Remember kids, …

Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.

-Adam Savage

As requested by Dr. Preston, i decided to do a quick recap of how and what the Destructive Therapy Group is working on.

Last Sunday after several weeks of basic experimentation and planning was our first large scale destruction day. Watermelons were mutilated and apples turned into apple sauce. And by the end of those two plus hours freshly spewed tomato sauce (courtesy of a tennis racket) was strewn along the road in some back alley. Some simple street fireworks deliberately placed in the carcass of a long lost pumpkin and the small cloud that comes only from dry ice and water set the stage for our grand exit. 

Oh senior year stress, you have been warned! 


Declutter Your Prose: Three Phrases to Avoid in Your Posts

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On The Daily Post, we want to help you improve your writing and offer concrete advice to craft clear, crisp prose. As an editor on, I read many, many posts each day on our platform; it’s worth pointing out words and sentences that might detract from your writing.

Here are three ways to copy edit your writing and declutter your prose:

1. In this post, I will explain . . .

When we draft posts, we naturally dump our inner monologues onto the page. And that’s good — that’s the beauty of free writing and cranking out first drafts: we have material we can later rework, cut, and move around.

Before you hit “Publish,” scan your intro for phrases like “In this post, I will explain…” or “Today, I will write about…” and similar phrases. In your drafting process, just let go and type. But when you’re…

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TPCASST Analysis:

The Dictators-Pablo Neruda


The Dictators-Because I already have a background in Pablo Neruda’s poems I learned of his distaste for dictatorships. (but interestingly enough a general admiration of communism, even running for office under the communist party.)


The biggest clue as to what this poem means is the word “Vendetta” at the end of the last stanza. Vendetta means simply, a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.








By the end of the poem we have a deeper understanding of why the title was picked. Although dictator, or government is not mentioned directly one time in the poem just from subtle undertones we see the distaste and even disgust that Neruda has. And by naming the poem the Dictators, we can assume that “The Dictators” is not a positive title.