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comic books Culture Movies

Prepping for The Avengers

To celebrate The Avengers’ release May 4, I am currently writing a “Top 10 Superhero Movies” list for my school newspaper. My superhero journey took me to Iron Man 2 today. I don’t plan on getting into review mode, but the film is decent (better than I remember). And the Avengers and Thor references make […]

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Art Cal State Fullerton

CSUF Alumni Inspire “Steampunk” Art Exhibit

Steampunk

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Movies

Jennifer Lawrence shines as “The Girl on Fire”

My review was originally published Monday by my school newspaper, The Daily Titan. Katniss Everdeen captures the audience with her wit, charm and archery skills. Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence, last year’s Academy Award nominee for best actress in Winter’s Bone) is a 16-year-old girl living in District 12 in a post-apocalyptic America called Panem, […]

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Christianity Culture

What Christmas Means

No, the meaning of Christmas is not to buy presents or sip egg nog at festive holiday parties. Christmas is (or is meant to be) a time set out each year to honor one thing: the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which took place more than 2,000 years ago in Israel. Jesus […]

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Books Culture

Books are here to Stay: Why You Should Read

Call me biased; I work at a public library. But I think that books and reading continue to have great value in our society and our lives. I am a voracious reader, I must say. I can read a short novel in little over a day when I get around to it. And I am […]

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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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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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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 […]