• Hopper loved to go to the movies, saying when he wasn’t in the mood for painting he would just go to the movies. As a result film became a stylistic inspiration for him, especially in Film Noir, which helped c

  • Edward Hopper originally trained as an illustrator but then focused on painting between 1901 to 1906 under the watch of Robert Henri, from the Ashcan school. After that he travelled to Europe three times, but

  • Yulisa, I think your post is very informative. I think the issue of tenure is one that is really interesting, and that there’s a belief it’s given way to easily and without reason, and just encourages mediocre teacher. I personally agree with these views, and there are a lot of articles that you might find interesting. Here’s a pro-con article…[Read more]

  • Loreanny, your interpretation of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” was very interesting, and I love your comments about the racism. I think it’s very neat to see how seemingly nice people can secretly be horrible racists, just because you haven’t seen them interact with people of different colors. More recently, the KKK has actually been trying to…[Read more]

  • Edward Hopper’s work is ingrained in American Imagination. They have a paradoxical conflict in the depicting of the ordinary with the desire for a profound vision, with mundane object so simply depicting their g

  • This is a great post, Oniesh. I very much had the same experience reading To Kill a Mockingbird, being bored at first but very quickly drawn in. I also love the connections that are being made to the people around you, I think that’s what makes a book a great book. The ability to take a character and, while still giving them a distinct…[Read more]

  • Very great post Christ. You have to go and one-up all of us again. As a true lover of both the Romantic period in Classical music and of the Czech Republic, this post captured my interest. I had never really applied this nationalist idea to music, and love the lens you are capturing it from. I had listened to Smetana’s Moldau numerous times, it’s…[Read more]

  • Edward Hopper is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, whose paintings still resonate in America today. He was a relatively secluded teenager who always had a love of art, and lots of natural talent.

  • This is certainly an interesting postJacquelin. I especially enjoyed the bringing in of court cases to prove your point to the constitutional ban of cyberbullying. At the same time, I think it’s important to recognize these decisions aren’t uniform. In the case of “J.C. ex rel. R.C. v. Beverly Hills Unified School District”, the courts decided…[Read more]

  • Very good question Madalyn. I’m not sure about North Carolina, but according to an article on The Washington Post, charters school in D.C. receive less funding then the average public school because they pay based on the enrollment, and the average public school is much larger than the the average charter school. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s…[Read more]

  • In a world full of problems, one seems to rise to the forefront. The screaming mobs, burning torches, and general hysteria is the most shocking and common image when thinking of mob mentality. This herd mentality

    • Hello Jacob, I really appreciate the fact that you brought the idea of mob mentality from the olden days, torches and screaming peoples, to the online aspect that it as has evolved into. The one thing I felt was missing from your argument is the working behinds mobs and what they are. While you may have provided examples it did not show your knowledge of the topic. I also found that you didn’t include anything about the flaws of being apart of these “mobs”. Overall your writing is superb but in my opinion there are some slight changes that need to be made.

  • Jacob commented on the post, Vaccination Fascination 1 year ago

    This is quite an interesting article Emma. I find your dissection of both thee perceived pros and cons of vaccination very informative. That being said, I think that you could include statistics that disprove the claim that that vaccinations can cause things such as autism. You simply push it under the rug, but if you were to use the AAP and CDC’s…[Read more]

  • Jada, this is certainly an interesting read. I think you bring an interesting point of view into the conversation of schooling, and possible problems for it. I do think that your essay could be slightly more definite, as to me it seems to be a lot of feelings. Some people have issues focusing, and should those people be left to struggle simply…[Read more]

  • This is very intriguing Megan. It sounds to me as if you’re idea of what it means to American is mostly surrounding tolerance, with some of the American Dream mixed in there. I do have questions about the true good intentions of Nike with the Kaerpernick ad, but mostly because I’m a very corporate individual and think that it was probably to sell…[Read more]

  • This is an interesting post Amy! I am quite intrigued about the issue of the separation of Church and State in Utah, and the fact that 80% of all lawmakers are LDS isn’t necessarily surprising but could be considered alarming to the 40% of Utahns who aren’t mormon. With that being taken into consideration, do you think it’s fair to expect the…[Read more]

  • Recently, Washington State abolished the death penalty under the pretense that it is unconstitutional due to racial bias. With the case State v. Gregory, “the state court held that the death penalty, as imposed

    • Sante replied 1 year ago

      Jacob,
      This post was very informative. Going into it I really only thought that the death penalty was a hot button issue because of the morality of killing a person, but now knowing about the racism aspect of the death penalty sheds a whole new light on the subject. I like how you discuss both sides of the argument and how for many the death sentence gives closure but, “ it’s hard to justify continuing the Death Penalty, even though it might bring closure to families.” Personally it is alarming not only that we are possibly killing of innocent people, but also the fact that it is costing taxpayers a huge sum of money. As today’s society becomes more progressive, I’m curious to know your stance on how the death penalty will be dealt with. Do you feel like it should be a federal issue or stay in the State’s Dominion? For being a Western civilization, the United States stands out among the 53 places that still have the death penalty, which are largely western civilizations that aren’t as developed economically and politically as the US. (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/countries-that-still-have-the-death-penalty/)

    • Amy replied 1 year ago

      This was a very interesting post, Jacob. I did not realize that race was a major issue when discussing the death penalty. I think that this was a great perspective to look at to argue against the death penalty because it is so difficult to use morals to make an argument. Being able to use facts and evidence was a great strategy to convince your audience. I think that you make an especially strong argument when you say that “the second study shows that in Washington a black man was 4.5 times more likely to be given the death penalty than a white man in the same situation.” It would be very difficult to argue against this evidence. I am curious to know what you think about the closure it may provide to families of victims. Do you think that this is a valid argument for the death penalty? You might find this PBS article (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/death-penalty-bring-closure-victims-family) interesting because it talks about closure families are able to get without the death penalty.

    • Ozzie replied 1 year ago

      Really interesting Jacob,

      I truly never realized how big of a role race plays in a death penalty sentencing. It was really interesting to learn about what it is like to be a person of color in Washington state. The fact that “In Washington a black man was 4.5 times more likely to be given the death penalty than a white man in the same situation”, is really not surprising but yet disgusting. It really shows a lot that they got rid of the death penalty because of this and will set a precedent for all other states. Your idea of showing what is happening on the west coast comparied to the midwest was a new insight that i never thought of. The way of living and legal systems are the same but also different. While reading it i noticed you also talked about people who were falsely convictied, How do you think that plays in to the way death penalty sentences are given? Here is a quick article on it if you decide to investigate further. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocence-prevalent-causes-false-confessions Hope you have more to say about this topic because I truly enjoy your outlook on the legal system.

  • Jacob and Profile picture of JakeJake are now friends 1 year ago

  • Interesting theory Kasandra, but I think the argument that it should be lowered because people will do it illegally is a bit weak. The reason that the drinking age is higher in the USA is because it affects the development of brains. I also don’t necessarily buy the argument people will drink more responsibly if it’s legal. In my eyes, people will…[Read more]

  • Interesting idea Marjorie! I want to dress your use of the story of the Fall of Man from the Bible. I fundamentally disagree with your interpretation of Genesis Chapter 3. You state that you’re not sure that Eve even knew about the rule of eating from the tree until she mentions in the conversation with the serpent, but do you believe that that t…[Read more]

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