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All Day, All Week: Occupy Wall Street
It’s hard to make the American who sees no concrete goal or purpose to Occupy understand the importance of why protesters sleep on cold and sometimes wet cement, night after night. Lately, I’ve been astonished when informing my peers about what’s going on at Zucotti Park, and their initial response is “What’s that?” Amongst the warriors of the mass, in the height of the rally, I spent this past week in the Mecca of all Occupies, at Zuccotti Park, in New York City to collect my own observations and report back to you. On October 10, 2011 four of my friends...
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Observations from Occupy Wall Street
Sparkleberry Lane has contributors across the nation and has been fortunate enough to have one in the heart of New York City. Sorcha Richerdson, a student at the New School, has been assigned to cover Occupy for one of her journalism classes and is sharing her experience with us here at SBL!  Be sure to read her insightful article after the video, and feel free to leave your thoughts below!  Power to the people. Since September 17th, Zucotti Park in Manhattan’s Financial District has been transformed into a makeshift campsite for the growing number of protesters spearheading the ongoing Wall...
Light Up With a Luminary: Swami Vivekananda
Light Up with a Luminary features a different person each post that has an inspirational life, outlook or philosophy that lights up our awareness and goodness. Each time there is a small biography as well as a few of their quotes. If you know of a person which you feel is a Luminary , whether from a past or present, contact us. Swami Vivekananda was born in India on January 12, 1863, and died at the young age of 39. Swami Vivekananda was for the most part, an unknown monk in India until he represented Hinduism at the Parliament of...
Mel Chin: Revival Field
Amidst the new cultural trend to go green, many artists are responding to a changing planet with their artwork. They are taking on community-based projects and shedding the artist’s image as a solitary individual. For the past few decades, art has been a series of symbols and representations of ideas, issues, or objects. Today, however, some artists are skipping the representational approach and cultivating things in real space and time. Instead of using materials to represent or discuss issues, art is taking on certain issues directly.  Art is usually the ice breaking mechanism to flood information into the public arena,...
20 Feasible Ways to Be More Eco-Conscious (that you may not have thought of)
Last year, humans collectively burned more than double the amount of resources that the Earth can sustain long term. And if all countries used resources the way America does, we’d need over 5 planet Earths to keep us alive. At Sparkleberry Lane, we love glitter and happiness, but we can’t help but be overwhelmed by the daunting information that floods our ears and eyes on a daily basis.  Perhaps you’ve felt the same way, too overwhelmed to even make honest, heartfelt attempts at being part of the solution, rather than the problem. Luckily, information on creating more sustainable habits abounds...
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