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Othello Recording

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 rehearsal and oral performance? What did you understand about the character’s traits and emotions as you were performing? This is a recording from Othello; a […]

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Othello Close Readings

Othello 5.2.397-406 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, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak, Of one that loved […]

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Why Marilyn Monroe was the most influential beauty icon in america part five

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 appearances for society. In a study done by the British Psychological Society 9, after testing 228 people – both male and female […]

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Why Marilyn Monroe was the most influential beauty icon in america part four

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 had an enormous amount of pressure to look good anywhere she went, at any time of day, […]

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Why Marilyn Monroe was the most influential beauty icon in america part three

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 actress”, such as Monroe, needed to act her lines carefully if she was going to gain anything from this – […]

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Why Marilyn Monroe Was the Most Influential Beauty Icon in American History Part two

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 opportunities for Marilyn. Although a triumph for Marilyn Monroe, her husband, Jim Dougherty, thought otherwise after returning home from the war; the […]

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Why Marilyn Monroe Was the Most Influential Beauty Icon in American History (Part One- Early Life)

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 the 1953 movie, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”; from there she practically glided from role to role in all of Hollywood taking the industry […]

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“Sh*thole Countries” and America

Should we really stop letting immigrants from “shithole countries” come to America? Yesterday, I got home from school and turned on the news to see what I thought to be an SNL skit, but in actuality a CBS news report. Donald Trump, our U.S. president, said in a meeting concerning immigration, “Why are we having all these people from shthole […]

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Why is Scientific Research Doubted So Often

Global warming is not something you can just “choose” to believe in. Global warming is a real issue and its effects can be seen everywhere. It boggles my mind how scientific research to this extent seems to be doubted by today’s society. As a twelfth grader, from Utah, one might think that I live in a bubble- and they’re right- […]

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“It’s so fluffly I’m gonna die!”

When I come home from school every day, my dog greets me at the door with a big slobbery smile and wiggly-waggly tail. This is usually one of my favorite parts of the day! I’ll set my stuff down and cuddle with her on the couch and watch television for a little bit. I love her so much I just […]

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How far does homosexuality date back?

So often, people say that homosexuality is a trend of the “modern-day kids”, but I’ve always wondered how far it really dates back.  According to this news article, a man’s body, from 2900-2500 BC, was found buried in the ground in an unusual way that does not correlate with the Corded Ware culture of the Copper Age he lived in. […]

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Friends On The Other Side: The History of Mediumship and its Relations with the Church

Photo by National Science and Media Museum Ever heard a thump in the night or a tap on your window, maybe it’s just your imagination, but what if it’s not? All of the sudden your window shade starts to open by itself and on the other side you see a ghostly figure of a woman in white. Immediately you jump […]

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