Eggsistential Thoughts

12.01.18 One of the most interesting approaches in writing is the use of casual dialogue and narration when one would expect formal discourse. Perhaps this stems from the feeling of familiarity it lends to the reader, or the simple intrigue of something so unexpected. Andy Weir employs this tactic and others in both his bestselling …

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Capitalism & Self Improvement

10.09.18 One summer Saturday I was working at Myers Bagels, busy behind the counter putting sliced bagels in their respective plastic bags. A boy on the other side of the counter inquired how much money I wanted for the hat I was wearing. He offered me $50, then $100. I said no. This particular hat …

Interloper Or Interlopee?

09.29.18 Interloper: noun one that intrudes in a place or sphere of activity The Interlopers, by Saki, eloquently leads the reader through a nighttime forest riddled with men from two feuding clans. At first, it seems as though the title alludes to the enemies of the main character, Ulrich von Gradwitz. However, it soon becomes …

Einstein As An Idol?

09.12.18 People around the world know Einstein was an incredible scientist, possibly the best in history. However, the recent uptick in domestic abuse and sexual assault allegations against men who are experts in their field gives rise to the idea that not all great thinkers are also great people. This theme was explored in the …

Aquarium Ethics

03.17.18 There is a long running debate about whether keeping animals in captivity is ethical or not. PETA and similar organisations argue aggressively against animal cruelty, while others think places like Seaworld are worth the entertainment value, and the treatment of the animals there is relatively inconsequential. One controversial account regarding the death of an …

The Beloved Community

02.09.18 Based on the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's 6 Principles of the Beloved Community There is a sort of secondary civil rights movement occurring here, now, in 2018 America. While the first one was centered around the aggressive and obvious oppression of the people of colour in the United States, this one is focussed …

The Invitation

  02.23.18 The Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, invites people to experience the world in a different way, offering a world with no limits or restrictions on what is possible. In this society we have a contrived idea of the one way to succeed. This constant push for a singular misled goal makes it difficult …

no. 6

Its the last week! What the heck? Or should I say what the HEC because this is Human Ecology Capstone week? Holy moly. Thanksgiving break was weird. At first I was super out of it. I went to the grocery store and couldn't quite comprehend what was happening around me. Later, I had some sort …

no. 5

Hello everyone! Two days ago we had our our first snow at Chewonki and as you can probably imagine it was very exciting. There were a few people who had never seen snow in real life before and that was crazy. At first I was unimpressed because in Vermont we get snow every year, but …