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Post #8: Proposing an Intervention
I watched my first TedTalk speech in my 305 class and it was by Ken Robinson discussing the flaws in the educational system, primarily how its focus is on pragmatic skills and not creative and artistic ones.  His speech spoke very strongly to me because, as an English major, I am often met with stereotypes ... Continue reading →
Post #7: Environmentalist Rhetoric (Nature is Speaking)
When you look at the world, I am everywhere. I surround everything, from the dry desserts, to the thriving rainforests, even to the peak of towering and intimidating mountains. I make all of this possible, yet you can't see me. I am air, and I am necessary. Yet perhaps because I am invisible, you forget ... Continue reading →
Post #6: Rhetorical Analysis- Prewriting II
American Dream: The song "Flawless" discusses a different version of the "American Dream" as tailored to women. For men, it is thought of as the hope to achieve success in the workforce and therefore in life as a whole. However, for women it is viewed as finding a husband who will support you, caring for ... Continue reading →
Post #5: Social Change in Action (The Hunger Banquet)
I attended a version of "The Hunger Banquet" back in my home town of Great Bridge at a community college many of my friends study at. From what I have gathered, it was very similar to the event at Longwood University. When we arrived, we were each given cards with information about "who" we would ... Continue reading →
Post #4: Rhetorical Analysis- Prewriting
I chose the popular song "Flawless" by Beyonce as the focus for my analysis.  It was released as the fifth single from her self-titled fifth studio album, Beyonce, on August 12, 2014.  I am going to focus on the song as a whole, but I will primarily be looking at the verse by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ... Continue reading →
Gender Inequality In My Workplace
I have already had four jobs within my professional life, and all of which have offered equality of gender and fair treatment, expect for one. When I was about 15 I started work as a lifeguard at a waterpark located within my area. My boss, an extremely masculine, yet incompetent man frequently acted as if ... Continue reading →
Friends of the Library Event: Dan Roberts
University of Richmond professor and Executive Producer and Host of the radio series "A Moment In Time" Dan Roberts will speak at Longwood University on November 4, 2014. Titled "The Last Great Battle: Losing Virginia's Grasp on the National Myth", the lecture will begin at 7:30pm in the Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Music Building. ... Continue reading →
Waiting For Happiness
In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest’s mother tells him that “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.”  Sometimes you get happiness.  Sometimes you get sadness. Let’s talk about sadness.  Have you ever asked yourself why the bad things in life are more than the good things?  I think ... Continue reading →