Hoco Eve

  Last week was a busy week for a lot of us because of midterms and Homecoming. It was hard for me to find the right story for this comic since I was so overwhelmed with my schedule and could not think of a specific moment that was funny or especially meaningful. The Residence Hall […]

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Essentials

  List of items: laptop notebook binder (for Bio and Chem) Animal Liberation (for CPLT190) S’well bottle (a Christmas gift from my friend) pencil pouch  clicker (for my QTM class; it stays in my bag all the time b/c I’m afraid of forgetting it) hand cream (the light fragrance makes me happy :)) journal/planner (so I […]

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Old McDonald Had a Farm

The assignment was fairly challenging, because it requires some ironic, playful storytelling. I was not certain about how to reduce the content while presenting a meaningful message. I thought of a book named Animal Liberation by Peter Singer while creating this triptych. I was introduced to the book through my comparative literature class, and the book […]

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Reflection on Tracing Maus

This assignment allowed me to look at different panels in a more specific and detailed way and understand how each panel contributes to the purpose of the book as a whole. Through tracing, I was able to notice the facial expressions of the characters and better understand their response within the context. The five choices […]

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Sisters of Justice

Honoring the underrepresented and misrepresented, the documentary Yours in Sisterhood exposes cases of prejudice, suppression, and violence that women had to face in the 70s. It presents to its audience a bold exploration of the female self-actualization and empowerment in our society, encouraging people today to seek justice and independence. The format of the documentary is […]

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Dancing to Fall

  It was around 10:30PM. On my way back to Alabama Hall, I saw leaves falling from the trees around the building. A bundle of leaves pirouetted down a spiral of breeze, spinning and jumping through the air like a ballerina. They landed lightly on the ground next to my feet. I reached down and […]

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Visualizing Contemporary Environmentalism

This visual note is created based on my reflection on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which is a book I’ve been reading for my Comparative Literature class. The class focuses on the ecological movement and the animal rights movement in the contemporary world. I chose this particular class, because it contains some fascinating arguments related to philosophy, […]

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About My Avatar

Hello! Welcome to my blog! 🙂 My name is Qiao Jiao, and I’m currently a freshman at Emory University. My name Qiao is pronounced “Ciao,” which sounds exactly like the Italian “Hello.” (And I speak zero Italian.) Here’s a fun fact: in Chinese, the word Qiao means bridge, which basically symbolizes communication and connection. I […]

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