Monthly Archives: September 2021

‘Dune’ and ‘The Matrix’ show how science fiction lost its way

When politics or the economy don’t give much reason to celebrate, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent spectacles that kept us laughing through the Depression. The 1970s yielded a new kind of thriller that mirrored the paranoia of the post-Vietnam era. Recent decades have seen an explosion …

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Lovejoy Library gets a makeover, more open space | New

Students may have seen changes happening in the Lovejoy Library. Empty shelves might seem a bit unusual for a bookcase, but for Lovejoy, that means big updates. Shelly McDavid, Regional Coordinator for Access and Library Spaces and STEM Librarian, led the project. “We deselect materials from the collection that have …

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Verstappen receives three grid-place penalty for Hamilton crash RaceFans

Max Verstappen was assessed a three grid-place penalty for the next race for causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton. The Red Bull driver will serve the sentence at the Russian Grand Prix. Stewards ruled that Verstappen was “primarily to blame” for the collision. “Car 44 [Hamilton] came out of the …

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Moffett Library’s 9/11 exhibit informs students 20 years after tragedy – The Wichitan

In remembrance of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center two decades ago, the Moffett Library hosts a visual display of posters and memorabilia on the second floor titled “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World”. “The New York City 9/11 Museum provided the 14 …

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Kentucky Department of Education Offers $ 100 Incentives for Vaccines to All Public School Employees

By Tom LatekKentucky today Lawmakers passed a bill banning a statewide mask mandate in schools in favor of leaving decisions to local districts in the special session that ended Thursday, but it did not addressed compulsory vaccination. However, several members of the General Assembly have discussed the fact that companies …

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9/11 commemorative events held in Las Olas and FLL Airport – NBC 6 South Florida

Events took place in South Florida on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Veteran’s Trust and the Human Baton hosted “Tribute To America’s Heroes,” a free spectator event at Las Olas Oceanside Park and another at a 20th Anniversary event at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …

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“A Jumbled Mess of Conflicting Genres”

As a storyteller, it’s tempting to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. Oftentimes, the combination of items is enough to make the spectacle worth watching. Even in situations where items slide down to the floor, seeing someone make a big attempt at all is enough to spark …

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Letters to the Editor – Dallas development, Preston Roya Library, Texas abortion law

It’s in my garden Yes, in my garden! Another day, another opportunity for Dallas City Council to hear from its constituents. For the past 10 years, prime real estate on the corner of Forest and Nuestra has sat vacant, literally, in my backyard. Our incredible neighborhood, which runs the length …

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The Tragedy of American Rural Schools

By 12:30 p.m. the high school water fountains were brown and all bathrooms in the college had also stopped working, so Henderson decided to close both schools for the day. A bell rang and Ellington stepped into the damp hallways. Water splashed over his persimmons, and other boys screamed and …

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Norwich rappers on the rise of the genre in the fine city

While popular hip-hop artists may be most associated with big American cities, the genre is beginning to take a life of its own here in Norwich.  A genre developed in the United States in the 1970s, hip-hop rose to global prominence through artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. And now Norwich …

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