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Category Archives: violence
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
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