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Category Archives: History

Labor Day Thoughts

When I was first hired by , every day was a dream. I was so happy to have a job, to be working, I was willing to do anything around the office. I imagined my life would be a lot like Anne Hathaway’s in The Devil Wears Prada, picking up Harry Potter books and coffee … Read More

Powerball in Everyday Life

By now, everyone has heard about the whopping 1.3 billion dollar jackpot that is the current Powerball. The crazy notion of the American dream, getting rich quick, has drawn together a country in disbelief and anticipation, and every Wednesday and Saturday we wait with bated breath wondering just how big the pot can get. However, … Read More

Drones, Hover Boards, Lawsuits, OH MY!

I am not going to lie—when I heard that Amazon would be delivering packages via drones last year I was ecstatic. As a perpetual procrastinator, gift buying and completing errands in general happen much later than they should and holiday express shipping kills me. But, the drones never took off, much to the chagrin of … Read More

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron   I’m going to say it, Thanksgiving is the best holiday. For starters, it is a day dedicated to a successful and mutual relationship between diverse parties. It is a day that revolves around food, with no judgment for the amount that you eat. It … Read More

A Brief History of Time

It’s getting to that point in the year when the days are shorter, darker, and colder. But there is a light at the end of this tunnel- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (DST). That one day of the year where we get to “Fall Back” and gain an hour of precious, precious slumber.   A little history about … Read More

Be Careful What You Wish For

Every single day I go through a mini panic attack when I get back home to my apartment. The worry that courses through my veins comes from the anxiety of parallel parking, something that has been taken out of the modern driver’s education program. Sure, I’ve listened to my parents explain the process and read … Read More

May I Have Some Torts Please?

What is a tort? A) The nickname for a tortoise. B) A wrongful act that can be the basis for a civil lawsuit. C) A delectable dessert, can be made with fruit or rich dark chocolate. D) Something you wrap around a body part to stop venom from spreading. If you guessed “B”, congratulations, and … Read More

Never Forget

September 11th, 2001 was a defining moment in all of our lives. It is a day that we, as a country, and we, as people, will never forget. This day in history is one that holds great sadness, great anger, and great anguish; but also great promise. 14 years ago today, Al-Qaeda launched one of … Read More

What So Proudly We Hailed

Independence Day is very nearly upon us! Time for barbeques, fireworks, picnics, and baseball. But what does this day really mean to Americans? When the haunting tunes of the “Star-Spangled Banner” waft through crowds at the Nationals Game or “Proud to be an American” spits from static-y radio speakers on the country station, what do … Read More