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Category: Weekly Musings

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Viking 1: A Retrospective

Mars. The red planet. A planet that has captured the human imagination for decades. Mars has been the feature of millions of Hollywood sci-fi movies that claimed it as the home of Aliens dubbed “Martians”. Humanity has long imagined what it would be like on Mars and created fancy sceneries for it, ranging from advanced Alien colonies to barren wastelands. […]

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Y is for Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama was an activist who fought for the rights of POC communities. Kochiyama was born in 1921 in San Pedro, California but she spent her childhood in San Francisco. On December 7, 1941 the police came to Kochiyama’s house to take her father to a detainment center because he was speculated to be a potential threat from Japanese Security. He […]

Grand Rapids Art

H is for Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott was a Pianist known for her ability to switch the moods of her music. She was especially good at jazz.  Hazel Scott was born on June 11, 1920, in Trinidad, Spain. She started playing piano when she was three years old and had a natural talent for playing by ear. After moving to the U.S, she learned the […]