1. How does the role of the presidency pertain to international events and communications between nations? what are all of the other implications of the presidency in terms of international events or peacekeeping? In addition to this, how did these interactions start and what are the rules if any?
  2. Hello, my name is Delaney, I was born and raised in Fairbanks Alaska but have spent the last year in Hilo Hawaii on exchange at the university. I am majoring in anthropology with a minor in political science and will be graduating in the spring with my BA. My biggest interest is in international organizations and peacekeeping efforts. I hope to be able to work internationally with organizations like UNESCO  to preserve world heritage  sights.

I write for some of the same reasons as Orwell. I have a story and people need to hear it. I don't want my story to be considered an art."When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art’. I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing." (Orwell, Why I write) I am writing for justice to be served. However I want to be creative, literal, and political all at once. Yet, as a comedian I feel the need to humor and entertain with extreme sarcasm, parody, rhetoric, mockery, and riddles even though my story is to bring out political awareness to a huge problem. I write to say all of the things I didn't know how to say during an experience, and the opportunity within it can be a strong form of redemption. I write to reimburse society with facts and truth for the times when my voice was forcefully muffled and my character was demonized and lies developed at a rapid rate . Writing is something that can expose things that don't always get physically witnessed or caught on camera. Writing also educates or influences the reader. I admire and have disdain for these traits because the experience depends upon the author's agenda and purpose. Miseducation, foul moral propaganda, hate speech, unjust laws, and lies all gain a serious lifeform and spread like cancer once they have been written and distributed into our society. The justifications are written to protect the original thesis from those who may hesitate to agree.   I write to combat these forces and circumstances. Words are weapons, they can attack directly, indirectly, with demographic targets, persuasion, and indoctrinate the minds of our impressionable youth. So much can happen with writing. I feel my ultimate purpose is to share a story with readers   who may have or haven't experienced the same life journeys as me. I want to invoke memory for those who can relate and education for those who have no idea on the subject matter . When I do this I want them to get a   strong sense of who I really am and what really happened and how it affected me as a human being. I want to have the adoption of   some of my favorite authors. James Patterson's chapter flow ability, Triple Crown's urban realism, the shock and horror of Stephen King, and the comedy of Tim Dorsey, all rolled up into a masterpiece of my own design. I write to add an intellectual thought into a multidimensional situation, essentially throwing in my 2 cents. I also write because my mom birthed me in a hospital, got me a birth certificate and probably read somewhere that it just had to happen. I write to offer a   challenge to old ideas and inform others on popular misconceptions in our communities and societies.

“Cathedral' By Raymond Carver is a very good and different story from the others that I have read. It doesn’t have any action or any other way to grab my attention. At first it seemed a little bland and he’s had a weird way of writing things. The characters’ constant repeating themselves when they talked I thought was a great weakness of the story. For me there was no need for it. I understated that that was supposed to be the way they talked back then, but it seemed to be very unrealistic. Also, I feel that “Cathedral' didn’t have a good plot. The story didn’t have enough conflict.

The voice and the way that the writer did the character voice was super. When reading it, I feel like I was actually in the room with them listening and engaging with them. The detail was there and the way he wrote their point of view was very well done. It did have the main character overcoming his prejudice and dislike of the blind man and learning how to relate to him. I think it was a really good to see the main character overcome his dislike of the old man and that was done very well. I liked the way that he seemed to not want anything to do with the man and how he extremely disliked him in the beginning. Through the night Raymond brought the two closer through a plausible and relatable encounter. It really helped me be able to look back over my life and, “I have been there. I can relate to that.'

I also enjoyed the depth and detail that the writer seamed to put in to focusing on the relationship between the blind man and the wife. I feel that he made it relatable for both genders, where they could go, “I have a friend like that and now I know why my significant other doesn’t like him or her very much.' The whole relationship between the wife and the blind man and the prejudice of the husband really made the story stand out in my mind as a possible read.

Now while the story was well written and had a very good voice too, the thing that bothers me the most was that it as a snap shot of one moment of the guy’s life. Though it was very well written I feel that it failed in its ability to become more than just an interesting read. It would have been nice to see what happened the next day or even is the husband and the blind man stayed in contact after his visit. I would also like to know how this experience changed the husband’s life. Although already relatable, I would have liked to see the use of a name. It would add that much to the story. All in all, I think the story was very well written with lots of detail and good characters but it had a few glaring points that I feel could easily been fixed.


Hi! My name is Astagar. I know my name is really bad but I didn’t name it. My aunt named me. I am going on a quest to save the world. There is many dangers and evils around the world. I feel that it is my duty to stop them. Below where I live are miles of caverns and things that go bump in the night. I understand if you’re concerned about your safety, I can assure you that I am a well trained in the arts of self-defense. Unfortunately that is all I’m versed in so that if you have any useful skills to impart on me I would be grateful.

I am a well-endowed explorer who enjoys getting into trouble that I can get out of. Lol. I have traveled half of the world and I would enjoy to travel the rest of the world. I live in a city of different people and things. My current residence is in the freedom district. I train with my brothers-in-arms for about three hours a day, then promptly go get into trouble with my friend.

What I am doing with my life?

I am trying to rid the world of the tyrants of slavery and oppression. And that starts in the basement of my city.

What am I good at?

I hit the enemy so hard that their ancestors feel it. I get the deep dark secrets that the light wasn’t meant to find. I run really fast, dodging arrows and exploring the deep dark abyss of lightless “gods'.

Six things I couldn’t live without:

My battle ax

My friends

My aunt

The wisdom that I have gained over the years


My wings

What people first notice about me:

My shoulder length golden hair

I am looking for somebody who loves adventure and mischief and who can get themselves out of trouble and is not afraid to upset deities and very wealthy people.

You should message me if you’re looking adventure in the lightless depths and lots of loot. If you want good companionship and enjoy killing monsters, then you can find me in the tavern called “Freedoms man'. Just look for the golden hunk telling the most outrageous tales. I hope to see you soon and we can start on our quest. Oh did I mention there’s a quest involved?