The first chapter of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre introduces the characterizations of an orphan Jane, as well as her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and her cousins Eliza, Georgiana, and John, with whom she is staying. The story is told in...
I enjoyed reading your post because I have never learned about Blue Zones before and I found the topic really interesting! The inclusion of a variety of statistics was very helpful in comparing the diets of Blue Zones to the diet of Americans. It put into perspective how food is very influential on a culture and lifestyle of a…Read More
In my last blog post, I discussed the role that social media plays in how our society learns information in a way that is relevant to our evolving world. Social media improves our collective wellbeing by bringing awareness to...
Although the speaker is seemingly “in charge” in Andrew Marvell’s poem “To Coy His Mistress,” the inescapability of death and time ultimately has control as seen through the urgency of the speaker to enjoy the pleasures of life and his feelings regarding the mortality of man.
I picked this gif because I think that it reflects the desire of…Read More
I am interested in your post because I share a similar stance on this topic. I also think that school has evolved into a system that prompts students to merely strive for passing grades instead of grasping the material that is taught.
One thing you said that stands out for me is “Grades should not be the end all be all.” Many stu…Read More
“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” - Herbert Spencer (“Herbert Spencer Quotes”)
It is a universal philosophy of those in the education system to strive for the fulfillment of scholastic potential and personal growth. In the...
I was interested in your post because I am fascinated by the influence of language and how it contributes to the connections we form with other people. I like how you focused your discussion on one specific language, especially a language that is unique due to the fact that it is not verbal. You did a good job of defining what ASL is,…Read More
In our everyday lives, we use words in some way, shape, or form, whether that is speaking, reading, or writing. However, these words have comprised the 7,000 languages spoken worldwide (Shashkevich), each with its own unique dialect, accent, or...
I was very interested in your post because it takes a perspective that one may not usually think of in regards to pilgrimages. People usually think of pilgrimages as religious journeys, but as you discussed, they place a heavy emphasis on self-reflection and realization. I like how you connected pilgrimages to change. It’s interesting t…Read More
In the early beginnings of our humanity, people have embarked on pilgrimages. For example, in the Old Testament, prominent Bible figures like Moses and Abraham have led God’s people on journeys to various holy lands. Ever since, religious and...
I very much resonated with your post because I agree that climate change should not be considered political. It is something that is actually occurring, and it is a very serious problem that needs to be addressed by those in government.
I like how you included graphs and statistics. It helped me see visually the various impacts on…Read More
I was intrigued by your post because I agree with the assertions you make. I also think that this topic is extremely relevant today, especially with it being a presidential election year and in the context of recent events that have occurred involving racial injustice.
I like how you honed in on the point of America being “The G…Read More
I thought that your post was very interesting to read and is especially relevant to what’s going on in the world today, specifically in America. I like how you used the Constitution as your main point of reference, as well as other events in history that directly discussed injustice, both of race and gender. I recently learned about t…Read More