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Commonplace Entry 10: The Power Of Simple Lyrics

“Sunday, by the blue purple yellow red water On the green purple yellow red grass Let us pass through our perfect park Pausing on a Sunday By the cool blue triangular water On the soft green elliptical grass As we… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 9: Yahoo Hacked

“Yahoo, which learned about the August 2013 hack last month, said it was separate from the massive breach announced in September. Yahoo attributed that attack, which compromised 500 million accounts, to a “state-sponsored actor,” but it has yet to identify… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 8: Racist Robots

“A chatbot developed by Microsoft has gone rogue on Twitter, swearing and making racist remarks and inflammatory political statements.” The sentence above is two- fold because of the issues that the robots are having but also the deeper issues that… Continue Reading →

Built Environment Introduction: A Deeper Look at the Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel located just four blocks from the nation’s capitol, has been known as “Washington’s Second Best Address.” The hotel has hosted several prominent social events and important people such as President Calvin Coolidge’s inaugural ball. While the Mayflower… Continue Reading →

Scandals Behind the Elegant Mayflower Hotel

In Ruben Castaneda’s S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C., the Mayflower Hotel is only mentioned in one scene of the book. Castaneda states that a jury found Mayor Marion Barry “guilty of using cocaine at the Mayflower… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography 1-10

Bhattarai, Abha. “Mayflower Hotel to Undergo $20M Guest Room Renovation (Posted 2014-08-24 20:27:43).” The Washington Post, Aug 24 2014,ProQuest Central, http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1555605274?accountid=8285. This article discusses the modern-day interior of the hotel and reasons for the types of renovations that have taken… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book #7: Fleming Quote

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205)   In… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography 7-10

Paschall, Valerie. “A History of Scandal and D.C. Hotels.” Curbed DC, 2013, dc.curbed.com/2013/6/26/10226580/a-history-of-scandal-and-dc-hotels. In this website source, the main topics of this article are exposing all the hidden scandals of prominent politicians that occurred in several DC hotels. For example,… Continue Reading →

The Mayflower Hotel in the Digital Age: From Businessmen to Politicians

  At first glance, the Mayflower Hotel’s homepage, located on the hotel’s website, displays a picture of a woman with piercing blue eyes dressed in business attire. Beside her, a young man also dressed in business attire leans casually against the… Continue Reading →

Speed Reading Workshop

On Wednesday November 9,  I attended a speed reading workshop to try and gain some pointers on how to become a speed reader. This workshop was led by Juliann Winn who works at the Academic Support Center. From this workshop… Continue Reading →

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