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January 2017 Blog Posts (4)

A Wall of Wildlife

  I thought and thought about the tragedy of the Wall. Walls don't have a good connotation due to historical events- the Berlin Wall, the Great Wall of China (watch Mulan, the Huns were not happy. In real life: the Xiongnu.), the wall of Jericho... I think walls just remind people of what they cannot do, and creates tension and hate.

  I understand that it is unfair for immigrants to pass freely, but I understand that refugees need to escape to safety, and are often too desperate or…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on January 30, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

Eco-Column

  Another thing that has been driving me bananas this past two weeks is my ecocolumn project in environmental science. I have to construct a sustainable habitat in a bottle, basically, consisting of a terrestrial, aquatic, and decomposition layer. The thing is, we are not allowed to interfere with the aquatic chamber (besides to take tests) for 5 weeks! Biogeochemical cycles must take care of everything. I worry sick about how my poor betta fish, Chili Trung, and nerite snail, Gizmo, as well…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on January 30, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Letter from a Feminist that didn't attend the Women's March.

Sisters:

I'm sorry for not standing with you. Sorry for getting too comfortable. Sorry for thinking that I had more important issues to attend to. Sorry for separating myself from the political. 

This week in particular I found myself feeling down. A lot of changes in my life with new responsibilities. I find myself with water on my neck and this is why I thought I couldn't attend the march, but this is the most important reason for me to go.

I would have found support and…

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Added by Veronica Martinez on January 22, 2017 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

My 2016

2016 has been a great and terrible year for me. From finally graduating college with a journalism degree to going through a heartbreak. So many things happened. To make things concise, I'll list out the events in two categories. 

Bad things 

  • The relationship with the boy who I thought I was going to marry ended 
  • I couldnt find a job for months 
  • I had to move back in with my parents 
  • I was back in the town I dreaded coming back to 
  • I was…
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Added by Emily on January 9, 2017 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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