Author: Mareesa

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The Future of Poverty and Homelessness: Tiny Houses for LA

Always the first few lines of boxes, or the top left hand corner of the mandatory cover letter: name, phone number, permanent address. Answers so many take as a given, the tedious essentials, simply mere […]

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Libertarians Are Feeling the Bern, They Just Don’t Know It Yet

Libertarian leaners, whose most viable candidate, Rand Paul, dropped out of the race on February 3rd, are on the market for a new man to back. Perhaps, this person will be found not amongst the […]

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I Pledge Allegiance

The intercom system buzzing into interruption, “Good morning, let’s all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.” The motion is automatic, students standing up from chairs to face the flag, right hand over the left breast. […]

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Jenna Leonard: Art’s Next It Girl?

She chose the spot, a small bar in the heart of York, Maine, with just enough room for no more than twenty individuals. At 4:00pm the bar is nearly empty apart from the flannel clad, […]

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Hillary Clinton: When a Movement is Nothing More than Tokenism

We are the argumentative type; the young people unable (or unwilling) to keep our mouths shut; the bleeding heart liberals so often stereotyped as unshowered hippies with hair tied in dreadlocks. But we do have […]

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Why Do We Insist on Classifying?

A recent “Gay Voices” article on the Huffington Post attempted to explain ten lesser-known sexual identities that extended beyond the well-known heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual.  To be clear, when not just saying I am merely […]

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On Political Correctness

I spoke from my heart, opinions formed only after first grounding them in what I understood as socially just thoughts about the world. At the time, I hadn’t yet been informed that the term “illegal […]

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Making Mad Love

When the vibrant and young entrepreneur, Tony stumbled across Mad Love on Etsy, he knew that the work couldn’t be ignored. “I don’t remember when I came across what Angel was doing with Mad Love, but I remember liking it […]

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I Am a Guilty Carnivore

I am a guilty carnivore, a meat-eating child of a meat-consuming culture. Of course I have seen the videos, read the articles centered on the inhumane treatment of livestock and yet, I have continued to […]

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It’s a Joke, Right?… Right?

His is a face that incites concern in the viewer. He’s the human version of Scrooge McDuck, except with terrible statements to make. Donald Trump’s riches and fame lead him to believe he can say […]

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Take a Breather Mister Officer

There is no doubt that police officers have some of the most stressful and dangerous jobs in the world. Particularly in high-risk areas, officers frequently risk their lives in the line of duty. These same […]

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The Road is Completely Overrated

My eyes scan the spines of unorganized used books. I have no titles in mind. Too many authors of interest to remember. Too many titles. I gravitate to the big names, the Joyce Carol Oates […]