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 I not only strive to become a faster reader, I also strive to comprehend a larger […]

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Annotated Bibliographies 5 and 6

“Facebook.” The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection,  www.facebook.com/themayflowerhoteldc. This selected source is the Mayflower Hotel’s Facebook account. The Mayflower Hotel’s Facebook account offers its viewers to see a variety of events, pictures, and articles that the Mayflower Hotel takes part in. On the hotels site, they host the #StayDC which strives to create a connection between […]

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Elegance, Scandals, and Business: A Glimpse at The Mayflower Hotel

Opened in 1925, The Mayflower Hotel is now a luxury Renaissance hotel that provides a contemporary stylish location to their customers currently owned by Marriott (Cooper). The hotel is located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, half a mile five-minute walk from the United States Capitol (Powell). The hotel holds ten floors along with  581 elegant […]

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Commonplace Book 6: Being Concise

Original: In society today, it is offensive to blatantly segregate people ;thus people have resorted to segregating people through architecture since it is much less apparent. Schindler uses the park bench armrests as her primary example. At first glance the park bench armrest appears to be built for comfort. However, the divided sections of the […]

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Emily Bazelon: Accommodating Bathrooms for Everyone

In Emily Bazelon’s article “Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating,’” she argues that the segregation in the interior design and setup of bathrooms are unfair and not accommodating to transgender people because of the way people have marked bathrooms either as men or woman. Bazelon also claims that due to the separation of genders in bathrooms becoming […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Bhattarai, Abha. “Mayflower Hotel to Undergo $20M Guest Room Renovation.” 4 Aug. 2014, http://search.proquest.com.proxyau.wrlc.org/docview/1555605274/fulltext/a5373caeaa284d4cpq/1?accountid=8285. This article discusses the modern-day interior of the hotel and reasons for the types of renovations that have taken place inside the hotel. The article also serves the purpose of informing the audience about how the interior the hotel especially the […]

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Suzanne Tick: The Tale of Many Genders

In “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues that by creating a more accessible and inclusive environment, human beings who identify differently will feel more accepted and welcomed to embrace their own individuality. Today, “we are living in a time of gender revolution” (Tick). Furthermore, Tick emphasizes that male and female […]

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Exterior of the Mayflower Hotel: Suits Surrounding the Mayflower

The Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC is easily accessible and navigable despite the fast-paced environment that surrounds the hotel. The hotel currently owned by Marriott, spans a full block, containing ten floors. During the planning stages of the hotel, the landowners wanted “to tie the Mayflower Hotel to the nearby […]

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Golden Scandals at the Mayflower Hotel

The image on the right- hand side is one of the three front gold doors to enter the Mayflower Hotel. The image below shows all three  gold front doors that lead to the lobby. The color gold is usually equated with wealth. Wealth can lead to corruption if handled by the wrong people such as the former New York governor, […]

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