RA6: Losing your home

Paul Duggan’s ‘Why would I leave? It’s my home.’ addresses the problem of gentrification and reconstruction in close knit neighborhoods. In growing communities, reconstruction of promising areas often displaces and destroys the homes of many without any consideration. Paul Duggan dove into this phenomenon by speaking with the residents of Kenilworth, DC who face the […]

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Commonplace: Education

[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) This quote pushes the importance of education, simialr to Jenny Rice’s main point. Public “decision making” effects […]

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RA5(ExtraPoints): Make America United Again

Make America United Again In “Divisions in My Dorm Room” K.N. Pineda delves into the college world and its experience throughout the 2016 election. The recent United States presidential election caused an uproar, specifically in the lives of college students. Campuses that were once accepting and open became defensive and hurt due to the news of our […]

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City of Rhetoric: notes 3.8

Section 3.8 – City of Rhetoric We need to look at how the scenes are examined in a rhetorical sense. Type of community (low income, white suburb, a mixed-income “urban village”) Metropolitan environment Important Questions: What are the effects of these different kinds of social space? How does this affect our attitude, public agreement, political […]

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Digital: Behind the Reconstruction

Reconstruction has taken over in Thomas Circle NW. Thomas Circle was already beautiful, built with a particular amount of character and history, yet every so often changes begin to be made. Though the circle is filled with beautiful buildings and high class restaurants it seems to never be satisfied by its looks. The biggest reconstruction […]

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