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Harrison Bergeron BP

Book to film adaptations have always altered the story in some way. They can either strip the authenticity of the novel or give more impact. Compared to Kurt Vonnegut’s written “Harrison Bergeron”, the film 2081 offers the effects of cinematography,… Continue Reading →

Eminent 2018 Introductions

“Death is only a result. How you live is the most important.” – Xiong Dun Eminent has returned for its annual visit and this year and I have chosen Xiang Yao, or more commonly known by her pen name, Xiong… Continue Reading →

Single Story Response

In Chimamanda Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story, she tells how one side of a story results in a shallow understanding of a topic and leads to the belief of exaggerated or fake stereotypes. Her university dorm roommate was… Continue Reading →

Eleanor & Park Novel Response: 1/3

Eleanor and Park impress me by how loyal and intimate they are with each other during the phone call. It takes courage to confess emotions but they both know they cherish each other. This scene reveals the emotional side of… Continue Reading →


Judging a book by its cover is an arbitrary way to determine something’s worth just from their surface. There are many people discriminated because of their race, gender, financial success, and social ranking. In Stuart McLean’s Emil, Morley learns how… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Lens Response

The character perspective/phycological lens allows the viewer to see Star Wars: A New Hope through the eyes of the many main and supporting characters. It is the most effective for reflecting on the different personalities, thoughts, and their growth over the… Continue Reading →

Jonathan McCully letter

Dearest friend, After being called upon by sudden demand to attend the Charlottetown Conference, my ideas have been changed. I wasn’t eager for the Canadian Confederation before, but the fellow delegates have persuaded me. Now, I will promote the Confederation through my newspaper editorials. Although… Continue Reading →


Ted talk assignment: How does carbon dioxide absorbing artificial trees reduce the effects of climate change? Toodaloo Talk link

Independent Investigation: War of 1812

What was the strategy used to secure Fort Detroit during the war of 1812?   Outline the focus of your inquiry and provide background knowledge. Why is this an important and significant question to ask about the past? Provide evidence… Continue Reading →

Ecological Footprint

My ecological footprint total came to 9.5 hectares. I personally think that is a number on the higher side but considering everyone else’s results ranging from 6 to 7.5 to 16, I would say mine is average. Here are all… Continue Reading →

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