Monthly Archives: September 2017

Privacy vs Secur–does it even have to be something versus something?

On the Newseum board, there are a lot of arguments for pro-privacy. At the same time, there is another compelling argument to take as much as it has to in order to make people feel safe.  I feel like people come from many different sides when they are voicing their opinions; their personal experiences in their […] Continue reading

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Is There an Answer?

Looking at this display from the Newseum, the thing that stood out most to me on the board was the person who wrote that they would sacrifice “some privacy.” Personally, this makes me wonder what part of privacy this person was referring to. Were they referring to texts, phone calls, emails, their location, or something […] Continue reading

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Feeling Safe is not Being Safe

I value my privacy greatly but I also value my own security. If I were to give up a little of one to get a lot of the other, I would obviously choose privacy in terms of what to sacrifice but the post does not talk about security but the “feeling” of being secure. Depending […] Continue reading

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What Are the Differences Between Giving Privacy to the Government and to Our Campus?

After the 9/11 attacks, counterterrorism became the FBI’s primary mission. But in order to catch terrorists and thus increase national security, the FBI expanded its intrusion into our personal lives. Therefore it again comes the argument over privacy versus security, which seems quite similar to the campus data-mining case we discussed before. Interestingly, while I […] Continue reading

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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss is a classical picture book that many children have read and will continue to read. It follows the typical Dr. Seussian format, with his particular cartoons, limited color palate, and vivid word choice and rhyme scheme. Despite being published many years ago, the book still expresses a topical […] Continue reading

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The Need to Establish a Common Ground

When the 9/11 attacks occurred on American soil, the government had to respond in a certain manner to ensure the safety of its people. Based off of an argument brought up by Cory Doctorow in his novel Little Brother, I agree that the government first has to protect the safety of all citizens above anything else. […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Books: School’s First Day of School

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson, is exactly what it sounds like: the story of the first day of school, from the perspective of the school himself. In the story, Frederick Douglass Elementary is nervous for the first day of school, when he will be filled with children. Janitor […] Continue reading

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Ghost Ships, Ghost Ships Everywhere…

Growing up on an island in the Atlantic, I spent summers reading adventure stories. One such tale was Brian Jacques’ Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. In this young adult fantasy novel, a boy stows away on a ship: the Flying Dutchman. The ship’s crew is a depraved lot, and most fearsome of all is Captain […] Continue reading

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The Book of Mistakes

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken is a lively and simple story about an artist. Really though, it isn’t about an artist. It is about the reader. In this book, the author shows how a simple mistake can blossom into a beautiful work of art. It is very easy for the reader to picture […] Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is a timeless tale written by the Brother’s Grimm. The edition that I read is retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. The illustrations really add to the overall comprehension and interest of the book, and the story is told in a manner that introduces key vocabulary words to young learners. […] Continue reading

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