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Wyoming - Wyoming Wyoming is the ninth largest state. It measures 97,914 square miles. It was admitted to the union on July 10, 1890. It is the 44th state. The capital is Cheyenne. The highest point is at Gannett Peak which is at 13,804 feet above sea level. The lowest point is at Belle Fourche River. It measures at 3,100 feet above sea level. The average rainfall is 14.5 inches. The population according to the 1990 cencus is 453,588. Wyoming is also know as Big Wyoming, the Equalty State, and the Cowboy State....   [tags: Papers] 400 words
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Wyoming Population Boom - Wyoming Population Boom The population of a state is a seemingly simple number but one that has many complex and interesting implications. It can affect the economic, social and environmental success either short term or long term. In July 2006, Wyoming’s total resident population reached a record level of 515,004. This number may seem small when looking at the population of an entire state in comparison to other states, but for Wyoming, it really is the record number in the history of this state....   [tags: Statistics Population State Wyoming Essays]
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Sanfoin's Future in Wyoming - Sanfoin's Future in Wyoming Sainfoin, Onobrychis viciifolia is a perennial forage legume that is native to Mediterranean regions around the Black and Caspain Seas and north into Russia. Sainfoin leaves are oddly pinnate with 13-21 leaflets per leaf and produce an erect flower pink to rose in color. Sainfoin has been introduced into many other countries including Iran, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Soviet Union, Poland, Norway and the United Kingdom. It is known that sainfoin has been grown in Europe for the past 450 years....   [tags: Sanfoin Wyoming Farming Environment Essays]
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The Effects of Wyoming’s Aging Population - The Effects of Wyoming’s Aging Population With new medical technology and improved knowledge about health and wellness, American’s life expectancy is longer than ever, with a better expected quality of life as well. Wyoming is the fastest aging state in the country according to the Billing’s Gazette. In addition to an already aging state, Wyoming has been named by national publications as a top place of retirement due to its tax structure and climate. In an article from the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, it is predicted that by the year 2020 Wyoming will have the highest percentage of residents over the age of 65....   [tags: Economics Age Economy Wyoming Essays ]
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History and Future of Wyoming’s Droughts - History and Future of Wyoming’s Droughts The Great Basin of North America and Wyoming specifically, is known for its arid and semi-arid environment, as well as prolonged and sometimes severe droughts. Drought is the prolonged and abnormal deficiency of moisture with the concomitant decline in runoff to a level significantly lower than usual (Guldin 1989). The history of droughts in Wyoming has been uncertain in the past, but recent studies of tree rings in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming have given insight to droughts as far back as 1260A.D....   [tags: Wyoming Weather Drought Essays Papers]
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Whiteout in Wyoming - Whiteout in Wyoming This article is a comical recollection of a young college student’s trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming entitled “Whiteout in Wyoming”. He uses a journal entry structure and rhetorical appeals to enable his audience to clearly perceive his perception that Wyoming is white. Through his whole vacation there is snow everywhere, and he only encounters one minority, who I kind of got the feeling that the author didn’t consider him a “real” minority, or a minor enough minority. It is written by a student from the University of California at Berkeley named Kevin Deenihan, who recently took a vacation to his home in Jackson Hole with his family....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Kevin Deenihan Essays]
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Water Sources and Uses in Wyoming - Water Sources and Uses in Wyoming With today’s drought situations, it is more important than ever to be aware of the water sources in Wyoming as well as the various uses of the water and the amount of usable water that is available compared to the amount that must be used. This paper will not only inform about those uses and numbers, but also the highly debated HB 19 bill and the four major river basins in the western part of the country that supply Wyoming with it’s water. We will be talking about where and how Wyoming gets most of its surface water every year....   [tags: Ecology Environment Essays Papers]
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Wyoming-Colorado Border Wars - Wyoming-Colorado Border Wars Deep in the heart of the American West lie two of the largest, most rugged, beautiful states in the nation, both of which have long been engaged in a heated rivalry. North and South from one another, Wyoming and Colorado have been at a border war since before either even gained statehood. With 97,195 square miles, Wyoming is the 10th largest of all 50 states. While the state is vast in land, it is scarce in population. As of 2005, a mere 509,294 residents inhabit “The Cowboy State” making it the least populated state in the nation (Wyoming facts, demography)....   [tags: USA Geography History Essays Papers]
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Dogs, Ferrets, and Toads in the Wyoming Plains - Dogs, Ferrets, and Toads in the Wyoming Plains This report is about three species that inhabit the Wyoming plains. One of these species is the black tailed prairie dog which inhabits nearly all of the U.S. and was at one time considered to be endangered. The second is the black footed ferret which was thought to be extinct until a small colony of these little predators was discovered on a ranch near Meeteetse Wyoming. The third and final animal mentioned in this report is the Wyoming toad. These toads are becoming increasingly scarce in the wild....   [tags: Species Animals Environment Essays Papers]
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The Need for Theatre in Wyoming to Find Outside Funding - The Need for Theatre in Wyoming to Find Outside Funding There you are sitting in a theatre watching a play. You say to yourself, this play could be so much better if they would do that different. Of course the designers could do things differently, they might have even considered the same things that you have, the only thing wrong with that is that type of stuff takes money. What most people don't realize is that the theatres in Wyoming are very under funded. Theatres in Wyoming are not able to support themselves alone they need outside funding....   [tags: Papers] 1102 words
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Johnson County Stock War: Big Business versus Small Ranchers - Johnson County Stock War: Big Business versus Small Ranchers On March 10, 1892 the Billings Gazette reported, “The opening of spring may be more red than green for the horse thieves and cattle thieves of Johnson County” (Brash, 143). The writer of the article could little have known how truthful their premonition would prove to be. The late 1800’s were turbulent times in the West. Large tracts of publicly held range ground would be at the center of Wyoming’s very own civil war. Gil Bollinger, author and western researcher, reports that by the 1870’s and 1880’s fencing of land to enclose both crops and water sources was common (Bollinger, 81)....   [tags: Wyoming Agriculture Farming History Essays]
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The Channel on Lake Winona - The Channel on Lake Winona There is a small town called Boulder that is located in the backcountry of Wyoming. This spot is one of my family’s favorite vacation sites. My grandparents have built a log cabin back there and we visit it every summer. Along with visiting my grandparents, we spend a week backpacking in the mountains of the Wind River Range. Back in this area there are tons of lakes to camp by and fish. However, in order to reach the first lake you have to hike an enormous seven miles, but we take the easy way out, we horseback ride in....   [tags: Lakes Personal Narratives Wyoming Essays] 1164 words
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Jacques La Ramee - Jacques La Ramee Throughout Wyoming many landmarks are named after an early French—Canadian trapper. These landmarks include the Laramie River, the Laramie Peak , the Laramie Plains, Laramie County , Fort Laramie , the town of Fort Laramie , and the city of Laramie . Jacques LaRamee (Laramée, Laramé, Laramie , De la Ramie, de la Rame, or La Ramee it is spelled different by almost all the listed sources) was a mysterious man with obvious influence (Chittenden, 1935; Coutant, 1899; Fetter, 1982; McDermott, 1968; Pitcher, 2000)....   [tags: Biography History Ramee Wyoming Essays Papers]
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The Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf to Yellowstone - The Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf to Yellowstone Gauss’ Law states that no two organisms can occupy the same ecological niche without excluding the other, but what happens when man gets involved with nature and tries to introduce a species where it doesn’t belong which in turn provides a second organism to fill the same niche as the first. The results of human intervention have often been disastrous for the organism that we’re supposedly helping. Humans often times do not understand the complexity of the implications that are caused directly through our intervention....   [tags: Environment Wolves Species Essays Papers]
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Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross - Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross Nellie Tayloe was a woman of remarkable skills, responsibility and endurance. Before she became the first woman governor of the United States, Nellie was a kindergarten teacher and a presenter of informative papers at her local women’s group. She also helped her husband with his law practice as well as his governorship. Nellie was born in Missouri in 1876. “She was the sixth child and the first daughter of James and ‘Lizzie’ Tayloe” (Scheer, 2). Nellie was very private about her childhood and little is known about the family from which she came....   [tags: Bio Biograhies Nellie Ross Essays Papers]
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Pristine Contentment - Gretel Ehrlich describes her move to Wyoming as awakening from a nap, satisfied in her new home she becomes absorbed in its tranquility and indifference. She is reborn, starts anew and creates a new life for herself. Ehrlich even cut her hair and buys new clothes to create a "new" and different person. To read and understand this essay means looking deeper into the author's story of rebirth, and how the big Wyoming skies were healing and put things into perspective for her. Thus, improving her quality of life without any fillers or distractions....   [tags: World Literature] 591 words
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Mass Wasting - Mass Wasting Exercise 2: Mass Wasting Mass wasting is a phenomenon that has resulted in over one million deaths and billions of dollars of damage in its recorded history. Mass wasting is classified by the rate at which debris moves down slope. For instance, rockfalls move at speeds of over thirty-MPH, while mudslides travel at around twenty MPH. This field trip explored two translational slides; one at the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming, and the other at the Madison River in Montana. In Wyoming, the slide was caused by the clay and silt being saturated by rain and melt water, and occurred on a slip plane almost parallel with the slope....   [tags: Waste Management, Environment, Informative] 327 words
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A Comparison of Vacations - A Comparison of Vacations Summer and vacations are synonymous, especially with my family. Does Chevy Chase and summer vacation ring a bell. With a family of six, anything is possible. There are two types of excursions that we take every year. I refer to one as my family vacation and the other as my family trip. My family vacation to the beach is an annual event, but my family trip destination is always different. This past summer my family and I went to Wyoming. Both experiences were the highlights of my summer but for very different reasons....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing] 1130 words
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The Yellowstone Wolf Controversy - The Yellowstone Wolf Controversy One of the biggest reasons for the reintroduction of wolves back into Yellowstone was that they had originally roamed from Yellowstone all the way down to Mexico. While a lot of people were in favor of the reintroduction of the wolves, there were many who were against it. The main people that were against the reintroduction of the wolves back into the park were the ranchers that made a living in the areas surrounding the park. During 70 years of absence from the Rockies, the Grey Wolf had been protected under the Endangered Species Act that was passed in 1973....   [tags: Nature Animals Ecology Essays Papers]
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Roosevelt and Jeffrey: Tales From Americana - It’s a story they tell the Great Plains, where Wyoming joins Montana and Idaho. Certainly, old Franklin Delano Roosevelt is dead. Yet, he is still out there somewhere, and his presence can be felt every single time there is a wind. I can remember, whenever a buffalo approached FDR’s grave, the ground started to shake. It shook so hard that one of the sturdiest buildings fell because of all the shaking. Obviously, Roosevelt was the powerful man in town. His policies manipulated everything like never before....   [tags: Historical Fiction] 1237 words
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Mathew Shepard Case Brief - Matthew Shepard Case Brief Facts: Twenty one year old, University of Wyoming college student, Matthew Shepard, died October 12, 1998 at 12:53 a.m. after spending five days in a comma due to massive injuries and head trauma in a robbery and hate crime assault (Matthew Shepard, 2000 [on-line]). Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney (22) and Russell Henderson (21) of Laramie in a local bar called Fireside Lounge. McKinney and Henderson had been drinking. The two led Shepard to believe they were gay and lured Shepard to their truck....   [tags: essays research papers] 875 words
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The Pioneers of Womens Suffrage - The Pioneers of Womens Suffrage Are women really inferior to men. Of course not, but this is the mindset that has been a part of the world since the beginning. For a long time, even women did not believe that they measured up to men. In her book Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen wrote, "A women, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can (Gurko 1974, 5)." Beginning in the early 1900's, though, women began to want changes in society. They wanted to have a say in the decisions that were made, especially in the area of politics....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Unfairness in the Electoral College - If you think on the Election Day, you just voted for US president, than you are mistaken, just like millions of Americans who hope their votes would pick next president. When voting for President, we actually vote for state electors who hold Electoral votes. Electoral votes are the votes that decide victory of candidate in election. This Electoral College System has limited democracy to people in major three ways. Electoral college holds an ability to alter result of Election over popular votes, discriminates candidates to campaign in certain states not others, and creates high voter turnouts....   [tags: Electoral College, USA, ] 798 words
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Volcanic Activity at Yellowstone - Yellowstone is a national park covering 3,468 square miles in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana and it is elevated 8,000 feet from the ground on a plateau. But is there still present volcanic hazard in Yellowstone. The park is covered with over 10,000 geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and travertine terraces, perhaps caused by a ?hot spot. that it overlies. A violent history suggests equally as devastating future volcanic activity, underground forces are causing the landscape to change and geysers to become more active....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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Sex Education in Public Schools - Sex Education in Schools         Children all over the country who sit down in their classes are being taught sex education. There are books, videos, special speakers and qualified teachers for the subject. Depending on where a child lives, the education he or she is being taught might vary. For example, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Utah do not require schools to provide sexuality or STD/HIV education, (they teach abstinence). District of Columbia, on the other hand, must include contraception with condoms available (Innerst)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Deadly Nature of Chronic Wasting Disease - The Deadly Nature of Chronic Wasting Disease The newly born fawn, still wet with milk on its lips, suddenly tumbles over from the huge impact of the .300 weatherby rifle. Next, goes a small two point, followed by a fat doe packing twins. As the rest of the herd trots off, the big four point buck gets his last taste of life. This, all a result of the rifleman atop the hill who has begun the culling of deer to control Chronic Wasting Disease. The recent outbreaks of Chronic Wasting Disease on Colorado's commercial elk herds, is considered to be the worst ever....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Electoral College Should Be Revised - The Electoral College Should Be Revised As citizens of the United State of America, one of our most important rights is that of which to vote. By voting, the general population has a say in who its leaders are. Votes for local, state, and even federal representatives directly reflect who the constituents want in office. However, America’s highest office is not elected by a vote of the people. Instead we use a confusing and outdated system called the Electoral College. Our president is not elected by the people, but by 538 electors who can legally vote for whomever they choose....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Politics Essays]
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Organization Design in FMC Green River - Organization Design in FMC Green River Organization design is a formal, guided process for integrating the people, information and technology of an organization. It is used to match the form of the organization as closely as possible to the purpose of the organization. This design process seeks to improve and facilitate the efforts of members within the organization. With respect to FMC Corporation’s Green River, Wyoming facility, under the guidance of this entity’s site manager, Kenneth Dailey, the design should be approached as an internal changes within the organization with the entity’s members working together to define the needs of the organization then create systems to meet those needs most effectively....   [tags: Business Management Essays] 1314 words
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Effects of Gay Rights in America - "You robbed me of something very precious and I will never forgive you for that. Mr. McKinney, I give you life in the memory of one who no longer lives. May you have a long life and may you thank Matthew every day for it." Those were the words said by Dennis Shepard at the sentencing of Aaron McKinney, one of the men who tortured, robbed, and murdered his son Matthew Shepard. He was given a life sentence. States must inflict a harsher punishment for people who commit gay violence crimes because over the years hate crimes based on sexual orientation have become the third highest category reported....   [tags: Current Events] 937 words
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The Laramie Project Critique - The Laramie Project Critique *No Works Cited The Laramie project captured the audience's attention by utilizing different design methods on stage. This included sound, stage and hand properties, light, and music. With an ensemble of 10 actors playing over 30 roles, this proved to be an amazing play to experience. The playwright was constructed in a clear manner, which eliminated the confusion of "who is who." Through the usage of the stage elements as well as the dynamics of each character, this brought about an effective plot....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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Dick Cheney - Dick Cheney On July 25, 2000 George W. Bush, nominee for President of the United States announced his Vice Presidential running mate, Dick Cheney. But who is Dick Cheney. What does he stand for and what qualifies him to be the next Vice President of the United States. That is what I intend to prove in this report. To truly understand a man, you must know where he comes from. Dick Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 30, 1941, but grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He attended high school, graduated, and attended Yale University for his college education....   [tags: Papers] 1142 words
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The Electoral College Should Be Abolished - The Founders built certain protections for individual rights into this country's founding documents. The United States Constitution was one such document. In particular, such protections guard Americans who hold minority viewpoints from those who side with the majority. For example, the First Amendment protects the right of free speech to ensure that people who hold unpopular views have just as much freedom to express those views as do people who tend to agree with the majority. The United States Constitution, therefore, was intended to protect the individual rights of Americans from a tyrannical government and majority....   [tags: US Politics]
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Montana Battles - The only battle remembered in the Indian Wars was the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer’s brilliant last stand. Custer made the biggest mistake of his life and that is what propelled him to fame. U.S. Army performed better without him. There were other battles besides that one. For instance the Battle of Rosebud Creek. Led by General Crook, the U.S. Army got attacked by Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors. The Army fought hard but lost in the end. How about the Battle of the Bear Paw Mountains....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Get the Vote Right - ... Every election cycle many voters arrive at the polls and discover their names missing from the voter rolls. They are forced to cast provisional ballots and hope their vote is counted. Provisional ballots are supposed to act as a fail-safe in situations like these but many districts will not count them. They hand them out to fool voters into submission by creating a false sense of security that their vote has not been stolen (Weiser & Goldman, 2007). One of the most deliberate methods of preventing potential opponents from making a difference at the polls is called “caging.” This method employs the simple tactic of mailing registered voters any type of election mail and challenging their eligibility to vote if that mail is returned undeliverable....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Research Paper - ... The water and chemicals are injected to crack open that shale to get to the pockets of natural gas trapped within it (Hobson pg.1). This process though uses “…millions of gallons (of water) laced with a cocktail of chemicals drawn from more than two hundred and sixty possible elements, many toxic (Applebome).” If this fluid was to get in a water well, any other water resource, and/or the soil, of course it would pollute and contaminate them. One such case was when “…near a Wyoming hydraulic-fracturing operation…thousands of gallons of fracturing fluid spilled into a stream in Dimock, Pa., killing hundreds of fish (Hobson EPA)”, showing just how toxic these chemicals in the fluid are....   [tags: Energy ]
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Who had it Better off; Nannie or Elinore - ... Talking as though Clyde is not good for anything lightens the mood of homesteading and also gives Elinore and Mrs. Landauer a great connection. Elinore really needed this light spirit so that she did not spiral into depression. Elinore even says herself “All of my life I’ve been working for someone else” (Heartland). She appeared, at the time, to feel out of place and unsure of herself. Like Elinore, Nannie also struggled with depression. A lot of days, Nannie felt as though she could not take another step....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - ... The disease patterned out from the mountains through the river valleys in Colorado and Wyoming. CWD was first noted in farmed elk from Canada in 1996. Ranched elk have found to be infected in several states and recently in South Korea. Spread of CWD; Estimates put the population of cervids in North America well over 30 million. The spread of CWD is suspected to be mainly from the transport of captive cervids and subsequent contact with local wild heard (Sigurdson & Aguzzi, 2007). In 2000 it was believed that the epidemic was contained within a 40,000 km2 of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming with a few isolated cases in Canada....   [tags: Medical Research, Medicine] 1090 words
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A Rawlsian Approach - ... The pharmacist in the abortion case exemplified this religious paradox. He believed his actions to be just, as it would not be “pleasing” to his god to distribute contraceptives. Plato would surely see the senselessness in this conclusion; on the one hand, the pharmacist implies that he must be submissive to the demands of his god, while on the other, he presumes to have divine knowledge of the desires of God himself. In this way Plato’s theory remains relevant even today. This is especially true when analyzing the basis for extreme religious beliefs....   [tags: Law]
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Forest Fires - In the year 2000, fire fighters battled raging infernos as some of the worst wildfires in 50 years rampaged across a dozen states. Not only were these fires the worst in half a century, but they may be the worst ever recorded. In a single week in mid August, 86 major wildfires were raging in a dozen states from Arizona and California up to Colorado and Wyoming to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota. Five million acres of land burned, more then double the annual average for the past decade. A controlled fire six miles southwest of Los Alamos that was implemented as a fire prevention measure would not stop....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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It's Time to Stop Hate Crimes - It's Time to Stop Hate Crimes       In October of 1998, America finally became aware of how deadly discrimination can be. In Laramie, Wyoming, 21-year old college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten by two men and tied to a fence, left for dead. Matthew's murderers set out only to rob him, but ended up beating him so severely that he never regained consciousness before he died. Why did this happen in the first place. Simply because Matthew was gay. Matthew's death became a national symbol of violence against homosexuals, prompting prayer vigils and calls for state and federally supported hate crime laws....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Free Narrative Essays - Making Plans - Making Plans It was a gorgeous summer morning as I, my brother David, sister Marcia, mom, dad, and baby girl were traveling home to Laramie from Colorado Springs where we had gone to visit my grandma. The atmosphere in the car was fun and filled with laughter. We were glad to be together. Our chatter was constant and our conversations often overlapped. One learned young that if you want to be heard in my family, you must merely speak louder than everyone else. Or, you might simply say, "Would you please shut up for a minute so I can say something important?" We all understood that such a plain and politely spoken command was not meant to be offensive or at all disrespectful....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1419 words
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Increase in Nontraditional College Students - Increase in Nontraditional College Students Seven Works Cited A 1995 report from the National Center for Education Statistics reveals that 76 million American adults, 40 percent of the adult population, are enrolled in adult education classes, an 8 percent increase from 1991 ("Adults Thrive"). Nearly 50 percent of the 14.2 million college and university students in the United States are over twenty-four years of age, and the percentage is rising (Mathews w22). Enrollment in degree programs at the University of Phoenix, the University of Denver, and Regis University, schools catering to working adults, has almost doubled in the last five years (Scanlon 3A)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1572 words
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Teacher’s Paychecks Should Reflect their Importance - Teacher’s Paychecks Should Reflect their Importance The public education system in the United States is a very important institution for our nation's youth. In most states, children are required by law to attend public school, unless they are home-schooled, until the age of sixteen. At the age of sixteen, students are entitled, though certainly not encouraged, to leave the public school system if they wish. Public school teachers are asked to account for and educate all of these students, and teachers are professionals who are constantly in demand....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1123 words
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Mateo Tepee - "Mateo Tepee" Towering over 1250 feet above the beautiful Belle Fourche River stands a magnificent structure in northeast Wyoming. The shape of this structure is that of a huge tree stump. The base of this structure is over 1000 feet in diameter, while the top tapers to a 275 foot diameter. It stands 870 vertical feet from base to top, the tallest such formation in the U.S. This amazing structure has an incredible history and its legends are told to this day. It has been used for fame and fortune, religion and rituals, landmarks and legends, vacationers and visitors, movies and money, and many other things....   [tags: History Architecture Papers]
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Personal Narrative- Moose Hunt - Personal Narrative- Moose Hunt It was the middle of October, and it was finally time for my long awaited moose hunt. I have waited ever since I was a little girl for this opportunity, and it was finally here. So, my father and I packed up our stuff and left the warmth of Phoenix. We were leaving the "Valley of the Sun" and headed for a place called Wyoming. After two days and fourteen long hours of driving, we made it to our hunting unit. The mountains were tall (11,000 feet +) and covered with bright powdery snow....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 2038 words
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Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties - Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties The Great Depression of the 1930’s, which has been called the “invisible scar, the absent presence,” continues to impact American culture (Rabinowitz 17). The devastating effect of failed businesses, the dust bowl, farm foreclosures, and an unemployment rate of 30 percent reminds us that capitalism is fallible. Although we recall with humility this bleak period of our history, we seldom reflect on the plight of the Depression’s most vulnerable victims--the underpaid, uneducated working poor....   [tags: Olsen Yonnondio Thirties Essays]
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Delisting the Grey Wolf - Delisting the Grey Wolf The United States Fish and Wildlife Service are considering removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list once Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have enough wolves to be deemed sufficient to continue to expand the wolf population, requiring only that each of these three states have a management plan in effect to prevent the gray wolf from becoming endangered again. With the current attitude of the governments in these states, the wolf should not lose their federal support under the Endangered Species Act as it would merely serve to cause the wolves to become endangered once again, or at best, held to the absolute minimum population that the states can pass off as “viable, self-sustaining populations” (“bill”, par....   [tags: Nature Animals Extinction Essays]
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Jackson Hole - Jackson Hole It was going to be the time of our lives. Four buddies of mine and I went out to Jackson, Wyoming to do some of the best snowboarding of our lives. It was our chance to get away from home for a week and have the best time of our lives. The trip out there was extremely boring driving through Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Possibly the three most boring states in the country. When we got out there we were all very impressed by the appearance of the city. This was obviously a tourist town....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1100 words
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