Scotland: Flights of Whimsy

November seemed to roll around early this year, and accompanying it was the St. Andrews’ Remembrance Day ceremony. Much like at Western, Remembrance Day is a solemn ceremony, and this past year St. Andrews commemorated the 100th Anniversary of World War I. A group of history students from the university are currently working on publishing…

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Who Called the Corner House Home?

As part of a classroom assignment, SASAH students were asked to research a local historical home. Students presented their findings in a number of creative ways including handmade books, newspaper articles and essays. One group (students include Haley Everitt, Jacqueline Grassi, Dessa Hayes) had the pleasure of researching the historic home of David and Ann…

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia is frequently looked upon as a concept immersed in emotion, often describing a longing for days gone by.  Nostalgia is a very personal experience as one reflects on his or her own life, yet nostalgia is also a shared cultural experience as many societies throughout history have looked back upon a ‘golden age’ of…

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The Peter Pan Complex

Dessa Hayes’ poem looks at nostalgia through the eyes of the individual, touching upon themes of childhood and the fear of growing into an adult in her title, ‘The Peter Pan Complex’:   The Peter Pan Complex When present woes torment my soul, Power chord anthems are my relief, Where teenage angst and social grief…

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Exploring the concept of memory

Jacqueline Grassi explores the concept of memory in a series of artworks. Using the transient element of flowers as a symbol for memory, Jacqueline portrays how the longer a person holds onto one’s memories, the further one grows from the root of truth. Blooming, while also fading, into embellished images of the past.

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