Office Hours

I attended office hours five times this semester usually just to talk about what direction I should be heading in terms of my final project. Professor Hoskins and I would discuss new things that I had learned about Shaw, or what inferences I had made, and then he would sometimes steer me in a new […]

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Group Meeting

Jess and I met for a couple nights while we were working on our websites. I’ve realized I’m a lot more productive when I’m around other people who are being productive because I don’t want to look bad. We got a lot done, and it definitely made it more enjoyable. We could bounce ideas off […]

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Trump on the Civil War This article from The New York Times reports on an interview where President Trump expresses his view on the civil war, and how he believes that if Andrew Jackson were president during the time of the civil war, there wouldn’t have been a civil war. This literally means Trump is […]

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Commonplace 12

“Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns”   The image above links to a very interesting Washington Post article that gives an account of a teachers experience shadowing a high school student for a few days. First of all, I think this is a quite a good idea […]

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This very well may be my favorite video of all time. It is so well done. It addresses so many issues in just one video. The fact that this commercial was able to bring people together to discuss difference over a beer really got me thinking about this class, and how literally the overarching theme […]

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Commonplace 14

This commercial has received a ton of backlash for basically saying that a pepsi is capable of ending differences in opinions. The gist of the video is this: Kendall Jenner gets news of a protest happening, where police are stationed to control the chaos. Kendall Jenner then walks out with her posse and ahead of […]

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Commonplace 11

American University is attempting to become involved in the conversation surrounding transgender people. It almost raises unnecessary attention to it because there is not really a reason to post something like this outside of the doors, with elaborations about what gender inclusive bathrooms mean. It seems more like a way to let everyone know that American […]

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