Abbey Brockmeyer

If it means building an illegal chicken coup in her backyard and disguising it as a dollhouse, Abby Brockmeyer is not scared to take a stand. The 19-year-old Maryland native spent the summer helping her dad raise chickens in a residential area next to a major highway. “I don’t think where we live should be […]

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Questions of Character

The twelve of us were all sitting by our computers when our teacher walked in late. He didn’t apologize for it or give us an explanation as to why he came strolling in five minutes past the time he was supposed to be there. Instead, he calmly slid his briefcase down on the desk and […]

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Be Like Us, and You Will Become One of Us: The Jew Store and the Double Bind

Sander L. Gilman’s Jewish Self-Hatred: Anti-Semitism and the Hidden Language of the Jews offers an in-depth, theoretical view on Jewish assimilation into American culture, shedding perspective on particular areas where Jews struggled to maintain an old identity, while simultaneously trying to establish a new one in a culture where Jews were seen as insignificant, or […]

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The Playlist to My Life

You all probably have over 500 songs on your iPod or your iTunes. Hundreds upon hundreds, even. But do you ever stop and think about why you choose to have those hundreds of songs on your list? Do you listen to all of them, or do you listen to some particular songs? What is it […]

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Back to the Creek

The other night I saw that pictures were added to the Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grille page on Facebook. When the album caption popped up on my news feed, I obviously had to sneak a peek. In all honesty, I have not given much thought to the summer or my summer work, mainly because […]

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Picture Peeping with New Smartphone App

Ever wanted to steal a peek at the pictures people around you are taking? Well, a new Smartphone application allows you to do it. Imagine a new kind of social network—a social network more revolutionary than both Facebook and Twitter—the next generation of social network. Not necessarily for people you know, but for people you […]

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Spring Awakening

I went for a jog this past Sunday in the park where I always run. There is a dirt path that is buried deep behind the trees and reaches back for miles, before returning full circle to lead right around to the beginning of the clearing. It is a winded path, carved beside a lake […]

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Music of the Night

Whenever I see a piano or hear just the right note perfectly resonate from it and fill the room with melody, I think of you. But I guess it’s not just the piano that makes me think of you, but music in general. And every kind, too. Whenever I hear the perfect song, or the […]

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ECU Snags Top Acts

Supers: Allie Collinson Special Events Chair Student Activities Board 00:00:27-00:00:40 Allie Collinson Special Events Chair Student Activities Board 00:00:40-00:00:58 Allie Collinson Special Events Chair Student Activities Board 00:01:01-00:01:08 Jillian McGough ECU Student 00:01:13-00:01:24 Reporter PG as follows: (Natalie) SHWAYZE AND LUPE FIASCO HOPPED ON BOARD THE PIRATE SHIP. THEN CAROLINA LIAR AND JASON DERULO FOLLOWED. […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

I heard the St. Patrick’s Day Parade came rolling through North Wildwood on Saturday. I imagined being a kid again and hearing the sound of the bagpipes echoing from blocks away all the way up in my bedroom on the second floor of our house. The bagpipes always meant the parade was near, and I […]

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Vegas

I could not concentrate most of this week, waiting for Sunday to arrive. I do not think most of the student body could, for that matter, considering Friday marked the official ending of classes and the official beginning of spring break. In typical college fashion style, of course the week we all had to drudge […]

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Doo Wop Lives On

The Lollipop Motel roadside sign is an appealing one to tourists on their drives through North Wildwood, up or down Atlantic Avenue—two faces of beaming children—a blonde girl and a brunette boy—held up by pointed, retro red beams and surrounded by red and blue stars. In between them stands a rather large lollipop bearing the […]

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