When I was in middle school, disruptive kids were put into “time out,” and they had to stand in the front or outside of the classroom door. Each of them had to speak to the teacher after class, and if the child had special educational needs, he or she was provided with a few fixes […]

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By Alex Siber, Staff Writer Can you recall a time when the forerunners of hip-hop’s elite pantheon largely represented the generalizations and pigeonholed stereotypes that the mainstream populace held — perhaps rightfully? Even as rap’s prominence continues to spread across varying subcultures and demographics (the white rapper is as common as ever, as is rapping […]

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