1. Madeline Coughlin

    Talking History: Professor Al-Tikriti


    Professor Al-Tikriti gave a talk on Monday about the types of routes history majors may choose to take after college.  To explain these paths, Professor Al-Tikriti used his own experiences.  He described his undergraduate career at Georgetown and graduate experience at Columbia.  Here he focused on International Relations and Middle …

  2. Madeline Coughlin

    “Texts and Contexts”


    In this piece, J.B. Harley argues that maps are a resource just as important as textual sources.  He talks about how the science of mapmaking has led many to the idea that the main concern of mapmaking is accuracy when really maps display the intentions and goals of many parties.  …

  3. Madeline Coughlin

    The Port: Shipping and Trading


    In this chapter, de la Fuente discusses mostly the trading that was conducted out of Havana.  He begins by citing the difficulties of tracking certain ships, as many were not taxed, so some ships have no record of arriving in Cuba.  He also explains Cuba’s connection with the Spanish Empire, …

  4. Madeline Coughlin

    Havana and the Atlantic


    Alejandro de la Fuente describes in this piece how Cuba and the city of Havana transformed from a poor colony, into an important resource for the Spanish Empire.  He also describes how the Bay of Havana allowed for many different influences.  De la Fuente opens with Sores’ attack on Havana, …

  5. Madeline Coughlin

    History and the Internet


    In this section of Presnell’s guide, Presnell offers suggestions for researching by using the internet.  While Presnell offers many reasons for how the internet can be a helpful research tool, she also cautions her readers by sharing that the internet has many fewer review processes than print resources–which may mean …

  6. Madeline Coughlin

    Food Historiography


    Pilcher discusses how the study of the history of food has become more popular since historians are able to view the experiences of many classes through their “embodied imagination,” or experience of their food.  Pilcher argues that historians study food experience by tracking people’s concern for taste, purity, and hunger.  …

  7. Madeline Coughlin

    Howell and Prevenier: The Source


    The first article discusses the methods used by historians to determine which sources to use for their research. Some sources may be so dependent upon another source, that it becomes irrelevant, while others may not say much about the subject, but this silence may speak loudly to how the historian …

  8. Madeline Coughlin

    Howell and Prevenier: “The Source”


    This article depicts some of the knowledge that historians must have when looking at primary sources, and some of the challenges they may face when doing so. The article first talks about the different categories of primary sources, such as relics and testimonials, and mentions how historians ought to make …

  9. Madeline Coughlin

    Presnell: “Historians and the Research Process”


    This article explains the process of historical research to a student starting out in the field.  Presnell begins by identifying how the presentation of today’s sources has changed due to the existence of the internet.  Presnell explains that, while the internet is a helpful tool that provides wide access to …

  10. @herbangerr

    Deferring the doughboy voice


    For my fourth Assignment for my final project I chose to do an Audio Assignment worth 4 stars, totaling 15 stars. The assignment instructions were to take an existing piece of audio and use audio tools (I used Audacity) to change the sound.  The original audio I used was from …

  11. @herbangerr

    Describing the doughboy


    For this Design Assignment I had to create a word cloud that describes my character, for 4 stars.  I chose the closest shape that they had available that looked like the doughboy.  Finding words that described him was the easy part! Chubby, fluffy, giggily, fat, puffy, etc…

    The residents of …

  12. @herbangerr

    The horrors of Pillsbury


    For this Visual Assignment I created a silly movie poster using my final project character, the Pillsbury Doughboy.  I had to create a movie poster that then was transformed to silly, and then incorporate the doughboy. This was for a total of 4 stars.

    The horrors of Pillsbury is a …

  13. @herbangerr

    My favorite thing to do in my spare time


    For my second assignment I had to record myself preforming my favorite hobby in my spare time.  It was 4 stars, and I decided to do it with me playing video games.  I do a lot of other things in my spare time, but video games is defiantly a big …

  14. @herbangerr

    Ohh sweet college :)


    The first video assignment that I chose to do was 4 stars, and what I had to do was create a video that showed off my college career so far.  I chose to use just pictures that I had on phone through out the 3 years so far.  I started …

  15. @herbangerr

    Im I watching a movie, or reading am I reading it?


    To an untrained eye movies are just another story being told to audience.  But there is so much more behind that.  There are thousands of hours of thinking of the idea, setting up the idea, producing the idea, and executing the idea.  All of the steps are insanely difficult in …

  16. @herbangerr

    Good morning people of my village!!


    Star: 2 1/2 stars

    For this assignment we had to greet the people of our “village” with a good morning expression.  I chose to keep it calm and simple.  I chose this, because I don’t see a person being too excited about saying good morning on a loud speaker every …

  17. @herbangerr

    Not my sandwich!!!


    Star: 2 1/2 stars

    Back when Friends was the best show on TV (and still playing) I was pretty young, and loved to watch the show with my parents.  Of course my parents made me cover my eyes when the intimate scenes would happen.  Ross was my 2nd favorite character …

  18. @herbangerr

    Redbone gets Redone


    Star: 4 stars

    One of my favorite songs out at this time is Redbone by Childish Gambino.  The song has many distinct characteristics about it, such as the fading in and out of his voice, and the strong instrumentals in the background.  As soon as I saw the description for …

  19. @herbangerr

    Mission Control… We got a problem


    In Moon Graffiti, the mood is set right away.  Your stomach begins to drop, you get goosebumps, my feet began to sweat. There is a lot of background noise and back and forth communication between mission control and an astronaut named, Aldrin. The creator adds a lot of sound …

  20. @herbangerr

    The story teller is actually a genius


    In Ira Glass’s videos he proclaims the do’s and don’t about story telling.  He explains that the best thing that you can do for yourself is to tell with your personality.  Use the emotions that you felt at the moment to really draw the listener into the story.  As they …

  21. @jwoodds106

    The Jenna Show


    The concept for The Jenna Show came about in a meeting of producers from several reality tv networks in the mid 1990’s. Their ratings were consistently falling and reality tv wasn’t bringing in the big bucks like it had in the past. The only problem was, about half the channels …

  22. @vd678

    Week 5


    Final Project

    For my final project, I chose to create a story called Let’s go on a Trip. While it was not the most creative title, I thought it was a pretty creative tale. It is a story centered around a young woman named Cassie, who lives in New …

  23. Andrew Brasher

    If Only I Could Have Smelled The Roses


    That final project was the most enjoyable thing I’ve done in a long time. I have always had idea’s for stories to tell or plots to weave and traditionally I would either start writing them down with the hope that I would one day finish them and they would just …