The Evolution of Lara Croft: Becoming a Feminist Icon

From 1996 till 2018, Lara Croft has evolved and changed in the various versions of her character. As an archaeologist, each reincarnation features her in a primarily male-dominated field where she always conquers past those who underestimate her skills (Kennedy 2009). However, throughout all of her roles in video games and movies, her image has…

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From Homework to Horses

The act of balancing out university classes with extracurriculars is a difficult one. Sacrifices are often made as students everywhere make their best attempt at obtaining both A’s and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. From my experience, the sacrifices I have made were fairly worth it in the long run. I chose to save money for…

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A Review of American Gods

Warning: *Contains Spoilers* The television series American Gods, first originated from Neil Gaiman’s books before finding success in television. Upon first hearing of the series, I was excited. Firstly because I love fantasy. Anything supernatural or otherworldly captures my interest quite easily. Secondly, it focuses on mythology and incorporates all kinds of myths and gods…

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Stargazers

The room was filled with a warm glow that spread its reach into the dark corners of the painted blue walls, the light creating shadows over discarded toys in its midst. In the middle of the room was a simple wooden bed and in it, a young boy. On some nights, the shadows evolved in…

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How to Write an Essay like An English Major

I am constantly striving to improve my writing capabilities and over the past few years, I have acquired a few tips that have helped me significantly. Create an outline. Do it! As a student learning how to write an effective essay, being organized is incredibly valuable. I personally undervalued the importance of this until I found…

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Estrella

The library is filled with the sounds of silence. Soft padding of shoes against the carpeted floor. Pages scratching against one another as the reader turns one page into the next, continuing their adventure through the text. The librarians long manicured nails hit the keyboard rhythmically and rain slides along against the window. I hear…

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Review of “The Bear and The Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

The first book in the series by Katherine Arden takes hold of its readers and carries them away on a truly inspirational journey. The young Vasilisa grows up in her fathers village listening to the stories her nurse tells her family. They are tales of Russian folklore with ancient gods that walk the winter woods,…

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Underneath it All: A Dialogue

“Mr. Smith? I have a few questions I’d like to ask you.” “Ah, yes of course. I don’t suppose I have any other option than to listen to you.” “No.” “Whenever you’re ready Miss… what should I call you?” “Veldon. You may call me Officer Veldon.” “Alright. Miss Veldon, you can call me Jeremy.” “It’s…

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Sam Wielder: A Character Portrait

His name was Sam Wielder, and he was an unremarkable man. He woke early in the mornings, six o’clock sharp and did not listen to the sound of crickets and cows as they called out from the farm across the way. Instead, he shut off the alarm blaring across his sparse bedroom and pulled on…

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The Horse and His Human

As each foot falls beneath his steady steed, The earth echoes with the drumming of hooves. Their flight is bound yet boundless is their speed, For their feet leave the ground yet find the grooves,   Of the world below while in midst of flight. Through trails of trouble or drinking daze, His horse leads…

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