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April 2019

A Higher Calling

The world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the …

Looking Closer: A Doll House

Analysis of Nora in A Doll House Through Stage Direction What is the correlation between traditional gender roles and the prevention of developing a sense of self in a restrictive household environment? Henrik Ibsen’s short play A Doll House is a modern tragedy in the sense that it outlines the negative aspects of a traditional […]

Examining The Lottery

Old Man Warner snorted.  “Pack of crazy fools,” he said.  “Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them.  Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while.  Used to be a saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be […]

Draft: American Work Day 3

You’re sitting at your desk waiting for the eighth hour to end so you can go home. But, you can’t just go home and relax. We don’t end our work day and go straight to sleep. More than half the time after a long day of school or work, I want to just crawl up […]

Class Reflection

Before Professor Long’s class, I have only been exposed to academic essays. I soon realized there were many more styles of writing that I have never seen. As an English major with a specialization in writing, I have several writing classes that have changed the way I view creative writing. The poetry courses I have […]

Revised: Juggling Work and Life

You’re sitting at your desk waiting for the eighth hour to end so you can go home. But, you can’t just go home and relax. You still have to make dinner, do laundry, walk your dog, water the plants, clean the bathroom, and call your cousin to tell her “happy birthday.” We don’t end our […]

Revised: My Own Balancing Act

It was just the other day that I sat down with my boyfriend to talk about money. It’s not a cute topic or even an exciting one. But, I think it is a topic that needs to be addressed in all relationships. After all, money problems are the leading cause of divorce. Now my boyfriend […]

Revised: America’s Balancing Act in The Workforce

What is an ideal work life balance? I believe the answer to that question depends on who you ask. I don’t think many Americans strive for a good work life balance, but maybe we should… or even just take it into consideration. In America, the traditional work week is forty hours to be considered a […]

Women & Education

Introduction            This essay is based on my findings from an interview that I conducted on a woman, regarding her experiences with […]