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Grand Finale

November 19, 2020

It’s been a fun ride, everyone! From our first meeting on August 11th, to the last day of class yesterday, we’ve made a lot of progress as a class. Just 3 months ago, we were introducing ourselves and sharing our … Read more

Children of The Corn by Stephen King Video Essay

November 18, 2020

By: Richard M. Max Mara   Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn” follows a couple on the cusp of divorce that take a trip to California as a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. The trip takes a turn for … Read more

A Flock of Feminists: “The Story of an Hour”

November 17, 2020

  Following the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves, American women were inspired to advocate for their own personal freedoms. Women’s organizations were founded to promote suffrage, employment opportunities, and property rights for women. However, others still argued that … Read more

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 … Read more

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression

November 17, 2020

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression Selfishness, greed, and narcissism. These are the adjectives describing a late 1920s story about a nameless man living in the Florida Keys, who, after a huge storm at sea, takes his small boat … Read more

The Maturity of Utilitarianism

November 16, 2020

The Maturity of Utilitarianism The Egg by Andy Weir is a short story presenting a vision of the afterlife through a second-person perspective. The main character has a conversation with God in a blank void and comes to realize that … Read more