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When one thinks of Benjamin Franklin it is difficult to think of him outside the political spectrum. One of the founding fathers of the United States, he contributed much to the Americas in a variety of ways. What some people may not know is that Franklin was more than just a diplomat; he was an author and […]

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The year is 1917 when the tide of war brings the United States of America into WWI. After the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat in 1915 and the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, President Woodrow Wilson declares war against Germany and plunges America into war. During the U.S. war campaign, the Germans […]

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Pigeons of war

Posted by: | March 22, 2016 | No Comment |

Before the advent of the two-way radio, wire transmission cables covered the World War I battlefields. Although being the most technologically advance form of communication available, it did face its fair share of hurdles on enemy territory especially around rough and mountainous terrain. This is where the pigeon comes in. With the ability to fly at […]

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Reports from the battlefield have come and gone with the changing times. From the runners of ancient Greece to carrier pigeons in World War I, information has been the most valuable asset a military force can acquire. In today’s world, people get war reporting on current engagement s such as those occurring in Syria and Afghanistan from news networks […]

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Paris: the city of love

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 | 3 Comments |

Bonjour and welcome to the wonderful city of Paris, France. Known worldwide as the city of love, Paris is the desired location for honeymooners and those looking for a bit of romance. From scenic walks along the Seine River to ascending the Eiffel tower, there is certainly a lot to do in this city rich […]

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Amsterdam: an inside look

Posted by: | February 16, 2016 | No Comment |

When one thinks of Amsterdam, what comes to mind? Van Gogh? The Anne Frank house? Coffee shops? It is true that those things are tied to Amsterdam but there is a lot packed into this tourist trap of a city. Amsterdam itself is situated in the Netherlands in the northern part of Holland. Filled with canals and […]

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On Feb. 2, 2016, me and my classmates spent the entire class watching the PBS film “Martin Luther” narrated by none other than Liam Neeson. What was great about the film in particular was the sheer amount of background information on the not so humble beginnings of Martin Luther. Previous to watching the film, my […]

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