Representations in “He Named Me Malala”

MCM475 – Critical Analysis of Mass Media: Assignment “He Named Me Malala,” 2015, is a documentary directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim based on the biography “I Am Malala.” It provides insight into the life of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by a masked Taliban gunman in 2012 after demanding women’s rights to education. … More Representations in “He Named Me Malala”

The Role of Ideas in the Algerian War

POL 307 – Wars, Conflict & Diplomacy: Assignment During the Algerian conflict, anti-colonial ideas impacted French public opinion, leading to events that may not have taken place in the absence of them. Colonial ideas once dominated the French; however, as moral questions regarding the colonial regime began to rise, domestic public opinion gradually changed. Attitudes … More The Role of Ideas in the Algerian War

Faded

Literary Journalism Assignment: A Non-Fiction Vignette Something wakes her up again. Days passed by since she last ate and she must’ve been hallucinating because she heard a voice calling her from the guest bathroom. Fully alert, Ally carries herself out of bed and drags her weight through the darkness in search of the doorknob. Once out, she … More Faded

The Introvert

Literary Journalism Exercise Sarah is only 23. She spent the last few years doing the things she loves, confined in her cocoon, away from people. Today, she opens her eyes to a different perspective. Embedded in her routine, she drags herself out of bed to grab some breakfast before the semester starts. On her way … More The Introvert

My Introduction

I wrote this for my writing class in Freshman year. I was born in the summer of ‘96 in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Being a quirky, cheeky, and deceptive child, I was adored by adults, who brushed off my friends’ complains about my devilish ways. I had many visions for … More My Introduction

Brief: Moral Responsibility

In order to be legally and morally responsible for your behavior, you must have intentionally performed your action whilst knowing the difference between right and wrong. For this very reason, there are distinct consequences for the many people and circumstances. It differentiates between murder and manslaughter. Judges have to make judgments about whether children are … More Brief: Moral Responsibility

Particularists & Generalists in Moral Dilemmas

  We don’t have to be able to define morality to be faced with moral dilemmas, but for the sake of knowledge, I’ll define it. Simply put it’s “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.” A moral dilemma exists when there’s conflict between at least two good traits. Let’s say someone asks … More Particularists & Generalists in Moral Dilemmas

Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Social, Psychological, and Health Impacts

Child marriage: a devious act and a human rights violation. Sub-Saharan Africa is yet another place where girls struggle for their survival. It has one the lowest ages of marriage in the world; men marry girls as young as 9-years-old. Certainly, rates have been slowly declining overall; however, they remain high in countries such as … More Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Social, Psychological, and Health Impacts

The Necessity of Legalising Abortion

Governments usually prohibit abortion for reasons based on religious beliefs and the social construction of the country, which tend to reject women’s rights altogether. Ideally, women should have control over their bodies and reproductive systems, including the right to have an abortion; otherwise, they will seek unsafe abortions that put their lives at risk. Unsafe Abortions … More The Necessity of Legalising Abortion