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Below you will find my students' video essays from Composition II at Dakota State University. I invite you to watch the videos that sound interesting and to comment on the ones you especially enjoy. You can use the search tool, you can see which are most popular by checking "Popular Posts," and you can click on the tags below each posting to see what similar posts there are to ones you like. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

E-Waste, by Christopher Johnson

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E-waste, or electronic waste, is a growing problem that is affecting everyone. We may not notice the problem here because we are sending all our old and outed computer parts to thrid world countries. In these contries the working conditions to take apart the computers are far worse than you can ever imagine. This movie explores what e-waste is and why there is a problem.

Physical Education and Obesity, by Cole Whisenhut

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Wardriving, by Kenneth Vostad

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How to have your identity stolen while sitting on your couch. 

Changing Technology, by Andrew Van Denmark

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The Day the Music Died, by Caleb Tollefson

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Put A LIttle Dub in Your Step, by Dan Stephanich

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dubstep--an exciting new kind of music taking the electonic music scene by storm.

Music Piracy, by Tyler Steele

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Stop piracy before it destroys our music.

Energy Conservation in Schools, by Stacey Schuller

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Schools across the United States are struggling in this time of financial need. However, there are many strategies they could use to conserve energy and save money.

Deforestation, by Josiah Schiller

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Deforestation: The broad range of effects on plants, animals, and our world.

She Died From Obesity, by Laurie Reynolds

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Childhood obesity is a serious problem. A stand needs to be made before these children don't wake up. 

Autotune, the Pain and the Struggle, by Logan LeCompte


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This video goes over how autotune has been criticized by artists in the music industry and how autotune has become part of today’s pop culture.

Education Through Video Games, by Zachary Katcher

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Take a look at educational video games and see how they can promote learning for young students.

Financial Advisors and Their Biggest Issue, by Pratik Gurung

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The movie talks about the reason that caused mistrust among clients and financial advisor and that it has been the biggest issue for fiancial advisor for last few years.

Frisbee Golfing, by Julian Frietag

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Tatau Samoa, by Niko Fonoti

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What is Tatau Samoa, and the meaning behind the Tattoo.

Immigration Battle, by Chris Doberstein

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Virtual Violence, by Beau Dicus


Video game violence and its effect on the youth and people

Digital Media Taking Over, by Alysia Derry-Chavez



Writers and publisers have to learn how to adapt with New Media and publishing online

The Closer, by Dan Crisler





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This video examines the role and history of the closer in Major League Baseball and how it has changed the game.

Bridges: Are they Safe? by Joshua Caven

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A look at the quality of bridges in the US

Athletic Trainers vs. Personal Trainers, by Candice Bucholz


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This video tells some information on how athletic trainers and personal trainers are not the same job, but sometimes gets confused as the same.