In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.
The year you were born, Claude M. Steele wrote about how undervaluing black college students prevents them from completing their degrees.
In July 2011, Chris Good wrote about a proposed amendment that would balance the budget.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In May 2012, Stephen Marche wrote about how Facebook and other social-media platforms were making people lonely, even as they connected them to others more than ever before.
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in 2005.
In April 2011, Douglas Gorney interviewed Carl Safina about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, one year later.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
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In March 2013, Richard Lawson wrote about the presence of Disney stars in a comedic crime thriller.
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