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Five Signs: You’re in Honesdale, Pa.

Geography Essay
Photos and captions by Nathan Mattise

College (and post-college limbo) is a time for excessive sleeping, partying, *studying*…. and traveling. It’s one of the finer points of college because there are no real commitments to hold you back. So in the spirit of good roadtrip, In the Pursuit of the Trivial offers the Five Signs series. It’s a photo-documentary account from an exotic location done through the signs ready to greet every and all tourists. Today, welcome to a Honesdale, Pa.

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Five Signs: You’re in The Seinfeld Campus Tour Bus

Geography Essay
Photos and captions by Nathan Mattise

College (and post-college limbo) is a time for excessive sleeping, partying, *studying*…. and traveling. It’s one of the finer points of college because there are no real commitments to hold you back. So in the spirit of good roadtrip, In the Pursuit of the Trivial offers the Five Signs series. It’s a photo-documentary account from an exotic location done through the signs ready to greet every and all tourists. Today, welcome to Scranton, Pa – first stop on the Seinfeld campus tour. Continue reading

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Hilary Clinton’s first Scranton rally – live blogged!

Geography Column
Written and videoed by Nathan Mattise

In honor of the recent end to the Democratic primaries, we’re finally posting the live blog of Hilary Clinton’s first rally in Scranton on March 10. It would’ve gone up earlier…but we never got around to uploading the video. Enjoy.

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Glimpse into the graduate psyche

History Essay
Written by Nathan Mattise

After you graduate there are really only three questions you get asked:

1 – Do you have a job?

2 – What’s happening with you and (insert significant other if applicable)?

3 – How does it feel?*

* = This is where the problems arise. It’s impossible to describe all of the thoughts and emotions that go through your head in the weeks leading to and following a life-milestone event like graduation. However, if you’re like me, you have friends or family members you haven’t spoken to often enough through it all. This is an unfortunate situation 99.9% of the time, but when someone asks “How does it feel?” you’re in luck. Those lengthy letters or catch-up e-mails sent to these folks within a few weeks of such an event are telling, and below is an actual one sent by yours truly. It’s like reading a diary entry months after the fact, except this one is for the eyes of many in order to provide an answer to dreaded post-grad question number three. Continue reading

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