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How To Tell When Finals Are Approaching

There are some things about life and our functional capabilities that change when the last week of the semester approaches with finals. We are no longer people, we become these student robots that complete insane amounts of work that we put off or didn’t prepare for, and we do it...

Review: Altitude Sickness by Litsa Dremousis

It’s not often that I read a nonfiction book about something that isn’t one of my pet obsessions (cults, conspiracy theories) or something that touches my life directly. With Altitude Sickness, I was reading about a world I have never really encountered, the West Coast rock climbing scene.   The...

How To Be Perfect: Bad Coworkers

Welcome to How To Be Perfect; a no-nonsense advice* column from two women who know everything.   *We are “lifestyle experts” who have been trained by women’s magazines, men’s magazines, tabloids, celeb gossip and reality TV in the ways of the world. Advice need not be “good” in order for it...

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Baltimore: You Were Not Paying Attention – Part 6

  Beware of the forked tongue…   Its been bothering me that folks are talking two ways with the same mouth. I was disappointed that Obama called the Baltimore youth “criminals and thugs”. It didn’t sit well with me. I really tried to understand his diplomatic obligation (I have a...

Opportunity In Baltimore

The Opportunity In Baltimore

Everyone loves Bob Marley, but Peter Tosh has words that are more applicable to the situation in Baltimore right now: “Everyone is crying out for peace, No one is crying out for justice.” Without equal rights and justice, there is no peace. Governor Hogan would do well to heed those...

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Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 4

  I think it’s important to point out that not every store in these communities have been trashed or looted. This is not just unorganized lawlessness that is happening. Again, one has to ask themselves what is the relationship with the community that business has? if you are there to...

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Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 3

  People riot within their own communities because they have arrived at a decision that they have nothing to lose. The people who talk about “jobs that are lost” are not paying attention.   The CVS was not mandated by the people of the community nor did they have any...

you weren't paying attention - part 2

Baltimore: You Weren’t Paying Attention – Part 2

  People are seeing two sides here and there are not. In Baltimore and many other cities in America, black American citizens are having their 5th (due process) and 14th amendment (equal protection) rights violated. These are Many are saying they feel sad, angry, unsafe, shaken, scared. You weren’t paying...