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Blog 1: Mount Denali

“Ohio Republicans are freaking out about the Denali name change” -Mother Jones @motherjones

August 31st, 2015

  1. I choose this as my blog post because I was able to see Mt. Denali in person a few years ago and always noticed how the locals in the park never referred to it as Mt. Mckinley and would frown upon people who did so.
  2. The research in this article came from PBS. Most of the data presented was fairly well known facts about the history and why Mt. Denali was called Mckinley. PBS provided evidence on the various dates of US happenings when Mckinley was president.
  3. I’m curious as to why the individuals in the article whose negative response on twitter to the name change were so upset. Clearly, the mountain wasn’t named in his honor that much and I don’t see why it matters now that it goes by his original name. I also am assuming the natives of Alaska are pleased with this name change, but I would be interested to see any public support.


  1. September 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

    A few things for next time.

    Embed your tweet via code instead of typing it.

    Try to find tweets that more obviously use data/research/statistics. There is data in your article, but it is more historical information than collected data.

    Change your display name so it is your name and not “sp9p5.” (See my blackboard announcement from yesterday.

    Add the appropriate blog category (“Blog 1”).

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