October 2016

Classical History (600 BCE-600 CE)
Yesenia Cardenas

The Day Pompeii was Gone

During the First Century, war and illnesses were common killers in the Roman Empire. However, in the year 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius would show the

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Cultural History
Kimberly Rios

Shang Dynasty Oracle Bones

We have all had our fair share of curiosity when it comes to predicting our future. We buy magic 8 balls, and go to fortune tellers. This

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Classical History (600 BCE-600 CE)
Nathan Cantu

Becoming a Spartan Warrior

Around 800 B.C.E., the Greek people were emerging as an Aegean power because of the growth of their many urban centers: city-states called poleis. These poleis functioned

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Classical History (600 BCE-600 CE)
Alyssa Almaguer

“The Way” of Daoism

With every bad situation there is a good side, but with every good situation there is a bad side. Everyone has heard some variation of

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Classical History (600 BCE-600 CE)
Priscilla Reyes

The Upanishads: Foundations for Hinduism

The earliest form of Hindu tradition occurred during the Vedic period in Indian history.1 The Upanishads, works of philosophical thought, were a major contribution to the

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Cultural History
Karissa Aguilar

Mummies: Behind the Wraps

From pyramids to hieroglyphics, it is no surprise that ancient Egypt is known for its strange, unique, and specific rituals that tie into their spirituality. Many

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Classical History (600 BCE-600 CE)
Analina Devora

An Inside Look at the Brahmin Varna

The caste system separates many individuals of the Hindu religion into social classes known as varnas. This system, though traditional and thousands of years old,

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Cultural History
Trey Whitworth

The Tale of Izanami and Izanagi

The story of Izanagi and Izanami is the creation myth of the Shinto religion that is told in the Nihonshoki, Kojiki, and Kogoshui, which are “collections

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