Making History or Making Flops: Marvel vs. DC Cinematic Universe

Comic books movies have somehow accomplished the impossible: bringing nerds and mainstream audiences together under one glorious, unified sentiment, all for the sake of profit. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a prime example of the utter impact these once “geeky” pieces of media have had on our society. Billions of dollars have been generated only … Continue reading Making History or Making Flops: Marvel vs. DC Cinematic Universe

Mental Illness: Genetic or Environmental?

~another essay that I wrote for my literature class~ An individual’s nation of residence can shape their mentality for the rest of their lives; not only does it affect how one sees the world, but it also contributes to their happiness, goals, and overall mental health. A culture’s influence on a population is evident in … Continue reading Mental Illness: Genetic or Environmental?

The Issue With “Dieting”

Dieting to many is seen as a form of restraint and miserable abstinence. Rather than seeing it as a way to fix an unhealthy lifestyle and live a more fulfilling existence, society has instead manifested a “diet” into something much more sinister, more despicable, more susceptible to disdain and scrutiny. Diets in our American culture … Continue reading The Issue With “Dieting”

When All the World’s Problems Are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?

Of the thousands of battles and casualties scattered across the history of mankind, the philosophy of the highest value was hope. Hope to win a war in which no man could win. Hope that times of depression would fade and a golden era would eradicate such misery. Hope that no matter the circumstances our race … Continue reading When All the World’s Problems Are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?

The 2018 Grinch is a Cinematic Masterpiece- And Here’s Why (‘Grinch’ Review)

As of late, I have found myself in a state deprived of motivation or a muse. What good is writing if there is no song in my heart to do so? It was not until last night, around six p.m., that I found a piece of art that moved me enough to write again. Today, … Continue reading The 2018 Grinch is a Cinematic Masterpiece- And Here’s Why (‘Grinch’ Review)