Author Archives: hlinn

About hlinn

I am a junior Communications major at Trinity University.

A-Mei: Chinese Pop Culture Icon

Pop culture around the world is influenced by fashion, trends, and music. In the world of music, lyrics and images are composed by artists to become the soundtrack of their generation. A well-known figure who started to blossom in the … Continue reading

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Gaming Session- 11/30/10

Tonight’s gaming session was…interesting. I was part of the group who played Munchkins, along with Raelle, Matt, Vinh, Eric, and Aaron. To be honest, we were quite confused. We tried for about the first 30 minutes to understand the directions … Continue reading

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Player Profile

This player profile involves the game Everquest II, an MMORPG developed by Sony Online Entertainment. This study, led by the Worldplay Research Initiative (WRI), follows the idea that the gaming world has become “the breeding ground for a new, multiculturalistic … Continue reading

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David Reimer: Unethical Sex Change that Destroyed a Family

Ethics in social science research have often been questioned in numerous cases throughout history. However, one of the most significant and remembered cases involved giving a sex change to an unfortunate baby boy who experienced an accidental penis removal during … Continue reading

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“Mira, que cute!” is a common Spanish phrase spoken in my hometown, Harlingen, Texas, meaning “Look, how cute!” People usually say this when they are referring to anything that is considered cute, including an adorable puppy, or a pretty dress … Continue reading

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The Experience of the Inexperienced

Coming into this class, I had no idea what to expect. Like the gaming world, when you enter a brand new game that you have never played before, it’s a whole new adventure that you are ready to explore. You … Continue reading

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