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1918-1919 Influenza Outbreak

December 13, 2014

By Shonushka Sawant | Web Editor   The influenza pandemic of 1918 infected 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 million to 50 million people. Over a fourth of the United States population fell ill, including Woodrow Wilson, who was the President of the United States at the time. The illness e...

The Color Purple By Alice Walker

The Color Purple By Alice Walker

May 13, 2014

Fear of the unknown is ultimately the cause of censorship Shayna Kapadia | Staff Writer Written by Alice Walker, one of the most censored writers in America, The Color Purple’s descriptions about the struggles of colored women in the south earns its place at number 17 on The American Library...

Slaughterhouse-Five

May 1, 2014

What the author initially titled The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death became a crusade against censorship and a dance with controversy Arya Sureshbabu | News Apprentice Almost as soon as it hit bookshelves in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut’s absurd novel began to garner criticism and stir up c...

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