Monthly Archives: October 2012

Didn’t Catch That? Don’t Worry; It’ll Be Replayed on Every News Channel, Forever…

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 This week, Professor (David) Amor shared his knowledge on the role of the media in elections, what he called “like the role of water in the life of a fish.” Because there are no face-to-face … Continue reading

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Election 2012 and the Media

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 Professor (David) Amor dumbfounded the class this week with the following statement: “Everything we know or think we know about the candidates we know from the media.” Not one member of our class has met … Continue reading

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Media’s Influence in the Election

Written by Firas Suqi ’13 “Asking what the role of media is in the presidential election is like asking what the role of water is for fish.” David Amor (Knox College Instructor of Journalism and Anthropology-Sociology) mentioned this quote when … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Scary When History Repeats Itself…

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 Gay marriage. It’s a hot-button issue of civil rights. Am I for it? Yes (always have been).  But the reason why really wasn’t clear to me until this lecture by Professor (Catherine) Denial. Before, for … Continue reading

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The Right to Love

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 Last week in Election 2012, we went back in time and looked at the history of marriage in the United States. In order to fully understand the debate of legalizing gay marriage, we had to … Continue reading

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‘Paperless’ Voting

Written by Jessica Oakley ’15 It is certainly true that our society has changed in innumerable ways since voting started, following the Revolutionary War. Arguably, one of the most important advances we have made is in the field of technology, … Continue reading

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Will History of Marriage Repeat Itself?

Written by Firas Suqi ’13 The various interpretations of the Constitution have perpetually been used to deny specific groups to the right of marriage. Professor Catherine Denial, a historian with research interests in marriage and Native Americans, provided us with … Continue reading

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‘Sanctity of Marriage’

Written by Jessica Oakley ’15 This week in Election 2012! we heard from Catherine Denial, associate professor of history.  She specializes in the history of marriage. She came to talk with us about the history of marriage in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Save the Trees: E(lectronic) Voting

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 In class this Tuesday, Professor (Jaime) Spacco, a professional “SMC rat” (pronounced “smack” rat), shared with us his thoughts on the possibilities for computerized voting. What is a SMC rat, you ask?  It is the … Continue reading

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Safety in E-Voting

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 This week in Election 2012, electronic voting and its relationship with patent laws was subject to debate. As technology has advanced, so has our reliance upon it, which can pose a few concerns in the … Continue reading

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