How Happy is America?

How Happy is America?

February 13, 2017


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Abraham Lincoln Said “Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be.” The Harris Poll is used to calculate Americas happiness index, it gives them a score out of 100. This score is calculated by averaging the percentages of people’s positive and negative statements about the people in...

The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017


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Valentine’s Day. The day of love. Filled with roses, chocolate, and hearts. Little do people know, the origins are quite gruesome, despite being a tad inconclusive. One thing that is certain about the holiday of love is it came from ancient Rome and is in place to celebrate St. Valentine from the C...

10 Weirdest Sports

10 Weirdest Sports

February 13, 2017


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Many people love watching and participating in sporting events such as baseball, football, or volleyball. However, there are many sports people around the world do not even know exist. Sports that may seem strange but are many people’s favorite pastime. Sports such as Extreme Ironing and Zorbing ar...

Pickleball – No Pickles Needed

Pickleball – No Pickles Needed

February 13, 2017


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What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a game for anyone and for any age. Pickleball mixes tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The game can be played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton sized court and a slightly shorter net than a tennis net. It is played with a paddle and a slightly heavier and m...

So You Want to be a Musician

So You Want to be a Musician

February 12, 2017


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Violinist Sarah Chang, even at ten years old, rips through Pablo Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy. She plays the end of the final movement, filled with challenging double stops and sixteenth note arpeggios, at around 152 beats per minute with her eyes closed. Chang, now thirty-six years old and playing professi...

Bánh-derful Foods to Try

Bánh-derful Foods to Try

February 10, 2017


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Along North 27th Street in Lincoln is a string of Vietnamese grocery stores and restaurants. These restaurants serve many delicious meals, such as phở and grilled pork platters, but there is so much more to Vietnamese food that one may not find in these restaurants. While these dishes may be underrated,...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: A Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: A Review

February 9, 2017


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“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get.” -Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe   Stories live inside us. Each person is affected differently ...

5 Shows to watch on Netflix

5 Shows to watch on Netflix

February 8, 2017


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With 70% of users binge-watching their shows, Netflix has become one of the most well-known sources of entertainment in today’s society. The company was started in 1997 by two entrepreneurs, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Their company specialized in DVD by mail when the business first took off. It ...

Young Adult Literature: A Genre Worth Reading

Young Adult Literature: A Genre Worth Reading

January 24, 2017


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Literature. There are a thousand ways to classify the written art. On the shelves of the public library you will find fiction and nonfiction, poetry and short stories, children’s books and adult books. No matter who a person is, there are a wide variety of genres for a person to expore. One genre ...

Is Tomato a Fruit or Veggie?

Is Tomato a Fruit or Veggie?

January 24, 2017


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Everyone has heard this contradictory question, and everyone has an opinion on it. Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Scientists and chefs have differing opinions on this, and before the 19th century, it had just been thought of as a vegetable. Before then, scientists had never thought to explore t...

New Year’s Eve Around the World

New Year’s Eve Around the World

January 24, 2017


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The transition from one year to the next is a big deal in every civilization. It represents a new beginning in the life cycle, and for many people, a brand new opportunity to make amends and become a better person over the 365 days to come. This is why New Year’s eve is celebrated all around the w...

The Many Faces of Santa Claus

The Many Faces of Santa Claus

January 10, 2017


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Looking out the window with a cup of hot cocoa in your hand, you see fluffy snow blanketing the frozen ground. Decorations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and many more are scattered about diligently. With this much diversity in our world, it makes one wonder how everyone can find similar joy during th...

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