Metamorphosis

If you haven’t read Franz Kafka’s existential story of “Metamorphosis”, allow me to give a very brief summary. One morning, a salesman named Gregor wakes up in his bed to discover that he has turned into a large insect. You did read that correctly. Gregor struggles with his new form and is kept in a … Continue reading Metamorphosis

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Not So Different: The Story of Jazz and Hip-hop

In the early 1980’s, hip-hop was a new underground genre of music that was spreading rapidly in the United States. The rising popularity of rhythm and blues and rap songs by artists inspired by jazz music like the Sugarhill Gang and Run D.M.C led to a complete takeover of hip-hop in the music industry. By … Continue reading Not So Different: The Story of Jazz and Hip-hop

An Examination of Prohibition: Then and Now

Marijuana, weed, pot, the devil’s lettuce. Whatever you want to call it, we know what it is. If you don’t, allow me to explain. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug made from the cannabis plant that can be used recreationally as well as medicinally. Marijuana has been used to treat cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy … Continue reading An Examination of Prohibition: Then and Now

Generation Z: The 21st Century Flapper

Picture the modern young person today. Pastel colored clothes, weird shirts, the lot of today’s fashion trends of the youth. Now imagine a woman out on the town in the 1920’s. Maybe they’re wearing a sequin covered glittery dress that matches her headwear. Though it may be difficult to picture them as similar beings, the … Continue reading Generation Z: The 21st Century Flapper