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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You Pick. No, Really: Interactive Media Allows Power Like You’ve Never Known

Think the only relevant piece of choose your own adventure literature is Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? Think again. And this time, think about it by playing staff writer Christie Basson’s choose your own adventure game…about choose your own adventure games. – Kylie Warkentin, Website Editor   Play Here     Relevant Links: What kind of content has…

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