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LACE Interview

In LACE, I’ve chosen to research the psychiatric career path. As the job requires a ton of schooling and specialized training, rather than interview a trained psychiatrist (which I was unable to do) I decided to find someone who had undergone similar training. Thus, I found Mr. Tony Chae through my mother, who is currently in his second of four years of medical school. After my interview with him I created.. Read More

Harrison Bergeron

“Democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is corrupted, but likewise when they fall into a spirit of extreme equality.”  – Baron de Montesquieu   Could you imagine a reality where your uniqueness and everything that makes you special is stripped away for the superficial benefits of those who society labels lesser than you? When watching Chandler Tuttle’s 2018I can visualize the dystopian world as a reality,.. Read More

Harriet Tubman: A Timeless Heroine

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.”     My chosen eminent person this year is Harriet Tubman. She was an escaped slave and abolitionist who led other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad before the.. Read More

A Single Story

How might we begin to “reject the single stor[ies]” in our lives?   The basis of Ms. Adichie’s talk is that the things we’re exposed to that we allow our impressionable selves to absorb colour the lenses in which we view the word, and thus rob us of the privilege of an unbiased view of the world and people around us. Ms. Adichie provides firsthand examples of single stories, also.. Read More

Independent Novel Study: Scene One

Apocalypsis: Kahayatle by Elle Casey   The scene I’ve chosen in Elle Casey’s Apocalypisis: Kahayatle is a scene in which the protagonist, Bryn, ventures into the home of a deceased police officer to collect a mountain bike for an upcoming journey and discovers a gang of cannibals inhabiting the home. Something that impressed me about Bryn in this scene is that she stayed calm despite the fact that the “guy.. Read More