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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

- ... Since I had been homeschooled from preschool all the way through grade school, I only had one teacher. Since she was my only teacher, she was my most favorite, but she was also my least favorite teacher. She’s the one who taught me to take my first steps as a baby, and she’s my biggest role model. I don’t call her by her first name or by what most students call their teachers, I call her mom. My mom not only taught me how to read and write, my mom taught me about life and the hard and stressful relationships and problems life will throw at me as I grow older....   [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 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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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

- ... People tend to stereotype other people that have glasses are geeky or nerdy that know a lot of information, but that’s not true. I have glasses and do not know a lot of information on a lot of different topics. I noticed that the Den is kind of small so while play video games, ping pong, and pool they are in close proximity to each other. The nerds that play video games have an enculturation of how they play and each person plays differently. For example, my friend Cody R. plays to troll other players and tires to win the game....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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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?

- ... She also argues that “Judging and being judged have always been an unofficial part of the high-school curriculum.”(Dailey) She says that high school is where labels seem to be more acute and long lasting. I would say labels seem to remain longer lasting when they start in elementary school. No matter how big or small of a school students attend labels still exist, they are a part of most student’s school experience. To me high school and is where the students prove the labels right or wrong....   [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

- ... Likely, these young adults are afraid of the image being called a “nerd” or a “geek” will give them, so they take preventive measures in their social actions to ensure they remain likeable. This comes in the form of social drinking, or spending less time on schoolwork. Shockingly, some even go as far as acting unintelligent to impress their peers. There seems to be an obsession among college students with being cool. Since when did the “cool kids” become the students who go to parties and drink....   [tags: Sociology, University, Alcoholic beverage]

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I Just Love Writing Essay

- ... British English tends to put emphasis on whole word rather than just certain syllables within a particular word (Mounts). Sometimes multiple words, or even the whole sentence, will be over exaggerated to get the point across that the speaker is using sarcasm (Mounts). Using sarcasm in other languages also varies around the world. Japanese, for example, often switches out or adds letters onto the suffix of words (Mounts). For example, the suffix “-san” would be replaced with “-sama.” Whereas the suffix “-chan” would be replaced with “-chin” (Mounts)....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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Media 's Influence On Society

- ... On the other hand, Leonard and Sheldon, the “brainiacs,” have had little or no sexual experience because that is what the audience expects, because stereotyping is prevalent in every culture. Expectation is what the problem is. Picking up a victoria’s secret magazine and seeing a person fully clothed and maybe overweight may be surprising to most maybe all people. The print media, especially magazines, influence its readers especially young women because they emphasize how people should dress and act....   [tags: Stereotype, Woman, Media studies, Stereotypes]

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Movie Review : Video Games

- ... So from a producer point of view there is a lot less risk with it rather than trying a completely new IP. As Roy illustrate in his article with doom “Hollywood doesn 't understand video games. That 's the only way to explain the infamous "first person shooter" sequence in "Doom," when the camera nestles behind Karl Urban 's gun for a deeply disorienting five minutes. The game "Doom" is fun, and there’s an intrinsic appeal to navigating a three-dimensional space, at high speeds, while being attacked by cyborg demons from Mars....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Video game genres, Game]

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The Profile : Computer Science

- ... To be successful in his field, Richard must be able to communicate effectively with others, for he will have to work with others to get the job done. It was the second week at Dillard University. Triplett had just learned how to write out an algorithm, which is a recipe for making a program. His professor, Dr. Chui, began introducing the software used for programming. He showed him how to download it and then gave him a basic tutorial on how to use it. The first program that Richard had to make was a program that says "hi" to the user....   [tags: Computer science, Computer, Computer programming]

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The Generation Of The Technology

- ... The article explores and reflects on the Millennials with points of view from various sources about the issue. However, some of those points only partially apply. I believe that Generation Y cannot all fit into one, singular-tagged category. I know some people that have created bright futures and are headed straight towards their dream careers. These include myself, and several of my friends, who happen to be ranked in the top 10 of my high school class and have been accepted into multiple colleges with generous scholarships rewarding such hard work....   [tags: Generation Y, Strauss and Howe, Unemployment]

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

- Question 2 To me homophobia is an act of having hatred or no acceptance of a person thats not straight. So the people who fall under this category would be lesbian, gay, transgender, intersex and bisexual people. Heterosexism is a bias or discrimination against homosexuals. People that believe in this are the ones that believe heterosexuality is the normal sexual orientation. These are simply assumptions pushing them to believe in heterosexism. Sexism to me is a social disease. Sexism is driven off of discrimination based on sex....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation, Gay]

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

- ... According to Collier (2000), African American literature is a way for children of African descent get a sense of their identity and give them an authentic perspective. Without the authentic perspectives, African American children will not know their identity if there are a misrepresentation of their culture. Native American as endured unauthentic views about their culture than any other group. Many Natives Americans are highly educated and holds professional jobs, but many children’s books do not show it (Morgan, 2009)....   [tags: United States]

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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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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

- Cyberbullying: It is Real and it Really Hurts What exactly is cyberbullying. “Cyberbullying 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”). Many leading factors can cause children and adolescents to turn to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can cause severe emotional health issues. Adults should be aware of all the crucial signs to look for when trying to detect a victim of cyberbullying....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Victim, Adolescence]

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The Media And Its Effects On Children 's Development

- ... We live in a world surrounded by commercialism. Companies need to influence people to buy more products. But are they going too far when companies target young children in order for more profits. The LEGO story is a perfect example of gender targeting. LEGOs were designed to be a universal building toy for boys and girls. In 1981, Rachael Giordano was featured in a LEGO advertisement. At age three, she was holding a LEGO set wearing jeans and a t-shirt. She was not wearing any pink. Fast forward 35 years and LEGO now produces several pieces that are only targeted for girls....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Mass media, Transgender]

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Positive Psychology : What Makes Life Most Worth Living?

- ... If I can take one thing away from positive psychology is that I can always improve on aspects of my own character and work on parts I’m not as good at. I learned a lot from my character strengths survey which shows what kind of person I am. My highest trait happens to kindness “Doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them”. Looking back at my personal life and the relationships have made with people throughout the years, I can’t think of many enemies I made along the way....   [tags: Positive psychology, Psychology, Kindness]

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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

- ... FIRST Robotics has given me the opportunity to establish more connections and relationships with people in my school and even outside of my school which has definitely helped me to become a more charismatic and outgoing person. By becoming a more charismatic and outgoing person I ended up building up a lot of relationships with my peers throughout the years and I ended up being voted as the Homecoming King this year, which shows that being a nerd is okay and that no one has to be in sports to receive such an honor....   [tags: High school, Learning, Middle school, College]

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Should Video Games Be Active With Physical Activity?

- ... It is expected that around 70% of gamers play with friends they already know or met while playing games (Vitelli). Games can help people with their social ability. Games can introduce people to other people like them and they can learn how to properly socialize. Games can also be effective by bringing families together. Games are a fun interactive thing that families will find more enjoyable then watching a movie or TV. With the wide verity of games, it is easy to pick one that the whole family will enjoy and play together....   [tags: Massively multiplayer online game, Video game]

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The Desire For Education : An American Dream

- ... Finding ways to encourage and open the child’s mind to learning may increase the desire for education. For some children the case may not be the same as others. Both of their parents may work full time and not have the time to help them with their homework. Having a one parent family and living in financially poor conditions can also impact the child’s desire to learn. The youth may begin to feel that school is too hard or that he/she is simply dumb. The behavior of children at school also impacts the education they receive....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, High school]

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Labeling Theory : Social Psychology And Symbolic Interactionism

- ... In the eye of the public they are seen as delinquent football players they may not amount to anything. Their run in with the law causes public reaction that then causes them to be viewed as criminals or deviants, even though most of the shoplifting they were caught doing was only because their families couldn’t afford pens, pencils and other necessities. The Saints are considered the upper-middle class, they all attend class and practice regularly. However, the saints are exactly “saints” they cheated on their exams, skipped class, drove recklessly drunk, and performed acts of vandalism....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Psychiatry, Deviance]

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Media's Unrealistic Portrayal of the Ideal Body

- Media exists in many forms; billboard ads, television ads, magazine ads, newspapers, websites etc. Daily advertisements surround us every step of the way from the skies to subways, and from our work to our homes. It’s unthinkable what impact do these advertisements play in the lives of many people. Media is a very strong tool to have control of because it has great influence on the mind of the viewer and also sometimes creates norms that the society starts to incorporate in the “Normal norms.” Media promotes the young and adult to disfigure their bodies by portraying an “ideal” body image for men as muscular and women to be thin as being beautiful in today’s world....   [tags: media]

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The Hurt Locker, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

- As most of you know by now the movie The Hurt Locker won the Oscar for movie of the year, and this makes me very angry. My civilian friends keep asking me why I'm so mad, because most of them enjoyed watching it. Simply put it's because the movie is full of lies, exaggerations, and ugly people. 'But it's a movie' they say, 'of course it's not realistic'. That's strange.. because the back of The Hurt Locker box says 'Powerfully Realistic'. Yet this movie is about as far from realism that a movie can be (this claim includes all movies about time travel, and vampires, but excludes any movies starring the Wayans brothers)....   [tags: Cinema, Film, Movies]

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Meaning and influences of The Halo Effect

- Have you ever judged someone by just taking in consideration one physical aspect of that person. Has that judgment been a positive statement. If it is, you would need to know what the Halo effect is. This effect consists in making good judgments about a person base on one of his or her character´s aspect. To make clear, who have never listen or think that beautiful people are smart, or that people who wear glasses are nerds. I am pretty sure that you have criticized someone by using some of these statements....   [tags: Media, Video Games]

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Personal Identity at a High School Reunion

- All through life people strive to become someone with a specific identity; to be classified as a “somebody” rather than a “nobody”. This classification is most noted amongst high school students. Often youth identities are developed through the activities they participate in, the jock, the cheerleader, the nerd, the band geek. Yet, people are not the activities they participated in in high school. People graduate, go to college, work toward a career, have children. Then at the ten year reunion, those same high school jocks, cheerleaders, nerds, and band geeks gather once again to reminisce over the past....   [tags: Criteria of Identity]

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Take a Stand: Education through Conflict Theory

- ... This is just an example of how students fight for a sense of power within school and they may not even realise it. Everyone knows that in school there are the people who are looked upon as popular. The popular people feel like they run the school and even power over those with a different label. At some schools this may not seem like a big deal but at others it has become a big problem. These labels have led to students committing suicide or hurting other students. Altogether, it has led to the prevention of bullying throughout the U.S....   [tags: society, intelligence, issues]

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Compare and Contrast High School versus College

- All throughout high school I’ve sat and listened to a countless number of teachers throw information in my face. Whether it be a new concept in math or a description of how to properly play kickball in gym. With all the years of hearing lecture after lecture, I cannot believe why I decided to come to college. I have signed and paid to have trained professionals throw more material in my face. One of the biggest difference between high school and college lectures is that I am no longer forced to listen....   [tags: comparison compare/contrast]

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Bullying Behavior And Its Effects On Children

- Extent of the Problem Various reports and studies have established that approximately 15% of students are either bullied regularly or are initiators of bullying behavior (Olweus, 1993). Direct bullying seems to increase through the elementary years, peak in the middle school/junior high school years, and decline during the high school years. However, while direct physical assault seems to decrease with age, verbal abuse appears to remain constant. School size, racial composition, and school setting (rural, suburban, or urban) do not seem to be distinguishing factors in predicting the occurrence of bullying....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, High school, Self-esteem]

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High School Musical 3 : Senior Year

- Parody of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” Dylan and Daniela are gleefully diving into their senior year at Westward High School. The two have been dating happily for 3 years and meet on quite unexpected terms. Dylan, the captain of the football team and a dreamy jock, seemly fell in love with Daniela, the nerdy but beautiful thespian. The couple, out of exceedingly low chances of meeting not only do just that but, fall in love. These two completely different teenagers just seem to have everything in common as well....   [tags: High school, High School Musical]

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A Liberal Arts Education At Occidental College

- ... The College enforces its interdisciplinary focus through its core program, stated to be “the backbone” of an Occidental education. These include first-year writing seminars called the Cultural Studies Program on a wide array of subjects to be chosen by the student, a Global Connections class, Regional Focus class, U.S. Diversity class, Science/Mathematics classes, and a language class, described on the core program website as a “healthy variety of courses across academic disciplines.” The College’s promotion of the exploration of different fields is one of its distinct factors that make it a true liberal arts education....   [tags: Education, Higher education, Liberal arts college]

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Culture Is Human Intellectual Achievement Regarded Collectively

- ... An example of a value in the United States is the idea of equal opportunity which that people should be given roughly the same chance to succeed in life through talent and effort. However, beliefs are specific standards a person has such as belief in a God. In addition, within a culture, there are different categories a person can be categorize: high culture which is the elites, popular culture, which is the average masses in the society, and subculture which is people in different categories such as nerds and cowboys....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Sociology]

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My Advertising Campaign For Chip Magnet Salsa

- ... Some of the most remembered commercials and ad campaigns use humor to interest viewers. An example of humor used in a commercial is still known today from Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef” advertisement. I used a play on words to add wit and humor into my advertisement. Phrases such as “hey big dipper” and “all that and a bag of chips” express humor which helps “consumers remember the ad and associate positive feelings with the product” (Analyzing Persuasive Techniques in Advertising). When consumers reflect back onto the advertisement or hear the phrases used, their brains will instinctively crave the spicy salsa as seen in the ad....   [tags: Advertising, Rhetoric, Advertising campaign]

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Technology And Practice Legal And Ethical Behavior

- ... At Providence High School in Charlotte, NC on January 2008, the student charged used a Facebook message board to post a link to a website with the intent of falsely suggesting the targeted teacher was a pedophile (Riedel, C., 2008). Who are these cyberbullies. According to Kowalski and Limber (2007), girls (13%) more than boys (9%) report perpetrating cyberbullying. Hinduja and Patchin (2008) said that girls are more likely to be involved in cyberbullying. The trend is increasing throughout middle school through high school....   [tags: High school, Bullying, Ethics, 2008]

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