Digital Rhetoric

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The Salem Witch Trials- On the Hunt for Pagans

Since the start of Christianity, pagans have been scrutinized and hunted into silence. The most infamous period of witch hunts is the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Ma. In the spring of 1692, Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams began having fits of  hysteria, contortions, and outburst of screaming. The ton

A Very Pagan Christmas

With Christmas being on of the most reverent  holidays in Christianity, it comes as a shock to many followers that Christmas Day has pagan origins.  Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25, but it was not always so. According to Judaism Online, Christians began celebrating on Dec.

All Hallow’s Eve: A Night with many Names

During medieval times, pagans were viewed as Satanists and witches by the Catholic church. As a way to combat this, the church began altering pagan holidays to fit their Catholic ones. Halloween is the Christian holiday with the most obvious pagan influence. Halloween, or All Hollow’s Eve, originated from the

What is paganism?

Kennesaw State student Luke Gardner felt himself pulling away from Christianity. He felt this intense itch he could never scratch, and a pull from the center of his chest. Gardner never quite felt comfortable in church, and never truly saw himself represented in scripture. He always believed in questioning authority,

Final Cut: A Conversation with Ed

Here is my final version of “A Conversation with Ed.” This was a story I have been wanting to tell for the past two years, since my sister was diagnosed with anorexia. I wanted to show her journey when she hit her worst and when she began recovery. Very few

Ads and Rhetoric- Barbie through the Years

When a company puts together an advertisement, their marketing team must keep in mind their audience when utilizing rhetoric. Before Barbie was first founded on 1959,  “Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, observed her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls for hours. ” Barbie’s first ad and doll were released in

A Visual Journey through Piedmont Park

Last weekend, my friend and I participated in the NEDA Walk 2018. The National Eating Disorder Association is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people through recovery and educating the public on the severity of eating disorders. The walk began in Piedmont Park near Park Tavern. Vendors from Aerie and several

Rhetoric of Memes

Biologist Richard Dawkins first introduced the term meme in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.  The word meme came from the Greek word mimeme, which means to imitate. Memes are imitated and shared across cultures.  According to Curry Chandler, “Dawkins identifies three qualities associated with high survival in memes: longevity,

Uncle Walt’s Rhetoric

In chapter 2 of Sean Morey’s The Digital Writer, Morey discusses the four basic elements of rhetoric- ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos. Ethos examines the ethical side of a speaker- how well does the audience trust him/her? Audiences will trust someone with expert knowledge in a subject, so it appeals

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