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Words Heard, Words Read
When it comes to the social status quo, everything's a mess. According to media females are supposed to act one way, while males are to act another way. Females were taught to be nice, wear pretty clothes, put on makeup, and to “respected the man”. Males were taught to play sports, lift weights, don’t cry, and to act tough. However, none of these “traits” are found in every male of female. Some men are not tough, while some women lift weights. All men cry and not all women are going to “respect the man”. Whether, they were taught through music, family, or videos, the lessons learned don’t need to be taught anymore. In this essay I argue that the music I listen, the stories I’ve read, and the videos I’ve watched has shaped my views on sexuality and helped develop my personal and social identity.
The Effect of the Pandemic
Anxiety is an emotion that is caused by overwhelming stress. It is no surprise that over half of the Oakland University community suffers from anxiety today. The stress can be caused by not enough sleep and balancing homework, extracurricular activities, and work. It is hard for a college student to focus on school work when they have to balance so many things. Oftentimes, students will turn in their work late, fail class, and/or drop out of college. There are several ways the University can help a student relieve stress while on campus. To give an example, a student can enjoy some fun activities around campus, like joining a club, going to a college event, hanging out with friends, and even partying. Students can also take a day to focus on what they need, like going to counseling, going to a medical appointment, visiting family, going to work, going to the grocery store, and even taking a day off for self care. Professors can also offer more time on assignments so that students are not overworked with class work from other classes. However, it is hard to do many of these activities during a global pandemic, and it is even hard for students that live on campus and are from a different state.
How does music affect college students academically
Being a college student is exhausting and stressful. Students like to hang out with friends or do something they love to relieve that stress. But, there are a few students that simply listen to music to help with the hardships of college, often while studying. Which begs the question, “how does music affect college students academically?". Music is a pleasant sound that helps people feel something, whether emotionally or physically. Music is something that helps bring people together. Scientifically, music is a vibration of chords mixing into a harmony. However, it has been said that listening to music can help improve memory. And from the wise words of Ludwig van Beethoven, "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
Over the years, innocent lives have been taken by bullets. Although, death by gun is not the number one cause of death. Gun violence is still an issue. That is why I have chosen to analyze the rhetorical situation within two videos, Brave New Voices “Shots Fired” and Sandy Hook Promise: Gun Violence Warning Signs. By appealing to pathos, ethos, and kairos both videos claim that gun violence is an unexpected encounter that can be prevented.
Gender Inequality in Entertainment
There seems to be many hidden gender stereotypes and inequality in our entertainment. Many them are in the things we love to do, like listen to music, read books, watch movies, and look at art. Most people don’t notice that there is any inequality in the things they are entertained by.