Free Will and Determinism

For centuries the argument of free will and determinism has been the ongoing great debate. Between a philosophical and scientific stance there have been many debates as to which notion upholds truth and abides by the laws of nature; determinism or free will. Free will is the concept that we as conscious human beings have … Read more

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The novel, The Road by Cormac McCarthy offers a bleak and upfront perspective on a post-apocalyptic world, where humanity is reduced to animalism. The man often uses the phrase “carrying the fire” to describe his continued perseverance in surviving the post-apocalyptic world. While the woman killed herself in despair, the man commits to being a … Read more

Interpretation of Leadership

The interpretation of leadership varies on what different individuals believe is a true leader. Although, with all the different explanations on what a leader is, it is impossible to advocate what a true leader is. Steven M. Smith states, “Leadership is the ability to adapt the setting so everyone feels empowered to contribute creatively to … Read more

Falsehood in Media

In our world today, people tend to jump straight to conclusions without knowing the truth. Fake news and lies spread much quicker on social media than the truth does. Falsehood spreads very quickly on social media getting quicker and longer-lasting pickup than the truth does. Often, the media and news provide false information to readers … Read more

Views on President Coolidge

Even today, I believe President Coolidge would follow his “economy in government” mentality to try and balance the budget, lower tax rates, and pay down the national debt. Coolidge believed that cutting government spending and lowering tax rates were equally important to a morally successful economy. Coolidge instructed his administration to work towards an efficient … Read more

Shark Netting

The thought of getting bit by a shark, is often accompanied by the thought of pure horror. Regardless, if that person be an environmentalist, or just your average beachgoer going to a swim, the realities of a shark bite are too horrifying to imagine. Which is why, coastal beaches absolutely must continued to be permitted … Read more

The Invention of Radios

The Radio was the best invention in the 19th century that gave birth to whole field of electronics;however, radios are still being used today in so many ways regards to politics, economics,geography, and socially. Inventing radios have changed society drastically. The things being played on the radio we listen to today has a different purpose … Read more

Ingigenous Children sent to Residential Schools Across Canada

Thousands of indigenous children were removed from their homes and sent to residential schools across Canada. Residential schools were used as a means to eliminate all aspects of Indigenous culture. By enforcing mandatory enrollment into government funded facilities run by the church, the government hoped to assimilate the indigenous people. Learning to communicate in English … Read more

Paul’s Case by Willa Cather

Willa Cather’s short story, “Paul’s Case” (1905), uses symbols and ironic instances in order to develop the idea of what the “American Dream” is to convey a feeling of hopelessness throughout the story. The author develops her ideas by depicting Paul’s conflicts and the fantasy he employs to express the human truth to achieve the … Read more

William Lutz – Manipulation of language

In “Language, Appearance and Reality: Doublespeak in 1984”, William Lutz explains how language can be manipulated to disguise its actions or shift responsibility. Referring to this as doublespeak – and exploring four sub-categories: euphemism, jargon, bureaucratese, and inflated language – Lutz identifies how its power is leveraged all around us to enhance truth or make … Read more

Traits of the ‘Perfect Relationship’ in Fullmetal Alchemist

There are many perspectives to consider when one thinks of the perfect relationship. While of course, “marriage” does have a definition, it being: “The legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship” but what decides a perfect one? Self-love, self-reflection, communication, beliefs, and affection, are all things to consider. … Read more

Self Esteem

In psychology, the term self-esteem is described as a person’s general sense of self-worth. This term is essentially how much you appreciate yourself. Although having self-esteem is important, it is important to keep a healthy amount. For instance, having too little self-esteem can lead to depression and can hold you back from succeeding in life … Read more

A Study on Quality of Life

In order to analyze the situation at hand, one must first understand the concept of correlation. A correlation can be defined as the statistical relationship between two variables. In a correlational design, researchers observe how strongly those variables are associated. In the experiment at hand, a positive correlation of r=.6 between time spent volunteering and … Read more