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 …

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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 …

Beneficial Boredom

Response By Gretel Dougherty 3.8.17   In a study by the College of William and Mary, researchers found that creativity scores among children (based on the Torrance Test) rose until 1990, when they began a steady decline. There are many things that influence creativity in children but perhaps the most glaring change was the invention …

Who’s Irish?

By Gish Jen Response By Gretel Dougherty 3.23.17   Who’s Irish by Gish Jen is a story about immigrants, about differences in culture and about how sometimes it is hard to make change. A mother and her child in America run into constant conflict with the Grandmother of the family, who tries to impose the …

Telling Real News From Fake News

Gretel Dougherty 12.7.2016 Analyze a news-based tweet that states a claim based on its source and validity.  Use at least one additional source to evaluate the tweet’s validity.   https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/806687249173712896   Telling real news from fake news is a big issue in today’s world. New sources that aren’t credible keep popping up. Since the internet …

Bear Attack

  The Story of Seven Boys and One Grizzly By Derek Burnett Seven high school students were near the end of their month-long survival course in the Alaskan wilderness, but the real schooling began when they came face to snout with the wildest thing of all. Response by Gretel Dougherty 11.17.16 For many thousands of years, …