Some Sentences I Admire

Shannon Brown: The original focus for the documentary was to commemorate the death of a human, but as she peeled back the layers of lies she discovered that the real story was how we have created the killer.

Kody Clark: The society in Bradbury’s novel has devolved to new savagery, a fully censored society that has no point but to provide the people with instant satisfaction.

Lindsey Cohen: I am standing on the knot in a tug-of-war game.

Cassidy Crawford: How can you defy society’s beauty standards if you cast a woman who is a professional actress, educated and former spokesperson for multiple beauty and cosmetic companies, and has previously modeled before—a woman who meets each and every unrealistic standard of society’s so-called perfection?

Sarah Ripley Forsyth: My interpretation of her idea of capitalism revolves around her references to “the men of the mind.” The men of the mind are those who view work as an act of philosophy, productive efforts as a standard means of their moral values.

Kaylynn Hanna: What is important to me while I read the books is not whether Severus Snape said something “maliciously” or “spitefully” but rather the story line, and the fact that even though I know the story line by heart, when I get to a particularly exciting part, my heart still races and I read the pages with ferocious speed, unable to wait for the outcome. In actuality, I believe that improving the level of writing would most likely have lessened the book’s appeal.

Jihad Holmes: To conclude, when you sit down and read a poem, some thinking must be done.

Alexandria Miller: I taught myself to read in Kindergarten and tried to gain a new personal record every summer for the amount of books I read. My personal record currently rests at 105 books in one summer. I was ten.

Marissa Norris: The governess is in a constant battle for a sense of self belonging; she fits in nowhere, not with the wealthy house owners, not with the lower class servants.

Jaclyn Romano: They are playing way too safely and need to take a bigger “risk” (I put quotes around the word risk because it should not be considered a risk to use an everyday woman as a model) and use a representation of the many kinds of women in this world to really make a stand for body positivity.

Sofia Romero: Through mirroring, we as readers are able to witness the ways in which the characters and Shelley struggled with their imperfections.

Rachel Rosen: Standing naked in a body of water during her death scene, Chopin makes a connection between birth and death, creating a full cycle that the author makes feel pure and beautiful.

Justin Rosenberg: Even as reviewers tried not to like the themes, the characters, or the style of this story, it seems to be one that hooks the reader. I know it hooked me.

Caila Scarpitti: A common phenomenon that swept across the world was a lack of enjoyment for reading anything after the Harry Potter novels, a side-effect that I still suffer from (much to my book-loving mother’s dismay). If you simply Google ‘what to read after Harry Potter’ you find a plethora of articles that are practically self-help guides.

Joe Schwab: As a respondent to a message it is important to acknowledge and answer in an equally proportional manner to the original text.

Tiffany Sewell: Whether critics have used the quotation marks to suggest that the information is not factual or that the information is presented as propaganda does not change that the movie contains facts: Tilikum was an accomplice in the death of Keltie Byrne (SeaWorld of Hurt), Dawn Brancheau was a trainer at SeaWorld Orland who was killed by Tilikum on February 24, 2010 (Fox News), OSHA did sue SeaWorld Orlando after her death (Department of Labor); the list of facts continues.

Laura Statts: However, looking at the popularity of Lovecraftian plots in widely consumed media, it is obvious that his stories are as easily absorbed as Barker’s when the false mask of unfamiliar sentence structure falls away.

Casey Stum: The image of a dying sheep wrapped in a man’s arms, beaten and bloody, resonated with millions of people worldwide — or at least until their eyes lowered to the logo in the bottom right-hand corner: PETA.

Liam Sullivan: He is surprisingly more educated on the topic of religion than many of the people who follow it, “like an ex-smoker who grows to loathe the habit more than those who have not tasted nicotine” (Riddell).

Toan Tran: The battlefield in Saving Private Ryan was filled with blood, guts, bodies, body parts, flesh—just anything within the body of a human being—all over the field.