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19 Feb 19
In-Between the Spotlight

Before female artists like Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez reached fame, First there was Selena Quintanilla; According to an NBC news article, a Mexican American singer who is considered the Queen of “Tejano” music. She continues to be remembered today by her fans and the Latino community almost 24 years after her death […]

19 Feb 19
Keeping up with Kennedy

Taylor Swift, she has a big Reputation In the beginning, Swift was Country At the beginning of Taylor Swift’s career, she was the new, young, and adorable face of country music. Swift captivated both country music fans and teenage girls, a fan base uncommon to the country music world, with her songs about love, life, […]

19 Feb 19
YOUNG COMMUNIST LEAGUE OF BRITAIN

As part of a month long build up to International Women’s Day Celebrations on the 8th of March, the YCL will be publishing daily articles highlighting the exemplary role played by women in the international communist & working class movement. Today we  pay tribute to Ruth First, South African Communist, journalist and anti-apartheid fighter. YCLers […]

19 Feb 19
NATION AND STATE

When he swept into office back in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised supporters of a Liberal Party reinvigorated by a decade of conservative rule that he would bring about “real change” – both in Ottawa, and for a Liberal Party marred by allegations of corruption. So far, he has largely failed at both, […]

19 Feb 19
Radio Free

BEIJING — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country’s industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems. And in a potential blow to the U.S.’s effort to rally its allies on the issue, British media reported […]

19 Feb 19
The People Behind Stem Cells

“I was volunteering in a karyotyping lab at the University of California Davis and we were growing cells from the bone marrow to do chromosome spreads. Watching those cells in a dish start to make red blood cells was the most incredible thing I had ever seen.”- Dr. Jan Nolta Dr. Jan Nolta is one […]

19 Feb 19
MISY262

This blog is going to pertain to a specific data set that I’ve chosen, originating from Kaggle.com. The dataset was used by researchers to identify the specific factors pertaining to student alcohol usage and how it relates to student performance in secondary schools. The dataset includes 22 variables listed below (the length function helped me […]

19 Feb 19
Nicki's Random Musings

Last week we continued the conversation around the inaugural class of Dream In Black Honorees. We talked about the members revealed for the third week, and how we think they influence our communities. At the start of Black History Month I shared a blog post about the Dream In Black honorees for the first week, […]

19 Feb 19
Media Fantasies in Film

The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone are, on the surface, very different television programs. Though they were in their time and remain even to this day extremely popular and influential, they have very little in common superficially. One is an early sitcom with a static cast of characters who become involved in humorous scenarios, while […]

19 Feb 19
Musings of an English Major

Sojourner Truth was not born as Sojourner Truth. Her original name, when born in New York in 1797, was Isabella Bomfree. In 1827, having been a slave for thirty years, she ran away with her infant daughter, Sophia, to a nearby abolitionist family by the name of the Van Wageners. They bought her freedom, and […]