What Makes an American?: A 4th of July Retrospective

Was it the beautiful works of political philosophy written by Jefferson, Adams, and Hamilton that I read throughout my time majoring in political science? Could it be listening to Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton soundtrack on repeat for four days in a row leaving me with a perfect knowledge of every word to every song in the show? Both are excellent possibilities. Continue reading What Makes an American?: A 4th of July Retrospective

The Importance of Parenthood in Avengers: Age of Ultron

While watching the movie in early May with my father and younger brother, I noticed how

the character Hawkeye was used to explore the importance of parents in providing a stable

family life and applied that theme to the Avengers, a group of adults who (all except Hawkeye)

have “daddy issues” of their own. Continue reading The Importance of Parenthood in Avengers: Age of Ultron