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Coast-to-Coast Climate March

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Faith Meckley

On March 1, an uncommon thing happened in Los Angeles; it down poured rain for hours. This area rarely sees much rain in March, and when it does it’s usually not torrential.

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Beyond Stereotypes: Demystifying Wicca

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Faith Meckley

Admit it; when you think of a witch, you envision a haggard old woman riding a broom with a warty nose, a pointy hat and a black cloak. Those of us who practice Wicca are called witches, including men, and I believe it’s safe to say that very few of us fit the previous description.

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Restore the Fourth

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by Faith Meckley

Fighting for privacy in the information age On July 4 of this year, I exercised my First Amendment right to peaceably assemble as a part of the “Restore the Fourth” movement. I gathered with about 200 others in Rochester, N.Y., along with about 10,000 people nationwide, to demand that my Fourth Amendment rights be protected. […]

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One Man’s Plate is Another Man’s Treasure

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by Faith Meckley

IC’s food waste problem In a world where enough calories are produced to feed everyone, we have obesity and starvation. Why? Roughly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption is wasted globally. On a more local level, the average American wastes between 209 and 254 pounds of food annually, while in 2010, 17.2 million American […]

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