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July 25, 2018

1. Invest in the Local Culture of Deep Ellum

Do you like great live shows by local musicians? What about galleries hosted by local artists? Have you ever been in an area of a city and thought to yourself “man, I wish that some of the best pizza, pho, coffee, sushi, burgers, and breweries were all within walking distance of me?” Then look no further, Deep Ellum is the place you want to be.

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2. Catch up with Th...

July 3, 2018

           It’s no secret that we live in troubled times. Whether the world is more conflicted, or we simply have more access to the ability to be aware of conflict due to global internet and news resources, the effect is the same: everybody I know currently approaches the world from a negative bias. Put simply, we all seem to default to expecting the worst. Given this, it makes sense that people, especially millennials who se...

July 3, 2018

The Gurlesque

          The Gurlesque movement is a movement that, according to pioneer Gurlesque theorist Arielle Greenberg, evokes “Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the carnivalesque, burlesque theater, and the feminist punk movement riot grrl,” (Greenberg, On the Gurlesque) and, of course, the grotesque.  These four movement are all different in scope – Bakhtin carnivalesque revolves around the idea of a community that revolves a...

July 3, 2018

           There are many prominent television-broadcasting mega-corporations – Fox, NBC, CBS, CNN – the list goes on. Have you ever looked at NBC’s logo? It is, in a word, simple. Six tear-drop shapes, with the points all converging in on a center. The points follow this color scheme: Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Blue, Green. It is a clean, appealing design – one that holds no significance other than that which has been assig...

July 3, 2018

           The writing center, just like any other device of education in this day and age, functions on the foundations laid by academia. Academia, of course, is a rather unfortunately corrupt system that has its roots in patriarchy, sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. I wonder if the fact that as I am writing this there is a red squiggly line under the words 'ableism' and ‘ableist’ only further illustrates my point....

July 3, 2018

           The concept of code-switching has long been of interest to me, both educationally as well as intellectually. Code-switching, or the ability shift between different modes or discourses of dialects and languages, is a learned skill that becomes innate for many of us as we grow older. Code-switching is also a skill that becomes vital for social survival, to that point that code-switching from atmosphere to atmosphere,...

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