Against all odds

Like the last droplets of waterin a lake drying from the drought,I evaporate into the skyleaving behind me a crust of salt,signifying that I used to be,and no man-made efforts to cool the Earthcould help me. Like the feet of a desert dwellerbetrayed by his instincts,cut and slashed, as he lost his way,I grow new … More Against all odds

The Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Analyzing Legal Aspects of Cyber Espionage in International Law

POL 305 – Public International Law: Research Paper By Alyazya Alkhazraji and Yuvika Bhatia Written in 2018 The context, activities, and area of espionage are extensive. It can be conducted either through hiring spies, people that secretly gather information from within a country or organization or through an impermissible entry or hacking of technological infrastructures of … More The Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Analyzing Legal Aspects of Cyber Espionage in International Law

Disorientated

What is this overwhelming heaviness on my chest? Why won’t my mind lay to rest? Seconds are often too long. People talk, but I’m all alone. Why does everything feel so wrong?Am I a passerby? Do I have a place in this world? I clasp my hands and try to feel the breeze. I’m in … More Disorientated

A letter to you

I wish I had it in me to let you knowthat all of this is just for show.Don’t believe the things I say’cause I walk between the cracks on the floorto avoid lying while holding the truth. Your arms imprison me. I never want to escape your embrace.Your warmth is comforting. You hold me close, … More A letter to you

In an ideal world

In an ideal world, I’d live alone. Perhaps, I’d share a small home with a few people I choose to know, and we’d live together in the afterglow.   In an ideal world, they’d be no fools, who’d kill over earthly jewels, no men of pride and soulless tools, no vengeance or staggering rules.   … More In an ideal world

Jaded

I miss you a lot, and it hurts a lot more ’cause I’m missing someone I never got to know. All I can think of is how it ended up this way, and I can still hear you say, “I’m falling for you.” I wonder what these words meant to you cause my heart was skipping … More Jaded

Castle of Otranto: Matilda’s Preventable Death

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response Horace Walpole’s published the first Gothic novel, “Castle of Otranto,” in 1764. “Castle of Otranto” is a dramatic and dark novel featuring several elements such as heroines, supernatural occurrences, and extreme weather. Most importantly, it reflects the role and treatment of women in the 18th century. The plot of … More Castle of Otranto: Matilda’s Preventable Death