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Academic Papers Creative Writing Risa Akiyama

Second Best but Never Enough – A Short Story

This story depicts a life of a young African American boy who is in his second year of high school. After the global pandemic hit, his parents are constantly busy with their night shift at Stevenson Hospital. In this story, we see the dark reality of social inequality in today’s world and how the spread of Covid-19 makes this disaster visible.

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Entertainment Forrest Maynock

An Old Film, for Modern Times

Watching Modern Times was like watching a satirical take on the current age we live in. This 1936 Charlie Chaplin film is a must watch for cinefiles and lovers of comedy alike. It’s an old film, but is meant to be viewed in modern times.

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Entertainment Forrest Maynock

Escaping the Cycle – A review of American History X

For a film was made 20 plus years ago, director Tony Kaye’s American History X remains quite relevant, and brings unique perspectives to old arguments relating race, hate, and redemption.

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Entertainment Forrest Maynock

Different Generations, Same Problems – A Review of I Was Born But…

I Was Born But… was a quintessential coming of age story. A story that has not changed too drastically for generations, but also one that remains meaningful and impactful for all ages.

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Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

Memento: Remember to Forget

Memories – what to remember and what to forget? Director Christopher Nolan explores how our own memories can be manipulated and decieving in Memento, one of his early and most-acclaimed films.