Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

As said by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.” Many decades before, Camp Jened served as a summer safe space and experimental campground for teens with disabilities. At Camp Jened, these individuals could…just be people. Whether that was partaking in substances, getting involved in carnal flings, or being […]

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Maybe Next Year

Who says that it’s wrong for fans to consider themselves as “we” when they talk about their team winning and losing? Don’t ever say that to the fans who make up the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their disappointment they have been privy to is immeasurable, perpetually leaving their days ruined. No more is it […]

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The Social Dilemma

Technology. What is it good for? A lot of things, such as simplifying tasks that could only be done in person, improving user experience on legal documents, and bringing information to us quicker than ever before. Socially, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among other apps have all been able to bring long lost […]

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Accidental Climber

“Whatever is meant to be, the universe will make that happen.” Those are some of the first words spoken by Jim Geiger, a Sacramento, California man and avid climber who at the ripe age of 68 is attempting to do something no American his age has ever done. What is that exactly? Only summit Mount […]

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St. Louis Superman

August 9th, 2014. That’s the day Ferguson, Missouri became a battleground after the shooting of Michael Brown. Following this day, battle rapper and activist Bruce Franks, Jr. decided to go one step further in his community. Sensing more representation was needed for those who look like him and an education lesson necessary for those who […]

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Life after death isn’t the question…it’s life before death that is. Or at least, that’s the way legendary singer Linda Ronstadt sees it. From humble beginnings in the Tucson, Arizona desert (yours truly’s hometown) to one of the icons of the 20th century, Ronstadt refused to stay stationary, always looking to zag when everyone was […]

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Gleason

Live with purpose. Love with purpose. Football player Steve Gleason has always played the game of football with determination and purpose, an overachiever in all aspects as an undersized-yet-tenacious linebacker and eventual safety. During the New Orleans Saints’ return to the Superdome after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in 2006, Gleason became a symbol of rebirth […]

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Off the Rails: Movie Man Jackson

We all have vices. For some, they may be drugs, sex, food…or transit. New Yorker Darius McCollum has harbored a fascination for trains and trams at an early age. Not just a passing fascination, either. McCollum has Asperger’s, and his interest in trains and the like is highly intense. How intense? Since the age of 15, Darius […]

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