The Butterfly Effect

Throughout the course of this class, I have had the opportunity to connect with and learn a lot from my pretty incredible classmates and expand on my writing skills thanks to an encouraging professor. An area that I can continue to work on improving throughout my college career is constructing valid arguments and backing them…

“My Favorite Murder” My New Favorite Podcast

My friends have been telling me I need to listen to the podcast My Favorite Murder for quite some time now. I haven’t been the biggest fan of podcasts before listening to this one, because I felt like they were impersonal and I have a hard time staying focused if I’m not very interested in…

Hayden Herky

Hayden Herky is completely decked out in his Hawkeye gear, and is a spitting image of the late Hayden Fry. There are three primary colors enveloping this herky:  black, white and gold/yellow. This herky emulates Hayden Fry down to the very last detail, even including the gold framed aviator sunglasses. Hayden Herky is a clear…

Gender Equality

To begin her speech, Emma Watson creates a sense of ethos, by telling the audience how she was appointed six months ago to be a representative in the He For She Movement. She states her argument right at the beginning of her speech, which is a great application of kairos. By doing this, the audience…

It’s Not a Drug. It’s a Leaf.

Marijuana is a gateway drug. Growing up, we were all informed of the dangers of drugs and the slippery slope that using them could lead to. I specifically remember being told that marijuana was a “gateway drug” by Sergeant Parker, the infamous D.A.R.E. guy who came into our elementary classroom to scare a bunch of…

All You Need to Know About Katie Jackson

My name is Katie Jackson, and I’m currently double majoring in English and Criminology, Law and Justice on the pre-law track. I am an avid runner (it’s seriously the best form of stress relief) and a constant thrill-seeker. Skydiving, bungee jumping, parachuting, you name it: I’ll do it. I love to travel and immerse myself…