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What Was Lost: A Review of the 2017 film, “The Long Wet Grass,” produced by Nancy Manocherian, Anna…

If you are familiar with the history of the “Disappeared” during Ireland’s Troubles, then the ending of the beautiful short film The Long Wet Grass is not going to surprise you, but the journey of watching is a poignant, often metaphoric, labor of love and pathos. The story of two people, Victor and Woman, caught in the nets of history and choices, entered publication as a vivid flash fiction story by Seamus Scanlon, published online by The Galway Review. By persisting in revisiting the characte
By Deborah Greenhut
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Florida Prisoners To Launch ‘Operation PUSH’ Strike Against Prison Slavery

Incarcerated people in Florida have announced a prison strike called ‘Operation PUSH’ beginning Monday, January 15th, coinciding with MLK Day. The organizers plan to disrupt as much economic flow of the prisons as possible by waging a labor strike; according to their statement published on Fight Toxic Prisons, they will not attend shifts in the kitchens, cleaning and laundry services, or facility maintenance services, including other jobs that exploit the labor of prisoners to maintain the prisons. Their demands are noble and straightforward: end prison slavery by receiving fair payment for their labor, stop price gouging through ‘outrageous’ commissary/canteen prices, and re-introducing parole incentives for those with life sentences and inhumanly long sentences.
By Devyn Springer
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Ego in American Politics

From partisan divides to the threat of nuclear warfare, America is in the midst of a distinct political era. The question that so many ask is what is the cause of the chaos plaguing modern American politics? The primary answer is not based on partisan divides but rests in human nature. Furthermore, the answer may require more personal accountability than individual members of American society would prefer to claim. The culprit is the human ego, and the current state of politics is mirroring a c
By Georgia Beake
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The Sproul Studio – The Annex –

I roll up the sleeves of my Danceworx Officer Board shirt on the crisp morning and look at the crowd developing on the steps of Upper Sproul Plaza, thinking of all the homework that I still won’t be able to work on for another five hours. It doesn’t matter that I lost most of last weekend to our Officer Board Retreat or most of Thursday evening to learning and teaching the choreography for auditions today. Those were to be expected the moment I applied for another semester as a Danceworx choreo
By Kelsi Krandel
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What Presidents & Leaders Can Learn from Oprah

Being open to learning is the key to excellence. A Zen story offers us the proverb, “A full cup cannot be filled.” Those who refuse to learn new things stagnate and never become more of who they could be. Oprah has interviewed countless guests, even those with whom she disagrees, read hundreds of books, and continues to study more. Oprah has never been shy about surrounding herself with strong leaders and those she from whom she can learn. From chefs and nutritionists, writers, journalists and
By Tonya Cauduro
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The World’s Finest: Football’s Greatest XI

Football, known as The Beautiful Game has had its’ fair share of superstars. Below, I’ve compiled a side from 11 of these players, whom, I believe at their peaks form the greatest team you could assemble throughout the history of the game. The side will play in a 3–4–2–1 formation, in the style of Johan Cruyff when he managed Ajax and Barcelona. This formation will allow the team to play a high tempo attacking game with control exerted from the midfield. A strong, mobile defence will back up a
By Gursimran Hans
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Review: La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca

The last play to be penned by Federico García Lorca, just a few short weeks before his execution in 1936 as part of Franco’s purge of Spanish intellectuals, La Casa de Bernarda Alba was first premiered in Buenos Aires in 1945. It is sometimes grouped with Blood Wedding and Yerma as part of Lorca’s rural trilogy, though, it was incomplete at the time of his death, at the age of just 38. I must admit to being unaware of this piece, however, a friend of mine is starring in a production of it, so
By Gursimran Hans
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Breath Of Thee Wild Blew Me Away – Lucy Turner –

I am a little late to the party when it comes to this review, and to be honest, this review may have never happened. I have been a fan of the Zelda franchise for as far back as I can remember. I might have still been in diapers at the time, to be honest. When I first heard of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, I was not all that impressed. I mean, the story line is great, and the graphics are amazing, but I wasn’t going to play it. Why? Because it seemed too much like Monster Hunter than
By Lucy Turner
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Book Review: Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli

This summer, I found a copy of Sybil, sometimes referred to as Two Nations by Benjamin Disareli, who was British Prime Minister in 1868 and again from 1874–1880 in a charity shop. The book was in a far better condition then it looks in the scanned picture, it didn’t survive spending months in my bag. In the story Disraeli examines the living conditions of Britain’s working poor, a by-product of the nation’s growth during the Industrial Revolution. Charles Egremont, Lord Marney’s younger broth
By Gursimran Hans
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The Ethics Of Killing Bokoblins – Lucy Turner –

I am a gamer, and I love the Zelda franchise. I have been playing Zelda since A Link To The Past and have played pretty much all of the other games since. One can call me a “filthy casual” as I play games in order to have fun, and not competitively. The Zelda universe is plagued by a bunch of baddies, from Octaroks to Keese, and yes, even Bokoblins. These are generally monsters that come from Ganon, who holds the Triforce of Power. Since they are created beings, and not humans, having feelings
By Lucy Turner
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The Last Jedi hits at light speed – DefinePrint –

The Last Jedi hits at light speed Okay, Star Wars diehards, it’s time to quell your outrage. The Last Jedi was a great Episode and movie in general. It’s rare that a movie will provide you with scenes that can stick with you long after you leave the theater. The scene with Vice Admiral Holdo hyper-space jumping right through General Hux’s plan was a masterpiece (Shouts to Laura Dern!). The trails of red on the salt planet, when we originally thought it was ice or snow, was a smart detail we hav
By Jordan Smith
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11 Myths About Animal Products That Vegans Want You To Believe

I am highly supportive of the vegan community, and have been a vegan before. I am mostly plant-based now, and rarely consume meat. I have lost my taste for it over the years, and eating more produce is healthier for you, so long as you are not eating too much and winding up on the sh*tter multiple times a day. However, a lot of what many vegans state about animal products, or certain animal products, are just plain incorrect. Spreading lies and misinformation does nothing to further the vegan m
By Lucy Turner
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How ProBlogger Almost Got My Information Stolen – Lucy Turner –

They told me to go on Skype (something I otherwise refuse to do, as I was scammed before by someone requesting that I use Skype), and talk to their editor. judithcooper2. I am new to freelance writing, so I have been writing to many places to try to get a freelance writing gig off of Fiverr. This morning, I received a message in my inbox saying that my application was accepted by one of the people I applied for. I was estatic! I thought nothing of it, and believed that it would just be a quick
By Lucy Turner
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The Radical Left Takes A Leaf From White Nationalism

Ever see a news article on some internet blog that wants desperately to be a legitimate news channel state that white children should not dress up as Moana? Well, now you have, as Cosmopolitan Magazine released an article claiming that white kids should not be allowed to dress up as Moana, because Halloween costumes are racist if you’re not Polynesian. The radical left has been trying hard to push this narrative, that one cannot take part in another countries culture, because if you are not tha
By Lucy Turner
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From Prison Reformist to Abolitionist

I believed that they’d simply gone awry somewhere along the way, like someone had left the door open and too much cold air crept in, and all we had to do was turn the heat on and patiently reform until this cold air was pushed back out. I thought that, in my protesting and organizing and public messaging and writing and photographing and family support work, the goal of all this energy around me was just to reform the beast of the prison-industrial-complex. And boy, was I wrong.
By Devyn Springer
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The Alt-Right Is Using IQ and Race Again, And It’s Embarrassing

The more I even slightly glance at the race politics side of the web, the more it wants to make me blow my brains out. You either have white nationalists who claim they are not racists but claim things like “races are a subspecies,” and on the other side, you have black supremacists who think all whites deserve to die because every single white person is somehow inherently racist. I try to steer clear of both sides because they are both a tiny bit insane. However, that did not stop me from seei
By Lucy Turner
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Love Despite Anxiety

These thoughts exist in the back of my mind in the midst of so many of my daily interactions, they’ve become normalcy, which seems terribly unforgiving. If I have trouble accepting that I am a complicated Black, queer, Muslim poor person living in the US south, who goes through bouts of anxiety and depression and stress, and a combination of all three that I can only describe as an attack by a monster, then how can I ask someone else to accept that? I am a complicated creature marred with anxiety resting beneath brown skin, and if no one will love me because of this, and it will always be love despite this, then maybe I will always be alone.
By Devyn Springer
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Breaking Down the Barriers to Exercising with EDS and Hypermobility

It took me more than three years to find something that might work, and it took me doing my own research after three rounds of physical therapy from three different therapists to stumble upon a video that explained the proper way for me to move. Not a single one of my therapists knew how to treat EDS and, as it turns out, all of them were having me do exercises incorrectly.
By Chelsey Engel
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Fuck This Adult Shit: A Rant Of Epic Proportion – Terrance Thomas –

I’ve been considered an adult by law for about… carry the one… combine like terms… 9 years, 9 months, and 28 days. That’s 27 years of seemingly (in)significant existence, for my fellow remedial math students. As I approach my 10-year “Adultiversary”, I am beginning to realize that I have no idea what I’m doing. Society generally gives most people a six to seven year window in their 20s to amount to shit. You get an eight-year window if you’re good looking. I fear that my boyish good looks are f
By Terrance Thomas
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