Black Creative Greatness: Hothouse Staff Picks to Celebrate Black History Month

Julia Schoos, Editor-in-Chief  “Voice of Freedom” by Phillis Wheatley I was first introduced to Phillis Wheatley in our very own Dr. Woodard’s class on African American Literature Through the Harlem Renaissance. While certainly not a contemporary black author, Wheatley more than deserves recognition during Black History Month. A young girl enslaved in Boston, she utilized…

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The Four Letter Word: Unspoken Ways the Website Staff of Hothouse Shows Love

This Valentine’s Day,  Hothouse’s website staff decided to rebel against cynicism and scorn commodification—they wrote about the different ways they experience love. From a wedding to a quinceañera, read on to discover how love appears (in all its forms!) to each website writer. Christie Basson, Website Editor: This photo is from my parents’ wedding day…

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Halloween Staff Picks: Favorite Incantations

As it happens another Halloween is upon us, and as it happens, it coincides with Hothouse’s website launch for the 2018-19 academic year. To celebrate, as an act of inauguration, we thought we’d do something collaborative, something that will stir up the spirits and press them to set a watchful eye over our site. Just kidding—we’re not superstitious. Not all of us. Not always. We just like magic.

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