Freedom, Equality, Fraternity
The address by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy in accepting the Sylvanus Thayer Award on 12 May 1962 is a memorable tribute to the ideals that inspired that great American soldier. For as long as other Americans serve their country as courageously and honorably as he did, General MacArthur’s words will live on.
General MacArthur’s service to his country spanned the years from 1903, when he was graduated from the Military Academy, to 5 April 1964 , when he died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 84. He was recognized early in his career as a brilliant officer and was advanced to brigadier general in 1918. Twelve years later he was named Chief of Staff of the Army, and in 1937 he retired.
By Yik Han & Claire Leow
Some of the tombs at Bukit Brown have elaborate carvings of famous Chinese mythological figures, fables and personified values. These serve as teachings left by the deceased for his/her descendents, by way of bequeathing the lessons of life. Here, we report on three panels found at the tomb of Ong Sam Leong, the grandest at the site.
THE MOUSAI (Muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They were also goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass. Later the Mousai were assigned specific artistic spheres: Kalliope (Calliope), epic poetry; Kleio (Clio), history; Ourania (Urania), astronomy; Thaleia (Thalia), comedy; Melpomene, tragedy; Polymnia (Polyhymnia), religious hymns; Erato, erotic poetry; Euterpe, lyric poetry; and Terpsikhore (Terpsichore), choral song and dance.
✅ It’s a simple majority vote
For a proposition to pass, it requires a simple majority – more Yes votes than No votes. In other words, a vote in LA counts as much as a vote in Fresno. That’s empowering, but also dangerous because…
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Every bottle of Rolling Rock comes with a ‘33’ on its back. And since the very beginning, there has been speculation about what it means. Is it some kind of secret code? Is it a simple mistake?
Nobody knows. But what we do know is that there are lots of people out there interested in what ‘33’ could mean. Call them conspiracy theorists, if you will. But here are some of the most popular ideas about ‘33’.