Maxwell McCombs

Internationally recognized mass communications expert gave a lecture on agenda setting and its effects on shaping the foundations of the public opinion at 5:30 p.m., on Sept. 23 at Linfield College in Riley Hall.               Mass communications’ world has been greatly influenced by the research of guest speaker Maxwell McCombs. According to McCombs, Walter…

Diversity In Look; Diversity In Ads

In advertising there is little to be said for diversity; diversity in look,  in ethnicity, in age, in body type.  This perpetuates harmful imagery to young people who want to be like the people on the cover of major magazines, or who even want to fit in to the culture around them.  When people, especially…

Oral History Report

I first met Nils Lou fall semester of my freshman year. As a master ceramicist he is at home at around clay and in his studio at Linfield College.  He can look over his room full of 30 students and immediately pick out who was having trouble and assist them.  Around clay he is the…

2012… An Election To Remember

I do not use media for political information.  I don’t use the media because I find that finding a media source I can trust can be tricky.  When virtually anyone can write a “factual” blog post about the upcoming 2012 election so it is difficult to find out what media source I can trust, who…

When A Phone Rings…

“When a phone rings you’re supposed to answer it.  You’re supposed to be there.” [Dead Man’s Cell Phone]  In today’s society we are in a constant state of having to “be there.”   I find that somehow by always being attached to someone else via different types of media, we are supposed to be “there” more…

Glamour…At It’s Finest?

When I see the word “glamour” I know that there is a certain enchanting quality, an untouchable magic, that I should take notice of.  I know that whatever or whoever is crowned with this word is something special, something I should be fascinated by.  I want to surround myself by “glamour.”  I want to somehow…