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posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:04 AM by Jenni Ruggless

This website gives you a lot of information on the Holocaust. The timeline gives you general information about what major historical events have taken place. I liked the timeline because it gives you a basis for what was going on. In the section themes, Making a Leader talks about how the Nazi Party used propaganda to create a rise in political promience by making Hitler seem like a person who would be a good leader for Germany. Hilter used symbols to help create a strong side to the presidental election. Throughout Hilter's rule, a genocide had occured. Propaganda was used to show what has happened in Germany, and that people were not being treated right. I believe that propaganda has been used for a lot. It started in for the use of the Church and Catholic religion, then it became popular throughout the wars. In today's world, Propaganda is used to advertising, public relations, and communication. I think that Proganada today is infientual in some cases, but in others it just lets people know what has become. For example, for the Nazi Party, it did help them to victory, but it delayed defeat.

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:34 AM by Jenni Ruggless

I look forward to the Pepsi Assembly every year. They are usually really motivational and they are something that I enjoy watching. During this assembly, people aren't usually bored. They enjoy what they are watching, and sometimes it really brings out emotions in people. This years Pepsi Assembly was about control. I think that it was a really good subject, and I honestly didn't think it was that big of a deal. The first subject was about controlling your words, and how they can make a difference in someone's life. The example in the movie was about how a young  high school girl got bullied and she ended up committing suicide. This part gave me the chills because I just can't think that iit would happen. Sometimes the things people say can be really mean and if it just continues I could understand how it could tear someone down. The second part was about being in control of your actions. It was about taking responsibilty in what you do and the good and bad choices that you make. This example was a senior girl in high school who traveled on a road her parents didn't like her on, didn't wear her seatbelts, and was texting and driving. A series of small bad choices led to taking her life. I honestly cried during this part because its never easy to think that something like this could happen to you or your friends. And it becomes really hard when you have already lost a friend to a car accident. The last part was about which way you control what happens in your life; you could either do nothing about it or make the best of it. This example was really motivational to me. A boy in middle had cancer in his bones, and he loved to run. The decision he had to make was to put a metal rod in his foot or to amputate it. He decided that he wanted to amputate it so that he could run and do something that he loved. I don't think that a lot of people would be able to be strong enough to make that decision.

American Education

posted Sep 27, 2011, 7:03 AM by Jenni Ruggless

Reaction to 9-11

posted Sep 18, 2011, 2:56 PM by Jenni Ruggless

I think that 9-11 was definitely a life changing event. I was in third grade at New Berlin when the terriost attack occured. I had no idea why it was happening, but I knew it was not good. Watching the video, made me realize that I still don't even understand why our country became involved. It was a terrible event, and it put the whole country in shock. The part when the two sisters were in their apartment videotaping and the second tower got hit gave me the chills. Seeing this happen to our country, when I actually understand it, makes me feel terrible. I can't imagine how the families and friends feel that lost their loved ones in the towers. The firefighters, policemen, and every other person that risked their lives in the towers are the true heroes today.

Reaction to Survey

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:25 AM by Jenni Ruggless

In the survey, a majority of the people view the news and seek information from the internet. The age groups of 18-24 and 19-24 use the internet mostly for social networking. They use social networking daily. Many people prefer to watch cable television over local. The 45-54 and 55-64 tend to read the newspaper daily. Only a small amount of people that took the survey do not have internet access at home.

Blogging Responsibilities

posted Aug 30, 2011, 12:53 PM by Jenni Ruggless

The are a lot of issues due to social networking, but cyerbullying seems to be the biggest one. Sometimes, cyerbullying can leave a long lasting effect like suicide. Another issue is putting personal information online. This can put people into danger. Also, any information online that people say about you stays, so it could effect the type of job they can get. I think that blogs and social networks should be monitored.  

Untitled Post

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:46 AM by Jenni Ruggless

Chapter 1: Mass Communication
Mass communication is the the process of designing cultural messages and sotires and delivering them to large and diverse audiences through media channels as old and distinctive as the printed book and as new and converged as the Internet. Mass communications have become a big part of today's society and culture. Culture is the symbols of expression that people use to make sense of daily life and to articulate their values. Mass medias are the cultural industries that produce cultural products to large number of people. There are many different ways that mass communications are presented, have made a lot of advancements in the way it is presented.  For example, the change between the oral/written era to the print revolution. Also, the Electronic and Digital Era aided in the way mass communications were presented. We can aslo look at the way mass communications has changed by comparing the Postmodern period to the Modern period.
    In the early socities most information was spread by oral tradition. Oral tradition was passed down generation to generation, until alphabets and the written word became known. Oral traditions were still used in some socities and still are today, but the written culture overshadowed it. The written language is somethign used all over the world. Even though it took time, paper and block printing developed in China, and became very popular all over the world. The printing press started off very expensive, but over time printers reduced size and prices went down. The printing press allowed for the duplication of a product to occur rapidly. It also spread information and ideas faster and farther than before. In the Electronic Era things like the telegraph, fax machine, cell phone, and radio had been invented. A lot of these things are used every day. In the digital era, the internet and social media had veen developed. The internet and social networks are very popular way of communicating with other people. The postmodern period is very advanced compared to the modern period. In the postmodern period, internet. laptops, and cell phones allow people to work outside of the office. They also allow people all over the world to work with each other.The modern period had thingss like typewriters, books, newspapers, and magazines. This did not allow for gobal commuications. Working globaly is a big part of todays work world.



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