“Hide and Seek”

America has been the birth place of some of the best inventions of all time such as cell phones, the Internet, airplanes, television, etc., however, the most influential creation from the US is a little game called “hide and seek.” Merriam-Webster defines hide and seek as “a children’s game in which everyone hides from one player who tries to find them” (Merriam-Webster). How can a children’s game be one of the most influential inventions in the history of the US? Continue reading AMERICA: HOME OF HIDE AND SEEK // CAMERON AKHAVAN


Food Perception // Lillian F.


Anything food related usually excites our senses and our tummies. Recently while watching Hell’s Kitchen -a cooking competition hosted by Gordon Ramsey- the contestants had a challenge where they were blindfolded with earmuffs. The contestants then had to try different bites of food and determine what the food was. With easy items like cheddar cheese, chicken, and green beans. I thought it would be easy for them to guess. It turned out I was wrong, and some contestants only got 1 of 4 items right. As I kept watching, I wondered what affects our tastes, and how our senses help us distinguish what we are eating.

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Starved Rats: a reflection on agency by Morgan Todd

I have to be honest here: when I signed up for Creative Thinking and Writing, I had hoped it would be a fiction writing class. Writing fiction had always been my passion, and I’ve always wanted to take a class in it at college. I was very impressed by the credentials of Santa Clara University in this regard. After all, this was the alma mater of The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini, was it not? Continue reading Starved Rats: a reflection on agency by Morgan Todd

10 Feet Below Stardom//Kirsten Brondial

What started out as a joke slowly turned into a sad reality. “10 feet below stardom” became our running joke during my college production of In The Heights, since we were literally ten feet below the action happening on stage. I was a pit singer for the production, so what this meant was that I along with four other students sat down in costume rentals singing to help give the production more vocal power and energy.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Is Being Happy a Fad?

Those who have already experienced college will tell you that your college experience will be the most fun four years of your life. However, this common tag line comes with the follow up statement that even though they are the most fun years, they are also the fastest years and the experience will fly by.Enjoy Every Second

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The Business of Business

Michael Katira

What are the stereotypes that people of have on the business society today? They make a lot of money, they are greedy, and they only look out for what makes them more money and makes their revenue stream strong. Throughout my freshman year at Santa Clara University, I’ve had the privilege to analyze my future profession and the society that I will be a part of one day. While it does supply a stable future for you and your family, there is nothing perfect about the corporate society. In CTW 1, I researched on how compassion was non-existent in the business world. I came to the conclusion that while compassion exists outside the office; it fails to make a presence inside the boardroom. In CTW 2, my focus shifted from corporations to small businesses and how the DIY philosophy affects that society positively. With a little help from my business ethics class, I can pinpoint why business ethics is seen as unethical.  Continue reading The Business of Business

To Go Beyond // Rachel Duhe

The first task assigned in my first English course at Santa Clara University was to define what it means to be human.  Beyond varying physical features within our own species, our class made a general consensus that we, humans, are superior creatures, not because of our physical differences to that of other animals, but because of our higher intellectual capacities and psychological complexities.  We are superior beings because we can critically analyze our world.  We can combine our knowledge, experience, and emotion in order to make ethical decisions.  However, the next question I pose is “do we?”  Do we actually analyze our actions through moral lenses and change our ways when flaws are apparent?  Too often we do not. Continue reading To Go Beyond // Rachel Duhe

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