Author Archives: elyse.ryden

Cultural Globalization

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2009/11/21/commentary/globalization-a-culture-killer/ Globalization is always occuring, even more so with every generation born. This article gives the example of how you can see the effects of globalization even in something like a cafe- a elderly Muslim women is wearing a headscarf, … Continue reading

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Germany’s Customs

In America, we cross our fingers to mean good luck. However, in Germany, they “squeeze the thumb”, done by folding the thumb in and close the fingers on it. We would say “I’m crossing my fingers for you”, whereas the … Continue reading

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My Identity

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Water

Humans need water every single day, and all living things on this planet need it for their survival. However, water is becoming increasintly scarce because of dams, engineering, pollution, and many other factors. National Geographic studies estimated that by 2025, 1.8 billion people … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette was the princess of Austria, daughter to Francis I and Maria Theresa. She was forced into an arranged marriage to Louis XVI, and became queen of France when she was only 14. Marie was very into fashion, and … Continue reading

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Oligarchy: Amanda, Rose, & Elyse

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Romney vs. Obama

(link here) As everyone knows, there is the presidential election coming up: Romney vs. Obama.  With every argument, there is two sides. Mitt Romney was the governer of Massachusetts and he is the Republican nominee for 2012, but one could argue … Continue reading

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