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The Celebrated False Hero

“They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know […]

Splash Mountain and Slavery
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Splash Mountain and Slavery

Splash, slavery, and South… what do all of these words have in common? Splash Mountain. You’re probably thinking, “how does slavery and the South go with Splash Mountain?” We’ve all ridden this happy ride, singing along to zip-a-dee-doo-dah while awaiting the well-known drop into a splash of water at the […]

Columbus Statue: Praise or Perish?
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Columbus Statue: Praise or Perish?

When evaluating current events, the media seems to be riddled with news articles depicting the horrific events of Charlottesville and reporters updating viewers on protests concerning statutes of controversial historical figures.  One of the historical individuals who deserves debate along side Confederate leaders is Christopher Columbus. Columbus is renowned for […]

Is Slavery Really Gone?
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Is Slavery Really Gone?

by Samantha​ ​Russell and​ ​MacKenzie​ ​MacDougall When​ ​you​ ​think​ ​of​ ​slavery​ ​you​ ​typically​ ​think​ ​of​ ​early​ ​Americans​ ​enslaving African​ ​Americans​ ​for​ ​labor​ ​but​ ​it​ ​has​ ​become​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​that​ ​today.​ ​Slavery​ ​today​ ​is​ ​a multi-billion​ ​dollar​ ​industry​ ​that​ ​still​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​which​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​many​ ​types​ ​of​ ​slavery […]

Athletics or Academics?
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Athletics or Academics?

Passion and education. What is more important? Life as a student-athlete has changed the game. Growing up, thousands of kids dream of making it to varsity as a freshman in high-school, being the best out of the best, working to get a full-ride scholarship and playing as a professional. Students […]