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Year: 2019

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William Penn: Paving the Way for an Equitable Pennsylvania

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, championed for liberty of conscience – or “religious freedom” – during an era of bitter religious conflicts that led to persecution throughout Europe.

Using his tolerant Quaker ideologies to form the basis of Pennsylvania’s government, Penn’s colony quickly became a melting pot of ethnicities and religious identities where settlers could seek refugee to embrace their beliefs.

Today, Pennsylvania remains a melting pot rich in culture, identity, and history.

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Calling All Contributors – November 2019

Calling all contributors! If you’re a writer, artist, photographer, or musician interested in having your work featured in the Nov. 2019 issue of The Burgundy Zine, you’ve come to the right place.

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Evil Eye: The History and Cultural Significance

A piercing blue gaze meets yours from the beads of a bracelet, pendant of a necklace, or key chain danging from a waist.

This symbol, the “evil eye,” can be traced back to 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian tablets and continues to prevail in modern fashion, according to a 2017 Indian Journal of Scientific Research study.

Today, many cultures still use it as a form of protection from envy – why? How did a blue eye translate into a protective symbol against a timeless, universal superstition about envy?

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Tune-In Tuesdays #44: VISTA On Rising From “The Ruins”

VISTA, the sound-shattering alt-rock duo with contagious, electric energy, struck their audience like a bolt of lightning with the release of “The Ruins,” the first installment of their upcoming EP trilogy.

Prior to “The Ruins” release, we reached out to lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida to learn more about “The Ruins,” the EP trilogy, and their YouTube documentary.

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Weekly Newsletter #45: Schmoozy Newsy

Phewzy, what a doozy. Upon returning from the College Media Convention last week, we slowzy-woahzy shifted back into the swing of things.

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