Aspiring writer, sharing articles of personal interest as well as original short stories.
Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s
Intro Your 20s are a time of exploration, growth, and newfound independence. While it's exhilarating to step into adulthood, it's also a crucial period for establishing healthy financial habits. Unfortunately, many young adults make common money mistakes that can have long-lasting effects. In this blog, we'll shed light on these pitfalls and provide insights on how to avoid them, ensuring you set a solid foundation for your financial journey ahead.
A Look Into: Collective Against Trafficking of Women
The Coalition Against Trafficking of Women (CATW) is a global group who frequently joins hands with other women’s rights organizations in order to reach the goal of their mission: to save all women and end sex trafficking. Oftentimes when CATW speaks of sex trafficking it's referred to as modern day slavery.
Chasing Dark Blood
Chapter 1: They're Dead I had a normal life once. I lived in a small town close to Manhattan with my mother and father, Elaine and Timothy. On Wednesdays, we'd take walks that always ended up at the shooting range. I'd watch my dad shoot discs as I played with my Barbie dolls. I had 3, one boy and two girls. They'd ride around in my yellow Tonka dumper. On those days, life seemed perfect.
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense and it’s Demise
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP) was founded in October of 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale who shared a passion for the protection and betterment of the black community. At this time, police brutality towards the black community was widely unknown to the mass populace- or at least widely ignored- but known all too well and feared by the black community. Shortly after it’s founding, they recruited Emory Douglas who was a graphic designer to work on their Black Panther Party monthly magazine. Douglas quickly became integrated with the group as their head art and design director. With his help they were able to sell copies of BPP weekly worldwide. Soon their numbers would increase from about 10 to over 200. It seemed that the magazine and it’s imagery spoke volumes to the black community world wide. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense employed many tactics through its infancy to peak years of activity. Though it was met with opposition and eventually led to the deaths of some members and leaders; it’s message of black power and positive impact on the black community has continued to persevere through the decades.
Martin Schongauer’s “The Death of the Virgin”
Martin Schongauer is often quoted as being the “master” of printmaking, second only to Albrecht Durer. Some of the other nicknames he acquired in his lifetime were “Pictorium Gloria” and “Martin Hubsch” both of which are seen as a great honor and a title given to very few of his time. Through his many years of printmaking, he’s inspired many artists who went on to become well known in their own regard and practice. He had his works displayed in thousands of homes across Europe, his work even impressing the renowned Michelangelo with his etching of “Temptations of St. Anthony.”
Complacency- New Societal Norm, or Harmful Way of Life?
In Fahrenheit 451 (F451), Bradbury is criticizing the mindless pawns that people have become and the censorship that stems from complacency, along with how society as a whole is the reason for these issues. He does so in a riveting story about a society that burns books- and housese and people who have them.
Analyzing Local Art at the MIA
I'm quite a lucky person, as I live close to the Minneapolis Institute of Art over in the Whittier neighborhood. I find myself visiting there often, and though much of it's space is filled with permanant pieces on display, every time I go I find something new and unique.
5 Books You Need To Read This Winter Break
DEMIAN Though this book is small in size, it comes in at around 300 pages. It has a lot of complex ideas that are explored, the main theme around the book is youth and how evil is percieved. It recounts the many experiences throughout his life as a child into adulthood and how these all shaped his worldview. A big theme in the first few chapters is around the story of Cain and Abel.
Analyzing 'Speaking of Courage' from TTTC
Based on a psychological understanding of the chapter “Speaking of Courage” from the novel The Things They Carried written by Tim O’Brien, the trauma that’s developed through being in the war starts to affect a soldier’s psyche during the war and continues to do so afterward.
SHOULD SCHOOLS CUT SPENDING ON EXTRACURRICULARS?
SHOULD SCHOOLS CUT SPENDING ON EXTRACURRICULARS? American school budgets have been diminishing since the recession in 2008. Specifically, there’s been a drastic drop in state funding (which covers almost half of the school’s funds). Public Schools rely heavily on State funding, so when there’s a cutback, schools are forced to find money elsewhere and make cuts to some offered services. Unfortunately, due to the dramatic decrease in State, local funding just isn’t enough to make up the gap (Leachman). These recent cuts from the state have given rise to many questions about what to cut and what to keep. One popular thing schools have been cutting is after-school activities. Now while basic education should be the most important goal of schools, they’re doing their students a disservice by cutting these extracurricular activities.
China's Ming Dynasty
Throughout China’s extensive history and change in Dynasties, there have been 2 distinctive art styles that stand out. These styles and their differences are most prominently seen during the Ming Dynasty. These two styles were called the Court Style and the Literati style.