Commonplace Entry 10: The Power Of Simple Lyrics

“Sunday, by the blue purple yellow red water On the green purple yellow red grass Let us pass through our perfect park Pausing on a Sunday By the cool blue triangular water On the soft green elliptical grass As we pass through arrangements of shadow Toward the verticals of trees Forever By the blue purple […]

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Built Environment Introduction: A Deeper Look at the Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel located just four blocks from the nation’s capitol, has been known as “Washington’s Second Best Address.” The hotel has hosted several prominent social events and important people such as President Calvin Coolidge’s inaugural ball. While the Mayflower Hotel is tied to the history of Washington DC in several ways, the hotel has […]

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Scandals Behind the Elegant Mayflower Hotel

In Ruben Castaneda’s S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C., the Mayflower Hotel is only mentioned in one scene of the book. Castaneda states that a jury found Mayor Marion Barry “guilty of using cocaine at the Mayflower Hotel, in downtown Washington, with another woman, two months before the Vista episode”(83). This event […]

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Annotated Bibliography 1-10

Bhattarai, Abha. “Mayflower Hotel to Undergo $20M Guest Room Renovation (Posted 2014-08-24 20:27:43).” The Washington Post, Aug 24 2014,ProQuest Central, http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1555605274?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 […]

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Commonplace Book #7: Fleming Quote

“[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)   In this quote, Fleming argues about education and how he thinks education should encourage students to […]

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Annotated Bibliography 7-10

Paschall, Valerie. “A History of Scandal and D.C. Hotels.” Curbed DC, 2013, dc.curbed.com/2013/6/26/10226580/a-history-of-scandal-and-dc-hotels. In this website source, the main topics of this article are exposing all the hidden scandals of prominent politicians that occurred in several DC hotels. For example, a scandal that occurred in the Mayflower Hotel was President Bill Clinton having an affair […]

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The Mayflower Hotel in the Digital Age: From Businessmen to Politicians

  At first glance, the Mayflower Hotel’s homepage, located on the hotel’s website, displays a picture of a woman with piercing blue eyes dressed in business attire. Beside her, a young man also dressed in business attire leans casually against the banister placed at the mezzanine level of the hotel. The entire homepage of the Mayflower […]

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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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