• April 11, 2017 - mh9868a

    Annotated Bibliography 7 & 8

    Spiegel, Anna. “Neighborhood Guide: Dupont Circle.” Washingtonian, 16 Nov. 2015, Accessed 9 Apr. 2017. In her article “Neighborhood Guide: Dupont Circle,” Anna Spiegel argues that argues that, despite competition from similar DC neighborhoods, Dupont Circle is a worthy place to visit. To defend this, she first explains the activities that people can do while they are […]

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  • In his series S-Town, journalist Brian Reed of This American Life radio describes the small, rural town of Woodstock AL to give listeners a view of the world of John B. McLemore. Woodstock, AL is a town in Bibb County which is about forty miles from Birmingham. John’s family has lived in Woodstock for generations. […]

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  • April 8, 2017 - mh9868a

    Annotated Bibliography 5 & 6

    Nordquist, Richard. “The Meanings of Commonplaces in Rhetoric.” ThoughtCo, 24 Dec. 2016,  Accessed 8 Apr. 2017. In his article “Commonplace (Rhetoric): Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms,” Richard Nordquist defines rhetorical commonplace in several different ways. First, he provides a list of rhetorical devices that are often associated with a commonplace such as topoi and […]

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  • American University has put gender neutral bathrooms in nearly all of the university’s buildings. The university has taken this step in an effort to be inclusive to all of its student body. The sign on the door pictured above is what is displayed on every gender inclusive bathroom door on campus. The sign explains what […]

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  • March 30, 2017 - mh9868a

    BED: Exterior Map

    The BGR is a great representation of Dupont Circle. Dupont Circle itself is a wealthy area of DC that has many trendy shops and restaurants. Despite being a wealthy area, Dupont Circle is rather laid back. It is the kind of place you would walk around with your family on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Dupont […]

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  • March 29, 2017 - mh9868a

    BED: Interior: BGR

    The interior of The Burger Joint in Dupont Circle is very modern and rustic. It has white walls with painted exposed brick and pipes. There are several large TVs on the walls, and all of them project some kind of sport show. The walls are also decorated with classic rock album prints such as U2’s […]

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  • In my US Society class we had to find a sociological academic journal and write about it (Sounds familiar, right?). I chose an article about gender nonconformity in preschool age children in Maine (obviously I chose a study from New England). In her study “No Way My Boys are Going to be Like That,” Emily […]

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  • March 26, 2017 - mh9868a

    RA 4: Place Matters

    In chapter eight of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that there is a relationship between place and rhetorical well-being in cities. In other words in chapter eight, entitled, “Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic,” Fleming outlines how the physical location of a place relates to the overall rhetorical design of a city. More […]

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  • “Dupont Circle.” Washington.org, March 18, 2016. In this section for the Washington.org entitled”Dupont Circle,” the website authors argue that the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC has many activities for families and tourists to do. First, the website shows the many different activities there are in Dupont such as shopping, dining, entertainment, and fitness opportunities. […]

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  • March 22, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 9: Halloween at Yale

    In my Cross Cultural Communications class this week we read Conor Friedersdorf’s article for the Atlantic called “The New Intolerance of Student Activism.” The article explains how administrators at Yale sent out an email to students suggesting what costumes they should avoid that Halloween. The intention of the administration was to deter any potentially demeaning […]

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