Category Archives: Humanities

See You on the Other Side of the War

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Stand Up and Stand Strong

It’s 1775, and the colonists are enraged over Britain’s unfair taxation. The book Give Me Liberty—a quote by Patrick Henry that sparked the American Revolution—by L.M. Elliott writes from the view of thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, who lives a difficult life … Continue reading

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The World Turned Upside Down

The American Revolution was the first instance in history where a country broke free from its ruler. The idea of independence came from the people, who realized that a tiny island across the sea should not be able to rule … Continue reading

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The Ten Dollar Founding Father Without a Father

In 2004, Ron Chernow published a great biography, Alexander Hamilton, on a man most people had never heard of. Some may know him from the genius musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: An American Musical, which premiered on February 17th, eleven … Continue reading

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Soldier Segei’s Sad Story

What had changed in Russia from 1905 – 1939? The rulers were very different. In 1905, Russia was ruled by a Tsar (Nicholas II), and the power was passed down from generation to generation. The problem during this time was … Continue reading

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Living Life to the Fullest

 For my multimedia blog post, I decided to do a podcast on theme. This was a new form of media that I have not really explored before, so I thought it would be good to give it a try. … Continue reading

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Imminent Death

It isn’t rare for your favorite book character to die, especially for avid readers such as myself. It hurts a lot every time, but authors seemingly enjoy killing off their best protagonists. I believe that under the false explanation of … Continue reading

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The Innocence Behind the Bloodshed

 A short documentary on the Boxer Rebellion.

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Burn. Kill. Destroy.

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I was Born with Water on the Brain

In my multimedia, I created a found poem. I tried to make it resemble the book cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, which is also the book the poem is about. You can … Continue reading

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