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Blog Post #3 Contributing to critical public discourse: the analytic post

THE LAST DANCE – Chicago Bulls Documentary

In order for someone to critique something, they need to find something in the article, video, or website that they don’t agree with. For me, I chose this new Documentary called “The Last Dance”, going into detail about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their prime years. Since the entire documentary has not aired and the public has only seen 4 episodes of the 10, it is hard to connect this film with today’s era. The reason I am critiquing this is solely based on the fact that they are heavily biased toward how the NBA was played during those years of 1985-1998. Obviously, the NBA has made a significant amount of changes to the game but I don’t agree with how aggressive the players were during those times. The referees were not there to call fouls on players, they were there to make sure no fights broke out and the games kept moving. I don’t agree with these times and they do a bad job at representing these issues in the first 4 episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend watching it to get a better understanding of how much different basketball was during their time compared to the NBA today. 8oAsxRVnTCDUYipCcMuxU6

Blog Post #4 Exercising your public voice: making a case for a position

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Blog Post 4- Exercising your public voice: making a case for a position 

Considering what is going on in the world right now, many sports have been delayed or rescheduled to a later date in order to finish what was started before COVID-19 happened. Because of this lack of air time for ESPN, they have resorted to playing old highlight games of football, basketball, and baseball games. During this time they are having the discussion of when they are going to pick up where they left off. Adam Silver is the commissioner of the NBA and has stated in multiple different interviews that the NBA might cancel the season and try and start another regular season without finishing the games that were supposed to be held during this year. In my opinion, I think that no matter how long COVID-19 keeps people isolated that once everything is done they need to return to the season that was happening and delay next season if applicable. 

Because of this issue teams have had to cancel their training centers making players go stir cray about what is ahead of the season. The reason I think it is wrong to cancel this season and start up on the next has to do with once everything is over the players that were on contracts with their teams may have to change teams due to contract negotiations. All in all, I think the best thing for the organization, athletes, and viewers is to keep pushing on finishing this season and look to delay the next season if this season doesn’t come to an end in time.

Blog Post #2 Blogging as connected writing

COVID-19/Grocery Stores During this Coronavirus pandemic, many families have had to change their daily routines considering what food is available in a grocery store but also grocery stores to apply some sort of convenience toward their customers. The two links I will add in this blog post are talking about the connection between what is going on right now with COVID-19 and how grocery stores are maintaining themselves. Because of this crisis grocery stores have had to change their purpose during this time in order to stay open. They recently started allowing people with weaker immune systems to enter the grocery stores at an earlier time than most people considering everything is clean and a bit easier to maintain.

Many grocery stores throughout St.Paul have switched their convenience toward pick-up and delivery. They also added multiple rules to follow when attending the grocery stores such as staying the correct distance away from one another, sanitizing stations for after usage of a cart, and also overall selection going toward the fresh foods. Since this is happening right now and it’s hard to be sure when this will be over you’ll see more grocery stores start to create these rules in order to stay afloat.

Virus Outbreak , New York, United States - 16 Mar 2020


Parker Reynolds Blog Post #1

Texting while behind the wheel is becoming more threatening each day, the statistics are rising and it shows that multi-tasking is happening too often when people are driving. The rate that technology is going at right now makes it seem almost inevitable for distracted drivers. The technology will eventually be much more complicated making it much easier for drivers to be distracted and not fully engaged. In order for this problem to recognized parents need to do a better job at listing the dangers that can come from distracted driving. An easy way for parents to teach their children these safe alternatives means teaching the students before they are able to drive on their own.

Parents should start to discuss any directions being mentioned before entering the car, any music being chosen before entering (make a playlist). Also for new drivers allowing other friends to ride along with in the first couple of months. Between all the distractions a phone can bring to a new driver, acknowledging them and pushing them away for beginner drivers teaches them in the long-run about engaged driving.  As stated in the article highschool students who were more likely to check their phone during a certain time period are more likely to not use their seatbelts, yet also get in a car with someone who is distracted as well.

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