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Chicago - Chicago has been the fastest growing city of the world. “The city of the Century” is the name given to this historic city. It is a great city of the greatest people who devoted almost their whole life to this city. Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, Clarence Darrow, Mary McDowell, Thorstein Veblen, Albert Parsons, Ida B. Wells, George Pullman, Louis Sullivan and Danker Adler are few of the people among them. No large city even Peter the Great’s St. Petersburg had ever grown as fast as Chicago. Right from the beginning, the city was envisioned....   [tags: essays research papers] 359 words
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University of Chicago - How does the University of Chicago, as you know, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future. Your response should address with some particularity your own wishes and how they relate to Chicago. The community and surroundings of the University of Chicago immediately intrigued me during my visit in (state the month). Having traveled and lived all over the world, I was surprised to find my ideal school so close to where I now call home (Peoria, IL). I had not expected a school surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the Windy City to be what I came to realize the University of Chicago is....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck - “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck] 384 words
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Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez - “Zoot Suit” Luis Valdez made a great contribution to Chicano theater when he created a Chicano musical a form of theater that was more common for white America. As I read Zoot Suit I could not stop wondering how the play would look once it was on stage. I could not picture a play that included singing and dancing one which does not compare to the other plays written by Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino. I only wish that I had been lucky enough to watch the play live. However, I do feel that if the play was to be re-enacted it would not have the same effect on it’s viewers of today as it might have then....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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The Affect of Railroads on Chicago - The Affect of Railroads on Chicago There is one reason Chicago is as big as it is today and that is the fact that it is the largest rail city in the world. The railroad made Chicago what it is today, and although the canal was very important in the history of Chicago the railroads importance out weighs it by far. The canal was important because it was the vision of the first settlers of Chicago to have an all water trade route that would go through Chicago. What those first explorers saw was a way to make a canal so that they could transport goods from the St Lawrence River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico with less cost and with more efficiency....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films - Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films "[Cinema] manipulates the human psychology, sociology, religion, and morality of the people..."(Cine-Aztlan 175). I has been said to be used by capitalists and socialists as a powerful weapon in the struggle for social justice. In all the Hollywood films and documentaries about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, none have escapes stereotypes. And it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thomas Martinez states that the "symbolic function of advertising in one level of understanding the racist implications of the mass media, especially regarding the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans"(Camplis, in Noriega 284)....   [tags: Movies Films Essays Hispanics] 485 words
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The Chicago Bulls - Why Are The Chicago Bulls So Good. Two weeks ago, I was home watching a Chicago Bulls game. I started to analyze why the team had the best record in the league. About nine years ago, the Chicago Bulls selected Michael Jordan in the third pick of the college draft from North Carolina. A few years later, the Bulls drafted Scottie Pippen from Central Arkansas State and just recently acquired Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs. After my diagnosis, I concluded that the Bulls have the three key elements to win the championship in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 486 words
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Divergent a Story That Takes Place in The Future - The story Divergent takes place in a future version of Chicago. In this futuristic city there are five distinct factions. Each faction has a different characteristic by which they follow. They all have a different opinion on which is best, but, the Dauntless believe bravery is the best, the Erudite think knowledge is the key to success, Abnegation is a bit out there and believes being pro-self-sacrifice is the way to go, the Amity loves friendship, and the Candor are the realists of this crazy place....   [tags: chicago, hunter games] 516 words
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Seeing a Homicide Changed My life: Student Journal - ... The name came from a police officer that was interview about the neighborhood, but other people called it that, because in one week three people got killed and a child became missing. With all of the crazy stuff that goes on that never stop people from trying to have fun and walking in and out the neighborhood. Every year in the summer time my neighborhood would come together to have a block party. My mom would make me go to my god mom house around that time, so I would miss out on all the fun and food....   [tags: Chicago, Block Party] 531 words
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Concert Review: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - I have been to many different concerts throughout my life but this year I experienced two exceptionally unique ___ that I had never seen before. The first one was a spectacular chamber recital that took place at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed by pianist Yefim Bronfman and violist-violinist Pinchas Zukerman. The program included Schubert's Violin Sonatina No. 2 in A Minor, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, and Brahms’ Viola Sonata No. 1 in F Minor. The second was a performance by the notable quartet “Anonymous 4” presented by the Universality of Chicago at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel....   [tags: performance, musicians ] 537 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation - It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation A situation on campus which I would like to see changed is not so much the increasing ethnically and racially-based separation of student clubs and organizations, but the lack of communication and exchange between them. There are valid arguments for the various racially "isolated" clubs in that they provide a support network and common identity for students who might otherwise feel culturally marooned on a campus as large as ours. (Specifically, I feel that the "Iranian Students Club," "Armenian Americans" and "Hillel House," to name a few, all provide emotional support to students away from home and their native culture.) P...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 544 words
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Various Civil Rights Movements in the United States - The African-American Civil Rights Movement was started in 1955, and was lead by many great African Americans who will never be forgotten in history. Many Americans who were born in the U.S. were not 100% American but had different ethnic background which meant many of these Americans had different skin colors, different nationality and because of this they were outcasts in the U.S. Many of these ethnic groups were not outcast just because of their background many were also segregated because of their sex....   [tags: African-American, Civil Rights Movement, USA, femi] 550 words
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The Chicago Fire Of 1871 - The Chicago Fire of 1871 The summer of 1871 had been an unusually dry one in Chicago. Between July and October, only 5 inches of rain fell. In addition to twenty-seven fires in the first week of October, on Saturday night, October 7, a blaze broke out in a planning mill on the West Side and destroyed almost every building in a four block area before it was brought under control Sunday morning. They lost a hose and other fire-fighting equipment, including one of seventeen steam fire engines and a hose cart....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Analysis of Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City - The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was America's chance to eclipse the 1889 Exposition Universelle held in Paris that had wounded the pride of our nation. With the entire world watching, endless opportunities were available to engage the impossible. One man used the opportunity the World's Fair presented to build a city that could make America proud. Another used it's eminence to help him become one of the most feared serial-killers of the time. These two men, "their fates were linked by a single, magical event" (xi)....   [tags: Chicago Fair, Ferris Wheel, Murder]
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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - In my research paper I would talk about the themes of The American Dream, and choices and possibilities from the book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and I will talk about the author. Playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun and was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer....   [tags: racism in chicago, class, ethnicity] 559 words
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Observation of Chicago Lobbies - Walking the various spaces for this assignment led me to be struck by the various ways space is used to create an impression, even an emotional response. Of the locations visited, the Thompson Center and Palmer House-Hilton seemed to use this to the most effect. I also had a strong reaction to the interior of the Chicago Cultural Center and discuss that here as well. The atrium of the Thompson Center is an impressive, imposing space. The skeletal framing of the building is visible throughout, creating awareness of the structure itself....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 560 words
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The Changes Brought from Chicago's World Fair in The Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larson - In the book, “The Devil in the White City,” Erik Larson tells the story of two formidable men and their activities during Chicago’s World Fair of 1893. Daniel Burnham is an architect and the fair’s brilliant director. The book takes the reader through the tremendous obstacles and tragedies that Burnham faces in an attempt to create a fair that will give America its fame. However, H.H Holmes is a young doctor, who uses the attraction of the great fair and his charms to lure dozens of young women to their inevitable and tragic deaths....   [tags: perspective, inventions, determination] 567 words
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Terminiello v. Chicago - Terminiello v. Chicago Issues: 1. Was Terminiello's right to free speech, which is protected under the Federal Constitution, violated, as applied in this case. 2. Was the Chicago ordinance, as defined in this case, unconstitutional in its contents because it failed to provide support for the First Amendment. 3. Was the inclusion of Terminiello's speech as a violation of the Chicago ordinance on disorderly conduct unconstitutional. 1. Facts: 1. Assumption/Application: 1. Conclusion: The Supreme Court exercised its interpretation of the Constitution and found that a violation of the First Amendment was apparent and therefore, also a violation of the fourteenth Amendment showing that...   [tags: Papers] 573 words
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Moving to Chicago and Learning to Negate Stereotypes - The blaring noise of taxicabs and buses honking their horns at each other woke me. I looked around in awe, still blinking the sleep in my eyes away. The sheer number of people was astounding, and the noise. This was not Bowling Green, Kentucky. I finally realized that we had arrived to Chicago, the Windy City. It was during the summer of 2005. My family and I were going to move from Bowling Green, Kentucky, a small town in the Bluegrass State. My dad had secured a new job in the large city of Chicago....   [tags: moving, Chicago, Stereotypes] 581 words
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The Birth of the Chicana - ... In “Notes from a Chicana Co-ed” a nameless women seems to be nagging to her husband who one sided she believes the Chicano movement to be. She says “You cry ‘the gringo is our oppressor.’ To the tune of $20,000 to $30,000 a year” alluding to the GI benefits that Mexican men have been given as a result of their service in World War 2 (Zamora). This may seem like a small success, however, the males’ participation in the military lets them stake when if it may be little a claim to being American....   [tags: vietnam war, mexican americans] 584 words
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NBA Teams: The Chicago Bulls - ... In 2008 the bulls won a lottery so they can have a top 5 pick in the beginning. When it was there turn to pick they picked derrick Rose. Rose became the youngest player to win the MVP honors in his 3rd season. Rose was one of the best players in the NBA when he was a rookie. Chicago bulls had the world’s greatest 4th quarter comeback in NBA history. Lots of fans always went to the bulls’ game because it was most fun and intense sometimes. Michael Jordan retired basketball when he was only 30....   [tags: professional basketball industry]
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Chicanoism Today - Chicanoism Today For a more symbolic meaning of the word Chicano/a, to many of us it is the mixture of both American and Mexican culture. It had become a political term for those who wanted to find a more specific word to identify themselves with than Hispanic, a word to classify all who spoke Spanish in America from Latin America. In the 60s the word Chicano/a grew strong with many political Mexican-American’s and used it as a source of pride. Today, the older generation of Chicano/as’, some but many, see young Chicano/as’ as those who live in the past or use the pasts’ struggle to reflect on their own lives and go no where to empower their society....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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THe 1933 Chicago World Fair: Rainbow Fair - Since the beginning of the history of human beings, we have displayed an unrelenting amount of curiosity and drive; a curiosity to know about the whole world around us. A drive to gain the knowledge and skill set to achieve all of our goals. These traits have pioneered the progression of life changing inventions and creations for humanity, and the year of 1933 was a time to display all of these. The city of Chicago held the nearly three and half mile fair along its shores for all its citizens to witness ingenuity at its finest....   [tags: Architecture, Exhibitions, Racism] 604 words
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Analysis of How to Tame a Wild Tongue - How to tame a wild tongue is an essay by Gloria Anzaldua. This essay focuses on the different types of Spanish people spoke, and in this case, Anzaldua focuses on losing an accent to adjust to the environment she was living in. The issue that was applied in this essay was that the Spanish she spoke wasn’t exactly considered “Spanish”. The essay was divided into different sections as where the author tries to let people know, her Spanish speaking language should be considered valid just like every other Spanish speaking language out there....   [tags: spanish, speak, language] 608 words
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Striving Against Homeless Education - Once a child enters pre-school to when the child graduates from high school, the word student is automatically given to them. There are specific labels that can be attached to a kid as they progress in school. The activities they participate in ranges from being a nerd, the popular child or even the basketball player. However, how many students are homeless. Chicago Hopes, an after-school tutoring program, brought to the attention that there are children under the age of eighteen who are homeless....   [tags: Chicago HOPES, establishing positive values] 614 words
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Transformational Writing - Transformational Writing "In the piece, Coming into language, Jimmy Santiago Baca reflects his time spent in prison, where he battled illiteracy and experimented with personal writing. Orphaned at the age of two, Baca spent most of his life in the barrio and on the streets. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and became a felon at the age of seventeen. Completely illiterate, Baca discovered his heritage in a picture book of Chicano history. A Chicano, Baca identified with the pictures in the book....   [tags: Teaching Education] 619 words
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The Chicano Subculture - ... Firstly, there is nothing that someone can do to become Chicano. Being a Chicano is ascribed, in other words, you are born being one. A Chicano is usually a term given to a person who was born and raised in United States with Mexican customs but at the same time embraces the American culture. In other words, they have Mexican roots but grew in American soil. Chicanos put effort into maintaining their Mexican customs, language, songs, myths, and basically everything that they had abandoned in their previous country....   [tags: Latin, Mexican, Hispanic] 621 words
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Commentary of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City is a literary nonfiction novel that is centered around the World’s Fair in Chicago. The subtitle of The Devil in the White City is “Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.” As Erik Larson describes so vividly, the fair did just that. From the way electricity is distributed through homes, to the length of our working hours or days in a week, to cultural icons, and amusement parks. There is a brief but fascinating link between the Fair and other inventions today....   [tags: Fair, Chicago, Murder]
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The Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns - Cleveland has an intriguing option at guard now that the Bears have released Rex Tucker, brother of Browns right tackle Ryan Tucker. The Browns don’t have a pressing need after adding veterans Joe Andruzzi and Cosey Coleman in free agency, but guard has been a chronic problem for the franchise, and overall line depth is poor. “We would entertain going to Cleveland,” Rex Tucker’s agent, Joe Coletta, told The Repository on Tuesday. “There have been no discussions. “Ryan and Rex are very close. You look at Rex, you see Ryan....   [tags: essays research papers] 633 words
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The Great Fire of 1871 - ... When he went there and finally finished settling down his son he saw the fire that started to catch in his backyard. He hurried to his room and woke his wife and told her to take care of their son. Then he ran to Goll’s Drugstore. When he tried to turn in a fire alarm Goll wouldn’t let him. He lied and told William a truck had already passed. William ran back to his house and got his family out just in time. The Selfish Goll Goll didn’t care about the fire so of course he didn’t turn in a fire alarm, but in the end when the fire was put out he lied saying that after William left he turned in a fire alarm....   [tags: Chicago burning] 639 words
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Contributions to the Spreading of the Grat Chicago Fire of 1871 - Contributions to the Spreading of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 Many events led up to the spreading of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 including difficulties at the fire department, the weather, and the types of buildings in Chicago. The cause of the fire is still indefinite today; however, there are many theories how it started. Some believe a cow kicked over a lantern inside a barn while some believe a meteorite fell to the Earth creating the fire. Despite all theories, the inferno became uncontrollable when it could have been put out fairly quickly (Smith)....   [tags: timeline of events]
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Review of the Movie Rob Marshall´s Chicago - ... Her unearthly desire for notoriety landed her in jail for the murder of a man who was supposed to help her put a foot in the door of show business. In jail, she meets the infamous Velma Kelly. A performer of a double act with her sister in a club which would sell out every night. Velma killed both her sister and her husband after she caught them sleeping together and was awaiting her trial for the murder. Her attorney was the hotshot Billy Flynn, a man who could talk himself out of anything....   [tags: musical, criminals, fatale, fame, plot] 643 words
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Who Started The Great Chicago Fire? - As we all know the Chicago Fire was supposedly started by the O’Leary cow. However new evidence from an anonymous source states that it was actually the ruler of Mt. Olympus who began the Great Chicago Fire. The fire that ruined millions of homes and killed many people may have actually been started by Zeus. According to information that was given to us, we have learned that in recent years before the Chicago Fire mortals of the city had been refusing to worship the Olympian God. Furthermore, one careless mortal had even crashed his horse into a statue of the great ruler....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 648 words
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Chicago: A City Of The Senses - Chicago: A City of the Senses Chicago has enjoyed the tourist spotlight over the years, due to its cultural and economical prosperity. The crowded streets, ethnic bakeries, and popular malls add zest and flavor to this enriching city. Since my short visit in May with a high school class, I have dreamed of making the busy commuters, blinding and mind-altering lights, and sheer musical excitement a part of my everyday life. Commuters livened up Chicago in delightful ways. Several groups of men and women sat together in close, casual delicatessens on the street and conversed about cosmopolitan attitudes and modern ideas in popular culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 655 words
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The Art Institute of Chicago - The building at 111 South Michigan Avenue, home of the Art Institute of Chicago, was opened in 1893 as the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The building was passed on to the Art Institute after the end of the exposition. Designed in the Beax-Arts style by Boston firm Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, building has become an icon for chicagoans an tourists alike. The Modern Wing, the Art Institute’s latest and largest addition to date, opened on May 16, 2009, and was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano....   [tags: Architecture] 674 words
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O'Hare International Airport - A plan to expand O'Hare International Airport has begun to look more promising, but backers of a proposed airport near Peotone said last week they don't expect the plan to change the debate over a third airport. "It's still not going to add air capacity, and won't solve their long-range problem," said Don Goff, chairman of the Third Airport Alliance. "I don't see it as any setback," he said of the plan to build more terminals and gates. Goff said that even if O'Hare expansion proponents later use the World Gateway project to justify building more runways, a third airport will still be needed....   [tags: Chicago Airport] 674 words
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The Future for Chicago Public Housing - The Future for Chicago Public Housing In big cities across America, the consensus is public housing doesn't work. And in Chicago, it's coming down. Chicago began using federal housing dollars to blow up or knock down high-rise public housing in 1993. The plan shifted into high gear when the city signed a $1.5 billion deal with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under the plan for transformation, Chicago will destroy more public housing than any city in the country. There are families being pushed out of their homes, out of the city and the communities that they want to stay in....   [tags: Sociology] 684 words
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The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture - The Affect of Caesar Chavez on Mexican American Culture Mexican Americans have been in this country longer than many groups of people. Although, they have been here longer, whites took thier land from them. Along with taking their land from them, they took all the pride that the Mexicans Americans had. It seemed that way until they started fighting for their rights in the early nineteen hundreds. Treaties were made that gave land rights to them and speeches were made by political leaders deeming this countries actions unjust....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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An Abundance of Katherines Summary - ... Off they traveled to Gutshot, Tennessee. Soon they arrived at a small store and behind the counter was Lindsey Lee Wells. Lindsey led Colin and Hassan on a tour to the gravesite. On the way there Colin tripped and injured himself, Lindsey administered first aid on him. After Colin was taken care of, they all go into the store to find Hollis, Lindsey’s mom, who instantly recognizes Colin from a television show he appeared on years before. Hollis insists on bringing them to her house and cooking a meal for them....   [tags: short story, chicago, colin] 695 words
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My Inspiration to Become a Fireman - Firefighting Firefighting is a fulfilling career because you get to protect your community. “I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives” (http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/i-have-no-ambition-in-this-world-but-one-and-that/821652.html). I’m striving to become a successful firefighter....   [tags: dalmatians, trucks, chicago] 716 words
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The Beauty of Poetryr - The Beauty of Poetryr The Beauty of Poetry I chose to analyze two poems in this essay. These are the "Ending Poem" and "this is not the place where I was born". Both were chosen from the book Currents from the Dancing River Book. I found these two books to contain similar themes and both seem to be of a modern genre. These poems deal with family and the roots that connect them to the past. Both recognize that they themselves are disassociated with their past although they still acknowledge where they come from....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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Chicago Hope - Chicago Hope, David E. Kelly’s infamous doctor-drama, premiered on September 18, 1994. Six years later, the show was canceled after its final season’s finale, which aired on May 4, 2000. Even though “Hope” couldn’t beat its direct competitor ER in the ratings race, the show still had a lot of good things going for it. Chicago Hope was nominated for a myriad of highly prestigious awards during its run. Many of these awards were lost to ER and other dramas but leading-lady Christina Lahti did receive both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performances on the show....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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The Celtics vs The Chicago Bulls: An Intense Game - Selmon Shewit Sports Effects on Technology Today here was no mistaking the feeling. It's the one where the throat tumbles into the stomach and the sweat turns cold. The Celtics were in danger of losing - again - to the Chicago Bulls. That would be twice in six days and there would be no way to put a positive spin on that. 'A loss to the Bulls really sticks in your head,' Paul Pierce said. 'It was like, oh no, not again.' But, of course, it never came to that. Pierce had something to do with it; he erupted for 17 of his game-high 38 points in the fourth quarter and the Celtics rallied for a 107-101 victory at the FleetCenter last night, their eighth win in nine games....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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The Billy Goat Tavern - “Cheezborger. Cheezborger. Double Cheezborger. Double Cheezborger!” the cries of the employees echo through the cavernous walls of the pub. At the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, Illinois, staff members yell quite often at customers ordering their food too slowly. However, their crude shouts do not stifle the excitement of experiencing such a fantastic eatery. The thrilling atmosphere, unkind yet amusing employees, and scrumptious food the Billy Goat Tavern has to offer enhance the old bar into a wonderful, one-of-a-kind, enjoyable spot to dine....   [tags: Chicago Tradition, Critique] 739 words
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Opening My Eyes To The Real Chicago - The day started out just as any other day would, wake up, get dressed, eat, and then go off to do what I know best: work. But suddenly my preconceived notion of this day being just like all the rest was thrown out the window. Today, on the third day of the sixth month in the year two thousand and nine was a day, which for me personally, opened my eyes to the real life of Chicago. My friends and I all love the city of Chicago, with it being a nice get away, and we see the real life of a city. On this day we planned to go to Chicago to witness the world famous Chicago fireworks at Grant Park....   [tags: Personal Experience] 750 words
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There Isn't Any Chicano Essay by - ... Although, I did felt uncomfortable and felt that I didn’t belong because of the people I was surrounded in. All the people that were primarily there were tourist with their high end clothing and people that seem/act that they were important and better than everyone else. I asked the question myself of why I felt that I didn’t belong. I mean, I should be able to feel comfortable since I come from Los Angeles and I am equal to the other people that were there. Although, I know that I shouldn’t feel this way because the world is fill with people from different social class....   [tags: hispanic-latino-art and culture] 771 words
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The Chicano Power Movement - The Chicano Power Movement The Chicano power movement of the 1960's is characterized by Carlos Munoz, jr. as a movement led by the decedents of Mexican Americans who pressed for assimilation. These young people, mostly students, became tired of listening to school rhetoric that stressed patriotism when they were being discriminated against outside the classroom. Unlike their parents, the young people of the Chicano movement did not want to assimilate into mainstream America and lose their identity, they wanted to establish an identity of their own and fight for the civil rights of their people....   [tags: Chicano Mexico Munoz Essays Civil Rights] 774 words
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chicago as a moveable beast - TITLE: THE TRAIN IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE Chicago, what come someone say about this city. I firstly came to Chicago before five months and I still live hear. The reason was that I wanted to go to the university. Now and after so many months in my everyday routine is included the train. Yes, everyday I have to take the train, which I believe is the most convenient way to move to that big city so as to avoid traffic. The train makes Chicago a real “moveable feast” and I say that because, inside a train you can see, you can feel, you can smell too, a lot and different things....   [tags: essays research papers] 791 words
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Boosting Chicago's Economy through the Chicago First Procurement Ordinance - In an effort to strengthen the economy of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the “Chicago first” procurement ordinance, to the city council. The ordinance was presented to the council on Jan 18, 2012. The ordinance is being co-sponsored by 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett. (www.mayorsandcities.com)Therefore looking at this from the beginning what is Procurement. Procurement is a contract agreement in which a buyer agrees to acquire goods or services from a seller in exchange for consideration for future business contracts....   [tags: Economy, Government]
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History and Renovation of Soldier Field - Soldier Field is an attraction for thousands throughout the state of Illinois. Soldier Field was first built in 1924 as a multipurpose sport arena dedicated to war veterans. At the time it was known as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. Municipal Grant Park Stadium was home to many events before the Chicago Bears came to play in 1971. A controversial renovation was proposed in 1986. The cost would be over 660 million dollars. If renovated, Soldier Field would be stripped of its National Landmark Status....   [tags: Soldier Field, Chicago, Bears, historic,] 822 words
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