In the U.S. alone over two-thirds of estuaries and bays suffer from phosphorus and nitrogen pollution, and the Mississippi river alone feeds almost 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollutants to the Gulf of Mexico each year. One of the primary sources of both nitrogen and phosphorus pollution can be traced back to untreated wastewater … Continue reading Pollution of U.S. Waterways and the Devastation it Causes: Chicago Wastewater
Had you told me six months ago that I would attend a drag show, I would have laughed. Had you told me that i would have left in the best mood I have been in since I can remember, I would have said you were insane. Yet here I am.
During class one day my professor discussed race, how it affects people, how it effects out lives, and how perception of race is molded into stereotypes that one falls back upon when making observations of others. She had divided us into groups around the room, based upon where we sat, and assigned to each group … Continue reading The Race Card Project: My Own Entry
Gender roles define our society. The way one perceives how a specific gender is supposed to behave effects majority of what we as a society has defined as normal for a specific gender, creating differences in what is acceptable for men and women to do, and more to the point, what is not acceptable. Myself, … Continue reading Of Men and Purses
"This proves you were wrong.", a statement that sparked Nathan Palmer, a senior lecturer at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to write about how disproportionalities between statistical information can cause confusion about the validity of percentage-based statistics. The topic that Palmer had been confronted about was how a table from the class text "proved" a statement of … Continue reading Sociological Blog Post Analysis: Prof. Nathan Palmer
"What is it millennials prefer to read for fun/ for the sake of reading?" When this question was posed to me, I found it easy to answer. Until I was asked "Why?". This got me to thinking, why exactly do I enjoy reading what I do? In this, I hope to determine better what issues most heavily influence the opinions of young adults, and new adults on the NewAdult genre.
How exactly do children's books effect how children are socialized? In "Invisible Alligators" by author Hayes Roberts, a young monkey learns how to solve problems on her own. Combined with settings that are easily identifiable by young minds, stories teach children what is and is not expected in society.