Up Close with Eagles

In the midst of everything that goes on in the world, there are many “commonplaces” that link us to seemingly unrelated matters. What is a commonplace, you may ask? A commonplace (or topos) has many definitions which include: a physical space in which people can congregate, a shared idea, and the way in which topic […]

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Gender? Nope, Not a Thing

In “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society” Suzanne Tick argues that designers today should encourage and support the changing views of gender within their work. Furthermore, Tick discusses the influence of Modernism (an art form that focuses on visual elements such as line, color, and form) and how this particular form draws its […]

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Dance It Out

Okay, so I’m not a dancer nor am I able to judge technique or anything like that, but I find this interpretation of James Bay’s “Let It Go” to be riveting. The dancers tell the story of a painful breakup, and anyone who has ever been though a breakup knows how hard it can be. […]

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A Killer and Security Issues (AB 9&10)

Castaneda, Ruben, and Hamil R, Harris. “DECEPTIVE PORTRAIT: ALLEGED KILLER LED A DOUBLE LIFE.” The Washington Post, 11 Dec. 1994. washingtonpost.com, https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1994/12/11/deceptive-portrait-alleged-killer-led-a-double-life/557c3a55-7318-41de-a024-fa2ae7cc49a5/?utm_term=.98bced492187. In the article “Deceptive Portrait: Alleged Killer Led a Double Life” Ruben Castaneda and Hamil Harris argue that the perpetrator of the 1994 Cold Case Squad shooting, Bennie Lee Lawson Jr., was a […]

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Without Words

One song that’s been on my mind recently is “A Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope. I’m not sure why I’ve been thinking about it so much, but a few of the lyrics came to my mind the other day, and I’ve been listening to it ever since. While I was thinking about this […]

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300 Indiana Ave NW

Take a look at Google Maps. Search 300 Indiana Ave NW Washington D.C. 20001. This is what you’ll find: a building that looks like the number 8 turned on its side. This building has many names. It’s the Municipal Center, the Henry J. Daly building, 300 Indiana Ave NW, and the Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters. […]

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Be MPD

The video shown here is an advertisement to the public trying to encourage citizens to join the police force. A majority of the footage shows the police in action as they draw their guns, storm buildings, and pursue “bad guys.” The action based footage is likely utilized to entice citizens and make them want to […]

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The Municipal Center

The back of the MPD HQ is labeled the “Municipal Center” and faces C street. Similar to the rest of the building (at least in my opinion), this entrance is rather dull and unexciting. The doors specify that this entrance to the building is for employees only which makes this side of the building even […]

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Step Outside

The panorama here shows the landscape surrounding the MPD HQ as if you just walked out of the front doors. The area is clearly more pedestrian friendly than car friendly since there is little public parking. Furthermore, the MPD HQ awkwardly lies in the judiciary square area. While the building is roughly the same shape […]

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