Great Ways to Pass SAT

Abstruse – adj. – difficult to understand, obscure. Acquiesce – v. – agree passively, assent. Affirmation – n. – positive assertion, solemn pledge. Aesthetic – adj. – artistic, capable of appreciating beauty. Agglomeration – n. – collection, heap. Anomalous – adj. – abnormal, irregular. Antithesis – n. – contrast, opposite. Ascendancy – n. – controlling […]


In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the protagonist, Price Hamlet, uses several ways to defend himself against his oedipal desires, his animosity towards his uncle, as well as his own inner conflict . Hamlet’s hatred towards Claudius stems from two crimes committed; Claudius’ murder of his brother and his incest with Hamlet’s mother. Because […]


Tattooing has been around much longer than most people think. Most people envision natives, with tribal tattoos, or sleazy parlors on the wrong side of the tracks filled with bikers and sailors, but that’s not even close to where it started. Scientists found a man, “the ice man”, said to be the oldest man ever […]

Donald McKay

During the 1840’s and 1850’s America experienced its golden age in shipping and sailing.1 At the front of this era was Donald McKay whose innovative ship designs lead to the numerous sea speed records, some of which stand today. For most of the early 19th century American ship building consisted of merchant and cargo ships. […]

I in the Mind

PL 120: Philosophy of Human Nature3/1/04I in the MindI. Introduction“I think, therefore I am” (Abel, 194). At first glance this statementcould be passed over; yet it is the idea that it poses that has led it tobe the most debated of Philosophy’s many questions. After muchdeliberation, Rene Descartes came to the conclusion that “I am, […]

Hippie culture

The Hippie CultureMany generations have come and gone, and many have made an impact on American life. The Sixties were definitely one of those generations that left its mark in history. The people of this generation didn’t follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture, which was their very own […]

Gatbys Symbols

Searching for Symbolism -HS1. The valley of ashes represents a modern world, which, like a grotesque hell created by the industry of factories and trains and has polluted America with its waste. The valley symbolizes a world whose inhabitants are so spiritually lost they, like Myrtle, begin to worship money and wealth. The frontier promise […]

Dan Kennedy

Throughout my life, music has always been a major influence. It has the power to change my mood when I’m feeling down, but the thing I find most intriguing about music is that it doesn’t always end up improving your mood: like all forms of art, it imitates life, which is not always portrayed in […]