Monday, December 31, 2012

The Rogue Scholars Society Top 20 of 2012!

By the Rogue Scholars Society

Courtesy of Ludie Cochrane
As 2012 comes to an end, we look back fondly at the work that we did this year. As the year winds to a close and we prepare to begin 2013 running, we wanted to look at our 20 most popular posts. We want to thank our readers for continuing to return and engage with us, and encourage our new readers to stick around.

A Rogue Scholar's 2012 (Pop Culture Edition)

(Collage by Nyasha Juta)

2012 was interesting; but you hear that every year. Well, if not for anything else, we at the Rogue Scholar Society especially cherish it because it was the year of our establishment; and it has been nothing short of an honor to share this platform with you all.

As a token of our appreciation, we present to you our most memorable pop culture moments in 2012 (sports, entertainment, technology, and other fads).

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What is the End of the World?

By Ernesto Alvarado

"The end of the world is that it stays the same."

Ever wonder why some people are so convinced that the end of the world is near?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Shooting the Dove before it Flies": The fleeting hope of Israeli/Palestine Peace

                                                                              By Leroy Jenkins

A government that is responsible for the protection and well being of those being governed has every right to protect those it represents from any outside aggressors. As U.S. President Barack Obama put it: “there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders”.  Does this statement only apply to missiles? What about bullets? Or Fighter Jets?

Friday, December 14, 2012

French Lessons: How America's Food Culture is the Base of its Obesity Crisis

by Jill Ricotta

photo courtesy of

A few days ago I came across a fascinating article in the New York Times that bore some good news about the obesity front in America. Every American is well aware of the obesity epidemic and that it is one of the biggest crises facing this nation. The article discussed new data showing that the rates of childhood obesity have actually dropped in several major cities, important news considering the extreme health risks brought about by this phenomenon. Philadelphia emerged as the overall winner here, with an impressive drop of 5 percent.