Till Eternity

Amber Norwood Argument, Film and Media, New Voices, Previous Editions, Responding to a Text

On January 2013, Justin Timberlake announced his 20/20 experience album, which was released on February 11th, 2013. It was nearly 7 years since the pop star artist released an album, and on it was a song called “Mirrors.” Imagine being a newlywed and wanting to write a fascinating song for your partner. Well, that’s where the song “Mirrors” comes in. …

Running Out of Water

Amber Norwood Advertisement Analysis, New Voices, Previous Editions, Responding to a Text, Social Criticism

The environment is a provider for every species on earth. Humans, animals, plants, and other resources need the basic essentials such as water, food, and land in order to sustain their lives. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), “About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water- covered … The vast majority of water on the Earth’s surface, …

The Ideal Woman

Amber Norwood Advertisement Analysis, New Voices, Previous Editions

The Ideal Women, According to Advertisers The Victoria Secret Angel is a symbol of the ultimate, ideal and perfect woman. With thin, tall, and flawlessly tanned bodies, these models sell lingerie to women across the world. The company is so well-known worldwide that they hold an annual runway show that is aired on television. The company unveils their Angels, elaborate …

The Struggles of Gender and Sexual Identity in Modern Society

Amber Norwood Argument, Literary Analysis, New Voices, Previous Editions, Responding to a Text, Social Criticism

American society shames specific people based on how they identify themselves. In the novel Every Day by David Levithan and the article called “Relearning the Mothertongue: Notes from a Second Generation Queer ” by Ryn Gluckman, both authors discuss gender and sexual identities. The novel’s main character “A” changes bodies each day and isn’t able to stay within one gender . In the article, Erin …

Autobiography – Ali Alawadhi

Amber Norwood About the Authors, New Voices

My name is Ali Alawadhi. I was born and raised in Kuwait, and I’m 19 years old. I decided to study abroad because I want to get more experiences and get out of my comfort zone. Here in California, I enjoy asking people how old I am because my face doesn’t show that I’m 19 years old. Secondly, I speak …

American Ingenuity: The Car Company Made by You  

Amber Norwood Advertisement Analysis, Argument, Film and Media, New Voices, Previous Editions, Visual Rhetoric

American-made cars are often seen as inferior in the automobile market. However, the “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 200 commercial seeks to change this idea. This commercial first aired in 2011 during the half time of Super Bowl XLV, which saw the Pittsburg Steelers go against the Green Bay Packers. The Chrysler company paid the hefty price of $12 million to air this …

More Than A Friend

Amber Norwood New Voices, Personal Narrative, Previous Editions, Uncategorized

My literacy journey with comics and reading began when I was living in my country, Kuwait. At that time, my family had a get-together in my grandfather’s house on a daily basis to help build a strong relationship between the family members, especially the kids. When I was 4 years old, I used to spend most of my time with …

Men Who Are Miles High

Amber Norwood Film and Media, New Voices, Previous Editions, Responding to a Text, Visual Rhetoric

    In the 1930s,  during the Great Depression, many union workers would do anything to put food on their plates. During this time, skyscrapers were under construction, and union workers would work unharnessed on a steel beam above the city. A photograph of these men was taken on September 20th, 1932 and is enough to make the viewer anxious. They are miles …