Monthly Archives: October 2012

Who Am I? : Complexities of Identity Construction in the Information Age

There is a small girl standing at the top of the web page—her “back to school” bangs fall across her forehead, an American Girl Doll swings from the crook of her elbow—dressed in leopard print to match the “real-girl” sized … Continue reading

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In the Cosmopolitan Land of Women: An Airbrushed View of New Age Feminism

This response was assigned for an American Studies course. It relates the experience of 20-something womanhood in America to the revolutionary Utopian novel Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Kate Upton’s breasts are tied up tight with two white strings—encased in the sheer … Continue reading

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Just Show Up: Lessons from a Local Education Rally

After 72 hours of poster printing, social media updating, and shameless “plugs” made in all classes, the day of the UpliftED Rally had arrived. 5 of us climbed aboard an idling yellow school bus –rubbing our hands together in the … Continue reading

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From Sesame Street to Sense of Wonder: Environmental Education in the Digital Age

Around 9 AM this morning I made the walk from St. Olaf College to Greenvale Elementary to tutor 2nd graders for the first time this semester. Approaching the leaf-covered roundabout outside the primary school entrance, I heard the noise made … Continue reading

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Audacity and Humility: Becoming a Participant Observer in Students for Education Reform

After a week of rumination and reflections relayed to mentoring professors over the lunch hour, I am finally sitting down to write this post. I meant to begin right away–hammering out my thoughts and concerns compiled after three days of … Continue reading

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Media Deprived

This post is a response to an experiment conducted for my Media Studies 260 course. For 48 hours I participated in a “media inventory,” listing all of the types of media consumed on a daily basis, and archiving the minutes … Continue reading

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