Lauren Kovarna replied to Tyler Loew's discussion I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
"How might our understanding of microorganisms change if we as a society were more knowledgable about the positive effects of bacteria?"
Monday
Lauren Kovarna replied to Maya Haukap's discussion Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
"How might Clay and Mr. Penumbra's relationship evolve as they continue to work on decoding the Waybacklist?"
Monday
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
“In due course we had to understand how to retain the rigour of old-style lexicography, and yet how to harness the power of the new information networks which were then just hidden from us below the horizon” (64). I read an anonymous quote when I wa…
Mar 17
Lauren Kovarna replied to Lauren Kovarna's discussion The Devil in the White City
"“The fair was so perfect, its grace and beauty like an assurance that for as long as it lasted nothing truly bad could happen to anyone, anywhere” (289).


When looking around at a place as large as the Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893, you see hundre…"
Nov 18, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to Maya Haukap's discussion The Night of the Gun
"How can Carr's story help those of us who don't understand what addiction does first hand?"
Oct 26, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to Ashley Feauto's discussion Girls and Sex
"How does rape culture connect with the hook up culture at college campuses?"
Oct 25, 2016
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
"A reporter asked Major McClaughry whether the fair really would attract the criminal element. He paused a moment, then said, “I think it quite necessary that the authorities here should be prepared to meet and deal with the greatest congregation of…
Oct 25, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to Lauren Kovarna's discussion The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks
"“Bobbette excused herself and ran home, bursting through the screen door into the kitchen, yelling for Lawrence, "Part of your mother, it's alive!" Lawrence called his father to tell him what Bobbette had heard, and Day didn't know what to think. "H…"
Oct 5, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to Ashley Feauto's discussion The Psychopath Test
"How might a psychopath be looked at in a society where mental illness is perceived as normal and common?"
Sep 19, 2016
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
"I started imagining her sitting in her bathroom painting those toenails, and it hit me for the first time that those cells we'd been working with all this time and sending all over the world, they came from a live woman." (91)Mortality has always b…
Sep 19, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to Nyabuay.Ruach's discussion Nya's song of the day
"This was an interesting perspective as usually we hear the rant about men from a woman's view, but this time it was basically this guy calling out all these guys, but even more than that, basically calling this girl dumb for not knowing better. It h…"
May 26, 2016
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
I had a different song planned out that I was going to do for Song of the Day, but I heard this song recently and thought it fit well into what we talked about this past semester pretty well. The lyrics, “You're just a junkie craving one more plasti…
May 24, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to William Polking's discussion Pleasantville response
"I’ve never really thought about who runs the script because I’m not religious whatsoever, so I can’t really imagine a God up there pulling the strings like we are marionette puppets. I don’t really think anyone is writing the script and planning eve…"
May 20, 2016
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
The older generation of the United States has found one topic that they can all agree upon: the devastating state our generation is in. To be a millennial you must be born around the year 2000 and apparently be struggling for success, not competitiv…
May 6, 2016
Lauren Kovarna replied to William Polking's discussion Truman Show response
"We never know what we don't have, so in the case of Truman, he thought this was it for him and that's what many of us think. Many don't go deeper than what is expected of us which is to go to college, get a job, get married, have kids, grow old, die…"
May 5, 2016
Lauren Kovarna posted a discussion
This may be my second post about Beyonce, but do you blame me? The most recent news from Beyonce is her shocking reveal of her newest visual album. Remember that this isn't the first time she has released an album without any media promotion, but th…
Apr 27, 2016
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