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Scrum Boards for Organization

Kelley Dodge ’16, guest blogger While the pictures on the left may seem like a jumbled mess of sticky notes, I have found the Scrum Board to be a great way to organize project management. Throughout Winter Term, my ENG Publishing class has been using a Scrum Board to monitor the progress of our long-term project – writing and publishing … Continue Reading

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Is Print Dying like Blockbuster?

Emily Hill ’18, guest blogger We have been conducting several class discussions in ENG 311 Publishing about how eBooks are affecting the print industry. In our most recent assignment, we were asked to read I Economist essay, “From Papyrus to Pixels” which was as an eBook. I couldn’t help but recollect a different media platform transformation. Advancements in technology have … Continue Reading

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Banned Books Then and Now

Guest post by Soula Kosti ’18 In our Publishing class this week we watched a few scenes of the movie The Name of the Rose, based on the book of the same title by Umberto Eco. This movie is based on a book by Umberto Eco with the same name that was first published in 1980. You can find a … Continue Reading

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The Spread of Information

Guest Post by Kelley Dodge ’16 One of the most pivotal time periods for print culture was the Industrial Revolution, where a boom in business demanded innovations in the printing industry. The mechanization of printing allowed for more work to be published more quickly, and an expanded transportation network facilitated greater distribution of this work. This allowed for a much … Continue Reading

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Questions of Originality

Guest Post by Soula Kosti ’18 This week in our ENG 311 Publishing class, we discussed a lot about the roles we have as writers and authors as well as the things we must do to connect with our audience and make our pieces unique. But how can we actually make what we write unique, if almost anything you can … Continue Reading

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Rhetoric and Group Projects – A Reflection

Guest post by Liz Van Hise ’16 Throughout college, it is inevitable that you will have at least one class per semester that has a group project that contributes to a significant part of your grade. Group projects are notorious in college and often seem to bring up repressed memories. Our minds start to swirl with questions – do we … Continue Reading

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What Is an Original Idea?

Guest post by Kelley Dodge ’16 The concept of “authorship” has greatly evolved throughout history. While during the medieval period authors were regarded as individuals who reproduced and reshaped past material for contemporary use, today, we typically think of authors as individuals who create their own original content. In modern times the author is given much more power, not only … Continue Reading

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Preserving Culture through the Written Word

Guest post by Tim Melton In terms of publishing, we seem to be in a great period of uncertainty. Clearly, the advent of digital publishing through eBooks has in many ways invalidated the old print model. There are still some, though, that argue that print literature will never completely disappear, particularly due to the fact that books inherently capture the … Continue Reading

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Reflection: My Time in CUPID Studio

This semester has been a wild one. Starting my third year in college has started off at a fast pace, as I attempted to balance a full course load, a job, a social life, and (not enough) visits to the gym. In retrospect, though, I am so glad that I took the Advanced CUPID Studio course. Amidst all the crazy academic presentations and … Continue Reading

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The Power of Buzzfeed and Other Social News Sites

They’re probably every other post in your Facebook news feed. And blog posts titled things like “Why You and Your Roommates Will be Best Friends For Life,” or “An Open Letter to My Cat” are pervasive not just on Facebook but pretty much every social media site you visit. Websites like The Odyssey, Buzzfeed, and Total Srat Move seem to … Continue Reading

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