The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

My teammates and I just finished reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a novel that centers around a woman whose cells were taken from her nonconsensually. Henrietta Lacks was a black woman living in 1950s Virginia, when she developed cervical cancer. At the same time, Dr. George Gey was seeking cellsContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

An Argument Against Plastic

Welcome to my first “Saving the Environment” post! Check out this argument paper I submitted to the Nation Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2020 writing competition. In it I outline the many detrimental effects that the plastic industry has on both the environment and human health. The Plastic Crisis Plastic is perhaps the mostContinue reading “An Argument Against Plastic”

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