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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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Academic Papers Academic Writing Forrest Maynock

Unity in Adversity

In April 29th, 1992, a riot starts in Los Angeles, California. The Korean community in particular was more adversely affected than any other, and in the face of angry looters and with little to no help from the Los Angeles public system, this community would come together to protect their livelihoods and push back against the “system.”

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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.