Month: April 2014

#Litterati

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“Trash is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. By combining technology, social awareness and art, the Litterati is tackling this ever-escalating problem one piece of litter at a time.”   Litterati is a virtual way using Instagram to map where litter is; it works..

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10 Reasons To Love Your Solitude

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10 Reasons to love your solitude: “Our bodies deserve to be more than war-torn and collateral, offering this f***dom as a pathetic means to say… I only know how to exist when I am wanted”   This is an excerpt from “Body Love,” spokenpoetry, by Mary Lambert. This poem stimulated a clutter of thoughts in..

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Gabriel García Márquez

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Only a few days ago on the 17th of April marked the death of the widely acclaimed author ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez.’ He not only wrote novels, however he participated in screenwriting, journalism and a collection of short stories as well. Marquez was widely accepted through the eyes of the public when he was awarded the..

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Easter Holiday

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Easter is one of many religious holidays celebrated all around the world. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and as well fertility. This holiday is also referred to as a “movable feast”, since there isn’t a fixed date for when it is celebrated. However, it falls between specific ranges of time. The Western celebrates..

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

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The National Honor Society is an international organization that praises excellent students with cumulative GPAs of 3.6 and above. The NHS is made up of four criteria: leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Over a million students worldwide are members of NHS, and fortunately our very own AIS students are a part of this wonderful organization…

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Female Genital Mutilation

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 One of the main controversial topics is whether female genital mutilation is considered a cultural practice or, would it be considered one of the human rights violations. Female genital mutilation is mostly dominant and popular in Africa, especially in Sub- Saharan Africa. The population of women who are circumcised in Africa lies between eighty million..

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