1. This article gives an argument that athletes should be paid at least a portion of the revenue that they help to generate for the schools. It is written by someone who can be considered an expert in the field of college sports.
Michael Wilbon. “College Athletes Deserve to Be paid.” ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. <http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6778847/college-athletes-deserve-paid>.
2. This article goes into the details of the financial side of college sport. It highlights the fact that not many college programs generate a profit off of their programs. THe article references real numbers from the past years.
“Athletics.” 22 Elite College Sports Programs Turned a Profit in 2010, but Gaps Remain. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. <http://chronicle.com/article/22-Elite-College-Sports/127921/>.
3. This is an article that counters the arguments made in a previously published article about college athletes being paid. He makes the argument that players should not receive a salary because they are already being compensated enough by their schools.
Belief in Paying Student-athletes. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. <http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/seth_davis/09/21/Branch.rebuttal/index.html>.
4. This is a piece off of the NCAA website. It talks about the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and why it was formed. I plan on using this to discuss the purpose of college sports.
“National Collegiate Athletic Association.” History. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/About the NCAA/Who We Are/About the NCAA history>.
5. This article talks about how the NCAA should either eliminate the forms of payment that athletes currently receive or they should be treated as employees of the school. It then goes into talk about the potential consequences of treating athletes as professionals.
Sack, Alan. “Should College Athletes Be Paid? Go All Amateur or Give Them Pro Benefits.” Christian Science Monitor. Web. 18 Apr. 2012.
1.“THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON MEMORY.” National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse. Web. 04 Apr. 2012. <http://clearinghouse.missouriwestern.edu/manuscripts/230.php>.
This study deals with the way that different types of music affected memory recognition. It is designed to find out the effect that the type of music has on the recollection of the individual.
2.Hans Baumgartner (1992), “REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: MUSIC, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY, AND EMOTION”, in Advances in Consumer Research Volume 19, eds. John F. Sherry, Jr. and Brian Sternthal, Provo, UT : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 613-620.
This journal deals with the way that music helps the brain remember things as they were the last time the same music was heard. This study looks at the ways in which different emotions are affected by the music, how well the memories were helped by the playing of music, and whether or not there are specific types of memories that are music aids more in recollection.
Topic: Should college athletes be paid
Purpose: I hope to learn more about the college sports industry as a whole and also and to examine their profitability. Also to examine what the effects would be if players were to be paid.
Writer: I have always been interested in college sports and noticed how similar to professional sports they have become. I
Audience: The audience would be anyone who believes that college athletes should be paid.
Working claim – Although college athletes are being used by their schools for profit, giving them a salary would undermine the collegiate sports institution as a whole and change the athletes from students to employees.
Three (preliminary) supporting arguments Although some athletes do not factor in academics when deciding on what school to go to, the purpose of a college is to provide students with an education, not a job. Paying players would taint the way in which the athletes view their college experience. Part of not paying college athletes is to protect them from being exploited by the media or by their schools, paying players could potentially sever this protection.
Three (also preliminary) counterarguments College sports are becoming a very profitable industry and since there would be no profit without the players, they should get part of the profits. Paying college players would increase their incentive to complete there four years and graduate with a degree. Having players receive a salary during college would help to ease the transition to becoming a professional athlete.
What types of evidence will you be looking for? History of college sports as well as what the implications of paying college players would be.
Three possible research questions If college athletes are to be paid, how much should the receive? How would college be changed by having paid athletes? How would professional leagues be changed if college athletes were get paid?
Critical Analysis Idea
My idea for a piece to analyze is Willie Nelson’s cover of the Coldplay song The Scientist. This is an example of an already well-established artist remixing another well-established artists work. The reason why I hope to analyze this cover is because Coldplay is my favorite band and I also like Willie Nelson a great deal. The cover itself, although still uses the same lyrics, has a much different feel than the original version. Willie took his country style and remade an alternative pop hit. I also know that the covered version is featured in Chipotle’s new advertising campaign about patronizing the family farms instead of large corporate farms. I also find it very interesting that the members of Coldplay appreciate what Nelson did and how he took their song and made it his own. The main things that I would talk about would be the different styles of music that are taking the same song to convey a similar message, but doing so in a much different way. I also find it interesting that this cover is not intended to sound like the original and that it features a completely different sound. I think that this song sets a good example for what the culture in the music world should be. Artists should feel free to remix the work of other artists and should support those artists whom are borrowing from their works. As far as outside sources go, I would think that I could find articles discussing covers by famous bands and maybe one on how the actual artists feel about copyright law.
“Clearly, the ballet ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ was one of many references for my video ‘Countdown.’ It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life.” Artists use other works as inspiration to prove and create their own work, without harming the original work. Once a work has inspired new work, the new work should be viewed as something independent.
Beyonce Accused of Plagiarism For Countdown Video
Colorful Quotes From “Avatar” Reading
- But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy
- This is a classic scenario you’ve seen in non-scifi epics from Dances With Wolves to The Last Samurai, where a white guy manages to get himself accepted into a closed society of people of color and eventually becomes its most awesome member
- These are movies about white guilt
- This is the essence of the white guilt fantasy, laid bare. It’s not just a wish to be absolved of the crimes whites have committed against people of color; it’s not just a wish to join the side of moral justice in battle.
- Think of it this way. Avatar is a fantasy about ceasing to be white, giving up the old human meatsack to join the blue people, but never losing white privilege
My name is Mitch Jacobson and I am a freshman from Minnetonka, Minnesota. I was born in Walnut Creek, California and lived in the San Francisco suburbs until I was in kindergarten. After that my family moved to Edina, Minnesota for a few months and then into our current house in Minnetonka. We go back to California every summer to visit old friends, and the thing that I miss most about living in California is the weather. I started to play soccer and hockey in first grade and played hockey until my freshman year and high school and soccer all the way through my senior year. I also played golf throughout middle and high school and have worked at a golf course for the past two summers. My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs and my favorite season is summer. My favorite TV shows are Lost and Dexter. I have two dogs, one golden retriever and one flat coat retriever, whom I enjoy to run with and take to the dog park. During the summer I spend most of my time either on the golf course or on the lake with my friends. I like almost all types of music, except for country, and enjoy going to concerts downtown. I chose to come to the U because of the academics and the atmosphere. My favorite college sport to watch is hockey, but I also enjoy watching football. I plan to major in Finance and Economics and hopefully study abroad for a semester at some point.