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Cultural Identity Crisis…or Not?

Germany

It has been long said that there is a natural rhythm of the world, one that is esoteric in nature so that few may keep up with it. The rhythm of the world is a saucy tango, rich in sudden shifts of movement, the pulse endearing. Many instruments comprise this rhythm, but I have always considered myself a musically gifted ...

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The Big Envelope

admissions

It’s the first day of our senior year, Isabelle and I’s tradition on the first day of school is to take our sophisticated picture by the front garage. I have on the traditional first day of school dress with a sweater that covers my shoulders. Isabelle showed up in sweats and a baggy t-shirt as if it’s what she wore ...

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Scootin’ Towards Undergraduate Financial Freedom

college debt

Executive Summary The mental wellness of students at Trine University can be affected by their financial situation. Unfortunately, many of the students who have student loan debt lack understanding of this debt and have little idea of how to deal with it. This could cause students to feel stressed about their financial situation, which could distract them from their school ...

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The House that Sutpen Built

Reconstruction

Considered one of the greatest novels of all time, William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! focuses on the story of Thomas Sutpen and his dream of establishing a new Southern plantation dynasty. His desire fails to last due to several crises within the Sutpen family and the entire South. The piece provides a sharp critique of Southern society, utilizing an intricate structure ...

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Evil Unveiled: The Tale of Snow White Retold

Snow White

“Bathilda?” she craned her neck around to look at the new girl all her friends were talking about. I blushed and waved at her shyly. I could hardly believe I was going to be lucky enough to make friends with someone so beautiful. “Bathilda,” she repeated slowly, a look of revulsion tainting her pretty face, as though she had tasted ...

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Soldier of Asphodel

afterlife

In the roman religion there are two area’s that can be described as an afterlife. There is the Plains of Asphodel which is where the common person went after death and there is also the Fields of Elysium where soldiers were said to go after death. They had no eternal damnation like religions of today. This story is the travel ...

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Maverick

sea storm

Grey-cold clouds float. Turbulent waters crash about. Lightning flashes across the sea. Thunder crackles. A lone seabird folds its wings gracefully and makes a deft dive deep down for dinner. It returns to the surface with nothing, then dives again for another try. Salt crusted eyes peer over the sleepless sea, watching the bird dive, never resting always diving. Coarsely ...

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The Silence That Swallows You Whole

small town

People like big cities because they don’t want to face the fact that the world is empty. In big cities, buildings and billboards and barricades block out the void, and if you walk fast enough, you can forget that the stillness is bound to catch up with you by nightfall. Small towns offer no such delusions. One look at a ...

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Aww Nutz

nuts

The last bite of meatloaf tasted just as good as the sixteen before it. I started shoveling a mix of mashed potatoes, corn, and gravy into my mouth. I had to eat as fast as possible if I wanted to be able to pick out my dessert before my brothers and sister. It was always a race to the finish, ...

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