Vitruvian

  • Just Do It

    By Sr. Karen Zielinksi
    October 8, 2014

    At first I thought it was my new “industrial strength” support panty hose that caused the numbness in my legs.  It was my first year teaching junior high students. When I went to the doctor that October day, I thought I had pinched a nerve in my legs.  Three weeks later, I came out of the hospital with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was 1975 and I was 22.

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  • The Science Behind Rumors

    By Samantha Good
    October 8, 2014

    Sometimes we forget to think before we speak, or sometimes we say things we shouldn’t have said. Someone may overhear something we say and then before we know it, almost everyone knows what we have said, whether it is true or not. This is done all the time. This is where we conjure the term rumor.  A rumor happens to everyone at one point in their life. It happens more to celebrities than everyday people.

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  • The Intertwining Body

    By Katie Bartlett
    October 8, 2014

    Time to wake up. It’s 2014 and the buzz about technology is spreading like wildfire. Before jumping on the pro-technology bandwagon, it might be useful to consider various perspectives on the advancement of this powerful force that is rapidly progressing.  The word ‘technology’ has permeated into many different areas in society, such as the medical field and the business circle. However, the merging of the body and technology today seems to have taken a strange turn of direction.

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  • Faculty Profile with Dr. Adam Hodge

    By Veronica Lark
    October 8, 2014

    This month, the Vitruvian staff had the honor of interviewing Dr. Adam Hodge, a member of the faculty in the Lourdes Department of History. 

    Dr. Hodge, a native of Northeast Ohio, took an interesting route in his journey to Lourdes University.  He completed his undergrad at Thiel College in Pennsylvania, and went on to finish his graduate work at Kent State. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his PhD. 

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  • Dollar Signs for Data

    By Patrick Pickering
    October 8, 2014

    Recently, compromising photos of famous celebrities were hacked and leaked in the so called “Celebgate.”  Some of the victims included Jennifer Lawrence Kate Upton, and other well known personages. Security breaches in Apple’s iCloud software allowed their personal information to be hacked. This is a blatant violation of private information, and is completely disrespectful to the celebrities who were victimized. The hacker, who remains unknown, was selling these photos on various message boards for the digital currency Bitcoin, which is virtually untraceable through Tor software.

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  • Technology and Poverty: Bridging the Digital Divide

    By Marcee Lichtenwald
    October 8, 2014

    In today’s fast moving, ever growing world of technology, access to information and opportunity is practically instantaneous, and easier than ever. For many, it creates a world of opportunity that in the past was considered limited to the privileged upper echelons of society.

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  • Tricky Technologies and Brazilian Bugs

    By Megan Eisenhour
    October 8, 2014

    Technology in the classroom can be a tricky thing. Some mornings when I walk into my classroom, the internet is down. Other mornings, a student’s laptop won’t start. On yet another morning, a student has a cracked screen from attempting to juggle his laptop at lunch.  Yes, having an entirely paperless classroom can be a tricky, frustrating, and a downright comical thing. But I wouldn’t trade what we are able to do in the classroom with technology for just about anything.

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  • Banned Books and Celebrating Our "FREADom" to Read

    By Veronica Lark
    October 8, 2014

    Literary censorship may seem like a far-removed concept in modern-day America; we don’t really live in a world where the town library has the final say in how we get our book-fixes.  But this reality is a new one compared to human history’s long struggle with censorship.

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  • Manufacturing the Sound of Music

    By Lachelle Black
    October 8, 2014

    By exploring the history of music composition we can discover the affects technology has had on current production methods. Technology has also affected consumer access through which the way music is purchased. Social media has changed the way artists network, market and promote their music, and in most cases, artists actually promote themselves in today’s market.

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  • The Evolution of Gaming

    By John Scott
    October 8, 2014

    The trip to the gaming exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art showcased thirty years of gaming technology from Pacman to Minecraft, and from Super Nintendo to Playstation 2. As part of the Gaming Society, we went and basically relived our childhood through videogames. I could remember playing Halo 2 as if it were yesterday.

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  • Virtual Reality

    By Allison Rausch
    October 8, 2014

    The Gaming Society: Reborn enjoyed the trip to the Toledo Museum of Art for their special exhibit, the “Art of Videogames”. We loved the fact that the games were in order by the year they were produced, and the fact that you could play demos of certain games.

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Editor:
Pat Pickering patpick7@gmail.com
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Noah Roderick nroderick@lourdes.edu

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