Savannah Christie

Originally from New York, currently residing and going to school in Denver, CO. I hope to pursue a career in travel or health public relations. I am passionate about music, new places, the beach and food.

Life after meal plans

For my audio slideshow I decided to focus on students and their eating habits, more specifically, DU students who live off campus.  The title of my slideshow is intended to give the viewer some insight as to what the video will address.  The goal of my slideshow is to make other students who live off campus aware of how their peers are going about college life without a meal plan.  The privilege of living off campus comes with many responsibilities that on-campus housing does not entail.   Continue reading

Todays 21st classroom

In the 21st century, we are surrounded by technology from the minute our alarms go off in the morning to the moment we put our phones down before bed.  In my photo slideshow I tried to show University of Denver students using technology in class, as well as some students using notebooks.  My photos are representative of my story because they show how DU students do not prefer technology over notebooks or notebooks over technology.  It seems the subject of the class determines whether or not students bring laptops to class.  Although DU has no campus wide policy regarding laptop use in class, many professors have policies of their own.

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Is DU more traditional or 21st century?

Majority of University of Denver students would be able to make it

Japanese major student uses her laptop & notebook to study for a quiz, but she does not use her laptop in class. Photo by Savannah C.

Japanese major student uses her laptop & notebook to study for a quiz, but she does not use her laptop in class. Photo by Savannah C.

through the quarter with only a laptop, however, the remainder of students continue to use a classic note-taking style: notebook and pen.  Whether it is personal preference or policy induced, more and more students are beginning to bring their laptops to classes.  For some students the benefits of using a laptop outweigh the drawbacks and the opposite for other students.  College students and professors are skeptical of how technology usage in class affects students’ grades and retention of knowledge.

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