Does Social Media Produce Tangible Change? by Lindsey Macdonald

Technology, the internet and social media are widely utilized, making them excellent platforms for activism and change. Social media is a useful tool for promoting ideas, as has been seen in the Occupy movements, the film Kony 2012, and the Egyptian uprisings as part of the Arab Spring. The Occupy movements primarily utilized social media to mobilize gatherings and protests, and Kony 2012 primarily used social media to gain support for a movement and spread knowledge, while the uprisings in…

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Hand Tools

A hand tool is any tool that is powered by hand rather than a motor.[1] Categories of hand tools include wrenches, pliers, cutters, striking tools, struck or hammered tools, screwdrivers, vises, clamps, snips, saws, drills and knives. Outdoor tools such as garden forks, pruning shears, and rakes are additional forms of hand tools. Portable power tools are not hand tools. Hand tools have been used by humans since the Stone Age when stones were used for hammering and cutting. During the Bronze Age tools were made by casting the copper and tin alloys. Bronze tools were sharper and harder than those made of stone. During the Iron Age iron replaced bronze, and tools became even stronger and more durable.…

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Yet the Gods Contrive by Elizabeth Crum

“But don’t you see Kreios? She’s a wronged woman! She has no rights, not only as a wife but also as a foreigner. She has been utterly abandoned by her true love and she seeks revenge. ““Kleio, that is a completely backward interpretation. Medea is a witch and heartless villain, a woman who murders her own children in order to exact futile retribution against a husband who is only trying to provide her with a life of comfort and stability.…

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Are Pets Good for Our Health? by Kim Davis

Abstract — Many studies have been done over the years on what effects a relationship with an animal has on our health. Besides the obvious physical benefits one gets from walking the dog there are many different aspects that have proven to be beneficial physiologically and psychologically. Interacting with dogs, cats, horses and birds and many other types of animals is rewarding as well as being very good for our health. Animals are being used in therapy for stroke victims,…

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