Author Archives: Chris

The Importance of Sensible Development in Jefferson Westside

The Changing Face of an Old Neighborhood By Chris Deppa Molly Farrington has lived in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood since 1990, and has always enjoyed the urban atmosphere of her neighborhood. “We have, however, been negatively impacted by the recent … Continue reading

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Infill Compatibility Standards in Jefferson Westside Neighborhood

What Does it All Mean? Understanding Residential Infill in Jefferson Westside Here is a short breakdown of what infill development is, what it means for Jefferson Westside Neighborhood (JWN) residents, and how infill compatibility standards are being utilized to allow … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Conservatives Turn Against Liz Cheney

I read an article on The Huffington Post about a video released by Liz Cheney on her conservative website Keep America Safe. In the video Liz Cheney makes the assertion that Department of Justice attorneys who defended Gitmo detainees in … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Republicans Setting Filibuster Record

I read an article on The Huffington Post about the increased use of the filibuster in recent Senate history. The author reports that use of the filibuster has substantially increased along with increased partisanship in Washing D.C. Some people have … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Switch: Jefferson Westside to Friendly

I got a change of scenery in Friendly neighborhood this week. Before I stopped anywhere I spent a lot of time driving around in circles trying to figure out if I was still within the neighborhood boundaries. My gas light … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Something I Like

The Things We Don’t Write By Chris Deppa For this media analysis assignment I chose a story by Jay Nicholas about the choices writers make about what to tell and what to keep for themselves. I found this piece very … Continue reading

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Chopsticks and Spoons in Jefferson Westside

Korean Cuisine in Jefferson Westside By Chris Deppa Since the sun came out today I decided to go by foot into my neighborhood, and I ended up discovering a restaurant that was hidden in plain sight a few blocks from … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Something I Like

Comfort Media Analysis For Reporting 1 By Chris Deppa I read a post on the blog busterwantstofish, and it really rung true with me. The post begins with a great quote about the nature of the wilderness. “When all the … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Deals With Tough Economic Times

Jefferson Westside Stays Strong in Tough Economic Times By Chris Deppa The current state of the economy is affecting everyone, and small business owners and Jefferson Westside residents are feeling the heat just like everyone else. Bill Cole, the owner … Continue reading

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Can Your iPhone Cure Acne?

By Chris Deppa I read an article on the New York Times website about a new iPhone app. The endless string of iPhone apps is certainly impressive, and reports of people using their iPhones as survival tools in Haiti has … Continue reading

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