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News

PoC News in America

For those of you celebrating Easter, hope it was a great one! In that spirit, here’s a quick supercut of how much Hollywood loves white Jesus imagery. Now let’s get on the with the rest of the news!

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Perspectives

What’s the Fuss About Halloween?

I mean, I can eat shitty candy and dress up like something I’m not every day of the year; it’s called living in Western society.

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We try it!

We Try It! Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs

Since my vegan experiment last month turned semi-permanent, there haven’t been too many things I’ve missed. But then I remembered that it’s Easter candy season, and acknowledged that remaining vegan is going to be tricky.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Did You Celebrate Easter?

Y’all, I have had too many Cadbury eggs, and too much haroset, and if you can believe it, a little too much of this holiday in general. Let me explain: every year, my family mashes together Easter with the Jewish holiday of Passover.

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Science

Leap Years, Leap Seconds, and a Brief History of the Western Calendar

Happy February 29, everybody! Have you ever wondered why we add an extra day to the calendar every four years? As it turns out, the solar year is a little longer than the modern 365-day calendar year, which has necessitated numerous modifications to the calendar over the years to try to keep everything moving smoothly. 

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Monday Night Mischief

Good evening, Persephonites!

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Op Ed

Zombie Jesus Day and Other Things I Don’t Find Funny

Yesterday was Easter, which means my Internet-life was full of references to Happy Zombie Jesus Day and photoshopped images of Jesus pooping Easter Eggs.  It aggravates me enough every year that I consider stepping away from the Internet entirely, but this year I decided to think more about why I don’t think it’s funny.

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The Daily Goodie

The Daily Goodie: 3/22

Good day, Persephoneers! I am still bursting with Spring Spirit.