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Reflective Paper

Everyone have a great Summer. ReflectionPaper- Final

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Final Final Work. Reflective Paper

Dear Professor Leston Its been great taking your class, thank you for your patience with me. See you around in the major. Have a great summer

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Final Reflective paper

I am so grateful to have taken this course with all of you. It has been very enlightening and fun and I am a bit saddened to have to let it go. I hope you to see you guys in … Continue reading

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Final Reflective Paper

We’re at the end of the semester FINALLY!!!!!. Of course I’m joking but I hope everyone learned something this semester, and hope to see everyone again next semester. Have a great summer. finalletter Simone H

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Reflective Paper

ReflectivePaperENG1710 (Abigale) This paper signifies the end of the semester for all of us. I hope you all walked away with an abundant amount of information and knowledge. I definitely did. Thanks for the support and the enlightenment this semester. … Continue reading

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Reflective paper

Here is the reflective paper. This marks the end of this class, hope you all have a enjoyable summer. (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ reflective paper (Joshua Vega)

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Final Project

Infographic. i decided to do police brutality in the United States. In this project it shows the statistics on how minorities are being treated but the whites are barely being untouched. The project shows how white people feel extremely confident … Continue reading

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Final Project

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Creative Detournement

Infographic: Culture Jam: Inspirational:

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Creative Detournement

Infographic: Culture jam: Inspirational: This creative detournement project was one of the toughest projects to finish throughout the course of this class. My process throughout this project was quite stressful and obsessive. For the infographic i had to find a … Continue reading

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Creative Projects: (Culture Jam, Infographic, and Inspirational Piece)

**I have tried to my best to scale and resize my culture jam and infographic, but Open Lab won’t allow me to post images above 10MB. I really do not know what else can be done to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Infographic, Culture Jam, Inspirational project

The Infographic was the most difficult of the three projects I had to do. I had to revise it many times to get the message that i want across and to do it so i do not use too many … Continue reading

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Infographic / Creative Detournement (Culture Jam) / Art Project (Inspirational)

My revisions for my infographic image was keeping the font size uniform for the entire image. All the captions are font size 40, and the text is font size 31. I also made all the opacity is of the line … Continue reading

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Response 15

I had some trouble with trying to figure out what I wanted my inspirational message to be and I’m still struggling with it a bit. For this poster,I wanted an image that really makes someone think about how our actions … Continue reading

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Response#15

For my inspirational image the message I wanted to convey was we don’t live on different worlds whether its a male dominated world, a world that runs on money, or a world with just one race of people, and what … Continue reading

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Response 15

So I’ve spent hours and hours trying to come up with an idea for this inspirational piece and execute it on pixlr. I wanted to create a piece that could have many interpretations. I chose to do a piece on … Continue reading

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Response 15

This is my inspirational piece. I wanted to make something that is both visually eye grabbing but is thoughtful when you take a moment to look at it. The lion represents courage and the girl is a magical girl hence … Continue reading

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Response 15

This was my sketch draft for the inspirational portion of the creative project. As I stated in Response 13, “This is a jigsaw puzzle representation of our planet or a globe. I’ve decided to use the traditional green and blue colors because … Continue reading

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Cultural jam

I plan to add to this and change some things around. The text will change and i will most likely fill in the words with text of companies to better understand the meaning of i am conveying

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Updated Culture Jam

For my culture jam i revamped my idea and decided to hijack a popular website with videos that end up all over Facebook, Instagram and, Twitter. These videos often feature violence, nudity and sexual content masking it as hip-hop culture.

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Updated Culture Jam

Here is my culture jams that I have been working on. I am not completely done with it and it does not portray all of the things that I would like it to have, I know that I need to … Continue reading

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Revised Issue Paper

I decided to redo my issue paper based on the feedback from Prof. Leston hopefully I fixed my errors. issuepaper-edited

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Response#14 – Revision

I have changed my culture jam to Exxon Mobil. A  Texas oil and gas company who uses a type of drilling process called Fracking. Fracking has been a controversial issue because this process has lead to environmental concerns, such as … Continue reading

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Culture Jam: Revision

This is option 1 for my culture jam. I can use this logo by itself to convey a message and/or ideology. I was told that the logo looked way too similar to the original and needed something to make it stand … Continue reading

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Response 15 and other Important Info

By 5/11, make sure to get your new culture jams up and tell us where you are in the process and what you plan to do next. By 5/16, the creative project is due. We’ll call that Response 15. I’ve … Continue reading

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response 14

For my culture jam I chose not to use the GIMP program, i used Pixlr instead. I was going to stick to my original draft plan, but then I starting thinking about something I’ve argued repeatedly in class. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Culture Jaming

I decided to the clothing company named Forever 21. One my gimp, it have an “X” through the number “21” and on the bottom it says “IN TROUBLE”. I chose this company because, throughout the years they have been sued … Continue reading

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Response#14

For my culture jam my initial idea was either the AARP organization and try to display how the elderly are treated or something with Absolut Vodka. I had a hard time figuring how to make it work, so I decided … Continue reading

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Response 14

This is what i was able to create. It is what i imagined in my head and just needs some fine tuning. I was able to get the images to fit in with the lettering and everything seems to fit … Continue reading

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Response 14

The photo directly below is my manipulated version of the DirecTV logo. This is almost identical to the draft I sketched a couple of weeks ago (also included below). For this image manipulation I used Adobe Fireworks. I preferred to … Continue reading

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Response 14

As stated in class, your job is to post a draft of culture jam before class. GIMP is going to provide you with the most possibilities for image manipulation. Here are some basic tutorials to get you started. After doing … Continue reading

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Infographic Draft

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Infrographic

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Class Assignment – 5/4/2016

Joshua’s Example of An Infographic: Dark setting in which the colors provide immediate focal points for the viewers. The infographic appears to be divided to show the importance of visual information. The boxed areas of the infographic vary in size, … Continue reading

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infographic

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Group Work (Briana& Simone) 5/4/16

Helpful points of infographics: States purpose of the infographic briefly at the top of the image In a visual sense, the picture of the American flag is used as the graph that holds the information Has an understandable legend that … Continue reading

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Infograph: Classwork 5/4/16

What I noticed from my info-graphic example was each section had a sub-heading that went along with the topic of the overall info-graph. The font of the text was uniform in its size from the top to the bottom. Line … Continue reading

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Infographic

Honestly, I was really frustrated for days on this infographic I was being very critical of my work. I’m interested in any feedback anyone could give me.

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Infograph: Trap Laws

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Infographic: Gun Violence in Chicago

I am interested in knowing what everyone thinks. If there is anything you think I need to add/remove, feel free to comment and let me know. I definitely want to keep the color scheme (red, black, and white), so I probably … Continue reading

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The Noun Project

Dear Students, as you put the finishing touches on your infographics, check out the icons from The Noun Project. They have some really great icons that will help everyone. https://thenounproject.com/    

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draft?

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Response 13

To be honest I didn’t have the time to sketch out anything so this is what i have. Infographic: This infographic contains pie charts on the Reported rapes and rape offenders in America in 2010. I chose to use these … Continue reading

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Response 13

Infographic: For my infographic I am still unsure about where i want it to go and exactly what I want I want it to look like. I’m still debating what type of background I’m going to use. I know that … Continue reading

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Response#13

For my infographic image I came up with the idea to use recognizable traps meant to catch animals to represent the TRAP laws that is associated with abortions. I drew a bear trap, box trap, mouse trap, net trap, Venus … Continue reading

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Response#12

“The subversive imagination of anti-road protest and Reclaim the Streets”  I was very intrigued by this reading, especially with all the creative ideas the protesters came up with to display their version of a detournement and culture resistance. From the new … Continue reading

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Response 13

First and foremost, I would like to announce that I am not an artist, I am not good at math (graphs, charts, and those sorts of things), I am not versed in photo manipulation, and I find difficulty in coming … Continue reading

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Response 13

This is the first draft of my picture, im still deciding on the background color, im thinking of doing a mixture of black and white, since my project in on racism. Also, i chose to put hands on my project … Continue reading

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Alonzo, Art as Resistance–thinking about Part 3

For the day we come back from break, please read Alonzo “Art as Resistance” by class time. A lot of good stuff is in this piece. “Unless all the voices of the history of art are in the history of … Continue reading

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Response 13

This is my infographic, very early stage. I plan to give it a black background and use multiple colors for emphasis. Blue, red and pink are some that I have think will go well. I put them pictures in a … Continue reading

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Response 12

Reading the article by John Jordan, he stated many important factors of the purpose of poetry and art. Jordan elaborated through his essay that working together and joining forces is a form of art and can make a huge different … Continue reading

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Agenda 4/18 and Response 13, due Wed.

Response 13 Two things for next class: Part 1 For next class, we’re going to come up with our three ideas. We’ll spend some time in class today brainstorming. For next class, sketch out your ideas in a blog post … Continue reading

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Response 12

The essay by “John Jordan” is quite interesting, it has many points that is addresses and it makes a point to make each point fully understood by it reader.  I had to look up what exactly DiY was so i … Continue reading

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Classwork

Th both reading ” Beautiful and Trouble” and “Culture Renaissance”, has relation to the project that i will be doing in the “detournament” project. The reading explains a detournament as a way to alter an existing media artifact that an … Continue reading

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In Class Assignment 4/13/16

The articles “Beautiful Trouble” and “Cultural Resistance: Arts as Protect” connects to the creative detournement because they explain both the term itself and culture jamming. The creative detournement technique basically takes images from popular media and puts a new creative … Continue reading

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Class Assignment – April 13, 2016

The two readings “Détournement/Culture jamming” and “Cultural Resistance: The arts of protest” connects to the creative détournement project  because both articles gives us an idea of how to create our very own détournement. In the “Détournement/Culture jamming” article it explains how  altering … Continue reading

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Classwork-4/13/2016

Reading Connection The readings on the Creative Détournement project are quite interesting. The Beautiful Trouble Piece explains what creative détournement is and its connection to the “pepper spray cop” piece, while the creative cultural resistance piece goes into detail about … Continue reading

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Response 12

As I was reading the piece, there were a few points made by the John Jordan that could serve as the central focus of the essay. For example,  on page 131 he states that “Art has clearly failed historically as … Continue reading

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Response 12–Due Class Time 4/18

For Monday, read Jordan’s piece of reclaiming the streets. The response is open–your choice. Three to four substantial paragraphs that revolve around a central idea. Make sure to print out the essay and bring it with you to class on Monday. Make … Continue reading

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Class Assignment – 4/13/2016

The two pieces that we read in class connected to the creative détournement assignment because the central focus in both articles were the opposition to oppressive and corporate forces. The assignment that we will be working on requires us to … Continue reading

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Class work 4/13/2016

The two readings “Beautiful Trouble” and “Cultural Resistance: The arts of protest” relate to project because they both involve making some form of protest either through direct or indirect ways. Making détournement pictures and the creation of memes as a … Continue reading

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Project Four–Creative Détournement

Détournement–appropriates and alters an existing media artifact, one that the intended audience is already familiar with, in order to give it a new, subversive meaning. . . . In addition to its instrumental, critical function, détournement has an important humanistic … Continue reading

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Response 11

“Matthew Arnold warned that ” faith in machinery” was mankind’s greatest menace” Page 42 Literally: The quote meant that, we as a people placed all our hopes on technology, that it has become a danger to us. We have surrounded … Continue reading

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Response#11

Beginning Passage – First Paragraph on page 43 ‘The nineteenth century also saw the emergence of utopian communities, of which perhaps the most famous is Robert Owen’s experimental community in Scotland called New Lanark. There, he established a model factory … Continue reading

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response 11

“Arkwright created the first mechanization of production in a hostile environment, without protectors, without government subsidy, but nourished by a relentless utilitarianism that feared no financial risk or danger.”(41) Literally: The quote says how Arkwright was the first to create the … Continue reading

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Response 11

Passage 1: “Alfred North Whitehead summed it up best when he remarked that the greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the idea of invention itself. We had learn how to do things and the question of why we invent things … Continue reading

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Response 11

From Technocracy to Technopoly, by Neil Postman Beginning Passage “We had learned how to invent things, and the question of why we invent things receded in importance. The idea that if something could be done it should be done was born … Continue reading

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Response 11 Due Monday 4/11 Before Class

Towards the beginning of your packet, you’ll find Postman’s From Technocracy to Technopoly, an essay that’s included in the packet but that we haven’t yet read. For Monday, read through this essay. Pick three passages–one from the beginning section, one from … Continue reading

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Response 10

“Do Artifacts Have Politics?” – Langdon Winner “At issue is the claim that the machines, structures, and systems of modern material culture can be accurately judged not only for their contributions of efficiency and productively, not merely for their positive … Continue reading

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Response 10

“Do Artifcats Have Politics?”-Langdon Winner “The roots of unavoidable authoritarianism are, he argues, deeply implanted in the human involvement with science and technology. “If man, by dint of his knowledge and inventive genius, has subdued the forces of nature, the … Continue reading

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Response# 10

Langdon Winner’s “Do artifacts Have Politics?” I picked the first paragraph on page 129, but the part that really stood out is located at the end of that paragraph where it says: “The roots of unavoidable authoritarianism are, he argues, deeply … Continue reading

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Response 10

While reading this piece, I’ve discovered a few passages that were similar to articles we’ve read recently. One of those articles were Anti-homeless spikes: ‘Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty’ by Alex Andreou. Before I start, I must … Continue reading

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The Issue Paper

Issue paper The issue papaer

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Issue paper

My paper is on Racism, i realized racism is an extremely broad topic, i feel that i could have elaborated more on racism because is such a big problem in the US today. I also felt that interviewing someone, who … Continue reading

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Issue Paper

My issue paper is about substance abuse and treatment facilities. It targets specific areas of treatment facilities and factors that lead to substance abuse. This paper was fairly difficult to write for me because of schdule and work load of … Continue reading

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Issue paper

issue-paper final-Simone The topic of my paper is Rape Culture: The Sexualization of Girls and Male Sexual Violence. The easiest part of this paper was probably selecting the topic from my exploratory paper, from then on i had difficulty finding … Continue reading

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Issue Paper

Abortion My paper is about the effects of the restrictive laws place on abortion, and the planned parenthood organization. I struggled with  coming up with a solution that would be on the scale as the example given in class and … Continue reading

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issue paper

My paper is about human trafficking. Finding sources went good for me since there is lots of information. Coming up with solutions were the hard parts. If I would change anything i would try to come up with new solutions … Continue reading

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The Issue Paper

IssuePaper: ENG 1710 (Abigale) My paper is about gun violence in urban communities. It’s basically a continuation of my exploratory paper where I chose to dig deeper into the pervasive violence in the Black and Latino communities. I discovered that … Continue reading

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Issue Paper for Monday 04/04, & Response 10 for Wednesday 04/06

Issue Paper Submission Ok, we’ll make Winner’s piece due on Wed and we’ll continue our discussion from Wednesday over into Monday’s class. For your issue paper, set up a new blog post, and attach the paper as a Word file. In the … Continue reading

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Technical Narrative Essay

Jean Naubert First paper

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For Monday 3/21

As per the syllabus, there’s no blog post due on Monday and since we don’t have class on Wed, you’re going to have a break until next week. I designed it this way so that you could get moving on … Continue reading

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Response 9

This picture was taken on Fulton, in front Shake Shack. I chose to take this picture of this bench because of the architectural design of the bench and where it is located. Whoever design this bench wanted to avoid homeless … Continue reading

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Response 9

Part 1: This picture was taken by the Jay St-MetroTech Station at the corner of Willoughby Street. I picked this particular spot because homeless people often have to move from place to place to find somewhere to sleep when they … Continue reading

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Response # 9

  Part 1 “Anti-homeless spikes: Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty” By Alex Andreou My photo is of two benches. On the right is of a wooden bench and the left is of a metal bench.  In “Anti-homeless … Continue reading

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response 9

“The End of Capitalism has Begun.” On page 5 It mentions what Karl Marx calls “the power of knowledge.” That is something that really struck me because in this age where knowledge and data are what drives society, then who … Continue reading

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Response 9

Part 1: “Anti-Homeless Spikes” Photo This photo was taken in Downtown, Brooklyn between Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue. It is a part of a small, square common area full of benches that look exactly like this one. This small space … Continue reading

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Response 9

Part 1: Photo related to “Anti-homeless Spikes.” This photo was taken in front of the C-Town supermarket in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The supermarket is located on 7924 Flatlands Avenue between East 79th and East 80th streets. I thought really hard about an … Continue reading

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Response 9 –Due 3/16

Part 1: Post your photo related to “Anti-homeless Spikes.” Tell us where you found it. Be detailed here. Give us the cross streets or the street address. Part 2: Pick any issue from “The End of Capitalism has Begun” and … Continue reading

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Update on Laquan McDonald Story, Rahm Emmanual, and Trump

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/14/sanders_thanks_rahm_emanuel_for_not

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Response 8

“How a whistleblower brought down Chicago police Chief” “They told me that it looked like an execution and they were deeply afraid it was going to be buried,” recalls Flutterman. “The video would be buried and nothing would happen” Literally: … Continue reading

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Response 8

“How a Whistleblower brought down Chicago Police Chief” “But just because both the family and the police wanted a tape suppressed doesn’t make it law. Journalists and activists were demanding the tape’s release under the Illinois” Freedom of Information Act(FOIA), … Continue reading

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Response 8

“How a whistleblower brought down Chicago police chief”                                  “It took a lot of courage to even seek me out confidentially, it’s something that could put their job and their life in serious jeopardy” Literally– The quote means that in … Continue reading

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Response # 8

“How a whistleblower brought down Chicago Police chief” “In response to the demand for further accountability, Emanuel asked for McCarthy’s resignation on Tuesday this week. He also introduced a new task force that will aim to improve misconduct investigations and … Continue reading

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response 8

“How a whistleblower brought down Chicago police chief” by Jessica Lussenhop” “I made the request because all kind of stuff seemed fishy,” he says. “I think the city has a real transparency problem.” (page 4) Literally: The quote is talking about … Continue reading

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Response 8

“How a whistleblower brought down Chicago police chief” by Jessica Lussenhop of BBC “”That makes the whole episode look like an attempt by the city, the police and prosecutors to keep the video under wraps, knowing the political problems it … Continue reading

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Response 8–Due Monday 3/14 before class

For each reading, select a quote and respond: Make sure to include the quote and the page number. Then respond to it in the following ways. Literally–translate into your own words. Intellectually–what it makes you think. Emotionally–what it makes you … Continue reading

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Response # 7

Bartleby, The Scrivener: A story of Wall Street by Herman Melville What does Bartleby want? I believe Bartleby wanted to live out his life the way he saw fit without having to explain himself.  Bartleby wanted several things, such as … Continue reading

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Response 7

What does Bartleby want? (Bartleby, The Scrivener by Herman Melville) I’ve thought about this question several times, and to be honest, this is probably one of the most confusing stories I’ve ever read. That’s probably because I took the story … Continue reading

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Response 7

“Bartleby, The Scrivener” by Herman Melville, What does Bartleby want? In the passage by Herman Melville ” Bartleby, the Scrivener”, Bartleby is a copier that continues to reply ” i prefer not to” when asked to do various tasks by … Continue reading

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