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Professional Gambling Players in Legendary Indonesian Literature

Literary work is a part of art in conveying story ideas. Various story ideas emerged and entered into writings that took many different forms. One of them is the character of a professional gambling player who is made an important figure in a literary work. In general, literary works have two forms, namely fiction and non-fiction. Types of …

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Humanities for Humanity: A log from Humanities Day 2007

By Sam Feldman and John Thompson Saturday marked the twenty-eighth annual Humanities Day at the University of Chicago, a smaller but older version of the citywide Humanities Festival. The day was organized into one-hour workshops held at venues throughout the UofC campus, each offering an opportunity for any and all who were interested a chance …

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Capital Ideas: Moneythink ventures to bring financial literacy to South Side students

At 8:20am on a beautiful spring morning, sunlight is streaming through the chipped windows of a third floor classroom of Woodlawn Charter High School at 64th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, onto the sleepy faces of a group of high school seniors, their heads resting on their hands. On the walls of the classroom are two posters …

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House Keeping: As the lingering foreclosure crisis pushes residents out of their homes, a campaign moves in

On most days, the abandoned café at the corner of 75th and Dorchester might as well be any other. In many neighborhoods on the South Side, foreclosed properties like this one aren’t exactly hard to find. Pick a block—almost any block—and you’ll find an empty home, a boarded-up storefront. Maybe both. Maybe more. It’s a story …

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Nostalgia, Sleepovers, and Al Gore: The next generation of Off-Off Campus takes the stage

We’re the first generation for whom the ‘90s are an object of nostalgia. This is significant. If you fall within the college undergraduate demographic, you’ve by now become aware that you more or less had the same (televised) childhood as your peers. This is why it’s easier for college adolescents to make conversation over Classic Nickelodeon …

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