Philadelphia celebrates the Chinese New Year through the 2019 Lion Dance Parade

Sunday, February 10, Philadelphia’s Chinatown celebrated the Chinese New Year with firecracker explosions and a lion dance parade. 2019 in Chinese culture is considered the year of the pig, a zodiac animal that comes around every 12 years. Considered to be associated with wealth, the pigs chubby faces and big ears are signs of good […]

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Women support the U.S. Suffragists movement at the 2019 State of the Union Address

Women in white sparked publicity during the State of the Union address to pay a tribute to U.S. Suffragists. The 2019 State of the Union Address was given on February 5th, sparking controversy with President Donald Trumps thoughts on the border wall, the government shut down and many more. All throughout the room women were […]

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The Seasons of Life

There are only four seasons in the year, fall, winter, spring and summer. Yet the weather changes and the months collide together bringing in an endless mesh of days becoming weeks, becoming months, becoming years. Then the next thing you know its December 31st and you’re ringing in a new year yet again wondering how […]

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Literature Around the World: Ireland

Ireland’s history is rich with conquests and colonizations, famine, mass emigration, resistance, rebellion and the civil war, all encapsulated within their literature. Irelands literature has the presence of a dual tradition for their works being published in English and their manuscripts being considered Irish, making the Anglo-Irish literature; the oldest literature in Europe, dating all […]

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Literature Around the World: India

Every country has their own history of literature and the spoken word, whether their history be passed down orally or through Sanskrit, each country has a different way of producing literary works. Indian literature is considered the oldest literary tradition in the world, for its generations of history being produced orally, before multiple different vernaculars came […]

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Literature Around the World: Rome

The Roman Republic, followed by the Roman Empire, both created literature that focused on celebratory events in society, avoiding tragedies and hardships. The Roman’s produced literature that followed the Greek style, from classical themes to aspects of their language. They were highly educated, being able to read and speak Greek and Latin, they worked on […]

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Modernism in the words of a poet…

During a time of confusion, mixed emotions, fighting and devastation, everything can be brought back to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste land. A poem forever ingrained in history as battling contemporary society during a time of complete devastation. The idea of a wasteland, a dry, empty place, is being used to symbolize how Europe was destroyed by the […]

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Literature Around the World: Greece

The idea of literature was formed from the oral works of Greek people, their form of relaying stories through different genres and forms created the basis of what we now call literature. The first historical period was called The Greek Dark Age, which started the formation of literature, beginning back in c. 1200 -800 BCE. This […]

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Secondhand books relate to human life, the battles and sacrifices that are made, the love and the loss…

When first walking into a secondhand bookstore, the atmosphere shifts. The pages are all worn, the bookshelves overflowing, bending past their breaking point. The mismatched covers skewed along shelves in any order they’ll fit. Nothing is organized, or placed specifically. Everything is haphazardly designed with the endless rows upon rows of all different texts. Its […]

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Paperback v. Kindle

How do you comprehend the most mundane things in life, off of a piercing LED screen or form the black printed pages of a paperback book?

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