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Nerds and Geeks - The titles of nerd and geek could in some ways be considered objective but, looking deep enough one should be able to find a subjective and definite definition. These can be found by looking into some dictionaries the article as the author does in, “Nerd, Geek, Dweeb, Twerp — In Computer Lingo, Which One Are You?” in Community College Week by Reid Goldsborough. He finds that many of these definitions do not agree and looks to see if there is a definite answer and makes an attempt to find a modernized answer....   [tags: Goldsborough, Oscar de Leon, devotion]
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Smart people Nerds or Not? - Stereotypes and misconceptions are just false presumptions of groups. Misconceptions are just wrong ideals of groups that have been formed because of a lack of information on a group or been told false information about the group from the individuals who are biased of the group. While stereotypes are false presumptions of groups formed because of a small percentages in the groups who are extremely ideal and fit the stereotypical views said of the group. Many of the individuals of the groups are most likely enraged that the mass of the public believe these stereotypes just because of these handful of stereotypical extremists....   [tags: misconceptions, stereotypes, outcasts] 1198 words
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Smart People Nerds or Not? - Are stereotypes and misconceptions just false presumptions of groups. Stereotypes are false presumptions of groups formed because of a small percentage in the groups who are extremely ideal and fit the stereotypical views said of the group. Stereotypes are also formed because stereotypes are at most times just old views of the groups from the past that were true at that point in time. Many of the individuals of the groups are most likely enraged that the mass of the public believe these stereotypes just because of those handful of stereotypical extremists....   [tags: sterotypes, misconceptions, group of people]
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Nerds of the Football World - Nerds of the Football World It’s a typical Fall Sunday afternoon and millions of people are huddled around their televisions at home, or at sports bars watching their local team’s battle on the gridiron for football supremacy. Meanwhile, a growing number of the most diehard football fanatics are sitting around their computers. Why aren’t they watching the game you may wonder. It’s simple. A new phenomenon called Fantasy Football is sweeping the nation. The goal of fantasy football is to compile a group of players taken from the National Football League (NFL) that will out perform your opponents....   [tags: Sports Athletics Media Essays] 1436 words
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Taking a Look at High School Cliques - ... The second clique are the nerds, whom are quiet to them and loud while they are in their groups. They dress in oddly fashion and they mostly sit in front of the classroom. The third clique are the popular kids tend to be loud and obnoxious, whom they think they are cooler and beautiful than everyone else. The clothes they wear are mostly expensive clothe like Hollister, A&F, and other popular brand clothing name. The way they talk is about how other people look and how they look. The forth clique are the artists, whom are quiet, where they dress in black color and sometimes-weird color....   [tags: jocks, nerds, popular kids] 584 words
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Types of College Students - You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and it’s your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is the show-off type of people who puts off their homework assignments until the last minute....   [tags: Free Classification Essays] 452 words
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Nerd Culture - Dork, dweeb, geek, techie, or trekkie. What is a nerd. Dr. Suess first used the word “nerd” in 1950 it described a “small, unkempt, humanoid creature with a large head and a comically disapproving expression”. Newsweek, just a year later, reported the word beginning to take on a derogatory meaning as someone who is dull, and rigidly conventional. Over the next two decades, the meaning of the word did not improve. In 1971, The Observer called nerds, “people who don't live meaningful lives,” and The Chicago Tribune put it simply in 2002, “silicon valley”....   [tags: Internet] 1000 words
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juinot Diaz - When you see someone characterize someone else as a nerd, what do you generally think about this person, what if this same person is characterized as a geek. Most people generally hold a negative connotation with one of these titles, some see it as the geek and some see it as the nerds. Oscar De Leon and Yunior from Juinot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can be classified as members of either of these groups in some ways. There are ways that they fit in and ways that they don’t but first, in order to see how Oscar and Yunior fit into the geek or nerd classifications or not the criteria must be defined....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Sixteen Candles, by John Hughes - Director John Hughes does it again. In Sixteen Candles, he captures the essence of high school from the views of the nerds to the jocks. Depicted in the daily lives of the main characters, he shows even back in 1984, there is a division by popularity and grade. The struggles and pressures students faced are the same as what students are faced with in today’s high schools. This movie relates to teens year after year, generation after generation. Just as the author William Zinsser states in College Pressures, “They are too young to be prisoners of their parents’ dreams and their classmates’ fears” (385)....   [tags: sixteen candles, john hughes]
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High School Cliques - ... Since cliques are formed by interests, students would go whom they fit best with and that would divide up the school. Every teenager is familiar with the ‘classic’ cliques and their nicknames, as epitomized in countless teen movies: jocks, preps, geeks, nerds” (Cliques in Schools). There are certain types of cliques that are well known in our schools and there are some that are vary by school. Cliques are “what divide the school up because everyone would want to hang out with their cliques instead of hanging out with everyone else” (Diversity in Schools)....   [tags: teenagers, peer pressure] 906 words
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Sociolinguistic Field: The Nerd Community - 1.What problems might exist for sociolinguistic studies that group speakers into speech communities, and how does the Communities of Practice model address these issues. One of the first speech communities` problems stated by Bucholtz is that it is a theory that can only be applied to a sociolinguistic field .It is not useful to any other related discipline as its focus limits to study language and ignores all other elements that are crucial in human and social interactions. Moreover, speech communities analyses sociolinguistic aspects in a macro level so it is not possible to study identity through it together with the problematic and struggle emerging during its performance....   [tags: speech patterns, linguistic changes]
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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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Dose it really matter? - Bob Chase explains in "Fear of Heights" that society praises those who are popular or who made a name for themselves in extracurricular activities. Likewise, they frown upon those who 'hide' behind books and socialize with only two or three friends. As Bob Chase explains however, the changing U.S. economy requires workers with high-tech skills, which requires a high level of learning. With society unwilling to change its view on popular students as opposed to those who will become the next doctor, scientist, etc., it seems that the U.S....   [tags: Bob Chase, Fear of Heights] 722 words
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Essay of Definition-Social Pressures of School - “Essay of Definition”-Social Pressures of School Parents never really give their teens enough credit these days. A teens mistake is a parents reason to bring the whole world down on us. Support and comfort may be the only thing we teens want, but it’s the only thing most of us don’t get. Being a teen is one of the hardest periods of any single persons lifetime. Among all things, school; (specifically the hallways) is generally what stems all teen anxiety and stress. The hallways of Olympic High School is one full of intense motions and movements....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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An Analysis of The Episode Pilot From The Show Glee by Ryan Murphy - Glee: Defying the Mainstream The herd will take care of it” (Glee). This is not a reference to cattle but rather a reference to high school students; this quote was said by a teacher on the show Glee, indicating that students enforce the status quo. Ironically, this show does the opposite. The episode “Pilot” from the show Glee by Ryan Murphy is unique for television shows because it reverses the stereotypical views of society, and this essay will analyze it by summarizing the show, applying the Rhetorical Method and the Gender & Sexuality Method, discussing an outside source to further explain the creators motives regarding the show, and evaluating the text as a whole....   [tags: mainstream, gender, sexuality, finn, rachel]
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A Guide that Will Help You Through High School - High school is fun when you get to know the different types of people there. If you don’t, you get confused and frustrated because you meet all these different types of people, and you can’t find the ones you have things in common with. No worries. I am here to help. I have provided a guide that will give you the attributes of the different types of high school students and help you to quickly identify them. When I got into high school, it took me a while to put majority of these students into these four major groups....   [tags: high school, student types, highschoolers] 1081 words
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Don't Let Stereotypes Influence Your Lives! - ... It is said that when we are around the people that we have labelled most of our lives, we somehow start to act like them too. For example when we are around elder people, we consider them slow and fragile therefore making our movements slow and like theirs. Naming others also influences the way we gather information about people. For example; if we see labelled someone a nerd, then we would only call them that every time we see them reading a book or doing their homework instead of seeing the times that they don’t....   [tags: labels, bullying, media] 812 words
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Morning Calm Rising Sun - The contemporary nations of South Korea and Japan have been the home to two of the oldest and most cultured societies in human history. The vast East China Sea that has separated the two countries caused the evolution of two different civilizations, dissimilar by language, food, tradition, and culture. Although this may be true at first glance, a deeper probing of these two nations reveals many striking similarities, even in areas that may seem contrary. The culture of Japan is a mix of old traditions and new, modern trends....   [tags: Asian History] 1281 words
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More Than Freaky Fast - More Than “Freaky Fast” “Hi there, what can we get make you today?” A phrase very similar or exactly like this is heard all too often when working in the food industry. An innocent and rather mundane phrase at first glance, however it provides more information than advertised. Language is something that is involved in every aspect of our life; there is not a second that goes by without some incorporation of reference to language. While it may not always be explicit, language influences and shapes our lives in many ways....   [tags: food industry, language, ideology, SAE]
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Short Reviews of Books - Salvation: This short story made me feel very questionable. The young kid in the story, Langston, makes you seriously question if there really is a Lord. Langston tells of how when being saved by the lord he felt nothing, as if there really wasn’t a Lord there to save him. Although he only agreed to be saved due to pressure from his family it really made him questions his faith. When reading this story you really start to make yourself think what if. The main thing you have to remember when reading a story like this is faith....   [tags: faith, cruel, lord] 2307 words
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The Evolution Of The Pc And Microsoft - The Evolution of the PC and Microsoft Xerox, Apple, IBM, and Compaq all played major roles in the development of the Personal Computer, or ³PC,² and the success of Microsoft. Though it may seem so, the computer industry did not just pop-up overnight. It took many years of dedication, hard-work, and most importantly, thievery to turn the personal computer from a machine the size of a Buick, used only by zit-faced ³ nerds,² to the very machine I am typing this report on. Xerox started everything off by creating the first personal computer, the ALTO, in 1973....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative - Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Teen Social Classes - My high school was like any other, and within its walls, you could find the standard division of teen culture played out in three main categories: the popular kids, the nerds & the metal heads. Though the names of each clique may change from one generation to the next, the roles remain the same. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made history when they beseiged their high school in the deadliest massacre ever recorded in United States history for an American high school. In the aftermath of Columbine, the writings and videos left behind by the shooters made it clear that they were enraged by the low-level position imposed on them by the upper echelon of their classmates....   [tags: Sociology] 734 words
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The Seinfeld Axiom - In his book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, David Anderegg uses an episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Abstinence,” to make an argument about nerds and sex, called the Seinfeld Axiom. His argument states that the absence of sex in George’s life, caused by his girlfriend’s Mononucleosis, actually caused him to get smarter and when he finally has sex in the end of the episode and lost touch with his new knowledge, that it was sex that caused him to get “stupid” again. Yet, deeper into the episode, Anderegg blatantly ignores that a second main character, Elaine, faces abstinence with opposite effects....   [tags: Television]
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Starting a Business: Personal Computers Repair - ... National chains, for example, "Nerds accessible by the boss," and Best Purchase's "Nerd Squad" have seen fast development sought after for these administrations in the last few years. Clients are looking for talented help with everything from establishment of programming and fittings parts, to systems administration, to exchanging records from an old workstation to another one. The individuals who can regularly enroll their tech-shrewd kids' assistance, however others are not so blessed, and little entrepreneurs need solid and snappy help with all their workstation needs, since consistently down may mean an hour or a greater amount of lost income, particularly for any business with a sit...   [tags: market segmentation, business market] 601 words
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Science of Database Implementation - ... Structured hosting would be DataWiki, WordPress Data, and many others. Some of the top picks for hosted warehouse include Amazon redshift and new push. The Amazon website pushes business owners to their data storing product with this explanation, “Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. You can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments or upfront costs and scale to a petabyte or more for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth of most other data warehousing solutions....   [tags: computer information technology] 522 words
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Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution - Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution Let’s take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It’s not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community was only a few nerds building simple computers from hobby kits. When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers, Inc., in Jobs garage, the reach for success seemed far....   [tags: Technology Computers Steve Jobs]
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers Thousands of years ago calculations were done using people’s fingers and pebbles that were found just lying around. Technology has transformed so much that today the most complicated computations are done within seconds. Human dependency on computers is increasing everyday. Just think how hard it would be to live a week without a computer. We owe the advancements of computers and other such electronic devices to the intelligence of men of the past. The history of the computer dates back all the way to the prehistoric times....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]
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The History of Computers - The History of Computers In order to fully understand the history of computers and computers in general, it is important to understand what it is exactly that lead up to the invention of the computer. After all, there was a time when the use of laptops, P.C.s, and other machines was unthinkable. Way back in the fourth century B.C., the abucus was an instrument used for counting in Babylonia. Many scholars believe that it likely started out as pebbles being moved over lines drawn in the dirt and then evolved into a more complex counting tool (Aspray 7)....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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America's Salad - America today is more accurately portrayed with a salad bowl metaphor than a melting pot. The melting pot metaphor implies that all the ingredients are combined and create a homogenous mixture (the same everywhere); the salad bowl illustrates that while we all contribute to the flavor each ingredient is still its own. As Joel Swerdlow illustrated in his article “Changing America”, “10 percent of America’s 281 million residents were born in other countries, the largest percent in U.S. history”(Swerdlow)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Impact of Stereotypes on Teens at Point Loma High School - The Impact of Stereotypes on Teens at PLHS 1.)Stereotypes and racism have always been an issue in this and many other societies.Teenagers are commonly the most impacted by stereotypes, not unlike most teens at Point Loma High School. To further analyze this, my class read “How a Self-Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance” by Shankar Vedantam, a science correspondent for NPR. In his informative article, Vedantam discusses how research proves that self-fulfilling stereotypes can drag down many individuals’ performance....   [tags: race, test performance]
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The Law of Causation: Justification for the Beginning of the Universe? - ... All of these theories can be logically valid, except none of them satisfy the law of causality or bring humanity closer to answering the origins of why life and the universe that contains it exists. I find this concept to be fascinating, although I struggle with accepting it entirely. The more I read about it, the more I am exposed to each side using the law to disprove the other. The theist say, the law only applies to the material universe, so god is off limits. The Atheist demand that the theist show proof that god caused the universe to come into existence....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 846 words
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The Incorporation of the Word Cool in the English Language - ... J. Reynolds Tobacco Company evaluated how to brand menthol smoke with complexity. It at long last settled on cool, at the same time clutching it's feeling of climatic moderation (Vuolo par.2). There is no single idea of cool. One of the crucial aspects of cool is its impermanence. What is viewed as cool changes over time and differs around societies and eras. Cool can be used to describe “a cool and refreshing breeze” (Cool). The sum and substance of cool is a reluctant aplomb in general conduct, which involves a set of particular behavioral qualities that is solidly secured in symbology, a set of perceivable substantial developments, postures, facial declarations and voice tweaks that...   [tags: meaning, cultures, fashionable] 652 words
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Analysis of Joel L. Swerdlow’s 2001 Essay, “Changing America" - In Joel L. Swerdlow’s 2001 essay, “Changing America,” he writes about the current cultural differences among kids in high school. He goes on to talk about how you can gather a large variety of kids, coming from all over the world, yet they still somehow manage to develop the same “American Teenager” attitude toward life. The essay talks about how people used to view America as a “melting pot” of nations, and how over time that view is starting to change. America was founded on change. Past revolutions were fought to make new ways in which to live life in this country....   [tags: teens, teenagers] 727 words
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The End of the Beginning: The High School Experience - High-school: some kids go to class, some kids go to parties, some kids go Harvard, and other kids drop out. No two kids are the same… that is what makes high school the unique and interesting place that it is. A high school caters to the wants and needs of a large variety of student types. Walking down the hall, you notice a pack of girls chomping on their gum and texting (not inconspicuously) with their football playing suitors dragging along behind – the preps; a group of boys with their glasses pushed well up the bridge of their noses, conspiring about the Big Bang or the derivative of the cubed root of the sine of two pi – the super nerds; and somewhere, running between the other clans,...   [tags: Higher Education, college]
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The Film Mean Girls: More Real Than You Know - The film Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters, written by Rosalind Wiseman and Tina Fey, and starring Lindsey Lohan as a lost teenage girl, is a hilarious movie about the new life of Cady Heron. After moving from Africa where she previously had lived and been home schooled for the most of her adolescent life, Cady is thrust into a new culture, town, and school when her parents decide to make the move back to the United States. In this laugh-out-loud comedy, the audience giggles along as Cady adjusts to meeting different cliques, falling for the most popular guy in school and becoming Queen B, while making a few enemies along the way....   [tags: enemies, high school, geeks]
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - ... She shaved half of her head and on the weekends she has a show called “punk rocky” which is supposed to be a re-make of this show called the rocky horror picture show. She dates Charlie for a while but is controlling, and Charlie doesn’t really like her because he likes sam, a lot. The main idea of a book is that If you go someplace new, you probably won’t have many friends at first but not to let that stop you from doing your best and doing what you believe is right. To know that you will make friends and have a great time....   [tags: literary analysis] 744 words
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Time May Change Me, But I Can't Change Time - Language changes; it grows and adapts similarly to the way that humans grow and adapt to the dynamic world surrounding us. From Old English with epic poems like Beowulf to Middle English in The Canterbury Tales, it progressed into Shakespearean, or Early Modern English, which eventually manifested into the incredibly complex language we refer to as Modern English. The journey English embarked on many centuries ago by expanding its territory to America has emerged through "borrowing" pieces of assorted languages, including, but not limited to Latin, French, German, Native American, Celtic, and Greek....   [tags: Prescriptivism, language is constantly changing] 1129 words
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The Importance of Education According to the Conflict Theory - Each of the many elements of society come with their own issues. One example of an issue with society is education. Today, education is one of the main parts of a child’s life. Education is where a child starts to join society and begin the other valuable stages of their young lives. Education is also the source of many jobs for older Americans. It is even one of the biggest competitions between different countries throughout the world. Every aspect can be applied to a theory of Sociology. Education can be easily connected to the Conflict Theory as in there will always be a competition over power, wealth, and prestige....   [tags: elements, society, jobs, intelligence] 603 words
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Star Wars Movies Are Better than Star Trek Movies - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... the first pilot of the franchise Star Trek was released, and with the premier of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in 1977, Geeks, nerds, and overall fanatics have had a debate ever since over which Sci-fi magnate made for the best cinematic entertainment. I would like to personally settle this argument with four main points in favor of the better movie franchise: STAR WARS. My four points are: 1. STAR WARS has better weapons, 2. STAR WARS has better villains, 3....   [tags: film analysis and reviews]
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How Could I Allow My Brother to be Bullied - About six years ago when I was in the six grade and had just moved to Killeen from down south Texas, Edcouch. It was barely the beginning of summer so at the time I didn't know anyone. Until we got invited to our neighbors house for lunch and also to get to know them. Well that Saturday afternoon my family went over to the Robinson's house to have lunch before we ate we introduce ourselves as well as they did. They had two boys and three girls and they had a son my age and was in the same grade....   [tags: personal narrative] 929 words
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Personal Experience: Developing World Education Through a Charity Organization - ... And I got excited. I made some money at the young age, but not huge amounts. And I thought “This is a great way to help the village of Bahundada” to take my books to give that gift to the kids. I had this vision on day nine of the trek, and I might have had this vision in the middle of the night; coz I was drinking the local Rockshee, in 15000 feet altitude. And my vision was very simple, it was of one of my heroes Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie, while being known as a greedy capitalist robber baron, also redeemed himself later in life by setting up a network of over 3000 libraries across the US, England and Scotland Carnegie libraries were everywhere....   [tags: corporate career, himalayas, children] 1567 words
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Changurace: Change Races at the Snap of a Finger! - ... By aiming towards the younger generations, Changurace is able to attract a larger audience to buy their product. At the same time, Changurace is also selling their products to adults merely by showing them how much freedom they could obtain. It is no doubt that even as an adult, people like to escape and create excitement from being somebody else for a change. Changurace’s two commercials both contain very similar elements. The most notable is its portrayal of the product’s power and how it can easily solve a problem an individual might come across....   [tags: imaginary products] 1236 words
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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing - Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]
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The Rise Of The Professional Competitive Video Gaming - ... All of the professional teams have a sponsorship and this is their main source of income. Without a sponsor the team can do absolutely nothing, even if that team has good players. This is why the organizations are signing contracts with sponsors and making few teams in different games disciplines. The teams are always having the same name as the organization even if they are playing in different disciplines. Having a several teams under one organizations is much easier for the organization to earn money and keep teams together under control, so they would not disband after two or three weeks....   [tags: electronic sport, gamer schools]
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Why I Want to Become a Computer Programmer - ... If a program does not work correctly, they check the code for mistakes and fix them. Career Description: Computer programmers held about 343,700 jobs in 2012.(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) They usually work in offices, most commonly in the computer systems design and related services industry. Programmers usually work alone, but can work with other computer specialists on larger projects. Because writing code can be done anywhere with a computer, many programmers communicate with each other through computers or phones, and can work at home....   [tags: career choices and opportunities ]
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Give a Boy a Gun by Tod Strasser - The story to give a boy a gun is about a group of four kids who are bullied throughout school for being weird, strange and even for being new. Out of the group there are two individuals who have been tormented to their breaking point. Brendan and Gary who have been best friends since they meet in middle school were done with this life; they couldn’t handle the everyday torture. As the story goes in the bullying becomes worse to the point where these two purchase weapons and learn how to create and detonate bombs....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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The Pressure of Social Appearances and Social Standards - In today’s society many people care about your social appearances and social standards you fall in. If you are an outcast in your school, there are three types of people you run into: one that ignores your presence, one that accepts you as a friend or the worse of them all are the ones that torment you in any way possible. The third type people I described above are the ones that may shun and can spread bad rumors around about the type of person you are. But why should all these made up or assumed rumors matter....   [tags: being yourself] 523 words
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