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On My Radar: Week 4

Last week was a health-oriented week for me, and I spent most of my time off of the internet and with an ice pack on my face. However, I didn't forget to put together an On My Radar post because the nature of my career has me researching interesting topics all the time! With all… Continue reading On My Radar: Week 4

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Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

While on Facebook earlier this week, I came across this article. It says that "our brains were not designed for reading, but have adapted and created new circuits to understand letters and texts. The brain reads by constructing a mental representation of the text based on the placement of the page in the book and the word on… Continue reading Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

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Thoughts: Clark Gable Slept Here

Last week I had the chance to see Clark Gable Slept Here written by Michael McKeever and directed by Bryan Fonseca at The Phoenix Theatre. Aside from the amazing acting (as to be expected), I was very happy to have several interesting topics emerge. 1. Does it really matter if someone enormously famous is gay?  Without giving away too… Continue reading Thoughts: Clark Gable Slept Here

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A Case for Writing by Hand

Can you imagine trying to make it through university without being able to write by hand to take notes? I sure can't. I thought administrators in education might've been going too far with suggesting cursive should be removed from formal education. However, the possible removal of an emphasis on handwriting seems ridiculous. I doubt I'm… Continue reading A Case for Writing by Hand

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Thoughts on Graduation

Graduation is what every student looks forward to, right? It's where students stop their formal education and begin on the journey towards "real adulthood." Well, in my case (and in the case of some of my fellow seniors), graduation has terrified us. We aren't afraid of going into the "real world"; we're afraid of stopping… Continue reading Thoughts on Graduation

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The Promises of Chaos Theory

Since I am about to graduate from university, I have been thinking about my future career path quite a bit. During my capstone course, we were able to read a couple of chapters from Katherine Brooks book, You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. One of the chapters we read had to do… Continue reading The Promises of Chaos Theory

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It’s Not Easy Letting Go

"I’m as guilty as anyone in letting these banish-worthy words get into print. This column is both artisan and gluten-free, an extension of my brand in a 24/7 environment full of world-class competitors. Whatever. At the end of the day, I’ll try to use best practices and resolve to do better." As random as this… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Letting Go

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Language Use and Stephen Fry

To add onto my "Clarity in Writing" post, I found this animation video with Stephen Fry discussing language changes and how a lot of people on the internet are sticklers to old "rules." His opinion basically tells these grammar sticklers to get over it. I will admit that I have my own pet peeves when it… Continue reading Language Use and Stephen Fry

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Clarity in Writing

"What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them." This is a quote from George Orwell's article, "Politics and the English Language." Orwell's article, though scathing, is all about clarity while… Continue reading Clarity in Writing