The Pierznik Monthly Newsletter Volume 58 (August/September 2019)

The latest iteration of my newsletter includes thoughts on the first day of school – for both kids and adults – family vacations, the juxtaposition of grandparents and grandchildren, writing about hip-hop again, and of course, the latest books I encountered.

My High School has Become an Embarrassment

I was very proud when I read that West Orange High School, located less than a mile from my home and where my child will most likely attend when she’s old enough, chose not to discipline students that, like so many others, protested gun violence by choosing to walk out of school on February 21st.Continue reading “My High School has Become an Embarrassment”

Most College Majors Are Overrated

“Having a soft major is nowhere near the career death sentence that so many make it out to be. The world is changing, and the U.S. economy with it. Our economy is shifting to a service-and information-based economy, and soft majors are already becoming more and more valuable.” — Tucker Max For my final twoContinue reading “Most College Majors Are Overrated”