The title of the article already alludes to some kind of negative connotation. The use of quotations around “living classroom” proposes a hint of negativity. The opening sentence, “proposing to transform…. the state’s most expensive hotels into a “living classroom” on Hawaiian culture…” reveals the author’s opinion of the situation. By juxtaposing the phrase, “most expensive hotels” with “living classroom” in added quotations, suggest that this action may not be favorable. Although the majority of the article is factual, the opening paragraph strongly reveals a biased opinion.
The article was placed toward the bottom of the list with little to no comments or reposts. The lack of enthusiasm from the public suggest that this piece of information is not as important or appealing. However, the title draws some attention or interest. The length of the title seems unappealing, but the use of quotations around ‘living classroom’ draws attention because it almost comes off as mockery.
The article emphasizes that the person interviewed is an archaeologist and others mentioned are from a Board of some sort. The use of names and titles enhances the credibility of the article. Source control is primarily from professionals at the college and archaeologists.
The “dilemma” in the article is that the hotel being proposed to turn into a “classroom” was once a major part of a Hawaiian settlement. They give statistics of how old the land is and how many people inhabited the area. “1,300 years”, “10,000 people”, and “300 sites” is impressive and draws interest.
The article is very factual. It uses a lot of the Hawaiian history of the land to make the article seem positive. The article also ends with a statement from a special assistant that claims they spoke with the family related to the history of land. Using the word “family” and ending with this statement makes it very “home-like”, thus a positive feeling.
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