“Don’t Blame the Eater” Summary and Response

It is often said that the people themselves are to blame for consuming so much unhealthy food. In “Don’t Blame the Eater” a different narrative is presented. Author David Zinczenko promotes the idea that fast food companies are mostly responsible for the increased rate of childhood obesity. To begin his essay, Zinczenko first presents the … Continue reading “Don’t Blame the Eater” Summary and Response

Jim Carrey’s 2014 Commencement Speech Analysis

When the Maharishi University of Management graduating class of 2014 sat down for their commencement speech, none of them thought they would see Jim Carrey come up to the podium. Jim Carrey is known as a comedic genius, and to see and hear him give a motivational speech to these graduates gives you a different … Continue reading Jim Carrey’s 2014 Commencement Speech Analysis

Hidden Intellectualism, Summary and Response​

Gerald Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism focuses its attention on street smarts versus book smart. The essay’s main focus is how the intellectual potential of street smarts is overlooked and misunderstood. He believes that schools should tap into various subjects, such as sports and fashion, to get the students engaged with topics they are interested in. He … Continue reading Hidden Intellectualism, Summary and Response​