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  • Aurora, Illinois, USA
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  • Maggie,
    I liked how you shed light onto this subject. Thought it may seem obvious to some, language is always evolving & ever changing. This is very prevalent when watching old movies, TV shows, or even talking to an elder. I like how you incorporated code-switching into this paper. I never thought about how people code-switch when it comes to…Read More

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    Language in the Media

    Language is a part of our everyday lives, through speaking, writing, reading, typing, and even through body and facial movements. Even though we don't think normally about it in this way, language shapes the way we view people and...

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    • Dear Amanda, I’m very interested in your post “Language in the media” because a lot of communication and who we use our language is not faced to face and much as it used to be, Now is by typing something whit your fingers and posting it in social media. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Language can also be used to inform others, both in a positive or negative manner about a multitude of subjects on many different platforms”. I think this is important because many people out there use language to affect others and not as much to help them or to inform other people.
      Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really like the way you put your ideas and beliefs in the text.

  • Paige,
    I really liked how you touched on the mental aspect of the affect of social media on influencers. When you stated “Making a negative comment on an influencer’s post will not allow the person who posts the comment to gain anything. If anything is gained, it would be bad mental health, including depression for the influencer receiving the…Read More

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    The Battle with Our Brain

    Single stories are seen everywhere by everyone, even though you may not notice it. A single story, as described by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is “the overly simplistic and sometimes false perceptions we form about individuals, groups, or countries”...

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    • Amanda,
      Thank you so much for this post! I know how difficult it is to make your mental struggles public and open yourself up to criticism and the opinions of others. That being said, you mention the harmful “stigma” surrounding mental health and I believe that the best way to address this serious topic is through actions like yours, not treating real suffering as an illusion. I specifically like how you connect the harmful perceptions of mental illness to the impacts of single stories and not being open with yourself and others. Discussing topics like these with friends and approaching others’ hardships with an open mind is the first step to a more accepting and healthy environment. Again, I really enjoyed this piece and I’m excited to hear more from you!

  • I like how you brought light to this subject because not many people talk about the body stereotypes associated with sports & its affect on people.

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