Author Archives: Vincent Cummings

BioShock 1-Revisiting the Horror.

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game series created by Irrational Games and published by 2k Games.  When it was first released in 2007, it became one of the most innovative video games to be created. You are a survivor of a plane crash in the middle of the ocean. Rising from a sea is […]
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Reading Should Not Lose Its Magic.

When reading is enjoyable more information can be obtained from it; as a result, the reader is rewarded from the experience. I have noticed through teaching that students need to like what they read to get more out of it; I can relate. The word “relate” is key, because when a reader – kid or […]
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Keep up the Good Fight.

It is essential people to stay informed and fight for social rights everyday – fighting bigotry, discrimination, and oppression; this is the only way for society to grow and not remain stagnant and even more divided. I care because people who are close to me have to face bigotry daily, and individuals shouldn’t be treated […]
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Hug the World, the World will Hug Back.

Awkward as it may be, I will hug this world a long time, squeeze it tighter than it could ever imagine, and the hugs will return in the septillions – love, tolerance, and understanding. This world needs more hugging, needs to be hugged up. A universal hug seems far away, like trying to hug someone […]
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God of War: Review

I’m a fan of fleshed-out characters and well-thought out stories from books and film. The video game God of War is no exception. God of War is a video game series created by David Jaffe at Sony’s studio in Santa Monica. The game follows protagonist Kratos, a survivor of Spartans, who hacks and slashes his […]
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Phillip Roth

  Readers recently lost a legend in Phillip Roth. Though he passed away, his ideas live throughout the wonderful stories he wrote. I was introduced to Phillip Roth when  earning my Masters in English Literature. The assigned novella was Goodbye Columbus, but included five additional short stories. After I read the book I begin searching […]
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Venturing Southern Utah Solo.

Three things I gained from my solo-trip to southern Utah- I am not alone, because I will meet at least a few people/friends along the way, I can travel alone or with company and have someone to share my experience with, and deserts are windy and beautiful. Recently, I had a trip to Zion National Park, Bryce […]
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Book Review: “The Stand”

  I finally got around to reading The Stand, and I am glad I did. There are many protagonists and/or antagonists who have a point of view in this apocalyptic quest for survival, answers, relief, satisfaction, and redemption. The Stand was originally published in 1978, events that occur in the novel may be much in question; however, today […]
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The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book Series Review

The protagonist in The Dark Elf Trilogy, Drizzt Do’urden, is a character whose actions lead him to make critical decisions, such as leaving his home after being betrayed by his people. If one ever wanted to pretend to be a dark elf, he/she can become Drizzt…well except for the sword-wielding, and magical panther conjuring, dark elf he […]
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Belated International Women’s Day!

I meant to have this posted on International Women’s Day, but editing and work prolonged it. Why can’t this holiday be recognized and celebrated every day? The first hero would be my mother. She helped raise me, despite challenges, and she loved me unconditionally. I have learned to appreciate all she did for me even […]
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