Off To See His Family

Anatoly Petrov is a man who has lost everything he ever cared about during the Russian Revolution. In the first entry, he is a naïve man marching for what he believes is right who learns of the Tsar’s cruelty after the events of Bloody Sunday. In the second entry, he is a brooding father whose […]

Getting A Life

I believe Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, is a prime candidate for hosts of life. Firstly, while monitoring the Galileo probe as it was passing over Europa, scientists received data indicating that it had flown through a geyser. Model of geysers erupting on Europa Source: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/water-vapor-europa-07820.html Plumes of liquid from geysers have also been observed […]

Astronomy Unit Reflection

Before, I knew why eclipses were and why they happened, the phases of the Moon and that the Earth was tilted, but not why eclipses didn’t happen every month, why the phases of the Moon occurred and how much the Earth was tilted. After this unit, I now know that eclipses only happen a few […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Helena’s FB Profile

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena is portrayed as a beautiful and jealous young lady who is deeply smitten with Demetrius.   Helena’s beauty is described a few times in the text. One example is this quote from lines 180, when Hermia greets her: “Godspeed, fair Helena!” Here, Hermia is praising Helena’s appearance by describing […]

Capitalism Works

Image courtesy of Goodreads When people say capitalism, you usually think of a free market and meritocracy. But what about capitalism taken to the extreme? Proxy, a novel by Alexander London, takes place in the future, in a post-disaster Earth where natural disasters have ruined much of the planets ecosystem. In the city that our […]

Honor Thy Mother

Vivian Wu portrays the shunned mother in the film adaptation of “Joy Luck Club” Is a mother who left her family to become a concubine worthy of redemption? In Joy Luck Club, a novel by the Chinese American author Amy Tan, An Mei Hsu’s mother became the third wife of a wealthy man after the death of […]

Confounded Conflict

This found poem was pieced together from the words of the fourth page of “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant”, a short story by W.D. Wetherell. During the rising action, the unnamed protagonist unintentionally snags a humongous largemouth bass while on a canoe with Sheila Mant, the girl he is on a date with and who […]