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In Organic We Trust by Kip Pastor - Check your supermarket, there could be lies on your food, telling you that what you are eating is organic and cared for but most of it is not. The documentary In Organic We Trust by Kip Pastor focuses on organic foods, what they are, how they are grown, and what makes them “organic”. What he finds is shocking and relevant to society today in every way possible. Pastor proves this to the audience by using a strong form of logos throughout the documentary. He conveys it to those watching by using pathos to play on their heart strings, but lacks via ethos to win over the rest of the audience....   [tags: Organic Foods vs. Non-organic Foods]
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Understanding Kip Kinkel: The Killer at Thurston High - The lives of everyone in the town of Springfield Oregon changed on May 21st of 1998. A quiet boy named Kip Kinkel became known as “The Killer at Thurston High” after killing both of his parents, murdering two classmates, and severely injuring 24 others. There are many factors in the 15 year old boy’s life that led up to the horrific events that occurred on that day. The same factors that influenced the tragedy in occurring could have very easily insured that it never happened to begin with. On May 20th of 1998 Kip Kinkel was suspended from Thurston High for possession of a gun in his locker....   [tags: Mass Shooting Essays]
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In Organic We Trust, a Documentary by Kip Pastor - ... However, when asked why organic foods are better than normal industrialized foods, almost all of the citizens did not have a clue as to why. Pastor then starts to explain the philosophy about organic, to prove a point about how easily one can be tricked into believing anything, unless properly educated. These points made by Pastor help him further establish his ethos, credibility and motives, Since the facts were extremely knowledgeable. Thus, informing the viewers that Pastor is very intelligent and knows a variety of facts about organic foods....   [tags: food companies, industrialized foods]
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The Documentary: Organic We Trust by Kip Pastor - ... Then, Pastor goes on to explain numerous miss conceptions about farming and how foods are grown, therefore showing his logos. Throughout the whole film Pastor explains the truth about farming and not sugar coating anything in order to prove his message. In the beginning, of this film Pastor immediately starts the documentary off by demonstrating his ethos by introducing himself. Pastor then heads out to the New York City streets and asked random citizens if organic foods are better than normal industrialized foods....   [tags: farming, industrialized farming] 518 words
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Society´s Role in Morley Callaghan’s novel More Joy in Heaven - Morley Callaghan’s novel More Joy in Heaven follows the short life of notorious bank robber and gunman Kip Caley. Callaghan's novel is based off and follows Red Ryan's now forgotten story almost word for word. Red Ryan and the fictional Kip Caley both face the effects of a being an outsider in a forceful, high-class society. Individuals and organizations play a huge responsibility role to ex-convicts; readers of More Joy in Heaven unfortunately see the side effects when selfishness and thirst for glory play into this important, delicate role....   [tags: Outsiders, Society]
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The Affect of the Parents of Kipland Kinkel on his Violence - There are many contributing factors that lead up to the senseless act of violence, which might have been prevented if Kip's parents had recognized how disturbed their son was. Should parents be more involved with their children's everyday lives in order to maintain healthy relationships. The very first time when parents bring home a new born a bonding starts. A child is nurtured and raised with love and praise, but in some cases children do not live up to parents' expectations. This seemed to be the case with Kipland Kinkel, Kip didn't live up the standards his parents had set for him....   [tags: Oregon high school shooting] 454 words
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Love and War - War has the capacity to foster love while equalizing social status. The novels The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute substantiate the fact, through fiction, that during war-time men and women who are not of the same station in life can find an incomparable love with one another. Each novel also gives evidence of love igniting during war and surviving the trials of time and distance. Hana and Kip from The English Patient and Jean and Joe both go through these trials and tribulations associated with love and war....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The English Patient ] 2177 words
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Laos: The New Frontier for U.S. Companies - The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MSLW) establishes the minimum wage for workers in Laos. In 2009 along with Federation of Lao Trade Union (FTLU) and Laos Chamber of Commerce the minimum daily wage was set to 13,385 kip (approximately $1.60) with the minimum monthly wage being 348,000 kip. In addition employees pay 8,500 kip ($1) meal allowance per day. Civil servants and state employees are paid 405,000($47.80) per month. They receive a stipend for housing and other government benefits....   [tags: International Government ]
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More Joy In Heaven - In the novel More Joy in Heaven, written by Morley Callaghan, Kip Caley has a quest for a new life after prison. As he gets used to being a freeman he learns more about what he really wants in life. When Kip finds out what it is that he is searching for in his new life, like in all tragedies, it is too late. Because he is not sure if Julie, the girl, or the parole board is what he wants, he spends too much time trying to find out and when he knows it is too late. In his search for a new life Kip knows that he is a free man and wants to show it to the people while he says that he does not want to be viewed constantly by the public....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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The Consequences of War - ... The war exposed Hana to the harshness of the world. Caravaggio mentioned that Hana sang the song “as if it was something scarred”; since the song represents Hana, this reveals that Hana is scarred. Moreover, the darkness that Caravaggio hears through the song represents all of the loss that Hana has experienced during the war. The “tentative circle of light” symbolizes the recent joy she has experienced in the Villa being surrounded by a family friend, a new lover and a new friend. It also symbolizes Hana’s previous life, where she did not experience loss, trying to fight its way through all of the darkness she had experienced due to the war....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Odaatje]
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Transcending The Atrocities of War - Warfare not only results in majority of casualties but also affect individuals both physically and psychologically. This can damage their sense of purpose and identity which can lead to difficulties in the way they relate to others. Art and religion proves to be the saviour of these individuals by helping them respond to the effects and aftermath of war with valour and resilience which not only helps them cope with stress and grief but also gives them the opportunity to interact and connect with others....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Video Games Relieve Stress and Cause Crimes to be Committed - Video games are fun and are a great entertainment; sometimes even a great escape from the stresses of this world. They help us find ways to get out of sticky situations and help our minds think to be able to solve problems more efficiently. There are different video games ranging from Mario Brothers to Call of Duty. One thing that they have in common is violence. Violent video games have been around for a long time and there is always an opposition to them. Nowadays scientist have been looking at these violent video games and worry that they may have an effect on the minds of all that play....   [tags: abuse, alientation, violence] 1232 words
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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient - Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]
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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]
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The Parents' Role in School Shootings - When children commit a horrible act such as a school shooting their parents often look for someone or something to blame rather than looking at what role they, as parents, may have had in the tragedy. The often targeted entertainers, video game developers, teachers, drug companies, and writers are rarely, if ever, responsible for such tragic outcomes and, unfortunately, often become victims as a result of lawsuits filed in an attempt to place blame on them. The parents of dangerous children must be scrutinized and sued alongside every other entity being blamed for the heinous crimes that children commit....   [tags: Blame The Parents for Mass Shootings] 1204 words
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Symbolism in the English Patient - Micheal Ondaatje creates meaning and representation in The English Patient, through the structure of his novel. The author portrays the sequence of events in a non-linear fashion to incorporate them as a puzzle-like story. The puzzle is significant because, the reader is constantly unraveling the novels excerpts together. Symbolism is an important aspect of these passages because, it provides a better understanding of the issues related to the novel such as, destruction, identity, escape, unity, and love....   [tags: European Literature] 996 words
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The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel - The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel The Novel: The English Patient is a fantastic novel and is one of the few truly great novels written in the last century. The author, Sri Lankan Michael Ondaatje, switches wonderfully between several scenes: the desert, the Villa San Girolamo in Tuscany, Italy, Dorset in England and Cairo. Each one of these perfectly crafted scenes is brought into being in an exciting and thought provoking way. The book is centred on four main characters: Hana, a Canadian nurse who has taken it upon herself to be separated from the other medical staff and remains behind in a mine-laden villa to tend to just one patient, the Engl...   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient The limited character in Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, was Almásy. Almásy was a man who was burned from head to toe, and whose identity is unrecognizable thus making him a limited character. The novel takes place in a villa where the man was being taken care of by Hana, a young nurse who stayed behind to take care of Almásy while the rest of the nurses escaped to a safer place to stay. She calls him the English patient because of his accent, though she is unaware of where he is from....   [tags: MIchael Ondaatje English Patient Essays] 968 words
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The Characterizations on the English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s "The English Patient," is set before World War II, critically illustrates four dissimilar characters who meet together at the Villa San Girolamo, an Italian monastery. Simultaneously, there is a groundbreaking love story happened among those four characters under that time frames. Those four main people are included, a burned Englishman Ladislaus de Almasy, a twenty-year old French-Canadian Army nurse Hana, a Sikh British Army sapper Kip, and Canadian thief David Caravaggio....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje]
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Alternative Cancer Treatment - Alternative Cancer Treatment Today, many psychologists feel that psychological therapy can give cancer patients’ a longer life. The first to take this stance was Psychiatrist David Spiegel M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine, in a 1989 study Spiegel gathered patients once a week to discuss there feelings about the cancer and here they received support from other cancer sufferers. “When Spiegel followed up a decade later, he discovered that patients who had participated in the sessions had survived an average of 18 months longer than those in the control group” (Clay,2000)....   [tags: Papers] 1026 words
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Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient - Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient The imagery in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient serves to illustrate the theme of destruction in this novel. The setting of the novel as well as the characters themselves present to the reader a vivid picture of demolition. Critics also find that Ondaatje's imagery is a vital element in the presentation of this theme. The English Patient is set at the end of World War II in a war-ravaged Italian village. Ondaatje gives vivid descriptions of the damage the village sustained due to the war: As the hill town began to be torn apart like a battle ship at sea, by fire shells, the troops moved from the barrack ten...   [tags: The English Patient] 519 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 675 words
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The English Patient - Techniques - The novel, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaajte constructs meaning through the use of tropes, images and symbolism, instead of merely portraying a linear set of events. There are many intertexual references, tropes of covering, which serve to create and strengthen meaning, as well as bold imagery, which erects another level of significance. Symbolism plays a vital role in the formation of meaning, with fire, religion, the English Patients body and the desert being essential to the founding concepts of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 2405 words
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Thought Reform of the International Church of Christ - ... The act of using discipleship in order to make sure new members are on board with the churches beliefs and practices is a large portion of the type of dependency used in the church. The discipler, as previously mentioned, pretty much dictates what the disciple does in their life in regards to almost everything. There is an excessive amount of control here which essentially makes the person feel weak and confused without their discipler and therefore, cannot see themselves without them in their life helping make crucial decisions (Reveal)....   [tags: dependency, ex-communication, denominational split] 816 words
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Facebook: The Fastest Growing Social Media Company - Social Media helps us grow closer, connect us with more people, and allow us to meet people from different parts of the world. Facebook is the fastest growing social media company right now; almost everyone has a Facebook. Facebook has influenced our lives by allowing us to have a conversation with our friends without having to be in the same room. Facebook has changed how we socializes with one another. Even though Facebook can help people be more connected and closer, it does not have many positive outcomes in the long run....   [tags: modern communication channels] 650 words
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A Town Like Alice - In the novel A Town Like Alice an enduring love gets it’s foundation during WWII when Jean and Joe develop the beginning of their relationship based on needs. Needs that are manifested during the horrific times they endured as prisoners of war. During a time of isolation and degradation the barriers of social status were obliterated and they found comfort in each other as well as a momentary escape from the misery of being prisoners of war. The connection Jean and Joe formed in Malaysia, during WWII, set the foundation for an undying and enduring love that lasted a lifetime....   [tags: Character Analysis, Jean, Joe] 1086 words
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In Organic We Trust - The taste of the processed chicken from my elementary school cafeteria remains imbedded in my memory. I can still taste the chunks of chicken that could not be broken up by my teeth, and the tired, lazy feeling I had walking back to my next class. This is the exact situation organic farmer and producers are trying to avoid by making healthy products. The documentary, In Organic We Trust, attempts to persuade the viewers that organic products create a healthy lifestyle, and improve living conditions for people all over the world....   [tags: Processesed Food, School Lunches, Diet, Health]
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Value of Life: Euthanasia - ... In The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty W. Kip Viscusi and Joseph E. Aldy discusses the value of an average human life in all around the world. The value does of course vary from country to country and the differences are clear. The numbers goes from about 9 million dollars in Japan and Switzerland to under 1 million in Taiwan and South Korea. The US value is estimated to be around 7 million and the British about 4.2. (Kip Viscusi, 2005, page 16) On the other hand one of the strongest antagonist groups of euthanasia is deep religious groups, and in the US especially Christians....   [tags: the right to die, legality]
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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient - Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays] 627 words
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Genocide in Laos During the Vietnam War - ... Without much knowledge of the location, and with the guerilla warfare used by the Vietcong, the CIA recruited the Hmongs to help counter the Vietcong and to block off the Ho Chi Minh Trail, this war was known as the Secret War. This caused the war to eventually be pushed into Laos which was a neutral nation at the time. In return, the U.S promised to provide supply and support; however the Hmong were simply fighting for their freedom to live peacefully. When the U.S pulled out of the war, the communist were able to take over the South in 1973, Laos along with Cambodia in 1975, which ends the Vietnam War....   [tags: troops, cambodian] 576 words
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Cell Cycles and Proliferation - Cell cycle is a complex mechanism that governs the cell growth and proliferation. Cell proliferation contributes to the continuity of life by producing cells, replenishing cells which undergone to cellular differentiation to acquired specialized phenotypes (function and morphology) to carry out living mechanism and towards the end-point-cell-death. Cell proliferation is determined by both extracellular signals such as cytokines and mitogen, and intrinsic cellular factors. Interactions of extracellular signals with intrinsic cellular factors trigger the biochemical events of cell proliferation....   [tags: Cell cycles, biology, ] 574 words
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Verisimilitude in The English Patient - Verisimilitude in The English Patient One critic has written, "Ondaatje has always been fascinated by history - seen as a series of arcane stories about the past. In his hands, even the documents of history slide away from factual representation toward a haunting apprehension of indeterminacy." (Barbour 207). In The English Patient Ondaatje blends fiction and history into a socially conscious story. Verisimiliude is the aspect of belivability present in a novel. Ondaatje's use of the element of verisimilitude accentuates important undercurrents and events which are vital to understanding the novel....   [tags: The English Patient] 902 words
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A magnesium deficient diet inhibits tumor cell proliferation by altering the activity of cell cycle regulatory proteins. - Magnesium is a vital mineral involved with many cellular and metabolic functions. As the most abundant cation in the human body, magnesium is essential to cell proliferation, protein synthesis and energy production (Wolf, et al 2007). Among its many functions, magnesium plays a central role in the regulation of cell growth (Ruben, 1975). As such, the relationship between magnesium and the proliferation and growth of tumor cells has been the subject of numerous studies. Cellular growth, cell cycle proteins and the role of magnesium....   [tags: Mg Concentration, Neoplasticity]
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Investigating Students' Intuitive Knowledge About Patterns That Are Discussed in the Science Classroom - Abstract Professional scientists construct explanations to explain how and why various phenomena in the world operate. Formulating an explanation can allow us to engage in the scientific process by providing a better understanding of new phenomena and the ability to reflect on observations. Both the content and the form of the explanation can influence our understanding of the phenomena to be explained and how we perceive the explanation. In this paper I will attempt to understand in detail the relationship between the content and form of students’ generated causal explanations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2012 words
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Jude the Obscure: The Relationship Between Point of View and Setting - ... For Jude, the atmosphere that Mrs Fawley creates is very intimidating. This is exemplified when the boy feels his aunt’s companions’ ‘glances like slaps upon his face’ (8). The reader may infer that Jude is sensitive and different, and this humiliation creates an oppressive situation for the boy. Later, Mrs Fawley refuses to acknowledge the comment made by one of her companions, the local washerwomen, who for instance says that Jude could ‘kip’ee company in your loneliness, fetch water ... help in the bit o’baking and (8)....   [tags: Thomas Hardy, novel analysis]
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The Rising Cost of Health Care in the United States - ... Under the March 2010 legislation, Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been authorized to create an ACO “program” by no later than January 1, 20124. Origin of Accountable Care Organizations Although there are many claims that rationalize ACOs have been around since the beginning of the HMO (Health Management Organization), the actual label ACO is relatively new. The modern ACO concept was invented in 2006 by Dr....   [tags: affordable care act, obamacare] 2111 words
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The Beginning Chapter in the Novel The Villa - In every story the first chapter is usually essential for any book to be successful. It is necessary that in the very beginning, a few things need to be set right away that will create a prosperous book. Some authors realize that it is also advisable to make it that the first chapter ties most of the story together. Michael Ondaatje obviously new this when writing his novel. So he crafted a first chapter that did just this. The Villa sets the story up for an amazing novel, The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje starts the reader off in a villa in Italy towards the end of World War II....   [tags: herodotus, michael ondaatje, the english patient]
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Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orleans - ... The next major battle, the Battle of La Rochelle, occurs 16 years later, and France regains control of the English Channel in a fierce naval battle. After that victory, France gave Scotland arms to attack England, but Scotland signs a truce with England to prevent further French agitation in the North. A few years later, Henry V landed in France with ten thousand men and besieged Harfleur, a port town along the French coast. The siege lasted for a month, and Henry marched into the town, victorious, with very few men, because most of them died from disease....   [tags: france and england war, battle] 1264 words
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Can School Systems Afford the Financial Weight? - For centuries, the value and methods of education have changed significantly in effort to improve student learning and enhance the educators’ styles of teaching. Naturally the cost of improving education could be costly for the school system and the superintendent that approves these changes. The financing and continuous upkeep of laptops in schools as an effort to improve student learning is a substantial risk for most communities; as it could be a success or failure, but the purpose and the vision is not unrealistic....   [tags: Education]
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Wormhole Is Best Bet for Time Machine - Time travel, is it possible. For now no, but wormholes could make it a reality. Wormholes are a much unknown part of the universe they have been theorized to be used for time travel based on Einstein’s theory of relativity, which states that any mass curves space time. If they are found to be used for time travel they could cut down the amount of time needed to get to another universe and would create great leaps in science. Furthermore, wormholes are the key to more advanced space travel and maybe even time travel....   [tags: Wormhole, Time Travel]
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School Shootings - Failures of Welfare Society - Schools are no longer a safer environment for teenagers and children in today’s society. Every year, many young lives are taken away due to school shootings. School shootings are widespread issue that seek attention because of their dramatic and frighten nature. These shootings results teenagers who have been harassed or bullied into depression come back with the guns to get revenge. However, School shootings are becoming more and more of an everyday incident around the world. School shooting is an event that is committed by a student with gun violence at a school campus or other institutions....   [tags: Teen Violence, School Violence]
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The Father of English Literature a Fraud? - William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 26, 1616. Stratford- upon- Avon was William’s place of birth and lived there up until his death. The renaissance was a time for the rebirth of art and literature; it took place during the years 1500-1688s. William Shakespeare long considered the greatest play writer in the English language has been questioned about whether he truly wrote his works. Shakespeare could not have written those plays by himself when all evidence is considered one must accept that....   [tags: shakespeare, writer, plays] 699 words
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The Snapshot Day:Was It A Failure? - Aware of the serious financial situation the State of Illinois finds itself in, the Illinois Library Association is concerned that the role of libraries in the economic and cultural life of Illinois citizens might be under-represented in current and future budget negotiations. In an effort to help prevent this under-representation, the ILA Advocacy Committee sponsored a one day “Snapshot of A Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries”. DuPage Library System’s Denise Zielinski proposed the idea at the committee’s inaugural meeting in September....   [tags: Legislative Advocacy ] 1709 words
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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults - Holden 5 Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults. Juveniles deserve to be tried the same as adults when they commit certain crimes. The justice systems of America are becoming completely unjust and easy to break through. Juvenile courts haven’t always been known to the everyday person. The Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899 was the first juvenile court established in the United States (Locked Up…). The juvenile court was created to handle the offenders on the basis on their rather than their crime....   [tags: crime, juvenile court, justice system]
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Understanding the International Church of Christ - ... The final decision of whether or not the two shall be together is up to the disciplers of them. This also means that in the courtship one must be pure in order to maintain the beliefs of the church, but once two members are married; all purity goes out the window (Ashkar). The discipler will often ask their disciple very intimate questions about their relationship including how often they have sex, what positions are used, and will even recommend trying different things. The discipleship is so intense that people claim to have heard their loved ones on the phone with discipler very late at night....   [tags: religious, sins, new testament] 1526 words
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Piaget's Stage Theory of Cognitive Development - ... Firstly, the stage of pre operational, which lasts until about age seven, in which the children have the ability of many feats that they could not achieve prior. For instance, they commence to making to believe in play, achieving simple routines, such as venturing to eat or get to kip. However, in order to organize play, they must symbolize those actions mentally and convert them into the overt actions. The children in the preoperational stage have the absence of understanding of the comparative terms, such as darker, bigger, and harder....   [tags: operational, concrete, effective learners] 655 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Violence, the number of such shootings increased from one in 1994-95 to five in 1997-98....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1332 words
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Smoking: Good For The Economy? - Smoking, when one hears it they automatically thing death, but imagine being in a world where smoking was actually good for the economy. What would the person's expression be like. Smoking is one of the most harmful killers in the United States, but can it be good for the economy. Well as matter of fact, it may be unbelievable to some, but smoking is actually very good for the economy. Many studies have shown different types of facts of how smoking is erroneous to the economy, but recent studies have shown that the more people smoke, the sooner they will more than likely pass away....   [tags: Economics, argumentative, persuasive]
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Juveniles and the Justice System - The United States sentences more juveniles to death than any other nation in the world (Justice, 2009) and our juveniles are being sentenced as young as ten years of age. These are juveniles being tried as adults, and something has to change and change fast. The younger generation is supposed to be our future leaders. How will our juveniles or the citizens of this country prevail if this continues we won’t be able to because most of our future leaders will be prisoner. (B, 2005) The U.S made legal history in 1989 when the world’s first juvenile court opened in Chicago (Rank, J.) Since 1990 many states have also adopted the “get tough” approach to juvenile justice as a response to the increa...   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Inefficiency of Airline Security - Everyone who has gotten out of bed in the morning has been exposed to risks. Whether it be risks from the factors around them, from themselves, or from people around them, they have faced some kind of risk. Comparatively, risks presented by situations around them and by themselves are considerably controllable. The risks delivered by people around them, however, are the ones that tend to be the most formidable. When people have a determination to be destructive, they often select targets which will stir up the most attention....   [tags: TSA, terrorism, 9/11, racial profiling, TSO]
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