Project 2: Mapping Commonplaces

http://prezi.com/qw4puxhm0ve9/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy For my final project in my Spring college writing class, I have chosen to reflect upon the cultural, demographic, and socio economic changes in Shaw. Through Le Diplomate, a French bistro located on 14th Street, I discover the true gentrification that is taking over the Shaw area and beyond. But is it for the worse or […]

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9 and 10

annotated bibliography 9 and 10: Method: Steadman, Philip. Hodgkinson, Simon. “Nuclear Disasters and the Built Environment” Butterworth & Co.1990 Philip Steadman and Simon Hodgkinson discuss in their book the effects that the nuclear disasters, specifically Hiroshima (1945), and Chernobyl (1986), had on our man-made places, that is, our built environment. They explain that there has […]

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7 and 8

Annotated bibliography 7 and 8: Parson, Don. “The Decline of Public Housing and the Politics of the Red Scare: The Significance of the Los Angeles Public Housing War.” Journal of Urban History, 33, 3, Mar.2007: 400-417. EBSCOhost. proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24276786&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Background. Don Parson argues that 1950’s public housing decline was linked directly to the role of the Red […]

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5 and 6

Annotated bibliography 5 and 6: Method: How the Mall Means: Evans, Jocelyn J., York Kirsten B. “An Analysis of the National Mall as a Cohesively Built Environment” Perspectives on Political Science. 42, 3, July 2013: 117-130. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/10457097.2013.793515. In this scholarly article, Jocelyn J. Evans and Kirsten B. York examine the three different plans the National Mall […]

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1&2

annotated bibliography 1: Tyrrell, Mark. “How Your Environment Influences You.” How Your Environment Influences You        Uncommon Knowledge. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2017. <http://www.uncommon-  knowledge.co.uk/articles/uncommon-hypnosis/environment-to-influence-people.html>. Background: Mark Tyrrell is the author of article “How your environment influences you” and explains that our environment affects us more than one may think. It is the […]

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Lulu Lemon

Commonplace 10: http://shop.lululemon.com Lulu Lemon is an elite work out clothing store. Specifically inspired by yoga, Lulu leggings are very comfortable and stretchy. Although they are great for yoga because they are all sweat absorbent, many people also wear them for leisure. They start at about $88 for crop leggings and can go up to $118, […]

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Voss Water

Commonplace 9:   The other day I was on Facebook and came across a video where a woman was testing different bottled waters for their PH levels to see if they were true to their company. To my surprise, smart water and Voss water were yellow which meant they were on the more acidity side […]

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Failure & Success

Commonplace 7: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett believes that failure is a good thing, like a stepping stone to success. It’s almost a life lesson, one cannot succeed unless they have failed a few times. Failing means you are trying and you are learning and that […]

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NKLA

Commonplace 13: http://nkla.org This summer I wanted to give back at volunteer at Los Angeles’ No Kill Animal Shelter, also known as NKLA. I’ve been to this shelter many times before and tried to volunteer in the past but was too young. Now, being 19 years old, the sky is my limit, I can even […]

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The Final Words

Reading Analysis 5: In the last chapter of the book City of Rhetoric, author David Fleming wraps up his final words  by explaining what his overall point of this book is; to consider and better understand our metropolitan lives together as well as our civic responsibilities. He mentions1990’s urban poverty and how it was lower because […]

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