The top one is the Original song, the bottom one is my epic edit.
I did Robert Downey Jr.’s twitter account. RDJ is obviously known for the huge role of playing Iron man in the MCU. He is constantly posting about it regardless of his characters demise with the last installment of the MCU. His character seems to portray that of Tony Stark; I think that over the ten years of playing him he has transformed into a real life Tony Stark. He uploads photo’s and video’s and announcements about Iron man and Marvel. He also does stage talking here and there, inspiring the minds of the young. The ethos that I see with RDJ is very correspondent with a fictional character than his own. People truly don’t see him in any other fashion than that of who he has played and more importantly he is Iron man.
RDJ Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertdowneyjr?lang=en
“A vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire” – Corneille
To win without risk is a triumph without glory – Corneille
“To overcome without danger, we triumph without glory”
The overall meaning is kept in this translation, there is a couple words here and there that are changed and make it mean a different perspective. The word win is replaced with overcome, more like an obstacle approach. Then the word risk is changed with danger, like a fearful challenge ahead. In summary these couple of words change the perspective of the quote.
Christopher, Kristamps, and Cindy
- Drunk Drivers are involved in more than 50 percent of traffic deaths.
Constructed Argument. Further research of this statement reveals that 50% is not indeed the data point alcoholic related traffic deaths. The actual percentage is 28% per source of the CDC.
2. DNA tests of skin found under the victim’s fingernails suggest that the defendant was responsible for the assault.
Hard Evidence. The use of a DNA test used in a testimony is all that is required to know that this is hard evidence being presented to us, a jury, and a judge.
3. A psychologist testified that teenage violence could not be blamed on video games.
Hard Evidence. The statement alone is plausible because it talks about a trustworthy figure’s research. But upon further research this becomes more evident through an organization called ScienceNewsforStudents, this organization presents us with more psychologists and their finds that video games do not induce violence in kids.
4. The crowds at President Trump’s inauguration were the largest on record.
Constructed Argument. News media across the globe all came together to realize that this statement, which was said on live television while airing Trump’s inauguration, was an over exaggeration. The largest inauguration, presented by the news outlet Politifact, was Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
5. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Constructed Evidence. There is no support to this speech, this is simply just a presidents speech to his people about not fearing, at the time Nazi Germany, fear.
Caroline Cox, MS and Howard Hirsch, JD for the Journal of Environmental Health talk about the different kinds of effects that lead exposure has on kids and adults (individually pregnant females and females). They talk about the use of lead in candy and how it is strongly affecting kids in school and adults in everyday life. They state in their introduction the consequences of children having too much lead exposure. “They include hyperactivity, attention deficits, reductions in IQ test scores, and reductions in academic achievement.” (Cox & Hirsch, 2019. 28) They go on to state the effects on women, “For women, these include hypertension, coronary heart disease, and cognitive decline.” (Cox & Hirsch, 2019. 28) and how pregnant women have even higher side effects. “Exposure in pregnant women causes an increase in allergy and asthma in their children.” (Cox & Hirsch, 2019. 28) It’s stated that the effects in adults are not as noticeable, but still as significant. The information presented gives us a rough sketch of what lead in candy does to both adults and children. Involving the male portion of effects would be helpful in the perspective of the whole spectrum of effects for adults. This helps a lot with persuasive appeals in the terms of letting others know the harmful chemicals in candy and how they can avoid the effects by avoiding the candy. Persuading the public in a sense of knowledge is a powerful strategy as it’s up to the reader to decide what to do with the given information.
Cox, MS. & Hirsch, JD. (2019). Reduction in the lead content of candy and purses in California following successful litigation. Journal of Environmental Science, 81(7), 28-31. 4.
Pulling my leg:
This has a meaning of “kidding around” or “making jokes” with someone. When someone says “your pulling my leg.” They are generally talking about your kidding with me. I like this one as it reminds me of my grandparents and old aunts and uncles talking.
Play it by ear:
I still use this and I picked it up from my father. In general it means that an answer or decision hasn’t been made and is unknown as to what will happen, so people wait and see before deciding what to do. Ex. Are you going to the ball game tonight? I have some homework to do, so we can play it by ear.
Drive up the wall;
I use to hear and get this a lot as a kid from my parents. I always understood it in two fashions, one being that I would get so hyper that I would “run up the walls” or I become too much for my parents that I drive them up the wall.
Jump the gun:
When someone is referenced as “jumping the gun”, usually they are making a decision or performing an action too fast. Ex. The lineman jumped the gun a little there before the quarterback snapped the ball. The origin of the idiom comes from horse racing. Before the starting pistol would fire, some racers would get a early start indicating that they are jumping the gun.
The Early Bird Catches the worm:
I was always told this when it came to getting something first among my brothers. We would sometimes get toys from our mother randomly and whomever woke up first, would be able to choose first. So the origin of this idiom comes from an 17th century book filled of original idioms
Christopher Grant, Anthony Wong, and Ben
The image above depicts the recent U.S. policies implemented into the immigration system. The family looks uncomfortable as the father and son watch the ax (immigration policy) loom above them. The location of the family is also noted as they are away from the comfort of the city. The ax is being held by a Caucasian authority depicted in a suit and tie. The size of the ax represents the immense amount of an impact that the policy will make. The size of the hand represents the higher authority dealing out the policies. Overall the image is overwhelmingly effective as it depicts the immense amount of stress and threat that millions of immigrant families face with the U.S. policy.
Christopher Grant, Kristamps Wong, and Will
Pulitzer Prize Winner for 2018 Editorial Cartooning :
Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, The New York Times
Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan’s first editorial cartoon of 2017 is about a refugee family having to split up from the dad’s mother back home in Jordan. The family is under a lot of stress due to leaving home and family, as well as the fear of trump being elected along with his immigration policies. This cartoon does an amazing job at showing how threatening trump was to refugees in 2016 to now. It argues that Trump doesn’t support the American ideology of a free world to everyone. A hard-hitting moment in the cartoon is at the end when the family arrives in America and haven’t seen the poll results revealing Trumps win. This is the emotional peak in my opinion of the cartoon as it emphasizes the threat in the family’s upcoming life.