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    Iago

    3.3.368-378

    I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin,

    And let him find it. Trifles light as air

    Are to the jealous confirmations strong

    As proofs of holy writ: this may do something.

    The Moor already

    Othello Close Reading

    Iago 3.3.368-378 I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin, And let him find it. Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ: this may do something. The Moor already changes with my poison: Dangerous conceits are, in their...

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    Earlier in the NBA season, there has been a lot of controversy about players wearing supreme shooting sleeves and supreme leggings. Players like Kelly Oubre Jr. and JR Smith, have worn Supreme apparel while

    Supreme Sleeves

    Earlier in the NBA season, there has been a lot of controversy about players wearing supreme shooting sleeves and supreme leggings. Players like Kelly Oubre Jr. and JR Smith, have worn Supreme apparel while playing on the court. Oubre...

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    • Keaton,
      Thank you for post your thoughts on the apparel of NBA clothing and how it can have a affect on the social aspect of the game. A simple sleeve started so much controversy in the NBA. Do you think that is over doing the situation? Personally, I agree with Evan Turner thinking it was cool and very interesting to see that. With the Nike and NBA logo present on the sleeve. I thought that it should be allowed, but it is not. Everything in today is money making and the Supreme logo is not affiliated with the NBA. The NBA doesn’t want anything advertised that they are not affiliated with. The Supreme sleeve is used as a fashion statement showing off there sense of fashion but do to the rules they are not allowed to use it in an actually game. Do you think supreme will ever make it present in the NBA as a logo?

    • I like your argument

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    Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the hip new brand called Supreme. It has become the new pop-culture phenomenon and has every young adult and teenage kids are lining up to

    All the Hype

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the hip new brand called Supreme. It has become the new pop-culture phenomenon and has every young adult and teenage kids are lining up to buy...

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    • Keaton,
      Thanks for writing this piece. I am with you “dont believe in buying a hype brands like Supreme” I love the way you explicated the “Hype Machine” mechanizations of creating a luxury brand. My son is a Supreme Disciple and we always argue about the down falls of consumerism. Your piece helped me better understand why he and other young people like him can’t get enough of Supreme. Truth be told, I wore one of his Supreme hats one day, and got crazy compliments 🙂

    • Keaton, this is quite the interesting topic. “Hype brands” are a big part of our modern world and they give us desirable products. Supreme is a skating brand so it mainly caters to skaters, and because it has been worn by celebrities, it has become more desirable. Gucci and Versace are other great examples of this phenomena, but I think it is one of the things that makes our society so interesting. Seeing what other people own, especially brand products, helps us categorize them into a certain type of person and we can relate and appreciate that person for having the same taste as us if we like that brand as well. I actually appreciate these brands because they have a story, they have a style, they procure to a culture, and although they are overpriced and limited in stock, owning one of their items makes it that much more special. Who likes living an ordinary life with literally nothing special in their time? Thank you for sharing your insight and research on this topic!

    • Dear Keaton:
      I am happy with your post, “All The Hype,” because I didn’t know what all the supreme until now. You had told me that it was a brand from 1994 and it wasn’t anything good until celebrities and basketball players was wearing them. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is: “it creates a sense that only the wealthy can buy it.” I think this is just sad because not everybody has parents that can provide these items for their kids. Another sentence that I saw was: “The final ingredient to Supreme’s success is the celebrity backing. Almost any product that is endorsed by a celebrity is an instant success.” This stood out for me because if you have some celebrities to wear your brand, it attracts fans of them to wear them also to show support that they have about them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have a great article about certain things and great ideas. I would hopefully want to see how your idea become even bigger than it was before.

    • Hi Keaton,

      Nice post. I actually wrote a post about the hypebeast culture a little while ago talking about the phenomenon’s effect on streetwear and modern fashion in general. This is something we’ve seen more and more of with the rising impact of social media, more than ever before we can see what other people are wearing. We can buy clothes online, we can do whatever we can afford. These brands take advantage of all of the hype they get from celebrities and icons that translates into more regular people dropping large amounts of money to get their hands on these pieces. I am against modern supreme, as they came from an urban skate brand like so many other streetwear brands, but have turned into a money making powerhouse that frankly has lost its cool. A lot of their pieces are still really creative and interesting, but the things that get the most attention are their items where they are simply slapping their logo next to another popular brand, which is boring in most cases to me.

      Here’s a short documentary that shows the impacts these brands have on street fashion, especially among young people: https://thesolesupplier.co.uk/news/are-young-hypebeasts-ruining-the-streetwear-culture/

      Thanks,
      Ed

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    Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, or better known as CRISPR, is the latest and greatest DNA editing tool used by scientist today. The first research into the functions of CRISPR began in

    Genetic Engineering and Aldous Huxley

    Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, or better known as CRISPR, is the latest and greatest DNA editing tool used by scientist today. The first research into the functions of CRISPR began in the early 90’s by Spanish microbiologist...

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    • Keaton, I really enjoyed your article and thought that your comparison between Huxley’s “Brave New World” and CRISPR was spot on. Though genetic engineering does sound like a good idea in theory, there are a lot of problems that come with it . A good example of this is when you claimed that: “the Director of the factory said that all the Deltas and Epsilons were content with their life since they couldn’t perceive being a Gamma or higher.” I found another source regarding the issues that would come with genetic engineering, and I hope to see more about this in the future. Thank you for sharing this.

      http://www.greens.org/s-r/18/18-02.html

    • Keaton,
      As CRISPR/CAS9 is just starting to see use in humans, this issue is more relevant than it’s ever been before. While the ethical issues of creating the “superhumans” and “design babies” are very real and important, CRISPR is the real deal: it could eliminate almost every major genetic disorder from the children being born into families with access to the treatment, and could be happening in just a few years. The amount of published research into CRISPR on mammals is absolutely daunting right now, and a good amount of it seems to be on working out tiny risk factors and how to prevent them from causing the treatment to fail or backfire. With this in mind, I think we have to accept that CRISPR is going to see widespread use on humans whether we like it or not and start working on how we regulate it, because that task will be monumental. There will need to be clear-cut situations where the treatment can be used only to remove severe genetic diseases and the rules will need to be enforced, or else the “classes” of “Brave New World” could become a reality.

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    My English teacher, Mr. Sloan, has been helping on a movie project with Citizen Film and PBS. The film is called American Creed and is set to debut early next year. Mr. Sloan has been gracious enough to show us 30

    Watch American Creed!

    My English teacher, Mr. Sloan, has been helping on a movie project with Citizen Film and PBS. The film is called American Creed and is set to debut early next year. Mr. Sloan has been gracious enough to show...

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    Warning: This article contains explicit content on the use of codeine in Hip-hop. Coarse Language involved.

    Nowadays drugs and rap practically go hand and hand. It’s common knowledge that most rappers are quite o

    Hip-Hops Purple Reign

    Warning: This article contains explicit content on the use of codeine in Hip-hop. Coarse Language involved. Nowadays drugs and rap practically go hand and hand. It's common knowledge that most rappers are quite open about their drug use through music and interviews....

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    • Thanks Eric,
      I also don’t believe that all rappers do drugs. Gucci Mane has also advocated against the use of codeine. However, as I read through my article again, it does seem like I say “all rappers do drugs”.

    • Dear Keaton,
      First I love to articular and the idea and support most of your points. The only problem i have with it is some rapers don’t do drugs but the ones that do are talking about there experiences with drugs like how they had to sell to get out of where they came or how drugs is the only thing that keeps them from thinking about the rough come up. I’m not saying it is right but still there is all ways to sides to a story. other than that is was good and enjoyed it.

      sincerely, Gideon

    • Dear Keaton,
      I am intrigued by your post because not many people post about drugs having a positive effect for anything. Saying that codeine could help make a million dollar hit is something new because when people talk about hits it mostly involves violence, guns, and gangs. One thing that stood out was “The pro’s and cons of the use of codeine in rap is unclear. Some would argue that the gains outweigh the means. If using codeine to create a song can help you rake in millions of dollars, than by all means use lean.” because the pro is greater from the cons but nothing is promised.

    • Dear Keaton,
      I am intrigued by your post because you explain how rap has changed throughout time. One thing you said that stood out to me the most was mentioning how it has impacted some of these rappers lives like Lil Waynes. You mention how he has had a problem with seizures, and he is not the only rapper that has had internal problems due to the drink usage of lean. I love how you say “Some would argue that the gains outweigh the means. If using codeine to create a song can help you rake in millions of dollars, than by all means use lean. On the other hand, is it worth it to destroy your body in the name of pursuing fame and fortune.” I think this is interesting because you state both sides of arguments.

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    High School textbooks don’t have anything on Asian Americans during the civil rights era. There were a lot of Asian activists in the mid to late twentieth century. All of them are not well known amongst most youth

    Asian American Activism

    High School textbooks don't have anything on Asian Americans during the civil rights era. There were a lot of Asian activists in the mid to late twentieth century. All of them are not well known amongst most youth in...

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    • Keaton, this is awesome that you wrote about this because Asian american history is very rarely talked about even today despite being a major part of our history. Aoki and Kochiyama are completely new names to me which is unfortunate, but I’m glad you are taking an active role in spreading their work. You may find it interesting to look into things like the Chinese Massacre of 1871 because that too is an event very rarely put into textbooks despite being so brutal. It’s definitely an expansive topic with a lot to uncover so I hope to see more on your views in the future.

    • Keaton, I loved this article. I am an asian american myself living in Utah. Rarely do people think of my ethnic group when considering social or political activism. I admit this is the first I have ever heard of any notable again activist. I encourage you to keep focusing on this issue and maybe writing some on on going issues that effect asians across the world.

    • This is really cool Keaton! I think it’s great that you’ve noticed this as well. In my AP U.S. History class last year, there was virtually no mention of Asian American activists during the Civil Rights era. I have to say that what I found most interesting in this writing is the bit about Yuri Kochiyama as “the woman who holds Malcolm X’s head”. I thought that was especially provocative because everyone knows who Malcolm X is and I myself have seen that photo and not thought twice about the others in the photo. Keep it up! I can’t wait to see where else you can take this.

    • Thanks for writing this post on such an understated (or outright ignored) topic in American history. It’s really cool that one of the two you mentioned even pressured UC Berkely into a whole new department! I’m curious about what you think the reasons Asian-Americans aren’t well-represented in media are. I’m looking forward to reading your next post!

    • Keaton, this is a great article! As you mentioned, textbooks generally don’t portray Asian-Americans and it stands true because I was unaware of many of the injustices mentioned in your research. I love that you included to historical figures that represent your culture and what you are trying to bring to attention. It seems as though you have already done a great deal of astonishing research and you also seem most likely to continue your research, so here a link with a few more Asian-American activists for you to research! http://www.complex.com/life/2016/03/asian-americans-activists/

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