Abstract: A Study of Various Socioeconomic Impacts of the Black Death in Europe and the Middle East

For those who may not know, I am slightly interested in history. Just a little bit. And as a senior history major, I have learned to write papers…lots and lots of papers. One paper that I’m particularly proud of was a small gem that I wrote for a class on…

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Are There Positive Effects of “Globalization”?

Time and again, I hear people complaining about globalization. To quote the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition, globalization is  “the action, process, or fact of making global; esp. (in later use) the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale, widely considered…

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The Imperial Walker Versus A Horde of Wild Animals

Like many Wisconsinites, I have been following the protests in Madison with a keen eye. I’ve engaged in a few discussions and debates with people, whether they be Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. As it stands, I am rather neutral on the entire subject. This does not mean I am uneducated…

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MLK Jr.: The Dream Will Never Die

Today (or rather yesterday I suppose) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After the hustle and bustle of reuniting with my friends, I took a minute today to reflect on one of the most extraordinary experiences in my life. In January of 2009, I, along with 50+ students and faculty…

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