Category Archives: Non-Human Essay (2015)

Social Class Hanging from a Shoulder

by Lindsey Between Louis Vuitton and Prada, there is wide-ranging market for expensive handbags. The ability to afford and flaunt such luxury items has created a visible distribution of wealth among women in various cultures. However, it is clear that … Continue reading

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by Stevie At the core of anthropology there is one fundamental lesson: there is no such thing as “right” or “wrong”, only culture. The relationship between humans and the cannabis plant is just another reiteration of this foundational understanding of … Continue reading

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Exploring the South American Ayahuasca Drug

by Mickey For an estimated 2000 years, the ayahuasca drug has been consumed for religious and healing purposes among indigenous Amazonian peoples.[1] The religious uses for the drug serve to provide the individual with some sort of divine knowledge or … Continue reading

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Music and Its Significance Within Culture

by Kiran Music is critical in defining who we are, and how we determine identity. It is often times a facility in which to communicate emotions, beliefs, and abstractions that may not have been available otherwise. While our culture uses … Continue reading

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Releasing the Wild Thing

by Dakota In a world overrun with technology and social media and constant connections between people, extroversion dominates the social stratosphere. These extroverted people, who gain their energy from interpersonal interactions and high stimulus situations, block out the quieter, more … Continue reading

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More Killings to Come

by Reise Last Thursday another shooting happened in the United States, this time on Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon[1]. It was the 297th mass shooting this year[2]. If this statistic isn’t already alarming, knowing that there have been 281 … Continue reading

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Don’t Destroy Estes Park

by Alex As a tourist cruising into Estes Park on your weekend getaway, you’ll not only notice the breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the local wildlife roaming around town, but something new will catch your eye and … Continue reading

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