A Quick Check-In, by yours truly

I recently received an email from my faculty regarding calls for papers to literary conferences in Quebec and Portland. These give undergraduate students chances to present research they’ve done with the rest of the academic community. Over the summer I took a course about Children’s Literature and wrote 3 (!) A+ papers, and one, in […]

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Our Obsession with Happiness

We must recognize that there are social structures in place that allow for “justified” punishment for being unhappy because of the associations that come with being angry.

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The Hyphen: An Intimate Identity Crisis

Transnationality is a distinct form of existence simultaneously characterized by culture and environment. However, although this type of individual is characterized by others and the outside, there is still freedom and selfhood in the chaos that defines the concept of the “hyphen”.

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The Devil speaks French, and other anecdotes

This year has been a strange one, with a certain… je ne sais quoi. I spent the year in a state of flux, and building and destroying my sense of reality, my sense of self, and, more recently, my sense of right and wrong (thanks a lot, Nietzsche).

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