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Of Dreams, Drugs, and Death

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,I must have you!”-The Great Gatsby "I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really -- I was alive."-Breaking Bad      The American Dream, is, at its utmost core, the pursuit of wealth. Often accompanied by illusions of…See More
May 22
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Why Bother?

                   As human beings, we are inherently questioning creatures, and while our inquiries may range anywhere between trivial to groundbreaking, ultimately, we tend to believe that all the questions we pose have a rational answer. It is this mentality that has caused countless men and women to pursue the world’s most…See More
May 10
Matthew Kim replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 5
"As a close to Writer's Week, I saw The Kickback during my 8th period class and enjoyed the songs they played for us. While the head singer didn't seem to think that his music was poetry, I still appreciated the songs as a form of art that…"
Feb 13
Matthew Kim replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 4
"While it was my third time watching students perform, I was still very impressed with the amount of expression and craftsmanship behind each performance, especially with Paige's song, "Requiem." The emotion was raw and evident in each…"
Feb 10
Matthew Kim replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 3
"During eight period on day 3 I heard the pieces of other students. I thoroughly enjoyed how these students were able to transform their own personal experiences, both good and bad, and shape them into meaningful pieces of literature. Each speaker…"
Feb 9
Matthew Kim replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 1
"I saw Taylor Mali my first day of Writers Week and I was blown away by his performance. While he remained very stoic and expressionless while performing, his voice had a certain depth to it that was so rich with emotion and expression and the two…"
Feb 8
Matthew Kim posted a blog post

Shells, Skulls, and Barbarism

             The "Coming-Of-Age" genre often deals with an inexperienced youth, unsure of their place in the world who, through trial and tribulation, eventually come into their own. Meant to tug at the heartstrings and provide the reader with a sense of hope that, maybe, they too can one day follow in the footsteps of the protagonist and complete the arduous path between naivete and wisdom. William Golding manages to take this heartwarming theme of the journey into adulthood and dement it…See More
Dec 19, 2016
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Aug 23, 2016

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Of Dreams, Drugs, and Death

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;

If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,

Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,…

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Why Bother?

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

         

          As human beings, we are inherently questioning creatures, and while our inquiries may range anywhere between trivial to groundbreaking, ultimately, we tend to believe that all the questions we pose have a rational answer. It is this mentality that has…

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Mockingbirds and Coldspots

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 12:30am 0 Comments

     Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird explores the themes of human goodness, racial prejudice, and the destruction of innocence through the narration of six-year-old Scout Finch. Lee’s story takes place in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama, an era in American history where Jim Crow laws plagued the South, and slavery, Civil War, and the Great Depression were still fresh in the minds of many. Scout and her brother Jem are gradually exposed to and forced to…

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Shells, Skulls, and Barbarism

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

             The "Coming-Of-Age" genre often deals with an inexperienced youth, unsure of their place in the world who, through trial and tribulation, eventually come into their own. Meant to tug at the heartstrings and provide the reader with a sense of hope that, maybe, they too can one day follow in the footsteps of the protagonist and complete the arduous path between naivete and wisdom. William Golding manages to take this heartwarming theme of the journey into adulthood and dement it…

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