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Othello Post #1

Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband, And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you […]

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Conservation and our Role in It (pt 2)

Overfishing, according to WWF, “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”(World Wildlife Fund).  When this happens, a population becomes threatened, which in turn impacts the rest of its ecosystem. With the reduction of a prominent organism in an ecosystem, the entire ecosystem is affected, especially if the organism is a top predator.  With […]

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Conservation and our Role in It

  As we proceed through the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, the importance of conservation has taken a seat in the forefront of many people’s minds.  When one hears the word ‘extinction’, visions of asteroids and intense cold typically surface.  These things have played major roles in past mass extinctions on Earth, but there do not appear to be asteroids impacting […]

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The Cost of College

Education is considered to be a basic right in the modern world, one that all should have access to, but with rising college tuition and living costs, it may seem achievable.  Many arguments have sprung up throughout the United States concerning the affordability (or possible lack thereof) of advanced schooling, so much so that a presidential nominee of the 2016 […]

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The Trophy Hunting Controversy and American Action

America has a knack for ignoring uncomfortable issues, regardless of the degree of importance.  Perhaps we take too much to the phrase, “ignorance is bliss”, and attempt to hold onto blissful unawareness.  Perhaps it’s among our nation’s signature defense mechanisms.  Regardless of the reasoning behind the willful ignorance, Americans have a tendency to sidestep the big issues.  This makes the […]

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Engulfed in Dancing Cranes- A Poem of Place

Made in Singapore The singing bowl chimes, resting elegantly on the smooth mahogany shelf. Product of India The spice jar preens, tucked amongst a wide variety of oddly shaped containers. This shop is full of exotic items Imports from the farthest reaches of the world. Stored in but a large, concealed hole in the wall. The items found here are […]

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What Sweden is Doing Right

Sweden is known to be one of the best countries in the world when it comes to waste management with only approximately one percent of its waste going to landfills.  So how is this possible? Where does it all go? According to, there are two major explanations- incinerators and recycling.  Home and business owners are diligent in their recycling, […]

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Doggo Doggo

I had a question about our furry and lovable friends, the ones we share our lives, food, and homes with– dogs.  How do dogs view their humans?  Are we part of the pack, food dispensers, captors, or family? In a neuroimaging study, it was found that dogs don’t only like us for our food.  We love our animals, and so […]

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