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Michael Moore's ‘Bowling for Columbine’ - Michael Moore was born on April 23rd 1954. He’s An American film maker, author and a liberal political commentator. He has directed and produced four of the eight highest grossing documentaries of all time. In 2005 Time Magazine named Moore one of the world’s ‘Hundred most influential people’. The documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ explores the possible causes for the Columbine High School massacre. It has won the ‘Best Documentary feature’ at both the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards, together with the César award for ‘best foreign films’....   [tags: Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine, ] 1338 words
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Bowling For Columbine - Bowling for Columbine, a film by Michael Moore tries to bring some very important points to the foreground of American culture and to some degree succeeds, however, by manipulating different things in this movie it makes it hard for me to totally agree with what he has to say. One point Mr. Moore and I do agree on is that racism, specifically against African American males is still very alive in America. Also, I agree that the media tries to find a quick and easy scapegoat to place the blame on because it is easier than to actually deal with the bigger picture....   [tags: Movie Review] 747 words
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Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore - ... Upon finding out that the scene was not real, some of the shock is lost, due to the fact that the process was most likely more complex than Moore had made it seem. It is shocking that a bank would give away guns, of all things, to bring in new account holders, and it was a good element that Moore brought into the film. Many things have been said implying that this documentary is not in fact a documentary. Despite winning the Oscar for best documentary, it has been brought to the attention of many that this film does not follow the guidelines of which to be considered a documentary....   [tags: documentaries, winning of the oscar] 755 words
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Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore - In American society, violence runs rampage throughout the country that cause its citizens to be afraid and discouraged about their homeland. One of the major parts of American violence is from guns. In the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine", a famous filmmaker, Michael Moore addresses the ubiquitous situation in America. He argues that the use of gun in America co-insides or correlates to the recent massacres and that America, as a whole, should have stricter gun control laws. Throughout the film, Moore uses specific references to it and employs rhetorical and persuasive devices to construct his argument in favor of changing gun laws....   [tags: Gun Violence, Laws, America]
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Bowling for Columbine - Bowling for Columbine, directed by Michael Moore, has been given numerous awards for the best documentary. For many, such as Jim Ferguson of KMSB-TV, he says, “Moore has done it again, the year’s most powerful documentary. An eye opener" (Bowling for Columbine). Yes, a real eye opener to how Moore will rely on fictitious facts and his audience’s sympathy towards certain events to get his message across. Documentaries have many different modes of presenting their material. Mockumentaries define itself as “fictional films which parody the forms and conventions of documentary, often for humorous effect” (Bowling for Columbine)....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 339 words
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Bowling for Columbine - Bowling for Columbine In 2002 Michael Moore’s film “Bowling for Columbine” won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, in my opinion I do not believe that this movie is a documentary or truth. Bowling for Columbine is FICTION. The movie makes its points by easily deceiving and misleading the viewer. Moore uses deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is coldhearted towards the killings. In the movie Charlton Heston (President of the NRA) comes to Denver to hold a large pro-gun rally for the National Rifle Association....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore - Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore 'Bowling for Columbine', directed by Michael Moore, deals with the problems of gun crime in America. The main purpose of this film is to persuade American people to change their ideas about guns and gun laws. Moore constantly refers to other countries such as Canada and their gun policies to back up his arguments for increased gun regulation....   [tags: Michael Moore Columbine Movie Film Essays] 3229 words
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Bowling For Columbine as a Carnivelsque - To what extent can BFC be viewed as drawing on key elements of Bakhtin’s notion of carnivalesque. Bowling for Columbine is a post-structural film produced by Mike Moore. It leaves a message about America and its people. Today, the world is not a safe place. However, the world is made unsafe by the people who don’t believe it is safe. This is what the film is based on: fear and guns. Bowling For Columbine is a carnivalesque to an extent as it contains many elements of a carnivalesque. These elements are shown through repetition, polyphony of voices and the creation of another world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1399 words
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Contriversial, Provocative, and Award Winning Film, "Bowling for Columbine" - ... Bush will never see a second term." Well, one can only dream. After all, it is just a movie. Micheal Moore When "Bowling for Columbine" was announced as the Oscar winner for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, the audience rose to its feet. It was a great moment, one that I will always cherish. They were standing and cheering for a film that says we Americans are a uniquely violent people, using our massive stash of guns to kill each other and to use them against many countries around the world....   [tags: documentary, guns, violence]
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Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine - Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine In Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore, an award winning writer and director takes a look at some of the many social problems that plague America to this day. Moore starts his documentary by briefly talking about the Columbine High School shooting and then moves on to discuss things that may have truly been a factor in some the aggression that the two students so aggressively took out on their peers. Many issues are talked about in this movie including but not limited to: The Oklahoma City bombing, the presence of a leading tactical weapons provider located near the small town of Littleton, and many others....   [tags: Films Movies Michael Moore Essays Papers]
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An Analysis of Michael Moore's Documentary, Bowling for Columbine - Bowling for Columbine is a documentary about how guns are a bad influence and pollute the mind, rather than supplying safety, which is the real reason behind the possession of a gun being legalised. Michael Moore, the film maker, wrote and produced the film to emphasise his point on why guns should never be sold or purchased again. The main story Moore focused on was one that was absolutely shocking and could astonish you from start to finish: The Shooting at Columbine High School. The ordinary and average school was put through an attack by two absent minded children who destructively killed 1 teacher and 12 students, not including the many more they injured....   [tags: films, gun control, Shootings] 937 words
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Bowling For Columbine - 1. I think media has a great impact on how people behave. The media is defined as listening to music, watching TV, movies, reading magazines, and searching the internet. I think when people here about certain things in songs, or see things in movies or on television it has an effect on them. If there is violence in a TV show or on the news kids can think that's cool to do and do it. A lot of movies show fighting and violence and it effects people and they may do what they see. Television in the home is the greatest source of visual violence for children....   [tags: Michael Moore Film Review] 843 words
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Essay on 'Documentary Bowling for Columbine' by Michel Moore - The present essay aims to analyze the connection between American society and gun ownership. Also what this can provoke on the citizens. These issues have been highly debatable over the past fourteen years since the massacre on Columbine High School occurs on April 20, 1999. As gun ownership is closely related to availability of firearms, the people who are against this civil duty of bearing arms to defend themselves and theirs are terrified of being shot, so the fear has spread over the country....   [tags: American society and gun ownership]
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Promoting Gun Control in Bowling For Columbine - The Techniques of Michael Moore in Bowling For Columbine to Present the Message on Gun Control Michael Moore has used several successful techniques in Bowling For Columbine to present a provocative message on gun control in America. These techniques are composed of visuals, sounds, editing, interviews, political messages and many more. Camera work is used in a manipulative way in Bowling for Columbine. There is a purpose for every camera angle used in the documentary. For example, a close up shot is taken in an emotional scene, as it would enlarge characters’ facial expressions, which then would stir stronger feelings intended for the audience....   [tags: Michael Moore] 730 words
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Michael Moore´s Bowling For Columbine - Michael Moore´s Bowling For Columbine Bowling For Columbine is a well-directed documentary that informs people about gun violence in America. Michael Moore is successful in showing that America has been going through many gun tragedies; and portrays the sense that America’s problems are out of control. He conveys this through informative facts, images, and comparisons. Throughout the film Michael Moore throws many cold facts on the screen that makes it obvious that the strong nation of America is unruly....   [tags: Film Movies] 968 words
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A Ride Youll Never Forget- Bowling for Columbine - A Ride You’ll Never Forget The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ criteria for “Best Documentary Film” includes in their definition for a documentary that it should be a non-fiction film that creatively addresses cultural, historical, social, etc. subjects. Bowling for Columbine won the Academy Award for best documentary film and has stirred up quite a bit of debate amongst its viewers. Thousands hail Moore for his ingenious creativity and are ready to take a stand to change America after seeing it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1975 words
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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore - Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore In the recent film “Bowling for Columbine,” Michael Moore claims that fear drives people to violence; a short animation clip is also used by Michael Moore to depict the history of the United States in the documentary. The animation brought out a number of issues that set people thinking. Issues on race, fear and violence are also discussed in the documentary (as well as the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore.)It is shocking to realize how people have got involved in the culture of fear, and violence....   [tags: Movie Social Fear Discrimination Gun Control] 1427 words
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How Michael Moore Makes His Arguments in Bowling for Columbine - How Michael Moore Makes His Arguments in Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore in his latest documentary, 'Bowling for Columbine', has aimed his camera directly between the eyes of our American culture. Using the school shootings of 1999 in Columbine and Flint as a starting point, Moore documents the fear and hypocrisy that has come to define this American culture. I'm going to avoid discussion of the specific material presented in this moving film; I feel no need to reinvent the wheel, it would only come out square....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review] 675 words
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Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 - Analysis of Michael Moore’s Treatment of His Subject Matter within the Documentaries Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 “A documentary may be as a film or television or radio programme that provides factual information about a subject. Typically, a documentary is a journalistic record of events presented on screen.” The main conventions of documentaries tend to be that the documentary has voice-over commentary; the main focus is on the issues rather than relationships between characters, they also build up the setting so the viewer can build up a context....   [tags: Papers] 2341 words
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The Columbine High School Massacre - The Columbine High School Massacre happened on April 20, 1999. The Shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two senior students who wanted to destroy the world they lived in. Their motives: NATURAL SELECTION. KILL all retards, people w/ brain fuck ups, drug adics, people cant figure out to use a fucking lighter. GEEEAWD. people spend millions of dollars on saving the lives of retards, and why. I don't buy that shit like "oh hes my son though!" so the fuck what, he aint normal, kill him, put him out his misery....   [tags: Columbine High School Shootings]
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Columbine - Columbine With every generation, there is some sort of tragedy that can alter ones life. Through the events that occurred on April 20, 1999, people have become suspicious of anyone that displays signs of oddness, such as; withdrawal from friends, change in physical appearance, or anyone who is an outcast. On this infamous day in history, two Columbine high school students fatally shot 12 of their peers, one teacher, and wounded 24 others before they took there own lives. It is not clear why they chose this day, but it may be because this was the 110th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 words
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Columbine Film Review - Bowling for Columbine: The Media’s Falsity A common theme throughout Michael Moore’s documentary, Bowling for Columbine, is the fact that the media is able to produce fallacies and fear in the American public. Michael Moore says, “American media is being pumped with fear”. As Americans, we are bombarded with media everyday through televisions, magazines, and radio. But most of us do not stop to ponder its effects within our culture. Fear and violence are strongly correlated, and it is amazing how the media is able to play off that fear....   [tags: essays research papers] 519 words
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The State Championship for Smyrna Bowling - The night before the beginning of the state tournament, my fellow Smyrna bowlers and I had practice. Little did I know, but this practice would have wretched effects on the imminent weekend. Our practice simply started by throwing warm-up shots. While loosening my arm, a fellow teammate insisted that I should try to place more spin on the ball. My turn soon came to throw my first shot. I soon realized that I should not have listened to my fellow teammate because while throwing my first shot, and trying to put as much spin as I could on the ball, I heard a sickening snap....   [tags: sports, Bowling, sport teams, injuries, ] 690 words
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The Physics of Bowling - The Physics of Bowling The definition of physics by some may be the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force. Therefore everything in the world uses physics in some way or another. One of the numerous things that deal with physics is bowling. Some of the major parts of physics bowling has is the motions, the ways that Newton’s laws apply, the different momentums, and the energy. Other physics topics include torque, pendulum theory and collisions. In the motion of bowling many things are going on that apply to bowling....   [tags: Physics Bowling Papers]
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Analysis on the Ocean Full of Bowling Balls by J.D. Salinger - Anyone with genuine interest in literature, has heard about the recent leakage of Three Stories, a collection of three short stories written by famous American writer, J. D. Salinger. While I do not support the fact, that those are now known to general public despite author’s wishes for the stories not to be published until 50 years after his death, I cannot say, that I wasn’t thrilled when I heard they leaked. I will only focus on one of the three stories here, namely The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls, precursor to the famed The Catcher in the Rye, taking place on the day of Allie’s death....   [tags: bowling ball, ocean, life, death] 849 words
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Physics Of Bowling - Physics Of Bowling The one thing that interests me is bowling. I have been playing all my life and after a whole semester and a half of being in Mr. Fetter’s class, I realized that everything has physics in it. One night after going bowling with my girlfriend(s) I wondered why when I hit the first pin, only seven went down and thus I lost the game. So, I got on the Internet and found a lot of articles and web sites talking about the physics of bowling. A lot of the web sites were brief descriptions....   [tags: Physics Bowling Science Essays] 1191 words
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Physics of Bowling - Aside from being one of the most accessible (and best!) sports out there, many aspects of bowling can be expressed with physics. Achieving maximum power, throwing a hook ball, and getting good pin action can all be broken down into physics issues and represented with equations. I will cover four aspects of bowling that can be explained with physics terms and show you how to use this knowledge to optimize your game. Gravitational Potential Energy Depending on the height from which the bowler drops the bowling ball, the ball will have a certain amount of potential energy....   [tags: physics bowling sport sports] 915 words
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Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone - Summary Robert Putnam's basic thesis is that there is a decline in civic engagement in urban cities. He goes on to explore different probable factors that are causing the decline in civic engagement. First off, he dichotomizes civic engagement into two categories: machers and schmoozers. Machers and schmoozers are people who engage in formal kinds of civic engagement (following politics) and informal kinds of civic engagement (hanging out with friends) respectively. Civic engagement, overall, is on the decline according to Putnam (informal activities in particular, however, are ones that Americans, on average engage in more often)....   [tags: Putnam Bowling Alone] 1594 words
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The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings - The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings Every major spectacle carries with it the potential of a new way of looking at the past and implications of a future. Usually within a brief period after the event, a consensual "explanation" is fashioned through the news media and by the political pundits who occupy much of the space and time dedicated by the media to the event. Political pundits seated in front of the camera become part of the event, often becoming a part of the process of transforming an event in time to a spectacle....   [tags: Columbine High School Violence Murder Essays] 3724 words
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The Columbine Tragedy - ... As the student headed to the cabinets, she glanced at the clock. It was 8:51 am. The blasts continued and could be heard coming closer to the classroom. She then went to the door to find… This scenario describes details that could occur at any school during a school shooting. Students began a normal school day, only to find it changed within minutes. This may be similar to what the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado may have experienced. Although the Columbine Massacre of 1999 traumatized students, it changed the country forever....   [tags: school shootings] 758 words
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The Columbine Massacre - During the past decade, America has witnessed a rise in mass murders carried out by youth leaving parents, teachers and school officials scrambling to figure out the motive behind such attacks. The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School was a watershed moment in American history that offered, besides grief and sorrow for lost loved ones, clues as to how to prevent copycat massacres at school campuses in the future. Theories abound in the hopes of explaining why Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 and injured 21 others, yet very few hold true as time progresses and other massacres unfold....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Columbine Massacre - When the day was over twelve students, one teacher, and the two murders were dead. Twenty-one people were injured. April 20th,1999: what seemed like it was going be another day of learning for the students and staff attending Columbine High School in Colorado, but for Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, this was the day their master plan was going to finally happen. At 11:10 a.m. on a Tuesday Dylan and Eric both drove in separate cars into the parking lot of Columbine High School. Into the lunch room they carried twenty-pound propane bombs in duffle bags with the timers set for 11:17 and put them near the tables....   [tags: dylan, erick, bombs, shootings]
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The Columbine Tragedy - An outburst of school violence has taken over the nation throughout the past several years. Incidents of school violence have quickly intensified since the Columbine tragedy, thus prompting communities to take additional safety precautions with their youth education system. There are many inquiries on what type of violence is most common, often narrowing down on gender, ethnicity, and environment. Violence itself can be defined as a deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which has the possibility of reasonably harming another person....   [tags: college shootings, gun violence] 1125 words
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The History Of Bowling - The sport of bowling has a lengthy history packed with an evolution that has comprehensive rules; and is an indoor activity that has become one of the most popular sports in the world. It can easily be said that over 50% of Americans have bowled once in their lifetime, whether it was for a birthday party or on a date. However, many people bowl routinely without knowing anything about the interesting history of the game. Oddly, one of the newest of professional sports, bowling is one of the most ancient....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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In Cold Blood vs. Columbine - ... Check. Paranoid schizophrenics. Check. If Richard Hickok and Perry Smith were somehow to travel in time to Columbine High School as teenagers as the century was about to turn, they could have easily morphed into Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, taking innocent lives in a society that breeds contempt – if looking for it. However, if Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were to somehow travel back in time to Holcomb, Kansas in November of 1959, would the outcome for the Clutter family have been the same....   [tags: Truma Capote, story comparison] 528 words
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The Columbine High School Massacre - People have to suffer many difference social pressures so they need a way to relax the pressures. Watching violent films, images and playing violent games is a quick and easy way to relax their pressures; for this reason, there are more and more people like to see violent things from media, and as long as there is a demand for this violent information, the financial incentive for media companies will be there. In general, media violence can affects people in three different ways. The first one is leading people to solve their problem through violent means....   [tags: violent fillms, aggresive behaviors]
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The Columbine School Tragedy - The Columbine Tragedy The student sat at her desk on Monday morning in English class, discussing the details of the weekend with her best friend. The bell rang at 8:45 a.m. and her teacher started taking attendance. It was a new week with so many things to accomplish. The teacher finished the morning details by completing lunch count. She then asked her pupils to quit visiting, and to open their literature books and begin reading. All of a sudden a sound rings through the hall, but it is not an ordinary school bell....   [tags: killing sprees ]
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Reliving the Columbine Shooting - ... They walked towards the school campus, they both wore black trench coats in order to hide their weapons, and it is presumed that they belonged to “The trench coat mafia” however it is not confirmed. Outside the school two students, Rachel Scott and Richard Castaldo were sitting outside when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived, they discharged fire and shot and killed Rachel, Richard was shot as well however he was injured. Many students would be astonished at the thought of peers in their school having guns and none the less killing other peers and indeed they were....   [tags: violent gun crimes in education establishents] 1775 words
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The Effects Of Columbine - The 20th of April was the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The shooting deaths of 12 students and 1 teacher—and the two suicides of the teenage executioners and left many others psychologically and physically damaged. Who’s to blame. , On the issue of blame, of this massacre it is not music, or video games, and not even movies, it’s the shooters because everybody is responsible own actions. However, the parents could have been more involved in their lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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The Columbine Massacre and Increase Regulations Since Then - ... Graves managed to crawl back to the cafeteria, but lost strength and therefore pretended to have died. Meanwhile, Harris continued to shoot outside, where he shot Anne Marie Hochhalter in the arm, but she managed to escape. When Klebold and Harris reunited, they proceeded to enter the west doors of the school, firing and throwing mini bombs as they walked. Many students were still unaware of the events taking place. Pattie Nielson, a teacher who had been hit with shrapnel by Klebold, was the first to call 9-1-1....   [tags: rampage, bullied, schools, laws, attacks] 2436 words
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Speculations about Columbine - Speculations about Columbine have been made, however with the death of the killers; the best evidence to examine is what has been left behind. Looking at the killers, examine both the possible genetic and environmental factors that may have precipitated this tragedy. Missed opportunities for intervention or prevention of this tragedy lead in potential blame. There are many to blame, the most horrific being in the wake of the deaths. In blame game there are several emotions from events that range from anger to guilt leading to eventually of forgiveness....   [tags: shooting, massacre, depression]
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Kentucky History: Warren County and The City of Bowling Green - The county seat for Warren County is Bowling Green. The area is 546 square miles. It became the one of the wealthiest counties in Kentucky in the 1870s. It is the 24th county in the order of county formations. Warren County was created December 14th, 1796 from part of Logan County. Warren County was named after General Joseph Warren. He was a distinguished patriot who died in a battle at Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. Warren County is bordered by Edmonson, Barren, Allen, Simpson, Logan, and Butler....   [tags: population, formation] 1226 words
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The Columbine Shooting - The Columbine Shooting A little over two years ago, one of the worst tragedies concerning our nation’s children was playing out in a small rural town in Colorado. The date was April 20, 1999; the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s Birthday, for any history buffs. But for everyone else the day started out like any other. In Jefferson County (often mistakenly reported as being in Littleton), Colorado, children went to school and parents went off to work. Neither was overly concerned about the other, or about how the day would go, but in a few hours, that would all change....   [tags: Papers] 1974 words
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Bowling: A Growing Sport - Bowling: A Growing Sport Statistically speaking, bowling is the most popular sport played among Americans each year. On average, within the last four years there have been eighty-two million Americans per year participating. For a relatively small cost friends and families can go roll balls for sport and fun. The sport itself dates back several centuries. Rolling a ball to knock down various targets has been the object of many games in different countries and continents throughout history....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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birmingham bowling - BIRMINGHAM BOWLING CENTERS The first bowling house in Birmingham is somewhat of a mystery. As happens so many times, it depends on whom you ask. Some say there was a bowling house on 1st Avenue North near the Old Terminal Station; while others say the YMCA had the first, with either two or four bowling lanes located in the YMCA building. It is agreed, however, that the first regularly used bowling center was opened in 1933 and known as The Phoenix Bowling Alley, located in the basement of the Phoenix Building at 1706 2nd Avenue North....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Video Games and Violence - The day was April 20th, 1999. During an otherwise peaceful day at Columbine High in Columbine, CO, two seniors—Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold—finally committed an atrocious act. That act had been in the planning for a long time, perhaps even since Harris designed a website for popular, controversial, extremely violent video game Doom in 1996. The Columbine High School shooting is known as the deadliest high school shooting ever, with its death toll of twelve students and one teacher, as well as twenty-four people injured....   [tags: Columbine High School, Columbine Shooting]
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Who Is Responsible For The Columbine Killings? - Cause – Effect Even since the shooting at Columbine High School caught the attention of America and all the world on April 20, 1999, high school shootings and other forms of violence at schools has been plaguing America during the last ten years. It is also found that most of the violence that occurs in high schools is caused by young men. Students aren’t feeling safe at school anymore and parents are enraged that students could bring the weapons to school in the first place. Many people have brought their own opinions into play about why violence in schools occurs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1289 words
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The Columbine Influence: How a School Shooting Affected a Nation - ... School policies In May 2001, The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission was released. On January 28, 2000, the governor of Colorado at the time, Bill Owens, signed an executive order to create the Columbine Review Commission “to conduct an independent review of the tragedy.” With William E. Erickson, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, chairing the commission, volunteer members spent over a year conducting public hearings and looking over documents. Volunteer members of the Commission included a retired chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department, a retired FBI agent, and the District Attorney for Denver County, among others....   [tags: gun control, pop culture, school policies]
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Columbine - Columbine The tragedy at Columbine High School is something that will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. People from across the nation have all heard about this event. But there are still a couple questions that people have. For instance who’s to blame. The kids alone, the parents for how they brought the children up, or even actually the students at Columbine. Most say that the parents are to blame, but who actually knows. In my opinion the only two people that can actually answer this question truthfully are both dead....   [tags: essays papers] 1336 words
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Columbine - School violence, is an issue that is hard to deal with. There are things that may be done to decrease it but it does not seem like it will ever go away. Parents send their children to school to learn, to have fun, to pass notes, and to meet new people, not to be shot at and never have the chance to come home ever again. They should not have to think or be afraid of sending their child to school and never seeing them. Last year one of the worst school shootings took place at Columbine High School....   [tags: essays research papers] 1197 words
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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