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Surprise Stoning: Attacking Gender Norms in “The Lottery”

November 17, 2020

Transcript: Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” explores gender norms and the conforming values of tradition through the suspenseful nature of a dystopian society. The story was published in 1940s America, when the United States was recovering from the events … Continued

Opportunistically Spooky: New Opportunities with Old Fears

November 2, 2020

Halloween night, a full moon, college students; the spookiest combination— not to mention the national pandemic and the upcoming election. Don’t worry, I will leave those latter points for the next week. Reflecting on the week, on the surface, the … Continued

The Molecular Scissors

September 16, 2020

CRISPR-Cas-9 has revolutionized the scientific community. Synonymous with the groundbreaking discovery of the double helix in 1957, the field of genetics and medicine have elaborately shifted. CRISPR is acronymous for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR- associated protein … Continued