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Blog: Influential Women of History

Blog: Influential Women of History

February 6, 2018

Throughout history, women have left lasting impacts on literature, music, and politics that often go unrecognized. These 12 women have established themselves as leaders of historic proportions. Sappho (630-580 BCE) Born into an aristocratic family on the Greek Island of Lesbos, Sappho was one of the world’s first female writers. Most of her works were poems meant to be sung and paired with lyre...

I Broke a Dream

I Broke a Dream

January 23, 2018

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream.” On Jan. 15, 2018, I said “What is a dream?” As I walked in the MLK march, commemorating a man who gave inspiration to the world, I looked back on dreams that I once had. My ordinary childhood gave inspiration to many of my ambitions. I rode a camel to school every day and jumped over a manhole to get back home. I skipped school...

Never Too Late: Learning New Languages

Never Too Late: Learning New Languages

January 22, 2018

Americans are notorious for knowing only one language; only 20% of Americans are bilingual compared to a 56% of Europeans. To know more than a single language opens many possibilities socially and culturally, and I am determined to discover these possibilities. Jan. 8, 2018 School was canceled today. The power went out and upon looking for some non-electronic entertainment I found my father’s old sign...

The Legend of Lexington’s Smiley Pete

The Legend of Lexington’s Smiley Pete

January 22, 2018

There are cities around the world known for their unique mascots.  What few know, though, is Lexington once had a town dog. In 1946, "Smiley Pete" was known by many names, including the Canine Con Man, the Panhandling Pooch and the Magnificent Moocher. He spent his time roaming the streets of downtown Lexington, making his home on the sidewalk between Main and Limestone Streets, where the Fayette Coun...