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Places of Interest in Durham - Places of Interest in Durham In the north East of England lays the city of Durham, in old English the word Durham comes from dun and in which the name translates into hill. In Old Norse language Durham means holme or roughly translated to island. It is believed that Durham has traces back to 2,000 Before Christ of some settlement and actual city traces to after death of the year of 995. Below you will learn about some excellent places to picnic and visit in Durham England. 1. Durham Cathedral Around the year of 995 the Lindisfarne monks founded the Durham Cathedral after they had fled their homes when the Danish Vikings came raiding their homelands....   [tags: Tourism] 2472 words
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Norman Politics and the Study of Durham Cathedral - For many the Cathedral is seen to indicate the grandeur and control of the Normans, who were able to build such monuments to their power despite having only recently conquered England. The precarious situation of being an recently instated alien power was even more pronounced in the north, where even the Anglo Saxon Kings had only had a superficial hold, arguably making the construction of Durham “one of the greatest Anglo-Norman achievements”. This so-called achievement is not restricted to architecture but also refers to the political developments which enabled the Normans to apparently gain enough control to do this within 30 years....   [tags: Norman Politics]
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The Power of Durham Cathedral - The Power of Durham Cathedral Durham was unique. Not only did its Bishop have all the powers of a Bishop, also bestowed upon him where the powers of a king; therefore he was called the prince bishop. Only four other palantines had this right but none were open to a cleric. The Arms of the See of Durham displays a Bishops miter within a Kings coronet; it was a great privilege to have this right. The palantine of the Prince Bishop was enormous, from the Scottish borders to Hull....   [tags: Free Essays] 421 words
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A Visit to Durham Cathedral - A Visit to Durham Cathedral A World Heritage Site must be "An example of a type of building or architectural ensemble." by the world heritage committee guidelines or the international council on monuments and sites states it must be "A building which is historically of the highest importance." Durham fulfilled the criteria and was awarded the title world heritage site in 1996. I believe Durham cathedral became a world heritage site because it shows the earliest example of rib vaults and proto flying buttresses outside of Italy....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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Admissions Essay for Postgraduate Study at The University of Durham - I am an international student from China who is going to graduate from Birmingham City University with a degree in Computing Business E-Systems and Technology. This is a personal statement on applying for the postgraduate study at the University of Durham. To achieve a master degree is a goal in my life plan, when I decided to study bachelor's degree in the U.K. During two years of academic study of computer science in Birmingham City University, I enjoyed the British approach to education. It offers an opportunity for students to implement their plan, develop their interest and discover their strengths and weaknesses....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 578 words
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Durham Cathedral - Durham Cathedral Source A refers to the changes made in Durhamcathedral since the 12th century. There are certain aspects that have remained the same. The north doors remain unchanged although they have replaced the real sanctuary knocker with a replica. Although the main structure and architecture of the cathedral have not changed, particular things have, for example in the source it shows pointed towers. As this is an interpretation of an idea of what it may have looked like at the time, it isn't based on any real fact so we don't know if the towers were indeed pointed, they may have been cones....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Bull Durham: To The True Meaning Of The First Fight Scene - Bull Durham: To the True Meaning of The First Fight Scene The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and "Nuke" LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the fight is that Crash Davis is talking to a women by the name of Annie Savoy who is sitting at one of the tables. Nuke already believes that Annie is going to be with him all season long, but Crash believes otherwise....   [tags: essays research papers] 1727 words
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Katherine Dunham: Activist, Anthropologist, Dancer - Katherine Dunham not only significantly contributed to the rise of modern dance, but she was also a pioneer in the field of dance anthropology; and a staunch political and social activist. Dunham was born in Chicago, Illinois and primarily raised in nearby Joliet, Illinois. Dunham first became interested in dance when she was a teenager and trained with Ludmilla Speranzeva, formerly of the Moscow Theatre, Vera Mirova, Mark Turbyfill and Ruth Page in Chicago before and during her college education....   [tags: dunham school, dance anthropology]
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A Brief Biography of Katherine Dunham - According to Katherine, “A creative person has to create. It doesn’t really matter what they create. If such a dance wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on. (Katherine, Dunham, Dancing a life, 2002)”. It has been said that an idol is someone whom everyone looks up to because of the great things they accomplished throughout their life span. Acknowledged as an African American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, civil activist and writer....   [tags: African American dancer, civil activist, writer] 1261 words
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Human Trafficking in the United States - In 2010, there were almost 30,000 Latino immigrants in Durham, ninety percent of which were undocumented immigrants (Johnson). Initially, most Latino immigrants arrived in the southwest, but since the turn of the century, more have settled in new destinations, such as Durham, and other parts of the Southeast, due to opportunities to work in low-skilled jobs. Pushing forces that lead people to migrate include better life opportunities, poverty as a result of war, political unrest and injustice, and environmental disasters....   [tags: Modern-Day Slavery]
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Immigrants in Upton Sinclair 's The Jungle - A well-discussed debate among today’s economy is the issues concerning immigrants and their yearning desire to become American citizens. As displayed in The Jungle, a rather perturbing novel about the trials and ruthless temptations early America presents to a Lithuanian family, adjusting to new surrounding and a new way of life is quite difficult. To make matters worse, language barriers and lack of domestic knowledge only seems to entice starvation and poverty among newly acquired citizens, who simply wish to change their social and economic lives to better themselves and their families....   [tags: Upton Sinclair, The Jungle] 779 words
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Attaining a Job as a Clerical Officer - Attaining a Job as a Clerical Officer The person specification describes job qualities which are essential and desired in order to do the Clerical Officer job to the standard which Durham County Council want. Qualifications and experience are shown in phase 1, and phase 2 shows the personal qualities, these are then split into essential and desired qualities. This allows candidates and Durham County Council to quickly judge whether or not they are appropriate for the job. The benefit of it is that it is easy to follow so that applicants know what Durham County Council require and allows the candidate to assess themselves before applying for the job which means they...   [tags: Papers] 3152 words
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Ethics in Journalism - Ethics in Journalism Nancy Durham is a freelance video journalist for CBC, cable news, and British Channel 4, to name a few. Her journalistic objective is to "make viewers care about ordinary people trapped in wars". While investigating the Balkan area, she met an 18 year old girl named Rajmonda that was recovering in a hospital from the trauma of seeing her sister, Quendressa, killed in a Serb attack. She expressed to Durham how she was thinking about joining the KLA. By the request of the news stations, Durham returns to KLA headquarters to do a set of follow-ups on Rajmonda....   [tags: Papers] 759 words
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Mental Illness in the United States and Government Policies - While the U.S. government has passed many bills and laws protecting the rights of the mentally ill and the people around them, there are many aspects of the mental health program that point to the fact that there is still much work to be done. A government-funded program, the National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI, insists that despite its $978.4 million budget, the world of mental illness is still remarkably underfunded[1]. This as well as a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that mental illness is among the most underfunded conditions in comparison to the burden that it takes upon society[2]....   [tags: Policies, Programs, Gun Control] 2980 words
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Analysis of Hillandale Golf Course - The agency I chose to do is the Hillandale golf course, which is located in Durham North Carolina. The reason why I chose to do my project on Hillandale golf course because since the beginning of the semester I have been traveling over to the golf course twice a week for a class learning the rules and the way the game of golf is played. Hillandale golf course is named the “Granddaddy golf course of Durham/ Research Triangle golf”. Hillandale was donated to the Durham area back in 1911 through the philanthropic interests of long-time Durham resident John Sprunt Hill....   [tags: rules, game, staff, director] 1374 words
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Exposing the Risks of Fast Food Job Positions in Thomas Frank's “Home of the Whopper - Around the US there are many jobs, some of which are fast food restaurants and entry level jobs that pay minimum wage .Thomas Frank published, “Home of the Whopper”, November of 2013 in Harper’s Magazine describing the strikes that went on in Durham, North Carolina where the employees are sick and tired with minimum wage. Thomas Frank uses “Home of the Whopper” to expose the different risks that could be faced while working at a fast food or entry level job. Frank began the article by vividly describing the setting of the various restaurants in the local area of Durham, North Carolina....   [tags: wages, union, dissatisfaction] 668 words
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Criminology: Sane for Insanity? - Sane for insanity. Often times, the Insanity Defense is viewed by the public as an excused for criminals who are trying to be free of a sentence in jail.That may be the case for a small portion of the time, but that rarely works. It does not matter what the defendants mental ability is at the moment of a trial. The jurors focus on the mental capability at the moment the defendant committed the crime. There are several tests that are looked at in trying to find what the cause was for all of the commotion by the defendant in the committed crime to discover the level of their mental illness, or if there is an illness at all....   [tags: insanity defense, excuse for criminals]
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The International Sweethearts of Rhythm - The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm During the big band era, among the many big bands that were active, were also a handful of all-female bands. The Harlem Harlicans, formed by Lil Armstrong in 1932, Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears, the Parisian Redheads and others were famous in their time, yet none survived history as the International Sweethearts Of Rhythm. Their story is a complex one, especially as the founding members are now deceased, and no one knows who is right and who¡¦s wrong....   [tags: Music] 1154 words
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The Insanity Defense - The first claim of the insanity defense recorded can be found in Hammurabi’s code which dates back to around 1772 BC. The Code of Hammurabi is a Babylonian law code of ancient Iraq, formerly Mesopotamia. Back when the Roman Empire ruled the government found convicted people to be non-compos mentis. This means without mastery of mind and not guilty for their criminal actions. There have been many different types of test over the years to determine if the defendant is actually insane. The first test was the “good and evil” test....   [tags: code of hammurabi, good and evil test] 1139 words
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A Brief Biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Moulton - ... At around the age of six, Elizabeth started to write poetry and recited it to her mother would listen to her every word as if she were her audience. Pretty soon Elizabeth started getting better and better at her poetry with each giving year that passed by. At the age of 15, browning became very ill suffering from intense head and spinal pain which became terminal for the rest of her life which indeed made her frail. She started taking a medicine called laudanum for pain which may have led to her lifelong addiction and contributed to her weak health....   [tags: Victorian poets and poetry]
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Media Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Scandal - Media Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Scandal The 2006 Duke Lacrosse Case brought to light many of the issues and divisions currently plaguing our media sphere. This terrible act of injustice, which blamed three innocent Duke lacrosse players, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans, for the rape of an African-American stripper, garnered extensive media attention that gripped America for almost an entire year (Wasserman, 3). Today, many scrutinze the media’s methods of covering the case, and deem that certain codes of ethics were not adhered to....   [tags: Media Bias]
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Ill or Evil: The Insanity Defense - ... Also, because the jury claimed that she, at the time, knew exactly what she was doing and killed her children in cold blood. She was found guilty and the jury decided in lieu of the death penalty, she would receive a sentence of life in prison. The decision was overturned in a 2005 Texas Court of Appeals after a psychiatric witness for the prosecution admitted he lied about his testimony, falsifying that she got the idea from a Law and Order episode, and a new trial began. Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was committed to a state hospital in Texas, where, more than likely, she will spend the rest of her life institutionalized....   [tags: law, psychiatric facility, mental disorder]
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Female Sterotypes in the Media - A major modern problem with the media is the sublimation of, and reaffirmation of, stereotypical female gender roles. “The media treats women like shit” (Cho). Which is a serious issue because of Marshall McLuhan’s famous words, “The Medium is the Message” (Warwick). The medium up for discussion is the media, which can be fundamentally defined as the most significant “single source of information that people have today (Katz). Therefore, in order to understand “what’s going on in our society” (Katz) it is “absolutely imperative to “understand media” (Katz)....   [tags: Visual Advertisement, Video Games]
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Stephen King's Life and Accomplishments - "If you have an imagination, let it run free." - Steven King, 1963 Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories....   [tags: psychological thrillers, science fiction, novels]
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Caring For a New Mother - C.E is a 23 year old Hispanic female who came to the Hospital on April 12th at eight pm for the reason that she was experiencing contractions at less than ten minutes apart as a result of pregnancy, she reported her pain at 8/10 patients vitals were taken upon admission, her blood pressure was elevated 132/84, patients effacement was at 50% upon admission C.E is a gravida 1, para 1(G:1/P:1), her last menstrual period was on 7/5/13 When C.E came to the hospital her fundal height was 39cm and her estimated date of confinement was 4/12/2014....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Death by Instability: Perry Smith - On the definition of the criminally insane, the M'naghten rules were the common method of testing used to determine insanity. These rules were established in Britain after the 1843 case of Daniel M’naghten, in which he murdered the prime minister’s secretary in an attempt to murder the prime minister himself, Edward Drummond. The M’naghten rules provide a general set of questions in discerning the defendant’s sanity, and are: “was the defendant aware of what they were doing?” and, if answered yes, “do they realize that what they committed was unjust?” However, these rules concern, more so, the physical quality rather than the moral quality of the act....   [tags: the M'naghten rules]
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Culture Industry Theory - It is increasingly clear that media and culture today are of central importance to the maintenance and reproduction of contemporary societies. Cultures expose society to different personalities, provide models, which display various forms of societal life and cultivate various ways to introduce people into dominant forms of thought and action. These are the types of activities integrate people into society and create our public sphere. Media and technology surround our society; engrained into the fabric of our existence so much so, that it has become hard to find an aspect of life not influenced by its effects....   [tags: Social Issues, Media Studies] 2025 words
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The Freedom Riders - ... They just sat in a segregated bar or lunch counters. The Freedom riders rode their bus to places in the south such as Durham, Greensboro, Nashville, Wichita, Oklahoma City and others. The Durham sit In is one of the earliest sit ins of the civil rights movement. The group who protested is known as the “Royal 7” and they consisted of three women and four men from Durham. They sat in at The Royal Ice Cream Parlor. They were arrested and found guilty in three different court appearances. In the Wichita and Oklahoma City Sit some sat in at a lunch counter and some sat in at a drug store called Dockum Drugs....   [tags: african americans, separate but equal] 1076 words
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Connecting Magical Realism and Psychology - Connecting Magical Realism and Psychology At first, German art critic Franz Roh used the term "Magical Realism" to describe a style of painting (Roh 15). Eventually, Arturo Uslar Pietri adapted the term in order to describe a type of literature (Leal 120). While the exact definition of Magical Realism is open to interpretation, it is certain that Magical Realism gives a deeper meaning to ordinary life by unearthing mysteries that hide behind the world (Roh 16-17). In order to uncover these mysteries, Magical Realism combines fantasy with reality (Flores 110-111)....   [tags: Magical Realism Psychology]
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St. Benedict - Late in the fifth century the son of a well-off family in Italy left for isolation on his mission to truly seek god. This man was St. Benedict, who is credited with the first establishment of the concept of withdrawing from all temptation for Christian beliefs in the west. St. Benedict left his home and went to the top of a mountain, where he established a monastic community. In this community the individuals who resided there, constantly reiterated their faith. They sacrificed whatever they may have had to prove their true commitment to God....   [tags: essays research papers] 1293 words
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Whether or Not Quotas for Job Applicant Selection Are a Solution to Racial Inequality in the United States - In this essay I will consider whether or not quotas for job applicant selection are a solution to racial inequality in the United States of America. In considering this subject I will rely on In Defense of Quotas by James Rachels who argues that the use of Quotas is justifiable in certain circumstances. First I will qualify my use of the word race and clarify what I mean when I reference racial equality. Then I will present an argument that quotas will not work as the sole solution to racial inequality....   [tags: affirmative action in the workplace] 1461 words
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The Growth of American Government from the End of Reconstruction and the end of World War II - In the past, the nation’s government took the “laissez-faire” approach to dealing with the economy and/or free market affairs. The government intervened as little as possible, asserting the belief felt that if left alone, economic problems would be resolved without government interference. However, this approach was not guaranteed, and at times, the government had to put aside the “laissez-faire” approach of the past. The government had no other choice but to intervene in these instances to return balance to the economy and protect its citizens it served....   [tags: Evolution of American Government]
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Behind the Scenes Truth of the Fast Food Industry in Home of the Whopper, by Thomas Frank - The story Home of the Whopper, by Thomas Frank really shines some light on what is really going on in these fast food restaurants. The author begins his story by starting at the beginning, on Hillsborough Road in Durham. In the Home of the Whopper there is some behind the scene truth. The central idea the author is talking about are the various fast food restaurants in the local area, along with how bad the environment was. The location he references is unsafe to walk and should only be driven through....   [tags: protestors, wages, restaurants ]
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The Universe in a Cultural Context by Gumerman and Warburton - In the Essay written by Gumerman, George J. and Warburton, Miranda 'The Universe in a Cultural Context: An Essay', in Fountain, John W. and Sinclair, Rolf M (eds.) Current Studies in Archaeastronomy : Conversations Across Time and Space, Durham NC.; Carolina Academic Press 2005 pp 15-24, the authors Gumerman and Warburton have presented a paper promoting the value of Archaeoastronomical studies being integrated into the disciplines of Archaeology and Anthropology and explore the failure to utilize the results of mutual research to further advance the integration of the disciplines....   [tags: Critical Review, Archaeoastronomy]
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Ethnography of Fans: The Typical Fans of the Nashville Sounds - In order to determine the current success of the Nashville Sounds I surveyed fans of the game. I used the “snowball effect” to get responses from fans I knew and then had them refer me to fans they knew for responses to my questionnaire. I also submitted my questionnaire to a local blogger who discusses Nashville Sounds baseball. Garnering 38 responses, I feel I have gained knowledge of the typical fan as well as differences in the appeal of the game to different types of fans. The typical fan of the Sounds is male and is between the age of 22 and 40....   [tags: baseball, brand new stadium] 1351 words
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Marian Devotion in the History of the Catholic Church - Marian devotion in the history of the Catholic Church has played an important role to enliven faith practice among believers. The devotional practices have been maintained from generation to the next because of Marian apparitions, miracles, and signs. The faithful eyewitnesses testify about Mary by their experiences and visions, so Marian powerful messages could be scattered, and such messages have become central theological cores of the devotion in each faith community. This is also true for Marian devotion in Vietnam....   [tags: la vang, apparitions, Mary's role]
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Sinclair's The Jungle: The Need for Rules and Regulations - Imagine going to work and being sprayed by a scorching splash of molten metal. Wouldn't that be just terrible. Unfortunately for the working-class Americans of the early 20th century (who worked in a steel-factory of sorts), this hellish scene was a reality for them (Sinclair 215). Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle, a ficticious yet all-the-more realistic novel about the Chicago meat packing industry (and just working/life conditions in general for city-dwelling Americans at the time), follows Jurgis Rudkus --- A Lithuanian immigrant trying to live the “American dream”....   [tags: fiction, novel, capitalism]
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Canada's Lack of Core Values Throughout Its History - Throughout the years, Canada has grown and matured as a country. Even today, the nation still acknowledges its triumphs and uses lessons learned from past experiences to keep moving forward. However, the core values that Canadians like to follow are not all that they seem. Although Canada prides itself in being a grand supporter of human rights and justice for all, there have been many times where its true dark colours have shown through, including the treatment of First Nations, the treatment of the French, and the treatment of its citizens during the Great Depression....   [tags: Canada, First Nations, History] 1338 words
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The Agenda Setting Function of the Mass Media - Introduction In 1922, Walter Lippmann suggested the very first idea of agenda-setting in his book “Public Opinion”, and Bernard Cohen (1963) said “The media may not tell us what to think, but they are stunning successful in telling us what to think about”. Those concepts assumed that with the limited ability and innate curiosity of human beings, most people rely on media institutions to gain information outside family, neighborhood and workplace. Thus the media organizations have the priority to choose which information is quality enough to be the most important, which is not, and the information emphasized by the media could salience transfer to the public....   [tags: Agenda Setting Theory]
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The Life at the Palaces of Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth had many different palaces, many workers for the palaces, and the many responsibilities of the workers. All the queen’s palaces were extremely ravishing with many embellishments inside the palaces. Lastly, the queen’s palaces had many interesting activities that took place in form entertainment in the palaces. Queen Elizabeth owned fifty houses and sixty castles in total but, "Elizabeth had 14 palaces in regular use at her disposal as well as numerous "stately homes" throughout England owned by noblemen and gentry.” Elizabeth owned Whitehall, the tower, Greenwich, St....   [tags: river tames, privy council, castles]
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Mass Media's Effect on the Perception of Contraception - Contraception has been a controversial subject for many years and has been in and out of the media’s focus for just as long. Media itself is biased therefore has such a strong impact on how we see many different things. There are so many different forms of media reaching a varying audience that it is impossible for the media to not influence our perception on things such as contraception. What effect has the media had in shaping public perception on contraception over the last half-century. We had mass media coverage during the 1980s when we had a huge AIDS epidemic, during this media coverage we heard two very different stands one telling us to use contraception be safe and get tested, whil...   [tags: birthcontrol pill, history]
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The American Media's Impact On Our Youth - Media is everywhere in modern society. Internet, television, radio, video games, newspapers, music videos, and movies are all considered media, and teenagers spend a lot of their time with it. While there are shows, ads, and movies with good morals and ideas, many convince the youth of today’s culture to do iniquitous actions. Hundreds of studies have proven the link between media and violence and increased sexuality. American media is giving youth subliminal messages and causing them to perform violent actions and forcing them to take drastic measures to stay with society’s idea of perfection....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Paranoid Schizophrenia Is the Reverse of Happiness - Paranoid schizophrenia is the reverse of happiness. Pleasure, elation, and satisfaction are elusive. It feels like you are the only one to whom this is happening (Moore 2001 pg. 2). This quote is from a person who suffers with schizophrenia and describes it better than anyone on the outside of the disorder ever could. Schizophrenia is a key mental illness that negatively affects a person life and their surrounding environments (DSM-IV-TR. 4th). This paper will shed some light into this horrible mental ailment....   [tags: mental ailments]
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No Drug Testing in the Workplace - Is it appropriate for employers to test staff for drugs or alcohol. How reliable are these results. Why should some one invade your privacy. Do drug testing determine your skills level for a job. What do drug testing in the work force prove. The arguments against drug testing are it is excessively invasive, may damage relations between employers and employees, and could hamper the recruitment and retention of good staff. In 1986 the Regan administration recommended a drug-testing program for employers....   [tags: legal issues, drug testing]
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Stephen King: From Rags to Riches - Stephen King had a, somewhat, troubled childhood, which, some people believe was the reason he was inspired to write some of his darker works and made him into the writer he is today. Stephen King, one of the most intense storytellers of our time, was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, into a family of three: his mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, his father, Donald, and his adopted older brother, David. After his parents had separated, when his father left for a pack of cigarettes and never returned, Stephen King and Donald King were cared for by their mother....   [tags: claustrophobic, horror stories]
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Stephen King and the Pet Sematary - ... On Louis’s first day working at the university a boy named Victor Pascow was hit by a car and died in Dr. Creed’s care. Before dying, Victor muttered about the Pet Sematary which scared Louis. A few months later on Thanksgiving night, Ellie’s cat, Church, was struck by a car while crossing the road. Jud and Louis found the cat with a broken neck. Later that night, Jud took Louis up to the the cemetery beyond the Pet Sematary Louis was familiar with. A day after burying the cat, Louis discovered the cat had came back to life....   [tags: author, story, school, writings] 1858 words
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Jr. - ... By the end, Jurgis wanders alone, deprived of all dignity. He comes across a rally of political socialists, hears a speech on socialism, and enthusiastically converts to that cause. In the last chapters of the novel, Sinclair manifests arguments for socialism, in the form of speeches that Jurgis hears. The book ends with an appeal of a socialist speaker to "Organize. Organize. Organize!" so that "Chicago will be ours. Chicago will be ours. CHICAGO WILL BE OURS!" (Sinclair 372-73) So, according to some critics, it becomes clear that The Jungle is a propaganda destined to promote socialism over capitalism, and to reveal the hollowness of the American Dream, which capitalists define it as b...   [tags: american dream, lithuanian immigrants] 612 words
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Elizabeth Browning's Life and Accomplishments - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning was a famous poet in Durham, England and Florence, Italy. She was a woman without education; yet, she still has achieved her goal to be a poet. (3) She started writing poems when she was twelve years old. The poem she wrote when she was twelve was called The Battle of Marathon. (1) That sonnet was published when she was fourteen years old. It was published by her father. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning was born in Kelloe Durham, England on March 6, 1806. She was the oldest out of twelve....   [tags: the raven, poetry, battle of marathon]
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Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean - The cinema industry has various ways to produce movies. In the early 1900’s, the movies were black and white due to the technology, and the sound wasn’t uploaded yet.Nowadays, time has changed and sound is crucial in movies. Despite the cliche, there are still some outstanding artists whose legacies throughout time. Among such artists, are Charlie Chaplin , a famous actor and comic in the 1920’s, and Rowan Atkinson, famous actor in the 1978’s. This shows that American culture is always moving forward....   [tags: comedy style comparison, cinema industry]
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