Author Archives: juliajaross

It Will Shock You How Much It Did Happen

Next semester is going to be my busiest semester at Trinity yet.  I’m planning on taking 18 hours–all of which are going to be upper division classes that are either for my major (Communication) or minor (Business Administration and Communication … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Graduate

Overview For this project, I chose to recut Mike Nichols’ 1960’s classic The Graduate.  The movie is a drama about a boy who just graduated from college, unsure of what he wants to do in life.  He is seduced by one … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Trailers!

               One of my all-time favorite things to do in my free time is watch movie trailers for upcoming movies.  I can be on YouTube for hours just clicking through the various trailers that … Continue reading

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“That’s What She Said”

I’m not sure where I first heard the phrase “that’s what she said,” but I know I was definitely amused. I thought it was clever and had a feeling it would last for awhile. Seven years and a lot of … Continue reading

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Some Semiotics & Politics for Ya

So I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and found this article posted by Gawker about a Texas man who symbolically lynched a chair in his front yard. Semiotics really are everywhere!

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The Song Behind the Commercial

We’ve all seen the commercials.  The Free Credit Report songs stay stuck in your head for hours on end.  They have been so popular that nine of them have been made.  Another example of a catchy song in a commercial … Continue reading

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The Girl with No Dragon Tattoo

Growing up on the border (particularly Brownsville which is the tip of Texas) has been difficult with a first and last name that starts with a “J.”  In Spanish, the “J” is pronounced with an “h” sound, so all throughout my elementary … Continue reading

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