Dear IB,

This year in my IB English Lang + Lit we have learned about a variety of texts and now that we are being introduced to our Individual Oral and HL essay everything our knowledge becomes incredibly more important. The texts I found the most interesting were that of…

“I don’t like deadlines — when it’s finished, it’s finished.” - Haruki Murakami

What is a perfect piece of writing? Some Japanese critics would argue that it would be far from what Haruki Murakami produces. Older readers have said his writing is “stinking of butter” ( batakusai — バタ臭い ), which is used to describe something that is heavily Western-influenced. Though some believe…

A Reflection on Marginalized People and Inequality

By Dalia Sapon-Shevin

Sometimes I sit at my desk and ponder about my insignificance in the scope of changing the world through social reform. When this feeling of contemptibility seeps into my day, I often slip into the habit of magnifying my inutility as all humans seem to do at some point. This…

The body of work I have chosen to analyze is photographs from the 2017 photo exhibition “Let Us March On” hosted by Yale University holding images of the acclaimed American photographer Lee Friedlander. The photos included were originally taken in 1957 and the exhibition was held by the University’s art…

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a documentary that was released in 2014 inspired by what was going to be James Baldwin’s next project before his death, “Remember This House.”

“I Am Not Your Negro” is an Acadamy Award-nominated documentary directed by Raoul Peck based on James Baldwin’s incomplete manuscript “Remember This House.” The film expands upon the available material and delves into the black experience in America. It incorporates Baldwin’s personal account of the lives and assassinations of Malcolm…

Isabella Gonzalez-Maertens

The crevices of my mind

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