4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 4)

[Synthesis with "Nomenclatures of Invisibility" by Mahtem Shiferraw] This poem resonates with Brother Clifton’s last moments and what his actions near the end meant. There are two things to be considered when talking about what happened when the IM sees Brother Clifton for the last time. One side says that Brother Clifton, by trying to sell…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was MLK essential to the success of the Civil Rights Movement? (No)

For this debate, I was in charge of the misconceptions about MLK's role and motives in the Civil Rights Movement while my partner was in charge of what he actually did (or didn't do) so I only have half the argument. Synthesis and Thesis: Abraham Lincoln is named the Great Emancipator in honor of his…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Did Yellow Journalism cause the Spanish-American War? (Yes)

A bullet outline for the debate of how fake news stories kicked off one of the most pointless wars in the history of mankind.

[Repost] Subtle Ways Colleges Discriminate Against Poor Students, Explained with a Cartoon

Despite the unsubtle title of the article, it was actually quite insightful. These are the sort of things that happen a lot without people even realising it and they have quite a big impact on students. The article uses studies as the basis to support its claims so it's quite trustworthy and people with first-hand…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Lincoln the best president? (No)

While I disagree with my given stance, this was the position given to me to argue, so I had to take it. I like arguing the on the losing side anyway; it's much more exciting and fresh. In any case, since each side of the debate is made up of a team of two people,…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Motivated by Humanitarian Impulses? (Yes)

Alright, so this discussion group was one where I had to argue the more difficult position; the position that Andy Jackson deported the Native Americans from their own lands "for their own good". Basically, the gist of my argument is the fact that the Native Americans would have entered into conflict with the white settlers…

On Campus Safe Spaces: The Drag and the Friction

For the 2016-2017 academic year, safe spaces were a particularly hot topic in light of the 2016 election in which both sides of America's political spectrum were rather vocal in their support or opposition to the idea. There are some articles floating around that claim that safe spaces on college campuses are redundant if not…

APUSH Discussion Groups: Was the American Revolution a Conservative Movement? (Yes)

The American Revolutionary War was a conservative movement with little sociopolitical change between the elite class pre-War and the elite class post-War.

[A Reblog] All Play and No Work: A Response

Despite my habit of regularly consuming video games, it has not stopped me from being an honor roll student with a schedule full of AP classes planned for the next school year or from working around twenty hours a week in addition to sports and other extracurricular activities.

With the older generation saying that millennials are too privileged and that we are lazy and conceited, I constantly feel the need to parade my achievements just to show them that we’re not the way they think. However, I am aware that this also throws a lot of my peers under the bus if they don’t manage to somehow fill in every hour of every day. We shouldn’t have to prove ourselves like this.

Furthermore, while this sort of attitude does affect me and people my age, the millennials who are older are getting it in a larger dose every day. While struggling with rent and student debt and the problems everyone has with first moving out, they are constantly being told that they are not good enough and that their troubles are of their own making because they were too coddled and naive. If people in the older generation are so eager to see millenials find their way in the world and be productive (which they really are not because they would have to find something else to criticise) then why would they make it so that the people they were supposed to be motivating are instead getting beaten down?

This is a post another millennial has written in response to one such attack on our work ethic and on what we decide to spend our leisure time on. She explains it much better than I did. Check it out.

AmbiGaming

Recently, the New York Timespublished an article about how today’s youth are opting to play video games instead of working. A (non-gaming) friend of mine commented to me that she thought it was interesting, after hearing about video games from my perspective, and after perusing some of the articles here. Maybe video games aren’t the rosy picture I make them out to be? she seemed to tentatively offer.

Well of course they’re not. They are no more rosy than any other storytelling or entertainment medium. Like any entertainment, or any leisure tool, they are helpful or harmfulbased on how you use them. Yes, you heard it here first and all that.

But what of this news article?

The Gist of It

I encourage you to read the above article for yourselves, but the theme of the article is that young people (read: millenials) are opting to play video…

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First Playthrough of Prey [2017]: A Debrief

    Spoilers Ahead. Alright, I finished! Now, it's time for a game review... First thing is, it's a great game. I enjoyed playing through the game immensely. Usually, I'm not a fan of generic survival first-person shooters but this is awesome! The graphics, the concept and the characters were all great. Not a super deep…

This is about Noblesse. Recently, I've caught up with the manhwa series again and the most recent chapter ended with Frankenstein fighting Ignes. I'm just thinking that Frankenstein something must be seriously wrong with him. He just broke down after seeing Rai draining himself of his life force fighting Titan. Then there's the part where…

Abortion

Hello everybody! Hope you've all had a pleasant week so far. Today, I'm going to tackle the issue of abortion. My stance is generally pro-choice and I will explain why. To those who immediately felt a rush of animosity at my words, please restrain yourself from any unreasonable actions. To those who haven't read the About…