Liberty University’s COVID-19 Response

LYNCHBURG, VA – On June 2nd Liberty University released their plans to fully reopen in-person despite the pandemic that has been ravaging the country for the past six months. The University welcomed students back on campus, staggering move-in times and extending the Fall Break. However, with a student resident population of about 16,000, it would…

What is Real Literature?

Graphic novels have always been considered less than when compared to classic literature or novels. Many people, particularly educators, believe that just because they have more pictures than words, they are not as valuable as other works. Not only is this argument flat out wrong, but graphic novels should be celebrated as a new and…

The Dangers of Fitbits and other Wearable Fitness Devices

Many people do not think about the negatives when it comes to Fitbits and other wearable devices, because they are marketed to make people have better fitness habits which is not inherently a bad thing. However, when looking deeper into these companies, the negatives of allowing your health data to be collected by them start outweighing the positives.

The Narrative Podcast

Reflection: 1) What was your process for working on this project? How did you get started? Incorporate ideas from others, such as peer feedback?                 I started out the project by thinking of a topic I knew I wouldn’t get bored with. I’ve been listening to podcasts for a while now, and my favorite genre…

A Look at Text Analysis in the Digital Age

What did you build/make/design?             For the methodology module, I chose to research test analysis. During this project I decided to compare the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and the film script for all three of the Hobbit movies using the Voyant-Tools website. I really appreciated how simple the website was compared to how…

What is Interactive Fiction?

What did you build/make/design?             For the creativity module I decided to create my own interactive fiction game using my cat as a muse. I used the program Twine for the game because I found it the easiest to pick up out of all the options listed. I have uploaded my finished game onto my…