How I Feel About CT101

Seeing as how this is only the second week of the Spring semester 2019 at York College. I don’t really have any reactions to the class CT101: Digital Storytelling. We still have many weeks left in the semester so I am keeping an open mind to what Ryan is going to teach the class as well as what new things I will learn.

My reactions:

I’m very curious to learn about new things in this class


My face when Ryan talks about things in class that I’ve never heard about or didn’t know
My face when Ryan taught us how to create our own GIFs
Listening to Ryan in class
Walking into CT101 class still tired

TV Show Obsession-Law & Order: SVU

The thing that makes me happy is watching a television show or movie that I find interesting.  One of my favorite television show is “Law & Order: SVU”. Law & Order: SVU is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It is currently the longest running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime tv series. I have seen all 18 seasons and have never missed one episode. I love the drama and action as well as the characters. I find the television show very captivating and I can never look away from the television when it comes on.  At the beginning of every “Law & Order: SVU” episode includes the same blurb: “The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event.” But I  know how false that claim is. Unfortunately, real life “heinous crimes” have given the long-running crime drama inspiration since 1999.

“Selfish” (Season 10) is based on of the crime committed by Casey Anthony,the infamous party-girl mother who was accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. Casey Anthony was portrayed by actress and singer Hilary Duff.


“American Tragedy” is based on the 2012 tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin & the racial comments from George Zimmerman who was portrayed by a celebrity southern chef who shoots an unarmed black teenager mistaking him for a rapist.

“October Surprise” is based on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Anthony Weiner, a former congressman from New York City, pled guilty in 2017 for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. ADA Barba is put in a difficult position after the detectives investigate his childhood friend, a mayoral candidate accused of rape.

“Baby Killer” is based on the 2000 school shooting of Kayla Rolland by her six-year-old classmate Dedrick Darnell Owens at Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Mich. The episode portrays After a seven-year-old girl is shot by one of her male classmates, the detectives must track down how the little boy got the gun in the first place.

“Patrimonal Burden” is based on the reality show “19 Kids and Counting” and the Josh Duggar molestation controversy. The episode portrays A reality television family of 10 finds out that their 13-year-old daughter is pregnant. The detectives investigate and discover that one of the sons was also sexually abusing the girls in the family.

I love how “Law & Order: SVU mimics the actual crimes and sheds more light to said crimes that have happened over the past 20 years. It’s just upsetting how some episodes in the tv series are not solved or the suspect is not convicted.

Vintage Travel Poster Remix

Today in CT101, we created our own take on vintage travel posters from a DS106 assignment. We used photoshop to add our creativeness on the posters that we chose. I chose a travel poster of London, seeing as how I want to visit one day. I want to explore the tourist sites such as Big Ben which is in the poster and The London Eye, where you can see all of the country on the ride. The process of remixing the poster was not difficult. I edited and deleted the original words and the watermark on the top left corner as well as the copyright on the bottom. Then, I added the phrase, “It’s always a blast in CT101 at the bottom with an image of a rocket ship launching. I liked this assignment and I enjoyed making it into my own .




My First Publication

The url below is an article that I submitted to my school’s online newspaper site about a topic that I felt passionate about and an issue that has become a real problem in the United States. I feel that it’s important to be well-informed about problems such as this one. You can also comment on here and let me know what you think as well. I would be happy to hear your thoughts!

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