My Journey

This spring quarter, I had to write an extensive research paper for the Humanities Core Course. Let me say, that it is definitely a long and energy-requiring work in the process. From start to finish every little task had a challenge, whether that be from picking out an artifact or writing the actual paper. First…

Hunt Memoir

  In the year of 1944, a yearbook from Hunt, Idaho was created. This yearbook, which was created by Mitsuye Yamada, depicts the achievements, activities, and the educational system that was sustained in the Japanese internment camp. Created during World War II, the yearbook purposely conveys the academic and athletic achievements of the students in…

The Importance of Clothes

Gender and race are topics that have peaked my interest lately especially in the studies of the humanities because these are things that directly are tied to and influence the direction and rise/fall of an empire. The superior race and gender always conquer and colonize their inferiors or people they see as savages. In history…

Women are a necessity

Its March, 2017 and a lot of things have changed throughout time and history, but especially that of women’s rights. Today, women’s social standing and rights have progressed to the point where they can do and be anything they wish to be. There have been multiple marches, outreaches, and events to have women be more…

Language is an identity.

Language defines what culture you come from, you’re identity, who you are able to communicate with, and also has the power to build someone up or tear them down. The video below serves to show the power of word choice. Trump and Russell Brand were compared with how they spoke, what they spoke about, and…

Behind the scenes

Why is it that the people behind the scenes never get the credit they deserve? For example, the stuntmen in movies hardly ever get recognized and frankly, no one cares about them. They are portraying themselves as the main actor, therefore giving up their own identity. This loss of identity may have been an ongoing…

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

People often judge based on first impressions, looks or behavior. However, that is obviously not all there is to that person because a judgement is also an assumption, meaning that it’s a guess about how a certain person is like. This is a continuous trend that has been going on in everyday life whenever people…

The Power of Words/Language

Words have the power to bring about all sorts of emotions. It can trigger anger, sadness, joy, comfort, and can be used for threats, praise, and/or guidance. In a movie called “The Reverent,” a white man named Glass, his son, a mixed child of Pawnee and white descent, Hawk, and his group of white expeditioners…

What does being a “barbarian” mean?

When people think of the word “barbarian,” they would think of terms such as “savage,” “dirty,” or “uncivilized,” but actually, this word means “a member in a community or tribe in the Greek, Roman, or Christian civilization.” In my recent humanities core lecture, we discussed a book called, “Waiting for the Barbarians” written by J.M….

What is Enlightenment?

In dictionary terms, “enlightenment” means to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to. In a recent humanities core lecture I attended, I learned of three enlightenment values- reason, skepticism, and progress. Enlightenment is the max of always thinking for oneself. It is the freedom from segregation and prejudice. But, when one hears…

What are the roles of women in society?

Why is it that throughout history, women are portrayed as the weak, the helpless, or the hindrances in a man’s journey? Across cultures, women are stereotyped as the stay-home caretakers of the children, and expected to cook, clean, and cater to their husbands needs and wants. In the Roman Empire era, women were just that-…

The Coming Together

Is there a relationship between modern culture and imperialism? Let’s go back in history. The Roman Republic was principally governed by the Senate and other high authorities. However, in an empire, there are always those who resist against the powers and guides of the authorities. In Edward Said’s “The Politics of Knowledge,” he discussed the native resistance…