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Posts published in March 2022

Three Cat Gods to Know

When your cat looks down its nose as you, it has a very good reason to. Cats were worshipped as gods, not only in Egypt, but in other places as well. Here are three cat gods and goddesses from various mythologies and what they did.

Phonebanking Season Starts

Primary season is here! And with it comes legions of volunteers (of which your writer is one) trying to get out the vote by calling you, yes you the reader, with a questionnaire. Phonebanking is a common tool used to attempt to secure votes and donations from people a a campaign thinks may be persuaded to give, which, in today’s…

5 Summer Movies to Watch Over Spring Break

With Spring Break rapidly approaching, I’ve found that the only thing that I’ve been able to think about is summer. It may be the 72 degree temperature, the sun peeking through the clouds, or the new jean shorts I bought in preparation, but I find myself anxiously anticipating summer more and more everyday. So, with such a joyous few months…

A Moment in History: Persia and Purim

A long time ago, the Jews were living in Persia. The King, Achashverosh, decided he needed a queen. He had a beauty contest from all the young women in the nation. He picked a Jew, Esther. She was an orphan and was being taken care of by her cousin, Mordechai, who had warned her never to disclose her identity. Meanwhile,…

Have the Sixers lost their Mojo?

The 76ers have had a rough week. Following their crushing loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the team went on to a nailbiter victory in overtime over the last-in-conference Orlando Magic, a 110-114 loss to Denver highlighted for its inclusion of the top two MVP picks for this year, Philly’s Joel Embiid and Denver’s Nikola Jokic, and another close win over…

Simmons Will Be in Philadelphia, but Won’t Play Tonight

Ben Simmons, the most hated man in the history of Philadelphia basketball, will be sitting on the bench at the Wells Fargo center tonight as his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, play the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons is expected to press a grievance against the 76ers due their withholding around twenty million dollars from him due to Simmons not playing any…

London Underground Workers Strike

London Underground (“tube”) workers conducted two 24-hour strikes this week, heavily disrupting transport in the city. According to the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, which represents underground workers, the strike was undertaken due to an agenda of cuts planed by the Johnson ministry. Union General Secretary Mick Lynch said in a press release that “These are the…

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