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An Analysis of Gabriel’s Self-Estrangement in James Joyce’s “The Dead”

An Analysis of Gabriel’s Self-Estrangement in James Joyce’s “The Dead”

Written by Sam Fisher for Prof. Liana Bellon James Joyce’s “The Dead” explores the theme of being alienated from one’s self. Gabriel, the main character in “The Dead,” is a member of the Irish upper class in early twentieth-century Dublin. Despite being surrounded by a rather conservative family and group of friends, Gabriel identifies himself as progressive, does not believe in class distinctions, and promotes the idea of leaving Ireland to explore the modern world. However, through an analysis of…

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Yves “Apache” Trudeau

Yves “Apache” Trudeau

A Feature Article by Alexa Everett For Prof. D’Arcy O’Connor’s Feature Writing class Yves “Apache” Trudeau           During Yves “Apache” Trudeau’s 2004 trial, Judge Michel Duceppe pronounced, “…you have killed more people than the Canadian military in the Gulf War…” It is for this reason that Trudeau has been deemed one of Canada’s most prolific killers. Trudeau’s early life was tainted by his father’s abuse and military mannered ways. During the early 1960’s, a teenaged Trudeau worked with explosives at…

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A Perilous Quest: The Awakening of True Heroes

A Perilous Quest: The Awakening of True Heroes

Written by Sewsen Abubeker for Prof. Rebecca Million In several literary works, it is common for authors to abide by the guidelines of the archetypal hero described by Joseph Campbell. Indeed, this is true about J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. However, a particularity that can be observed in Tolkien’s work is the fact that he presents various elements of the Hero’s Journey by means of several characters. In addition, each personage has a specific way of portraying their heroism. Thus,…

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Culpability in “Dead Girls”

Culpability in “Dead Girls”

By Amanda Sirois for the course Introduction to College English Instructor: Gina Granter   Culpability in “Dead Girls”             In Nancy Lee’s “Dead Girls,” the reader is introduced to an anguished woman who is both a mother and a wife. As the story progresses, the reader learns that the mother’s depression is caused by the evanescence of her daughter, a young girl who has been missing for over a year. Though there have been brief telephone calls between the daughter…

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The Annihilation and Reconstruction of Individuality in Beloved

The Annihilation and Reconstruction of Individuality in Beloved

Written by Maxime Masson for Prof. Evelyne Hertel In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison depicts, through effective characterization and description, how slavery in the United States led to the loss of individuality within the black population. Upon arriving in the free state of Ohio, Baby Suggs begins to understand the unfathomable truth: she is the sole owner of her body. Slaveholders, such as Schoolteacher, attempt to control the minds and bodies of their slaves and eliminate any trace of selfhood….

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The Inevitable Monstrosity of Innovative Design

The Inevitable Monstrosity of Innovative Design

Written by Meghan Dove For Prof. Shalon Noble Graphic design is a combination of advertising, fine art, and typography with an emphasis on giving “order to information, form to ideas, [and] expression and feeling to artifacts that document human experience” (Meggs 588). In the graphic design industry, Fibonacci sequences, the golden ratio, and fractal patterns greatly influence the forms of letters in typography, the proportion of page layout in book design, and the hierarchy of printed posters. Deviations from industry…

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Easy to Find? Speech Language Pathologists are like Needles in a Haystack

Easy to Find? Speech Language Pathologists are like Needles in a Haystack

Written by Esfir Tkach for Prof. Jeffrey Gandell Why me? Why wasn’t I good enough? Guilt overwhelmed me. The fear of any type of communication made my body tremble and sweat. The fear of laughter or rejection made my anxiety ever more noticeable. I found myself stuck in an eternal loophole. The same exact routine day after day. School was never something I looked forward to. At 8 am, I would come to school, and would sit down at the…

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Erasing the Lines Between Economics, Equality, and Health

Erasing the Lines Between Economics, Equality, and Health

Written by Cheyenne Thomas  For Prof. Tavish McDonell On a pack of cigarettes, we have a gruesome warning label, informing us of the health consequences we expose ourselves to when we smoke. When buying packaged and processed foods, we have a nutritional label at our disposal, to allow us to decide for ourselves if we want to fill up on calorie-dense foods with little to no nutritional value. We have ad campaign posters lining the hallways of maternity units, informing…

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Be Who You Wanna Be, B-A-R-B-I-E

Be Who You Wanna Be, B-A-R-B-I-E

Written by Jamie Sterlin for Prof. Neil Hartlen In the science fiction stories “Options” and “The Barbie Murders,” John Varley discusses the novum of body modification through opposing points of view. In “Options,” the author suggests that body modification can be a safe way to explore one’s gender and / or sexuality while still remaining oneself, if one takes into account their loved ones. However, “The Barbie Murders” explores a world where extreme body modification can end up causing issues…

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