The sovereign salamander

To the Left

The only reason we haven’t come to a collective solution is that those who create our legislative solutions benefit from gerrymandering.
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Illustration of a buffalo leaning down to sip water from the Niagara River, with the Niagara Falls in the distance

The regrettable opacity of toponymy

While language may seem to change rather quickly, toponyms, or place names, tend to last. People often care deeply about them, making them so entrenched in the culture of a place that they can outlive whole civilizations.
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Oscar, the lost penguin: His day at UC Berkeley

Just yesterday, a new shipment of frozen tilapia got shipped to Crossroads to replenish the dining hall supply. Little did the workers know that there was a fluffy feathered stowaway tucked away in one of the cardboard boxes. While no one was watching, the penguin, we’ll call him Oscar, escaped the paper imprisonment and waddled out of the establishment.
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