1. @JillianAviva

    Shaving my Head for Childhood Cancer Research

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    For my second design assignment, I decided to add my own assignment to the assignment bank. The assignment I made is to create an ad for a charity. I created an ad for St. Baldrick’s, which raises money and awareness for children’s cancer research. In about three weeks, I will …

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    Tala’s Word Cloud

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    I used wordclouds.com to create my character, Tala’s word cloud. I used her backstory to retrieve the words for her cloud, and I deleted the filler and unimportant words so the word cloud would be more representative of her. I decided to make her cloud in the shape of a …

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    Tala in Her Natural Enviroment

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    I placed Tala in a lush environment, standing on a rock next to a river. As an ecology major, she would find her self amongst nature quite often. I believe she would find peace and connection with nature because she has minimal connection with other humans.

    To keep her prepared …

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    How to Survive Week Five

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    This week I told myself I would get my work done in a timely manner. I started out the week well by gaining my bearings and watching all of the videos and going through the resources for the week. On Wednesday, I got thinking about my character, Tala Madeira and …

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    Don’t Follow Strange Noises

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    Exploring Frequnecy 2156  was a unique and fun experience. I really enjoyed its collaborative strategy to creating a digital story. It is intriguing to imagine people from all parts of the world experiencing the end and trying to communicate with one another. This crowd-sourced audio lets the listeners add in …

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    Learning about Audio

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    Personally, I do not have experience creating audio, but I do enjoy listening to audio. I have always appreciated podcasts and I have been using them to get through long car rides and tedious tasks for years. I completely agree with Jad Abumrad from RadioLab that listening to stories can …

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    Tala Madeira: The Lone Wolf

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    Name: Tala Madeira

    Apocalypse Archetype: The Lone Wolf

    Tala was born into a middle-class family in the Northwestern corner of Arkansas. However, she has minimal memory of this. At the young age of three, Tala was taken by the government to be trained as a child spy.

    She spent her …

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    Writing for The End

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    QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

    In the event of an apocalypse, do you think you’d be the kind of person to hoard your supplies (for yourself and your loved ones) or would you share them with those around you in need? Why or why not?

    Honestly, I would be the kind …

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    My Storage Container Home

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    The year is 2025 and I live in post-apocalyptic D.C. in my storage container tiny house. During the years of the apocalypse, my home protected me from viral diseases and extreme, destructive natural disasters. Now that the initial collapse of the old society has died down, I have been adjusting …

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    A Dirty New World

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    Finally, the humans are gone. The humans, along with all other “living” beings were obliterated in the apocalypse. Even for me, a mere speck of dirt, the apocalypse was absolutely terrifying. I was thrown around from field to forest to sidewalks to anywhere you can imagine. I am so relieved …

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    Alternate Ending to ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’

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    *My alternate ending is bolded*

    In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock! as if it were afraid nobody would. The morning house lay empty. The clock ticked on, repeating and repeating its sounds into the emptiness. Seven-nine,…
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    Can You See Me in My Camo Hammock?

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    Here is the link to a state of the art camouflage hammock:

    https://www.amazon.com/WoneNice-Portable-Camping-Mosquito-Camouflage/dp/B01NADZ7NU/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1517443455&sr=1-4&keywords=camo+hammock

    I recently ordered this camouflage netted hammock in preparation for our impending doom. I thought it would be best to test it out before the end comes, just to make sure it works. But good news! It’s …

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    I Would Rather be a Zombie

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    QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

    “In the event of a zombie apocalypse, would you rather be turned into a zombie or have everyone you love turned into a zombie? Why?”

    I would much rather be turned into a zombie than have everyone I love turned into a zombie. In my opinion, …

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    The Apocalypse Starter Kit

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    The novel I chose to begin reading was Oryx and Crake. Maybe I just have not read enough yet, but the first couple chapters did not make me very excited to keep reading. The main character, Snowman, is not terribly interesting and he does not have strong qualities. There also …

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    Hope for Rapa Nui?

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    Rapa Nui is the island I call home. Although today it is desolate, Grandfather tells us stories of when our island was lush and full of trees and crops to feed the thousands of inhabitants. When I drift off some days, I imagine myself running through the forest and rolling …

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    My Acquaintanceship with Apocalyptic Fiction

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    Personally, I do not have a very close relationship with apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. I have tried to watch shows such as The 100, but they have not peaked my interest. However, the most closely related TV show to the apocalypse that I have watched is Stranger Things. Although not …

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    Apocalypse Bootcamp

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    I am a grandma when it comes to technology. However, this week in bootcamp through me into the rings of the online world. I decided to make completely new social media for this course because the only account I really use is Instagram. Setting up the accounts was a …

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