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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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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

- ... The fellowship does not award for past accomplishments, but are in search of new investments in creativity, intuition, and future. Athletes also win prestigious awards just like nerds do, for example the Heisman trophy award. Heisman nominees also have to display certain criteria to be nominated such as having leadership qualities, they will have more than likely have the most time with the ball, and they will have the most scored points and yardage, “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure....   [tags: Nobel Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Marie Curie]

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An Observation Report Of Calculus Students

- ... Mulvey, and Melanie Killen (Richardson et al) wrote about social exclusion and how the group goals and individual characteristics make some people to be excluded, or have to exclude others (2014). This article gives examples of how some characteristics were more often excluded than others like how gender was more excluded that race, or how aggression is more excluded that shyness (Richardson et al, 2014). This observation report observes the relations and groups formed in a class setting and conclude that even in an advanced course, like AP Calculus, classic stereotypic high school social groups can be identified, and exclusion is present....   [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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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

- ... It was difficult for her to find her social identity in school and she displays a need to belong. She sat in the bathroom her first day, eating her lunch because she did not feel a sense of belongingness. According to Maslow (1970); Pittman & Zeigler (2007), humans have an internal drive to form life-giving, long-lasting, positive relationships. Cady did not find school fulfilling until she had made friends with both the plastics, and the two friends in her class. In reaction to the social identification theory, Cady starts to identify and act like a plastic as the movie progressed....   [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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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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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

- ... The glasses he had to wear and his love for academics was one stereotype that placed him within that crowd structure. The portrait reading states, “No one liked the kids who were good at school…before I realized what was happening, I was already labeled a nerd…”, It goes on to explain that a girl told him that everyone thinks he is a nerd because he has glasses, read books and does math all the time. Jake knew his place as a nerd and because of it he constantly lost friends and was made fun of....   [tags: Adolescence, Peer group, High school]

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

- ... Heterosexism is you against homosexuals. For example gay rights are now allowed in the 50 states and you were one of the people opposed to this because you don’t believe that two people of the same sex can be together. You only see two humans together if only one is a man and the other is a woman. Sexism is a term that came from woman talking about men who didn 't see them as equals. For example a man expressing himself and believing that they are superior to women. Usually men that believed in this believed in a patriarchal society meaning a society controlled by men....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation, Gay]

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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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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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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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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

- ... As for Dylan, he is not only a star football player, but he has a perfectly pitched, projected voice and is loved by both friend groups; jocks and thespians. Not only is this inspiring on its own, but this social difference has convinced other groups to branch out from their social status. The skaters start to become interested in dancing, while the nerds start trying out for sports. This is great. Westward high school is such an accepting school as it seems that all high schools around the world will be this way....   [tags: High school, High School Musical]

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Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters

- Today is a day unlike any you have experienced. You get yourself ready and arrive in a territory you could never be fully prepared for. In this new arena, you gaze out upon a vast variety of specimen. Each species holds closely to their kind to such an extent that it is as if the food chain is sprawled out in front of you in perfect balance. As your gaze ascends, it is abrasively obvious who hold the top of this bionetwork. The dominant, carnivorous female stands proudly and walks through the others with her team of hunters following closely behind....   [tags: High School Portrayal]

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The Genome War by J. Shreeve

- Comparing to the other scientific disciplines such as physics and chemistry, biology is a new member to the natural sciences family. By the time that Francis Crick and James Watson published their proposed model for the structure of DNA in 1953, Erwin Schrödinger has already worked out his famous equation to quantify the wave model of atomic structure. At about the same time, physicists were delving into subatomic particles and nuclear reactions. Despite its status as the new kid to the science neighborhood, biology has grown very rapidly during the past 50 years....   [tags: DNA sequence, ventor]

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Negative Stereotypes Towards Beauties and Geeks

- Watching television is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially watching reality television. According to the Oxford dictionary reality television is a “television programs in which real people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative” (Oxford dictionary). Beauty and the Geek pairs together "Geeks" (socially inelegant nerd breeds) and "Beauties" (beautiful women handpicked for portraying bimbos), who then take on challenges. Each week one couple is forced to leave the house and the remaining couple wins $250,000 in prizes....   [tags: Television, America. Pastimes, Reality TV]

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Esports: Next Generation of Athlete Culture

- Throughout the course of history, individuals have enjoyed playing sports. Whether it would be throwing a football, sprinting around the track, or kicking a soccer ball; sports have been a popular activity worldwide. The determination and expertise needed to play sports at the highest level has made it a challenging yet enjoyable activity. However in the recent years, sports have slowly drifted off from it’s traditional roots of physical prowess and into competitions of mental proficiencies. With the exponential growth of technology worldwide, it is not uncommon for the average household to have a computer, PS4, Xbox One, or even a Nintendo 3DS....   [tags: Sports Industry]

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History of the Hollywood Star System

- ... Unfortunately, bad news surrounded Downey during his dark days in the late 1990's and early 2000's , and then it was topped off by a messy divorce in 2004 ( Downey's life started to turn around after he remarried in 2005. He is no longer dependant on alcohol and drugs and remains one of the most versatile stars in Hollywood. Downey's comeback is an inspiration to many people around the world, and his personal problems are no longer dominating the stories in the media. According to Finn, Downey recently won the Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Male Butt Kicker....   [tags: studio system era, developing popularity of actors]

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An Interview with a Video Gamer

- ... “Being a military brat, I wasn’t able to make many friends before moving,” Wong says. “But [video] games weren’t the reason for that. I wasn’t addicted.” But video games do have a reputation of obsession. In the shooting at a Washington D.C. naval base, Aaron Alexis (the shooter) apparently spent his time playing Call of Duty. According to Nick Allen of The Telegraph, “He played up to 16 hours at a time” (1). Wong responds on the subject, “Some people play to the point they can’t tell reality from fantasy.” He gives another example, “I’ve seen someone whose house looked like an episode from Hoarders....   [tags: Andrew Wong]

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Sterotypes and Misconceptions of Asian Americans

- Chinks, bad drivers, math and science nerds, F.O.Bs and ect. There are so many stereotypes and misconception for one specific ethnic group: Asian. But perhaps the most popular image of Asian Americans presented in society is being the “model minority.” If you were to ask any random person to pick a specific minority group that was more academically, economically and socially successful compared to the others, chances are 90% of them would answer: Asians. “Asians makes more money than any other race.” “Asians have the highest grades compared to other races, especially in math and science subjects.” But contrary to these popular stereotypes, the misrepresentation of Asian Americans as the mod...   [tags: overachievers, self esteem, discriminating]

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Children Grow Up Playing Card Games

- ... Others is bullied by being called nerds, losers, and geeks because of the difference of activity. I was one of the ones who was part of both worlds. I played a sport and playing card games at the same time. It is good if you can do this because it gives you a wide range of friends that appeals to both of your activities. Not everyone could do this. They are good at one or another. Most of the time people want them to choose between them. The person usually choose the one that is more popular, which is usually not card games....   [tags: strategic, trading, economy]

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Allusion in Billy Collins poem “Schoolsville

- In Billy Collins poem “Schoolsville”, a man is reminiscing in his memories of being a teacher. He creates an alternate world in his mind, where as he describes a town full of all his past students. The town itself shares characteristics of an actual school feel environment. At the end of the poem, Collins informs us that the speaker imagines himself to be the mayor of his town, and also that his students still “ appear in the windowpane to watch me lecture the wallpaper, quizzing the chandelier, and reprimanding the air” (Collins)....   [tags: Students, Reminiscing]

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The High School 's Hidden Curriculum

- The American High School’s Hidden Curriculum The objective that all high schools possess is to educate the next generation, so that they may become a logical citizen capable of making informed decisions. Whether the high school is a public school or a private school, their main job is to give their students the tools to navigate in the “real” world. However, high schools have another mission other than caring and transmitting knowledge to their students. High schools are also responsible for lying out and issuing the social capitol as well as the human capitol to their students....   [tags: High school, Sociology, Teacher, Working class]

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Teen Movies : The Human Imagination

- Teen Movies are Bullshit The human imagination is a glorious aspect of ourselves that can fill up our minds with such delightful thoughts and images. As interesting and perplexed someone’s imagination can get, it can still be easily influenced by such things like movies and television. I know from personal experience just how much these things really play a part when creating certain fantasies or scenarios in your head. As a child, seeing your basic stereotypical teenage movies for the first time, such as “Mean Girls”, really had a huge impact on the way I shaped my imagination....   [tags: SAT, High school, Cheerleading, Adolescence]

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The Game Players And Football Players

- For centuries, jocks and nerds have fought a war trying to declare which of their hobbies was better. Football players will usually go on about their strength and speed, while video gamers show off their skill and intelligence. Neither side even tries to understand each other, and tend to dislike each other. One of the only huge difference between video game players and football players is that one of them is on a field and the other is on a computer or console. For this comparison, I will use League of Legends....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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My Favorite Books By Byr.l Stine

- ... My father is a rather large imposing man with a slight Trinidadian accent. He looked mean but his heart was truly made of gold. My father has always had a soft spot for his girls, he still does. He would bring me treats and even though my mother did not always approve, he allowed me to stay up past my bed time more times than not. I admit my parents spoiled me. I always thought I got away with staying up late and eating a lot of sweets because they felt bad for me. I was born with a small lung, so I was very sickly growing up....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, Parent]

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The Mythology Of The World Today

- ... I beg to differ and put forth the argument that comics and the superhero genre provide the opportunity to take part in the Hero’s Journey, that todays Superhero matters more now to us individually and socially than ever before, and that todays comic book provides a unique reflection on the happenings in society. The definition of Myth
Before we can define the term ‘mythology’ it is important that we understand and look at the meaning of the word ‘myth’. The word comes from the Greek “mythos” which means “speech” or “discourse”....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Mythology, Joseph Campbell]

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Stereotypes And Gender Roles Of Men

- ... Negative masculinity focuses on the ABSENCE of softer traits like compassion, understanding, and caring” (Emry 1). If a man shows the slightest bit of feminine traits they are criticized and judged harshly by those around them. The U.S. in particular has created this unrealistic standard for men that will never be reached. Everyday a boy/man, “…feels inferior because he is unable to fit the standard” (Olson 1). Some men take this complex standard on as a full time job. They constantly workout to maintain the physique that is acquired of men and feel that they have to constantly be emotionally distant in order to seem ‘tough.’ For example, in the movie Snow White, a story about a princess...   [tags: Gender, Man, Gender role, Masculinity]

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Creative Writing: ShinDong High School

- School was normal at ShinDong High. This school is filled with the varieties of many different kinds of people, here are the the so called people: Nerds Dorks Geeks Queenkas and Kingkas It was currently lunch. The halls were now filled with the many students as they rushed over to the cafeteria. Their favorite period was lunch. This is because lunch is filled with entertainment, day by day, week by week, month by month, and year my year. Entertainment is a tradition at lunch which was created by none other, than the past Queenkas and Kingkas....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story]

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The First Day of School

- The alarm clock buzzed loudly beside my ear. Feeling like a gong that was being hit repeatedly was placed right beside my head. I sluggishly pulled myself out of my bed and dragged myself to my closet. The words, first day of school moaned ghastly in my head. Summer was uneventful and school was just going to be hell. I picked out an old, worn out flannel and a pair of jeans to wear. Not rushing at all, I struggled to put the raggedy clothes on. They smelt like horrendous lies and rumors. Exactly what this state and my school are built on....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Fight to Be Beautiful

- The Fight to be Beautiful Growing up we are surrounded by the media, and without acknowledging what is taking place, we are formed into gender roles that dictate our perspective and place in society. I remember opening my very first Seventeen Magazine. Flipping the pages I found images of beautiful girls, expensive clothing, and what would be, my very first diet plan. Headlines filled the pages on ways to improve your physical appearance, how to make all the boys want you, and what you would have to buy in order to make this happen....   [tags: Beauty ]

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Mac Attack, by Seth Stevenson

- Slate magazine published, “Mac attack”, “Apple’s mean-spirited new ad campaign”. This article was posted in Slate magazine, on Monday, June 19, 2006, at 6:2 9 AM ET. The article was written by Seth Stevenson an analytical writer who’s, work is periodically published in Slate magazine. The article summarizes Stevenson’s view of Apple Computers advertising campaign. Seth Stevenson has written an exemplary article denoting his opinion of Apple’s advertising campaign using PC man, actor John Hodgman, versus Mac boy, actor Justin Long....   [tags: Apple's Advertisement Campain, Article Summary]

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Cyber Crimes on the Internet

- In 1995 the world wide web, also called the Internet, was made, although the Internet may be found all the way back in 1958. The internet used to be the place the nerds hung out when it first started now everyone is on the internet. By the millennium the web became a world wide phenomenon. You may now order pizza from your computer talk to your girlfriend or boyfriend, and even play a game with a friend in another country. With this new technology also comes with it a whole new set of crimes, such as stalking, hacking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and crimes of a sexual nature....   [tags: Crime, Social medias, Technology, Web]

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Harebrained Beauties and Unsocial Geeks

- Watching television is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially watching reality television. According to the Oxford dictionary, reality television is “television programs in which real people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative” (Oxford dictionary). Beauty and the Geek pairs together "Geeks" (socially inelegant nerd breeds) and "Beauties" (beautiful women handpicked for portraying bimbos), who then take on challenges. Each week one couple is forced to leave the house and the remaining couple wins $250,000 in prizes....   [tags: t.v. programs, women, intelligence]

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Undisclosed Desires for Nellie Washington

- ... I just thought Nellie Washington would look sexy in a skirt. Since I had never seen her in one, I couldn't really picture her as well as I wanted to. But this was not fantasy, it was reality and in reality Nellie was wearing grey skinny jeans and a grey t-shirt with some weird blue police box on it. It was the kind of shirt you saw on comic book nerds. As this is reality, and Nellie is a very responsible girl for her age, her car came to life and I was instantly disappointed. She pulled out of her garage and onto the empty street after she look both ways five times....   [tags: girl, watch, pleasure, trouble]

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