How to Host Your Own Oscar Party
Mar05

How to Host Your Own Oscar Party

http://www.flickr.com/photos/caribb/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by: Grayson Leverenz updated for 2010 Americans love the movies. We love the stars. We love the stories. We love the surround sound. We love the movies so much in fact we spent over $10 billion at the box office in 2009, and that doesn’t include the popcorn. On Sunday March 7, 2010, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts the 82nd annual Academy Awards®, or...

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Celebratory Hat Trick
Feb12

Celebratory Hat Trick

by: Grayson Leverenz The stars align for a celebratory hat trick with three holidays on the horizon. Sunday welcomes the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   At the same time, romantics profess their love on Valentine’s Day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolfnoe/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0   Historians honor the US presidents the day after on Presidents’ Day as many...

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Groundhog Day 2010
Feb01

Groundhog Day 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by: Grayson Leverenz We’re right in the dead of winter, with temperatures below freezing in much of the United States. On Tuesday, Punxsutawney Phil takes center stage for his Groundhog Day prediction. Should we expect an early spring or six more weeks of subarctic weather? If the groundhog sees his shadow, that’s a sure sign of a long winter. If not, an early spring is...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | “I Have A Dream”

I’m starting my day with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s "I Have a Dream" speech. The entire thing runs just over 17 minutes; I highly recommend investing the time to hear one of the most admirable leaders in US history share his vision for our country.   Click here to learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr....

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Celebrating the New Year in the USA
Dec30

Celebrating the New Year in the USA

Southern-style Sweet Iced Tea http://www.flickr.com/photos/andythegeek/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 updated for 2010 by: Grayson Leverenz After nursing hangovers, Americans continue the celebration on New Year’s Day, though usually with less alcohol. New Year’s Day is a time to sort through the past and dream of a bright future. To celebrate New Year’s Day in the US: Watch Football if you’re a fan. There are five college...

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the USA
Dec29

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the USA

Champagne! (image: dkcameo) updated for 2009 by: Grayson Leverenz People around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve with traditions documented as far back as 2500 BC. Here in the USA, December 31st hosts many of the largest parties of the year. Americans gather with friends, family, or even strangers to welcome the coming of a new year and all its shiny promises. To celebrate New Year’s Eve in the US: Watch Dick...

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