The Juggling Act

The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer’s tournament.

We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G.

Gareth Southgate’s side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two during the proceedings.

And with England’s route now mapped out, Southgate will be able to ramp up preparations for... Read more »

Cultural Knowledge

Vonree G. Nelson • Writing 100 • Professor Mohamed Zefzaf • 1 DECEMBER, 2009

One would be remiss not to educate themselves on the customs and values of other cultures.  When traveling, they may unwittingly commit cultural faux-pas, offending natives.  In “Norms”, Mary Fjeldstad noted that someone eating with their bare hands instead of silverware in America would evoke ridicule and criticism, while in some African villages, eating with hands is the custom,... Read more »

Motivations Pros and Cons of Mass Media Technological Advancements

Vonree G. Nelson • Prof. Jeff Seideman • CO101 • 16 February 2010

Ever since Gutenberg’s Press heralded the dawning of the Third Information Age, civilization has fundamentally progressed and benefited from several technological advancements in mass media.  Gutenberg’s press made it possible to mass produce literature which resulted in an explosion of information and knowledge amongst common people.  Four-hundred years later, the Linotype Machine would automate the typesetting process, introducing the keyboard. ... Read more »

Communication Analysis of Dr. Cornel West

Vonree G. Nelson • Professor C. Lawson • CO100 • 26 MARCH 2010

Dr. Cornel West has been called the W.E.B. Du Bois of this generation. The African American scholar is a best-selling author, philosopher, critic, actor, blues man, and outspoken civil rights activist. West preaches a message of love and equality amongst all religions, colors, castes, creeds, sexes, and sexualities. He refers to everyone as his “dear brother” or “dear... Read more »