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English 1301 - Beaty, Salinas, Cruz, Portales, Sandler, & Riley: Social & Environmental Controversies: Home

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Perscription Drug Costs

Drugs Coming Out Of Dollar Bill

Vaping is my choice of drugs

Fitting in

Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption made me think of why many people are in debt. With money that they do not have, they tend to splurge on brand names and feel some kind of satisfaction after their purchase. Without thinking that they have gone broke, all society cares about is “fitting in” and how they are looked at. If a wealthy friend of yours posts a picture of themselves wearing Christian Louboutin heels (which are the most uncomfortable shoes) people will praise them and their friends who see the picture might even end up buying the same $600 shoes, although they cannot afford it.

SOC 331: Foundations of Sociological Theory

Queens College, CUNY

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Hola Professors Beaty, Cruz & Portales and eager English 1301 students

Our three goals today are to:


1.  Find at least six (6) excellent sources for your upcoming ten (10) page paper!

2,  Stretch our knowlege of library research and reduce our "research anxiety".

3.  Learn about databases and search techniques that will help in other classes.

4.  Have fun along the way.





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The Wall coming soon?

Protestors chant in the hall as Lt. Governor Dan Patrtick announces legislation by Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) concerning bathroom access rules in Texas on January 5, 2017. The bill is up for a vote in the Senate Monday, but it's future is uncertai

Corporations cheating.......oh my!

Which Door?

A 33-story building slated to be built on Riverside Boulevard in New York's Upper West Side has citizens and city officials in an uproar, according to an article recently published in the New York Times. The building is going to contain 274 units, but 219 will be sold at market rate as condos, and 55 will be apartments for rent to people making 60% or less of area median income. What has people in an uproar is the fact that the condos and the apartments will have separate entrances.

Alaska joins the parade!

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Sugar Study

Mas por favor!

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La bienvenida al nuevo año escolar

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I'm right, you're wrong!

Sugar, the new tobacco?

Locally grown food for the burgeoning “locavore” (Getty Images/Dan Porges)

Should government regulate unhealthy foods?

As the closing credits rolled in a packed theater at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the audience rose to its feet and gave the new movie a standing ovation.

The surprise hit, which received an enthusiastic 85 percent approval rating on the popular viewer-review website Rotten Tomatoes, featured “the greatest villain to appear on movie screens this summer,” said CBS News.Footnote 1 But it had no super heroes or giant battling alien monsters.

Instead, the documentary “Fed Up” largely features talking heads, flip charts and four obese teenagers. It portrays the sugar industry and large food companies as the prime culprits behind America's obesity and diabetes epidemics. Sugar is the new tobacco, the movie proclaims.Footnote 2

The film joins other recent food-related documentaries, such as “Food, Inc.,” “Supersize Me,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and big-selling books such as Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Food Politics and The Omnivore's Dilemma. They all reinforce the same message: that America has what food industry critic and Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan calls a “national eating disorder.”Footnote 3

Some critics — such as Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us— say much of that eating disorder is orchestrated by the nation's food industry. Companies add high levels of sugar, salt and fat to processed foods in “a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive,” he writes.Footnote 4

Kiener, R. (2014, October 3). Food policy debates. CQ Researcher, 24, 817-840. Retrieved from

On a clear day in China

Citizens wear face masks to guard against heavy smog (Getty Images/ChinaFotoPress)

Citizens wear face masks to guard against heavy smog in Harbin, a city of 10 million people in northeastern China, on Nov. 3, 2015. Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, with some of the worst problems in developing nations such as China and India. (Getty Images/ChinaFotoPress


Where will we live when the ice melts?

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