Living History Through Reenacting, Part Two

In my last post, I brought up the term “living history” and sought to explore the dual meaning behind “living history” and living “history”.  I discussed my personal experiences in reenacting, as in living “history”. In this post, I will be exploring what “living history” is and analyze its importance…

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Living History Through Reenacting, Part One

Before diving headfirst into this post, I would like for you to consider the title: “Living History Through Reenacting”. There are two ways to analyze this title. One, it could mean experiencing history by attending or participating in reenacting (“living history”). Or two, it could also connote the actual act…

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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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You Should Have Seen It in Color: A Photographic Tour of Italy and the U.K. in B&W

Someone once said, “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” As I’ve struggled over the past couple of weeks for a topic to blog on (being the ever indecisive Libra), I decided to give readers a taste of my secret pleasure, black and white photography. The…

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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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