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Here are my keys, Dr. Jerz

“Here are my keys, Dr. Jerz. I think I will miss these most of all. Thank you for everything that doesn’t fit in an envelope. Thank you for being my teacher, and friend.” –Amanda CochranHere are my keys, Dr. Jerz (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) This was a difficult good-bye. I’ve gotten to know many fantastic students here at SHU, but Amanda is the first freshman I have seen all the way through…

I Demand Justice-Themed TV Dramas

We need a return to the core values of social responsibility. We must unite our voices and demand that society’s wrongs be righted, before our priorities as a people are forgotten forever. I speak of nothing less than the need for justice, and I demand justice-themed TV action-adventure dramas–not two seasons from now, not three seasons from now, but this fall! What do I want? JUSTICE! When do I want…

Rapper finds inspiration in Chaucer

There are remarkable parallels between “The Canterbury Tales” and modern rap, Brinkman said at Wellesley College during a recent stop on his tour of high schools and colleges across the eastern United States and Puerto Rico. “Chaucer and rap are both performance-based and they’re both battles of words where your proficiency gets you by,” said Brinkman, whose master’s thesis compared the two. [..] Brinkman performs the “Pardoner’s Tale,” the “Miller’s…