Too Far Inside Myself

These feelings might change, but right now There is no place in this world I can find happiness I’m trapped in a prison of my own self sabotage Constantly kicking myself for traits I can’t change My essence is ugly Shouldn’t have told you those things that I’ve done That show I’m not right deep … Continue reading Too Far Inside Myself

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In Defense of the Dark Arts

Changing attitudes in any generatiion starts at the top; politicians, the media and business people need to spread the message that creative thinkers are people we need in society. If not, our world will lose out on potential agents for the change it is crying out for. Inequality, war, environmental problems, health epidemics and recessions show no sign of ending, and obviously we need to look at new ways of doing things. With their skills in innovation, research and analytical thinking; arts students will be part of that solution - including me

How Capitalism Contributes to Human Trafficking in Russia Today

The contemporary social problem I am interested in accounting for is human trafficking. This modern-day slave trade is currently going on right under our noses globally; both in developed and so-called ‘undeveloped’ countries. Because of its necessarily hidden nature, it’s difficult to tell exactly how many people are affected by it. However, the International Labour … Continue reading How Capitalism Contributes to Human Trafficking in Russia Today

Splinter

This boy is going to break my heartHe’s already shatteredAny resolution I heldTo keep my emotions towards him platonic,With his smile and his way of drawing me inLike he caresThen he’ll talk of other lovesWhile I just smile politelySplintering internallyI see him consuming my mind in the future,With his charm and his wit and his … Continue reading Splinter

Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News

Assignment: Media Analysis2. Comparative analysis of political coverageUsing sources from the above list, compare coverage of a single politics-related issue or event between EITHER a) reports in two different news mediums (television, radio, newspaper) OR b) two reports in differing examples of the same medium (e.g. One News and 3 News etc). Describe critically how … Continue reading Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News