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Personality Typing for Santeria Oricha’s

Whilst taking Shaking the Spirit, I found the polytheistic aspect of the course the most interesting. We spent a lot of time looking into the Afro-Creole religion Santeria. Santeria in Spanish means the “worship of saints,” a fitting name for an extremely unique polytheistic religion like Santeria. For a while, we focused our studies on […]



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Egyptian Revolution: Influence of Facebook

  The Arab Spring brought a lot of change for the countries it affected. Regimes were toppled, dictators were ousted, and populations that had been silent in the face of oppression for decades finally stood up for themselves. One of the biggest reasons for this change of response was new technology. The internet and social […]



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Social Media Vs. The Regime: A Fight for Control Over Egypt and Tunisia

  In 2010 there began a series of uprisings across the Arab World over political and economic suppression by the regimes that sought to rule over their states for as long as possible. With many citizens of these states being young and modern, they took to the only place that they still felt powerful. Social […]



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Sina Weibo and China’s Firewalls

For this assignment I wrote about the microblogging site known as Sina Weibo in China. This site is one of the biggest microblogging sites on the internet due to China’s large population along with the blocking of western focused sites like Twitter and Facebook. The site acts like a mixing pot taking in elements of […]



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