Group 1

Mayra Abadie- Reflective Paragraph/Research

Camilo Estupinan- Narrator/Visuals/Research

Dallas Jones-Visuals

Sophia Quintero- Storyboard

Aysha Zenon- Visuals/Storyboard

We chose our topic based on its relevancy to current events. As the 2018 FIFA World Cup came to a close on Sunday, July 15, there was constant talk and news about the players, teams, and game results throughout the month-long event. One topic that seemed interesting and not so prominent in American news was that of the national team of Spain blaming their coach change for their loss and poor performance. The change, which took place about two days before the event began, was crucial, but the lack of time and experience with the team resulted in difficulties for the team. In the American news, there was not much talk, if any, on the topic. In fact, we came across this news story as we searched for news regarding the World Cup. This helped use choose this topic, since it relates directly to the class. How do we know what we know about this situation? In this case, we had to go out and research relevant topics related to a main topic that we were interested in. Otherwise, most people, including our team members, might not have even know about this controversy. 

As we put together the PechaKucha, we decided to do the obvious and choose images of related things- the Spain national team, the coach, the fans. In doing so, the images would not be meaningless. Rather, they would serve as support to the statements being made. What became the most difficult part, then, was arranging the images and having them coincide with the narrative. We did not want the presentation to sound robotic, which is why we did not have a full-on script. Rather, we decided to have more of an outline and expand as we saw fit. Doing this, though, made us have to think more about the order of the images, as well as how we would tell the story. Going through this process, we noticed that some images did not make sense when talking about a specific part of the story. Therefore, we used trial and error along with our judgement to see what worked and what did not work.

Overall, we believe that PechaKucha presentations have the potential to be more effective than PowerPoints when explaining things that do not need so much depth and detail. PechaKucha presentations are better than PowerPoints in the sense that each slide is timed. This allows the presenter to get to the point without  boring the audience or “beating around the bush.” Both are effective in their own ways. It is a matter of knowing the material and context and deciding which will be most effective.


First Draft

Sofia, your essay is very well done. It is clear and succinct. 

I have made a few little changes here and there.

Remember, you need to include images, videos, and media. Maybe one per paragraph. 

Also, you need to put your bibliography at the end. You do not have to include the summaries 

of the articles, just the references (title of article, date, etc.).

Also, at the end of a paragraph, put in the reference from article, website, or wherever you got your information.

For example, if you read an article by Raul Lopez about net neutrality, you might do this:

Now that net neutrality is gone, poor people will suffer (Lopez).

(This means that you took the idea or the words from Lopez). 

When I grade the final essay (due July 30), I will use Professor Pearson’s guidelines:

  1. Writing quality = 1- 50 points
  2. Visual quality = layout, images, videos, media, 1-50 points
  3. Logic (does it make sense) = 1-50 points
  4. Analysis of the event (did you really pick this topic apart) = 1-50 points
  5. Use of class lectures, readings and concepts = 1-100 points
  6. How a person, movement or technology influenced the event = 1-50 points
  7. Use of sources, at least one scholarly = 1-50 points


Sofia Quinteros

Team 1

IDS 3309

9 July 2018

First Draft

Net neutrality is a topic that affects the daily routines of almost everyone in the United States. In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about the horrors that will occur now that our net neutrality has been taken awayWhen net neutrality is taken away from us, m Many speculate about the inconveniences that will arise. Although some voices in government and industry say everything will be fine, the American people are outraged to hear about the lack of accessibility and unfair prices the people will have yet to endure.

The topic of net neutrality has been covered on almost every news outlet, social media, and radio shows. Many sources start out by giving a summary of what net neutrality laws mean, who enacted them, and the fact that recently, The Federal Communication Commission voted to repeal them. In 2015, Barack Obama enacted the rules which prohibited providers from charging more for access to certain content. After the laws were repealed, internet providers started an era of not having to provide equal access to content on the internet.

When reading more about the topic, I discovered more about the details of net neutrality. In the past, there were specific things the internet providers were banned from doing. The internet was considered a utility, which allowed it to be regulated differently. Blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization are a few of the things the F.C.C., the Federal Communication Commission, prohibited. By prohibiting blocking, the government had given the people the right to access any lawful content without being inhibited by their internet provider. The ban on throttling meant that the internet providers could not slow the access of information due to the content. The prohibition of paid prioritization made it so that internet providers could not force companies to pay more for faster access to their content. These rules in conjunction made it so that the people could have equal access to all content. Consumers would not allow internet providers to favor consumers who paid more or block content they did not agree with.

There has been an abundance of news articles that talk about how net neutrality being taken away can affect one on a personal level. Net neutrality can affect access to everyday the access of every day information, even if you are not a company or content creator. Abolishing the rule that prohibited paid prioritization made it so that internet providers are now allowed to create a fast lane for consumers to pay more, leaving all of the other consumers with slower access to the internet. It is clear to see that this will leave more affluent homes and bigger corporations with faster, better access to the internet. It will affect less affluent people and small businesses with slower access to the internet.

There is also a lot of talk about how the repeal of net neutrality affects ecommerce specifically. In the modern era, there are entire businesses that rely on internet websites to sell their products or services. These businesses now fear that if they are not able to pay the premiums, access to their websites will be slowed drastically. This could give bigger companies and corporations an unfair advantage, gaining them more business

The F.C.C. and Republican parties Party have a positive perspective on repealing the net neutrality laws. The F.C.C. Chairman, Ajit Pai, has outwardly expressed his opinions that Obama’s rules are too ‘heavy-handed’. The chairman and internet providers, along with many Republicans, agree that taking a less regulated, light-touch approach to governing the internet providers will allow innovation and investment in the industry.

Another big shift that the public is worried about is the shift in the agencies that are in charge of regulating the internet. Before, the F.C.C was in charge of regulating the internet and internet providers. Now, the F.T.C., The Federal Trade Commission, is responsible for regulating the internet and its providers. This is a problem in many people’s eyes because of the fact that the F.T.C. has a lot more things that it is in charge of regulating. This means that with more on its plate, the government agency will not be as effective in keeping control of internet providers. The F.C.C. is a smaller agency with less to regulate, which is why many people believe it would be a better fit to continue regulating the internet.

Although the net neutrality laws have already been repealed, many people argue that there has not been much change in how they experience the internet. Although I agree I have not experienced any change, I agree that net neutrality being taken away in dangerous. Many speculate that although there is not much visible change at first, there will eventually be big changes in the months to come. This can lead to a slippery-slope for the American people. The more that internet providers can legally charge for, the more inflated prices will become. With time, this could create a big gap between people who have money to spend on accessing the internet and people who do not.

Social media has reacted to net neutrality in many ways. There have been viral posts with false information going around on sites like Facebook and Instagram. Many people have been resharing fear-mongering posts about being charged monthly to check email, use Facebook, and other social media starting on a certain date. This false information may scare and outrage people who have not looked further into the matter. However, there are hashtags used on Twitter and Instagram of #netneutrality, #stopthefcc, and #savetheinternet. If one clicks on any of these hashtags, they lead to an abundance of posts from political activists as well as everyday people. The posts often include information about how you can petition and vote to help protect the internet further. Many celebrities and public figures have used these hashtags, which has brought more attention to the cause and the line of events that have been happening in previous months.

Chipotle Restaurants Closing Down Across the United States

Congratulations, Team 1, on a great fake news story. It is very well written and credible, and includes a lot of very good detail. It’s clever and funny on the one hand, and sad on the other hand. It’s also scary because what you depict is an exaggeration of the truth–but not by much–given the Orwellian state of our current government. The video of the little boy is fantastic!




Mayra Abadie- Writer/Editor of article

Camilo Estupinan- Editor

Dallas Jones- Reflective Paragraph Writer

Sofia Quintero-

Aysha Zenon- Ideas, Images, Editor

Chipotle Mexican Grill locations throughout the United States are being forcibly shut down in light of President Trump’s hostility toward Mexican immigrants.

Chipotle restaurants, that which specialize in serving predominantly Mexican-style meals, are to close down by early September due to their association with Mexican immigrants and their culture. As they represent the Mexican community during this controversial time, the U.S. government has discovered that Chipotle restaurants offer jobs to over 120,000 undocumented immigrants per year. Additionally, Chipotle has been called out as “racist” toward the American people because they do not offer variety that caters to them. Rather, they cater to the undocumented immigrants that are flooding into the U.S.

The Supreme Court released a statement about their decision: “The Chipotle Mexican Grill franchise is knowingly acting against the current U.S law and immigration policy, leading to the mass closure of their restaurants across the nation. Not only are they providing jobs to illegal aliens, but they are forcing American people to indulge in the Mexican culture by not offering variety in the food that they serve. This is an evident act of racism toward the American people.”

A few days after First Lady Melania Trump visited a child immigrant detention center and President Trump signed an executive order to halt his “zero-tolerance” policy, the first Chipotle restaurant was shut down in south California. Renovations are already underway to transform the Mexican restaurant into a new American burger franchise that has yet to be revealed.

California will be the first state to experience the closure of the franchise, with over 400 locations existing in this state alone.

Most California residents are not in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision. In fact, protests have emerged not only against the U.S. government, but against the franchise itself. Protesters supporting immigration are calling out Chipotle for serving Mexican food, yet “selling out” their Mexican workers.

One California native stated, “How can you sell Mexican food and support the culture, yet give up its people to lose their jobs and most likely be deported? It just doesn’t make sense to me! It isn’t right!”

Needless to say, more controversy is arising in the nation. Other Mexican restaurants are now worried about their future. On the Border restaurants have already been experiencing declines in sales and staff shortages. As a result, On the Border currently holds only a few hundred stores that are still open. Evidently, other Mexican restaurants are being affected by the Chipotle closures.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill responded to the situation saying, “We assure that our workers are legally residing in the U.S. We serve Mexican food, but do not associate with the immigration issue.”

Even after their statement, Lime has undergone auditing of their employees and inspections of their menus to ensure variety that appeals to all races and cultures.

Throughout this situation, Chipotle founder, Steve Ells, has remained silent with the exception of his decision to step down as CEO of the franchise. With Chipotle restaurants closing, supporters of the franchise have started a hashtag movement- #ChipotleIsMyLife. Stemming from the viral Vine, it is being used to protest the Chipotle shutdowns and bring light to immigration issues in the nation.

We have yet to see if the Supreme Court or President Trump will respond.


As a group, we decided to report on Chipotle and their ties to immigration, mainly Mexican immigrants. The news is currently focusing on the issues regarding immigration and President Trump’s policies. So, we decided to build on that controversy. We chose to appeal to young adults through emotion- ethos. Chipotle is a very popular food chain among millennials and learning about Chipotle closing nationwide would cause an array of different emotions and spur much conversation. Especially in the world today, anything regarding racism or such topics would make headlines and be a prominent topic, which is why we also added that aspect. We kept ourselves credible by incorporating factual events and real people, such as the Founder and former CEO Steve Ells, recent news about President Trump, and numbers, such as Chipotle restaurants having over 400 restaurants in California. All in all, the title about Chipotle restaurants closing nationwide and the images we used showing protests and deconstruction of Chipotle buildings draws our readers in and keeps them engaged. The manipulation of actual events and information is what keeps readers believing that this is true. Finally, the hashtag #ChipotleIsMyLife is something that draws the attention of younger generations and those involved with social media, causing the fake news to spread in a quick and instant way; this is key to appealing to our target audience.



Annotated Bibliography

Nice work, Camilo.



Camilo Estupinan, Team 1

Thesis: Michel’s Platini France 98’ Bombshell Comments

Former President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel François Platini has put the sporting world in a state of bewilderment with his controversial comments regarding the presumed group fixation during the grandest stage in worldwide sports: The World Cup. In 1998 Matches were arranged so that Brazil could face host nation France in the final. These comments have reawakened conversation worldwide of suspicion of corruption in the most popular sport in the world today.

Annotated Bibliography



Davis, Janet. “The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer.” Library Journal, vol. 142, no. 11, 15 June 2017, p. 91. EBSCOhost,


The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer is a tell all text about some of the most famous scandals surrounding the organization. Janet Davis superbly provides her thoughts on this piece and it’s validity and closely connects the book to the recent scandal involving the French Federation, Michel Platini, and FIFA.

Johnson, Dale. “Was the 1998 World Cup in France Fixed? Michel Platini’s Comments Explained.” ESPN, ESPN Internet Ventures, 18 May 2018,

ESPN writer Dale Johnson facilitates the understanding of the story by providing the reader with sections to his piece like starting with what happened, then going to a paragraph explaining how they did what they did, who decided this, if they actually fixed the draw, posing the question of if this has happened in other tournaments, and seeing if something similar might have happened this summer in Russia. Overall a very information packed read that I find to be an excellent source.

Leary, Mike. “Where Should They Go? Why the United States Should Have Jurisdiction over Those Being Charged in the FIFA Corruption Scandal.” Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 1, June 2017, pp. 51-79. EBSCOhost,


Mike Leary from Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law writes a interesting journal article describing the events revolving FIFA and the political, and law factors the organization faces and how it connects to United States jurisdiction. It properly advises U.S. intervention with the Swiss government as it pertains to the FIFA corruption claims.

Lehut, Thibaut, et al. “VIDÉO – Coupe Du Monde 98 : La ‘Petite Magouille’ De Platini Pour Que France Et Brésil S’évitent Jusqu’à La Finale.” France Bleu, France Bleu, 18 May 2018,

This article written by French journalist Thibaut Lehut, for France Bleu, includes the snippet of the interview that shocked the world, a almost naïve Platini speaking about the antics that led to the French playing Brazil in the 1998 World Cup final.

Petrequin, Samuel. “Michel Platini Withdraws from FIFA Presidential Race.” Time.Com, 11 Jan. 2016. EBSCOhost,


Samuel Petrequin’s TIME’s Magazine piece on the withdrawal of Michel Platini’s candidacy for the position of FIFA president excellently gives the readers a background of some of the troubles Platini has already been a part off. It helps the reader understand more of his relationship with another important chess piece who is all too familiar with controversy himself, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The piece provides a timeline almost of when things started to click for the soccer community as calls of corruption had already alarmed many.

“World Cup: Michel Platini Claims ‘Trickery’ over 1998 Tournament Draw – BBC Sport.” BBC News, BBC,

This article by BBC Sports briefly recaps the events of the Michel Platini interview and provides us with the translated words from the man himself. The article allows the reader to get a perspective as to what the whole story is about in brief paragraphs, but helps the audience see the troubling testimony by Platini and have a feel for the controversy surrounding it.

Net Neutrality Research Bibliography

Sofia, what’s here is excellent.  You have chosen a great topic and have three great sources. However, you might want to check Prof. Pearson’s instructions for this assignment. He is asking for a minimum of 6 sources. He also wants you to put your thesis at the top. 

So far you have (1) a web site, (2) a popular magazine article and (3) a newspaper article.

You need (4) a book written in the past 20 years, (5) a recent scholarly journal article, and (6) another good source of your own choosing. You can find 4 and 5 in the FIU Library online catalog.

If you want to fix this up, OK. Whatever you decide.



Aue, Mary von. “Maps Show Which States Are Fighting the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal.” Inverse, Inverse, 16 June 2018,

This article goes into detail about different state’s viewpoints on net neutrality and the actions they are taking to fight the fcc repeal. This is very helpful because it shows the different viewpoints of the states governments and their opposition or support of net neutrality.


“The Repeal of Net Neutrality Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 11 June 2018,

This source helps break down the essence of net neutrality. This is helpful because it gives a good definition. Then, the article goes into detail about how much net neutrality can impact the average person. It lists many impacts such as new rules and impacting small business owners.


“What Is Net Neutrality?” American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union,

This source is by the ACLU, and goes into detail about the issue of net neutrality being threatened and how it relates to free speech. It is an  interesting perspective from the organization who is known to have involvement in political issues.

Secrecy and Lying

Excellent, Mayra. I like how you take a simple story and

explore the complex subtleties of lying, secrecy, and

family relationships. SK


Mayra Abadie

Team 1

Thesis: The concepts of secrecy and lying develop at a young age. Usually, secrecy and lying give a sense of empowerment, but they also act as a scapegoat, putting one’s ethics at stake.

From the time children learn how to talk, children develop the concepts of secrecy and lying. Moreover, they understand how to use both in a way that they correlate. For example, a toddler might decide to withhold certain information, such as what they did to their younger sibling to make them cry. To them, this a secret that they keep to avoid the consequences for their actions. Not just only will they keep quiet about it, but they will begin to make-up stories and manipulate the truth to avoid getting into trouble- they lie. It is almost as if secrecy and lying go hand-in-hand at some point, whether the intentions are good or bad.

I have encountered innumerable instances in which I have dealt with secrets, lies, and confidentiality. In fact, since I am about 13 years older than my brother and about 19 years older than my sister, I have had the opportunity to not only be the typical “big sister” but also a more motherlike figure. Recently, my siblings were hanging out with my husband and me. My husband was playing video games and made a comment about his loss when my brother proceeded to say a vulgar word. I immediately looked at him and scolded him; he got nervous. I started to ask him where he learned that word and if he knew what it meant to which he responded. It was evident, though, that he was lying. When I asked again, his story changed, giving me more proof.

As a big sister, I wanted to just brush it off and let him know that it was wrong, but as a motherlike figure, I knew that I should tell our mom so she could teach him a valuable lesson. I honestly felt compelled to lie because I did not want my eight-year-old brother to get into trouble for saying a minor profanity. I had to put my emotions aside and tell our mom. Of course, he did not get into much trouble; she just explained to him that it is important to not follow the crowd and say such things.

This minor situation revealed several things about secrecy and lying. First, everyone has secrets, whether significant or insignificant. In this case, my brother learned vulgar words from his friends and kept it a secret. Furthermore, I kept a secret from my mother, even for the slightest moment. Second, secrets often come out when a person feels comfortable. Someone will not share a secret with somebody who they do not trust. My brother shared his secret because he felt comfortable with my husband and me. Third, lying plays a part in secrecy mainly when someone acts negatively to what was shared. Although my brother may have felt comfortable enough to say the vulgar word, as soon as he got reprimanded, he began to lie. Lying is a reaction to negativity. Lastly, secrecy gives a sense of empowerment. Although I meant him no harm, by knowing his secret, I had his fate in my hands. Evidently, secrecy and lying play a pivotal role in everyday life, but it is crucial to understand how to differentiate such things, especially with the media.

Revised Thesis

Mayra Abadie

Team 1

Thesis: Although quite taboo throughout the world, illegal drugs are prominent in the sports world. Peru’s National Soccer Team captain, Paolo Guerrero, faces charges for drug use. His charges originally included a ban from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, Guerrero is being permitted to play in the World Cup despite his drug charges. Once the World Cup is over, there will be further investigation, and charges may still be in effect.