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Letting our Age Define Us

Age is a major theme in Super Sad True Love Story, a dystopian novel set in the near future. This includes both personal age, as in how old one is, and the different ages we live in. Joshie Goldman, on one hand, is constantly trying to go back in time and make himself look young […] Continue reading

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Sexism as Genetic Discrimination

The movie Gattaca shows an extreme version of genetic discrimination, where the opportunities available to someone are almost exclusively determined by their DNA. After reading Rare Bird, I argue that sexism is a form of genetic discrimination in its own way. Sarah Ann has limited opportunities available to her just because her lack of a […] Continue reading

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The Striking Similarities Between Brave New World and Communist Gymnastics

  This photo from the film “The Red Race” depicts the extreme nature of gymnastics training in certain National training facilities. In China, young girls are removed from their homes, forced to dress and act alike, and oftentimes treated as less than human. This post explores how training systems like this one show a scary […] Continue reading

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Science Transcending the Laboratory

         In college, we strategically divide ourselves into specific fields of study, choosing specific majors such as economics, political science, or biology for example. The Nova Special “Cracking the Code of Life” brought up some interesting points that left me astounded at how interconnected these fields of study can be. One poignant […] Continue reading

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