Dystopias Today: Black Life with CoVid-19

Over the course of the semester, our class came up with several different definitions of a dystopia. After many tweaks, we came up with the following definition: Dystopia: an imaginary or real place whose inhabitants may lead a restricted and oppressive existence under some form of authority that arises as Continue reading

Proficiency Check #2

Critically analyze contemporary events. I believe that my reception of contemporary events has somewhat stayed the same. I’m still engaged with current events in the world, not just in the U.S. I think that the recent pandemic outbreak has a lot to do with that, as I’m constantly receiving more Continue reading

Dystopia U

A dystopian university is something of a paradox that I hadn’t thought about before. I’d say that Xavier doesn’t necessarily fall into this category because it’s definitely a diverse environment. The administration also does their part to help the school to adapt to on-campus changes without increasing the levels of Continue reading

Is a Purge Possible?

The Purge (2013) is a film that showcases an America contorted into a  heinous state of war for one night a year. For 364 days, the country is expected to follow laws and there is active government involvement in public safety thanks to police and other emergency services. But that Continue reading