You find yourself frozen to the spot, locked with your back to the ground, face to the warm orange glow of the setting sun. As you lie, the fallen around you remain petrified in place as others crash down around them. As the northern winds begins to fly, those yet to come to rest are […]

Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO’s, are plants, animals or other living organisms that have had their genes, chromosomes, or DNA altered in order to add or remove certain characteristics. This could include adding a gene to apples that gives it immunity to a certain disease, or a strand of DNA to a cow that increases […]

Dating back to the 18th century, the English National Anthem was a patriotic song, originally used during the reign of George II, and titled ‘God Save the King’. It has now been officially chosen as the National Anthem of England, and has been adapted based on the current monarch, which is currently the Queen of […]

Reading Response #6: Destiny 2   In the video game ‘Destiny 2’ written by Jason Harris, you play as a Guardian, a defender of the Last City of Earth several centuries after our modern time. During an invasion by the Red Legion, the Last City is left occupied by hostile forces, and most Guardians have […]

The film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, directed by Christopher Nolan, is set in the dystopian city of Gotham, where crime runs rampant and unchallenged. Other than the failing Gotham City Police Department, the citizens of Gotham’s only hope is the masked vigilante known as the ‘Batman’. Batman has saved Gotham on two separate occasions, both […]

The novel ‘The Four Legendary Kingdoms’ by Matthew Reily follows the actions of Jack West Jr, a world-renowned adventurer, during his daring escape from the Underworld and its ruler, Hades. During his escape, he crosses paths with the hero of another of Matthew Reilly’s series, US Force Reconnaissance Marine Shane ‘Scarecrow’ Schofield. However, despise the […]

The novel “Earthfall Redemption” by Mark Walden tells the story of a group of survivors of an alien invasion. All but a fraction of humanity has been enslaved by the invaders, but along with the father of one of the survivors, who turns out to be not quite human, the survivors manage to repel the […]

  “Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy   The novel “Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy focuses on the power play between the US and China, which includes the use of espionage, hacking and the potential escalation into an all-out nuclear war. With the potential instability of the modern political landscape, from Trump and his administration’s reckless […]

Hello and welcome to your personal online journal. This platform has been created to enhance and enrich your learning at Mount Aspiring College. Its purpose is to provide you with an audience for your work (or work-in-progress) and you have the choice (by altering the ‘visibility’ of your posts) of whether your work on here […]