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New Jersey Vs. T.L.O. - Decision : Reasonable standard held to be proper standard for determining legality of searches conducted by public school officials. On March 7, 1980, a teacher at Piscataway High School in Middlesex County, N.J., found two girls smoking in the school lavatory, which was a violation of school code. The teacher took them to the Principles office where they met the Assistant Vice-Principle Theodore Choplick. Under questioning the first girl admitted smoking in the lavatory. The second girl, 14 year old freshman T.L.O., denied that she had smoked in the lavatory....   [tags: Legal Essays] 311 words
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Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters - Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters There are Chinese divers and Chinese gymnasts represented at the Olympics every year, and we participate in a plethora of other sports, but this one omission from the pantheon of athletes persists to this day, in both national and international competitions. The Chinese do not run. Therefore, at the beginning of my second year on the track team, I felt a little discouraged. During my freshman year, every meet I attended had one common denominator: the fast runners were African-American....   [tags: Papers] 314 words
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College Admissions Essay: I Will be a Writer! - I Will be a Writer. Two books helped me define myself as a writer, or rather, helped me decide what kind of writer I would be. The first was the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. I read it when I was a freshman in high school. By then, I had already begun to wrestle with questions of good and evil which I encountered in the novel and would later work with again and again in my poems. Perhaps because I had been raised Catholic, it made the novel more resonant for me, for I firmly believed in the existence of evil, as firmly as I believed in the existence of goodness and its power to transform, although at the end of the book, I had begun to realize that goodness alone is not always enough an...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 350 words
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Walking the Path of Discovery - Earning a college degree has always been one of my life goals. In the past, my main motivation was obtaining the title. However, in high school I was provided with a few research opportunities that greatly changed my understanding of research. Consequently, my motivation for earning a college degree has also changed. My research work with the department was one of the most significant research experiences I have had the opportunity to pursue. Essentially, this was my first glimpse into the real academic world....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 352 words
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The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs - The Effects of Social Surroundings on Views on Alcohol and Drugs How do one’s social surroundings effect their views on alcohol and drugs. Through a correlational study I hope to find out in what ways students are effected by their surroundings, and if it is truly this that makes them do things or if it is their own will. For example, say as a Freshman Johnny feels that “partying” is bad and he never wants to do it. By finding out why he feels this way and what types of activities he is involved in the research will be able to correlate that with the way he feels about “partying” 2-3 years later....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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Editorial - Letter to the Editor - Dear Editor, C. S. explains in his article “The Daily We,” the experiences that bring closeness in people that share a common identity. An experience that brings the knowledge of this is the recent freshman orientation that happened this past weekend. This brought closeness with all of the incoming students and warmth to be welcomed into the Dayton community. “The Daily We,” applies to this experience as a tool to understand the past weekend as complete fun. Throughout, the beautiful sunny day of August 28, upperclassmen helped new students put away their belongings....   [tags: Editorial Newspaper Article Letter] 420 words
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My Goals And Aspirations - It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied this senior year. But now that I know that one has to face the responsibilities for every decision one makes, I might be ready to make some smart ones.No, I do not think that I can become a brain surgeon or a world-renowned scientist or,...   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Traditional Values - Traditional Values Traditional values can sometimes sway us to do wrong things parallel to our own personal beliefs. People, places, and things shape these values and cause us to surrender to situations that neither influence nor hold our interest. This is a scary concept: What if one of these situations put our life or someone else’s life in danger. This is a question that crossed my mind when I thought about conformity in my life. One memory in particular involves my football team. As did Langston Hughes in his experience with conformity, I too felt pressure from my peers to do something I didn’t want to do....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 438 words
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The Most Important Thing To ME - The very first practice together was the most intimidating experience I have ever had. A group of freshman, including myself, were waiting in the Chorus room and then it was time. We walked into the double doors and the whole West Haven High School band was standing up and clapping. I thought to myself, “Why are they clapping?” After everyone was seated, our director, Mr. Crabtree said, “This is your family for the next four years.” It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I found out how much that really meant....   [tags: essays research papers] 449 words
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king henry college essay - A Changed Man Although my 2.0 grade point average during my first two years of high school does not indicate that I would be an Oxford candidate, I can assure you that I am. I was lacking perfection in most aspects of my life. In my first years of high school I experimented with some non- productive self destructive life styles, but I have changed for the better. So much, that my father, on his death bed, proclaimed me king of England. As king I learned many valuable lessons and made very important decisions....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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The Ethics of Buying College Work - The Ethics of Buying College Work With the advent of the internet, more written material is being published than ever before, including essays written to fulfill college assignments. Is it any wonder that many students, ill-prepared by a culture of quick-fix solutions, choose to buy essays available online and submit them dishonestly as their own work. No. It's predictable. Some say that only a jaded person would draw such conclusions. Perhaps. Nonetheless, the number of websites offering the quick sale of term papers to desperate students is exhaustive....   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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Privacy and the Invasion of Big Brother - Persuasive Essay: Privacy and the Invasion of "Big Brother" Although there are many things in today's world which effect the way in which I live and the way I will live, the issue that most concerns me is that of privacy and the invasion of "Big Brother. George Orwell was the first to put these concerns onto paper in his book "1984". In his book, Orwell talked about the invasion of government into our lives, the effect that it would have on our freedom and it's reprocusions in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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Personal Essay - I Welcome the Challenge - I have learned a great many things from playing soccer. It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life. Before my freshman year at Cool high school, I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. Soccer has altered all of these qualities. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of soccer. The players were split up and the game began. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't' t run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 479 words
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Graduation Speech: Make Your Own Rules - Good evening my name is Ben Rood I would like to share with you something that Michael Konda once said: "The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." I couldn't agree more. I am standing here today because for the last four years I have unknowingly followed this advice. It started my freshman year when I was in the right place at the right time. Due to the overcrowding here at AHS the Microsoft Windows NT class was changed to an after-school class....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 501 words
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Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball - Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I first started playing volleyball at a very young age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career started. My sister started playing in the seventh grade and I just wanted to follow her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just started out and really didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I tried my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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The Story of My Life - There she stands, five feet and four inches tall, attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Never did she imagine that time could pass as quickly as it did. She remembers graduating from the Hellenic American Academy as a sixth grader as if it was yesterday. She visualizes the photograph taken with her friend and her best friend, noticing her shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes in her white dress and cap. Then, just two years later, the same girl graduates from Ste Jeanne d’Arc School....   [tags: becoming a surgical nurse] 517 words
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Classroom Observation Report - The students that I observed in the classroom were of middle to high school. I went to see 8th, freshman, 10th , and seniors classes, they seemed excited and very curious to why I was there. The middle school was more alive and rambunctious while I observed them. The High school kids were more relaxed, more comical. Some were paying attention while others seemed tuned out to the lecture or involved in socialization with friends within the class. By the end of the class Mr. Hasgil had restored the attention of everyone by using tactics such as history jeopardy with candy as the prize with the high school kids....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report] 518 words
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My Least Favorite Class My Freshman Year - The class that I like the least my freshman year is government, not only did I find out after half of the semester that I did not need the class I found out that I could not drop the class because I had to have 12 credits for my financial aid to cover my classes. I was so mad at my advisor for putting me in a class that I did not need and putting me in a situation that I could not do anything about. So I finished the class and ended with a low grade because I did not enjoy the class. I did not like the teacher he made a lot of squiggly lines and boxes and circles and I need words not just random drawings on a dry erase board and that was not even the worst part I told him that I couldn’t un...   [tags: government college class] 519 words
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How Bullying has Affected the Entire Student Population or the School Climate - Everyone agrees that there are negative effects to the students who are being bullied. They are affected mentally, socially, and more often than not, are reluctant to attend school. There are many studies about bullying in school and the impact on the child who is being bullied, but there are not studies on how bullying has affected the entire student population or the school climate. This article focused their attention on the school wide impact of bullying. The study looked at 7,058 ninth graders in 289 schools in Virginia....   [tags: bullying, bulied, bully] 522 words
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower - To Be Infinite The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a poignant coming of age story about a teenage boy named Charlie who is entering into his freshman year of high school and trying to cope with death, life, friends, and sexuality. Chobosky does a remarkable job at describing all of these issues through the eyes of a shy, introvert teen. The reader will be shocked, amazed, and grateful to join Charlie in his walk down the road of realization and growing up. The story is actually written as a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous “friend”....   [tags: essays research papers] 524 words
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Graduation Speech: Show the World Your True Self - There was a time when I dreaded going to high school. During the weeks before I started my freshman year, all I could picture were mazes of hallways and classrooms, unfamiliar faces of students and teachers, and upperclassmen who loved to torture frightened freshmen. Fortunately, my visions were exaggerated. I soon got into the swing of things in high school. I figured out which teachers really did give you detention if you were late to class, which classmates were safe and those I didn't want as my lab partners....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 524 words
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College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight - College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight Starting college life is far from difficult; in fact it is fun starting a new way of life. Life without the constant objections from your parents and annoyance from your little sibling is one of the many advantages you gain from college. Cancelled classes, late night parties and deleterious amounts of food make college enjoyable; however, this can lead to weight gain. “Freshman 15” is not a myth and although you may not be unfortunate enough to gain 15 pounds, you might gain some weight....   [tags: Proposing a Solution Health Eating]
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Graduation Speech: Leaving the Coolest Place on Earth - When I was in middle school, I thought high school was the coolest place on earth. The kids who went to high school took real classes, like English instead of block. They studied history, not social studies. And their science classes had recognizable names like biology or chemistry, not Fast I and Fast II. They could drive; they could see R-rated movies. They got seven minute passing periods and pop machines. The last four years have not been one cool experience after another, like I imagined in middle school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 547 words
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Psychology - I woke to the alarming ring of the telephone. It was raining outside. The water formed on my windows as tear drops; it was if the sky was crying. The voice on the other line of the telephone was aquiver. " Tracy?" " Yeah?" " Danielle is sick." Danielle was my confidant from childhood. When she committed suicide, it made me think that something had to be done to interrupt these empty soles from feeling so detached. This is when my interests in psychology were born....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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What Parents and Students Search for When Choosing a College - College is a place where your parents send you right after high school in hopes of you bettering your education so that you can provide for yourself in the near future. Most students don’t just jump right into a school; they do a bit of research first. The main point’s parents and students search for when choosing schools are the retention rates, the location of the campus, programs of study the college offers, and the safety and crime rates. Many parents and students look to other students that have attended that college or university for help and guidance....   [tags: retention, location, safety, programs] 550 words
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Athletes No Longer Getting a Free Pass in College - Students are more focused on sports during college than their education. Which in the long run will affect them more. While the standards are increasing and student athletes not taking education serious enough there can or will be at risk. Standards for the incoming freshman class of 2016 are being increased. Many schools have decided that students who want to participate in sports need to have better grades. The number of core courses have been increased from 10 to 16 for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) eligibility....   [tags: sports, requirements, admissions] 558 words
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Crossing Social Circles: The Popular Group Versus Everyone Else - High school is a combat zone. Perhaps incognito, high school is vile in all ways, shapes, and forms. High school is destruction of humanity. From blondes to redheads, nerds to football players, and albinos to bronzed beauties, there is no fair play. The people we hang out with show who we “truly are”. And automatically we are put into cliques. These cliques define us, and we are only to hang out with them. Right. Every school has their own cliques of people; the nerds, the jocks, the preps, the fresas, the freaks, the Goths and etc....   [tags: Cliques, High School Experience, Personal Narrativ] 562 words
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Should the Accuplacer Exam Be Mandatory? - Accuplacer is entry test software which evaluates the performance of students. Accuplacer is a mandatory entry test, and has to be taken by all the freshmen’s according to Texas State Law. This test is used to evaluate the writing and mathematical skills of freshman’s. This test consist two major parts which are English and Mathematics. Moreover, English and Mathematics tests are divided into sub tests, which basically are used to evaluate essay writing, grammatical, reading, basic algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra skills....   [tags: education, college, test, academics ] 568 words
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Creating a High School Crest - Throughout the years, crests have represented people and families. Every picture is a symbol that tells something about that person or their heritage. For example, Carmel’s crest has many symbols that portray Carmel’s beliefs and values. I think my crest portrays me very well and some of the things I’m involved in at Carmel. I became a student at Carmel two years ago as a freshman. Throughout those years I have changed and gone through many experiences. As my symbol, I drew a flower. At first, the flower started out as a seed....   [tags: Crests, ] 578 words
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A Letter to College Freshmen Students - As a new freshman entering this Community College, you will be discovering and experiencing many new things about the world in which you live and yourself. The jump from high school to college can be a very scary but exciting experience. I have some valuable advice for you on how to make this transition smoother and an enjoyable experience rather than a scary and lonely one. My number one piece of advice is for you to enter this experience with an open mind. If you come into this new situation with a good outlook and a positive attitude, your experience will be a lot more rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Sobering Studies - Sobering Studies A new study found students who doubt their abilities to handle bad moods or bad situations are more prone to drinking. This is just the latest in a number of alcohol studies coming out in relation to college students. College students are always easy targets for these surveys, since many students are finally away from their mother's nest for the first time and feel free to go out more times than Friday and Saturday nights. What is obvious is there are as many reasons or excuses to drink as there are drinks themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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Overview of San Diego State University and Admissions - San Diego State University was founded to educate elementary school teachers in 1897, making it the oldest university in the geographic region. The original training center for students was a room located over a retail establishment in the city. By the 1930s, the university had its own 17-acre campus and began to expand to offer additional majors. Today, 20,000 students each year are able to enroll in majors such as science, business and engineering at a larger campus with multiple specialized buildings....   [tags: College, California] 597 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Human Resources Management - I am Committed to Human Resources Management The decision for me to become an industrial relations major was not really my own, I have to admit. My uncle, a human resource manager with Welch-Allyn, spent the majority of every holiday gathering throughout my senior year of high school trying to dissuade me from becoming a business major. He would tell me, "This is a rare undergraduate degree and a growing field." Then he would frighten me by saying, "We have very similar personalities, so you would be a fantastic H.R....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 600 words
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Moving Away From Home - Move-in day is always remembered as one of the most frenetic and nerve-racking events in a freshman's year. Take into account the lack of space or time for everything that must be purchased, assembled or hung which makes the task that much more annoying. Now think how much harder the day turn out to be when three people are anticipated to fit into a room planned for two. Within a forced triple or what some call a “enhanced double” there contains everything an ordinary double dorm has. The additions in a triple are an extra desk, a wardrobe to serve as a closet, and an added upper bunk bed....   [tags: university, dormitories, roommates] 602 words
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Critique of Research Design - Critique of Research Design The purpose of this critique is to analyze the design of a research study conducted by; Donna Kazemi, Maureen Levine, Jacek Dmochowski, Mary Nies, and Linman Sun called “Effects of Motivational Interviewing Intervention on Blackouts Amoung College Freshman”. It was accepted in January 21st, 2013 and was published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. This study was conducted on 188 volunteer freshmen at a southern university. Kazemi et al. (2013) state the goals of the study were to see if motivational interviewing (MI) worked as an effective intervention to reduce blackouts among freshman, who partook in high-risk drinking or drug use, during a sixth month per...   [tags: critique of research design]
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A Reader Response to The Lie - A Reader Response to The Lie Pleasing people and the pressure that comes with it. This is a major factor in one's everyday life. Eli Remenzel, however, has been caught in the middle of just one of the many lies he will ever tell. It just happens to be that this lie was one that would make a lot of people disappointed. In the short story "The Lie", the parents, and Eli's actions make me angry. However, I can definitely relate to what Eli is going through. To start with, I got extremely annoyed with the mother throughout the story....   [tags: Lie Essays] 609 words
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Online Communication among Youth - Technology has provided people with the means to do things that would other wise be impossible. However, while technology has provided the ability to communicate with people halfway across the world, some believe it has limited the interaction with those who are closest. Yahoo, MSN and AOL are not only top e-mail providers but also offer 'real time' messaging, or instant messaging. Instant messaging has far replaced e-mail as a form of communicating, especially among youth. According to a 2005 study done by Pew Internet and the American Life Project on the social impact of the Internet, 59 percent of individuals under the age of 30 were more likely to instant message....   [tags: Facebook Instant Messaging IM Social Networking]
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tough choices - I was asked to think back about something memorable and to write an essay about a life’s lesson learned. In high school, soccer was very important to me. It was my favorite sport. My freshman year I decided to pick and focus on only one of the many sports I had played in the passed. I came to the conclusion that I should play soccer considering it was one I was strongest at. I also enjoyed soccer more than the other sports I had played because it was a tough sport, which was a challenge to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 623 words
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Scholarship Application on Study Habits - If an incoming freshman asked me to help them with their study habits, I would give them tips based on my previous experiences at high school. There are so many tips I could give them but I’ll narrow it down to the ten most important that I’ll continue to use throughout my college education. Ninth grade can be a tough year getting used to the new surroundings and the amount of work that is now expected. It can be quite overwhelming but with the tips I’m about to give, freshman year will go by much smoother....   [tags: college, breaks, healthy] 626 words
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Fictional Writing - Fictional Writing The bus came to a slow but steady stop. Mike grabbed his Jansport backpack as he lifted himself up from the green seat at the back of the bus. Saying goodbye to his fellow classmates, Mike and his neighborhood friends piled off the bus. Walking up the long hill with one strap of his backpack on his shoulder, Mike said, “Hey Erin, are you going to the dance tomorrow?” “I think so. How about you?” “I’m not sure what were going to do,” said Mike in a cool manner....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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Graduation Speech - When I was chosen to speak tonight, I thought that as a track athlete it would be appropriate to compare life to a race. Life is a race, a race to each milestone in our lives. Kindergarten through fifth grade we had just entered ourselves into the race called education. We were about to test our strengths and find our weaknesses. The first day of kindergarten we weren't exactly sure what we were in for. Some of us began to write our names and learn to read, while others ate Elmer's glue and pulled little girls' pigtails -- you know who you are....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 633 words
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Tips for Having a Successful Freshman Year - College is the time when a person goes from being a kid to a young adult. This is also the time when a person is on his or her own but also needs to learn how to be responsible at the same time. But as time goes by, we students have learned the hard way that it’s extremely easy to let that freedom get to our heads and go a bit overboard causing us to screw something up. Studies have shown that students who’d never had a problem doing homework find themselves failing tests when there’s no one around to motivate them to attend class....   [tags: college life] 636 words
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My Music Is an Expression of Myself - Music played a sparingly important role in our lives to illustrate, that it could cure depression that we could have experienced through our continuous life. Music may bring back memories from the past that could be notably, as our childhood and regrets we had may experience. Music could be different in many tones such as, many colors that would resemble remedy of the song or how the artist may feel about themselves. For example, music could be a rhythm that dancer may use to express through art of movement to show how they are feeling....   [tags: personal account and reflection] 640 words
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Becoming a Leader in High School - ... I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was always dying to exit because of my lack of interest, which propelled me towards thinking to quit school completely. My tardiness for classes was far beyond unacceptable as I kept hiding to smoke on campus....   [tags: leader, experience, freshman, path] 643 words
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Senpai, Another Protector in Japan - Senpai, Another Protector in Japan In America, differences of age and status do not affect the relationship between people as they do in Japan. Students can talk to professors in very casual ways. A freshman and a senior in college can be good friends. In Japan, however, when Japanese people get together, their behaviors are influenced by an awareness of the order and rank of each person within the group according to age and social status. Respect to seniors is a social obligation that cannot be neglected....   [tags: Essays Papers] 644 words
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The Effects of Small Loans to Those in Need - ... Liya was sent to her uncle’s house, where she was mistreated by her aunt. This made life very tough for Liya, it seemed as though her childhood was ripped out of her hands, forcing her to grow up fast. In order to support herself Liya began selling vegetables in her village market in order to help provide for her family. Soon enough Liya got married and had four children. Her husband’s business wasn’t doing well and he wasn’t able to provide for his family, so he eventually abandoned Liya and the children, leaving her to be the primary supporter and parent of her growing family....   [tags: culminating freshman year project] 647 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: The FIRST Engineering Competition - The FIRST Engineering Competition It was just the second week of school, and I had mustered up all my courage to venture to the nether regions of our school known as the basement to attend the first meeting of the newly forming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. When I walked into room one, the newly proclaimed FIRST headquarters, I looked around with apprehension, and I noticed that I did not recognize a single face in the room. Nervously, I took a seat, and Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 648 words
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Say Goodbye to the Freshman 15 - As obesity rates increase, the U.S solidifies an example of culturally influenced weight problems and is regarded as one of the fattest nations in the world. College campuses in the U.S. are the perfect example of cultural weight gain. The large number of freshmen gaining the stereotypical “freshman 15” can be explained through poor diet and exercising practices developed in college and the university’s dining options. It is a common concern for approaching college students to gain fifteen pounds while adjusting to school life....   [tags: health and wellness awareness programs]
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Adolescent Substance Abuse - The War Against Terrorism is not the only war America is fighting. Today we are fighting the greatest battle of all: the war on drugs. Thousands of kids in this country die every year from drug overdoses, drug-related crime, or drug-related diseases. Joe's story is a testimony to the horror of drug use in America. It is a wake-up call for the public which chooses to turn its back on this epidemic that steals our children from us, turns brother against brother and tears families apart. Perhaps we will start to realize that this is not a problem only in urban communities, that not only the poor kids become addicted to drugs, and that this cancer affects everyone, regardless of race, re...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays] 663 words
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What I Learned in My Freshman Class of Composition 1 - This course was the first course I took as an incoming freshman, as anyone could imagine I was scared and nervous at the same time. Also since it is a writing course; I was hesitant if I wanted to continue in the class because writing is very challenging for me as an immigrant. Returning from summer break, I found it extremely tough to continue where I left off with my writing skills from high school. The fear of writing that my old high school teacher instilled in me did not help my writing anxiety either....   [tags: personal reflection] 670 words
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What My Education Means to Me - What my education means to me “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” ― Malcolm X. (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/education?page=2) Education, to me, was a passport that I had almost missed. Education was a plane that was ready to take off and leave me behind. This is my story of how much my education means to me. It all goes back to elementary school. For me, as an elementary student, bullying had taken its toll already. From the first grade majority of my friends had found cooler girls to be around....   [tags: personal narrative] 692 words
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The Changes Of Jerome Renault - Jerry Renault in The Chocolate War appears to be “going with the flow”—trying out for football, checking out girls—but his inner character drives him to differ. He fights to grasp his feelings and lacks self-confidence when he needs it most. As Jerry begins to unearth his inner-self, other obstacles and ideas dealing with certain emotions arise. As he progresses and reaches a level of comprehension, he grows closer to his goal—a sense of self-rule. Jerry seems to be a typical freshman, in a period of experimentation—trying out for the team, dreaming about girls, reading “girlie magazines,” but he also appears to be a dazed and confused one....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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