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Re-Evaluating Schmidle’s Article

Schmidle wrote an article in the New York Times about the navy seals that killed Osama bin Laden. Many criticized him in his writing because he did not have a first-hand account of the operation. His information came from second … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, While reading Schmidle’s article please keep in mind that this is not a first hand account. Yet while the article may not be one hundred percent accurate it is the story of the thrilling May night on which … Continue reading

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“Fear is our enemy”

While sitting in a lecture Wednesday afternoon, Masha Hamilton said something that stood out among all other words. She stated that “Fear is our enemy.” As I sat there listening to her elaborate on this wise statement I thought of … Continue reading

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Frantically Writing

While I was reading David Wallace‘s essay on his reaction to nine eleven, I immediately imagined him sitting at his desk frantically trying to get his feelings down on paper. Everyone knows what that feels like, I am not a … Continue reading

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Pashtunwali

Pashtunwali: the code of the Pashtun. Most have probably never heard of it before now, I myself had not heard about it before yesterday afternoon. I attended a lecture by Don Goodrich and he opened my eyes to these traditional … Continue reading

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A Second Master?

“It is a myth and an illusion to suppose that political freedoms can ascend to the level of the Gospel—it is also a form of blasphemy and idolatry. The more Christianity joins the moralistic banter of neo-conservative Republican-Christianity, the more … Continue reading

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Bush’s Stress of Being a Powerful President

The day Abu Ghraib was publicized was a horrific day. To see all of the pictures on TV and have the images seared in our eyes upset many people. The accusations were sickening and while America expected action they did … Continue reading

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Jessi, Emily, and Arielle’s Idea Sketch

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Jessi Fortner’s Reflective Essay

Jessica Fortner Professor Bakich and Professor Griffith Y: 1 9/11 “New Normal” Decade 12 September 2011 Imagine your son off to war leaving behind everyone who loves him. Imagine the shock and sorrow you would feel hearing of his death … Continue reading

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