The Internet and Google: The Advantages Outweigh the Disadvantages

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains a discussion board post for my ENGL 1101 class. The post contains an informal essay regarding a response to Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”  In “Is […]

How to support local businesses during mandatory restrictions

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 throughout the United States in March 2020 transformed American lives in ways many might never have imagined possible. Social distancing recommendations and restrictions on gatherings of more than a handful of people had a ripple effect on the economy that adversely affected many small businesses. Small businesses are […]

My College Black and White Photography Portfolio

A friend of mine initiated a Facebook black and white photography challenge “to break up the monotony and lighten the mood during this crazy Corona [COVID-19] hysteria.” The following gallery contains photographs that I used for the challenge. I shot, developed and printed these photos in my college photography class at LaGrange College sometime between […]

Essay 2: The High Seas, the Life Support System of Our Planet

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my argumentative essay for my ENGL 1101 class. The essay is regarding the Netflix documentary “The High Seas” episode of Our Planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface […]

Coastal Seas Ecocriticism Practice: Overfishing Coral Reefs

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains a practice essay assignment before my second essay for my ENGL 1101 class. The essay is regarding the Netflix documentary “Coastal Seas” episode of Our Planet. The world may […]

Leaving my friends and colleagues at the Reporter was the hardest part

By RICHARD DUMAS The Monroe County Reporter February 26, 2020 When I first started working at the Monroe County Reporter in January 2010, I expected it would be for a year, or maybe two years, and then I would move on to a “bigger” media outlet. But as someone who enjoys comfort and hates change, […]

Sheep Brain and Spinal Cord Dissections

I am taking two anatomy and physiology courses as prerequisites to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains photos from my brain and spinal cord dissections.    

Journal 5: Ferngully

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal after watching the movie Ferngully for my ENGL 1101 class. Ferngully has some good representations, especially for a children’s movie. My favorite character is Hexxus. He […]

Journal 4: Ferngully

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal after watching the movie Ferngully and reading an NPR article about the Australian fires for my ENGL 1101 class. In Ferngully, I enjoy Tim Curry’s character, Hexxus, […]

Journal 3: Trethewey and the South

I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal about “The South” by Natasha Trethewey for my ENGL 1101 class. When Trethewey combines poems about her personal history with poems about American history, specifically about […]