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May Day: Immigrant Rights Protest-Live Blog

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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Reporter: Amy Yensi Today, May 1, 2010, there is a protest against the new Arizona law sb1070, starting at 12 p.m. There are protests in several other cities around the country. The New York City rallies will happen at Union Square, 14th St and Foley Square at Thomas Paine Park. The protesters feel the legislation […]

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Lessons From a First Semester Grad Student

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by .

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As my first semester of grad school is over..I have learned so much. Some good, some bad, some funny, some so sad it’s funny. I can say, graduate school through me for a shock. I didn’t expect that my days of grasping everything at my undergraduate, Syracuse University, wouldn’t prepare me for grad school, but […]

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Conflict Photojournalist 'Zoriah' On The Changing World Of Photojournalism

Posted on 21. Dec, 2009 by .

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Zoriah Miller, 35, is one of the top conflict photojournalists in the world.  He has been capturing controversial images in war zones all over the world for over 10 years. After taking photos of marines that had been killed in a June 26, 2008 suicide attack in Iraq, Zoriah, as he is known professionally, was […]

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New news?

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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In just mere months the hype over a possible online news publishing plan from Apple has grown exponentially. This became truly evident when I watched a short video put together at the Sports Illustrated interactive department. What they’ve shown is possible makes my mind explode with the scenarios. They are endless. Yes, the future is […]

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Ten Feet Deep

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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With the 00’s coming to an end on December 31, we can look back at this decade as the one that changed it all. From the 9/11 attacks to the crumbling economy, the 00’s turned our world upside down and shook to the core age old institutions, leaving most of them to scramble and try […]

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Dear Santa

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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Most of the letters are handwritten, while some are typed. They don’t  ask for the same things, although there are recurring themes. Some are funny, some a little obnoxious, and some are very sad. But all of them start the exact same way: “Dear Santa.” After all, there is no other way to start a […]

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No TV for me. Well, maybe a little.

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Now that my first semester of journalism school is over and I have a month-long break approaching, everyone has been asking me, “What will you do with your time?”

My response has been two-fold: sleep and watch television (or movies on DVD). I even had developed a growing “must-watch” list: “Freaks and Geeks,” the HBO “John Adams” miniseries, season one of “The West Wing.” Add to that an even longer list of movies and documentaries I’ve held off from watching because of a demanding graduate school schedule, and my month off was pretty much booked.

That is, until I read a health article in The New York Times yesterday that made me reconsider my scheduled laziness.

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World War II Veterans Are Losing Touch

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Joe Ruggiero, a thin, soft-spoken man of 84, sat quietly at the dimly lit Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Several Vietnam and Korean War veterans sat with him in the smoky bar, laughing and chatting. “It’s hard to get in touch with anyone,” he told me, referring to his World […]

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Slideshow: an artist at work, with ink

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Robert “Chance” Molina’s tattoos look like the work of a lifetime. His parents’ faces stare out from his stomach. His arms are layered with intricate designs of skulls, flames, the Grim Reaper, and his daughter’s name, Bianca, to name a few. The tattoos are so interwoven it’s hard to tell when one ends and the other begins. Two immobile tears sit under each of his eyes.
Molina, 35, did not get his first tattoo until 2001. He tattooed eyebrows on himself and developed an immediate ink addiction. Since then, he has gotten about 500 tattoos, and he has tattooed them all himself, he said. “I’m actually at the point where I’m doing things in between tattoos. I’m just filling in spaces,” he said.

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Christmas Shoe Shine: A Dance

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Have your shoes lost their luster? Are you in need of a little holiday cheer? Head over to While “U” Wait Shoe Shine at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, have a seat, and ask for Marco. Christmas Shoe Shine from Emily Johnson on Vimeo.

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