Understanding the Language of Public Dialogue

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An imposing woman stands with bare feet on dry dirt, her round cheeks gathered tight, pulling her chin upwards to meet her frown.  Her thin, graying hair is pulled back, revealing a broad forehead and deeply shadowed eyes that squint from behind teardrop glasses.  A thin, older man angles towards the woman, pressing the frame […]

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The Ambiguity of Inaction in Velázquez’s 1618 Painting

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The 1618 painting by Diego Velázquez questions the identity of the prominent central figure, whose depiction takes up nearly half of the painted space.  The details in the painting do not definitively resolve the figure’s gender, setting, or occupation, though some observers assume the figure is a young, female slave or servant, working with restaurant […]

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Instant Message

By your sight, I Am formed Former talks Walk the length of your mind Into mine Turning locks Shaping thoughts In the blink of an Answer I find In the lochs Little forms and The arm of the sea Bent with mine For a time Never lost But restored and Reborn Fire and light Mold […]

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Review: A Grief Observed

Helen Joy Davidman was an American poet who moved to England after divorcing her first husband, William Gresham. Once an atheist, Joy converted to Christianity and was soon married to the author and famous apologist, Clive Staples Lewis. Even as they were married in 1956, the couple knew of Joy’s diagnosed bone carcinoma. In 1960, […]

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A Blend of Art

I visited the Noyes Art Gallery, which includes works of varying mediums from some 24 local artists. Though the gallery features pottery, sculptures, and jewelry, I specifically focused on two dimensional art. My five selections include photography, acrylic paintings, and metal work, which involve contrasting rigid and fluid boundaries. In three paintings, the blurred boundaries […]

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Review: Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card is a great great grandson of Brigham Young, and understandably a devout Mormon. However, in his novel, Ender’s Game, Card exposes precious little about his religious convictions in direct quotation. Instead, his characters primarily voice the humanist and naturalist philosophies commonly supported by the science fiction genre. Card only hints or alludes […]

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(3) The Community-Wide Importance of Personalized Education

This final section focuses directly on students’ academic motivation and success. Two generic approaches are considered with examples therein. One cultural concession is made. The paper then concludes with a pyramid of topical points, from culture’s impact on education, to education’s impact on the individual student.  When tutors engage distracted students, tutors must strive to motivate their students and convince […]

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(2) The Community-Wide Importance of Personalized Education

In this section, the author considers specific goals to which education can aim. Previously, it was determined that education fills certain needs – especially emotional and developmental needs. Here, the fruits of fulfillment are closely examined and specific examples are given for reference. Still, the paper has not considered the educational value of such education systems. This is where the next section will begin. […]

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(1) The Community-Wide Importance of Personalized Education

In this first section, consideration is first given to the community and then to the individual benefits of quality education. As of this point, “quality” education has not yet been rigorously defined . The reader should notice this fact. Such inquiry will lead the reader to the next section where concrete systems are proposed.  High-quality education is a vital ingredient in […]

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