A final blog post hurrah

I really enjoyed having all the different mediums and outlets to practice our skills and abilities as readers, writers, and speakers. I enjoyed the variety in assignments we had to do and felt like even though we did have quite a few of them, they didn’t feel repetitive or tedious. I think working with the…

An honest conversation in “Why Do I Stay”

I listened to the podcast episode titled “Why Do I Stay” by Radio Rookies Podcast. This episode was a retelling of the young female host’s story regarding an abusive relationship and included many recordings as the story unfolded as well as after she had left the relationship. It was a very vulnerable and raw account of her personal relationship and found that the…

Tangled in Iowa Herky

Describe your Herky in detail. Focus on the visual aspects of your Herky.  Visually, this Herky has a lot of elements that come together as one. All throughout, there are black and white outline details, some that very fine and intricate. However, these monotone patterns are interspersed with vibrant depictions of the things that the artists believed represented the state of Iowa, including some…

“Why books are here to stay”

First and foremost, the speaker introduces his topic (reading physical books) by likening it to a person. He personifies the inanimate object by stating it is like a friend, which is a great usage of pathos. It subconsciously elicits emotions of perhaps comfort, joy, and contentment that people often associate with good company. Thus, by using this hook, it emotionally…

A case for creative expression

People should value and incorporate creative expression in their daily lives.   I believe I first encountered this commonplace when I was quite young – most likely when I was first encouraged to draw, paint, or create with my hands to pass time and keep me engaged. I remember this was around the time I entered preschool, but I can’t…

More about me

1) Hi, my name is Crystal and here’s a bit more information about myself. I’m from Iowa City, but was born in Seoul, South Korea. I am interested in a myriad of random, quite unrelated things like beginning to learn guitar, watching films (my two favorites at the moment would have to be Parasite and 1917), and painting. I am currently studying economics and ethics…