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Academic Papers Academic Writing Forrest Maynock Travel

The Social Wasteland: America’s Trailer Parks

What does one imagine life in a trailer park is like? 6% of the U.S.’s population live in trailer parks, but they are often misunderstood, ignored, and stereotyped. In this paper Forrest explores trailer parks in the United States using the lens of community and diversity, and tries to find their space in the American urban landscape. 

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Activities Attractions Entertainment Forrest Maynock Okayama Travel

Okayama “Watering Holes” – A Bars Review

Okayama has a wide variety of bars and eateries ready to be explored. In this article, Forrest gives a glimpse into three different establishments where one could find good food, drinks, and friends. 

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Creative Writing Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Travel

The Town of Childhood – An Ethnographic Vignette

An ethnographic vignette about a seemingly-forgotten corner of the street in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the train track cuts in half both the physical houses and the lives of its citizens.

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Creative Writing Genki Hase Japan literature

夕焼けをみる者—吉野弘『夕焼け』を読んで

吉野弘の『夕焼け』は「娘」の「やさしさ」を扱った口語自由詩である。

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Attractions Japan Justine Villena Okayama Travel

The Journey Begins! Fresh Impressions of Japan and Okayama

Justine Villena, one of our writers in the Polyphony, recalls some of his first experiences and memories in Okayama and in Japan – a land that used to be “unknown territory” for him.