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Nerds and Geeks

- The titles of nerd and geek could in some ways be considered objective but, looking deep enough one should be able to find a subjective and definite definition. These can be found by looking into some dictionaries the article as the author does in, “Nerd, Geek, Dweeb, Twerp — In Computer Lingo, Which One Are You?” in Community College Week by Reid Goldsborough. He finds that many of these definitions do not agree and looks to see if there is a definite answer and makes an attempt to find a modernized answer....   [tags: Goldsborough, Oscar de Leon, devotion]

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Smart people Nerds or Not?

- Stereotypes and misconceptions are just false presumptions of groups. Misconceptions are just wrong ideals of groups that have been formed because of a lack of information on a group or been told false information about the group from the individuals who are biased of the group. While stereotypes are false presumptions of groups formed because of a small percentages in the groups who are extremely ideal and fit the stereotypical views said of the group. Many of the individuals of the groups are most likely enraged that the mass of the public believe these stereotypes just because of these handful of stereotypical extremists....   [tags: misconceptions, stereotypes, outcasts]

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Smart People Nerds or Not?

- Are stereotypes and misconceptions just false presumptions of groups. Stereotypes are false presumptions of groups formed because of a small percentage in the groups who are extremely ideal and fit the stereotypical views said of the group. Stereotypes are also formed because stereotypes are at most times just old views of the groups from the past that were true at that point in time. Many of the individuals of the groups are most likely enraged that the mass of the public believe these stereotypes just because of those handful of stereotypical extremists....   [tags: sterotypes, misconceptions, group of people]

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Nerds of the Football World

- Nerds of the Football World It’s a typical Fall Sunday afternoon and millions of people are huddled around their televisions at home, or at sports bars watching their local team’s battle on the gridiron for football supremacy. Meanwhile, a growing number of the most diehard football fanatics are sitting around their computers. Why aren’t they watching the game you may wonder. It’s simple. A new phenomenon called Fantasy Football is sweeping the nation. The goal of fantasy football is to compile a group of players taken from the National Football League (NFL) that will out perform your opponents....   [tags: Sports Athletics Media Essays]

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America Needs Its Nerds By Russell Baker 's Essay, School Vs. Education

- A Homeschooler’s Point Of View My school education before coming to Missouri Western was not like most students. Most students went to a public or private school from Pre-K through high school, but before my freshman year of college I hadn’t even stepped foot in an English class. Since I was homeschooled from Preschool through high school, I didn’t get to experience having teachers, being in the same classroom with friends, being involved in school sporting events, or being stereotyped as popular, a jock, a nerd, or one of the other labels, but most of my friends went to either a public or private...   [tags: Teacher, Education, Private school, School]

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Types of College Students

- You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and it’s your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is the show-off type of people who puts off their homework assignments until the last minute....   [tags: Free Classification Essays]

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The Kinds Of Students At Burlington Central High School

- The Kinds of Students at Burlington Central High School. Every high school has their own unique groups of student that can be seen around campuses. Here are some of the different groups of student that you’ll see at Burlington Central High Schools: scouts, nerds, popular kids, and the want to be gangsters. Scouts are kids who are involved in a boy scouts troop and their friends participate in Boy Scout related activities. In addition, most scouts tend to share same common characteristics, personality traits, and a similar mindset....   [tags: High school, College, Boy Scouts of America]

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The Vs. The Golden Era

- Brawn versus Brain The golden era is a period where something becomes the best it could ever be and is the highest point in a cultural advancement. In the golden era intellectuals were worshipped for their advancements in art, poetry, music, and literature, philosophy and science, “The term ‘golden age’ generally relate to things past and should not be applied to present events or cultural developments”. (Ellis-Christensen) Where would the world be without nerds. Our iPhone, Wi-Fi, and internet would just cease to exist without these smart and important people that have made such a tremendous difference in our lives such as Steve Jobs....   [tags: Nobel Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Marie Curie]

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Bill Gates And Its Impact On Computer Society

- Do you know any achievement of celebrities who are famous for IT. Bill Gates, Steve Jabs are very famous IT celebrities, but we don’t know their details of contributions in computer society. Many celebrities isn’t only the people who develop computer environment, but other computer scientists also improve the computer notation and technologies. Having personal computer, searching a lot of articles, and contacting to a friend are from anguishes of computer scientists. They had researched computer technologies and had thought about improving computer system....   [tags: Personal computer, Computer]

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An Observation Report Of Calculus Students

- An Observation Report of Calculus Students in Pittsboro N.C. When given a day to work on any subject as a study day in a calculus class, someone might think that those calculus students will be solely working on calculus related work. This scenario is not the case in one BC Calculus class in Northwood. These students given the opportunity to work on anything gave the chance for an observer to identify some social stereotypes in a high school and relations among students. Most of the students were juniors who had to take the American College Test (ACT) the next day- only a few chose to study for the test, while the rest of the class worked on other classwork or conversed together....   [tags: High school, Education, Observation, Stereotype]

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Nerd Culture

- Dork, dweeb, geek, techie, or trekkie. What is a nerd. Dr. Suess first used the word “nerd” in 1950 it described a “small, unkempt, humanoid creature with a large head and a comically disapproving expression”. Newsweek, just a year later, reported the word beginning to take on a derogatory meaning as someone who is dull, and rigidly conventional. Over the next two decades, the meaning of the word did not improve. In 1971, The Observer called nerds, “people who don't live meaningful lives,” and The Chicago Tribune put it simply in 2002, “silicon valley”....   [tags: Internet]

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juinot Diaz

- When you see someone characterize someone else as a nerd, what do you generally think about this person, what if this same person is characterized as a geek. Most people generally hold a negative connotation with one of these titles, some see it as the geek and some see it as the nerds. Oscar De Leon and Yunior from Juinot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can be classified as members of either of these groups in some ways. There are ways that they fit in and ways that they don’t but first, in order to see how Oscar and Yunior fit into the geek or nerd classifications or not the criteria must be defined....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Invention Of The Desktop Computer

- The Invention of the Desktop Computer and Its Development Through To Today Conor Benetz The origins of the desktop computer date back centuries, specifically to 500 B.C. and the Chinese abacus (Davis, R.M.,“Evolution of Computers and Computing,” Science, 1977). In the generations that followed, inventors around the world continued to improve on that device, until, by the mid-twentieth century, engineers and scientists were developing increasingly complicated devices that could perform far more advanced calculations....   [tags: Computer, ENIAC, Personal computer]

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Sixteen Candles, by John Hughes

- Director John Hughes does it again. In Sixteen Candles, he captures the essence of high school from the views of the nerds to the jocks. Depicted in the daily lives of the main characters, he shows even back in 1984, there is a division by popularity and grade. The struggles and pressures students faced are the same as what students are faced with in today’s high schools. This movie relates to teens year after year, generation after generation. Just as the author William Zinsser states in College Pressures, “They are too young to be prisoners of their parents’ dreams and their classmates’ fears” (385)....   [tags: sixteen candles, john hughes]

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The Social Life Of College

- Focus paper Last year, I walked past the Den, which is a student lounge at school, and heard a lot of noise coming from that room. I was wondering what all that noise was about, but I was too shy to go in there to find out what all the commotion was about. At many times, I felt socially awkward because I had stopped taking my ADHD medicine, and did not know how to interact well with people. The medicine used to cause me to be very quiet during lunch and other social times at school. The people in the Den had no interpersonal relationships with me because I never went to the Den to make friends or find out what was going on....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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Bullying Is A Person Who Uses Force Or Mean Tactics

- What is bullying. Bullying is a person who uses force or mean tactics to show they are superior to another. Bullying happens mostly in high school and middle school where teens try to figure out who they are. When they figure it out or they think that they have, they join those groups, such as the popular group, the smart group, the athletic group, etc. However, there can be a group that thinks they are superior. A bully can have many different reasons why they bully; such as they think they have the right to look down on their inferiors, out of boredom, justice towards other bullies, or for attention....   [tags: Bullying, High school, Social psychology, Abuse]

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The United States And The Power Of Words

- Words that we use to dehumanize people as the time progresses become more and more accepted. High School students often use names to classify each other into groups called cliques. After a clique is formed that makes it possible for bullying because that makes a barrier between groups of people. “Once language draws that line, all kinds of mistreatment become imaginable, and then justifiable”(Lakoff 16). author Robin Lakoff states in From Ancient Greece to Iraq, the Power of Words in war time. Over time the words in war we use become more and more accepted for example the word Communist-derived from the word communism meaning a "society in which all property is publicly owned and each person...   [tags: World War II, Iraq War, Communism]

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A Analysis On Wound Bed Preparation

- Wound bed preparation extends the existing practice of using a holistic approach to evaluate and remove all barriers to healing, so that wound repair can progress normally. The overall goal of management is to achieve a stable wound that has healthy granulation tissue and one that is characterized by a well-vascularized wound bed. Therefore, the way in which chronic wounds are viewed and managed should be based on a model that is both different from the acute wound paradigm and representative of the complex nature of nonhealing ulcers....   [tags: Wound healing, Chronic wound, Wound, Healing]

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The Big Score By Daniel Mcginn

- Americans always have educational judgment at the tips of their shallow, stubborn tongues. We just continue to throw money at education without getting the goals of what needs to happen fully developed. Aside from this issue of where we need to be when graduating a grade level, we have ones that could be fixed if we could just focus more within the states. The education system has many different problems including standardized tests, censorship of curriculum, and bullying of students which are most troubling to me because rarely, do we take steps to fix these problems....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Standardized test]

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Sociolinguistic Field: The Nerd Community

- 1.What problems might exist for sociolinguistic studies that group speakers into speech communities, and how does the Communities of Practice model address these issues. One of the first speech communities` problems stated by Bucholtz is that it is a theory that can only be applied to a sociolinguistic field .It is not useful to any other related discipline as its focus limits to study language and ignores all other elements that are crucial in human and social interactions. Moreover, speech communities analyses sociolinguistic aspects in a macro level so it is not possible to study identity through it together with the problematic and struggle emerging during its performance....   [tags: speech patterns, linguistic changes]

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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]

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Dose it really matter?

- Bob Chase explains in "Fear of Heights" that society praises those who are popular or who made a name for themselves in extracurricular activities. Likewise, they frown upon those who 'hide' behind books and socialize with only two or three friends. As Bob Chase explains however, the changing U.S. economy requires workers with high-tech skills, which requires a high level of learning. With society unwilling to change its view on popular students as opposed to those who will become the next doctor, scientist, etc., it seems that the U.S....   [tags: Bob Chase, Fear of Heights]

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Essay of Definition-Social Pressures of School

- “Essay of Definition”-Social Pressures of School Parents never really give their teens enough credit these days. A teens mistake is a parents reason to bring the whole world down on us. Support and comfort may be the only thing we teens want, but it’s the only thing most of us don’t get. Being a teen is one of the hardest periods of any single persons lifetime. Among all things, school; (specifically the hallways) is generally what stems all teen anxiety and stress. The hallways of Olympic High School is one full of intense motions and movements....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis of The Episode Pilot From The Show Glee by Ryan Murphy

- Glee: Defying the Mainstream The herd will take care of it” (Glee). This is not a reference to cattle but rather a reference to high school students; this quote was said by a teacher on the show Glee, indicating that students enforce the status quo. Ironically, this show does the opposite. The episode “Pilot” from the show Glee by Ryan Murphy is unique for television shows because it reverses the stereotypical views of society, and this essay will analyze it by summarizing the show, applying the Rhetorical Method and the Gender & Sexuality Method, discussing an outside source to further explain the creators motives regarding the show, and evaluating the text as a whole....   [tags: mainstream, gender, sexuality, finn, rachel]

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Film Review : Queen Bees And Wannabes By Rosalind Wiseman

- Think back to high school, if your high school experience was anything like North Shore High School than you could relate to the mean girls, cliques, and drama. Mean Girls is a teenage film that focuses on social cliques in high school, the damaging effects it has on teenage identity, and the way they see the world. The film is based on the novel Queen Bees and Wannabes written by Rosalind Wiseman. The movie focuses on the manners in which high school females form cliques, rely on social identity, and demonstrate patterns of aggressive teenage behavior....   [tags: Social psychology, Sociology, High school]

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A Guide that Will Help You Through High School

- High school is fun when you get to know the different types of people there. If you don’t, you get confused and frustrated because you meet all these different types of people, and you can’t find the ones you have things in common with. No worries. I am here to help. I have provided a guide that will give you the attributes of the different types of high school students and help you to quickly identify them. When I got into high school, it took me a while to put majority of these students into these four major groups....   [tags: high school, student types, highschoolers]

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Can You Ever Escape Those High School Labels?

- In high school most students receive a label it seems inevitable, but what each teen does with the label is up to him or her. The label a student receives and sticks with him or her will either make or break them. Some people go through life trying to live up to the label that they were given and some spend all of their time trying to run away from it or prove it false every chance they get. What most don’t understand is that they are the one who decides who they want to be or who they will become in a way each person labels themselves....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, College]

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Graduation Speech : High School Students

- In today’s society teachers are losing control of their high school classrooms. However, very select few teachers are able to control their students. In order to control a classroom a teacher must first make a connection with their students. So the teacher can get a better understanding on what their students are going through. High school students are more difficult to control than elementary school students. Achievements goals in a high school classroom are much different from the achievements goals in a middle or elementary school classroom....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Middle school, Education]

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High Social Pressure On College Students

- As we move into the future, college graduates are becoming less prepared for the workforce. The skills that employers are demanding either aren’t being properly taught, or aren’t being properly learned. It seems that an increasing number of studies are being published on “Why America is becoming dumber,” or “Increasing Stupidity in America,” when in fact it is the complete opposite. America isn’t becoming dumber; it’s just becoming more social. While employers look for their employees to have skills such as teamwork and research skills, they appear to be recruiting from a pool of applicants who are more skilled in the art of taking selfies and playing beer pong....   [tags: Sociology, University, Alcoholic beverage]

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High School Sports And Social Status

- For some people, high school is just a place to make friends and be popular and others use high school to get somewhere in their lives and be successful. Most students gravitate towards popularity and neglect their grades causing them to have problems later on in their adult lives. The real problem with students valuing sports and social status over making good grades and being a good student is the faculty, allowing it to happen by not recognizing other school activities during announcements and pep rallies....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, College]

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I Just Love Writing Essay

- If someone were to say “I just love writing essays!” How would one interpret it. Would someone believe that the person speaking that sentence was serious and that they actually enjoyed writing essays. Or, would they think that the person was being sarcastic and that they actually do not enjoy writing essays. There is no right answer to any of these questions; it all depends on the context in which the person is speaking of. While one person may think that the speaker actually enjoys writing essays, another person may think that the speaker is using sarcasm as a form of verbal communication to show that they do not in fact enjoy writing essays....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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Movie Review : Video Games

- Pixels is a new movie in the genre of science fiction-action-comedy or games to movies genera. But like many of the movies beforehand in this minor genera of movies it stunk getting hammer with bad review and horrid scores, a good synopsis of why this movie was even created can be found in Roy Graham review of the movie this movies Pixels from this review it can be seen that Roy Graham knows a lot about 2 things 1 is movies the other is video games so from this interesting perspective we can see how the media incorrectly illuminates gaming in the current day....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Video game genres, Game]

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Media 's Influence On Society

- Media has an influence on society like no other. Media creates stereotypes in society in many different ways, making people think differently about a culture or portraying how a certain group of people act differently. Kenji Yoshino, the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault On Our Civil Rights talks about covering, which “is to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream” (Yoshino 552). Jennifer Pozner is an American author, anti-racist feminist, media critic, and public speaker....   [tags: Stereotype, Woman, Media studies, Stereotypes]

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The Profile : Computer Science

- The Profile: Computer Science Computer scientists are stereotypically mistaken for nerds. Society sees them as geeks who spend almost their entire life staring at a monitor. "Another historic issue has been the nerd stereotype, or the related perception that computer science is only for boys, both of which reduce “coolness” among teenagers and thus student turnout," said Hadi Partovi, the founder/investor of Quora. In a Forbes article Partovi mentioned the problem with how society views computer enthusiasts as a group of people....   [tags: Computer science, Computer, Computer programming]

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The Generation Of The Technology

- A Misunderstood Generation The generation of the technology, the delayed life choices, the impatience, the reliance on our parents, more commonly known as Generation Y or Millennials, is the generation born between 1980 and 2000. Older generations are always finding fault with what we, the Millennials, do or say or didn’t do or didn’t say. The world is changing so fast, we can hardly keep up. It is bad enough we have to push to learn as much as we can and apply the knowledge effectively, let alone being criticized for every move we make by our elders, who don’t really seem to help matters but complicate them....   [tags: Generation Y, Strauss and Howe, Unemployment]

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Social Groups Of High School

- In High school, there typically is a stereotypical division of students that distinguishes what social group one is a part of, from Preps, Jocks and athletes , Band Geeks, Nerds, Stoners, Drama Queens, Jerk Guys/Bullies, Goths; we have all come to interact with these individuals. Turning our focus on these group of guys who have always been the most popular, they are enthusiast in a specified activity, in this case being athletic supporters. Infatuating both junior and senior girls, mocking and terrifying geeks and nerds, jocks are play a significant role in social groups today....   [tags: Sociology, High school, Social stratification]

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Morning Calm Rising Sun

- The contemporary nations of South Korea and Japan have been the home to two of the oldest and most cultured societies in human history. The vast East China Sea that has separated the two countries caused the evolution of two different civilizations, dissimilar by language, food, tradition, and culture. Although this may be true at first glance, a deeper probing of these two nations reveals many striking similarities, even in areas that may seem contrary. The culture of Japan is a mix of old traditions and new, modern trends....   [tags: Asian History]

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More Than Freaky Fast

- More Than “Freaky Fast” “Hi there, what can we get make you today?” A phrase very similar or exactly like this is heard all too often when working in the food industry. An innocent and rather mundane phrase at first glance, however it provides more information than advertised. Language is something that is involved in every aspect of our life; there is not a second that goes by without some incorporation of reference to language. While it may not always be explicit, language influences and shapes our lives in many ways....   [tags: food industry, language, ideology, SAE]

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Short Reviews of Books

- Salvation: This short story made me feel very questionable. The young kid in the story, Langston, makes you seriously question if there really is a Lord. Langston tells of how when being saved by the lord he felt nothing, as if there really wasn’t a Lord there to save him. Although he only agreed to be saved due to pressure from his family it really made him questions his faith. When reading this story you really start to make yourself think what if. The main thing you have to remember when reading a story like this is faith....   [tags: faith, cruel, lord]

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The Evolution Of The Pc And Microsoft

- The Evolution of the PC and Microsoft Xerox, Apple, IBM, and Compaq all played major roles in the development of the Personal Computer, or ³PC,² and the success of Microsoft. Though it may seem so, the computer industry did not just pop-up overnight. It took many years of dedication, hard-work, and most importantly, thievery to turn the personal computer from a machine the size of a Buick, used only by zit-faced ³ nerds,² to the very machine I am typing this report on. Xerox started everything off by creating the first personal computer, the ALTO, in 1973....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative

- Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers]

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Teen Social Classes

- My high school was like any other, and within its walls, you could find the standard division of teen culture played out in three main categories: the popular kids, the nerds & the metal heads. Though the names of each clique may change from one generation to the next, the roles remain the same. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made history when they beseiged their high school in the deadliest massacre ever recorded in United States history for an American high school. In the aftermath of Columbine, the writings and videos left behind by the shooters made it clear that they were enraged by the low-level position imposed on them by the upper echelon of their classmates....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Seinfeld Axiom

- In his book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, David Anderegg uses an episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Abstinence,” to make an argument about nerds and sex, called the Seinfeld Axiom. His argument states that the absence of sex in George’s life, caused by his girlfriend’s Mononucleosis, actually caused him to get smarter and when he finally has sex in the end of the episode and lost touch with his new knowledge, that it was sex that caused him to get “stupid” again. Yet, deeper into the episode, Anderegg blatantly ignores that a second main character, Elaine, faces abstinence with opposite effects....   [tags: Television]

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Starting a Business: Personal Computers Repair

- PC Repair will give machine help in both a counseling and specialized ability to little entrepreneurs as sick as home PC clients. Since PC Repair is presently a small time operation, its development in the initial three months will be restricted by the manager's ability to finish work. Notwithstanding, these initial three months are basic for securing my dependability and a notoriety for accomplishing the employment rapidly and sick. I will concentrate on conveying astounding administration, and utilizing the great expressions of mouth from this starting period to system with other potential customers....   [tags: market segmentation, business market]

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The English Language Is Absolutely Insane

- The English language is absolutely insane. With all the tiny rules and idiosyncrasies, mistakes are bound to be made by someone speaking and or writing in the language. These are the tiny rules that could make someone pull their hair out in frustration, the tiny rules that could plunge someone into the infinite realm of insanity. There are people who think that English should be spoken correctly or not at all (generally punishable by genocide). There are people who think that the other group is a sad bunch of nerds who need a life....   [tags: England, English language, William Shakespeare]

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Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution

- Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution Let’s take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It’s not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community was only a few nerds building simple computers from hobby kits. When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers, Inc., in Jobs garage, the reach for success seemed far....   [tags: Technology Computers Steve Jobs]

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The History of Computers

- The History of Computers Thousands of years ago calculations were done using people’s fingers and pebbles that were found just lying around. Technology has transformed so much that today the most complicated computations are done within seconds. Human dependency on computers is increasing everyday. Just think how hard it would be to live a week without a computer. We owe the advancements of computers and other such electronic devices to the intelligence of men of the past. The history of the computer dates back all the way to the prehistoric times....   [tags: Computers Technology Essays]

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The History of Computers

- The History of Computers In order to fully understand the history of computers and computers in general, it is important to understand what it is exactly that lead up to the invention of the computer. After all, there was a time when the use of laptops, P.C.s, and other machines was unthinkable. Way back in the fourth century B.C., the abucus was an instrument used for counting in Babylonia. Many scholars believe that it likely started out as pebbles being moved over lines drawn in the dirt and then evolved into a more complex counting tool (Aspray 7)....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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America's Salad

- America today is more accurately portrayed with a salad bowl metaphor than a melting pot. The melting pot metaphor implies that all the ingredients are combined and create a homogenous mixture (the same everywhere); the salad bowl illustrates that while we all contribute to the flavor each ingredient is still its own. As Joel Swerdlow illustrated in his article “Changing America”, “10 percent of America’s 281 million residents were born in other countries, the largest percent in U.S. history”(Swerdlow)....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Adolescence Portraits : Jake And The Crowd Structure Over Time And Peer Groups Influence On Psychosocial Development

- Adolescence Portraits: Jake The changes in Clique and Crowd Structure over Time and Peer Groups influence on psychosocial development. Jack is an individual who has struggled all his life to understand how friendships work and what is expected of him to make them work. In Jacks youngest years keeping friends were easy, he remembers playing with all the kids on the block and having his best memories of his best friend at the time, Jason. However, as Jack goes through elementary and middle school, his need for glasses, appearance, and love for academics become a burden to him and this is the first time Jack starts to lose friends because of it....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, High school]

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`` Spare Parts : Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, And The Battle For The American Dream

- What Is a Stereotype. The definition of a stereotype is any commonly known public belief about a certain social group or a type of individual. Stereotypes are often created about people of specific cultures or races. Stereotyping is a big problem, and everyone can be affected by it. There are many ways to stereotype a person such as, all white Americans are obese, lazy, and dumb, men who spend too much time on the computer or read are geeks, that all Mexicans are lazy and came into America illegally, all Arabs and Muslims are terrorists, or that all Americans are generally considered to be friendly, generous, and tolerant....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Racism Is An Act Of Having Hatred Or No Acceptance Of A Person

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Children 's Literature : An Influential Tool For Multicultural Learning And Teaching

- “Authentic children’s books that include a variety of cultures can help future generations view people in different parts of the world, or even those in their own neighborhood, as equal members of society” (Morgan, 2009, 187). According to Madsen (2012), children’s literature can have a powerful message about social and moral behaviors and ideas which can be an influential tool for Multicultural learning and teaching. As stated in Gopalakrishnan (2011), in classrooms today, there is diversity of students and having multicultural children’s literature, especially authentic from an insider’s perspective allows students to have a discussion with students’ experience and their learning....   [tags: United States]

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The Environmental And Experiential Influences On A Person 's Actions And Behavior

- The learning perspective is the science that studies the environmental and experiential influences on a person’s actions and behavior. In the learning perspective, scientists have proposed two ideas that explain why people behave the way they do; these are behaviorism and social-cognitive learning theory. Behaviorism includes two theories: classical conditioning, and operant conditioning (McLeod, Psychology Perspectives, 2007). Classical conditioning proposes that behavior, attitudes, and responses are developed by associations....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, Behavior]

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The And Self Worth All Human Beings Are Conscious Of Their Appearance

- Lookism and Self-Worth All human beings are conscious of their appearance. Society conditions the individual to meet distinct appearance criteria and sets forth an image that is deemed “attractive”. This struggle to fit norms, known as lookism, is discriminatory in its nature. Defined in 2000 by the oxford dictionary as “’prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of appearance’”, this new “ism” has risen to the surface in recent years (Ambrosetti 52), showing the prominence of its affects. Human beings construct circumstances that rule their realities....   [tags: Discrimination, Sociology]

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The Impact of Stereotypes on Teens at Point Loma High School

- The Impact of Stereotypes on Teens at PLHS 1.)Stereotypes and racism have always been an issue in this and many other societies.Teenagers are commonly the most impacted by stereotypes, not unlike most teens at Point Loma High School. To further analyze this, my class read “How a Self-Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance” by Shankar Vedantam, a science correspondent for NPR. In his informative article, Vedantam discusses how research proves that self-fulfilling stereotypes can drag down many individuals’ performance....   [tags: race, test performance]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of. Cohen 's You Can 't Read This Book

- Methods Used To Persuade The Audience In You Can’t Read This Book Many people do not fully understand how censorship still occurs today. They think of censorship as a relic of a bygone era and do not realize how it continues to affect contemporary society, despite the Internet and most democracies allowing for free speech. In Nick Cohen’s You Can’t Read This Book, Cohen persuades the audience that censorship is still a relevant issue. Cohen appeals to the audience’s values and uses the rhetorical mode of scene narration in order to convince the audience that there should be very few limits on free speech....   [tags: Freedom of speech, Censorship]

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Schools Should Keep Supporting And Funding The Fine Arts Programs

- Due to financial struggles, schools are cutting more and more music and art programs and teachers are losing their jobs. Students are beginning to think band, art, choir, and other fine arts classes are “blow-off” classes or classes they don’t need to take seriously. High school bands are shrinking, choir and art classes are being cut, and kids are not getting the classes they need to express their creativity. Schools should keep supporting and funding the fine arts programs because music exercises the brain, art classes help creativity, performing boosts confidence, and all of these are crucial to successful learning....   [tags: Music, Art, Arts, The arts]

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Cyber Bullying : It Is Real And It Really Hurts

- Cyber bullying: It is Real and it Really Hurts What exactly is cyber bullying. “Cyber bullying is when a child, preteen, or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones” (“What”). There are many leading factors that may cause children and adolescents to turn to cyber bullying. Cyberbullying can cause severe emotional health issues. There are many crucial signs to look for when trying to detect a victim of cyber bullying....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Cyber-bullying, Victim]

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Analysis of Joel L. Swerdlow’s 2001 Essay, “Changing America"

- In Joel L. Swerdlow’s 2001 essay, “Changing America,” he writes about the current cultural differences among kids in high school. He goes on to talk about how you can gather a large variety of kids, coming from all over the world, yet they still somehow manage to develop the same “American Teenager” attitude toward life. The essay talks about how people used to view America as a “melting pot” of nations, and how over time that view is starting to change. America was founded on change. Past revolutions were fought to make new ways in which to live life in this country....   [tags: teens, teenagers]

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The End of the Beginning: The High School Experience

- High-school: some kids go to class, some kids go to parties, some kids go Harvard, and other kids drop out. No two kids are the same… that is what makes high school the unique and interesting place that it is. A high school caters to the wants and needs of a large variety of student types. Walking down the hall, you notice a pack of girls chomping on their gum and texting (not inconspicuously) with their football playing suitors dragging along behind – the preps; a group of boys with their glasses pushed well up the bridge of their noses, conspiring about the Big Bang or the derivative of the cubed root of the sine of two pi – the super nerds; and somewhere, running between the other clans,...   [tags: Higher Education, college]

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The Film Mean Girls: More Real Than You Know

- The film Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters, written by Rosalind Wiseman and Tina Fey, and starring Lindsey Lohan as a lost teenage girl, is a hilarious movie about the new life of Cady Heron. After moving from Africa where she previously had lived and been home schooled for the most of her adolescent life, Cady is thrust into a new culture, town, and school when her parents decide to make the move back to the United States. In this laugh-out-loud comedy, the audience giggles along as Cady adjusts to meeting different cliques, falling for the most popular guy in school and becoming Queen B, while making a few enemies along the way....   [tags: enemies, high school, geeks]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

- ... She shaved half of her head and on the weekends she has a show called “punk rocky” which is supposed to be a re-make of this show called the rocky horror picture show. She dates Charlie for a while but is controlling, and Charlie doesn’t really like her because he likes sam, a lot. The main idea of a book is that If you go someplace new, you probably won’t have many friends at first but not to let that stop you from doing your best and doing what you believe is right. To know that you will make friends and have a great time....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Time May Change Me, But I Can't Change Time

- Language changes; it grows and adapts similarly to the way that humans grow and adapt to the dynamic world surrounding us. From Old English with epic poems like Beowulf to Middle English in The Canterbury Tales, it progressed into Shakespearean, or Early Modern English, which eventually manifested into the incredibly complex language we refer to as Modern English. The journey English embarked on many centuries ago by expanding its territory to America has emerged through "borrowing" pieces of assorted languages, including, but not limited to Latin, French, German, Native American, Celtic, and Greek....   [tags: Prescriptivism, language is constantly changing]

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The Importance of Education According to the Conflict Theory

- Each of the many elements of society come with their own issues. One example of an issue with society is education. Today, education is one of the main parts of a child’s life. Education is where a child starts to join society and begin the other valuable stages of their young lives. Education is also the source of many jobs for older Americans. It is even one of the biggest competitions between different countries throughout the world. Every aspect can be applied to a theory of Sociology. Education can be easily connected to the Conflict Theory as in there will always be a competition over power, wealth, and prestige....   [tags: elements, society, jobs, intelligence]

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Star Wars Movies Are Better than Star Trek Movies

- A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... the first pilot of the franchise Star Trek was released, and with the premier of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in 1977, Geeks, nerds, and overall fanatics have had a debate ever since over which Sci-fi magnate made for the best cinematic entertainment. I would like to personally settle this argument with four main points in favor of the better movie franchise: STAR WARS. My four points are: 1. STAR WARS has better weapons, 2. STAR WARS has better villains, 3....   [tags: film analysis and reviews]

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How Could I Allow My Brother to be Bullied

- About six years ago when I was in the six grade and had just moved to Killeen from down south Texas, Edcouch. It was barely the beginning of summer so at the time I didn't know anyone. Until we got invited to our neighbors house for lunch and also to get to know them. Well that Saturday afternoon my family went over to the Robinson's house to have lunch before we ate we introduce ourselves as well as they did. They had two boys and three girls and they had a son my age and was in the same grade....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Personal Experience: Developing World Education Through a Charity Organization

- ... And I got excited. I made some money at the young age, but not huge amounts. And I thought “This is a great way to help the village of Bahundada” to take my books to give that gift to the kids. I had this vision on day nine of the trek, and I might have had this vision in the middle of the night; coz I was drinking the local Rockshee, in 15000 feet altitude. And my vision was very simple, it was of one of my heroes Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie, while being known as a greedy capitalist robber baron, also redeemed himself later in life by setting up a network of over 3000 libraries across the US, England and Scotland Carnegie libraries were everywhere....   [tags: corporate career, himalayas, children]

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`` High School Confidential : Notes On Teen Movies

- Making the transition from middle school to high school is a huge stepping stone in a teenager’s life. High school represents both the ending of a childhood and the beginning of adulthood. It’s a rite of passage and often many teens have the wrong impression when beginning this passage. Most began high school with learning the last thing on their mind. They come in looking for a story like adventure and have a false sense of reality created through fabricated movie plots acted out by fictional characters....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, College, Middle school]

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Cyberbullying : It Is Real And It Really Hurts

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The Media And Its Effects On Children 's Development

- Challenges and Opportunities in Our Media Environment Mass media infiltrates every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not. This is the age of information, technology and entertainment. The media communicates its messages through multiple sources, some direct and some subliminal. While the benefits of 21st century mass media far outweigh the disadvantages, there are real challenges with the messages the media sends to the public and the public needs to be aware of the potential consequences....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Mass media, Transgender]

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Positive Psychology : What Makes Life Most Worth Living?

- It doesn’t matter whether you are a college student, homeless man or professional football player, humans are all pursuing the same exact thing, happiness. Happiness cannot be bought, earned or gifted but through positive psychology I can learned to be better at being happy. “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson). In other words, it’s the study of what makes people happy and how to improve on being happy. The main focuses in positive psychology are to build on the best things in life and work on repairing the worst parts....   [tags: Positive psychology, Psychology, Kindness]

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Rotten Tomatoes Vs. Meta Critic On The Film Dope

- Rotten Tomatoes vs. Meta Critic on the Film Dope Dope is a controversial film which addresses many issues with today’s youth living in crime-polluted, drug-infested neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles. The movie, though a low budget film received relatively positive reviews from both Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic which have been known for destroying a film’s reputation in the public eye, causing ticket sales and movie goers to plummet all before the movie’s opening weekend, which is when movies earn the most profit....   [tags: Film criticism, Film, Rotten Tomatoes, Critic]

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The Common Sense Of Good Judgment And Thought Process

- Common sense is to some degree instilled in all of us, it is something we are born with, if one believes it or not. It is something used every day, but we as humans do not realize it: for example, common sense is comparable to blinking; we do it without thought. The dictionary definition of common sense is, the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions (Merriam-Webster). While that defines what common sense is, everyone has their own personal description and meaning....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Logic, Reasoning]

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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing

- Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]

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The Rise Of The Professional Competitive Video Gaming

- ... All of the professional teams have a sponsorship and this is their main source of income. Without a sponsor the team can do absolutely nothing, even if that team has good players. This is why the organizations are signing contracts with sponsors and making few teams in different games disciplines. The teams are always having the same name as the organization even if they are playing in different disciplines. Having a several teams under one organizations is much easier for the organization to earn money and keep teams together under control, so they would not disband after two or three weeks....   [tags: electronic sport, gamer schools]

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Why I Want to Become a Computer Programmer

- ... If a program does not work correctly, they check the code for mistakes and fix them. Career Description: Computer programmers held about 343,700 jobs in 2012.(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) They usually work in offices, most commonly in the computer systems design and related services industry. Programmers usually work alone, but can work with other computer specialists on larger projects. Because writing code can be done anywhere with a computer, many programmers communicate with each other through computers or phones, and can work at home....   [tags: career choices and opportunities ]

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Give a Boy a Gun by Tod Strasser

- The story to give a boy a gun is about a group of four kids who are bullied throughout school for being weird, strange and even for being new. Out of the group there are two individuals who have been tormented to their breaking point. Brendan and Gary who have been best friends since they meet in middle school were done with this life; they couldn’t handle the everyday torture. As the story goes in the bullying becomes worse to the point where these two purchase weapons and learn how to create and detonate bombs....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Pressure of Social Appearances and Social Standards

- In today’s society many people care about your social appearances and social standards you fall in. If you are an outcast in your school, there are three types of people you run into: one that ignores your presence, one that accepts you as a friend or the worse of them all are the ones that torment you in any way possible. The third type people I described above are the ones that may shun and can spread bad rumors around about the type of person you are. But why should all these made up or assumed rumors matter....   [tags: being yourself]

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How First Robotics Affect My High School Experience

- When people hear the term “FIRST Robotics” or hear anything related to robotics, they automatically assume that it has something to do with robots destroying each other or nerds sitting in the corner eating pizza and building small robots; I used to be one of those people who thought that before joining FIRST Robotics. In all honesty, I was very reluctant on becoming a part of FIRST Robotics in the first place because I did not know if I would fit in or even enjoy it for that matter. However, thanks to two special people I gave FIRST Robotics a shot, and I’m thankful that I did because I wouldn’t be the person that I am today....   [tags: High school, Learning, Middle school, College]

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