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Contemporary Capitalism: If Only Time Travel Existed!

December 2, 2011

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Think about the following movies for a moment: 13 going on 30, Freaky Friday,  and 17 Again. What do they all have in common? Well, their basic premise is one where the main character(s) are displaced from their normal environment or time period, and thrust into a new one. This causes the character(s) to develop […]

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The Paradox of Shopping: a new way to ask, “Do you REALLY want that?”

November 29, 2011


As much as some of us like to dispute this, we all love to possess things. Growing up, it was practically forced upon us to learn to share. Whether our “things” are new age tech toys, designer shoes, expensive bags, or Pokemon cards, is of no importance. I theorize that this love of possessions is rooted in […]

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Equality, still in the making?

October 17, 2011


I have always felt extremely fortunate to grow up in a very diverse atmosphere that exposed me to people of different ethnicities than my own. In high school, I happily made friends with people from around the world, and have been highly enriched by my experiences with them. Now, at UofM, I feel even more curious and […]

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