[Repost] Metaphysics and Homophobia

The most persistent forms of bigotry/intolerance are the ones who aren't as overt and comes in the form of microaggressions and exists when society excludes them from social and economic processes (think of Mr Norton from Invisible Man). It mentions in the video that some people, when confronted a subject of controversy like the existence of... Continue Reading →

End-of-the-Year Internet Haul (2018-19)

Happy New Years y'all! This'll be a new series that I'll be starting. Basically, it's a compilation of all the cool websites, channels, etc. that I've found on the internet in the past year and want to share with you. I don't have a very long list this year since I only came up with... Continue Reading →

[Repost] Dear Young People, “Don’t Vote”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0e9guhV35o

College So Far

From the daughter of a narc mother. Coming to college had been the end goal to everything I did in high school. In junior and senior year, that goal solidified as my GPA and SAT/ACT test scores took shape. The frustration and oppression at home became fuel that drove me to choose an all-AP schedule... Continue Reading →

2018 WebToons List

Hello! This month's posts and the last two month's, for that matter, have been lacking as far as how often we post and the number of posts in general so today is gonna be a little more laidback of a topic. We're going to look at some of my favorite webtoons I'm reading and I'm... Continue Reading →

[ Weekly Invention] Scandia Moss

So, it's no secret that I love innovation and one of the greatest things to come out of the internet is the ability of inventors and innovators to reach out to a big audience very quickly to fund projects that might be deemed too risky by corporations. This week, I will be talking about Scandia... Continue Reading →

[Poem] Bound

An extension of the June Quote of the Month. Xiao Mei lives to see the dawn of the day. The hues of brisk yellow match her skin like Chardonnay. “Be a doctor or lawyer,” both of her parents say. “It’s not like artists make money anyway.” Michael is Michael because Mwenye was too hard to... Continue Reading →

To the Class of 2018: A Conceit

I remember the very first time I met the Future. I was six years old, and he made his presence known to me when he approached me to ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And I told him, “A princess.” And then I changed my answer to, “An archaeologist.” But... Continue Reading →

[Repost] Does K-Pop Attract Mental Instability or Breed It?

There is a certain public intrigue when it comes to celebrities and their lives. This is even more so for those who are constantly in the limelight. However, their busy schedules and their dedication to being their celebrity persona means that they have little time to themselves. After SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide late last year, attention... Continue Reading →

[Repost] Are Schools Violating Child Labor Laws?

The title of this article is a bit provocative but there is merit in what the content of articles says. As students, we have to be at school for a certain number of hours for five days a week. Then, to get into a good college, we need extracurriculars and for most of us that... Continue Reading →

The Origin of All Human Issues

There are two root causes of all the problems in the world: greed and miscommunication. Human greed can never be eliminated; it is human nature to desire any material that will aid in one’s survival and happiness—power, money, lust. Despite how good of a person one thinks he/she is, there is some small amount of... Continue Reading →

[Repost] Rejection of Childhood

There are countless movies and works of literature that depict the folly of adults and their inability to take the word and worldview of children seriously. Even though all of us were children once, somehow, the word childish became something that is derogatory even to the children that it's supposed to describe. Why do we... Continue Reading →

Recent Introspections | Short Essays

Hello, everyone! Today's post isn't about the greater world, it will be about me. These two short essays were written for my UGA application, which was the last application I finished. I suppose you can use these as example essay for UGA's writing portion of the application. So, this will be a bit of something... Continue Reading →

[A Repost] A Single Story | A TedTalk

As human beings, perspective is something that constantly limits us in our ability to understand the world and our ability to empathise with others who don't have similar perspectives. In this TedTalk, the speaker Ms. Adichie details some stories in her life that led to false expectations and false realities in her own life. I think this is very relevant today when we are often blinded by "a single story". In psychology, this is called the representative heuristic where the most available example of one thing is taken to represent the whole of that thing. This thing can be a race of people, it can be a place or it can even represent things like political and economic systems. When you only hear one perspective about a thing and it's the only story you hear, then your knowledge is incomplete and you risk making serious mistakes based on your incomplete knowledge, one of which is your choice in what to vote for. Be informed and seek out sources besides news to inform your choices.

Different mathematical theories and formulas weren't invented in a vacuum; each theory and formula was made to solve a problem. So, when learning about math, you shouldn't learn it in a vacuum either. 

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