Tuesday, February 20, 2024

With the sounds of music: An interview with the Lorenzo Society

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The bow of a cello reverberates on its strings. The higher voice of a violin joins in the melody, and the sound of a live-string quartet echoes across the cafeteria. As the last note hangs in the air, students lift their heads from their lunch....

How the features of the Industrial Revolution gave rise to mass society, mass media, and mass culture

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The Industrial Revolution was a period of technological innovation that swept over Europe and North America in 1750.  It was characterized by more efficient means of production.  Though this period mainly affected manufacturing processes, it also had massive cultural and societal implications.  People stopped working...

Be yourself

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Makeup here, hair there Welcome to the world of impression Sometimes you need to look beyond your looks Smile  Be yourself All those cakes are not going to satisfy everyone’s taste  Perfect cannot be achieved  Be yourself If makeup is your thing then great Don’t use it as a costume to hide since...

Fresh

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We once were free now the transition has come Unfamiliar, strange, Fresh  It’s the time to be the person you want to be Step out of your comfort zone Jump into the water which is university  Testing the waters is a must  Whether it’s your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year  Fear...

How to learn guitar

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Music is an intrinsic part of human nature.  All cultures have some form of music that is unique to them. From the Tropical South to the Frigid North, music has played an important role in shaping our various cultures. All of us have experienced the...

One night only! A new showcase is coming to Saint John

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On Wednesday, September 20, the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS), will be presenting an event titled, Dialogues on the Edge, at 7:00 pm at the Imperial Theatre. Dialogues on the Edge is a national showcase of multidisciplinary performances from Indigenous, Black,...

The haunting of lateness

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Sometimes do you ever feel like  Time is going too fast  You can’t catch up even if you try hard Your best is only good enough for some people  Deadlines fall behind, stress enters in like a bad dream enters a child at night  You feel like you are...

My brain is about to explode 

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Have you ever tried to stuff a crazy amount  of marshmallows in your mouth all at once? That’s how my mind is working right now Life, family, school, and what I would call "other" are jam packed into my mind  I’ve been told to breathe, you got this...

When life doesn’t go your way! 

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You see the hill It’s too far It’s too high You start walking You slip Fall Fall  Fall Mudslide  Crash into a rock Skin your knee Hair ripped out of places You fall and you can’t get up  Well that’s life Sometimes it doesn’t go your way! 

OP-ED: Stop teaching students to study Shakespeare

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As a future teacher and an English major with a propensity to take many Shakespeare courses, I often think about how, if given the opportunity, I would teach my future students to study Shakespeare. I have come to the simple conclusion that I will not. Many...