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Dogmatism and Equivocalism

If everyone were equivocal and understanding of each other’s viewpoints, there would be no motivation to move forward. In politics, people are dogmatic for a reason. 325 more words

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Short Silly Oratory

This is a unit I teach in a regular public speaking class.  I used to teach it later in the semester, but I have moved it to one of the first speeches we do because the formula used for it can serve EVERY other speech we do.   162 more words

Guns on College Campuses

The university of Texas have recently announced that they are allowing people to carry concealed weapons on their campus. Now, this is not as serious as allowing middle school or high school students to carry a gun to class, but there has been recent shootings on college campuses. 330 more words

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Campus Life: Bikes or Skateboards?

When you walk around the campus of Indiana University, you notice two things:

  1. The campus is absolutely beautiful
  2. Everything is so far apart

With these two things in mind, one can only imagine how long it takes to get from one side or another. 333 more words

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Dear Diary...

Like almost everything, it starts off with a woman.

When I was 15, in the winter of my freshman year of high school, I was dating this lovely girl (let us call her Caitlin) who is a friend to this very day. 511 more words

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The Power of Speech

Like almost everything, it starts off with a woman.

Last year, I was dating this girl. For anonymity’s sake, let us call her Samantha. Now Samantha is a lovely girl; pretty, loving, intelligent, everything that you could want in a relationship. 342 more words

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Becoming a mentor

My workplace recently started a school based mentoring program to empower and support young people who are secondary students, to keep them engaged and introduce them to an alternate learning environment. 377 more words