What do the color red, fire and loud noises have in common? All of them scare away the Nian, an ancient Chinese monster. This has led to all of them being used to celebrate the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival.
One-thousand one-hundred and thirty-four people died and virtually no one talked about it. Why? Because it was in a place far away and involved an issue no one likes to talk about. One-thousand one-hundred and thirty-four people died in a sweatshop.
Imagine being told that your very existence is not normal: that you are a freak for being you.
A batch of students sat around an oval table. For a close group of friends, they were unusually serious. They were discussing goals and fundraising. “Our goals are twofold: to be a bigger presence…and to get involved with the community,” Margaret Hart, the on-campus Student Education Association of Maine president, said.
A few students huddled in a square of couches, getting ready for the first 100% Society meeting of the year. They were excited to formally meet the 100% Society’s new adviser, Dr. John DeFelice. The meeting began. Everyone was a bit nervous about the change in advisers, but ready to dive in.