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Women With PTSD: “I Thought It Was A Man Thing”

Post traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone. It is a common misconception that PTSD is problem specifically affecting male veterans who’ve recently come home from a war torn country in the Middle East. PTSD in the military is a very important issue and many films, such as American Sniper with Bradley Cooper and The Hurt […]


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Why Support Local Artists?

From individuals to communities, the arts impact people on many different scales. Art gives us outlets of expression and alternative ways of communicating thoughts and ideas. You can study the entire history of the Spanish Civil War and still learn something from looking at the chaos of Picasso’s Guernica. Creativity shapes the mind and leaves […]


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Should Trump Defund the National Endowment for the Arts?

Apparently, putting ‘America First’ goes hand-in-hand with putting the arts last, at least according to Donald Trump’s new budget. The new administration’s federal budget cuts State Department spending by nearly one third while hiking military spending up roughly 54 billion dollars, a 10% increase to what is already the most expensive military budget in the […]