Saturday, September 14

Plan ahead for a gap year

Just a few years ago, fresh college graduates could think of postponing reality by taking a well-deserved break from a lifetime of school. They'd travel the world, contemplate life or spend time with family. If only we could afford such a luxury today.
As my four-year adventure at UCLA comes to a close, I've quickly realized that taking such a hiatus is the last thing that will improve my future prospects, at least career-wise. In the event that I don't go to graduate school immediately following college, I'll have to "take a year off."
This misnomer no longer refers to a meditative interim between two extremes, namely a euphoric graduation and paying the bills. Read more...







Once-banned books, such as "The Catcher in the Rye," "Fahrenheit 451" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," are now celebrated as esteemed literary works. Many of these books were banned for sexuality, violence, profanity and racism, among other reasons.

Over sensitive groups cause book bans

When I was young, carefree and in a Southern Baptist School, there was no finer pleasure than in stealing glimpses at the books banned by The Powers That Be. Read more...

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Once-banned books, such as "The Catcher in the Rye," "Fahrenheit 451" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," are now celebrated as esteemed literary works. Many of these books were banned for sexuality, violence, profanity and racism, among other reasons.

Once-banned books, such as "The Catcher in the Rye," "Fahrenheit 451" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," are now celebrated as esteemed literary works. Many of these books were banned for sexuality, violence, profanity and racism, among other reasons.


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