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Breathe Life Into Shakespeare

I choose to read Othello Act 5, Scene 2, Line 390 to Line 400. The character I played is Othello. Shakespeare’s work is generally hard to understand and hard to read since the language he used is way very different from modern English. So it is interesting to record my own voice reading Shakespeare’s play and listening to it. I […]

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Othello Close Reading

Emilia 4.2.159-169 A halter pardon him! and hell gnaw his bones! Why should he call her whore? who keeps her company? What place? what time? what form? what likelihood? The Moor’s abused by some most villainous knave, Some base notorious knave, some scurvy fellow. O heaven, that such companions thou’ldst unfold, And put in every honest hand a whip To […]

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“Saviors” for Student Loan Borrowers

Many students or families are worrying about how to pay off large student loan debts. There are many plans that students can take advantages of, such as Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Income-Based Repayment (IBR), and Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR). In addition, the Education Department us trying to make more plans to release students’ pressure. […]

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“Having the College Money Talk”

In the article Having the College Money Talk, author addressed some questions and suggestions that every family need to consider before they make any decision about colleges. Money is one of the biggest factors of making the choice. On average, a four-year education at a public university will cost approximately $78,000, which includes tuition, fees, and rooms; the amount of […]

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Middle-income students’ struggle

In the article “Middle-income students at higher risk for student loan debt than their poorer peers”, the author pointed out that children who born in middle class have greater pressure on paying off student loan debt than those who born in lower class or upper class because the families of these young adults make too much money for their children […]

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Are student loans worth it?

Summary: In the article Benefits and Pitfalls of Student Loans, advantages of student loans outweigh the bad pitfalls. College is a landmark in our lives and it is really important. Colleges prepared us for a better-paying job and future. However, we need to take serious and careful consideration before borrowing student loans because if students fail to pay back a […]

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Student Loan Debt

Rapidly rising college tuition puts lots of pressure on many parents and students. However, student loan will be offered to students. A student loan is a loan offered to students which is used to pay off education-related expenses, such as college tuition, room and board at the university, or textbooks. Many of these loans are offered to students at a […]

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Should We Be Satisfied with Status Quo?

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who see the glass as half empty, have a negative attitude about most things and are complacent with the status quo; those who see the glass as half full, have a can-do attitude, embrace challenges and serve as a role model for others. Which kind of person is better – […]

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Ili Pika

“Magic rabbit” – Ili pika (Ochontana iliensis), was discovered in 1983, is a small mammal only 20 centimeters long that’s native to the Tianshan mountain range of the remote Xinjiang region of China. There are many reports that Ili rabbit has similar cute face like a teddy bear, which may be attributed to its pair of big ears. In fact, […]

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Is technology good or bad?

Technology is more and more common in this society. “With the way technology has pervaded every part of our lives, children quickly lean on technology to help them find the answers to everyday questions. Educators are keeping pace with this societal shift to tech-focused living by making classroom learning more engaging and effective with the use of the latest educational […]

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Should community service be a requirement for everyone?

First of all, I want to give out the definition of Community service, “Community service is when you work for free to help benefit the public or your community.” I understand that community service is helpful for people who need help. It is a great way for us to give back to our community and society. We often do our […]

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