The Need to Look and Feel Beautiful

Amber Norwood Advertisement Analysis, Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions, Social Criticism

A woman with a seemingly-perfect face is staring directly at you with the phrases “crow’s feet”, “dark circles”, and “fine lines” written across the side of her cheek. These negative words are used to draw the attention of women who fear they have the same issues, so they can stop, look, and relate to the ad. Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age, the Eraser, …

Sex in Advertising

Amber Norwood Advertisement Analysis, Argument, Film and Media, New Voices, Previous Editions, Social Criticism

A bikini model in a commercial for a car, a bikini model in an ad for watches, and bikini models on news posters. Today, sex and advertising go hand in hand. With today’s influence of media, advertisers are trying to reach their audience everywhere, from posters at bus-stops, to internet and TV commercials. Sex is often an important factor in …

Emotional and Physical Effects of Heartbreak

Amber Norwood Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

For the last year and a half, Grammy award-winning artist Adele has broken records and has gained global fame, all due to a boyfriend breaking her heart. Rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, has been making headlines for years for being his careless, judgmental self. He is known for writing hateful lyrics and not being embarrassed by publicly bashing …

We Are All The Same

Amber Norwood Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an American animal rights organization that strongly believes that animals are not ours to eat, wear, or experiment on (“What PETA Stands For”).  Their goals are to promote vegan diets and to end animal cruelty. They believe animals are compassionate just like you and that people should give them a voice …

Green Eggs and Slam

Amber Norwood Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

Dr. Seuss was a beloved children’s author who created timeless classics such as Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and The Lorax. These books are beloved by everyone from children today to those who were children when they were first published. His books are so popular they have in turn become animated movies, which have grossed over …

Give Social Media a Second Chance

Amber Norwood Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

“Since its launch at Harvard University in 2004, Facebook has grown in membership to more than 250 million people in 170 countries and territories on every continent including Antarctica” states David DiSalvo in the article “Are Social Networks Messing with Your Head.” The social network has expanded and become a vital part of the internet.  DiSalvo believes social networks like …

“Big Brother” Becoming A Reality

WBG Administrator Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions, Technology

If you have ever listened to a song on YouTube that has lyrics on it and that was not uploaded by VEVO, you have performed an illegal act, and Hollywood is trying to make sure you and YouTube get fined for it. In the beginning of 2012, Hollywood companies such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry …

The Sacrifice of Being a Teen Model

WBG Administrator Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

For many teenage girls, becoming a model means walking the runway in designer clothes, having hair and make-up done professionally and becoming famous. Because of the clothes models wear and having their hair and make-up done, some girls appear to look older. Yet many forget how young some of these girls really are. Each year the industry focuses on pursuing …