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Spatial Culture of Eastern

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

            In the book Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction, Michael Ryan argues that Cultural Geography teaches us that if the world around us shapes our lives, we also make the world around us over in ways that embody and embed our thoughts, imaginings, ideals, and meanings(12). This idea can be shown in the Eastern community, where not only the campus holds its own “culture,” but also every residential hall has one.

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Reality of Peace

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

Let us pose a question. Is the world truly at peace right now? Some will answer yes, and some will answer no. Some will stand with the 5th amendment and say nothing. Another question. What if the whole world spoke one language, people looked the same (skin color and other appearances), served one country, and lived with a smile on their faces; would it be considered world peace? Some people will say that it is impossible, and some will wish for it. It might/not bring world peace, but it might/not bring equality.

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The Presence in GreedFall

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

            In GreedFall, the presence of the player in which they intervene with the virtual world of 17th fantasy France is hugely set by their actions and responsibilities. The game starts off with the player being a cousin and nephew of the minister and is considered of royal blood. At the beginning of the game, the player kicks off the story with no knowledge of the social standing, the storyline, or what is the history behind the characters. Unlike other games like Rise of the Tomb Raider,  the NPCs of Greedfall strike a conversation with the player.

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The Place of the Past

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

Paris is Burning is a documentary by Jennie Livingston representing the drag culture that was dominated by the LGBTQ+ community and people of color. One of the most important topics of cultural studies that the documentary touched base on was the importance of place. In cultural studies, the place could be physical, mental, and social. A physical place could be a place where a person is living, born, or raised in. The mental place is the mental state that the person is going through. Finally, the social place is in what class does a person fits in, whether it is high, middle, or lower class.

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Love for Snow

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

As someone who came all the way from Saudi Arabia, I got to say that my love for snow is so big that it covers New England with a snowstorm. As of last weekend, I can say that I have seen snow four or five times in my life. I am fully aware that there are people out there who hate the snow, one of them is my father. I totally understand the reasons.

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An Empty Truth

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

“Well, what in the hell happened to you?” my mother said, shocked to see my beaten face and bruised body as I stood in the doorway of our old southern home. It was in a fight with some bastards who were hitting on my sister. At least, that is what I remember telling my mother. It is not the truth. The truth led me here, in prison at the age of twenty-five. The truth that haunted me for ten years finally caught up on my graduation day. Let me tell you right now, the story is about the truth; however, I will warn you right now, it is a truth that not many people will take it in and stay relaxed. This ugly truth is horrible in every way possible, and it is not like any other. Listen or read it at your own responsibility.  

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The Duality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

The duality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a fascinating idea and element that helps the story to convey itself. It also shows the conflict between a person who wants to have a public profile, and at the same time, to be comfortable and free in private. Dr. Jekyll was the public image, and Mr. Hyde was the private free persona that Dr. Jekyll created. 

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Warrior’s Dream

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

I lay down on the ground, wounded by this damned war. A war created by hatred, greed, ego, and selfishness. We are merely pawns and puppets controlled and commanded by our superiors we call King and General. Have we ever asked what the consequences are? What if we lost many men? Are we, warriors, really that useless to our superiors? Our lives, sacrificed while you are at home, sleeping at peace. Is it really fulfilling for our emptiness? Is war really worth it in the end?

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Difficulties in Creativity

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

My creativity makes me proud. I am most creative in writing, whether it is a short story, a poem, or my new novel. I believe that is what makes me happy and proud. I find pride in my usage of words, humor, and thoughts. When I write, I just put words on paper, not minding anything except telling the story or the emotion that I am venting out.

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Anime Debate

Malek Y. Allari Editor-In-Chief

Anime fans had been debating whether Naruto or Bleach is better than the other. However, after watching both, a solution that will make both sides happy is put into place. Naruto is a story of a young boy who aspires to become the “president” of his village and lead all the ninjas in his village to greater heights and make everyone acknowledge him as a human rather than neglect him and treat him like trash. As for Bleach, it tells the story of a fifteen years old highschooler, Ichigo, who stumbles into a person who called themselves Soul Reaper. The Soul reaper was injured and asked Ichigo to fight the Hollow, a lost soul who committed evil by taking their power. After taking their power, Ichigo fights and kills the Hollow and begins to be called Substitute Soul Reaper. 

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