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English was Lit(erally the Best)

    I originally declared myself an English major thinking I’d be focusing on grammar and how to write properly. I was greatly surprised to find out I’d be dissecting some of the most impactful pieces of literature to have existed and reaping the knowledge they contain. My time as an English major has taught me […] Continue reading

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A Line in the Sand

  A Line in the Sand By: Christopher Ingle “Morality, like art, means drawing a line somewhere.”-Oscar Wilde One would not normally consider a degree in English studies to be one full of questions about morality and right from wrong. Most view the study of English as just reading through books and looking at something […] Continue reading

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Reflection: My Time as an English Major

Alejandro Joseph Serrano Professor Humberto Garcia Senior Thesis: William Blake 10 December, 2019 Reflection: My Time as an English Major The story in which I became an English major is not an ordinary tale for readers. In order to understand my academic career at the University of California, Merced, there is a bit of context […] Continue reading

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Ethics and Morality: Key Aspects in my English Career

Looking back on the beginning of my college venture, I came in as a biology major. Those classes weren’t my style, but I was enjoying my writing courses and English course with Professor Matthew Kaiser. I got to meet other English majors and decided to change my major. The next class I took was professor […] Continue reading

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Science Fiction Themes Through the Decades

Taking this course was my very first introduction to science fiction. If I had to name one takeaway from what I’ve learned, it’s that science fiction is not about humans, but rather human nature. It’s about what issues us humans are facing in our current moment, and how those issues can be exploited through developments […] Continue reading

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Ethics in Wartime

Would you sacrifice one life to save a thousand? It is a morally stupefying question that has gone against our societies ethics. Do we favor the collective good over the good of the individual? However ambiguous the answer is during peace, I believe the answer is clear in wartime. The collective good takes precedent. Admiral […] Continue reading

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Ethics Versus Strategy

I believe that the decision taken by Admiral William Hall was the right one, even though it was unethical. While it was morally wrong for him to let civilians die for a strategic gain, it was the right course of action to take for a man in his position. He was responsible for winning the […] Continue reading

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Admiral Hall’s Choice to Consider the Long Term Threats to a Nation.

Admiral William Hall decided to keep the information that the English broke the enciphered Zimmerman telegram a secret because he believed that the knowledge for decrypting the telegram would be an asset to the them in the near future. Those who were thoughtful of the future such as Admiral Hall would believe this choice to […] Continue reading

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Money Speaks Louder than Human Voices

“Everything has a price.” This phrase in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake is not new, but it takes on a new meaning in the context of her novel (139). In today’s world, corporations dominate in every sphere from the economy to religion and politics. While Atwood’s world in which corporations have absolute control is unsettling, […] Continue reading

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Pokemon GO! The Ethics of Augmented Reality

Pokemon Go is the new gaming phenomenon of the year. Revisiting the old fashioned Nintendo Pokemon games, Pokemon Go takes that same experience up a level by adding the features of Augmented Reality. Allowing people to walk around the planet with their phones and search for Pokemon, the game has added a new dimension to … Continue reading “Pokemon GO! The Ethics of Augmented Reality” Continue reading

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