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Women Soldiers: Treated as Equals? - ... If the military discovers that slightly overweight men are better marksmen, the standards would not be lowered to allow overweight men into the military. Instead they would be encouraged to get more physically fit; women should get the same treatment. The military’s physical requirements should revert back to a singular physical requirement chart, no more male or female; if a person cannot adhere to these requirements, then they should not be permitted to join the military. The dress code should also be changed, so that male and female have the same dress code....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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The Call to Dinner - ... The sleeves of the dress stop above the woman’s elbow, and numerous folds and creases in the fabric signify they are rolled. A delicate diamond pattern, painted using thin brush strokes, decorate the dress. Similarly, the scarf is decorated in repeated circles. Seams of the dress and form fitted bodice are created by thin, continuous lines. In the woman’s apron and dress, the movement of the brush strokes extenuate the curvature of the body. Her right hand is out of view behind the pleats in the dress....   [tags: Art, George Agnew Reid] 1408 words
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Introduction to Preparation For Expected Value of Y Exam - Introduction to preparation for expected value of y exam: In this topic we will discuss about preparation for expected value of y exam for discrete random variable and some exam questions. Expected value is the fundamental thought in probability, in a sense more general than probability itself. The expected value of a real-valued possibility variable offers a compute of the center of the distribution of the variable. More significantly, by taking the expected value of various functions of a common random variable, we can calculate a lot of interesting features of its distribution, including spread and correlation....   [tags: Math] 620 words
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Is the Corporate World Taking Away the Right of Self Expression? - ... Harris believes that her qualifications should speak for themselves when applying for a job (Body Art, 2006). In Ron Carter’s case, he feels that his tattoos are not serious, nor gang related, so they should not be appalling towards customers; his tattoos are his own expression of himself (Feldstein, 2011). Body art has become more accepted over time. From 1850 to 1900 tattoos were the citadel of “carnival freak shows.” Until 1950, tattoos indicated a Sailor or Marine. In the early 1950’s, tattoos became popular with bikers, social outcasts, and the mentally ill....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Fine Art, Fashion and Design - ... I believe that fashion is built upon art and culture of an entire era, simply by these prime examples of designers work. The two designers that I will be using for my discussion, on whether their work relates to fine art will be Coco Chanel and John Galliano. Firstly Coco Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer, born in 1883 where fashion was a symbol of social status. Rich men would lavish their wives in fine craftsmanship, which expressed how wealthy they were. Being in the Edwardian period, Fashion was characterized by huge mutton sleeves that ballooned above the elbow and tiny, clinched waistlines accentuated by sashes of ribbons....   [tags: Art]
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A Clothes-Minded Society: Clothing as a Representation of Attitude in Romeo and Juliet - The Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of Romeo and Juliet on 2 July 2010 at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England was directed by Rupert Goold, and starred Sam Troughton and Mariah Gale as the title characters. It was a unique production because Goold chose to have Romeo and Juliet- and only those two- dressed in modern, 21st century clothing. The rest of the cast was dressed in traditional Elizabethan costume. The characters in Elizabethan dress are close-minded, and this was reflected in the director’s clothing choices for them, hence the phrase “clothes-minded.” They are static characters who are as restricted in their societal roles as they are in their clothing....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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School Uniforms - ... “One of the advantages of school uniforms is that they are just that they are uniforms. (Eitzen 1996) They don’t go out of style and everyone dresses the same so the pressure on parents to keep buying the latest in designer label fashions does not exist.” This article also explains why uniforms are so effective in public schools. School uniforms reduce family stress, by preventing bullying on other children that dress a certain way also. ( http://www.nssc1.org/uniforms-and-intercity-schools.html ) A bully won’t have much to talk about pertaining to another student if there isn’t much room to talk about....   [tags: Education ]
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On Fast Food Marketing - ... Kim is not the only embellished female that Carl's Jr. uses, Padma Lakshmi is presented similarly, however instead of a salad, Lakshmi is displayed with a bacon cheese burger, and a medium drink. Padma is portrayed wearing a long dress; however, her bra is visible, elucidating a bit too much. Padma's sexy and elegant dress is used to attract men and women. It attracts men because her smooth legs and her chest are unconcealed. It attracts women, because women would like to have that male attention that Lakshmi is obtaining....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - ... Inasmuch as the offense was on Sonia’s religious attire management should initiate several actions. Hence, actions include clarifying dress code policies. For example, if a customer-facing company requires employees to dress in a certain manner these requirements should be addressed during the hiring phase. However, if stringent dress code policies do not apply employers should accommodate employee’s wearing religious garb if it does not violate workplace safety (such as the need for hard hats at construction sites) (“Employee Dress,”2011)....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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Uniform Policies in Schools - ... suburb, a 17-year-old honor student, Charles Marsh, was fatally shot as he waited at a school bus stop, caught in the cross-fire as one student tried to steal another's jacket (“School Uniforms” n. pag.). A uniform policy would cutdown on bullying and theft caused by name brand clothing. Uniforms would increase a students sense of belonging because no one would be outcasted for dressing differently. Uniforms would bring students closer together without the fear of not fitting in for dressing differently or not being able to afford expensive name brand clothing....   [tags: Education]
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Articles about Involvement in Gang Violence and Methods of Prevention for Students - ... Arnold Schwarzenegger committed officers form the state’s highway patrol to help stem the violence” (401). Yet, he fails to state how this number has been affected because students have or have not been involved in sports teams rather than gangs. The argument is well-organized, told in chronological order of Lawson’s journey. However, the article falls short when no specific resolution is given to how students could escape gangs or more reasoning to why sports are not the answer. The article does not state, but the reader must consider, that not everyone is equipped with outstanding athletic abilities....   [tags: Article Review]
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Fashion in the Middle Ages - The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing] 1143 words
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Public Schools Mandatory Uniforms - ... Violent affiliation concerns can be controlled with a school uniform policy as well. Associations, many with symbols that are not school appropriate or that can promote violence, can be kept out of schools. School uniforms will also help to avoid the “colors” worn by unfriendly organizations such as violent and destructive gangs. By prohibiting the use of uniforms based on outside groups i.e. sports, gangs, organizations, etc. students will adapt to conform to the uniform. This will help to remind them that while they are at school they will conform to all rules and policies so that all gang violence can be avoided....   [tags: Education]
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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby - ... It’s a triumph. What thoroughness. What realism. Knew when to stop, too – didn’t cut the pages. ( Fitzgerald 47) Gatsby’s books symbolize intelligence and education. This outlines the issue of appearance versus reality which is explored in The Great Gatsby. The truth is the books have never been read; Gatsby just wants to appear as an educated man. Much like anything else in Gatsby’s life, what is important is the façade he projects. Gatsby is willing to distort his past in order to win over Daisy....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 1131 words
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Dont Judge a Book by the Cover - You Can’t Tell Many people feel that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear and what they eat. This is not the case. Choice of clothing and eating habits, in no way, allow you to pass judgment on a person. Judging people based on these factors is extremely shallow. What one wears and eats in no way depicts character, behavior, or even intelligence. One simply cannot know a person by looking at them and observing what they eat. Such a thought is ridiculous. Instead of looking at clothing and what one is eating, character should be the basis for opinion....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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The Need for School Uniforms - In society today, school-age children are under tremendous pressure to fit in with their peers and still perform well academically. I believe that school uniforms in pre-K through high school levels is an excellent way to help children succeed not only in school, but to prepare them for college and the “real world.” Three reasons why I believe school uniforms should be used in all schools is first, they are economic, next, they reduce distractions and finally, they help with social equality. To begin, school uniforms are economic....   [tags: argument, rhetoric, rhetorical] 444 words
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Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gown - Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gown When my mother suggested that we look at wedding gowns two years before the date of my wedding, I laughed. No one browses that far in advance, but since we live on separate coasts this would be her only opportunity to go browsing with me. Shopping for a wedding gown was new to me. I thought, just like any other store, you go in and try on gowns you like. This idea was wrong. You have to make an appointment. That way, in the store, you have a wedding consultant at your side at all times....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 989 words
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The Personification of Death in Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus - The Personification of Death in Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus The personification of Death is done by means of a princess of the Underworld in Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus. This Princess is very powerful, yet surprisingly vulnerable. For no one is allowed to love in the Underworld, the Princess falls in love with a famous poet named Orpheus and goes to drastic measures to be with him. But in the end she cannot be with her love, and she realizes this and does what is forbidden in the Underworld and defies time and sends back her love to whom he loved before her....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 874 words
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18th century - The Eighteenth Century During the 18th century, Louis XV became the King of France at age 5. A new style, Rococo, was introduced which created a more slender and delicate appearance with an asymmetrical balance. Also, during this period of time France was involved in many wars which caused the country to go into debt. Louis XV died in 1774 who was known to be the most hated king. His grandson, Louis XVI became king. At the age of 14, he married an Austrian princess, Marie Antoinette, who did not like the customs and etiquette of the French court....   [tags: essays research papers] 1077 words
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Business attire - Commonly many Americans wonder what they want to wear to work. There are different styles constantly coming into style in our everyday lives with our constantly changing culture. Most of the time, what Britney Spears and other celebrities wear to their word day isn’t what we should to wear to work. The first article that I referenced was found after going to the search engine google (http://www.google.com). This article I found, Business Casual at Virginia Tech, from Virginia Tech’s webpage (http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/BusCasual.htm#ATTIREMENWOMEN)....   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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Clothes at School - In a 1969 Supreme Court case, Tinker vs. Des Moines, a controversy was started over students wearing black armbands to protest American involvement in the Vietnam War. From this case, and many others like it multiple school boards believe that with uniforms or stricter dress codes, the students will have better learning environments. Many schools now implement strict dress code standards, or school uniforms, because of the cases. Moreover, the students believe they already are not being allowed to express themselves and strict school dress codes and uniforms would not allow the students to do so....   [tags: essays research papers] 927 words
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VESTMENTS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - VESTMENTS IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH An important aspect of the Catholic Church is its vestments. The Church is always beautifully decorated and holy people beautifully dressed. These decorations have changed very much since the beginning of time. Although we don’t always realize it, there is much symbolism in the colors that priests, bishops, cardinals and even the Pope wears. There are also strict guidelines that these people must follow when dressing. This paper will tell of the history of this clothing....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Comparing Three Video Versions of Macbeth, Act One Scene Seven - Comparing Three Video Versions of Macbeth, Act One Scene Seven The first video version that I am observing, out of the three versions, is a production starring John Gordon Sinclair as Macbeth and Louise Lombard as Lady Macbeth. This video appears to be modern for the time in which the story is set. The second video production I am looking at is a production by the BBC. It was created to celebrate the anniversary of William Shakespeare. It stars Nicol Williamson as Macbeth and Jane Lapotaire as Lady Macbeth....   [tags: Papers] 2145 words
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The Amish - The Amish Both the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holding their worship services in homes instead of in churches....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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Women's Fashions from 1965, 1975, and 1989 in The Heidi Chronicles - Women's Fashions from 1965, 1975, and 1989 in The Heidi Chronicles The reason I researched this is because I felt it important to know what Heidi would look like. If you had not done background on this topic, then there might be arguments about what each decade looked like. Since I wasn’t around for two of the three eras, people who had been around would instantly be taken out of the play’s world. Also, Heidi was a very happenin’ women. In each and every era, she is going to be wearing whatever is in style....   [tags: Papers] 3023 words
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Personal Narrative: The Prom - I never went to a single formal dance until my senior year. On nights when there was a winter formal or a junior prom, my friends would get dressed up and ready to dance in their beautiful gowns. While they were dancing with their dates, I was at home watching T.V. It's not that I had trouble finding a date of my own but just the thought of getting dressed up and dancing in a dress didn't interest me. One day, a week before Mira Mesa's senior prom I decided to go. It was after all my last year in high school and I at least wanted to experience one formal dance....   [tags: Example Personal Narrative] 1191 words
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Clothing in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Clothing: A Form of Rebellion “Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used by the author to represent abstract ideas or concepts.” Symbolism in literature is the depth and hidden meaning in any piece of work. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a powerful and evocative novel laced with symbolism. The most obvious is the symbol of the scarlet letter itself, representing Hester’s sin of adultery. Hawthorne’s other symbols are less obvious and are very often obscured in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Comparing Religious Weddings - Your Typical Christian Wedding includes… Venue • Usually inside a church • Hall may be used Dress • A traditional white gown/ ball dress is worn by the bride. She usually has a vial and carries a bouquet of flowers in her hand. • The groom would wear a black and white tuxedo with either a bow or a tie. Rituals The Procession • Seating of the Parents Having the support and involvement of parents and grandparents in the ceremony brings a special blessing to the couple and also expresses honor to the previous generations of marriage unions....   [tags: Compare Contrast Weddings Religion] 1576 words
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Chris Cedars Guitar - Chris Cedars guitar Chris Cedars concert consist of about 30 people. The hall was a regular class room and was very crowded. The audience was very quiet Most people had on regular college attire. Men wore jeans, with tee shirts and the 5 females all had dress on with open toe shoes. The performers were dress like college students. The piece “Emily” by Bill Evans was my favorite piece. The style was a romantic/jazzy because of style of the piano. People were tapping their feet and bobing their heads....   [tags: Music, Jazz, Informative] 322 words
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Foreshadowing in A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor - In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O’Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if one re-reads the story as second time, one will see definite signs of foreshadowing of the ending. In the course of this story, O’Connor uses strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in this story. There are three significant times she uses this technique. They are the description of the grandmother’s dress, the death of the family, and the conversation between the Misfit and the grandmother....   [tags: A Good Man Is Hard To Find Flannery O’Connor] 571 words
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art review - Eric Fishl’s Scarsdale is a painting that is done on three canvases. When placed together, they appear to make one whole picture. The focal point of the painting is the woman, dressed in a white gown and veil. It appears that she is wearing a wedding dress, since the dress is white and includes a veil. To the left is a cat and to the right is a dog. The woman represents the focal point, not only because she is the largest figure in the painting, but also because everything else is slightly in darkness....   [tags: essays research papers] 670 words
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Fashion Letter (informal) - What is fashion. Is it the way you walk. The way you style your hair. Your attitude. One of the most common things I think of when I think of fashion is clothing. I think the media has somehow imbedded this in my mind. I thought that it would help me if I looked up what fashion is in the dictionary for this letter. It said that fashion is “The mode of dress, manners, living.”. That’s a lot broader than what I thought. When I first wanted to go to Banting, my older sister, Claire, said that some of the students there were very shallow and that they judge you by what brand name clothing you are wearing, but I disagree....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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Students and School Uniforms - Students and School Uniforms The implication of school uniforms on the public school system would make a dramatic positive change for the students now and in the future. Currently the public school system allows casual dress code attire throughout the United States. Differing from private school institutions, where uniforms are mandatory. School uniforms are beneficial to the students and to the parents of these students. Secondly, uniforms provide structure and unity within the schools....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Wedding Customs - Marriage represents that the joining together of a man and a woman as a family. Even though most countries have some form of wedding ceremony, their wedding customs are different in many ways because of different backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. For example, Korea and Poland have different wedding customs involving symbolic food and drink at the wedding, wedding attrite, and the wedding reception. First difference in wedding customs between a traditional Korea and Polish is symbolic food and drink....   [tags: World Cultures] 520 words
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Fashion: A Language of Its Own - The other day I was walking back to my dorm room and I saw someone wearing a shirt that read "Fcuk" across the front. If looked at quickly, one would think that there was some modern profanity being displayed on the front of the shirt when, in fact, there was none. The writing on the shirt actually is a label for a company by the name of French Connection. All this begs the question, is fashion becoming more brash, or is it emphasizing on the American right to freedom of speech. Furthermore, are some people taking that constitutional right too far....   [tags: Sociology] 851 words
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Vice Incognito - Vice Incognito An Exploration of Disguise Throughout much of the literary works we have covered thus far, there have been a plethora of instances where disguise has been used as a method of deception. What do these examples of disguise show the reader about the nature of the characters represented. In many cases we are able to find out a great deal from the way that players act within the confines of their masks, their own inner dialogue, and their motivations. The circumstances that come about from these cases of disguise are sometimes tragic, often funny, but always revealing....   [tags: European Literature] 1058 words
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The Fashion Revolution of 1789-1799 - Between 1789 and 1799 France was going through great turmoil. Immense political and social upheavals were commonplace in the changing nation. New ideas were growing, ideas of freedom, government and of self-expression. Such new attitudes by the people gave rise to a new style of clothing. The clothing became more expressive and more ornate. People began to dress the way they wanted. French soon became the center stage for fashion. The French revolution, while failing in many aspects did one thing no one expected....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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