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In Search of Saint Martin de Porres (Part 2 of 3)

June 29, 2011 by

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by Beatrice M. Hogg Read Part 1 here. While I was still in grade school, several changes came to St. Elizabeth’s and Catholicism in general. Now Mass was said in English, instead of Latin. We were all given little brown books that contained the entire English Mass, as well as the most common church hymns. No […]

Why I Still Go to Church

June 29, 2011 by

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by Anthony Dean-Harris I am a Christian. I have no shame in saying this. At the tender age of four, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and have remained rather persistent in my faith for the past twenty years, steeling this faith all the while, learning what I can and reconciling […]

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June 29, 2011 by

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by Kyla Marshell I was five, almost five, and that meant I could pierce my ears and wear nail polish. That meant starting Kindergarten, being just a little bit taller; and for me and my mother, it meant a new home. The year I was almost five is the year we moved from Boston, living […]

In Search of Saint Martin de Porres (Part 1 of 3)

June 22, 2011 by

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by Beatrice M. Hogg Father Hoppel addressed the congregation. “Dóminus vobíscum.” I mouthed the strange words that were written in my Saint Joseph Sunday Missal. “Et cum spíritu tuo.” I didn’t know Latin, but I knew the key words to look for in my little black book so I could follow the Mass. I had […]

The (Usual) Advertiser Comes Correct

June 22, 2011 by

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By Anthony Dean-Harris I’ve been seeing a commercial make the rounds lately that almost looks like there’s a continually emerging dawn of racial diversity in popular culture. I take great joy when I see black people in commercials. Really, I take pride when I see anyone other than white people in commercials. I like it […]

Why SXSW Is the Perfect Vacation

June 15, 2011 by

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by Anthony Dean-Harris As a person of rather limited resources, I don’t go on vacation all too often. I hear vacationing is nice and I’m filled with appropriate levels of resentment whenever I see friends’ pictures on Facebook of their travels without the whole voyeuristic process becoming a hatred of others’ resources or my own […]

Why I Won’t Write for Money

June 15, 2011 by

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by Kyla Marshell I recently purchased my own domain. Khellonmars.com. “Khellonmars,” sometimes without the “k,” is the handle I use around the Internet. It’s my Twitter name, my blog name, my email, etc. I have done this consciously. I have done this so as to keep a consistent profile around the web and around the […]