Progression

My encounters with writing have only happened in the format of creative short stories. Until this year I wrote about the adventures of Bernard the Hamburger, Trevor the kleptomaniac dinosaur, and roxy the alcoholic fox and mother of two. You should check them out there a hoot. I sit here on a sunday afternoon in…

A Thank You

A thank you letter to the foods that helped me survive my junior year and the friendship that followed. Thank you coffee, your bitter yet sweet company has stuck by me during the endless redox reactions in Chemistry to the late night study sessions for Algebra. My dependency on you has grown over the years…

“On Writing”

I recently read On Writing by Stephen King, a book that includes the nits and grits of writing, anecdotes from King’s life, and an overall on how to become a better writer. The lessons range from grammar and paragraphs to preparation for criticism and failure. King uses humour and wit to convey what led him…

Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a method by which a doctor (allowed by law) is permitted to end a patient’s life in order to relieve suffering and pain, as long as consent has been received from the patient and members of the family agree. Those in support of Euthanasia as I am, find that allowing those to die…

Huxley Complex

To be entertained, is a state we actively seek out on a day to day basis. We love to be entertained, to be distracted, and to be interested. Entertainment has appeared in different forms during the various time periods. In the first century, entertainment was seen in the Colosseum, where men fought lions and each…

Fallacies the new WMD

Twitter is one of the largest social networks where users post messages known as tweets. Twitter is also known as being the basis for receiving and conversing about the news. Donald Trump, president of United States of America, routinely posts on Twitter, treating the platform as a place of discussing democracy. The Greeks conducted debates…

Pumpkins The Pluralistic Thinkers

Halloween, a time where children get sugar rushes, put on scary costumes, and are dared to run up to the last house on the street that looks abandoned and smells oddly like cheese. Every year my school would host a Halloween party where we would recite the poem, “I’m a Little Pumpkin.” I’m a little…

Beauty Pageants

I was scanning the Tv channels one night and landed on the TLC show, “Toddlers and Tiaras.” A reality show that takes the viewer behind the scenes of children’s beauty pageants. As part of the audience we laugh, applaud, and select our choice of winner, rarely being aware of the underlying message beauty pageants portray….

Ignorant or Intelligent?

Into The Wild tells the tale of a young man who leaves his toxic society and walks into nature longing for true life. The author of the book, John Krakauer retells the life of Chris McCandless. The reader thus follows the path Chris took on his journey ultimately ending with Chris’s death in the Alaskan wilderness….

Have you met Sylvia Plath?

For my AP English class, I have been given the opportunity to do in-depth research on any American poet. I chose Sylvia Plath. Today I attempt to compare Plath to different metaphors with the results of understanding Plath as an individual in a different light. 1. If she were an animal, she would be a…