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The Truth About Hard Work

The Truth About Hard Work

McKenzie Reimer, Carlie Dellman, Katelyn Tehan, and James Wineinger

April 17, 2017


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We talk about the value of hard work but tell ourselves that the reason we’re not working is some perceived unfairness: Obama shut down the coal mines, or all the jobs went to the Chinese. These are the lies we tell ourselves to solve the cognitive dissonance­ the broken connection between the world...

George Orwell’s 1984 Vision of the Future is not Historical Fiction Anymore (4th Period)

April 14, 2017


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“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” (248) says George Orwell in his bestselling book 1984. Although this future he saw for 1984 was full of big hair and bright workout outfits rather than a government that controls thought, this future, if we aren’t...

WHY BLACK PEOPLE KEEP DYING IN PRISONS UNFAIRLY

April 14, 2017


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“Capital punishment means them without the capital get the punishment.” This powerful quote from Just Mercy written by Bryan Stevenson addresses an ever present issue in this country. The United States justice system is fundamentally flawed in that it is biased against those who cannot afford lawyers,...

Our Beautiful Struggle (4th Period)

April 14, 2017


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“I did not know then that this is what life is - just when you master the geometry of one world, it slips away, and suddenly again, you're swarmed by strange shapes and impossible angles.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood.   Although th...

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