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March 23, 2018


Donald Trump Racist

Trump’s Racist Comments on African, Caribbean Nations Put Him on the United Nation’s Hotseat

Trump makes rather embarrassing international headlines yet again with his racist remarks against immigrants who come from “shithole” nations in Africa and the Caribbean. America was based on the idea of diversity, a country that birthed itself from a revolutionary concept that swept the late 18th century and led to the “democratic” so-called American values

Celebrate the New Year by Killing the Planet: New Year’s Eve in Times Square Leaves Behind 50 Tons of Trash

Each and every New Year’s Eve, people from all across the world celebrate the upcoming New Year by congregating in urbanized areas like New York’s Time Square. Close to one million people packed themselves into the Times Square celebration to welcome the arrival of 2018. Such a dense population of people would already leave behind a

My Single Word New Years Resolution

Good morning! Welcome to 2018! Your brand new, exciting experience that welcomes you to being one Gregorian year closer to the inevitable heat death of the universe! Since 2013, my “New Years Resolution” has been a single word each and every year. I somewhat attempt to “base” my year’s experience and events on that single

Quick History: Vampires and Sexuality

How and when did vampires become synonymous with sexuality? Vampires became synonymous with sexuality as the folkloric ideologies of vampires merged with popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. The topic of “sexuality” had been present in certain strands of vamires in folkloric mentions (ie. certain vampires returning to ‘eat the breasts’ of female relatives in

Quick History: Why did people believe in the undead?

Essentially, modern medicine and science didn’t have proper explanations for an improper burial or the methods of disposing of bodies. According to Vampires, Burial & Death by Paul Barber: animal scavenging, shallow graves and the erosion of soil, grave robbers, and flooding were all ways in which the deceased would “unearth” and return to this world.


Quick History: Cleopatra’s Influence on Women in Rome

What was the influence Cleopatra had on Roman women and how was she able to become popular among the Roman population?  In the late 40s BCE, Julius Caesar brought Cleopatra and their 2-year-old son to his Empire. This is the first real cultural elegance that the Romans experienced from the Egyptians, as Cleopatra was a very highly intelligent woman. When

Chicago Riots

Unified in Misery, Divided by Discrimination: An Analysis of Cohen’s “Making a New Deal”

Previously on this site, I published a rather short book review on Lizabeth Cohen’s “Making a New Deal”. Much like I enjoyed reading the book twice, I’ve enjoyed writing about it twice. In what ways were workers united and divided before the Great Depression? How did labor gain and fail to advance under the New Deal legislation? Here’s an

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