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Arundhati Roy writes in the Guardian that literature is important because it gives us an escape and teaches us not only the mere factual information about a particular event and movements but connects us with the emotions of the victims and the oppressed. Literature in this sense is the most vital means of education. Knowledge for the sake of factual data is useless. Unless, we...

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Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community to bring about a change for them

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts, it is about time for a change in the society. The  devastating disparities can be seen in the life of an immigrant child as compared to a child born in the U.S. Juan Gallego belongs to Colombia, where he was born and raised. Later, the family fled their homeland and sought asylum in Massachusetts 15 years...

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According to the World Health Organisation, it is a win-win situation when women can decide for themselves when they are ready to conceive. However, for those who are not ready to conceive, several contraceptives like a patch, intrauterine system, vaginal ring, and contraceptive injection exist. The least intrusive among them is a daily contraceptive pill; however, forgetting to take any of these pills can prove...

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A budget deficit is a gap between what the government spends and what it takes in through taxes and other sources of revenue. It occurs when expenses exceed revenue and indicate the financial health of a country. According to a forecast by the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year.   According to Alan Clayton-Matthews, an associate professor of economics and...

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Despite the negative connotations in its name, Black Friday is nothing less than winning a jackpot. With Black Friday, comes an opportunity to finally move the products in your wish list to the shopping cart.  In addition to that, Cyber Monday is there to rescue if you have overlooked any product earlier. The retailers came up with the idea of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

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Steve Leber, the man behind many of the music legends we grew up loving,  managed most famous artists like The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, AC/DC, and many more. Leber lived in Massachusetts, on the weekends he would bounce among the local clubs, listening to music, and looking for opportunities. He got his break when he found the G-Clefs; they were...

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farmers

Oliver Homberg and Matt Alto are doing something not many would think of doing their whole lives. What might that be? These Northeastern University’s graduates are proud founders and owners of Boston Microgreens. They started as freshmen farmers, with little or close to the non-existent farming experience. By now though, they are selling heaps and trays of leafy greens to not only home cooks but...

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Husky Helper

College students always have many questions, for which finding answers becomes tough. However, students these days have it easy – all they have to do is call on Alexa to remind them about their appointments, projects, and classes. The mental energy that goes into finding answers to the questions can be sucked right away from them, thus, leaving none at all for studying, working or...

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Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. Poverty means that the income level from employment is so low that basic human needs can't be met. Poverty-stricken people and families might go without proper housing, clean water, healthy food, and medical attention. Each nation may have its own threshold that...

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Slavery

The tales of the horrible slavery which the Africans faced at the hands of the white is very much recorded in the writings of many authors. One such Pulitzer  Prize-winning author, Douglas Blackmon spoke at the campus of  Northeastern University about his extensive research in African American slavery in the late 19th and early 20th century.   This event was titled, ‘Slavery By Another Name: Uncovering the...

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