By Andrew Harwood “War is hell.”  This Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman quote is a cliché, overused and bitter phrase, but it also perfectly sums up our theme this week. At its simplest, war is an armed conflict between states. But, at its most complex, war has ferocious, extensive bloodshed.  War has been around […]

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By Andrew Harwood The American west emerged as a beckoning for courageous Americans to drop everything and move to the opposite side of the country. Filled with deserts, great plains, mountains, ridges and more, the American west is a crucial and dominant part of history. In cinema, there exists the “western” film. Western films are […]

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In honor of Black History Month, here are just a few of so many unsung black women that helped build today’s Black America.

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by Caitlin Fisher What I should have been doing last Friday morning: studying for my French test. What I was actually doing last Friday morning: crawling through the window of an abandoned Civil War fort on Georges Island, an isle about 40 minutes off of the shore of Boston. Scaling a rickety wooden staircase and […]

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