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Singing on the Train

If traveling by train from Sicily to mainland Italy, the train is cut in half and boards a ferry. The ferry, carrying its cargo of train cars and passengers, crosses the Strait of Messina- a narrow passage connecting the Ionian Sea to the south with the Tyrrhenian Sea of the north. 280 more words


Families: Reflections of A Person Not From Gaza pt.6

As I took a little walk this evening, I passed by an orphanage. I always pass by it, but I don’t give it much thought except “it’s an orphanage” and I move on. 449 more words

4 classroom-tested public speaking techniques

Speech 101 doesn’t have to be the palm-sweating, horrifying graduation requirement that most students make it out to be.

I, too, fell victim to the fear of public speaking, putting off enrollment in the course every semester until it stood as the only thing separating me from my degree. 812 more words


UCSB professor charged with battery

A professor at the University of California Santa Barbara plead no contest to three misdemeanor charges last Thursday, after she was accused of assaulting an anti-abortion student activist. 183 more words


University of Wisconsin student has sights set on curing colon cancer

Keven Stonewall isn’t your average 19-year-old college student.

Sure, he likes to hang out with his friends, loves music — everything from Beethoven to Kanye West — and is involved in campus activities. 596 more words


The Voice

This is the picture prompt this week from ‘Light & Shade’. This is my story, though I’ve no idea where it came from?

The Voice…

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Flash Fiction