Bboy Snoopy: A Meknes United Dancer

Bboy Snoopy

While studying in Morocco in 2015, Michael Casey met some interesting people in Meknes including members of a group called Meknes United. This group is a collection of different dancers who belong to different crews but who train and work together. This blog deals mostly with a break dancer in that group called Bboy Snoopy. He has been dancing for more than nine years to hone his craft and learn new skills.

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New Submissions Deadline is Monday, April 11


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Northern Eclecta is now seeking submissions of creative work including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as artwork and photographs for possible publication in Volume 10. If you have questions about this publication or about the call for submissions, here is our contact address:



All current and former NDSU students are encouraged to submit their creative writing.  The deadline for this group is Monday, April 11.

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All current and former NDSU students are also encouraged to submit their original art and/or photographs.  The deadline for this group is Monday, April 11.

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All students in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to submit their creative writing and/or visual arts pieces.  The deadline for this group is Monday, April 11.

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A note on the QUICK TAKES CATEGORY.  We encourage submissions of very short creative writing pieces such as six-word stories.  This document provides some examples some of the short prose and poetry we have published over the years.

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Vinyl Returns

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The Art-O-Matic

Photo of the Art-O-Matic vending machine.

The Art-O-Matic vending machine at West Acres

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Why We Need Stories

In this post, Krista Aldrich argues that telling stories is part of what makes us human and we will continue to tell stories despite advances in technology. Websites such as PostSecret and Humans of New York have resulted in some innovative approaches to storytelling.

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