Author Archives : Alina Howard

The Complexity of Identity

“The concept of identity is a complex one, shaped by individual characteristics, family dynamics, historical factors and social and political contexts.” The above quote comes from “The Complexity of Identity: ‘Who Am I?’” written by Beverly Daniel Tatum. In this passage, she talks about the multiple individual characteristics (which can be interpreted into identities) we have that shape us as…

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Requiem For the Renaissance

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis Grant them eternal rest, O Lord: And may perpetual light shine upon them.   These rhythms were written by Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian poet and novelist, to commemorate the life of a friend in the late 1800s. What does his words have to do with art, poetry and remembrance? They…

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