Their Eyes Were Watching God

Janie’s entire life is one of a journey. She lives through a grandmother, three husbands, and innumerable friends. Throughout is all, she grows closer and closer to her ideals about love and how to live one’s life. Zora Neale Hurston chooses to define Janie not by what is wrong in her life, but by what […]

Laws Against Assisted Suicide in Canada

“This is a very special day for me. It’s the day of my release, therelease from suffering, the release from the torment of my body.” Those were thewords of the very first Canadian to die through the process of doctor assisted-suicide, with the doctor being Jack Kevorkian. His name was Austin Bastable, andin the last […]

Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (1882-1945), 32nd of the United States. Roosevelt became president in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, was reelected for an unprecedented three more terms, and died in office in April 1945, less than a month before the surrender of Germany in World War II. Despite an attack of poliomyelitis, […]

Language Usage in the Catcher in the Rye

The passage of adolescence has long served as the central theme for many novels, but The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, has captured the energy of this period of life by dramatizing Holden Caulfield’s somewhat obscene language and emotional reactions. The Catcher in the Rye deals with an intelligent yet confused teenage boy […]

Internet: A Medium or a Message?

Sam Vaknin’s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web SitesThe State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the InternetWho are the participants who constitute the Internet?Users – connected to the net and interacting with itThe communications lines and the communications equipmentThe intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). […]

Growing Up

It was my last night at home with my family. My mother went out of her way to make my favorite meal, barbeque chicken. We all sat quietly as if I would never see them again. The time seemed to fly that night as my sister and I washed the dinner dishes and cleared off […]

Beware — witch hunt in sessio

Beware, Witch Hunt in Session“On March 1, 1950, The New York Times reports that…John E. Peurifoy, in charge of the State Department security program, was asked by a Senate Committee how many department employees had resigned while under investigation as security risks since the beginning of 1947. “Ninety-one persons in the shady category…most of these […]

Interview

aBrian Festa10-23-00Midterm Assignment Mon. 12:20-3:00For my interview, I interviewed a woman by the name of Mrs. Miskell. She is a close family friend and also teaches at the elementary school that I used to attend. Mrs. Miskell has been teaching for fifteen years. She has a class of 21 including 2 special education children who […]