Handmaids: Social Satire and Dire Warning

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about social conformity and the oppression of women, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been a controversial...

Nov 5 · 4 min read >
Drawing of Handmaids from Atwood's novel

College Confidence, or a Lack Thereof

My experience adapting to Ventura College as a socially-anxious teen.

Nov 4 · 5 min read >

There is Benefit From the Truth

Teens may read the book, relate, and find humor in the fact that Junior actually admits to such a...

Nov 2 · 7 min read >
Cover of Alexie novel with a yellow slip challenging it

Defining Success

"I would like to pose the argument that success in academia and career is in no way at all...

Nov 1 · 6 min read >

The Price of the Dream

            Since its publication in 1949, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has sparked...

May 3 · 5 min read >

The Prey of Pessimism

            The expanse of land stops abruptly, as though an omnipotent hand tore the...

May 3 · 3 min read >

Triumph Through Trembling

            In 1950s Harlem, biblical language seemed to be inextricably intertwined with African American...

May 3 · 4 min read >

The Need for a Degree

In today’s world, it is believed that a college degree is absolutely necessary in order to have a successful...

Oct 30 · 4 min read >

quick analysis on writing down the bones essay

Writing down the bones In 12th grade I was placed to retake an 11th grade English class and to...

May 30 · 4 min read >