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What is the Definition of a Terrorist?

I am taking an English course this year called “Terrorism and Modern Culture.” From the title you can make  accurate assumptions about what is discussed in that 75 minute bi-weekly class. Since we live in a post 9/11 world, terrorism is an important concept to define but difficult to understand.

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Where Are All the Women?

It’s hard to believe that my last first week of college has come and gone. Now I’m that much closer to graduating and finding my first legitimate job. That job hopefully will be as a journalist. I always cringe when someone asks me what my major is and what I plan to do with it […]

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Ladyguides

How to Make Washcloth Cupcakes

I have a good friend who is the perfect example of a “girly girl.” Her favorite patterns are floral, she loves the color pink (especially pale pink), and she loves frilly dresses. She is the definition of delicate and feminine. But when her birthday came along, I was clueless on what to get her. Giving […]

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Movies

Movie Review: “Beginners”

My faithful movie junkie friend took me to see the highly recommended Mike Mills film, Beginners. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent. McGregor plays Oliver, a graphic artist, who is forced to come to grips with the death of his father, Hal (Plummer).

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We try it!

How to Make Magazine Wine Bags

Recently I’ve discovered several tutorials on how to make gift bags out of newspaper. I thought these bags would be a perfect way for me to waste my summer nights as the holiday season approaches. I’ve always been a big fan of recycling and buying bags or notebooks made out of recycled materials, so the […]

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Bodies

Walking For the Health Of It

My parents recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary touring Barcelona, Spain and the surrounding countries. Since their return, they reference this “trip of a lifetime,” reminiscing about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, the true location of the Statue of David and the Mediterranean cruise that didn’t make my mother seasick. Yet, the most profound discovery they found […]

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Perspectives

Meat or Veggies, or Can I Just Choose Both?

This year, I spent my July 4th afternoon at the movie theater watching a double feature of Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and the documentary Forks Over Knives. My friend and I chose to see the latter on a whim, hoping for something intellectually stimulating and different.

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A Journalist’s Discretion

At the age of six, I was given the nickname “Nosy Noëlle.” My family never called me that to my face, but I distinctly remember my mother’s friend coining the name. I had overheard her talking on the telephone one afternoon, and I asked her who was on the receiving end. Granted, she was in […]

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Books

Book Review: “Water for Elephants”

I decided to take a chance on Sara Gruen’s novel Water for Elephants, after reading the rave reviews of the book posted on several social media sites by friends and acquaintances. The truth is, it is summer and I am desperate for a distraction away from my recent obsession with Grey’s Anatomy reruns fueled by […]

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Bodies

Foundation Offers a Breath of Hope

In April I learned a new word, while attending a banquet in honor of hundreds of women from around the world living with an incurable disease. One of these women is my Aunt Sophia. The word is lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).