ways.


Game On

While the sporting world has been rocked by the pandemic, it looks for a major rebound this spring: March madness, indeed.



Some folks have family trees that go back generations, others don’t know who their birth mothers are. No matter what, the human desire to know where one came from runs deep.


Hi, Society

Okay, so how many movies did you see in the theater last year? And live concerts? Yeah, that’s what we figured. And yet!

Pop Culture

And Beyond

The year is 2020. Science and technology influence everything from day-to-day tasks to our health and longevity. And yet an ocean of advancement still awaits. The question is, how do we dive in?

Science and Tech

What's Good

To say this year has sucked would be an understatement. But amidst the hot dumpster fire that is 2020, we're looking for a silver lining.

Acts of Kindness

State of the Union

It’s perhaps the most contentious and consequential election in modern American history: As Biden and Trump square off, The Doe jumps into the debate.


The System

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Portland. Chicago. Lafayette Square. As cities across the United States grapple with protests, unrest and rebellion, The Doe takes a deep dive into justice and the system.


What She Said

It’s difficult to articulate what it's like being a woman. Hell, even the spelling of the word is cause for discussion (we see you, womxn).


Four Letter Word

Love: A lot of songs, poems and multi-volume treatises have been devoted to the subject. So, in these strange days when we could use it the most, what’s left to say about the strongest of human emotions?  Plenty.


On the Record

We’re very proud of our particular and deliberate themes at The Doe. They cover a broad range of topics, ones that we feel are crucial to discourse in the world today. But still!