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Mariantonia Negron

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Christmas Celebrations: the 24th or the 25th?
2019-12-24 13:25 BY Mariantonia Negron
I've noticed over the years that a lot of my friends don't celebrate Christmas on the 24th as my family does, they celebrate on the 25th. Almost everywhere you
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Why is Gas so Expensive?
2019-12-11 14:19 BY Mariantonia Negron
Seriously. Why is gas so expensive? According to AAA, the national average is currently $2.57 per gallon. That's in December with the winter blend to optimize e
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The Sad Reality of Shootings in the United States
2019-12-02 17:38 BY Mariantonia Negron
The second amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1791, when most citizens would have muskets which would have a reload rate of 3 bullets per minute..
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The Cabbage Patch Craze of 1983
2019-11-25 12:41 BY Mariantonia Negron
In 1983, the Cabbage Patch Doll was the toy of the season! For those of you who don't know, the Cabbage Patch doll is a baby that was born in a cabbage patch an
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The Crown Season 3, an Emmy Award Winner, Waiting to Happen
2019-11-20 15:40 BY Mariantonia Negron
On November 17, 2019, Netflix released the third season of the critically acclaimed series, The Crown. This season, we see Queen Elizabeth II (played by Olivia
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San Andres, Colombia: A Hidden Gem in the Ocean
2019-11-18 14:43 BY Mariantonia Negron
October is not really known as the best travel month for the Caribbean because of hurricane season, but it is my absolute favorite month to travel there. The ai
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Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?
2019-10-18 11:43 BY Mariantonia Negron
Many economists have reached an agreement when it comes to raising the minimum wage: it diminishes poverty. Unfortun
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A Brief History of Immigration in the United States
2019-10-14 11:27 BY Mariantonia Negron
Since today is Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day, I have decided to provide a brief history of immigration and it's implications in the United States:
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What is it Like to Work at a Mental Health Facility for Seniors?
2019-10-11 10:45 BY Mariantonia Negron
A while back, I had the opportunity to interview one of the many caregivers at a mental health facility for senior citizens. We spend about half an hour talking
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NAFTA: Sunshine and Rainbows, or Pain and Despair for All Involved?
2019-10-09 12:24 BY Mariantonia Negron
where Canadian Lumber claimed that the US was in breach of contract when customs agents applied the Byrd Amendment to the Tariff Act to Canadian goods upo
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Depression and Anxiety in the Movie, The Babadook
2019-10-08 19:25 BY Mariantonia Negron
Amelia stops reciting it when the rhymes and pop-up images describing Mr. Babadook begin to turn darkly perverse. He’s unquestionably the worst creature in
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The Effects of Cocaine in Pablo Escobar's Colombia
2019-10-02 14:19 BY Mariantonia Negron
Before Escobar’s Medellin Cartel took power, cocaine was not the drug of choice. Marijuana was the drug of choice for most of th
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We've Been Keeping A Secret From My Great-Aunt...
2019-09-30 11:05 BY Mariantonia Negron
My great-aunt has been in an assisted-living facility in Colombia for many years now. Her children put her there because the did not want to deal with her, but
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Sleep Paralysis is Weird
2019-09-29 00:06 BY Mariantonia Negron
I have very vivid dreams occasionally and sometimes, I can remember them. This particular dream has stuck with me for a few months because it was just so re
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2019-09-28 08:37 BY Mariantonia Negron
Hello Everyone! This weekend I finally had the opportunity to watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I constantly came across the film but never made an attempt
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