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At fifteen, Terry Flynn had the face of an angel and the body of a perfect athlete... Set in a small boarding school on the eve of America's entry into World War Two, A Good School tells the story of William Grove, the nervous teenager trying to fit in; the betrayed alcoholic, Jack Draper; and Edith Stone, the teacher's daughter, who falls in love with the most popular boy in school. Instantly acclaimed on its first publication, peopled with some of Richard Yates's most memorable characters, this tender, spare masterpiece is a haunting meditation on the twilight of youth, and an unforgettable description of the impact of war on the lives of an innocent generation.
At boarding school, Kaitlin made real friends and became a part of a team. And she met Rhys. Hot. Wicked. Her Soul Mate. She was one day away from turning him into her boyfriend when she accidently drugs everyone with the science professor's experimental compound. Their athletic skills improve. Their mental skills improve. Then the professor tries to destroy the evidence. Them. Kaitlin lies to her parents to cover everything up and ruins her chances with Rhys. Boarding school is over and it's back to Shay Prep in Manhattan. But she's not going alone. She's headed there with a pissed off Rhys who has little control over his new talents, and zero interest in becoming her boyfriend. And the lab professor, well, he won't let go of his data so easily. Kaitlin will have to use every new talent she has along with her connection to Rhys to conquer the Prep School Experiment.
Education was used as a tool for oppression for the majority of South Africans. Transformation. What has changed? What is changing in the education system to engender a more egalitarian society? Are private schools part of the solution to the "South African condition" - the country's past? Is reality thinly veiled in this short story? Take a look, through the lens of Langa's experiences at his private school.
School shootings have raised considerable interest among scholars as a global (media) cultural phenomenon and have increased specifically in the 1990s developing into a seeming cultural epidemic. This book contributes to the current academic discussion on school shootings by analysing this phenomenon in a broader context of mediatization in contemporary social and cultural life. Mediatized logic has the power to influence us as individuals communicating about the shootings and experiencing the shootings as victimizers, victims, witnesses or bystanders. In three sections, this book explores shootings from different, yet interconnected, perspectives: (1) a theoretical focus on media and school shootings within various sociological and cultural dimensions, specifically how contemporary media transform school shootings into mediatized violence; (2) a focus on the practices of mediatization, with emphasis on mediated coverage of school shootings and its political, cultural, social and ethical implications; and (3) an examination of the audiences, victims and witnesses of school shootings as well as organizations which try to manage these public crimes of significant media interest.
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