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Honors 11: Lakoff Discussion + 1984 Exam Review

We began the hour today by discussing, in general, language and its power as well as how we can define political language. We then delved into a conversation regarding George Lakoff’s “What Orwell Didn’t Know” using the… 42 more words

Honors 11

Honors 11: End of 1984 Discussion Leaders

Both classes had to wrap up DL 3.1-2 first before transitioning into DL 3.3-6 (end of the novel). Well done everyone.

Afterwards, I assigned this reading for homework titled… 78 more words

Honors 11

Framing the Policy Discourse

Have you ever tried to comprehend the central pillars of policy making? I do, and I hope that I am not the only one. I believe that examining the dynamics of the current state of the higher education policy discourse in Europe calls for a deeper understanding of mechanisms that work behind the scene, in peoples’ minds. 1,087 more words

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Hipsters, Linguistics, and Existence

Earlier this year I read this article, and I decided to write a response to the statement “Hipsters don’t exist.” I’ve been seeing this declaration for years, from friends and articles alike, and it strikes me as an odd thing to say. 2,533 more words

Weekend reads and open thread

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Good afternoon:

The waiting continues as we are being told that the grand jury did not reach a decision yesterday regarding whether they should indict Darren Wilson. 113 more words

Open Thread Discussion

Life is a Beach!

Metaphor—it’s not just for poems any more. Metaphor is one of those techniques all writers should grab from creative writers to add creative power to their writing. 551 more words