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Chicano Park is a beautiful piece of Mexican-American culture and history. With murals representing Chicano struggle and dignity, the park demonstrates their historical and current fight for justice. “Chicano Park Takeover” is a mural depicting the day in which Mexican-Americans took back the land promised to them. The workers with... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at write2think
When the semester began, I worried about my level of writing and wondered if my writing would be good enough to pass English 100. Little did I know that one of my essays would be among the best my professor has received so far. Throughout the class, I learned how... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at write2think
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In our society, competition in the workforce and in education have become a constant. However, competition does not lead to the most productive and successful outcomes. In her Ted Talk speech, Margaret Heffernan discussed William Muir’s experiment with super chickens and claimed we that “rivalry has to be replaced by... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at write2think
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In February of 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a sermon in which he claimed a complete life is comprised of three elements, or “dimensions” as he called them: length, breadth, and height. He summed them up to be the love for oneself, the love for others, and the love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at write2think
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In the last chapter of Ken Bain’s What the Best College Students Do, he pinpoints many strategies that successful students used when picking their teachers, reading, studying, and writing. One piece of advice that he presents is to “engage in all cognitive activities at the same time” and that the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at write2think
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In Ken Bain’s What the Best College Students Do, he argues that in order to become successful and creative, students must obtain a broad, liberal arts education because it fosters deep thinking, reflection, and the ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated subjects. While I agree that this type of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at write2think
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My dream job would be playing the role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical about Christine, a young soprano, and the Phantom, who becomes obsessed with her. If I were to play Christine, I would be the main character... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at write2think
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“Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso” is a biography about one of the first successful female concert pianists. It goes into detail about her upbringing, where she studied piano performance, her role as a wife and mother, and how she established her career. I think I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at write2think
In the Song “I Know Where I’ve Been” from the musical Hairspray, Maybelle, Tracy, Seaweed, and many others are working to integrate TV. The movie presents a strong visual as the characters march towards the TV station with signs saying “TV IS BLACK AND WHITE” and “INTEGRATION NOT SEGREGATION.” The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at write2think