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Miscellaneous news articles from a different perspective in alternative media headlines.

The Land of the Rising Pun: Dispatches from Japan by Shamuske Cassamura

Fireworks festivals, earthquakes, early morning missile warning wake-up calls, all-you-can-drink bars, crap Irish bars, excellent Goth bars, a Reggae bar that is more like a house party back home, the never-ending awkward bow competition and don’t forget a month of making sure my desk is warmed to the most perfect temperature while I eagerly await the start of the new school term. I’ve lost weight, joined a flash mob, been busted by hotel security in a restroom (you can fill in the gaps), made a whole new network of friends in a short amount of time, visited ancient shrines, taken an escalator up a mountain, had a coffee made for me by a vending machine with a TV on it displaying precisely what’s going on inside as it goes to work and I’ve even returned to the world of public school education. They even let me teach. It’s much better than feckin’ night shifts in an XL shop.

The locals are kind and polite on a level...

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remier League Report Cards - sports reporting by Ciaran Breslin

It’s been an interesting season in the Premier League. The top sixth all improved on their points total from last season. We’ve seen several debut campaigns from high profile managers, with various degrees of success. The difference in quality between the lower league teams appears to have diminished, meaning points outside of the top six carry more weight than they did last year. Here, we determine the relative successes of each club, based on pre-season expectations.


1st: Chelsea

Grade: A+


Hopefully the arbitrary grades will prove more illuminating as we go on, but for now you will be shocked to learn that Chelsea’s season can be considered an enormous success. Antonio Conte...

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Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies by Joseph Kaminski

The idea of studying history through a feminine perspective is an interesting, albeit modern, one. With so much of our world’s history being recorded, translated, and basically dominated by men, it is no surprise that the notion of women’s history didn’t come around until more recent events in our society. The first, second, and now third waves of feminism have implemented new thoughts in history—causing the subject itself to be rewritten from an entirely new perspective: one through the records of women.

Although individual women had been making striving steps to record their own personal histories from the very beginning of American history, we as a society lacked an organized effort to approve of, research...

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The Ineluctable Modality of The Barca - sports reporting by Ciaran Breslin

FC Barcelona, as their fans like to remind you on a regular basis, is more than a club. This is partly a political implication; tightly bound up as it with the Catalan identity and ever evolving relationship with independence. But it also refers to how it makes the 1.6 million people who live in the city feel like a small community. It’s a cliché but it’s absolutely true to say this city is football mad. Everyone has an opinion, everyone is grumpy after a big loss, everyone loves to talk about what they almost exclusively call “The Barca”. In the three weeks between the first and second leg against PSG, I watched the mood go from utter dejection, to “They-couldn’t-could-they?” seeds of hope, to defiant obstinance.
The Barca, they believed, could do it...

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