I really want to try to get USF to have a hair donation day for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program that donates hair to cancer patients through the American Cancer Society. When I sent mine in to locks of love it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I for real can’t wait to donate it again once it grows long again. Most likely by Spring of 2012 I’ll have it to the point where I’ll be able to cut it again and donate it. Its my goal to continue to do this for people who are in need of it.
^ 13 inches off to Locks of Love March 30th 2010
check out the link to Pantene’s website that gives all the information.
I’m sure that I could summarize President Obama’s State of Union Address for pages, but I will try and hit the main points. Obama started out speaking about the senator who got shot not too long ago. He spoke about the tragedy of Tuscon, as well as how it affected our country. The job crisis and failing economy was spoken about as well. Reforming the government was a key element in Obama’s address. He spoke about wanting to see democrats and republicans “merge together” to make the world a better place, because the challenges of the country are “bigger than politics”. Becoming a more “green” country and being less dependent on oil overseas was a big deal. Obama wanted to see “one million electric vehicles by 2015”. A big part of the speech focused on education. Obama claimed that “one fourth of students don’t finish high school”, but that in some areas education is making a sharp turn a high school in Colorado that was in-between two gangs had “ninety-seven percent of seniors receiving diplomas”. Obama also said for people who were considering careers, “become a teacher, your country needs you”. Illegal immigration was going to be severely tackled, although it would be a “long term project”.
President Obama appealed to the rhetoric matters a lot in his address. Obama used pathos in almost every sentence that he spoke, using issues such as the tragedy in Tuscon, to the “disappearing jobs”, and even the coming together of republicans and democrats. These are all subjects that are emotional for most people around the United States. The use of the flag was a use of pathos to evoke feelings of patriotism. He used ethos not only because he was the president, but because everyone in the room was government related, which meant that they were highly credible sources to the subject at hand, politics. Obama put logos into use by giving certain statistics such as how he wanted to see “one million electric vehicles by 2015”, or even the statistics about high school graduates. These are all uses of logos in his speech. I found President Obama’s address full of more empty promises, and it was a time consuming address that went on about the same issues he has addressed time and time again.
Frank Rich of the New York Times wrote an article the President Obama’s speech on cleaning up the gulf coast. During Obama’s oil spill speech on June 15, 2010, he compared the gulf coast oil spill to the September eleventh terrorist attack. The main points in his speech, pertaining to the oil spill, were about how the United States needs a better energy plan that will also help restore the gulf coast. The only problem with Obama’s promises for a new energy plan and a restoration of the gulf is that he has made many other promises that he cannot keep. Rich mentioned about how two big promises that Obama had spoke about in the past have fallen through, lowering the unemployment rate and solving the problems in Afghanistan. The president has already told BP that they need to pay twenty billion dollars to start the restoration of the gulf. If Obama is going to start a state of urgency as large as September eleventh for this oil spill problem, then according to Rich, he needs to start one.
In this article, I found many items which should be noticed as very important. Obama has made all of these promises to the United States, which he has not come through on. There are so many issues that need to be noticed, and he chooses to take the amount of action that they used in September eleventh on the oil spill. This notifies me as a resident of this country that our president is making even more “empty” promises. According to Rich Obama has the power to do so much more because he is one of the most influential presidents, but will our President actually use the great power he has been given? This is still an unanswered question, and in my opinion might be for a long time.
Well let me start off my saying that I love books, and this form of art was new to me. I really loved the show, it was definitely different. They had books and printed pages hung from the ceiling and walls. One of the main points was to use traditional and non traditional forms. They also used some cloth and leather in their art instead of just regular paper and such. It was pretty neat to say the least and I really enjoyed it.
The student gallery (Centre Gallery) in the Marshall Student Center recently hosted the Digi-Fab 2010 which was created by masters students from the School of Architecture and Community Design. It had a lot of freestanding art pieces as well as some digital pieces. It was pretty interesting, but I know a lot of people said that they did not consider Architecture a form of art. I totally disagree. Architecture is definitely a form of art. It takes talent to design such complex communities and houses like architect majors do. I thought the show was pretty neat.
In my hometown is the Ringling Museum. Every time I visit this museum I love it even more. This is by far my favorite, just because it features so many different paintings and sculptures. My favorite part of the whole property is the house. The Ringling House itself is an art piece full of mystery and glamor. It is beautiful and I definitely would suggest for anyone who is ever in the Sarasota or Bradenton area to stop and visit this museum, or at least the house. It is totally worth your time, and also it is right next door to the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus so you could see both at once:).
This was an exhibition at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga TN when I was there about a week ago. It featured jellyfish and glass sculptures next to the jellyfish. It definitely was a different way of thinking about art. The glass sculptures were gorgeous, and I think they were trying to portray the shape of jellyfish, but I am not one hundred percent positive on that matter. The Hunter Museum, which is connected to the aquarium, has more glass features including a glass walking bridge, which freaks me out every time (I had been there multiple times before this), but it definitely is something to experience while you are in Chattanooga.
This was a collection of sculptures from different countries. The main artists who these people focused their work on was Adam Kitzerow. I thought that the title of the show was very catchy, and reminded me of my favorite band 3oh!3’s song Touchin’ on My, but I was confused on how all of the artwork made one show with a common view. I guess in order to understand what the pieces we all trying to represent I would have to know more about Adam Kitzerow.