In celebration of International Writer’s Day, the Spartacus is featuring upper school student writing across genres and grade levels. Enjoy!
Antigone’s Justification for Devotion
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, sister of Ismene, and fiance to king Creon’s son Haemon. After being exiled by Creon and subsequently buried alive in a stone cave, Antigone chooses to direct her last monologue, not to Creon or the people of Thebes, but to a higher power such as the Gods and the underworld to justify her actions one last time. In her emotional and passionate speech, she reveals that ...
Red Tainted Snow
Skiing was my dad’s resolution to our disputes. Would it solve the heartbreak or deceit? The nights spent crying over an old picture that captured the “perfect” family. When you break a vase that holds flowers, super gluing it can only do so much before it starts leaking water. Despite my prejudice against him, blood is blood. What if the vase cracks and when you go to pick it up you cut yourself,...
Finding Worth in Failure
I drowned the clay with water, but it refused to mold.
My fingers pinched into the clay, but it did not rise as I desired.
After many attempts, it remained nothing but a lump of clay.
All I wanted was to prove my worth like I said I could.
Suddenly, my determination overpowered my defeat.
The ball of clay was placed onto the wheel's center,
water droplets were sprinkled, and my fingers du...
Is artificial intelligence taking the work out of homework?
Since November, students have had access to Open-AI’s free Dialogue Language Model called ChatGPT. Being trained on millions of books, it is able to function as a conversation partner, dictionary, and most importantly, an essay-writer.
Clearly, the ability to cheat is on our minds.
A TikTok video by user @syntheticmind.io shows ChatGPT writing a 4 paragraph essay on Moby Dick for them.
How Service Shaped Me
For as long as I can remember, I was always someone who thought that service wasn’t worth my time. During my years in middle school and a large portion of my freshman year, I always put off service and thought that it was an obstacle in my way from accomplishing what I wanted to do. I felt that this belief that I had of service was one that I would keep for the rest of my life as up to my freshman...