Monday, August 31, 2015

Exploration Two: Our First Blog Post - Nick Reed

Hey everyone,

My name is Nick Reed and I'm from Marysville and graduated Marysville High School and am currently majoring in Business- undecided. I took part in many different things throughout high school which include three years of Spanish language courses, three years of marching band, one year of combo (show choir live band), two years of jazz band, where I played trombone in all three clubs. Along with trombone, I can play three more instruments (four in total) being the guitar, piano, and trumpet. I took a break from all of these things my senior year and focused more on random classes that would allow me to find what I was passionate about that I could develop a solid career out of which turned out to be business! Family is also very important to me. I have only one sibling, an older brother, and we grew up as a tight-knit,little family of four, that really didn't have time to grow apart, so we stayed close.

My brother and I the day of his graduation (2013)
My mom and I the day of my graduation (2015)

Something that stood out to me in the textbook was how often we see literature or writing in our everyday life. It's so plentiful and constant that we almost take it for granted and not  think twice about it or like it's just there and it always has been so we don't really think about it or acknowledge it. But much like the writings in the book, the writing and literature we see in everyday life is represented efficiently through the events that occur around us. Whether it be campaign posters or a billboard advertisement that's preaching about the latest apple product every sign or symbol is a reflection of events that are going on in our society, much like how literature explains events in a time different from ours or from a perspective that we might not have though of before.


  1. I like your idea that everyday things such as billboard advertisements and campaign posters provide a reflection of our society. Now that I think about it, those forms of media reflect the events occurring in our society almost as equally as works of literature do.

  2. i like your point that we see literature in everyday life and that we are so used to it that we take it for granted and not even noticing it.

  3. I love that you were involved in so much during high school. Being involved in very important in anything in life and I want to be involved as much as I can in college also. It can be difficult at a small school like OSU Marion but it definitely is possible!


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