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American Nations

“I very consciously used the word nations to describe theses regional cultures, for by the time they agreed to share a federation of state, each had long exhibited the characteristics of nationhood” (3).…

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4 Replies · Reply by Elijah Dirkx Nov 18, 2016

Utopia

“No matter how sophisticated or righteous we believe ourselves to be, we’re all so clueless and careless when confronted with the idea of a world we know nothing about” (6).

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5 Replies · Reply by Ashtyn Perrin Nov 18, 2016

Spook

     “What I’m after is proof. Or evidence, anyway - evidence that some form of disembodied consciousness persists when the body closes up shop. Or doesn’t persist.” (13)…

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4 Replies · Reply by Riley Heeren Nov 18, 2016

Scorecasting

Scorecasting by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim

Trying to predict who will win the next Super Bowl is a fool's errand, but trying to predict who will win the next World Series is far easier.…

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4 Replies · Reply by Soren Jensen Nov 18, 2016

Our Boys

“Coach Barta was a legend in western Kansas, or so I was told over the course of a three-day visit in November 2007”(1).

You are sitting in the locker room before the first…

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4 Replies · Reply by Dayton Ross Nov 18, 2016

League Of Denial

“The Webster’s needed to move on, but Mike was paralyzed….Mentally Paralyzed”(47). Scary to think of, but concussions experienced by Mike Webster during his time in the NFL made him a living zombie. At mercy of the traumatic…

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4 Replies · Reply by Koby Paulsen Nov 18, 2016

American Girls

"Everything about my life now is from the Internet." “American Girls” by Nancy Jo Sales is a book about what it would be like to live like an American girl. This book, so far, can be related back to the book that I last read, “Girls and…

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4 Replies · Reply by Jaycie Williams Nov 18, 2016