Lowering Dependence on Fossil Fuels

By jcurtis1

Persuasive essay that argues that the world needs to lower its dependence on fossil fuels


NBA vs College

By canders5

This essay argues that college basketball is far better to attend or watch than the NBA.


Facebook Voyeurism

By KayTee07

With the rise in popularity of social networking, people are becoming increasingly more used to the easy access they are allowed into the personal lives of people. Users of sites like Facebook and Twitter start to feel entitled to what was once privileged information, and the desire is only going to increase as the accessibility becomes even more frequent.


By TeaLeaf

My image is one that through a mixture of several different pictures represents my journey to becoming an educator. One of the most exciting things about becoming a teacher is that there is never a final destination, just a very exciting journey with many different stops along the way. By saying there is no destination does not mean that the journey is without purpose, but it allows the person on the journey to continue learning and to continue exploring different paths.

The outline and anchor of my image is that of an apple. The apple, which is a universal symbol for teachers and...

The Future of Technology

By chiyochan

Hands are distinctly human – no other creature has features that closely resemble them. Used in this image they represent power, control, authority and care. They are meant to infer that the future of technology, and that of the world to some degree, is up to us. Humankind has the potential to make a huge impact on the planet. In fact we have in a sense been doing so since the beginning of our species. We are always trying to shape the earth as we see fit. We invent new machines which help us understand and master the natural world. New technologies have paved the way for much great...

Ghost of Virginia Hall

By sarahdawes

Heard rumors of the ghost of Virginia Hall? I had too, but didn't believe any of it until I came across this picture my sophomore year here at Mary Wash. A friend of mine was living in Virginia Hall and needed some floor boards replaced due to wear and tear. Before the workmen came by to fix everything, my friend and I were checking out the damage and a floorboard broke. We dug up this picture from underneath - proof of the supernatural at Mary Washington.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

By lryerson

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul." This image suggests the idea that music is a healer of the soul and could even in some cases be a form of religion or salvation. Exploring the linguistic, coded iconic, and non-coded iconic messages of this image help to examine the practice of interpreting meaning from images as well as to understand and appreciate the overall intended message.

The words, "fight off your demons" incorporated into this image, signify the linguistic meaning....

What is my "Right"?

By bellekid

I wanted to answer two important questions which are critical to my blog: "Who am I?" and "What do I want?" Throughout my process I realized there are a few things that are important to me that I'd want to share with a future partner. Namely, my love of baseball, New York City and theatre.

I started off using the traditional 'male' and 'female' symbols as seen on bathroom doors to show not only that I'm a biological female but that I'm pansexual and don't really care what gender my partner ends up being. I wanted these to be immediately recognizable and I think that they are.



By be88

I created this image to express my feelings and make an argument about what I believe to be true. I feel that horseback riding is not just a hobby, it’s a sport. This is to many people something to laugh at and I accept the fact that not everyone shares the same opinions as I do. But, nevertheless my blog is about horses and horseback riding and in this image I hope to convey that riding a horse is just as hard, if not harder, than throwing a football.
There's a lot of work that goes into riding. To get prepared to ride you have to groom your horse, put the saddle on them,...

Helping hands

By eachiaa

The quote “picture is worth a thousand words,” represents the idea that a single image can convey different messages to different people. An image described by Roland Barthes is the “Rhetoric of the Image” or several individual parts comprising a whole. Each picture in this image creates one single story. In an image all the different parts that is displayed come together to create a single message. Even a short message that is meant for a small purpose can regain its image after it is interpreted by others. These interpretations are influenced by Barthes three messages of an image,...


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