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Life

Ten Memories of Snow and Ice

I’ve spent a childhood longing for snow and an adulthood running from it. Until I can move to Hawaii, snow, ice, slush, and cold will be a part of my life.

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Science

Water on Mercury; Non-Organic Chemicals on Mars

Two recent discoveries on other planets in our solar system have led to great excitement in the scientific community. The Messenger spacecraft, in orbit around Mercury since March 2011, has confirmed the presence of water ice on Mercury. Less than four months after its arrival on Mars, Curiosity has found some interesting chemical compounds. What […]

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News

News Appetizers: Girl, I Do Not Like What I See Out There

Welcome back, poodles, for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that this dear country is headed to hell in an embroidered handbasket. Will we make it through the week with a forced smile on our faces, or will we grimly gather round the old television and lament the very forces that make […]

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News

Put On ICE: How Detainment and Deportation Are Breaking Up Families

Back in the early summer, President Obama announced that immigration officials, including the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), would be suspending deportations against those who posed no threat to the nation’s security or public safety. In August, the Department of Homeland Security took action on Obama’s word, stating that it would review all of […]

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Perspectives

Weather Snobbery and the Loss of Compassion in a Facebook World

So, you may have heard that the East Coast had a little weather this weekend. You also may have heard from Facebook status updates, Tumblr posts, or tweets that the storm was “overhyped,” “no big deal,” or a “disappointment.” Who knows, maybe you even said some of those things. Plenty of people did. Here’s the […]

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The Daily Goodie

TDG 2/2: Narnia is Real

A few of your Persephone writers are trapped either under a three inch layer of ice or in the path of a blizzard, some of us are a little of column A, a little of column B.  If you notice gaps in our schedule it’s because somebody lost power, we’ll catch up when it comes […]