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“Playing God”: 19th Century Victorian Crisis of Faith

May 4, 2021

In 1843, Nathaniel Hawthorne published the short story, “The Birthmark” in The Pioneer magazine. The story details a journey of a scientist named Alymer who marries an incredibly beautiful woman, except despises the birthmark on her cheek—her one “imperfection”—and becomes … Read more

Week 14: Finals Looming and Summer Nearing

April 25, 2021

As the last weeks of the semester wind down and finals approach, big assignment deadlines are coming up in all classes, work is piling up, and stress is most definitely high. In ENGL 105i specifically, our final unit project deadline … Read more

Current US Sex Selection Practices and its Ethical Considerations

February 24, 2021

Sex selection is a new technology on the rise that is conducted by fertility clinics across the world via pre-implantation genetic screening procedures. Various cultures and communities raise concerns on this technology due to its ethical implications when performed for … Read more