By Kwesi Billups Introduction Throughout the course of the semester, students in my College Writing Seminar have embarked on a semester-long journey to investigate the rhetorical situations of various locations around the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Some students chose to work with street intersections, while others chose more historically documented and culturally relevant locations such as […]
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 […]
G E O R G E T O W N, an Acrostic. Each letter above stands for a word I believe represents Georgetown, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The letters above are hyperlinked, leading to a corresponding page on my website. Each website then goes into detail of why I chose each specific word to describe Georgetown. This page, the homepage of my […]
I was finally able to get passed the gates during my most recent visit! My two prior trips to Gonzaga were on the weekend and there weren’t many people around. This time, I decided to visit during the week. This picture was taken just passed the large black gates which you can check out here. […]
I took this picture when I arrived at Union Station. I rode the Metro to Gonzaga College High School because it is just a short 1/2 mile walk down the road. Find the Google Maps directions here. Even though I’ve been to Union Station many times, I am still amazed every time I emerge from the underground […]
Here is a picture of my site while it is undergoing plans for development. On the fence surrounding the building you can see a sign for someone running for office.
This is a picture of Shaw near my site back when it was known to be “Black Broadway.” Government sponsored projects have drastically shifted the demographics of the Shaw neighborhood.
This is a mural painted near my site, showing the neighborhoods appreciation for its African American heritage. Although the government has put funding towards development projects that have been known to displace African Americans in this area, they should also put funding towards projects like this so Shaw’s older residents know it is still […]
This is a sign outside my site pointing to parking for Giant. This sign shows that many of its shoppers are affluent enough to own cars even in a city. There are no grocery markets near Giant that cater to lower income residents.
This is a picture taken of my site in 1978 before it’s renovation. This was a time when my site was located in a center of crime and violence that the government turned a blind eye to.