Archive for September, 2011

Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research…pt. 1

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Okay, so this may not be the best logic, but this is how my research was completed this summer. It is odd, however, that I have finally found the time [and the volition] to type my final blog posts after I presented my findings at the research symposiu…



Tupac Shakur

By • Sep 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Tupac Shakur was born in Harlem in 1971. Both of his parents were members of the Black Panther party and their ideologies and views on civil rights influenced his personal life and music career. Jazz, swing, and ragtime were important cultural art form…



Billie Holiday

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Billie Holiday was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Maryland. She moved to New York as a teenager and made a name for herself as a jazz singer in Harlem nightclubs and theaters. In 1939, Billie Holiday released one of her most famous songs, “St…



Getting Back on Track

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Thought I should post a quick update on my progress as the month draws to the close. Admittedly, I have not had as much time to focus on my honors research as I would have liked the last few weeks.  I recently applied for a Fulbright scholarship (to conduct more research on the period of…
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Important Points on Modern Spain

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! As I finish putting together my poster for the week of Undergraduate Summer Research, I wanted to share some of the critical quotes that really help frame m project. Feel free to stop by Blow 201 tomorrow, September 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. to talk …



The Story Behind the Lexicon

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It took me a long time to figure out the best way to present my findings. I really did not want to just throw a number of statistics and linguistic observances on to a board and call it a presentation. To understand Latin’s influence on the Engli…



Preparing for the Charles Center Showcase

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

As I prepare to present my summer research at the Charles Center Summer Research Showcase on Thursday, I’m trying to decide how best to fit a whole summer’s worth of research on one poster board. Since I’ll only have an hour and a hal…



Preparing for the Charles Center Showcase

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

As I prepare to present my summer research at the Charles Center Summer Research Showcase on Thursday, I’m trying to decide how best to fit a whole summer’s worth of research on one poster board. Since I’ll only have an hour and a hal…



Ups and Downs

By • Sep 25th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well, we’re approaching the end of September, classes are in full swing, and I’ve been dealing with some issues (as you may have gathered from the title).  I almost put up a blog post in something closely resembling despair, but I decided to wait until I had happier news to lighten the mood – and…
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The Final Blog Post: YouTube Extravaganza

By • Sep 24th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The viral video. How can I even begin to describe it? I could have done my entire blog just on viral videos, it’s such a broad category. For the purpose of this post, however, I’ll focus on a few specific varied cases and how the main two theories …