• What play did you choose? What act, scene and line numbers did you choose?
    Which character did you play?
    What did you learn about the impact of tone, inflection, volume and pacing in your own

  • Othello


    Soft you; a word or two before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know’t.

    No more of that. I pray you, in your letters,

    When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,


  • A picture of Monroe was published in a magazine with the top of the page labeled, “What I Eat in a Day”. The article explained her diet, and subsequently suggested women to, once more, diet and change their app

  • It was very rare for a woman to go out in the 1950’s and not wear a full face of makeup or have her hair done. Monroe always wore something eye – catching and due to her fame, followed by the paparazzi. Monroe h

  • But it wasn’t a magic wish that granted her the fame and glorious title as we know for today. It all started with one film, All About Eve, where Monroe had only two minutes total of screen time. A “starving act

  • Hello Ed,
    I really liked reading your post. I agree that the only way for children to grow up into successful young men and women is to let them make their own mistakes and learn from it themselves. My only doubt about this theory is that I believe some children have too much freedom. Many kids can be spoiled and grow up doing anything they want…[Read more]

  • Hello Zachary,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that rasiscm and intolerance is learned throughout one’s life. Like Ms. Hamilton said, “Nobody is born a bigot”. If you want to read more on this subject, I found this really interesting book PDF you might want to check out: https…[Read more]

  • Mae commented on the post, The China Study 2 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Niki,
    I thought your post was very interesting to read. I agree that it is difficult to help people understand that meat is not good for you. We are taught from a very young age that meat is a necessity to gain sufficient muscle mass and be healthy, but that is simply not true. If you are interested in this, and want to find out more, you…[Read more]

  • Hello Kariah,
    Thank you for sharing; I found you post interesting to read. I understand that writing can be seen as a task more than a pleasure. I relate in which it is hard for me to write well unless I force myself to sit down and get work done. There haven’t been many times I can recall where I willingly wrote an essay for myself. However, p…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your input Alexandria. I will be expanding on Marilyn’s beauty influences more in the upcoming posts, however, since this is only the first one, I decided to give more background information first to set up her story.

  • After becoming a well known pinup model, Ben Lyon, the casting director of 20th Century Fox, had Marilyn do a screen test for the silver screen in 1946. This led to a six month renewable contract and new

    • I love this continuation of Marilyn Monroe’s history. It shows the huge impact she ad on others, and alludes to why it’s such a shame er history isn’t remembered more in depth more often. That $50 basically started an empire. It’s also kind of feminist for the time. Women are still getting shamed for photos they took getting leaked on accident, but Marilyn was able to take it and make a career. It’s also juxtaposed with her divorce. It seems like her husband really didn’t like her newfound independence.

    • I love that you’re researching Marilyn. She is one of my favorite women in history. I especially liked that you brought up her makeup. Not many people know how much she influenced makeup looks, which is such a shame. I also love that you brought up how free she was, and how proud she was of her body. She was not ashamed of it, and she was in good thought not to be.

  • Hello Jenessa,
    I liked your post and I think this topic you picked has a lot of potential and there are various ways to approach it. I agree that with the increase of smarter technology there subsequently will/ is an increase of cheating. What do you think draws students to cheat? Do you think most schools, if not all, should have a no technology…[Read more]

  • Hello Isa,
    I thought your article was very intriguing to read. I agree that using marijuana is not for everyone, although I do believe using marijuana is acceptable in medical situations- physical or mental. I thought you made a strong point on how the effects of a high dopamine level is “only temporary”. If you want to read more on this sub…[Read more]

  • Hello Ed,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that although the tactic of helicopter parenting comes from the purest intention of keeping your kid safe but there can be some unseen repercussions. I believe that children who have parents such as these will find themselves trying hard to impress them with unrealistic expectations. The result…[Read more]

  • Valerie,
    I liked your poem very much. I can really see the flowers so your imagery is great. I can also feel the warmth you convey through your word choices of “filled my heart” etc. Great job! If you want to find more poems about flowers and spring, here is a whole website full of them: http://www.quotegarden.com/flowers.html
    Thank you for…[Read more]

  • Hi Andrea,
    I found your post very intriguing. I too have always wondered if there is extraterrestrial life out there. The universe is constantly expanding and possibilities for new life and organisms is too with each minute. I believe, contrary to the popular belief, that our potential aliens are concerned for human hostility towards the universe…[Read more]

  • Hi Lexi,
    I thought your post was great. I agree that mental health and gun control are both substantially important. I believe that although it is prominent to take care of people’s mental health before they buy guns, that takes time. It takes way less time to have at least one more rule for our country’s gun control, so people who have mental hea…[Read more]

  • America has had its fair share of divas, but one who takes the crown is Marilyn Monroe. She is most known for her long legs, blonde curly hair, and beautiful looks. The gig that kick-started Marilyn’s career was t

    • Mae this was a really interesting read. Even though Marilyn Monroe is famous, I don’t think she gets enough credit. While her looks were a big part of her life, her charitable endeavors and the things she had to go through are often glossed over. I’m glad you zeroed in on them. However, I think that since you decided to focus on them, you might want to broaden the title a bit. The words “influential beauty icon” makes it seem like the article is just going to be about the aesthetic details or her life. It would be more accurate to make it reference how influential she was in general, so that this entry would allude to how her terrible upbringing contributed to the person she would be. The current tile is kind of limiting.

      If you’re looking for more info about the end of her life and how certain parts of her life are glossed over, I highly suggest looking into Hugh Hefner. He’s the founder of Playboy who famously scammed Marilyn and was so creepy that he bought the plot next to her grave so that they could forcefully “be together forever” once they were dead. He did it after she died so she couldn’t do anything to stop it, and he was recently buried about a year ago.

    • Thank you for your input Alexandria. I will be expanding on Marilyn’s beauty influences more in the upcoming posts, however, since this is only the first one, I decided to give more background information first to set up her story.

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  • Thank you Melissa, I am actually a high school student but I’ll take that as a compliment! 🙂

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