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To Infinity and Beyond: How space colonization may be happening sooner than we could have imagined.
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To Infinity and Beyond: How space colonization may be happening sooner than we could have imagined.

The human race has only ever inhabited planet earth. For much of human history, astronomy, outer space, and the universe at large has been an object of wonder and marvel. We have always discovered much of what we know about our world by studying that which is physically beyond our […]

The Diary of a Disabled Girl: The struggle of having a semi-invisible disability.
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The Diary of a Disabled Girl: The struggle of having a semi-invisible disability.

A few months ago, I was sitting in the break room at my job at a skincare clinic, discuss- ing skincare routines with my coworkers. We were debating methods of cleansing the face: do you use a wipe, a liquid cleanser, or a tool? I was on team cleansing tool. […]

The Uses and Abuses of Technology: Technology has its downfalls, but ultimately it improves our daily lives.
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The Uses and Abuses of Technology: Technology has its downfalls, but ultimately it improves our daily lives.

Every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up is check my phone. It is part of my daily routine and I feel incomplete if I don’t. We all have these technological habits that make us feel incomplete if we don’t follow them. But is this necessarily a […]

The Politicization of a Christian Education: One student reflects on their experience attending a Christian university.
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The Politicization of a Christian Education: One student reflects on their experience attending a Christian university.

The application of religious education is a wonderful thing to have and should be understood as a privilege. The ability to freely practice religion and study it, willingly, is something other countries may not have the ability to do. With universities like Cedarville, Liberty, Eastern, Messiah, and so many more, […]

Consider Pet Ethics: It’s the “leashed” we can do.
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Consider Pet Ethics: It’s the “leashed” we can do.

Owning pets is normalized in many cultures and has been for centuries. Pets are beloved members of our families; we name them, we give them special toys and treats, and we love them as one of our own. The debate on the ethics of owning pets is rarely broached in […]

This One Wild and Precious Life
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This One Wild and Precious Life

I will be the first to admit that what originally drew me to this book was the aesthetic cover. Little did I know that this book was exactly what I was searching for. In a world where there is so much despair, polarization and injustice, I feel lost. I feel […]

The Poppy War
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The Poppy War

The Poppy War series has generated a lot of chatter in a lot of different book communities, and for good reason: it’s a fantastically well-written and well-researched historical fantasy based on twentieth century Chinese military history. The series is a trilogy, with the first book, The Poppy War published in […]

The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.
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The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.

The book I’ve been chipping away at this semester is “The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood”. It’s a historical look back at the 1974 noir film, Chinatown. It was one of the last films in the golden age of Hollywood, and the final line “Forget it, […]

Give Poetry a Try
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Give Poetry a Try

Poetry overall tends to have a reputation as being overwhelming, dense, hard to understand, and highly intellectual, and much of that stems from how many people’s only experiences with poetry are in educational settings where the poems are written with antiquated language, and the reading experience is one solely based […]

Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.
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Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.

As National Autism Awareness month begins, “Music” is still facing criticism from the public. The controversial musical, starring Maddie Ziegler, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. was rereleased in the United States on Feb. 10 after the outrage of viewers due to restraint scenes. The movie’s biggest critique focuses on […]