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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 8, 2016

If you are younger than a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a character in a children’s cartoon “Bubble Guppies” featured on the Nickelodeon channel. This Bubble Puppy is a cute little terrier with a fish’s tail….probably some sort of brand extension of “Spongebob Squarepants.”

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on March 2, 2016

In my youth, I liked the music of the Rolling Stones.  I remember a lyric in the their Time is on my Side song, “Time is on my side, yes it is Time is on my side, yes it is.”  As I get older, it’s not the case anymore.   Harvey Mackey wrote: “Time is free, but it’s pric

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on February 11, 2016

These are the top 10 most-viewed Super Bowl ads on YouTube, according to Google:

1. Hyundai - The Chase

2. Pokémon - #Pokemon20

3. Mini - #DefyLabels

4. Hyundai - First Date

5. Mountain Dew - Mtn Dew Kickstart (Puppymonkeybaby)

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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on February 4, 2016

Many prominent entertainers have died since the beginning of the year, many of them in the music business.  Today, February 4, 2016, CNN reports that the world lost Joe Alaskey, a rarely-recognized but often-heard actor voicing many cartoon characters, including Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny as well

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on January 21, 2016

One of the classes I am teaching this semester is lovingly referred to as “Portfolio.” In Portfolio, seniors gather all the projects and papers they have completed over the course of their academic career at USF.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on January 8, 2016

Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at nearby Wheaton College, has come under fire from her administration for making statements not in keeping with the “statement of faith” that all Wheaton College employees are asked to sign.  As the University of St.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on December 17, 2015

I’ve noticed another disturbing trend. (It seems my sole duty in life is to notice disturbing things.) So it is with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld that I ask, “What’s the deal with these animated organs?

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on December 7, 2015

An email that was sent by Bruce Foote, one of my University of St. Francis colleagues, reported some daunting statistics about what happened 74 years ago today in Hawaii.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on December 4, 2015

Recently, my colleagues and I did a presentation at the Illinois Art Education Association’s conference in Lisle, IL.  It was an excellent opportunity for us to share our thoughts and ideas about the need to break down the silos in Art, Communication and Media Arts programs in higher education fo

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on November 20, 2015

Recently, I have been saddened and outraged by the attacks in Paris upon innocent citizens. But as I write this blog, I am struck by the fact that we differentiate “innocent” from what? Guilty? Non-innocent citizens? Who are they?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 16, 2015

Have you seen the Campbell soup commercial that features two men feeding a boy some soup? It’s actually kind-of cute. Man 1 says (in his best Darth Vader voice) “Luke, I am your father,” as he spoon-feeds a toddler some special “Star Wars- edition” chicken noodle soup.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on October 28, 2015

I cannot remember a time where I was more excited about baseball then in the last three weeks (except maybe when I was playing softball myself as a beneficiary of Title IX).

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on October 16, 2015

The Back to the Future series of movies are an excellent touchstone for pop culture. Way too many references to list here.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on October 8, 2015

Recently I was flooded by a number of fond memories about my time here at USF.  They remind me of proverb of French origin that was used by the French novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-90).

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on October 4, 2015

Is writing really relevant anymore? Why does it seem that everything being read is about celebrities or some other equally unimportant part of actual living? I would like to talk about a blog published discussing how we produce and consume journalistic information in our world.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on September 28, 2015

Kim Davis is the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who made national headlines by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She even went to jail for 5 days and may end up there again for her refusals.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on September 9, 2015

I’d like to talk about websites in my entry to you this month. Websites… hmmmm, websites… urrh. What about them?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on August 26, 2015

Right from the start, you already know the answer I am going to give you…yes, it is. Why?  It’s the car dealer effect.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 23, 2015

A few weeks ago I went to a film festival in Toronto to hear my screenplay script being performed by professional actors. For the backstory on how I got there, click here.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 14, 2015

Last week I was in Toronto for a film festival. For the backstory, check out a previous post. I learned a few things that I’d like to pass along:

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