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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!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Spielberg's Raptor Invasion, By Tyler Klarenbeek

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The Velociraptors seen in Jurassic Park are world famous, despite the fact that they are highly innacurate.  How did this version become so popular while the real version stayed in the shadows?

Are You Leaving Your Wireless Front Door Open? By Tyler Flaagan

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An insight into how your wireless home network can be exploited and a few things you should do to protect it.

The Man Made Brain By Tyler Cass

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A breif video about the new Cognitive Computing Project IBM has been working on.

The Legend of the Monkey Man, By Tyler Bouma

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Many believe that the sasquatch is little more than a folk legend told to children to keep them from running off. However, is there more to the legend than what meets the eye?

How to Manage the Stress of Finals Week, By: Taylor Lynde

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With finals week here, everyone is full of anxiety, stress, worry, and eventually relief once they are over. However, this video gives a few examples of how to help relieve some of the stress and axiety that studying causes us.

Wii, Fun or Destruction, By Ryan Johnson

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I let you know how nintendo's Wii destructive forces but amazing features can help you weigh the consequences of buying a wii

James Harden, the Rising Star, By Tanner DeKam

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A short bit of James Harden life and the path he took to become the leader of the Houston Rockets

Ways to Kill a Snowman, By Roisin O'Neill

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Building a snowman can be fun, destroying them is more fun.

Passwords, by Richard Friesen

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The New Face of Video Games By Morgan Schnell

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Come take a look at the new big thing in the video game industry! See where casual games came from, why and with who they are so popular with right now. And where I feel the games industry will be going in accordance to this.

How to Make Orange Chicken in the CrockPot. By Markie Hanisch


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Not enough time in the day to make a meal? Try this CrockPot recipe to kick time in the teeth!

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, By Kevin Danielsen

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Environmental Laws: Helpful or Hurtful? By Keegan Graves

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 Would we have more money in our pockets without so many environmental restrictions?

I Can't Hear You, By Josef Walth

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This is a short video, here to help everyone understand how loud things really are. 

Dealing with the Debt, By Jeff Amert

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Why America needs to deal with it's national debt, and what citizens can do to help with the problem.

The Car of the Future, By Jason Dahl

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A look at the Tesla Model S and why it is important.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, By Greg Brandner

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Recycle or Die, By Dylan Norris

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In this video I tell about the different places where the normal person finds a hard time to help recycle but they can still do their part.

Growing Old Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional (Carl Grimes), By Devon Bruna

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Carl Grimes is a young boy on AMC's hit television series "The Walking Dead". This video gives a short documentary on Carl's coming-of-age story and how he grows into a leader within his group of survivors during a zombie apocalypse.

Computer Science Integrating Technology for Disabled People By Collin Rofshus

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New computer science research has been found to give back paraplegics and disabled people some functions of life back.

Should the NFL Get Rid of Kickoffs? By Chad Pelkofer

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Is the fast paced action and entertainment of the NFL the most important aspect, or is it the health of each and every player?

Ubisoft and DRM the Controversy Continues, By Bryan Koch

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This video is about Digital Rights Management and how Ubisoft has handled DRM in the past and now.

Sharing the Spirit, By Bryan Bush

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A look at a classic Christmas tale and how it utilizes communication beyond words.

Showing Your True Colors, By Audrey Hupf

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It is common today for young girls and even teens to be self-concious about their bodies. A majority of these girls wish they looked different, but Dove, with their commercial "True Colors", is trying to change the way girls look at themselves.

Child Soldiers, By Ashton Secker

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The use of child soldiers is disgusting and inhuman, someone has to put a stop to it.

How to Overcome the Difficult College Transition, By Andrew Martin

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College proves all the time to be a difficult transition. However, if you take advantage of these mentioned opportunities and get involved from the start, your college experience will be full of both memories with friends and opportunities for your future career.

Do All Dogs go to Heaven? By Alycia Pick

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A quick summary and look into the 1989 Don Bluth film "All Dogs go to Heaven."

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Healthiest Meal of the Day, by Ryan McCutcheon

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Get an inside look on Shakeology and discover how it goes above and beyond a regular protein shake!

Rugby, The Game They Play in Heaven, by Mitch Trestrail

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A breif history and a basic introduction to the rules of Rugby Union.

Up Your Design, by Megan Pifer

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Designing for your life? Make Unlimited Possibilities worth your time to better your life and designs while in school! This is a story how Megan did exactly that.

Faults of Advertising, By Eric Schwandt

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As technology continues to grow, the effect of advertising will grow.  While there are many ways used to advertise, many are haulted at the most pertinent stage--broadcast.

IPV6 is Coming, by Devin Robertson

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Video presentation regarding the state of the Internet as it transitions from IPv4 to IPv6 and what the transition means for the Internet.

Saving a Life, Hands-Only CPR, by Dana Hoff

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Animation and Science, by Brian Hoaas

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Is Runnng a Drug? by Amber Wiebenga

videoThis video is about the positive effects of running. It will also explain how running will help your body from aging. Also will tell you more about how it helps your self estym and have a better outlook on life.

War on Used Games, by Gary Utecht

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The sales of used games are now under attack by game companies. Will this lead to the end of used game sales?