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Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich - Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich There are many ethical issues in the movie Erin Brockovich. This movie is about a mother of three who uncovers a water poisoning case by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in southern California. Once it was proved that the company had knowingly dumped hexavalent chromium into the ground water, the utility company was found liable for a $330 million dollar verdict. Erin has the responsibility to feed and educate her three children and she has a general distrust of people....   [tags: Ethics Movie Movie Erin Borckovich Essays] 1531 words
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Biography and Legacy of Erin Gruwell - Education is a massive part of the world today and it is important every student is able to reach their fullest potential. Erin Gruwell, born in southern California on August 15, 1969, roves to be a symbol of hope and change as she forever changed the lives of her troubled high school students at Woodrow Wilson High School who were “written off by the education system”(Rea,2012) by allowing them a voice and instilling infinite potential in every student. Long before Gruwell became a teacher she aspired to be a lawyer....   [tags: Education, Troubled High School Students ]
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An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich - An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich is a film based on the true story of a poor single mother who becomes a lawyer. The film is basically a comedy drama, although not laugh out loud funny, just ironically funny. Steven Soderbergh directs it, and it is his 12th film after his hugely successful film 'Traffic'. The first scene is in some sort of doctor's office; she is applying for a job. The first thing I noticed when watching this is the position of the camera, it is almost a point of view shot of Erin, slightly offset of the doctor, but none the less she is slightly below the camera, and we are very close up....   [tags: Papers] 1010 words
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Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood - Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood In today's society, business ethics and morals play a crucial role in corporations. Over the last decade, consumers have become more aware of the exploitation, greed, and environmental destruction by corporations. In the movies Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, and Silkwood, the viewers are able to comprehend the impacts business decision-making could have on communities and their employee's families. In many of these corporate cases, there is a David, an average person, taking on an industry and winning....   [tags: Film Review]
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Erin Brockavich - At the opening of the film we see Erin struggling: as a single mother, as a human being with potential, courage and individuality, and as a sexual being as well. Erin is a St. Joan of the white underclass, a Green Guerrilla, Mother Jones and Madonna all rolled into one. Unlike the image of second wave feminism which distanced itself from any robust sexuality it felt to be reductive at best or degrading at worst, Brockovich's iconic status is post-"third wave" feminist, that is, eroticized, as it borrows heavily from underground Grrrl culture, aware of being both a body and a mind, and utilizing both to their fullest....   [tags: Movies Film] 1177 words
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Erin Brockovich - Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant, is based on the true story surrounding the film's protagonist. Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) personifies a young and energetic, unemployed single mother who has neither money nor education to back up her unshakable principles and her determination to support her family. It is a film in which there is a very strong feeling of two scenarios; these being the notorious 'American Dream' so often utilised by American film makers, and a 'David and Goliath' feel which would magnetise virtually all of the 'Blue Collar' public in America....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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Erin's Causal Argument - Erin's Causal Argument "Nothing meant more to people who went West in the 1840's and 1850's than mail from home." - National Park Service Pony Express Historic Trail Brochure People moved West for many reasons: the prospect of a new beginning, free land, even Gold. Leaving family behind was a hardship that many settlers dealt with. And at this time, the only way to communicate with those left behind was to write letters. Moving was, and still is, a very traumatic process. Picking up and moving everything you own and leaving behind everything familiar – it was a very trying experience....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery - Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery True, it was a hard decision when I was decided which of my classmatesí papers to choose as ìthe one.î I considered a question when trying to decide. I asked myself, ìWhat purpose this time capsule will serve?î My answer told me that the song inside this time capsule must be one that can still teach a message while telling the future generation something about our time. I believe the culmination to this answer was found in Erin Flanneryís ìBitter Sweet Symphony.î The title is fairly self-explanatory when it refers to the word bittersweet....   [tags: Music Creative Writing Flannery Essays]
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Jalalad-din-Rumi The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, both show two people that are fated to meet within forbidden circumstances that should have prevented them from being together but causes them to push against the destiny laid out. Night Circus by Morgenstern shows the main characters, Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair, slowly develop feelings for each other, as they learn the true ending of their story....   [tags: the night circus, morgestern, eyre]
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Justifying Evil for Good is Cruel - There are many forms of cruelty. One form that many can relate to is bullying. Whether having been bullied or been the one bullying others, those cruel memories can forever be imprinted on one’s heart. In “White Lies,” Erin Murphy, expresses that although bullying is wrong, trying to justify bad deeds for good is equally cruel. Using rhetorical and tonal elements, Murphy stirs emotions with pathos, “perhapsing” with logos, and vivid images with diction. Murphy expresses how justifying bad deeds for good is cruel by first stirring the reader’s emotions on the topic of bullying with pathos....   [tags: White Lies, Erin Murphy, Bullying]
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Analysis of Freedom Writers - Freedom Writers- Theme Essay: The film Freedom Writers directed by Richard La Gravenese is an American film based on the story of a dedicated and idealistic teacher named Erin Gruwell, who inspires and teaches her class of belligerent students that there is hope for a life outside gang violence and death. Through unconventional teaching methods and devotion, Erin eventually teaches her pupils to appreciate and desire a proper education. The film itself inquiries into several concepts regarding significant and polemical matters, such as: acceptance, racial conflict, bravery, trust and respect....   [tags: Film Analysis, Social Issues, Character Analysis] 1461 words
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Trust in Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver - Both Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Jamie Esclante in Stand and Deliver faced students stuck in low-income backgrounds and neighborhoods of crime. Despite the low achievement of these students, both teachers were able to foster a mastery of a subject to their students. Even though the subjects of English and math are extremely different, one method united both teachers and allowed them to teach their students effectively— trust. Erin and Jamie were successful because of the trust they put in their students....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1156 words
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Freedom Writers - A Message of Hope - 2007 drama film, Freedom Writers, directed and written by Richard LaGravenese (whose previous screenplays include The Fisher King and The Bridges of Madison County) starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell (teacher by profession) who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. Hilary Swank stars in this enthralling movie of ghetto kids raised on street corners, underprivileged boys and girls who use drugs, have served time in prison, and are very angry about living in a war zone where people are killed regularly on the streets....   [tags: Film Review] 850 words
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Racial Conflicts - What is race and ethnicity. Can racial conflicts be eliminated by education. Can there be a time where one’s colour or background did not matter. Every modern day society faces racial conflicts. Humans are equal, whether they are white or black, etc. Hatred among different racial groups is common in out modern day society. Ignorance of the equality of every human causes racism. Humans need laws to follow and the lack of these laws cause conflict between humans. Erin Gruwell was optimistic about teaching a class of so many different backgrounds but it was much more challenging to get through to such angry teenagers....   [tags: Race] 1142 words
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My Goals as a Teacher: Changing Student's Lives - “To teach is to touch lives forever.” Erin Gruwell is an inspirational teacher that set an example of how a teacher should teach. She put her students first. So often teachers get so caught up in the standards and TEKS that the reason they became teachers in the first place is forgotten. The reason people go into teaching is because they have a passion for children and the reason teachers succeed is because they never forget that passion. In an individual life according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs the ultimate accomplishment is self-actualization....   [tags: Education, teaching] 734 words
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The Difference Between Legalizing and Decimalizing Prostitution - ... It is said that some call girls are paid up to $4,300 a night which includes sex (Fuchs, Erin). These workers work in hotels, casinos and other high end places. Their services are often found online though escort services (Fuchs, Erin). In the article “Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution” by Janice Raymond she claims that making prostitution legal does not promote women’s health. She claims this is mostly due to the fact that even if the sex workers are being tested the buyers/johns are not also being tested (Raymond, Janice)....   [tags: legalizing prostitution, sex workers]
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My Best Friend is Dead - My Best Friend is Dead My best friend and I were together all the time, doing nothing without the other. But one day I realized that somewhere along the road somebody failed her, and every day I cannot help but wonder if it might have been me. Everything she went through, I was there for her, but I guess some things are too hard for even friendship. Not a day goes by that I don't remember. How could I ever forget. I'm sharing this story for the first time since it happened. The last time we had no worries, well, that were apparent, was on August 20 of '97....   [tags: Friendship Essay] 592 words
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Free Personal Narratives: Changing Roommates - Changing Roommates Choosing to leave the comforts of your family and home to go away to college is a life-changing decision. The roommate you get matched up with can make or break your experience. The girl I was matched up with changed my life considerably in a way I didn't like, so I moved out. Moving was the best choice I could have made. The first sight of my new dorm room was not at all what I expected. There were boxes and papers everywhere. Out from behind a tower of boxes emerged the girl I knew I would be living with for the next few months....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 630 words
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Mama’s Gone - Mama’s Gone She had been sick for a year, at least. The reason for her illness went undiagnosed, that is, until three days before she went away. A doctor finally said, “Osteoarthritis-- it’s treatable.” We blew a sigh of relief. Three days later relief was nullified-- forever. I discovered my mother gone, and her leaving left a hole in my life, heart, and soul. Saturday, July 25, 1998, started out with a drive to Eckerd Drug across the city of Norman to pick up more prescriptions for my mother, who had been throwing up and suffering from diarrhea all night long....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Dying Family Essays] 1209 words
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Track State Championship - Track State Championship The pit of my stomach felt as if it was being eaten away by gnawing insects inside. It wasn't just the ordinary butterflies but evil-biting insects. I was standing impatiently on the track quickly sliding further toward the inside as the incoming runner completed her handoff. Screaming encouragements, I waited for Rachel to make her way down the last stretch. We successfully completed our exchange of the baton and I was off. We arrived at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo, Colorado our normal two hours early on a dark, rainy Friday morning....   [tags: Memoir Essays] 1261 words
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Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists - Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists One of the principal themes of our class was that Neo-Classicalism is wrong, not only wrong but backward. It seemed that everywhere we turned we found one example after another that supported this conclusion. In a nutshell Neo-Classicalists believe that Capitalism is completely fair and that in a Capitalist system one can never be cheated. This erroneous theory extends even into the environment and pollution. The movie "Erin Brockovich" does a wonderful job of illustrating just how wrong the Neo-Classicalists are when it comes to this particular subject....   [tags: Neo-Classicalism Capitalism Capitalist Essays] 1077 words
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interview - The family member that was interviewed was Erin. The relationship between the interviewer and the interviewee is third cousins through marriage. The interview took place in Erin’s apartment living room. Since she is an RA she lives in one of the apartments of Sara Tracy Dorm. When the interviewer walked into the room he could tell that she was very clean and rather sophisticated, just by the way her room was set up. The interviewee was sitting on her futon and was very alert. There were pink and yellow carnations on the table, which I found out that they are not real....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Mudie's Peom My Father Began as a God and the Movie Freedom Writers - The poem ‘My Father Began as a God’ by Ian Mudie is about how a boy (probably him) changes his views on his father, as he grows older. As a child, he saw his father as a ‘god’ whose laws were ‘immutable’. He was a fearless hero, able to do anything: “He fearlessly lifted me to heaven by a mere swing to his shoulder”. However, by the time he was an adolescent, his father had become a ‘foolish small old man’. He was no longer superhuman, but a father, just like any other: “With silly and outmoded views of life and morality”....   [tags: Films, Poetry, Poem Analysis] 981 words
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Alcatraz Would Continue as a Prisoner but Under a Different Control - ... Prison Staff Alcatraz Island was also home to prison staff and their families, which was sensible since it would be complicated for guards to have to board an island ferry to go to and from work every day. The families lived in government owned apartments, cottages, and houses. Alcatraz Island also had a small convenience store and a social club with a bowling alley and a soda fountain. “It was like a little town,” smiled former Alcatraz guard Jim Albright’s wife in an interview, “everybody helped everyone,” she had continued....   [tags: native americans, prison, military prisoners]
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Gendered Pathways Into Crime = Gendered Pathways Out of Crime - Programs in prisons that are tailored to women’s unparalleled needs would benefit society in the grand scheme of things. On an individual level it could break the cycle of abuse, victimization, and self-loathing. It is essential that the double damage done to female offenders be repaired because they deserve an unbiased chance at a good life. After all, they could represent your mother, aunt, sister, niece, wife and girlfriend. In her book, A woman doing life: Notes from a prison for women, Erin George did a fine job in depicting the life of women during the time they were incarcerated....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Comparison of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear - Watching a play is completely different than watching a movie. When watching a movie there are two options, either watching it at home on the couch with a bag of chips, or going to a movie theatre with a bucket of popcorn. Why do we even waste two hours of our time to sit and watch a movie. Primarily, we do watch movies to waste time. When people get bored, we watch movies to pass the time. Well, before they could make movies, people would go watch a play which is an entirely different experience than going to a movie....   [tags: much ado about nothing, shakespeare]
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Chemistry of Biology - Chemistry of Biology There are many parts to every living thing. These basic parts have specialized jobs, which give shape and function of everything in the universe. The basic building block for all mass is the atom. There are many different parts to the atom. The electron is a negatively charged particle that revolves around the nucleus in electron shells. The electron is one of the smallest particles that make up the atom. The counterpart to the electron is the proton. This is a larger positive charged particle....   [tags: Papers] 560 words
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Save your Food, Save a Life - Imagine living paycheck to paycheck, never knowing whether you are going to have enough money to buy enough food to get by. Now imagine not even living paycheck to paycheck, rather living day by day not knowing which of your family members, friends, or even yourself will make it to the next day. Countless people in this world face this devastating fear every day of their life due to their lack of food. This lack of food has been caused by high prices of food and high demand of food, both of which add to a low availability of food for those who cannot afford the necessities....   [tags: Food, saving and recycling good food]
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The Symbolism of Ophelia’s Character - Name Subject Instructor Date The Symbolism of Ophelia’s Character The name Ophelia has been most commonly associated with William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, where she is referred to as the title character's mad lover. She is believed to have killed herself out of madness by drowning herself in a river. Interpretations about Ophelia's character have ranged from being a woman who lost her sanity upon her father, Polonius' death to being the object of hatred by Hamlet. However, despite her supporting character in the play, her personality has roused numerous criticisms and interpretations from philosophers and critics....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Stranger in a Strange Land - The dark, black sky was covered with a million bright shining stars. The moon shimmered above a small town in the suburbs of London. The gentle wind swept past the bare trees and danced with the leaves below it, creating a colourful array of orange, yellow, red and brown. Across the street, a light was on in a small house where a tall, dark haired woman stood, talking to her two children Nicola and Erin. While she was tucking them in Erin asked, “Mummy, will you tell us a story please?” “I’m sorry but its time to go to sleep now,” she said....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 842 words
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Gifted and Talented Case Study - After reading Eduardo’s situation I believe that his instruction that he has been given does not cater to his interest such as role playing such as he would do in the Hispanic drama club. I would need to incorporate Eduardo’s strengths in my 9th grade history lessons. If there is a gifted and talented program in the high school that I am teaching in, I would refer him to the gifted and talented program. Students who are labeled as gifted and talented in the classroom face challenges of acceptance from their peers....   [tags: Case Study]
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Cyber-bullying Through Anonymous Social Media - ... The psychological damage stems from this concept, especially in younger victims, because they are unable to recognize the insecurities of the aggressor and therefore, cannot move on mentally after the cyber-bullying occurred. THE BLAME AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY Mark Terebin, founder of Ask.fm, described the problem facing adolescents around the world in a statement from his personal profile on Ask.fm. When asked about the recent suicides that began from cyber-bullying from his website he stated, Mass media is knocking on the wrong door....   [tags: Cyber-bullying Essays]
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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Over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby's second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, "That is it!" On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teacher's last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, it toppled to the floor, spewing all it's contents to the ground....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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Essay About Family: Inside the Nightstand - Inside the Nightstand We live together now, my boyfriend and I. It’s still new to both of us. 41 North State Street- that’s us. The quiet apartment lined by two rows of cement drive, an oak tree, and his step-mother’s opinion that we are “too young to be living together seriously.” We share our bedroom, square in shape, with the bed pressed tightly to the far wall, curtains embracing the narrow sides of the mattress. It’s ours- the bed, the room, the oak tree, and the way my toothpaste sticks to the sides of the white sink....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family] 2384 words
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Edwin Arlington Robinson's Richard Cory - Edwin Arlington Robinson's Richard Cory I have always secretly envied my dearest high school friend Erin.  It was easy to be jealous of Erin since she was tall with beautiful blonde hair that turned many heads.  She possessed grace and style and had the coolest car.  Though people try to resist envy, most succumb to it from time to time.  As people focus on all that they lack, they tend to ignore the flaws in those they envy.  The observers in the poem Richard Cory allow envy to cloud their perception of themselves.         Cory appears to have it all.  The poor townspeople look at him and they see the qualities that they themselves lack.  An ugly person may believe that if they...   [tags: Edwin Arlington Robinson Richard Cory Essays]
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Personal Narrative - Mother Ireland - Mother Ireland My family is proud to boast a long and rich history mothered by the Emerald Isle of Erin, which is Gaelic for Ireland. My family's clan was first called the O'Neills, and we inhabited the outskirts of a small village which now goes by the name of County Cork. We were minstrels, actors and musicians in the courts of our family's home for many generations. An interesting piece of recent history about my family is that we are closely related to the Kennedys on my father's side....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 1097 words
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A Family Vacation to Canada - This is the actual story of a trip I took with Smith Family into Canada. The total head count was 19, including myself. The trip took 8 days to complete. We left on Saturday, June 24 at 12:00am and got back on Sunday July 1, around 3:00pm. The great Canadian adventure started at 12 noon on Saturday to pack the bus and truck. The bus is an old school bus with a big rack on top to hold canoes, and screens over all the windows. Inside there are 8 bunks in the back for sleeping. The middle is where the food is kept....   [tags: Summer Vacation Essays] 5559 words
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H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island - H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island, is a candid look into the more architecturally and historically significant buildings located on Prince Edward Island. Focusing particularly on those constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island, features structures from the early days of the Micmac wigwams to the elegance of the Victorian presence. His purpose is to trace the evolution of the Islands housing in their form, decor, and construction over the course of time....   [tags: essays papers]
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interview - Tuesdays With Morrie For the past day or two I have spent time with my sister, discussing different topics with her about life. I closely observed her feelings and I recorded what she had to say. We talked about regrets- Ever since my sister Erin started school she got excellent grades. She doesn’t really have any regrets. She only regrets some choices she made with her friends. She thinks she could have picked better friends because she doesn’t have any true friends. She also wished that she stayed with the sports she played in the past....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes - The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes “It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.” In the novel Angela's Ashes, (1996) by Frank McCourt, a life of poverty is the only life this family knows. It is a memoir about a young boy born in New York City. Frank, born ten months prior to his brother Malachy, was raised in a small apartment with his parents, Angela and Malachy McCourt....   [tags: Frank McCourt Angela’s Ashes]
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Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports - Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports As an athlete or a spectator, it is easy to both feel and see the impact sports have on people of both genders. Athletes are able to experience sports personally, while spectators usually experience sports through different channels of mass media. Realizing the effects that the world of athletics has on individuals and society as a whole is vital to the understanding of how sports can positively and negatively effect athletes as well as spectators. To deepen our understanding of the cultural values embedded in sports and to explore current values and power structures regarding men and women, it is necessary to investigate the effect that the medi...   [tags: Womens Issues Essays] 1005 words
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Cyberculture and the Future of Print - The technology that is available to the public today is mind-blowing. In my lifetime alone, I have seen astounding technological progress: from the home computer to the DVD player, to truly surreal medical breakthroughs. A new era is taking hold of society. We are faster, better educated, richer, and livelonger. All of these things can be attributed to the technological advances that have occurred within the last fifty years. Thanks to the “modern marvels” of our time, we can watch big-screen quality movies in our own homes, brew an awesome cup of French espresso without leaving the kitchen, and cooler still—communicate with someone in China, without ever picking up the phone or using a pen....   [tags: Technology Writing Technological Papers]
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Social and Economic Conditions of the Northern and Southern states in the years 1820-1850 - Social and Economic Conditions of the Northern and Southern states in the years 1820-1850      In the early to mid 1800s the United States seemed to be split into two sections, the Northern states and the Southern states. Although they had the same flag, spoke the same language, and had the same president, the two regions seemed to be two separate countries, each one having different views and political opinions. But, because they were the same country, there were also many similarities. This mostly showed in the social and economic conditions....   [tags: North vs. South 1820-1850 American History] 508 words
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Young People Question their Antidepressants - Young People Question their Antidepressants Like many eager freshmen this year, Amy* made Northeastern University her home with a burst of optimism and the excitement of a fresh start in a strange, new place. But just over a year ago, while a high school senior, she almost lost her chance for the college experience—her grades plummeted with her as she fell deeper into depressive episodes, putting her life and her academic future in jeopardy. The scars she etched in her body tell of her battles with depression, a painful mental disease she dealt with in secrecy for four years before finally seeking help....   [tags: Psychology Pharmacy Papers] 2262 words
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The Life of Helen Cusker - The Life of Helen Cusker At the present moment Helen Cusker is 73 years old. She came into the world in her mother’s kitchen floor on the 5th January 1931. In those days children were rarely born in a hospital as home births were very common. A neighbour stepped in and acted as a midwife to deliver the baby. It was a long and painful labour which lasted seventy-two hours. From the day Helen was born, she stayed in Yorkhill, a small area near Partick in Glasgow’s west end. Admittedly it was not the best area to grow up in but there was a real sense of friendship and reliability within her small community....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Online Communities - My experience online has included years of habituating virtual communities patterned on the electronic frontier motif as defined by Rheingold in the subtitle to his book, The Virtual Community. He offers this definition of the subject: Virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on those public discussions long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace. (web) When I first found community online, I lived a rather isolated life in a small rural town, not given to readers or writers....   [tags: Internet]
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The Liberal Arts: Creating a Citizen for a Community Near You - The view of what college is and what the experience of college offers, differ dramatically between an individual and the society he or she lives. College has traditionally been viewed as the place young adults go to find themselves, find their career, and start their adult lives. Some have argued that education has veered too far away from tradition, while others argue that the whole idea of Liberal Education needs to keep evolving to meet the demands of the modern world. Those in favor of change argue for more diversity within the curriculum, such as more non-western world education and feminist thought....   [tags: College, Higher Education]
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