Reading: Can you relearn love with Anything Could Happen?

“Dancing is spiritual. Dancing is personal. Some people look at a dancing person and say, What a total show-off. They only notice the body of the dancing person. They look at the way the elbows jut out, the way the hips shake and the neck bends. They criticize all of these things, saying, This dancing … More Reading: Can you relearn love with Anything Could Happen?

Other: Character Creation and The Matrix

Disclaimer: The following post is a class assignment in response to watching The Matrix. Students were told to fully explore the scenario the movie introduces by creating a character that would fit into the film, and create three distinct responses for the beginning, middle, and end of the movie that the characters would create. In this case, … More Other: Character Creation and The Matrix

Books We’re Reading: What We Leave Behind with Romeo and Juliet

“Some shall be pardoned, and some punishèd. / For never was there a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Love and hate, joy and tragedy, the beginning and the end. And on this past Wednesday, our class has met the end of Romeo … More Books We’re Reading: What We Leave Behind with Romeo and Juliet

Books We’re Reading: Two Feathers Fallen, with Romeo and Juliet

“O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I had! / O courteous Tybalt, honest gentleman, / That ever I should live to see thee dead!” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Marching along successfully, the class has cleared through Romeo and Juliet all the way to the end of Act III. And quickly, these last sections … More Books We’re Reading: Two Feathers Fallen, with Romeo and Juliet

Books We’re Reading: Letter to Romeo from Mercutio

“What care I / What curious eye doth cote deformities? / Here are the beetle brows shall blush for me.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Disclaimer: The following post is done as a character analysis and theme analysis of love for the play Romeo and Juliet assigned in class. The written letter will be through … More Books We’re Reading: Letter to Romeo from Mercutio

Books We’re Reading: Beginning Scenes with Romeo and Juliet

“Alas that love, whose view is muffled still / Should without eyes see pathways to his will!” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet As of now, our class has just finished the first act of Romeo and Juliet. And just from first impressions, I have to say the play is incredibly fun. It seems that once you … More Books We’re Reading: Beginning Scenes with Romeo and Juliet

Books We’re Reading: The Art of a Dream, with Romeo and Juliet

“You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings and soar with them above a common bound.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Beginning the week, our class has changed the focus of our reading yet again. Instead of a traditional novel, however, we’ve decided on reading the written Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. And though we aren’t … More Books We’re Reading: The Art of a Dream, with Romeo and Juliet

Reading: Should you be Reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?

“What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls?” – Jonathan Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Warning! Post may contain adult language featured within the book through quotations. If you are a younger person, … More Reading: Should you be Reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?

Projects: Palaces from Paragraphs, a Reflective Piece for Catcher in the Rye

Putting the book down at last, our class has ended the Catcher in the Rye unit with a last addition reflective piece. And out of a selection of eighteen or so projects, I decided that my last piece on the Catcher in the Rye would be an immense poster. The piece was created through the … More Projects: Palaces from Paragraphs, a Reflective Piece for Catcher in the Rye