2018 Edition

  • This piece by Melody Diaz describes the Little Acorn Park Memorial which commemorates the 2001 Isla Vista Massacre. Diaz analyzes various aspects of the memorial and relates them to how the Isla Vista community was impacted by the tragedy. To read the piece, click here.

 

 

  •  This informative piece by Alyssa Smith, describes the 1970 edition of UCSB’s long produced yearbook, La Cumbre. This edition of the yearbook covered the political activism which broke out on campus during this time. Smith details the events which took place and highlights how they were documented in this edition of the yearbook. To read the piece, click here.

 

  • This piece by Kira Archipov is a fascinating look at the “fast fashion industry.”  Archipov focuses her research on this question: “how do people in different fields and countries address the issue of fast fashion?”  Her nuanced generic analysis of this question makes for very good reading.  To read this piece, click here.

 

 

  • This piece was written by JIRA (Jorge Jimenez Mejia, Ivy Hinh, Ruth Alcantara Perez, and Ajaila Edwards) in Christopher Dean’s Winter 2018 Writing 2 class. Written for an audience of middle school students, it discusses the differences between followers and friends.  The post was written as two posts: “Who are Your Friends And Who Are Your Followers: (click here to read) and “How to Handle Fake People in Real Life: (click here to read).

 

  • This piece by Emma Lennen is a genre translation of Frank O’Hara’s “Homosexuality.” Lennen reimagines O’Hara’s poem as a web comic, and she also writes a deeply engaging reflective piece.  To read the reflective piece, click here to read.  To read the full web comic, click here to read

 

 

  • This blog post by the UCSB trio, which consists of three students (Kenneth Mejia, Rachel Tam, and Marylyn Reyes) from Dr. Kathy Patterson’s Winter 2018 Writing 2 class discusses gender stereotypes in advertising. The blog post was originally written for a group of middle school students from RJ Frank Intermediate School in Oxnard, California. To read the piece, click here.

 

  • This blog post by the UCSB trio, which consists of three students (Kenneth Mejia, Rachel Tam, and Marylyn Reyes) from Dr. Kathy Patterson’s Winter 2018 Writing 2 class discusses gender differences in gaming. The blog post was originally written for a group of middle school students from RJ Frank Intermediate School in Oxnard, California. To read the piece, click here.

 

  • This blog post by the UCSB trio, which consists of three students (Kenneth Mejia, Rachel Tam, and Marylyn Reyes) from Dr. Kathy Patterson’s Winter 2018 Writing 2 class discusses the differences in how males and females take selfies. The blog post was originally written for a group of middle school students from RJ Frank Intermediate School in Oxnard, California.To read the piece, click here.

 

  • This piece by Xinyue Shen is a look at the literature surrounding the supposed link between violence and cinema.  This thoughtful piece looks at two academic articles addressing the issue and attempts to make sense of the issue in compelling visual and written ways.  To read the piece, click here.