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Data Mining Should Become a Priority of Campus Officials

In Michael Morris’ article, “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives” Morris suggests that if universities are able to track troubling student behavior via data mining through traditionally private information then there would be more at risk and potentially violent behavior being caught early by university officials. Morris also includes that the Family Educational Rights and […] Continue reading

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“Pixar Movie about a Tiger/Beetle” by Bradley Dexter Christian Dual powers contend in William Blake’s “A Dream” from Songs of Innocence and “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience, reminding me of the climax from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book in which the main antagonist, a tiger (Shere Khan) battles the Red Flower. The poems illustrate […] Continue reading

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Opposing Views on Safety

I plan to respond to the essay by Michael Morris, titled “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives.” This essay discusses the potential disasters that could be avoided if universities monitored their students’ data. I find this essay especially compelling because of the relevant nature of its subject matter. As a college student, knowing that my […] Continue reading

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Wound Up: Rape, Trauma, and Exploitation Tropes in “The Windup Girl”

Before I read Bacigalupi’s novel, my mental image of a “windup girl” evoked a creature like Olympia from E.T.A. Hoffman’s “Sandman”: delicate and hauntingly removed from the events of the world around her.  Bacigalupi’s Emiko, however, f… Continue reading

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“Betwixt the beast & his meat”

I was struck by a moment early in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, when narrator Adam Ewing comes across a gathering of Moriori people observing the beating of another Moriori man, Autua. Ewing paints a gruesome picture:   “The piteous prisoner, … Continue reading

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Evolving the Human Successor: Imperfect Perfection in Oryx and Crake

“These are floor models. They represent the art of the possible,” explains Crake to a skeptical Jimmy as Jimmy is introduced to the life-blood of the Paradice Project (Atwood 305). The Crakers are human-animal splices that have been created by Crak… Continue reading

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Do Video Games Normalize Concepts?

As someone who is afraid of guns in real life, for some reason I never really thought about why watching video games in which people shoot other people doesn’t bother me. That being said, I’d much rather play a fantasy game with swords, bows, or magic as my weapons. But I’ll happily watch my boyfriend […] Continue reading

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CAR: The Taliban, Jewels, and Violence

Taliban Openly Condemns CAR Violence In a uncommon occurrence, the Taliban issued a statement openly condemning events outside the Middle East.  They denounced the “merciless killings” of Muslims at the hands of “bloodthirsty militias” in the Central African Republic, saying that the world is not doing enough to combat it.  This clearly evinces the seriousness… Continue reading

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Why We Need Rape in Film

I was considering what to write about this week, and I suddenly found myself inspired as I was reading the news tonight.  I was reading an article on CNN about a rape case trial that is beginning in Ohio this … Continue reading Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words

Firstly, I think it important to touch on the film as a series as opposed to an individual film, because I think it’s difficult to understand many of the themes of the third without reference to the second. I think … Continue reading Continue reading

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