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    A poem based on the Jungian concept of the persona and the shadow. The first four lines are the persona speaking to the shadow, then the shadow to the persona, and so on.

     

    O’, repression, thou I do se

    A poem based on the Jungian concept of the persona and the shadow. The first four lines are the persona speaking to the shadow, then the shadow to the persona, and so on.   O’, repression, thou I do see Hidden in...

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    Hello! This is our fifth phase of our XP for “This I Wish to Change.” Credit goes to me, Trip Murphy, and Ben Crino.

    Phase 5: Media Make

    Hello! This is our fifth phase of our XP for "This I Wish to Change." Credit goes to me, Trip Murphy, and Ben Crino.

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    Here is an infographic that my team (Ben, Trip, Zachary) created pertaining to creativity in the classroom!

     

    Piktochart on Creativity in the Classroom

      Here is an infographic that my team (Ben, Trip, Zachary) created pertaining to creativity in the classroom!  

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    Hey there, folks! These are the annotations that my group, including Benjamin Crino and Trip Murphy, created on the subject of creativity in the classroom. Enjoy!

    hypothes.is Annotations

    Hey there, folks! These are the annotations that my group, including Benjamin Crino and Trip Murphy, created on the subject of creativity in the classroom. Enjoy! https://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/20-clever-ways-teach-creativity-classroom/#annotations:IyA_pED_EeecQ8Oq4R4lTA

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    In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author presents us with two individuals on the run from the law in order to achieve the goal that so many of us strive for throughout our lives: freedom. They

    In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author presents us with two individuals on the run from the law in order to achieve the goal that so many of us strive for throughout our lives: freedom. They each...

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    Democracy is a failure of a system that should be eradicated from the face of the Earth.

    This may sound like a harsh and strange judgement that I just have declared, especially coming from someone living in

    Democracy is a Failed Experiment

    Democracy is a failure of a system that should be eradicated from the face of the Earth. This may sound like a harsh and strange judgement that I just have declared, especially coming from someone living in America, the land...

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    • Hey Zach. Your essay was very passionate and it seems like you know your topic very well. I understand how you feel against the governmental form of democracy. However, just because it doesn’t work a couple times nor you don’t agree with it, it doesn’t mean that automatic there should be automatic barrage of hate. But, I think your voice brings the government its weaknesses and tells them what to improve on. Next time, don’t be too negative. Good work.

    • Dear Zach, I agree with your article, Democracy is a failed experiment, because everything you said was true and expresses my feelings about democracy. A quote that stands out is “democracy is a form of mob mentality, and as such, is a dangerous mechanism to live under.” This stands out because democracy is something that controls us and is scary. Another quote that stands out is “we need something new to replace this terrifying system.” This stands out because it is so true and realistic about life. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i would like to hear about more articles about democracy.

    • I must disagree with the points made in this article, democracy is a logical system that puts the power in the hands of the people, and arguing that what the majority wants can be “Wrong” on such an objective level is just factually inaccurate. Now, I am actually a hardcore liberal, who took the Trump victory extremely hard but you mentioned in your article, Donald Trump did not get more votes than Hilary Clinton, he only won because the U.S. Presidential election system is only a warped take on democracy, where the electoral college makes every vote matter decidedly less. However, despite this, if Trump had won in a proper democratic way, though I could protest him, I would accept him as president. However, the solutions you propose to democracy are far worse, anarchy, having absolutely no government, society cannot function without government, and on the other end of the spectrum, monarchy, giving the fate of the country to one person. Quite frankly, even if we are in the minority, we must accept that the majority of the country would like to go a certain way and that we have an opinion that we would like to live under a government that less people would like to live under, the logical direction for a country is the direction most people want to go in.

    • Dear Zach,
      I am intrigued by your post “Why democracy is a failed experiment” because I do not really agree with your ideas but you made a very good argument that I would like to have a chance to argue against. This is a topic that I can understand your point of view but do not agree with it.
      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “However, it should seem to me to be the case, in light of history, of recent events, and the structure of democracy as a system in general.” I think this is interesting because it gets me interested in your topic. It does not tell me what you wrote but just the topic. This shows me what I will see but not explain to me how you will convince me.
      Another sentence that I find interesting is “This is an issue that the people of America need to wake up to: the democratic system is a broken one, and a remedy for it needs to be found fast; whether that solution is anarchy, monarchy, or something else, we need something new to replace this terrifying system.” because it shows me everything you wrote and what you believe should happen.
      I do not agree with this topic because it goes against what I believe in. Sure we did not vote for the candidate who won but we did vote the people who did vote for this. Another reason I do not agree with this is because the only argument you have is the recent presidency and that is not enough to convince me.

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    Hello there! Here, I present to you all an assignment my American Literature class is doing, known as a “dialectic journal” for the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” the spiritual successor to “The

    Dialectic Journal for Huckleberry Finn

    Hello there! Here, I present to you all an assignment my American Literature class is doing, known as a "dialectic journal" for the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," the spiritual successor to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In...

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    Introduction – Hi there, and welcome to my essay upon a personal belief of mine. In the essay that follows, I will explain my beliefs on the topic of relaxation and stress, and why I personally believe that

    Relaxation: The Best Mindset

    Introduction - Hi there, and welcome to my essay upon a personal belief of mine. In the essay that follows, I will explain my beliefs on the topic of relaxation and stress, and why I personally believe that relaxation...

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    • Hello Zachary, I agree with you on that “relax mindset is a good mindset.” With sports especially basketball you can’t have a negative mindset playing. If you have a bad mindset your jump shot will not go in. You wouldn’t be confident to dribble past defenders and score on them. Once you have a negative the game is over for you. This is why having a relax mindset is the best.

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    Dear Mr/Mrs. President of the United States,

    The fact that roughly 3/10 pregnancies end in abortions (source: quote from Senator Wendy Davis, 2016) is staggering, and definitely a fact worth noting. What is

    The Reason for Being Pro-Life

    Dear Mr/Mrs. President of the United States, The fact that roughly 3/10 pregnancies end in abortions (source: quote from Senator Wendy Davis, 2016) is staggering, and definitely a fact worth noting. What is something that you will do about this...

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    • Regarding the topic of abortions, I think it’s necessary to regard the issue as something deeply personal and a personal choice. If you were to get pregnant right now, what would you do? Having the right to choose doesn’t always mean that the termination of a pregnancy is going to be chosen, but the right to options is what makes America unique. To make the entire abortion process illegal is actually going to do more harm to women and the fetus within them; for example states such as Alabama with such strict abortion laws have led to a spike in illegal abortions, posing a greater risk to the person under going the procedure. Choice is necessary.

    • Hi, I was your secret writing pal, Zachary. In your post you say that things along the lines that abortion is bad due to even at an early development, a fetus, which is a clump of cells, is still a life. So how would animals in slaughterhouses be very different? They are also life that is extinguished from the world.

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    Dear Mr/Mrs. President of the United States,

    I find it heartbreaking to find out that 3/10 women have abortions sometime in their lives in the United States (source: quote from Senator Wendy Davis, 2016) , and

    For the next POTUS: Abortion

    Dear Mr/Mrs. President of the United States, I find it heartbreaking to find out that 3/10 women have abortions sometime in their lives in the United States (source: quote from Senator Wendy Davis, 2016) , and even more disheartening that...

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