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Candy-Coated Toxic Waste: A Presidential Look at Snacking

Reggie Love, assistant to then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, made a mistake on the campaign trail he would never forget, an error so specific and so embarrassing that he recounted it for posterity in his 2015 book Power Forward: My Presidential Education. Yes, it’s precisely what you’re thinking: he offered a classic trail mix ...

Centre Trail Podcast 19: November and Remembrance

John and Tara get together to talk about how the public remembers and celebrates veterans of the armed services. Practices differ across the Atlantic despite a shared history in the two largest conflicts of the twentieth century.

A Sly and Dangerous Fellow

What follows is a preview of Thomas Violet: A Sly and Dangerous Fellow, a book about a deranged Englishman written by Amos Tubb. Reader beware – this man is frightening. It was over.  Thomas Violet could do nothing more to save himself. So far in debt that bankruptcy seemed inevitable, Violet decided to opt out.  ...

History Courses Spring 2019

Hey, all you Centre students! As registration is approaching I thought I would give y’all a quick roundup on our Spring course offerings: History Survey Classes: These courses have wide chronological and geographical coverage.  They are designed to introduce students to major events and ideas but they are also intended to expose students to how ...

The Case for the History Major

When the sophomore spring arrives for students at Centre College, the time of blissful major/minor indecision ends abruptly in classic Centre fashion: with a series of emails and quality time navigating paperwork on our school site, CentreNet. For some, this moment in the Centre experience is mostly uneventful, particularly for students that determined their major ...

The Hollywood Sign: A Community Icon

Photograph accessed from lamag.com Hollywood is an equal parts star-studded and cut-throat sort of place, a land of dreamers turned movie stars and screenwriters and producers—glamorous and creative people that earned their way into the competitive and remarkable movie and television industry via talent, hard work, and luck. This community is idolized in the United States ...

In Retrospect: The Race to Space

This photograph courtesy of nasa.org. This week, we’re venturing our back back into the Kennedy administration—if you haven’t read my blog post about JFK conspiracy theories, it is available here! Really, however, I suppose John Schlossberg would more likely approve of our topic, because instead of analyzing the ins and outs of that tragic day ...