8 Cartoon Characters I Wanted To Be When I Was 8
Mar20

8 Cartoon Characters I Wanted To Be When I Was 8

When I was 8, Saturday morning was dedicated to cartoons. I woke up early to be pulled into fantastic worlds filled with mutants, knights, super heroes, and space battles. During the week, my imagination ran wild with daydreams of being some of these characters. This is a list of 8 cartoon characters I wanted to be when I was 8 and it provides a brief glimpse into those daydreams. 1. Wolverine. When the X-Men Saturday morning cartoon...

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Rooting on the Global Stage: Identity Through Sports

On days I drive into work, I routinely tune into NPR to get the latest on weather, traffic, and the daily news. A good portion of yesterday’s segment focused on the 2014 Winter Olympics, specifically the Women’s Short Skate which was starting at 10am EST. I surreptitiously whipped out my phone (in very heavy traffic) and texted my wife to remind her of the event. She was keen on watching Kim Yu Na’s performance, the South Korean...

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The Right to Occupy McDonald’s

For the past several months, elderly Korean people have been occupying the tables of a McDonald’s in Queens, NY, oftentimes coming in as early as 5 a.m. and leaving in the evening. This has been causing some issues for the management, as customers have been complaining and asking for refunds for lack of seating. McDonald’s kindly asks their patrons to finish eating their food in 20 minutes, so that other patrons have a place to sit to...

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The Generosity of Americans: What BatKid Says About Us
Dec11

The Generosity of Americans: What BatKid Says About Us

Nearly a month has passed since the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco teamed up to grant 5-year-old leukemia patient, Miles Scott, his dream of being Batman for a day, and the story still continues to amaze me. The kind of collective effort that it took to realize the events of the day was astounding: the special edition cover of the San Francisco Chronicle authored by “Clark Kent”, the involvement of the police...

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Affirmative Action: The Institutionalization of Racial Discrimination
Nov04

Affirmative Action: The Institutionalization of Racial Discrimination

My fellow NSB Editor Brian Williams recently wrote an article, “The Continued Need for Affirmative Action.” He argues that affirmative action (AA) helps “break the institutionalized cycle of poverty,” that racial diversity is a laudable goal in higher education, and that opponents of AA are not so much concerned about racial discrimination as they are about their own self-interest in gaining admission. I’d like to offer a different...

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