Author Archives: Anna Pethel

Analyzing Pages: I Think I Can, I Think I Can!

What would an American childhood be without “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!” as a motivator in hard situations? Watty Piper’s The Little Engine That Could has become a classic for young children when they … Continue reading

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Working Together by Breaking It Apart

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The Hero-Millennials of Atlanta

This article from Atlanta Magazine, titled “Make Way for Atlanta’s Millennials” by Feifei Sun, is about how millennials in Atlanta have made drastic changes and improvements to the city. She credits this to their striking creativity and unique motivation. (Photo … Continue reading

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Sculpting Our Minds to Become Adults

Brooks, David. “How Adulthood Happens.” The New York Times, vol. 164, no. 56895, 12  June 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/opinion/david-brooks-how- adulthood-happens.html?_r=0, p. 27. Brooks begins by claiming that in our society, we do not have a certain event that serves as our rite of … Continue reading

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Dreams vs. Reality: Drawing the Line Between Youth and Adulthood

When I was growing up, I dreamed of becoming a mother and an architect. I envisioned myself as a woman dressing and playing with my children instead of plastic dolls; I anticipated a day when I could design real houses … Continue reading

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