Investigative Journalism Podcast: Serial

Sarah Koenig hosts the investigative journalism podcast, Serial.  She narrates the events of a murder that took place in 1999. In my opinion, a podcast was a very original way to circulate her report.  Unlike a written investigative journal, a podcast provides the listeners with recordings of her interviews with witnesses.  This format allows the… Continue reading Investigative Journalism Podcast: Serial

Examining the Glass Castle from a Feminist Perspective

Examining The Glass Castle from a feminist perspective, I realized that this book by Jeannette Walls is an illustration of female and male stereotypes during that period of time.  Jeannette’s mother, Rosemary who was mainly unemployed and her father, Rex who was expected to earn a living for his family are portrayed as a couple… Continue reading Examining the Glass Castle from a Feminist Perspective

Common Archetypes in The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is a memoir by Jeanette Walls which narrates the challenging experiences of her childhood including growing up in extreme poverty with unfit parents.  The book details weeks of her childhood spent scavenging for food, coping with an alcoholic father and constantly running from authorities.  As the book progresses and Jeanette ages, she… Continue reading Common Archetypes in The Glass Castle

Grade 12 University English: Should it be Mandatory?

Many students argue that grade 12 University level English should not be required for entry into all university programs.  Some believe that it is an unnecessary requirement, especially if the program they wish to pursue is not English based. I have to disagree with the beliefs of those students. I believe that taking an English class… Continue reading Grade 12 University English: Should it be Mandatory?