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Rhythm in Poetry as an Oppressive, Patriarchal Force.

Posted on July 14, 2018

Forgive me for the provocative title; I meant to draw you in, a goal at which I was successful if you’re reading this! So, let’s get started. Read this quote: “The passing of classics from our schools has in fact crippled the larger culture. Here Auden cast his net far and wide. “The people who have really suffered since classical education became ‘undemocratic’ are not the novelists and poets — their natural love of language sees them through — butRead More

Turning descriptors into a space

Posted on July 13, 2018

This is a really cool idea that you can play with, although I have no idea how to really use it to my advantage, or how it’s created, nor have I tested it to see if it’s actually an actual phenomenon When I was applying for my current internship, I imagined what the place looked like in my mind. Where did this picture of the space come from? It came from my imagination. But from where did the inspiration forRead More

Imposter Syndrome

Posted on July 12, 2018

Hello Hello! It’s been two weeks since I first started work at my internship, but to be honest, it feels bizarre. The first thing that feels weird to me is how it doesn’t feel serious. One reason is because my only work experience so far has been to work at Tim Hortons. Thus there’s a sense that if you’re not tired and sore by the end of the day that you haven’t really worked. The second reason why it doesn’tRead More

Writing is Difficult

Posted on July 11, 2018

Taking a break from the series I started yesterday, let me now write about something else. Part of my job is to write blog posts as a marketing tool because it makes you show up higher on Google Search Results, and it also makes your website look more authoritative. But sometimes, you write content about something you’re just not interested in, and so you then extrude it out of you, even though it tires you out and you’re doing somethingRead More

Learning is Painful

Posted on July 10, 2018

This is my first blog in a series of blogs I will publish over the next thirty days. I will post one blog a day starting tonight to open up my ability to create content on demand, and to easily articulate what I’m feeling and thinking. Today I’m writing about speaking about controversial opinions. Before the 21st century, I think people felt free to say whatever they wanted, and didn’t really care about the feelings of people around them. TalkingRead More

Jurassic World II Was a Glorified Tease

Posted on July 5, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was terribly disappointing. The writers’ failure to sew together the different sub-plots made the whole movie a glorified trailer.   A few years after Jurassic World, there’s a social movement that calls for government intervention to protect the dinosaurs from their island’s dangerously active volcano. But concern for dinosaur rights is an unbelievable premise, no only because Claire and Owen narrowly escaped the jaws of one Indominus Rex, a pack of Velociraptors, and good old Rexy,Read More

The Moral Fiber of Entrepreneurs

Posted on June 4, 2018

Eugene Fernandes   |   June 4, 2018 On his way home after school, high school student Sid illicitly buys a bottle of vodka for his alcoholic mother, of which she drinks her first glass on an empty stomach as soon as she gets the bottle. He implores her to eat first, but there is no food prepared in the dirty kitchen. Sid then puts on his apron, cooks dinner for the both of them, and joins his sobbing mother in frontRead More

Why I’ll never take a Gender and Women’s Studies course

Posted on March 31, 2018

Warning: not controversial. As someone who has friends who put up with my criticisms of feminism, postmodernism, and poststructuralism, I am often recommended to take a gender and women’s studies course. However, university is a short and costly time in any person’s life, and so there is a steep price for taking a GWST (Gender and Women’s Studies) course. In light of this, a GWST course simply isn’t worth it. The first cost is 52 hours of my life. UniversityRead More