Common and Activism

    Today I attended a discussion featuring soulful and consequence rapper Common. During his time here he freestyled for the audience and brought to light many underlying issues prevalent within our society. He also talked a lot about activism and the importance of finding our voice in whatever type of activism we plan on taking part of. He […]

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Commonplace 6

“Fortune Favors the brave” Those who strive for greatness end up reaping the benefits and ultimately receive the benefits from this. David Fleming concludes his City of Rhetoric by arguing that “education [should be] oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation” (205). For Fleming, then, composition courses, which traditionally have asked […]

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