Category Archives: My Opinion on…Stuff

Thank You Mr. Mandela

In my rush to write about the fake interpreter yesterday, I failed to express my gratitude for a great man. He truly was a symbol to the world that oppression will not last. I think of Nelson Mandela as more than … Continue reading

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Mandela Memorial Interpreter: The Same Old Oppression

I figure I should make my opinion known while the earth’s eyes are open to the Deaf world for a moment. A fake interpreter reveals a deeper, darker problem in the world at large: Deaf are still oppressed.

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The Life Cycle of an ASL Student

You’ve discovered the magic of ASL. You’re the teacher’s pet in your class. You watch ASL videos on YouTube like a fiend. You even go to an occasional Deaf event.            (Well, no one said you … Continue reading

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Why Companies Should Hire History Majors

We all know undergraduates with history majors are very unlikely to get employment. Forbes says history is one of the top 10 worst undergrad majors to get. Yet, we still choose history: our favorite subject, our love, our passion; and quietly … Continue reading

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Things that happen only to Deaf people

This morning I found this article by Lexington School for the Deaf, cracked up, and instantly pressed it to Bring Me That Horizon. Enjoy!

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INDIA: The Land of Extremes

New Delhi, India [From Journal 3/14/2012] “We’re in Delhi right now! I’m sitting on an Indian train and definitely having a once in a lifetime experience. The seats are old and slightly corroded. The windows yellow with age and dirt. … Continue reading

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5 Best Books About Deaf Culture

No clue how to get my vast list of books on Deaf Culture down to 5…so I foresee a “List #2” in the near future.  Anyways the point is, as a member of the Deaf community and an avid reader, … Continue reading

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Voting: A Privilege of Only 4% in All of World History

Like most of you, I am nervous about the 2012 election and the future of our nation.  HOWEVER, I am proud to live in a country that even if the vote is as near 50/50 as you can get, there … Continue reading

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4 Counter Arguments to Toys “R” Us Cochlear Implant Letter

Yet again, oralism and Deaf culture butt heads.  This is not a new issue or an issue that has ever been close to being resolved.  I would typically not touch this topic, however I read a letter by Cochlear Implant … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Deaf Cherish ASL

Throughout my life many people have asked me why Deaf cherish ASL as much as they do.  In light of recent events concerning Mayor Bloomberg’s interpreter Lydia Callis and the Chelsea Handler fiasco, I have decided to write a list … Continue reading

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