Posts Tagged "Week 2"

RCL Blog- Voter Registration

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in RCL | 2 comments

Today during my 9am class a young woman passed out voter registration forms while explaining the process of being able to vote here in PA. Almost collectively, the room of almost 200 people groaned and ignored the girl. I even caught one of the TAs with an annoyed look on her face. I was so surprised, I would have thought that people would at least be somewhat excited to help be a part of such an important election. It seems that many people my age seem hesitant to take a chance to be apart of a civic opportunity. I know that a lot of people are already registered to vote but I also know that a lot aren’t. A process that takes all of two minutes and many of my fellow classmates felt that was too much to spare.

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Celebrity Marriages: Destined to Fail?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Passion | 6 comments

As you have probably guessed form the title of this post, this week’s topic is celebrity marriages. For some reason, celebrity marriages seem to function differently than those of regular people; they seem to last for surprisingly short periods of time and at times don’t even seem real. This week I chose to focus on a celebrity couple who have just recently tied the knot…

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds!

The couple secretly got married just the other week after dating for almost a year. Reynolds has been married once before to actress Scarlett Johansson and engaged to singer Alanis Morisette. Lively has never been previously married or engaged but that’s probably due to her being only 25.

One of the concerns surrounding this particular union are Ryan Reynolds and his previous relationships. He was divorced for a little over a year and he is already re-married to someone new.  For the past ten years he has been in ongoing serious relationships with 3 different women; all with the intent to marry.

Can Lively and Reynolds actually survive their union? The track record of Reynolds doesn’t suggest this and yet they seem relatively happy. Is this a twisted PR stunt? The tabloids have definitely been abuzz with this recent news and there have been many cover stories about the recent nuptials.

Why do celebrity marriages come off as so frivolous? Are we as the public missing something or is this where the state of marriage is currently heading?

Don’t be afraid to leave a comment! See you next week!

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Thoughts on Tuesday’s speeches

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Work In Progress | 1 comment

Although I don’t present my speech until next week, I’ve had the pleasure of observing the presentations of others. Everyone who went on Tuesday did such a great job and really captured the attention of the audience. The reason for this is probably due to the interesting topics presented and the methods certain people used to engage the audience, like asking questions. I’m happy that I was able to see things that I would like to add to my speech in order to make it as good as the ones I saw on Tuesday.

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