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A Review of Freshman Year: Lessons Learned   I was at a diner with some of my friends from school (one of them being the girl Jordyn I wrote about in my “first day of school” piece— it turns out I actually had spelled her name wrong there) and we were eating plate after plate Read more…

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The Federal Writers’ project assigned over six thousand American writers, researchers, and others to put together something that would represent America. Each state had a guide, some of which were over 500 pages, composed of essays written on all imaginable topics of that state. Weiland and Wilsey thought that 21st century America needed something similar to the Guide Series, a book that would explain America to the people who lived in it. As Weiland put it in his preface to the book, “despite drive-time radio and the nightly news and the Sunday paper, despite all the books and blog posts, the documentaries and songs, America and the lives lived here remain strangely and surprisingly under described.”

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Reading to Learn Lessons Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was a popular and influential author, and still is to this date. Her short stories and books include many American classics that will continue being read and respected. Welty’s writings are not only engaging, but also always have a deeper meaning. Through analyzing a few of her most Read more…

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  “I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.” — H.L. Mencken I had a hard time analyzing this quote. To be honest, I had no clue why hens even laid eggs, except for to reproduce (which was probably not what the quote meant). Did hens themselves even Read more…

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B.P.’s Cover-up and Local Response On the eve of BP’s catastrophe, its man-made disaster that killed eleven of its workers and numerous innocent animals, bankrupting thousands of businesses on the Gulf of Mexico, the Minerals Management Service, the agency that supposedly regulates and manages oil companies’ leases of our natural resources, was sitting on its hands.  Read more…