Astounding Works

Some literary works are transcendently powerful. They have the ability to change people. To give way to changed hearts, wise souls, and understanding to their audience.  Even fewer literary works have an equally powerful movie/book counterpart. The Book Thief is a part of this elite group. Although the move, recently released, is a very comparable … Continue reading

Relatively Normal

Normal is a funny word. It is something completely relative to the life you lead, in a particular facet of a particular faction of a particular culture. All the same, what is “normal” generally serves a foundation for every rule, spoken, written, or otherwise, in a society. Most times, one culture’s vision of normalcy is … Continue reading

Extraordinarily Ordinary

  A kindergartener would probably call me a weenie, my mother calls me a drama queen, and a scholar would probably diagnose me a severe hypochondriac. Whichever way it is said, the fact of the matter is that I am a classic, grade-A scared-y cat. I have a lengthy list of illogical fears that will … Continue reading

Divergent In a Nutty Nutshell

There are many good reads. Many books that have the ability to successfully waste time, but few that lead you to dig deeper, to question. Question human character, question yourself, question the cycle of life. Throughout the book, I found myself questioning what kind of person I am.  Would I have chosen Candor? Erudite? In … Continue reading

Race to the Radio

Race to the Radio “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla If one were to ask two people the name of the inventor of the radio, if they knew the … Continue reading

It’s A Girl: A Wake-Up Call

In India, when one marries, the family of the girl gives the family of the boy much of the wealth that they have. For poor families, it is often nearly impossible to gather enough to give the male’s family. As a result, the girls are often beaten or burned because the dowry was not seen … Continue reading

Jack Andraka: 15-Year-Old Inspiration

Jack Andraka Ted Talk TED talks are powerful. Available free to all, told by everyday people, overflowing with inspiration. Teenager Jack Andraka, with no professional degree whatsoever, developed a way to test in the early stages of Pancreatic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, and potential other diseases as well. He was fifteen years old. People … Continue reading

Communication is NOT Connection: A Commentation

Storytelling has been a fundamental part of human culture since the beginning of time. Cavemen drew stories on the walls of caves, tribes around the world passed stories down generations orally, other ancient peoples used scrolls.  As we have evolved and technology has developed, storytelling has come to entail more than this. Newspapers, magazines in … Continue reading

Decide to Drive Distracted driving is a huge problem in today’s society. Not only does it put the driver at risk, but also passengers and other vehicles as well. This magazine provides statistics, facts about distracted driving, and explains the depth and reality of the issue. In order to eliminate this issue, making all possible drivers aware … Continue reading