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#LadyPower in Marie de France’s “Yonec”

In “Yonec,” one of the twelve poems included in The Lais of Marie de France, Marie crafts a short but fascinating narrative that includes characters from the otherworld and explores themes like jealousy, love, and rebellion. If you haven’t read “Yonec,” give it a try! It’s only a few pages long, but as I’m going […]

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Returning to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl 10 Years Later

by Isa Meyers // My middle and early high school years, like most teens growing up in the 2010s, were filled with cheesy YA romance novels. I flew through Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in a matter of days. I became obsessed with The Perks of Being A Wallflower and its movie adaptation released in […]

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The Fixed Mindset: The Danger of Stereotyping Individuals and Stymying Growth

In Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, author Carol Dweck informatively discusses the differences between the growth mindset and the fixed mindset, and she demonstrates how having the former will allow individuals to reach their full potential. Dweck asserts that someone with a growth mindset believes that their basic qualities are things that can be […]

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Meet the Female Characters in Shakespeare’s Richard the Second

William Shakespeare is one of the most popular playwrights of all time, and his writing continues to be a source of inspiration for further questions of study. In his work The Life and Death of King Richard the Second, the power of effective language is a critical part of the play, and one of the […]