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Schmidle’s Article in Contrast to O’Brian’s Writing and “Restrepo”

When watching Junger and Hetherington’s “Restrepo” I was relieved to see them still able to dance – that they still had some remnants of a sense of humor.  The other scenes of “Restrepo”, Tim O’Brian’s How To Tell A True … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

Reader, Nicholas Schmidle’s article may be a bit misleading.  His thrilling account of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and the events leading up to it fully engage the reader, and excite, however, he makes it sound as if he … Continue reading

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Differences in Beauty Ideals Across Cultures

I worked as a docent at the New York Aquarium for several years in high school.  I had the opportunity to work with animals and educate the public, but more than anything, I spent hours upon hours standing in Alien … Continue reading

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Blog Post 3 — Reaction to Wallace’s Article

David Foster Wallace, in his “The View from Mrs. Thompson’s,” describes a town in the Illinois during and immediately after the attacks of 9-11.  Illinois is far away from any of the events that took place on that day, yet, … Continue reading

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Women in the Middle East

After the attacks of 9-11 the world began to take an immense interest in the lives of Muslims around the world.  Very often the focus was on their lack of rights – their lack of access to medical treatment, education, … Continue reading

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The Misconceptions Regarding Various American Religious Groups and the Need for a Separation of Church and State

Stereotypes surrounding specific religious views loom large in America.  The culture we have been raised in portrays Protestant Christians much more highly than any other religious group, creating the belief that anyone who belongs to anything else may have compromised … Continue reading

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The Desensitization of America

All at once America collectively has to learn Internet etiquette.  Countless studies and articles have revolved around teenagers and this new technology, because we are generally the more susceptible group.  Where, throughout history, there has always been something thrown at … Continue reading

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Kiera Cavalleri’s Reflective Essay

All people smile when they are happy, ticklish people will always laugh, and babies will cry when separated from their caregiver.  Most people prefer sweet to sour and youth and good health are admired worldwide.  Naturally, certain cultural practices differ … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – Group 4

Cavalleri p.130 “The European Union is an unprecedented geopolitical realignment the like of which has not been since the end of the Roman Empire.” European Union: An alliance of 27 European countries established in 1993 following the acceptance of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – Group 4

Cavalleri   p.80 “Within hours of the army’s taking of the Temple, bulldozers began destroying Palestinian homes in front of the Wailing Wall, making it accessible to Jews for the first time in centuries.” Wailing Wall: A sacred place, and … Continue reading

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