The victim of SPAM

With rising advertising, marketing, and distribution prices, many companies have chosen to operate their advertising in the electronic sphere to reduce costs and reach a larger audience. This results in a plethora of junk mail, colloquially known as SPAM mail. Contrary to some popular opinions suggesting that the SPAM mail classification references the idea that SPAM is  “fake” meat,  the origin …

The Undesirable Cream of Milk Soup

What could possibly make someone take a three our final in 45 minutes? For a friend of mine, it was the thought of hundreds of dollars of ice cream melting into colorful puddles. In charge of her parents shop for the week, she got a phone call from an employee who told her that the storefront freezers had shorted out, …

Food: A Passing Discipline or Lifelong Punishment?

It’s something we don’t think about: using food to teach proper behavior. I doubt there are many parents out there who haven’t bribed or disciplined their children with food. Growing up, how many times were you rewarded with ice cream for good behavior? How many times were you denied dessert for bad behavior? Parents reinforce behavior by disciplining and rewarding …

Writing for the Web

Documents meant for online reading need to be concise and structured visually. Writing for the web is more like poetry than academic prose. Below are suggestions for effective writing for websites. In general, you need to grab the attention of your reader and concisely summarize your point, hinting (through media and links to other pages) at why what you are …

Farm Produce Infographics

Students in Tim Chartier’s Fall 2013 MAT 110 class created infographics by synthesizing the amount of produce created by the Farm and purchased by Dining Services. Infographic by Drew Cardwell, Quincy Newkirk and Antonio Rodriguez.   Infographic by Stewart Dalton, John Roche, Brites Moniz Soares and Luke Wulsin.