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World Cup Diary, part II

The United States team lost to the Netherlands yesterday at the start of the “knockout” round. At least the Americans made it into that group. They did so by defeating a tough team from Iran on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 1 to 0. The Americans dominated the start…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 48

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 48 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 48 “Venez, venez, venez!” The two days after the honor roll unveiling seemed endless. Singing Christmas carols became the sole focus in class. Blanche and her friends no longer bothered to twist the lyrics. Every rubber-boot step on the crunchy snow…

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The Guitar

The Guitar By Gregory F. DeLaurier Prologue The Takamine Guitar company was founded in Japan in 1959.  While it manufactures a range of guitars, it is best known for its acoustic models, many with a built-in pick-up preamplifier, so you can just plug it in an amp. The price range…

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World Cup Diary, part one

One of my hobbies is following pop culture. Note that I said “following” instead of “consuming” because when it comes to things like video games, I’d rather read about them than play them. Previously, the World Cup soccer tournament, held every four years, fell into the “read about” category but…

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Thanksgiving 1922

  Thanksgiving came late in 1922. It was observed on Thursday, November 30. Still, the weather was unseasonably warm which would allow many to use their relatively new automobiles to visit distant family and friends. Just ten years earlier, automobiles were very rare and possessed only by the very wealthy,…

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Thinking About Thanksgiving High School Football

Thinking About Thanksgiving High School Football By Mike McCormick Mike McCormick of Alaska by way of Haverhill and Haverhill High School, has some observations on this year’s Haverhill High hazing incident and the subsequent cancellation of the school’s Thanksgiving Day football game against Lowell High.   Thursday, November 17, 2022…

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The Succotash Statement

The Succotash* Statement By David Daniel The Washateria’s door is propped open to the mild November dark and I’m sitting in a plastic chair, reading Dostoevsky’s “Notes from Underground.” After midnight on a Wednesday, I’ve found, is a good time to do laundry. The place is two blocks from campus…

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Living Madly: Three Good Things

Living Madly: Three Good Things By Emilie-Noelle Provost Thanksgiving is a week away, which to me seems a little crazy. It feels like it should still be early September, like I lost a couple of months someplace. It’s almost like the feeling you get when you fall asleep in the…

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