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Baseball Cal State Fullerton

CSUF Baseball Photo

A stop-motion photograph I took of a hit by a player on the Cal State Fullerton baseball team a few weeks ago:

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Anthropology Culture

Mead and Benedict on Culture (Anthropology Essay)

Margaret Mead was one of the first influential female anthropologists. In Coming of Age in Samoa she studied Samoan female adolescents to better understand the adolescent years cross-culturally and found that adolescents in different cultures behave differently based on their values and traditions. Ruth Benedict agreed, with her assertion that different patterns of life exist […]

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Culture technology

Technology: Dangerous Effects of Progress

“Engineers should pay more attention to the larger world in which their devices will function, and they should consciously take that world into account in their designs,” said Robert Pool in Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology. Traditionally engineers have tried to perfect their machines as a machine; that is, make them better and more […]

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The Hobbit Film: First Thoughts

Studying for a test, I decided to put on some Lord of the Ringssoundtrack. It has been a while since I have listened to it, and I am surprised at how I am still in love with it. “Samwise the Brave” and “The Breaking of the Fellowship” are two of my favorites. The depth of […]

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technology

Younger Adults Use more Technology

Younger adults own more gadgets like cell phones, laptops and music devices, according to a PEW Research poll. Cell phones are the most popular gadget, with 85 percent of adults owning one. For adults age 18 to 34 in the Millennial generation that number increases to 95. The study also found that younger adults make […]

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Classic Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities

>I got my classic book review on Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities published for my school newspaper, The Daily Titan. You can check it out here: Classic Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities

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Anthropology Culture

Metaphors and Language

>Today in my Language and Culture class, we were learning about metaphors and how we tend to think of things by our language. A conceptual, or cognitive, metaphor is something that refers to the understanding of one idea in terms of another. An example of this is ARGUMENT IS WAR, as noted by linguists George […]

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Anthropology

National Geographic: June 1995 Issue

> Taken from a 15-year-old National Geographic article, Don Belt recounts a very horrific incident in Galilee, Israel. Unfortunately, this was not the first conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis nor would it be the last: “School let out early on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day- April 6, a Wednesday- in the quiet Galilee […]

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Movies

Inception: A Perspective on the Imagination

Inception is the latest masterpiece by Christopher Nolan which deals with a concept so universal and yet so complex: dreams. The science-fiction thriller has grossed more than $150 million in its first two weeks, according to the Internet Movie Database. The cast is headed by Leonardo DiCaprio who plays Dom Cobb, one of the best […]

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Lost

More Thoughts on "The End"

> I rewatched “The End,” the series finale of Lost again yesterday, and it was just as good as I first thought. Although it did not explain every question, it did answer the major questions that had the most relevance to the final outcome of the show. Many people were disappointed with how the show […]