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Increasing Accuracy While Shooting - Every gun owner wants to shoot accurately, but there are several factors in both the gun and your shooting style that can negatively affect precision and accuracy. Having poor accuracy does not amount to simply having a poor gun or being a bad shot. It's usually a culmination of several factors in both the gun and the shooter that makes poor accuracy so common. The good news is that you can improve your accuracy with some very simple changes and considerations. Gun Selection All guns have their own benefits and disadvantages....   [tags: selction, stance, relax, precision] 620 words
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The Sandy Hook Shooting - Have you ever thought of questioning the Sandy Hook shooting. Well if you haven’t now is the time to do so. When people think of Sandy Hook, they think what kind of person would go shoot up a school and kill many children. Some individuals believe that it happened and some believe that the government was involved and had planned it all. People shouldn’t feel that way because it’s not a true tragedy. Why should the government make a big scene for nothing, there was not a point in making other schools in America feel threatened....   [tags: conspiracy theories, violence]
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The Batman Theatre Shooting - This theory is about an idea of which social interactions over the course of a person’s life shape behavior. The real world example I will be using to describe this theory is the “The Batman Theatre Shooting”. On the day of July 20, 2012, “Dark Knight Rises” a movie was just released to movie theatres around the world. Many people were waiting for the movie to come out but not knowing what was going to be in store for them later on that day. James Eagan Holmes was a student out of University of Colorado-Denver of Medicine....   [tags: social interactions, behaviors, crimes]
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The Elephant Mask Costume and the Costume of Airowayoye - In Gallery 101 acquisition number 1999.76 at the Dayton Art Institute, you will find the Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume of the Bamileke people in Cameroon, Africa. Standing almost six feet tall (67 inches), the elephant mask costume was worn during Tso (elephant dance) by a secret society of warriors dedicated to protecting their king. Today the costume maintains order in the Bamileke society and reminds the king that he is not above the gods. The elephant mask costume is worn to display the king’s wealth at the Kuosi celebration....   [tags: Gallery 101, Cameroon Africa, Society Costume]
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Come Shouting to Zion and the development of African-American Religious Culture - Come Shouting to Zion and the development of African-American Religious Culture Missing Works Cited In detailing the long process by which African-Americans came to embrace Protestant Christianity and shape their own unique form of it, Frey and Wood emphasize African agency throughout. Their case is better supported by evidence in the 19th century than in the 18th, during which time Christianity had little effect on slave society through the efforts of Anglicans, not so much because Africans rejected the gospel as because whites withheld Christian brotherhood from blacks....   [tags: Religion Shouting Zion Essays] 1632 words
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Analysis of The Elephant Vanishes by Harucki Murakami - ... In the 20th century, Japan experienced an American enculturation. In the story, the main character works as a salesman of kitchen equipment presumably for an American corporation; that is why, he must use the word “kitchen” instead of the Japanese word. (Goossen 409). This implies the process of Americanization and at the same time the break with the Japanese traditional culture. This is very difficult to understand because it is a traumatic process in which the Japanese society had to renounce the deeply rooted traditions and substitute them for others....   [tags: japanese, literature, tradition, society] 1525 words
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Tucson Shooting - January 8, 2011 was the best day of my life. That was the day I’ve waited for and planned for a very long time. Shooting all those innocent people, especially Gabrielle Giffords, gave me such a rush. I can say that I finally made a name for myself and got the revenge I wanted. Why did I do this. The reason why is because Gabrielle is so stupid. I went to one of her events in 2007, and when I met her, I thought she was just very annoying. She thinks she can change the world, but actually I’m the one who can change the world for the better....   [tags: New York Times, Arizona, Jared Loughner]
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Social Rejection in the Film The Elephant Man - The Elephant Man is a moving film, based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a man born with a prevalent deformity and dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In this film, John Merrick is initially portrayed as an imbecile and is consequently placed in a circus freak show, where he is ridiculed as a result of his deformity and is abused by his manager. However, his life takes a turn for the better when he becomes acquainted with Dr. Treves and is introduced to a new lifestyle, dissimilar to what he had endured throughout his life....   [tags: prevalent, deformity, death, church, bag] 832 words
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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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Media's Role in Mass School Shootings - The United States will not soon forget the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut that came just two weeks before Christmas last year. This tragic event resulted in the death of twenty students and eight adults. Although the event shocked the nation, rampage shootings are nothing new. Over the years, many families have lost loved ones to these horrific events. As a result, these mass shootings such as the one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary caught public attention leading to a push to find the cause of these events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Cartoonists Respond to Mass School Shootings - When news of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting reverberated across the country on December 14, 2012, every office, living room, and classroom was silent. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had just killed twenty-eight people, twenty of them being kids no older than ten years old (Vogel). Since this tragic event, other shootings have occurred across the nation. Massive debates and demands of congressional action over gun violence and gun control sparked over the appropriate solution. Despite pleas from President Obama to enact change, gun advocates such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) have been able to continuously deter many government officials from pursuing anti-gun laws....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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The Abuse of Circus Elephants - The smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air and the sight of elephants entering the big top, trunk in tail, seems like a dream come true. How they perform those intricate tricks so smoothly is quite a sight. How are those large creatures capable of a headstand. Well, according to a New York Times article, circus elephants endure training methods that include: electric prodding, beatings, hours of being chained up, and unimaginable cruelty. Due to their large size many trainers feel that the intimidation method is the only way such a large and wild creature can be trained (“Its a Wonder More”)....   [tags: Cruelty Towards Circus Elephants]
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The Elephant vanishes - In “The Elephant Vanishes Stories” by Haruki Murakami, he uses a mixture of fantasy and reality to engage the reader into the main idea of object or people disappearing. Most of his stories may seen as if they came from life but he adds mystery to each one of them when something is missing or vanishes and the circumstances around it becomes unreal. In “The Wind-Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women” Murakami starts off by surrounding the plot around a man who quits his job for no apparent reason at all, who irons his shirts in a particular manner, and avoid the sexual urges of a woman....   [tags: essays research papers] 419 words
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Bullying and Mass School Shootings - Cho poked his head in the room a couple of times and looked around before exiting and entering a different room. The first shots were heard across the hall, in the hydrology class. It sounded like a nail gun or hammer hitting concrete blocks. Suddenly one could hear a pin drop. Abruptly the classroom door burst open and Cho walked in and raised a Glock 9mm handgun. (Friedman) “Once I got teased, I could see where the anger came from and what can make someone want to kill,” said Stefan Barone, a fourteen year old....   [tags: Mass Shootings in America]
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The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting - On December 14th 2012, just 11 days before Christmas, an awful tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. This awful event left a lot of unanswered questions and rumors about that day. The reason for that is because the shooter killed himself after shooting twenty young children and six adults. This tragedy open the eyes of everyone; made you want to hug your loves one just a little tighter, appreciate what you still have and never take a day for granted....   [tags: tragedy,violence, checks, gun sales] 2011 words
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The Shooting of Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman - ... As the case grew people were retaliating more that it wasn't a fair ruling protesting that consideration to be taken into account and an investigation. The people wanted Justice for Trayvon and the ruling to be a fair one in order to be assured that in this case and the future if any case similar occurs, fair judgment will be used in the situations unlike the verdict in this case. The department before this shooting was accused of protecting relatives of police officers involved in violent incidents with African-Americans....   [tags: suspicious guy, drugs, african americans] 1484 words
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Norwegian Bomb and Shooting Massacre Report - On the 22nd of July 2011 Norway became under attack when a bomb exploded in Oslo, and a mass shooting occurred on the Island of Utoeya. These attacks were carried out by 33 year old Anders Breivik, who managed to kill 77 people before his eventual surrender and arrest. While analysing the coverage of this story I will be addressing what sources, and language were used, and how this affected audiences understanding of the event. I will be particularly focusing on ‘The Sun’ tabloid, and ‘The Guardian’ newspaper, which both featured the story front page on the 23rd of July....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Shooting in Football - Shooting in Football How to shoot Kicking is the basis of football (soccer). There are two types of shots - ground and air. Ground shots · On ground shots the supporting (non-kicking) leg is more important than the kicking leg. In order to produce a good shot you'll need balance. The right way to keep your balance is to place your supporting foot in line with the ball. By stepping a little behind you will produce a high kick (most young players that are not taught how to shoot do not know about keeping the leg in line with the ball and when they try to kick hard the ball always rises)....   [tags: Papers] 1197 words
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The Columbine Shooting - The Columbine Shooting A little over two years ago, one of the worst tragedies concerning our nation’s children was playing out in a small rural town in Colorado. The date was April 20, 1999; the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s Birthday, for any history buffs. But for everyone else the day started out like any other. In Jefferson County (often mistakenly reported as being in Littleton), Colorado, children went to school and parents went off to work. Neither was overly concerned about the other, or about how the day would go, but in a few hours, that would all change....   [tags: Papers] 1974 words
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We Must Work to Prevent Mass School Shootings - There have been many horror stories in the news about mass shootings at schools. The public, and even the president of the United States, is asking if anything can be done to prevent these tragedies. There are many theories on why students kill their peers at schools; these range from increased violence in video games and movies to bullying troubles at school. Almost always, the perpetrator suffers from some form of mental illness (Khadaroo). Because of this, motives for these crimes are extremely difficult to discern....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Video Games: The Real Cause of Mass School Shootings? - Whether violent media content leads to real-life violence is always debatable. And in recent years, school shootings have made video games a new focus of public concern and scientific research. In public opinion, video games cause more aggression in comparison to traditional violent media contents because video games have more features of interactivity, "due to the active engagement and participation of players" (Hummer and Wang et al. 137). But more and more reports tell us that video games are not the main cause of school shooting issues; rather it is the negligence of parents, schools, and communities....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Critical Analysis of Hemmingway’s The White Elephant - “Hills Like White Elephants” the short story written by Ernest Hemingway, presents the difference between man and woman’s attitude toward a relationship when it becomes responsible. The conflict arises where the girl wants to keep the baby when the man asks her to have an abortion. The man tells the girl that he loves her through whole story, but does not want anyone or anything to get involved in their relationship. The man is irresponsible, improvisational, and manipulative; overall he is immature and showing childish attitude but the girl tries to become responsible and mature....   [tags: Relationship, Abortion]
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Hindu Religion: Ganesha, the Elephant-Headed God - ... In many images Ganesha is shown holding three items, a noose, an elephant goad, and sweet candy called laddoo the objects in his lower right hand represent his blessings and protection. Ganesha is known to reduce karma and guide you in your difficult journeys. These are one of many qualities portrayed by Ganesha. In the Hindu religion, they believe in sacrifice for your beliefs. Ganesha has learned the true meaning of sacrifice. Ganesha is shown with a broken tusk, here he had broken off his tusk in order to write the Mahabharata a poem known around the world....   [tags: god, worship, wisdom]
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Bullying and School Violence: The Colombine High School Shooting - “Two gunmen enter school and open fire”. This was the headline seen and heard on every newspaper, radio, and news broadcast after the now infamous Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Details about this shooting did not emerge immediately. However, when they did, the entire nation was in utter and complete shock. To begin with, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, ages 17 and 18, entered their school with an assortment of guns, knives, and bombs, ready and willing to take the lives of every individual in the high school....   [tags: anti-bullying programs, gunmen]
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Elephant, a Film Analysis - The Tragedy of Columbine was caused by the social injustices inflicted upon two students; Alex Frost and Eric Deulen. This is the message Gus Van Sant portrays in his movie `Elephant.' These two characters are not part of the `in crowd' and are picked upon in school to the point that they come to school with guns. Present day schools are treating this issue incorrectly by not trying to relinquish the social injustices of high school. Many schools today now completely cut off the school from the outside world in order to stop tragedies like Columbine from occurring....   [tags: Film] 641 words
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African Elephant - African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African elephant covers all of central and southern Africa....   [tags: essays papers]
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Gun Control: Mass Shootings and Violent Crimes - The Problem To start the evaluation the first question that should be answered is why the issue of owning guns has become such a problem within the American subculture. The answer to this question is complicated, but perhaps there are four key reasons. The first reason being the main stream Medias perception and messages that they portray to the public about firearms ownership, an example of this is although it is more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than die from a gunshot injury the media focuses on glorifying the issue of gun violence on most of their programing, including giving false statistics and inaccurate information to the people in order to skew public opinion.....   [tags: american subculture, shootings] 3025 words
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The Columbine Influence: How a School Shooting Affected a Nation - ... School policies In May 2001, The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission was released. On January 28, 2000, the governor of Colorado at the time, Bill Owens, signed an executive order to create the Columbine Review Commission “to conduct an independent review of the tragedy.” With William E. Erickson, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, chairing the commission, volunteer members spent over a year conducting public hearings and looking over documents. Volunteer members of the Commission included a retired chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department, a retired FBI agent, and the District Attorney for Denver County, among others....   [tags: gun control, pop culture, school policies]
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Shooting in Dawson College in Montreal: Kimveer Gill - On September 13, 2006, Kimveer Gill woke up and was determined to go from a nobody to a somebody and fast. Dressed in all black, he entered Dawson College in Montreal and starting shooting. He dealt with some psychological issues, that contributed to his violent tendencies. Also, from an anthropological standpoint, Gill had unrestricted access to the media, which exposed him to a dangerous community of people. Finally, as a young adult, Gill had many sociological challenges. Kimveer Gill committed acts of violence due to many factors that caused him to go on a rampage of depression and hate....   [tags: online sex, prostitutes] 757 words
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The Shooting - Personal Narrative - The Shooting - Personal Narrative It started off as a normal school day. I arrived late to school, at 8:50 am, and was shouted at by Mrs Robinson. It was 23rd June 2000. I was in Year 8 at the time. First two lessons finished as usual, and then it was first break which was about fifteen minutes long. Boys normally mess about during this time. On this particular day as I went into the form room to find virtually the whole class gathered around John Smith, a fellow pupil in my form....   [tags: Papers] 702 words
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Rated I for Innocent: Horrific Shooting Massacres - Columbine High School. Virginia Polytechnic Institution. Sandy Hook Elementary School. These are only a few of the American institutions in which horrific shooting massacres have transpired, and they are all intrinsically linked by one common element: electronic interactive experiences, or video games. For decades, video games, especially those featuring violent or obscene aspects, have been the scapegoat for real world violence- mental insanity and violent records brushed aside for a simpler explanation for a large, naïve demographic....   [tags: video games, violence, gun]
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The Shooting of Tupac Shakur - The Shooting of Tupac Shakur Bang. The sound of a bullet being fired from a gun. To some, a sound of protection and safety, to others sheer agony and pain, and to some unlucky few the last sound they will ever hear. One of these unlucky few happened to be Tupac Shakur on the fateful night of September 7, 1996 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Tupac he had to listen to a flurry of 15 bullets, some of which buried themselves deep into his chest, while the others ended up in the side of his car....   [tags: Papers] 1229 words
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The shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado - The shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado killing thirteen students and teachers shocked the world. “They were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy. It was as if all that exposure to computerized violence gave them the idea to go on a rampage – or at least fueled their urges” (Carey 1). The shooters of this incident learned their deadly skills from video games. Seventy percent of children ages eight to eighteen have access to violent video games at their home....   [tags: digital fantasy, video games] 664 words
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Mass School Shootings: The Problem is Mental Illness, Not Guns - I was watching TV with my friends kids and attempting to find a movie they might enjoy. Unluckily for the children I had to pass by consecutive news channels. At first I passed by quickly through the first three channels but then I noticed the rest of the news channels that I did happen to glimpse had headlines saying school shooting. I couldn't help but watch the news for a bit to fully understand the situation. I discovered that many young children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut had been shot and died....   [tags: 150 School Shootings In America]
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Mass School Shootings in America - In our society today, so socially and technologically advanced, one expects to feel a sense of security and comfort. However, this safety is lost due to the fact of many school shootings occurring nationwide. It is not unusual to hear about these shootings on television or on the radio. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of young people. If you turn on you television and look at the destruction caused from a flood or an earthquake, you may think, "oh, another one." Although it may shock you to see the pain and suffering of the victims, it is going to happen....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 908 words
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Elephant Man - Ashley Montagu tells John Merrick&#8217;s unusual story in the book that studies human dignity, The Elephant Man. The Elephant Man, an intriguing book that captures the heart of the spirit, is the story of a simple, yet unfortunate, man. It causes one to think about life&#8217;s precious gifts and how often they are taken for granted. As the sad and unique story of John Merrick, &#8220;the elephant man,'; unfolds, all are taught a lesson about strength and courage. When Sir Frederick Treeves first discovered John Merrick in 1884, he could only be described as, &#8220;a huddled mass of loneliness';(14)....   [tags: essays research papers] 810 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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Elephant Man - Elephant Man The Elephant Man, written by Bernard Pomerance, is a play about identity. It is a play about a man who is deformed, but constantly trying to live life as an ordinary person. The play begins with John Merrick, also known as the Elephant Man, performing in a carnival freak show in order to make a minute amount of money for living expenses. In Scene VI, Even on the Niger and Ceylon, Not This, Treves brings in Miss Sandwich to become Merricks nurse. He explains to her that he has been let down so far by the other nurses he has introduced to Merrick....   [tags: essays papers] 440 words
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Media Violence and School Shootings - Another school shooting goes down and is preyed upon by the media for a gripping new story. Jonesboro, Arkansas, West Paducah, Kentucky, and Littleton, Colorado all have one thing in common. All these places are sites where school shootings have occurred. Why do school shootings happen and who is to blame when they do happen?. These are two questions that are still trying to be answered. Some people say that school shootings are due to the excess marketing of violence in movies, television, video games, and music....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1282 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 624 words
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School Shootings in America - Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a .22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had happened....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 509 words
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In a well-written short story, different literary elements and terms are incorporated into the story by the author. Ernest Hemingway frequently uses various literary elements in his writing to entice the reader and enhance each piece that he writes. In Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses symbols to teach the reader certain things that one may encounter during daily life. Symbolism may be defined as relating to, using, or proceeding by means of symbols (Princeton). The use of symbols in Hills Like White Elephants is utterly important to the plot line and to the fundamental meaning of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Communication is the key to building a strong foundation of trust between a man and woman. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” we learn about the communication breakdown, between a woman named Jig and her companion who is an American man. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. The setting of the story represents Jig and her relationship with her American companion. “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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School Shootings in America - The school shootings at Westside Middle School were orchestrated by two juveniles. On Monday, March 30, 1998 two boys ambushed students and teachers outside Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden a youth of 11 years and Mitchell Johnson who was 13 years old were responsible for this hideous tragedy. Apparently, Mitchell Johnson hid in the woods while Andrew set off the fire alarm causing the students and teachers to run out of the building. Armed with three stolen rifles and four handguns, the documentary explained that the two youth flushed kids and teachers out of the school by means of a false fire alarm then opened up on them....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1793 words
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A Comparison of Dorian Gray and The Elephant Man - Dorian Gray compared to The Elephant Man At the beginning of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Basil paints a portrait of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel, Dorian is viewed and is treated by the world as art. As art, Dorian is constantly changed by the influences of his different artists. The most influential and main artist of Dorian is Lord Henry. Lord Henry corrupts Dorian into a vain, selfish, arrogant, hedonistic, and cruel man. A similar artist to art relation exists between Mr....   [tags: essays papers] 1033 words
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Modernism: Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - The art, literature, and poetry of the early 20th century called for a disruption of social values. Modernism became the vague term to describe the shift. The characteristics of the term Modernism, all seek to free the restricted human spirit. It had no trust in the moral conventions and codes of the past. One of the examples of modernism, that breaks the conventions and traditions of literature prior to Modernism, is Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants”. The short story uses plot, symbolism, setting, dialogue, and a new style of writing to allow human spirit to experiment with meaning and interpretation....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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School Shootings in America - Liza Sencion Two students killed and thirteen others left wounded, six schoolmates shot by fellow classmate, 13 people dead and 23 wounded in a High School, Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 people wounded during a false alarm in school…Those were the headlines of all newspapers at one time or another. High School shootings have been occurring throughout the United States. Why is it that a student would come into their school and open fire....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 2429 words
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