The Power of a Letter in a Digital Age

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A dreary day passed while I went from class to class. I trekked through the rain as it fell out of the sky and bounced off the pavement under my shoes. I journeyed past rows of cars covered in water droplets and over newly formed streams rushing before sidewalks. Closing in on my destination, I climbed up the stairs of my new porch and stepped into the shelter of the house. There I found an…

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What Can We Do? Talking About the Hard Stuff

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In a class this week while discussing the recent events in Paris and around the world, my professor posed a difficult question: what can we do? This sparked some heated debate and left me feeling deflated. For a moment I had this cynical mindset that there’s not much we can do, certainly not much I can do. Our world has some complex issues on its hands. Problems as far reaching as terrorism and human rights…

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Christmas in November?

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Everybody loves Thanksgiving, right? Getting to see family, eating lots of food, and, my personal favorite, watching football! For me Thanksgiving is a time to be with your family and to reflect on what you are thankful for. However, in the last few weeks on Facebook I’ve been seeing people talking about “saving Thanksgiving”. Not quite understanding what people meant by this, I decided to look into it. After Halloween is over many stores decide…

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