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The paradox of Paris

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The paradox of Paris

“It’s the eternal paradox of Paris: why is the world’s most charming metropolis also the most unfriendly? As the universal phrase goes, “I love Paris. I just hate Parisians.”

A British man’s view on the city of lights and its inhabitants. Interesting article that might help adding some opinions on top of usual stereotypes on parisians.


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May 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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Video: Explosion at Damascus, Syria

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A massive explosion hit a government military research facility and ammunition depot in Damascus, capital of Syria. The Syrian TV, owned by the government, blames the strike on Israel, who did confirm an airstrike on Syria yesterday, but the Syrian Free Army (rebels currently at war with the government) also claimed the attack. The word around twitter is that more explosions are happening at the moment in the area. Local reports also indicate the hearing of sounds of jets before the blast. Hezbollah are claiming a jet has been shot down, Israel hasn’t confirmed.

Some reports in Israel indicate that Syria will declare war in Israel tonight.

Here is a quick recap of the current situation in Syria, according to redditor felagund.

Written by Noé Cugny

May 5, 2013 at 1:51 am

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Boston bombing: 3 more suspects in custody

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Boston Police arrested three more suspects today for the Boston Marathon bombing, according the the AP.

“Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow,” announced Boston Police Department said on Twitter, and added later: “Please be advised there is no threat to the public.”

Two of the suspects are college students from Kazakhstan, and friends of initial suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrested on April 19th.

The two have been held in jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas while attending the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

NBC reported the suspects are accused of helping Tsarnaev gather his belongings from his campus accommodation and may have attempted to mislead authorities.

Written by Noé Cugny

May 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Ice Harvesting in Tully, NY

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Ice harvesting is an activity that has been practiced in the Northern states of the U.S. since the late 19th century. It has become a tradition for the people of the New York state area/

Gordon Howard explains the process of ice harvesting in Tully, NY and gives us insights on the history of the tradition.

Videography and Reporting by Peter Chen

Editing by Noé Cugny

Jazz in Hattiesburg

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Just over a hundred miles away from New Orleans and yet the jazz is not something that comes natural to the people of Hattiesburg.

However there are people doing their best to keep it alive and develop a local jazz scene: New orleanians, locals, faculty members, club owners etc.

Find out where does the slowly growing jazz scene of Hattiesburg is available to you, now!

Written by Noé Cugny

April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

About Roger Ebert and Hip Hop (…again)

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In light of one of the major news stories around the internet these last few days, the death of film critic and public intelectual Roger Ebert, here is a short video found on Reddit of Ebert talking before Congress about Hollywood, the music industry and their supposedly violent influence.

The journalist discusses the misconception of the use of violence in movies, music and the media, a very commonly adressed debate in the last decade. In his argumentation, Ebert reaches the topic of rap music and hip hop. He explains that the general misconception of hip hop by large audiences is comparable to how movies are attacked for the wrong reasons. This is a good example of a notorious intelectual defending the message that is conveyed through Hip hop in an articulate way, an important stand for the movement and a discourse that is generally not heard enough by the…

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April 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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Mississippi Science Olympiad 2013

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The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. hosted the annual Science Olympiad on March 2nd. Find out all about it

Noé Cugny, The University of Southern Mississippi

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April 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm