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  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
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    The cost (or, rather more accurately, the costs) of freedom are, I believe, indeed worth the luxury. It is infuriating to think that people, Americans, at this very moment are happily spitting out hateful, vitriolic slime against the very values I hold most dear; against (this very ironically) the v...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    She was vapid. She, a vixen. She - vindictive. She: prescription. Fees to pay; Paginated litmus Test top copy Abhorred by Christmas. With bag and bow: The last prescription; On eggshells walk, Dissecting diction. And when no Other knee would bow She cried, She stamped! And snee...
  • Opinion > Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking
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    It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is a very unhealthy habit. Everyone knows that lighting up can land smokers with deadly lung cancers, heart disease, and chronic respiratory ills. However, while the most egregious hazards of smoking are for the most part widely-known, there are also many les...
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    Women populate our military, entertainment industry, blue-collar factory floors, boutiques, salons, and just about every other professional role in American culture. There are powerful female politicians, rock stars, and athletes. Look just about anywhere and one can easily find women filling nearly...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    Frederick Douglass was supremely capable of making the most of any situation. From youth, he enthusiastically seized every opportunity in his path, later becoming one of the most prolific American writers of his time. Douglass saw slavery and freedom. Poverty and material wealth. He bore personal wi...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    An ambassador sent with plenipotentiary valor Enjoys the perks and façades of imaginary power. And as he sits and he nods with understanding unmatched, His enemy soothes him and then he does lap At his palm, which is salty, (due to the tepid sweat); Then we all start to love that which sane me...
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    From 1957 hence, The troglodyte's built up his fence. Phobic of the end-times' rise, He can only anathematize. Ignorant, backwards are such prudes. Who are they to make the news? Writ on paper, sent by air; Evidently they don't care. And just as Victor Hugo spake: Arm...
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    And so wit begat dishonor, Though "honor" just a phrase For each polarized bystander To, by standard, appraise So when "honor" dulled perception, And thus begat the knave, 'Twas reason, rule, and consequence 'Twere sentenced to "behave" And so ...
  • Poetry > Limerick
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    Over such foolish folly contending, Tis it glory or avarice descending? And you can babble 'bout Babel But 'tis all fiddle faddle For the things here unseen, you're inventing....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    I am never at a loss for words. I hear my voice fall on deaf ears. I see the blinded masses, sifting direction at a moment’s notice. I say unto you, ‘be content with such things as ye have[1]’. I cry for those with no tears left. I am speechless. I am surrounded by living voids. I fee...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Oh your beauty, So fretfully maintained, Shall be stolen from you in the blink of an eye, As by a thief in the night. So treasure not What is unable to cherish thee, And pour yourself only into what cannot be lost. To pursue the physical is to find oneself, Winded at the end, With only ...
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    Truth Esoteric, stark disguise Fleeting, cradled, b******ized Worshipped with the captive eyes Coddled, conjured, faith relies On all the boundless, fashioned Lies...
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    Crazy, crazy – wait, wait Innocence or take the bait? Torn amid the truth and lies Should I believe your alibis? If you only came clean the hundredth time, Would it even be worth the ride? Blood runs thick as water But now when hot with youth Naivety envelops me When I take your word ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Craving, loathing, virgin minds Apathy their weak disguise Poking, prodding, seeking self Disenchanted, waning health Posing questions never tired The fleeting days of youthful mire Poking, prodding, seeking more Brave the threshold, cross the door...
  • College
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    The numerous socio-political and economic changes that the Middle East has undergone in the past century is arguably the most drastic alteration that the region has borne since it spawned early civilization in the fertile crescent many millennia ago. Despite the numerous modifications that have been...
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    During the period of time between 200 B.C.E. and 1450 C.E., the silk road underwent many subtle transformations while at the same time holding on to its original purpose. The trade of spices and goods to and from Asia and Europe remained constant, while the materials bartered slowly changed. The pol...
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    The Atlantic, what had previously been a predominately dormant ocean, erupted with a flurry of activity during the latter portion of the 15th century C.E. with the first voyages of Christopher Columbus. With these came an onslaught of intercontinental trade, beginning, obviously, with the Columbian ...
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    BACKGROUND: Okay, so I go to high school in the dinky town of Chatsworth, GA. At my high school we have a bi-weekly program, mandatory for all students, called “Advisement”. Advisement is really nothing more than 55 minutes of state-sanctioned, glorified parenting (albeit a pathetic excuse fo...
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    One feature of the Mongols that definitively separates them from other empires of the time is their uncanny resolve for conquest that transcended stereotypically unpredictable generational barriers. It is rare that we see heirs to the throne bringing to fruition the conquistadorial initiatives of th...
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    Billy Joel’s 1985 hit song, ‘You’re Only Human (Second Wind)” may boast an upbeat tempo and a catchy tune, but the message it conveys is much heavier than what the casual listener might perceive its cheerful tune to be expressing. Joel wrote the song, upon request, during a time when the tee...
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    After quickly scanning the poem, it is quite evident to me that it is an entailment of the struggles faced by the Native Americans in lieu of Christopher Columbus’ 1492 expedition, which inadvertently ended up in the Americas. I love how cautiously suspicious (and justifiably so) the narrator is ...
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    Western consumers are amongst the most ignorant and not to mention, rash consumers on the planet. Sadly, American consumers are the poster children for such blind purchasing. How often do you see a quite rotund individual in line at a fast food restaurant, ordering up a triple-stacker bacon cheesebu...
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    Let’s imagine that we are on a freeway. Just a few miles over the horizon lies the ultimate exhaustion of our planet’s fossil fuel supply. However, before we reach that otherwise inevitable destination, there are several exits at which we can turn off to evade the unquestionably chaotic and pote...
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    Beauty. How vague. How ambiguous a descriptor. Beauty seems to have two fronts; that which is hardwired into us from birth, and that which we learn from our environment. Just as heterosexual individuals are genetically conditioned to find the physical form of the opposite sex visually appealing (and...
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