From corsets to radioactive makeup and rib removal to led face paint, the trail to beauty have been historically harmful and even fatal. Women aimed for beauty and paid with their lives. Beauty is pain? I’m not sure I’m convinced…But we’re past all that. It’s the 21st century and everything’s different now. We are better, […]

In the trilogy, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins uses the Games, the main characters and the utopian society to explain how humans strive for perfection and what they are willing to compromise in order to achieve this. The Hunger Games is set in the dystopian future in a nation called Panem run by an authoritarian-totalitarian […]

Gambler’s Fallacy, Black/White Thinking, Ad Hominem, Slippery slope, Call to Science, False Cause, Strawman (black/white thinking) You either have a monogamous relationship or you’re a cheater. (Ad hominem attack) Everyone in an open/poly relationship is an unhappy slut with loose morals who is destroying traditional relationships. (slippery slope) You start with an open relationship and […]

Otago University, For your consideration Ever since I was a kid and I saw a picture of my brain in an X-Ray machine, I have been interested in psychology. When I was five years old I was given my first psychology book. I learned about basic brain structure and each section of the brain’s role. I […]

“Sometimes it is the people that no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” The Imitation Game is a historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life British cryptologist, Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for […]

Turtles All the Way Down, written by the award-winning author John Green, tells the story of a girl named Aza and her struggle with OCD. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is a YA fiction about a 16 year old called Aza as she tries to be a good daughter, a good friend, a […]

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“White Bear” is the second episode of the second season in the Netflix show, Black Mirror. It was written by the series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by Carl Tibbetts.  White bear explores many themes including justice and demonization. There are notable similarities between White Bear and real murder cases. When an abhorrent […]