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
Carpe diem. To give a little background, I first heard this ‘speech’ in my high school English class. It was nearing the end of the school year and we were watching Dead Poets Society. In this scene, the class is standing around a glass case filled with pictures of past classes from many years ago. … Continue reading Carpe Diem
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
Welcome to my blog! My name's Serafima and I'm very excited to start up this blog! Here are just a few things I think you should know about me. I listen to alternative, rock, punk, and indie music. I love the original teen titans and I don't have a favorite color! My favorite activities include … Continue reading Welcome!