Category: Miscellaneous

What is the “Daily History Byte”?

You might be wondering why I periodically post an article called “Daily History Byte” (though it has yet to be “daily”…). I like to share a few links here and there about interesting or amusing tidbits I find throughout my daily internet wanderings. You can find some on my Facebook page. But I also want to

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find New Theories

***Contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – continue at your own risk!*** Yeah, that’s somewhat of a weird title. But bear with me! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen J.K. Rowling’s new film about the many adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander three times. Yes, you read that right, three times. As

Article Announcement

It has been a while since I have posted any updates about really anything, but I have some exciting news to share! Last November, I submitted an article draft to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. I did so on the encouragement of one of my library science professors (long story short, in addition to

Looking for Primary Source Collections!

As a student of history, I understand the need to access primary source collections, but I also know that sometimes these are hard to find. Therefore, I would like to ask you, my friends and faithful readers, for your input. Are there any primary resource databases or collections that you regularly use in your research?

Editing Wikipedia: Not as Easy as One May Think

As a spring break assignment in my digital history class, I was tasked with editing a Wikipedia entry and tracking, if any, changes that others made to my edits. What I discovered was that it was probably harder for me to determine what to change than for anyone to edit it.

“Pursue Your Passion, Make a Good Living, Change the World”

A few weeks ago, I discovered that Bill Nye, the famous scientist, comedian, and television host, was speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of their Geek Week and part of The Distinguished Lecture Series. Being that I grew up as part of the generation which watched his show Bill Nye the Science Guy,

5 Reasons I Still Love Halloween as An Adult

As I get older, I find myself adoring Halloween more and more. Of course, it has been some years since I feigned to be a country music singer, a princess, and a zombie soccer player, but it still does not mean the spirit of the holiday lessens for me. The following are 5 reasons Halloween

The New News You Never Expected

If you had asked me earlier this year, say around March, about my plans in six months, I would have had the deer-in-the-headlights look of “I’ll be darned if I know”. Why’s that? The last month or so have been busy, very busy. As in life-changingly busy.