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In Fiction, Spring 2014 by Nick DeFinaLeave a Comment

- Nick DeFina Note from the author: I wrote this story to resurrect old memories of the Southwestern Native American reservations that I’d visited as a child: the mountainous landscapes, the sprawling deserts, the desolate neighborhoods. I decided to set this story on a plot of land at the edge of …

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In Fact

In Music, Profile, Spring 2014 by Naomi Shavin15 Comments

- Naomi Shavin This is an article about fact-checking for a publication at the University of Pennsylvania, so we might as well start by talking about Stephen Glass. Glass is a graduate of the class of 1994. He majored in anthropology and his primary extra-curricular involvement was with the Daily Pennsylvanian. …

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Michaela’s Mix

In Spring 2014 by Carolyn GraceLeave a Comment

- Carolyn Grace Ringing phones and sudden bursts of applause sound throughout WXPN, the adult album alternative radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Amid the hustle and bustle, Michaela Majoun manages to slip into her booth unnoticed. Curly black hair a-fly, she takes a seat in the tiny studio …

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Hear, O Israel: Faith and Religion at Penn

In Spring 2014 by Allison WattenbargerLeave a Comment

- Allison Wattenbarger REFLECTION “Art and ethnography, representation and exposition, don’t often mix well—it’s why great art always has an aspect of mystery, or why a joke unpacked isn’t funny.” - Menachem Kaiser, “Hasidism in Living Color.” Tablet. PRELUDE “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and a people; …

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Brown Bag City

In Spring 2014 by Arielle PardesLeave a Comment

- Arielle Pardes The wine glass teetered on its stem, threatening to tip and topple to the floor. But just as the glass was seized by gravity, Michael McGovern, the server, materialized to save it. This isn’t a typical night for McGovern, who waits tables at Las Cazuelas. The mid-sized Mexican …

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