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Wizard of Earthsea Anticipation

“It is possible to hide from the consequences of bad decisions.” I strongly disagree with this statement. When you make a decision you know is wrong and will result in negative repercussions, to avoid those consequences would be, in themselves, bad decisions. There are many ways to avoid consequences. Lying, covering up, and other traditionally immoral methods can be utilized to avoid repercussions of any sort. To use them, however,.. Read More

How to be a 360° Leader

Lead yourself exceptionally well As a frequent procrastinator, I know that having good management over oneself is the first step in making yourself a more effective leader overall. Once you regain charge over yourself and your actions, you’ll be able to better lead others. I want to be able to lead myself exceptionally well because I think it would aid me in the course of my life by making me.. Read More

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


Who could imagine that someone society regards as a person of lesser importance due to the struggles of their day-to-day lives could have so profound an impact on a perfectly normal mother of two with a heart full of compassion? In Stuart McLean’s Emil, a story is woven about the bonds that can be formed between people who care enough to break the repetition of day-to-day life and truly see.. Read More

Theory Wars

When viewing Star Wars, the lens that I think is most important in terms of understanding the film is the gender lens. This lens, which brings to light the ever-present sexism in media and the struggles brought on to characters due to their gender, sex, or lack thereof is perfect for understanding the dynamics between sexes and genders in the far-away galaxy. The power struggles women and gender-fluid or neutral.. Read More

Confederation Conference Script

I (Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt) will be speaking with my fellow Canadian Sir Etienne Paschal Tache on the topic of Federalism concerning Canada East and its dealings in Confederation. We shall each be speaking on the issue, and therefore have chosen to share a document on “Google”. Link: