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Bill to ban certain tattoos & piercings passes Senate

The Arkansas Senate recently passed a bill that would ban “non-traditional” tattoos, piercings, and other forms of body art. The bill is called “An Act To Limit Body Art Procedures”. Senator Missy Irvin is sponsoring the bill. She said that body modifications should be limited to “traditional” tattoos and piercings. She would ban dermal implants, scarification … Continue reading

Man freed after 10 years in prison

Ryan Ferguson was serving a 40 year sentence for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The only evidence placing him at the scene of the crime was testimony from one of Ferguson’s classmates who claimed they’d murdered Heitholt together, and of a janitor who claimed to have seen Ryan in the parking lot … Continue reading

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If you are a woman living in America, you can thank Elizabeth Cady Stanton for your right to vote. She was a leading figure of the early women’s civil rights movement. The first women’s rights convention was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth presented her Declaration of Sentiments at the convention and is considered the leader … Continue reading

Obama & Persuasion: How to Become President

This is yet another recycled psychology discussion question, as I seldom have time to do “real” blog posts anymore. Please keep in mind that I don’t necessarily support Obama just because I wrote about him for an assignment. This paper does not reflect my political beliefs. Identify a figure from politics, religion, business, or television who is … Continue reading

September 11, 2001

Apparently I have offended one of my followers by not writing a post about 9/11. My apologies. I’m a full time college student who works almost 30 hours a week. I don’t get paid to do this blog, nor do I any longer get school credit for it. I simply had other things on my plate. … Continue reading

My IP Story

When I first found out about having to write our intellectual property story, I was a little confused. I couldn’t ever think of a time when I had contributed my intellectual property to anything, except for a poem I had published in middle school. And that’s just so lame, I couldn’t write about it. I … Continue reading

Copyright? Or just wrong?

We talked a lot about copyright last semester, but we’re tying everything back together in the spring and connecting it to the maps we’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks. We watched this video about copyright, which I actually liked a lot. It was hard to understand the first couple of times, … Continue reading

Web Writing Style Guide

The Web Writing Style Guide would be something good to read if you have never blogged before. It gives some good dos and don’ts. I hate seeing people tYp3 LyK tHi5 on Facebook and Twitter. How much more unprofessional could you get by putting in on your blog? The internet is becoming more and more popular. Newspapers … Continue reading