Profile Photo

KatherineOffline

  • km19090
  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    One of the most recent and popular films that was heavily influenced by John Hughes is The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Even if you didn’t know the director was heavily influenced by Hughes, you would likely b

    John Hughes' Influence Today

    One of the most recent and popular films that was heavily influenced by John Hughes is The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Even if you didn’t know the director was heavily influenced by Hughes, you would likely be able to...

    Read More
    1 Comment
    • This is very interesting to look at. It is very apparent that Hughes is still influential today and I didn’t necessarily realize that. Maybe it would be good to look on the larger societal effect and how these tropes influenced by Hughes’ work have indirectly affected society.

  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    In the first source I looked at, the author looked at some of the most iconic parts of Hughes’s films and touched on why they thought he was so impactful. They thought that one of the reasons his films stayed r

    John Hughes Had a Fire Mixtape

    In the first source I looked at, the author looked at some of the most iconic parts of Hughes’s films and touched on why they thought he was so impactful. They thought that one of the reasons his films...

    Read More
  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    The first source from the Gale database that I looked at was actually an obituary for John Hughes, but contained a lot of details about his impact on film and his life. The article included a lot of quotes from

    Update: John Hughes Is Still a Good Filmmaker

    The first source from the Gale database that I looked at was actually an obituary for John Hughes, but contained a lot of details about his impact on film and his life. The article included a lot of quotes...

    Read More
    3 Comments
    • I totally agree that the essence of the characters that Hughes’ captures in his movies remain completely relatable! I like how you mention that there seems to be an increase in the lack of respect for teenagers in general. However, I think there are several filmmakers that understand that, maybe find a few you could compare him to.

    • I really like the angle by which you’re approaching this topic. One of the things that makes students angry is undue condescension from their higher-ups. Even though adolescence is a time of learning and discovery, young people wish to feel empowered in their own convictions, and not belittled by what they deem to be arbitrary authority figures. Reflecting on The Breakfast Club, I think it is the portrayal of these kids as genuine human beings put down by a bumbling school administrator that makes their very-real problems all the more relatable to audiences.

    • Katherine, first of all, I love John Hughes so I loved your article. I loved the way you approached his work and intertwined it with your own opinion. Students often have difficulty relating to their superiors or those who seem to have power over them, so it was interesting to read about that. Just because people are young doesn’t mean that their opinions are not valid or that they shouldn’t be heard. I think that is especially prevalent in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Both movies focus on adolescents struggles with parents and superiors. You might like this article. https://www.apa.org/education/k12/relationships It focuses on students’ relationships with teachers. Overall great job!
      -Anna Drossos

  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    The topic that I will be studying for my Explanatory Essay is why the filmmaker John Hughes was so influential and how he still has an impact on film today. In the first article I read, the author came to the

    Will There Ever be Another John Hughes?

    The topic that I will be studying for my Explanatory Essay is why the filmmaker John Hughes was so influential and how he still has an impact on film today. In the first article I read, the author came...

    Read More
  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    I recorded lines 175-186 from 4.2 of Shakespeare’s Othello. I played Desdemona when she turns to Iago for help. I learned that tools such as tone, inflection, volume, and pacing can be helpful in displaying w

    Desdemona: Sad and Solemn

    I recorded lines 175-186 from 4.2 of Shakespeare’s Othello. I played Desdemona when she turns to Iago for help. I learned that tools such as tone, inflection, volume, and pacing can be helpful in displaying what emotion the characters...

    Read More
  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    Especially in recent years, technology has seemingly become more omnipresent in our lives. New products like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been designed to aid us in aspects of our lives that we would have

    Is Technology Becoming Too Intrusive in Our Day to Day Lives?

    Especially in recent years, technology has seemingly become more omnipresent in our lives. New products like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been designed to aid us in aspects of our lives that we would have never thought...

    Read More
  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    Student loans and college debt can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially as many of us are nearing college. We are always shown statistics that seemingly only get worse and it seems as if additional

    Is There a Hope For Less Student Loans?

    Student loans and college debt can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially as many of us are nearing college. We are always shown statistics that seemingly only get worse and it seems as if additional effective solutions for...

    Read More
    1 Comment
    • This a very interesting and informative post. It is unfortunate that student debt is growing, but good that it is growing slower than before. As I near college, student loans and debt concern me, as it seems as if there is no getting around the responsibility of paying them off. The results from CBS News are pleasing, but not very assuring. I think that colleges and universities should be more involved in helping students pay them off.
      Great job!

  • Profile picture of Katherine

    Katherine wrote a new post

    Books have been banned for various reasons. For instance, some have been banned for sexual content, uses of slurs, or anything that is “age inappropriate.” In addition to this, books can also be challenged and

    Banning Books

    Books have been banned for various reasons. For instance, some have been banned for sexual content, uses of slurs, or anything that is “age inappropriate.” In addition to this, books can also be challenged and banned for their political...

    Read More
    1 Comment
    • I really like what you’re trying to say here, Katherine. Books have always been a big part of the human experience and by banning certain topics, awareness about the world is being taken away from children. This reminds me of how Nazis attempted to burn all the books relating to subjects that they did not agree with. People have the right to read what they want. You said, “Banning books also interferes with The First Amendment. In addition to protecting one’s freedom of speech, The First Amendment also protects freedom of religion, which books are often banned for.” I’m really interested to see what else you have to say on this subject. Well done!

Media

Youth Voices is an open publishing platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

CONTACT US

We welcome new members. You can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending
Missions on Youth Voices
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account