Art new media student Charles Kinter places his piece of metal into the forge in order to make the metal easier to shape in his class, ART 376: Functional Sculpture on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The course focuses on working metal and using tools found in the blacksmithing market to make art that serves a purpose. Kinter said that working with the material has helped him in his art new media classes. (Photo by Lena DoBynes)

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The loud clang of metal on metal, the almost overwhelming heat against one’s face as they open the forge doors, and the look of the…

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Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Faces of war

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