David Cook is a passionate adventurer. August 2014 marks the beginning of his newest endeavor — graduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fascinated by culture and the relationship between media, discourse and the development of cultural trends, he hopes to examine their relationship, as each influence one another and work together to create the world we live in today. As the subjectivity of truth within this model becomes more and more apparent, he hopes to become influential in the development of professional journalistic dialogue, created on an ethical foundation that works to abolish fear and misunderstanding of marginalized groups, therefore working to create a more peaceful world. Outside of academia, he loves yoga and hopes to start his teaching practice soon. He is excited to offer his perspective to this blog over the next 10 weeks on issues in education, and arts and entertainment.