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The Salt and the Penny


Retaining vivid memories has never been one of my strong suits. Childhood events brimming with gut-wrenching laughter and bright smiles are shadowed right alongside memories best kept in the dark. But somehow, despite my brain’s strange desire to erase my past, there is one memory inexplicably burned into the back of my retinas. Twelve years ago, my family vacationed down ...

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The House upon the Hill


If you listen to my song you’ll hear a tale not told before… of a Viking lad, his mighty ship, and the lass that he adored. My tale begins on the far outskirts of a little harbor village. The frost had thawed and all the ships had gone away to pillage. He stood alone upon the cliff, as the waves ...

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Detection and Prevention of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Infection in Dairy Cattle: A Review

Abstract Johne’s disease, a chronic enteric infection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, is estimated to be present in over 90% of dairy cattle herds around the United States. No cure is known for the disease. Infection typically occurs during calfhood. Several management strategies have been shown to minimize the spread of disease. The first strategy is to remove the calf ...

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The House that Sutpen Built


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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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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Mausoleum Mess


For some strange reason, for as long as I can remember I have been keenly fascinated with older grave yards. Something about reading headstones and imagining the life of the person bellow based on their name, birthday and death day is oddly fun. Even more so, doing this at night is thrilling and chilling and satisfies my morbid curiosity. The ...

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Chopin I The terror of the minute when the light impales the cloud The drama of the threads that break when something tears the shroud The fire in the breakers as they turn against the land The heartbreak of the moment when it all slips through my hand The feathers on the floorboards that still tingle in the air The ...

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Get Fit Trine: Proposal to Increase the Amount of Physical Activity and Increase Physical Education for Trine Students

human checkers

Executive Summary Lack of exercise is a problem across the country and especially on college campuses. Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle for anyone, especially college students. There are many potential negative effects to not getting enough exercise. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a person is at risk for more life-threatening diseases if ...

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Silence: Bliss or Curse

baby crying

Silence. It can mean so much to some, and be so despised by others. A new mother holding her screaming child, trying to get her to go to sleep. After many hours of piercing wails, she finally falls into nights keep. The serenity and stillness is so abundant and rare, the mother can do nothing but savor her brief bliss. ...

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Social Class and Revolution

French Revolution

Some of the most important events in world history have been revolutions. Often times, revolutions can drastically change the social order not just of a country, but of an entire region as it responds to the revolution occurring in its neighbor. Two of the most influential revolutions, occurring in the modern day United States and France, have set the standard ...

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