• The Attica Prison Riot of 1971
    Posted in: History

    By Phin Upham The prison riots that occurred at the Attica prison facility in 1971 were an extremely important moment in prisoner’s rights. Prisoners were demanding better living conditions and certain political rights. The riot itself was triggered after the killing of George Jackson at San Quentin. Jackson had staged a dramatic escape attempt in […]

  • How a Search for China Led to the Naming of the Hudson River
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    By Phineas Upham Henry Hudson was born around 1570, and not much is known about his early life or his parents. He was thought to have been a cabin boy during the early years of his life, which gave him a foothold to work himself into a Captain’s position. He became an explorer and skilled […]