Poor Yorick

A Journal of Rediscovered Objects

Ginger Rogers’ Hand in Her Own Legacy

By Briana McGuckin Ginger Rogers knew that the artifacts of her career would outlast her, and that she herself – the Ginger Rogers of the screen – was an artifact. Once captured, this Rogers would hold its shape, and burn bright always, while she shrank and diminished as mortals do. Yet Rogers didn’t cede her power to her image, or her accoutrements. Rather, she took control of both. Far from […]

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Worth More Dead Than Alive

By Gabrielle Frulla             Most people walk through a graveyard, crowded by crooked and crumbling headstones, and only view it as the final resting place for the deceased. But some people look for what lies below those headstones, nostalgic and glistening, and see the answers to their financial troubles—Grave robbers prey upon the valuable items left inside the caskets of the departed.             Grave robbing has been around just as […]

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Jamestown 1609-1610

By Rebecca Shaw                 The winter of 1609-1610 was one that the colonists of Jamestown, Virginia hoped would be lost to history. After first being colonized only a couple years prior in 1607, the settlers were still getting used to their new home and how the woods of Virginia worked. Between dealing with the natives and learning how to work the land, life in Virginia was a struggle.                 The […]

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Cluttered Space

By Chelsea Nevin Imagine laying on a blanket in the middle of a cool summer night, a light breeze tickles your cheek as you look up in the sky, the stars twinkling alongside the beams of a full moon. The last thing most people think about are the pieces of debris that is behind the beautiful celestial scene, polluting the orbit with every crash and collision. “Space junk”, properly known […]

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She Met the Red-Haired Artist

By Gabrielle Frulla Jeanne Calment was a French woman who possessed the title of a super-centenarian, which is rare to obtain in one’s lifetime. Her 122 years and 164 days of life on this earth granted her the status of the longest living human being. With the pleasure of living as long a life as Calment came adventures and run-ins with all kinds of people. The most notable person for Calment […]

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