“I’m Just Built Different” – USA

– By Chelsea Choi and Claire Song   History is an endless cycle of the struggle of power between the haves and have-nots. For example, in the Russian Revolution, it was the Romanovs versus the peasants and in America, it was the British government versus the colonists. Usually, those in power will rule in a…

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That’s What Salt Said

Below is my book talk video and writing about “Salt: A World History,” by Mark Kurlansky. In today’s world, salt can be found everywhere. From the bag of French fries to the taco you are (possibly) holding, it is just so widespread that we sometimes forget that salt has a mind-blowing history behind it. Mark…

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Popcorns Pop Under Pressure- So Do People (Boxers)

The Boxer Rebellion was a civilian uprising in China from 1898 to 1900. Prior to the rebellion, China had lost two opium wars with the foreign powers that led to two unequal treaties, opening China up to be exploited by the world. Through the second treaty, foreign powers had been allowed to establish legations in…

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Popular Pretty Girl Problems (MSND)

In William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Hermia, one of the main characters, is faced with a dilemma of being forced to marry Demetrius, a man she does not love while she is in a romantic relationship with Lysander, which her father Egeus does not approve of. On top of all this, Helena, Hermia’s friend…

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I’m Not a Humanist, But I’m Still Human

Loading… This is my infographic about Humanism, where I discuss 7 main elements of Humanism that I identified. For more information check this website about Humanism! Here’s a video! For more general information about the Renaissance, check out this website. Read “Decameron” Citations

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The Solution to Snake-Phobia: Mongooses

When people see a cute, furry face of a mongoose and then see that same creature fight and kill a king cobra, their shock is ineffable. These mongooses come from a generation of snake-fighting and excel at this art. They have mastered it to the extent that even fictional stories praise their snake-kicking abilities. Such…

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Difficult Decisions: Bass or Blasé Lass

The found poem I created uses the words from “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell. The male protagonist in this story is a 14-year-old avid fisher who is infatuated with a 17-year-old girl named Sheila Mant. One day, he finally has the chance to go on a date with her, and…

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My Containment Plan for Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis was a major epidemic in the 19th century in rapidly industrializing Europe and the US. Known as “consumption”, “the white plague” and much more, it was a leading cause of death up until the early 20th century. It was caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. The crowded slums of urbanizing nations was a…

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