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Day 242 - “The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Aug 30, 2014

Day 242 - “The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Figment’s Featured Writer: R.A. Black
by Briana Bailey
“I don’t really know where my stories come from, they just pop in my head, usually as a vague outline or sometimes a particular scene. I think I end up committing about ten percent of my ideas to paper. The rest are still floating around in my head.”
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Aug 30, 2014

Figment’s Featured Writer: R.A. Black

by Briana Bailey

I don’t really know where my stories come from, they just pop in my head, usually as a vague outline or sometimes a particular scene. I think I end up committing about ten percent of my ideas to paper. The rest are still floating around in my head.”

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Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.
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Aug 30, 2014
The Truth About Street Harassment
by R. Shannon Duval
“Street harassment is a form of gender violence.  It causes many harassed persons, especially women, to feel less safe in public places and limit their time there.”
Aug 29, 2014

The Truth About Street Harassment

by R. Shannon Duval

Street harassment is a form of gender violence.  It causes many harassed persons, especially women, to feel less safe in public places and limit their time there.”

Aug 29, 2014

Day 241 - “I’ll Think of You” – written by Kurt Schneider, vocal arrangement by Sam Tsui. Performed by Kurt, Sam, Alyson Stoner, and Alex G.

If you want to learn how to do the fun clapping arrangement in the song with your friends, check out their Behind the Scenes video.

Maryam Mirzakhani: First Female to Win Fields Medal
by Shelby Padgett
“It is thrilling that Maryam Mirzakhani is being recognized for the wonderful work that she’s doing; and, it is even more exciting to know that her feats will not go unnoticed by young girls going into the field.”
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Maryam Mirzakhani: First Female to Win Fields Medal

by Shelby Padgett

It is thrilling that Maryam Mirzakhani is being recognized for the wonderful work that she’s doing; and, it is even more exciting to know that her feats will not go unnoticed by young girls going into the field.”

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
William Shakespeare
Aug 29, 2014
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by Indya Shaw
“Once a boy wanted to see my soul, but he never
tried asking me to show him.
He looked at my eyes like they really were windows,
but to his dismay, they were one-way only.”
Aug 28, 2014

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by Indya Shaw

Once a boy wanted to see my soul, but he never

tried asking me to show him.

He looked at my eyes like they really were windows,

but to his dismay, they were one-way only.”

Day 240 - Friends are the family you choose. Appreciate the people in your life today.
Aug 28, 2014

Day 240 - Friends are the family you choose. Appreciate the people in your life today.

A Memoir of Boredom
by Aparna Datey
“Lately, I was beginning to consider the value of being bored. I certainly came from the generation who thought that being left to my own devices meant I could play with friends, paint, knit, read, draw, get in trouble, or even be bored.”
Aug 28, 2014

A Memoir of Boredom

by Aparna Datey

Lately, I was beginning to consider the value of being bored. I certainly came from the generation who thought that being left to my own devices meant I could play with friends, paint, knit, read, draw, get in trouble, or even be bored.”