Over the course of the year I have learned many interesting things that I had not known before. I learned and now fully understand all the elements of modern and postmodern texts and I have a better understanding of what existentialism is. I feel like I have progressed in my writing, reading, and annotating skills. […]Read More And That’s a Wrap Of Junior Year
The limitation of free will has been a large theme in many stories we have read and watched in english class this year. We recently finished reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and had a socratic seminar to wrap up the book. There was one large question we had to answer and then we could answer […]Read More “Slaughterhouse-Five”
This piece was inspired by the article “How I Fell Out of Love with the Internet” by Avery Erwin. In class we have been discussing internet, so I decided to write about Instagram. 1. Fall in love with Instagram It is 2010. You are in elementary school. Instagram just came out. Get out your brand new iPod […]Read More How I Fell Out of Love with Instagram
Have you ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur? In the episode “‘Be Prepared to thicken your skin’ –Tory Burch, founder of Tory Burch LLC, on Her Best Advice for Starting a Business” on the podcast Skimm’d from The Couch, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg bring Tory Burch in to discuss her career and the way […]Read More Tory Burch: A Successful Female Entrepreneur
CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! Last summer my mom watched the show “The Handmaid’s Tale” and was absolutely obsessed. She has been begging me to watch it so we can watch it together when the next season comes out and I finally started it. The show is very intriguing. Once you start it, you won’t be able […]Read More “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Today in English class we finished watching the movie Minority Report directed by Steven Spielberg. Before watching the movie we read the short story “The Minority Report” by Phillip K Dick. The movie was an adaptation of the story. After doing both I can definitely say I enjoyed the movie better. I feel like this […]Read More Is the Majority Report Always True?
In English class we recently finished the book 1984 and had a Socratic seminar to wrap up the book. There were five questions that we needed to be prepared but we only had to answer two questions, which were picked randomly. One of the most interesting points someone brought up when talking about the first […]Read More A Discussion About 1984
I did my tech talk on the patriot act and government surveillance. We started by discussing how government surveillance in 1984 and how the act relates to 1984. In 1984 the government is watching the citizens every move. There are telegrams and microphones all over. The people never get time alone. Big Brother is always […]Read More Tech Talk: The Patriot Act
I recently watched the two most recent “Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson”. (The links to the videos are at the bottom of the page). These are videos posted by the YouTuber Shane Dawson in which he describes many different conspiracy theories. In the first part of the video he talks about deep fake. Deep fake […]Read More Is The Internet Becoming Too Powerful?
Have you ever been talking to your friends about something and later on that day you see an ad on your phone for what you were talking about? Well, if the answer is yes, you are not alone. I have experiences this many times. I was talking to my mom the other day about getting […]Read More Are We Being Watched?