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Othello Close Read

1 A. PASSAGE: Desdemona 4.3.27-35 My mother had a maid call’d Barbara: She was in love, and he she loved proved mad And did forsake her: she had a song of ‘willow;’ An old thing ’twas, but it express’d her fortune, And she died singing it: that song to-night Will not go from my mind; I have much to do, […]

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The Price of Being a Woman in Prison

In the United States of America, even the toughest criminals have basic rights protected by our country’s Constitution. The rights of prisoners include the right to humane facilities and conditions, right to be free from sexual crimes, right to be free from racial segregation, right to express condition complaints, and right to medical care and attention as needed, among others. […]

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Faces of Foster Care

Although many American systems are damaged, one that is often overlooked is the foster care system. Foster care, according to the National Adoption Center, is “a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birth parent is unable to care for them. Foster care is not where juvenile delinquents go. It is where […]

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How Does Cell Phone Use Affect Our Health?

Handheld technology certainly has its pros and cons. The pros include easy communication, access to news, a platform for change, and much more. However, there are some significant cons to cell phones concerning your health. Both mentally and physically, use of cell phones can be taking a bigger toll on you than you realize. Mentally, new research is coming out […]

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Yellowstone’s Wolves: Why Predators are Crucial to the Ecosystem

The word “predator” is often associated with negative images, such as a big, bad animal attacking an adorable, tiny animal of prey. We may think of massive sharks, lions, tigers, or bears, who are usually described as something to fear and even get rid of rather than a creature with immense importance to the ecosystem who should be appreciated and […]

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The Power of Siblings

How would I be if I had different siblings? I know that siblings shape a person. Whether you are an only child, have one older sibling, three younger siblings, or are the middle child of five, the effects of having siblings runs deep. In a podcast by NPR, Jeffrey Kluger, author of the book The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds […]

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