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WestBoro Baptist Church: Who Are You?

After the tension that already existed on American University’s Campus from the election, the entire campus was able to unite when news came that the WestBoro Baptist Church was coming to campus. Right after the election, the campus had never… Continue Reading →

Why School Should Start Later

In Foster’s article, “The Science of Sleepy Teenagers,” he argues that the amount of sleep teenagers are receiving is detrimental to not only their minds, but their mood and health as well. Without enough sleep, our bodies are unable to function… Continue Reading →

The Circle Game

“And the seasons, they go round and round, And the painted ponies go up and down. We’re captive on the carousel of time. We can’t return, we can only look Behind from where we came, And go round and round… Continue Reading →

2016 Election: How Did We React?

As results of the election came pouring in over the span of about six hours, it brought about a wide variety of emotions for everyone, especially at American University. With the majority of students at this school being primarily democratic… Continue Reading →

Education in the past versus opinions of today

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)… Continue Reading →

Georgia Referendum to Amend State Constitution

“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”   Shall property continue to be exempt three… Continue Reading →

Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign

  The sign displayed in the photograph is explaining the concept of a gender inclusive bathroom. This means that anyone of any gender is allowed into the bathroom rather than our present societal “norm” of a gender segregated bathroom. It… Continue Reading →

Favorite Sentence-Reconstructed

“There is nothing good or bad, except by comparison.”         root sentence: “there is nothing good or bad”  Nothing is a very bold and definitive word that creates no room for interpretation Except provides the beginning of a… Continue Reading →

Rice vs Shindler

Rice: “Latour suggests that nonhuman actants can redistribute on competencies, generate the potential for certain narrative frames, and even shift their own delegation of necessary action (309). In my case, the coin operated copier has made me more organized than… Continue Reading →

IC’s and How to Use Them

  How does IC usage alter the meaning of a sentence: “Decisions about infrastructure shape more than just the physical city; those decisions also influence the way that residents and visitors experience the city”   The IC usage of a semi-colon… Continue Reading →

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