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My Freshman Year - My freshman year was suppossed to be my year, the year I was finally going to be in "Highschool".It was considered the most important year in my life, that I could've only dreamed about. You see,from the fifth to eighth grade i attended homeschool and smaller schools. Highschool was going to be big!I thought I was finally going to be considered a young adult.This very year 2012 would be the hardest year of my life. I remeber this year like the back of my hand. My bestfriends were Jatereus, Leneice, Denise, and J'Quaylon....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 1265 words
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Binge Drinking Freshmen - Binge Drinking Freshmen Emily* is a typical female college student on the outside, with a shocking story hidden on the inside. Emily began drinking before most students rode on their first bus … school bus. At the age of 4, Emily wasn’t given candy, but alcohol instead. As an incentive for repeating words back to her aunt she was given red wine. As Emily got older, her mother brought her to family parties, oblivious to what was going on. At these parties, Emily would typically drink scotch or whiskey, provided to her by the older men in the family....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Papers] 2247 words
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A Letter to College Freshmen Students - As a new freshman entering this Community College, you will be discovering and experiencing many new things about the world in which you live and yourself. The jump from high school to college can be a very scary but exciting experience. I have some valuable advice for you on how to make this transition smoother and an enjoyable experience rather than a scary and lonely one. My number one piece of advice is for you to enter this experience with an open mind. If you come into this new situation with a good outlook and a positive attitude, your experience will be a lot more rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Freshmen Fifteen - Freshmen Fifteen: An Inescapable College Epidemic. Six months ago, she stood in front of her mirror, examining her body closely. Her stomach was flat and smooth, her waistline was to die for, and her friends and even complete strangers wished they had her shape in her size five jeans. She never had to work out, never played any sports, and she did not know what a squat was. She was happy and confident as her scale read 120 pounds. She smiled at the reflection of herself. She proudly wore her Seton Hall tank top and loved the feel of it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Presentation of Thesis Statement - Presentation of Thesis Statement For many years the SAT had been considered one of the most important tests that a student can take for the admission process. The SAT is thought to be one of the greatest measurements of academic success is high school and is considered one of the greatest predictors of academic success in college. In the recent years there have been people who have questioned the validity of the SAT, saying that it is an inaccurate measure of academic success and a poor predictor of academic success and does nothing except hinder the application and admission process for prospective students....   [tags: essays papers]
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Hazing and the Student’s Consequences - Hazing and the Student’s Consequences I recently enlightened myself to an interesting incident in a small college in northern New York state which brought attention to a subject our country has cursed, loved and fretted about for years – that of hazing. Hazing is defined as: To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks. To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon. (Dictionary.com) These “jokes” have affected the lives of a number of people in a large way....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 963 words
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Cosmic Justice - Cosmic Justice The particular Evil which the space turtle sensed came from one Dr. Quincey P. Mandra, who after a long life of being victimized (at least as he saw it) through one means or another, decided that the time had arrived for him to become a Mad Scientist and wreak his revenge on humanity and creation in general by taking over the world and making it his plaything. (As can be seen, Dr. Mandra was rather narrow of vision, as any self-respecting Mad Scientist these days would have planned to take over the universe, or at least our particular galaxy....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Stories] 4180 words
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Attracting More Fans to College Games - Attracting More Fans to College Games   Where are the fans. That is the most commonly asked question at a University football game. During the past few years at University football games, the university has been lacking with their football fans. How come nobody comes to the games. At most universities, football season is the largest season of the year. People spend hundreds of dollars on season tickets and go out of their way to attend the games. What can the university do to attract more fans to their games....   [tags: Proposal Essays] 866 words
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Erik Ainge as Role Model - Our culture is in dire need of role models, and with that said I would like to introduce to you Erik Ainge. Nobody is perfect, this we know. Some people may perceive a person as perfect but the truth is that they are far from it. The only thing a person can do to try and be as "perfect" as possible to do good deeds, be considerate, excel in life and give it their all in tough situations. There is someone that I believe everyone should get to know about, that person is Erik Ainge. He is the starting quarterback for the highly ranked Tennessee Volunteers....   [tags: Biography] 1703 words
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Graduation Speech: Make Your Own Rules - Good evening my name is Ben Rood I would like to share with you something that Michael Konda once said: "The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." I couldn't agree more. I am standing here today because for the last four years I have unknowingly followed this advice. It started my freshman year when I was in the right place at the right time. Due to the overcrowding here at AHS the Microsoft Windows NT class was changed to an after-school class....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 501 words
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The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs - The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs How do one’s social surroundings effect their views on alcohol and drugs. Through a correlational study I hope to find out in what ways students are effected by their surroundings, and if it is truly this that makes them do things or if it is their own will. For example, say as a Freshman Johnny feels that “partying” is bad and he never wants to do it. By finding out why he feels this way and what types of activities he is involved in the research will be able to correlate that with the way he feels about “partying” 2-3 years later....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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Transition from High School to College - Transition from High School to College All or most of us have gone through it. The countless hours we spent filling out college applications, scholarship applications, visiting colleges, and taking the dreaded tests. Whether it was the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or other college entrance exams, it was a big hassle. After visiting such a great number of colleges, the advantages and disadvantages of the schools seemed to run together in my mind. The endless paper work and deadlines seemed as though they would never end....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1662 words
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Why do College Students Drink so Much? - Why do College Students Drunk so Much. “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people and today realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” -Senator Joe Lieberman Why do college students drink so much. This timeless fad has effected this generation in high percentages since the beginning of college education. Today in America it is estimated that approximately 29% of college students are regular alcohol abusers. Another recent study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism performed showed that college students suffered 1,400 deaths, 70,000 date rapes and assaults, and 500,000 injuries each year as a res...   [tags: essays research papers] 1139 words
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The Roommate Debate - The Roommate Debate College is a life altering experience. It is a place where you leave anything and everything you have ever known, to come to a place where nothing is familiar. The summer before your freshman year of college can be a nerve racking experience. You anxiously wait for the day when the mailman will bring you that envelope that holds your fate. Enclosed in this envelope is the name of your roommate. Your roommate can have the biggest influence on your freshmen year. They can turn into your best friend or your worst enemy....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Essays]
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The American Dream vs The American Myth - After being stuck en route for an enormously long period of time, would you think that the destination had better be worth all the time spent getting there. Many people would say yes. Think about it. If you were on a journey which lasted months, possibly years of your life, you would want to arrive at your destination seeing the same thing you had dreamt of during the trip. What if, when you got there, you discovered that the dream was actually a myth. The American settlers discovered just that....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 747 words
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Critique of Research Design - Critique of Research Design The purpose of this critique is to analyze the design of a research study conducted by; Donna Kazemi, Maureen Levine, Jacek Dmochowski, Mary Nies, and Linman Sun called “Effects of Motivational Interviewing Intervention on Blackouts Amoung College Freshman”. It was accepted in January 21st, 2013 and was published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. This study was conducted on 188 volunteer freshmen at a southern university. Kazemi et al. (2013) state the goals of the study were to see if motivational interviewing (MI) worked as an effective intervention to reduce blackouts among freshman, who partook in high-risk drinking or drug use, during a sixth month per...   [tags: critique of research design]
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Classroom Observation Report - The students that I observed in the classroom were of middle to high school. I went to see 8th, freshman, 10th , and seniors classes, they seemed excited and very curious to why I was there. The middle school was more alive and rambunctious while I observed them. The High school kids were more relaxed, more comical. Some were paying attention while others seemed tuned out to the lecture or involved in socialization with friends within the class. By the end of the class Mr. Hasgil had restored the attention of everyone by using tactics such as history jeopardy with candy as the prize with the high school kids....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report] 518 words
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Privacy and the Invasion of Big Brother - Persuasive Essay: Privacy and the Invasion of "Big Brother" Although there are many things in today's world which effect the way in which I live and the way I will live, the issue that most concerns me is that of privacy and the invasion of "Big Brother. George Orwell was the first to put these concerns onto paper in his book "1984". In his book, Orwell talked about the invasion of government into our lives, the effect that it would have on our freedom and it's reprocusions in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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Graduation Speech - When I was chosen to speak tonight, I thought that as a track athlete it would be appropriate to compare life to a race. Life is a race, a race to each milestone in our lives. Kindergarten through fifth grade we had just entered ourselves into the race called education. We were about to test our strengths and find our weaknesses. The first day of kindergarten we weren't exactly sure what we were in for. Some of us began to write our names and learn to read, while others ate Elmer's glue and pulled little girls' pigtails -- you know who you are....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 633 words
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College Students and Binge Drinking - Frank's* binge drinking began on a warm fall evening in September 2002. The 18-year-old freshman had just finished moving into Northeastern's Smith Hall, a dormitory on Hemenway Street for first year students, when one of his roommates decided that it was time to start drinking. "Out of nowhere he pulled out a huge bottle of Southern Comfort and invited a bunch of people over," said Frank. "I was excited, because my idea of coming to college was to party and have fun and meet a lot of new people." Frank says that that night, he and his roommate and a couple other freshmen students from Smith Hall drank the entire bottle of Southern Comfort as well as a 1.75 liter bottle of vodka....   [tags: Journalism Essays] 2575 words
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Traditional Values - Traditional Values Traditional values can sometimes sway us to do wrong things parallel to our own personal beliefs. People, places, and things shape these values and cause us to surrender to situations that neither influence nor hold our interest. This is a scary concept: What if one of these situations put our life or someone else’s life in danger. This is a question that crossed my mind when I thought about conformity in my life. One memory in particular involves my football team. As did Langston Hughes in his experience with conformity, I too felt pressure from my peers to do something I didn’t want to do....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 438 words
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My Goals And Aspirations - It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied this senior year. But now that I know that one has to face the responsibilities for every decision one makes, I might be ready to make some smart ones.No, I do not think that I can become a brain surgeon or a world-renowned scientist or,...   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters - Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters There are Chinese divers and Chinese gymnasts represented at the Olympics every year, and we participate in a plethora of other sports, but this one omission from the pantheon of athletes persists to this day, in both national and international competitions. The Chinese do not run. Therefore, at the beginning of my second year on the track team, I felt a little discouraged. During my freshman year, every meet I attended had one common denominator: the fast runners were African-American....   [tags: Papers] 314 words
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Editorial - Letter to the Editor - Dear Editor, C. S. explains in his article “The Daily We,” the experiences that bring closeness in people that share a common identity. An experience that brings the knowledge of this is the recent freshman orientation that happened this past weekend. This brought closeness with all of the incoming students and warmth to be welcomed into the Dayton community. “The Daily We,” applies to this experience as a tool to understand the past weekend as complete fun. Throughout, the beautiful sunny day of August 28, upperclassmen helped new students put away their belongings....   [tags: Editorial Newspaper Article Letter] 420 words
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Negative Cognitive Styles and Vulnerability to Depression - This research article “Do Negative Cognitive Styles Confer Vulnerability to Depression?” tries to bring on surface the possible causes of depression in daily life and also suggests some possible measures that could be taken to minimize the level of depression. “According to the cognitive-vulnerability hypothesis of depression, negative cognitive styles confer vulnerability to depression when people confront negative life events (p.128).” In this article the authors have successfully proven how negative cognitive styles have confer vulnerability to clinically significant depressive disorders and have helped to increase suicide rate....   [tags: Depression Essays]
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Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form - Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form I'll just run off five quick paragraphs with a couple big words and a solid structure and I'll breeze through another paper. Let the nonsense begin. I never really liked my parents. I found out in high school that if you disagree with anyone, expect detention. Now I found myself in a new setting. I was surrounded by people yearning to write, straining to listen, dying to learn. I was in expository writing 220. I looked around and noticed that everyone seemed to be sitting in the proper first day arrangement, guys on one side, girls on the other....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays] 1369 words
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The Year of the Zombie - The Year of the Zombie Now a high-school senior, I still remember my freshman year with a shudder; it was the year my friends and I joked about as the "Year of the Zombie." It wasn't that I had contracted a rare medical disorder that transformed me into one of the walking dead. I had done what many diligent students do: sacrifice most of my sleep time for the sake of academic success. Don't get me wrong; my parents never mandated that I take all the honors classes I could gain admission to....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 882 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend Richie, Richie, Richie… I met Rich at freshman orientation at Lynchburg College in August, 1975. My freshman orientation packet said that I was to meet with my group at my assigned table in the dining hall. After getting my dinner, I found the right table and sat down across from another freshman. There was no one else at the table. I think it was fate. After what seemed like a couple of minutes, a conversation started. We talked about our hometowns. He told me that his family lived in Manassas, but that most of his life was spent in Naples, Italy....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 914 words
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Dealing With Having Back Surgery - Dealing With Having Back Surgery Starting my freshman year at County High School, I played basketball and loved every minute of it. I wouldn’t be conceited enough to say I was good, but God did bless me with the talent to play. My life revolved around the sport of basketball; some would say I slept, ate, and breathed every part of it. I spent all my time training and practicing to make myself a more dedicated athlete. This dedication not only helped me as a player, but also molded me into the person I am today....   [tags: Personal Narrative Athletics Medical Sports Essay]
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The Importance of Books - The Importance of Books Book have been a part of my life since the beginning. My mother once told me her and our neighbor would sit together and read to me and the other woman’s baby, who was later to become my childhood best friend. I didn’t start reading Wharton and Steinbeck until much later, but we have to start somewhere. Before knowing how to read, my mother and father would read to me a book from my endless number of “The Bearnstein Bears” books. Every book had a lesson. I think that having been read to every night and being explained some of the words and their techniques of why they are the way they are, helped plow my way in favor of learning to reading in school....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 1069 words
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Write on Topics You are Passionate About - Write on Topics You are Passionate About How do I become a better writer. Is it by proofreading and listening to my teachers. Does it come in time. Or should the question be what do I write better about. Do I write better about scientific garbage or idea and topics I can actually relate to. I will go with the latter. I write better about topics I am passionate about. For example, I can write more vividly about cheerleading and soccer than I ever could about evolution. Let us focus on becoming a better writer again....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 834 words
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Drugs Destroyed a Friendship - Freshman year of high school always seems to be the tougher year. People you thought were friends end up changing their ways and become a whole new person. High school is when a person’s personality really shows. Everyone finds who they are inside, and they find others like them. Some try to move up the popularity pole, and will do anything to reach the top. Others seem to just fade away out of existence because of drugs. My friend Todd was one that just disappeared from my life. At the beginning of freshman year, I didn’t know many other people at my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School] 742 words
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A Psychological Analysis of My Writing - A Psychological Analysis of My Writing "God. I've always hated this stupid shrink's office. Everything is placed so god damned precisely. Everything is so god damn clean. It's as if the bastard is striving for perfection. Strive. That's all he can do. Thinks he knows everything. Thinks he knows how I think, when even I don't know how I think..." "Man, this fellow's office is immaculate. I can't see a speck of dust anywhere. Christ, this guy is really anal. Holy Ghost. Now, I'm starting to sound like freakin' Freud....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays] 3624 words
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Writing Center Internship paper - Writing Center Internship paper Connective Thinking, Mimetic Thinking, and Minimalist Tutoring Pedagogy For the past two years, I have worked as a tutor at the Rutgers Writing Center as a “minimalist tutor.” Anthony Lioi, author of “Small Victories: The Practice and Process of Tutoring,” defines minimalist tutoring as “a method that requires students to solve their own problems under the supervision of a tutor who acts as a coach, a more experienced peer, rather than an editor” (Lioi, 1). At Rutgers, minimalist tutoring works in conjunction with The New Humanities Reader, which was put together by Kurt Spellmeyer and Richard E....   [tags: Teaching Authors Essays] 3156 words
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Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn. - Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn. I stand awake and alert. A first year college student with my sights fixed firmly ahead and my goals just within reach. A positive light is cast upon my future endeavors. Yet, as I reflect upon my educational experiences, I find myself drawing parallels between the direction in which my life is headed now and the similar paths I have traveled along before. I am forced to ask myself if I am truly prepared for what lies ahead. I have asked myself the same thing many times....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 1361 words
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Journalism - Before there were newspapers, news was taken by horse from town to town; neighbors and friends had to rely on each other for information. Now journalism is one of the fastest most competitively growing job markets and with college students clamoring for internships at vogue and rolling stone it’s difficult to get your foot in the door. Being a reporter isn’t a nine to five job with a normal salary and a weekly pay check its being stressed over deadlines and spending hours on the phone checking sources....   [tags: newspaper] 720 words
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college essay - Not everything I learned, I learned in kindergarten nor in the classroom for that matter. As a senior in high school I’m not only 1ft taller but hopefully a more enlightened person. It is necessary to understand that I am not the same person who began as a freshman four short years ago. Although I learned a great deal inside the classroom, I have also garnered a wealth of knowledge far from the hallowed halls of my high school. My involvement in academics, school related clubs and work experience have instilled unique abilities and characteristics in me that have transformed me from a naïve freshman into a well rounded motivated young man....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Success with Orgination and Time Management - Success With Organization and Time Managment Returning to college after having been out of the school system for seven years has been quite a challenge. For me, high school was relatively easy; I had a teacher there to hold my hand every step of the way. The college scene is completely different as O'Keeney states, “You’re really on your own when it comes to passing courses.” Having strong organization and time management skills has helped make my time at college successful thus far. I owe a great deal of gratitude towards my work experiences....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fictional Writing - Fictional Writing The bus came to a slow but steady stop. Mike grabbed his Jansport backpack as he lifted himself up from the green seat at the back of the bus. Saying goodbye to his fellow classmates, Mike and his neighborhood friends piled off the bus. Walking up the long hill with one strap of his backpack on his shoulder, Mike said, “Hey Erin, are you going to the dance tomorrow?” “I think so. How about you?” “I’m not sure what were going to do,” said Mike in a cool manner....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Human Resources Management - I am Committed to Human Resources Management The decision for me to become an industrial relations major was not really my own, I have to admit. My uncle, a human resource manager with Welch-Allyn, spent the majority of every holiday gathering throughout my senior year of high school trying to dissuade me from becoming a business major. He would tell me, "This is a rare undergraduate degree and a growing field." Then he would frighten me by saying, "We have very similar personalities, so you would be a fantastic H.R....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 600 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: The FIRST Engineering Competition - The FIRST Engineering Competition It was just the second week of school, and I had mustered up all my courage to venture to the nether regions of our school known as the basement to attend the first meeting of the newly forming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. When I walked into room one, the newly proclaimed FIRST headquarters, I looked around with apprehension, and I noticed that I did not recognize a single face in the room. Nervously, I took a seat, and Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 648 words
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Adolescent Substance Abuse - The War Against Terrorism is not the only war America is fighting. Today we are fighting the greatest battle of all: the war on drugs. Thousands of kids in this country die every year from drug overdoses, drug-related crime, or drug-related diseases. Joe's story is a testimony to the horror of drug use in America. It is a wake-up call for the public which chooses to turn its back on this epidemic that steals our children from us, turns brother against brother and tears families apart. Perhaps we will start to realize that this is not a problem only in urban communities, that not only the poor kids become addicted to drugs, and that this cancer affects everyone, regardless of race, re...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays] 663 words
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Psychology - I woke to the alarming ring of the telephone. It was raining outside. The water formed on my windows as tear drops; it was if the sky was crying. The voice on the other line of the telephone was aquiver. " Tracy?" " Yeah?" " Danielle is sick." Danielle was my confidant from childhood. When she committed suicide, it made me think that something had to be done to interrupt these empty soles from feeling so detached. This is when my interests in psychology were born....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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king henry college essay - A Changed Man Although my 2.0 grade point average during my first two years of high school does not indicate that I would be an Oxford candidate, I can assure you that I am. I was lacking perfection in most aspects of my life. In my first years of high school I experimented with some non- productive self destructive life styles, but I have changed for the better. So much, that my father, on his death bed, proclaimed me king of England. As king I learned many valuable lessons and made very important decisions....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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The Most Important Thing To ME - The very first practice together was the most intimidating experience I have ever had. A group of freshman, including myself, were waiting in the Chorus room and then it was time. We walked into the double doors and the whole West Haven High School band was standing up and clapping. I thought to myself, “Why are they clapping?” After everyone was seated, our director, Mr. Crabtree said, “This is your family for the next four years.” It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I found out how much that really meant....   [tags: essays research papers] 449 words
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The Ethics of Buying College Work - The Ethics of Buying College Work With the advent of the internet, more written material is being published than ever before, including essays written to fulfill college assignments. Is it any wonder that many students, ill-prepared by a culture of quick-fix solutions, choose to buy essays available online and submit them dishonestly as their own work. No. It's predictable. Some say that only a jaded person would draw such conclusions. Perhaps. Nonetheless, the number of websites offering the quick sale of term papers to desperate students is exhaustive....   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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Crossing Social Circles: The Popular Group Versus Everyone Else - High school is a combat zone. Perhaps incognito, high school is vile in all ways, shapes, and forms. High school is destruction of humanity. From blondes to redheads, nerds to football players, and albinos to bronzed beauties, there is no fair play. The people we hang out with show who we “truly are”. And automatically we are put into cliques. These cliques define us, and we are only to hang out with them. Right. Every school has their own cliques of people; the nerds, the jocks, the preps, the fresas, the freaks, the Goths and etc....   [tags: Cliques, High School Experience, Personal Narrativ] 562 words
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My Big Break - My Big Break I'll never forget the time I made it into my high school's variety show during my freshman year. Every student has dreams of being the most popular kid in school. I was the quiet kid in school. I never caused any trouble, I never asked questions and I never started conversations. I wanted to be popular, but I knew that I needed a new image. I always enjoyed music; I always thought the drums were cool, so I began to play the drums. I formed a band with a few of my friends in hope to gain little popularity....   [tags: Personal Narrative Music Popularity Essays] 1737 words
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Legislative Proposal For New Indecency Language In Telecom Bill - Legislative Proposal for New Indecency Language in Telecom Bill I. Summary Although the October 16, 1995 legislative proposal purports to regulate “ computer pornography”, the proposal contains fatal flaws which render the proposal at best counterproductive and at worst devastating to on-line communications. First, it prohibits, but fails to define, “indecent” speech to minors -- a dangerously vague, medium-specific, and, after decades of litigation, still undefined concept, which may include mere profanity....   [tags: essays research papers] 2874 words
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tough choices - I was asked to think back about something memorable and to write an essay about a life’s lesson learned. In high school, soccer was very important to me. It was my favorite sport. My freshman year I decided to pick and focus on only one of the many sports I had played in the passed. I came to the conclusion that I should play soccer considering it was one I was strongest at. I also enjoyed soccer more than the other sports I had played because it was a tough sport, which was a challenge to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 623 words
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Ethics of Oates' Landfill - An Ethical Origin Writers have always drawn inspiration from real events for their stories. Joyce Carol Oates is now being criticized as unethical for just that. The critics claim that it was not ethical for Oates to use the events that befell John Fiocco Jr. in her story "Landfill", and also for including many similarities between Fiocco and her main character Hector Campos Jr.. Though there are some similarities between the two, the differences were great enough that only some who knew of the Fiocco case....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates] 1049 words
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Graduation Speech: Leaving the Coolest Place on Earth - When I was in middle school, I thought high school was the coolest place on earth. The kids who went to high school took real classes, like English instead of block. They studied history, not social studies. And their science classes had recognizable names like biology or chemistry, not Fast I and Fast II. They could drive; they could see R-rated movies. They got seven minute passing periods and pop machines. The last four years have not been one cool experience after another, like I imagined in middle school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 547 words
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The Unexpected Loss of a Family Member - Our family was never close but we didn’t care. Nobody thought one day things might be different. All of that changed on September 20, 2014 when a hostile argument ended with the death of both my aunt and uncle. For years their marriage was falling apart. My aunt was very materialistic and wanted my cousins to have whatever they asked for but in reality my uncle knew it was impossible financially for them to achieve this. He would try to explain this to her but it usually led to arguments where she would then threaten to leave him so in the end she got her way which led to their vast debt....   [tags: essay about my family] 766 words
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The Changes Of Jerome Renault - Jerry Renault in The Chocolate War appears to be “going with the flow”—trying out for football, checking out girls—but his inner character drives him to differ. He fights to grasp his feelings and lacks self-confidence when he needs it most. As Jerry begins to unearth his inner-self, other obstacles and ideas dealing with certain emotions arise. As he progresses and reaches a level of comprehension, he grows closer to his goal—a sense of self-rule. Jerry seems to be a typical freshman, in a period of experimentation—trying out for the team, dreaming about girls, reading “girlie magazines,” but he also appears to be a dazed and confused one....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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