Posts Tagged "Week 23"

The Evils of Celebrity

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Passion | 0 comments

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Heidi Klum is probably better known for her stint as a gorgeous Victoria Secret supermodel. Earlier this week she earned her colors as a lifeguard. Kind of. While in vacation in Oahu, she single-handedly saved her son and two nannies who had been swept up in a strong current. The pictures taken from the accident show Heidi jumping in to save not only her son but two other grown women as well. The most surprising aspec tof this story isn’t the super human display of strength but how I even came to know about the story: photographers

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I understand that being a paparazzi is a job and people ultimately need to make money, but a line definitely needs to be drawn in an instance where someone’s life is in danger. I don’t understand how you can watch people fight for their lives and not even attempt to intervene. Because we are focusing on advocacy and taking a stance I would like to take a stance against paparazzi. Really they serve no purpose except to be glorified stalkers. There have been numerous instances where paparazzi have endangered the life of others such as with Princess Diana and even more recently when they almost caused an accident with Justin Bieber.

Even though I wish that we could live in a world without the paps I know that it is probably not a reality. We live in a visual-based world and paparazzi just help us live in that world. Just think, I wouldn’t be able to add pictures with my celeb stories if it weren’t for the paparazzi taking the pictures. What do you all think? Do paparazzi need to go or are they a necessary¬†evil?

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Advocacy Proposal

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Work In Progress | 1 comment

1. Purpose

-I plan to focus my advocacy project on the trend of teens disinterest in current events and the media. Some ideas for the project and the advocacy fair feature a type of bulletin board of the problem, the statistics, and how the problem can be improved by education. I would like my project to make students think critically of how their participation in these matters is essential in today’s world

 

2. Audience

My intended audience for this project are college students like myself who either want to get more involved in current events and the world around them or admit to having no interest at all. This audience is the best choice for this topic due to the fact that young people are the problem and also the solution. The solution requires a change in thinking that will start with young people like myself.

 

3. Medium

I am hoping to create a bulletin board/ poster that can showcase the aspects of the problem surrounding youth not having interest in the world around them. The poster can also show statistics of just how many people don’t watch the news daily or know basic facts of the world (Like how 20% of Americans can’t point to America on a map)

– I hope to deliver this message through the advocacy fair and also draw up flyers to post around my commons

 

4. Strategies

I think that in order to reach my audience I will establish ethos. I can talk about how even I am not exempt from the problem and that we all need to work together in order to make progress.

 

5. Schedule

After I submit my persuasive essay I will have a week to complete my advocacy project. Completing the actual poster will not be difficult I just have to make it visually pleasing. I also need to set aside enough days for approval of the flyers to put up in my commons.

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