Highlighted Blog Posts

Civic Issues Post #4: https://sites.psu.edu/emmd/2018/03/15/ci4-seventeen-deaths-and-seventeen-attempted-murders/ Rhetoric and Civic Life Post #5: https://sites.psu.edu/emmd/2018/04/05/rcl5-focus-for-advocacy-project/ Passion Blog Post on The Bleachers: https://sites.psu.edu/emmix/ Passion Blog Post on My Chemical Romance: https://sites.psu.edu/emmix/2017/11/15/my-chemical-romance/  

RCL5: Focus for Advocacy Project

I have decided to focus my advocacy around gun control because I believe this a pertinent subject that needs to be advocated for, and I am very passionate about my stance on the matter. Too often, individuals believe that gun control simply means to take away guns because they are misinformed about the other options […]

RCL4: Analysis of a Dubious Advocacy Site

The National Right to Life organization was founded in 1968 to protect the lives of those unborn, and they seem to have a particularly attractive appeal when first stumbling upon their organization’s website. With the specific organization of information and general displays of “what-to-know’s”, individuals can easily access the information they need to protest and […]

RCL3: Topic For Persuasive Essay

It is wrong for teachers at primary and secondary schools to bear arms in the classroom. With the current debate in the media and political world, I have decided to argue against what has been suggested as a course of action to prevent any more mass shootings from occuring. Children are dying at the hands […]

CI4: Seventeen Deaths and Seventeen Attempted Murders

Nikolas Cruz. Where have you heard that name before? He is responsible for the seventeen murders and seventeen attempted murders associated with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that took place exactly one month ago today, February 14th. In recent blog posts, I have explored cases related to uncertainty and doubt. Cases where the […]

RCL2: Diversity Within the Media

“Diversity is another way of saying specificity, and specificity is just more entertaining. The less homogenous TV is, the less boring it is.” An article posted in the New York Times following the whiteness associated with the 2016 Oscars nominations details the significance and importance of representation within the media, including examples of pieces found […]

RCL1: Deliberation on Feminism

Merriam-Webster’s Words of 2017 List includes the discussion topic for this week’s blog post: feminism. According to Merriam-Webster, Feminism, by definition, is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests”. In theory and practice, this political ideology makes absolute sense to the […]

This I Believe

    I believe in forgiveness. There are many individuals in this world that for lack of a better term fit under the character description of “toxic”. One does not generally assume that that individual may be one of the most significant influences in a child’s life; a parent, a father, and one of the […]