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About modernaugustan

Classics major at Carleton University - fan of liquor, travel, and of people and empires long dead.

CUSA Needs to be Better – and Ruth Lau MacDonald is that Better

Last night was a new low-point for political discourse at Carleton University. What began as a slogan-shouting match between the two slates, One Carleton and Change, devolved into a hostile situation during the open questions period for the VPI (Vice-President … Continue reading

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Thank you, Leonard Cohen.

Edit, 11/11/16: It has come to light that Leonard Cohen passed away on November 7th, with his passing only being officially announced on the 10th. This information was not apparent at the time of writing. I’ve decided to keep the … Continue reading

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Zorro is the Movie that Taught me how to Hate

The year is 2005, and an 11 year-old Chris went to see a movie with his mom and step-dad. At this point in my life, I can barely remember not liking a movie. Now I had seen many terrible movies … Continue reading

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On Coming Out

Today marks six years since I came out the world (which at the time was the around 200-250 people I was friends with on Facebook) as Bisexual. I’ve spent a lot of today reflecting on the previous six years of … Continue reading

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Extra History, Crash Course, and the Importance of Online Education Initiatives

Disclaimer: While I do not have any financial stake in either of these projects, I do support them both on Patreon. As I hope to argue, I feel that both of these projects are critical to the future of education, … Continue reading

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We Always Have a Story – the Power of the Penultimate in Bojack Horseman

Spoilers for the most recent season of Bojack Horseman ahead!

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The Merits of New Media in Academia – a response to “I’m a Serious Academic, not a professional Instagrammer”

Recently, the Guardian published this piece bemoaning the growing importance of social media in the academic experience, and while I did throw in a quick quip on Twitter, I felt compelled to write a longer response, in the form of … Continue reading

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