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Contemporary Architecture: Dominique Perrault

- INTRODUCTION Dominique Perrault, the leading French architect, became a landmark figure in contemporary architecture after winning the competition for the Bibliothèque nationale de France at age of 36. Perrault was born in 1953 and was educated at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He holds many prestigious prizes and awards including "Grande Médaille d'or d'Architecture" (2010), "Seoul Metropolitan Architecture Award" for EWHA Womans University in Korea, "World Architecture Award" (2002), "Mies van der Rohe prize" (1997), "French national Grand Prize for Architecture" (1993)....   [tags: french, design, public space]

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Aristotle's Endorsement of Polity as the Best Possible for Most States

- Aristotle's Endorsement of Polity as the Best Possible for Most States Polity is defined as a from of Government or type of constitution, such as a democratic polity. Aristotle uses ‘polity’ in two forms, the name for a constitution of any kind, and as the name of a specific polity. ‘Polity’ is the form of Government under which all citizens rule and are ruled in turn. The main principle of polity is that all citizens have a share of political power, and that they should all be active in ruling the state....   [tags: Papers]

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Mission Hill springs a fountain of youth By Rashawn Haynes

- Mission Hill Springs a Fountain of Youth It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night in Boston. Jake Hedstrom and his roommates are gearing up for another weekend on Mission Hill. Hedstrom attends Northeastern University where he is a music industry major currently in his third year. He lives in a four-bedroom apartment at 98 Hillside Street with three guys that he met during his freshmen year. The apartment cost them about $450 each a month and they have been living there since September of 2003. They have an occasional party at their apartment, but tonight they are going a few doors down to a friend’s party....   [tags: Journalism Place Descriptive Essays]

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The Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland

- The Haunted Elevators at the University of Maryland The following story was told by a University of Maryland senior, told to her before moving into her dormitory freshman year. The girl, an Indian born and raised in Maryland, now twenty one years old, recounted the story in a coffee shop in a dimly lit corner over a cup of black coffee late at night. I heard this story at orientation, when coming into Maryland. We were in Denton hall when the tour guide started telling us this story about a girl that used to live in Denton a long time ago....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Hard Lives in South Bronx depicted in The Boy Without a Flag

- Many writers focus their works of written art on life situations. They focus on drugs, poverty, stereotypes, young adults living in a difficult world, and of course a topic that has been present for many years, male domination. Abraham Rodriguez Jr. in “The Boy Without a Flag” captures all these themes and more in his Tales of the South Bronx, that relate to the lives of many Hispanics and minority residents of the United States. He begins his book with his short story, The Boy without a Flag. This story is really touching, especially for very patriotic people that live in the United States, but that come from other parts of the World, in this case Puerto Rico....   [tags: Abraham Rodriguez Jr.]

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The Importance of Spontaneity in Times Square

- The Importance of Spontaneity in Times Square 1. The typical large, industrial city can only be described as constantly alive. Crowded streets, sidewalks, restaurants, shops, and apartments all contribute to this aspect of major cities of the world; the bustling and vibrating streets are only indicative of the people who continue to flock to cities for opportunity in participating in the success that has obviously implemented their growth. While city dwellers are attracted to the prospect of fortune and accomplishment, what they might not realize is that their interactions with one another actually create the lively atmosphere....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges

- Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance. The Arctic Refuge was established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, as well as provide the opportunity for local residents to continue their subsistence way of life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Just Another Scar

- Just Another Scar It began on one smoldering hot day in Tucson. This was another usual day for the residents of Tucson, so hot we could cook an egg on the sidewalk. My dad was outside working on the car, sweating more and more with every turn of the wrench. My brother was shooting hoops in our driveway trying to improve his skills. With the sun shining down and the bouncing of my brother’s basketball I realized I needed to be outside having fun and getting tan as well. I grabbed my sunglasses, laced up my Nike’s and headed outside for some fun in the sun....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Behind the walls of the Ghetto

- Behind the Walls of the Ghetto Commenting on the famed Los Angeles ghetto in which he grew up, gangster rapper Ice Cube asserts, “If you ain’t never been to the ghetto, don’t ever come to the ghetto” (Cube, Ghetto Vet). But why are American ghettos filled with so much violence, drugs, and inopportunity. In John Singleton’s powerful drama Boyz N the Hood the harsh reality of youths growing up in South Central Los Angeles, a place where drive-by shootings and unemployment are rampant, is brought to life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cockroaches in the College Dorms

- Cockroaches in the College Dorms    Our dorm is populated with more than 150 students from all parts of the country. However, humans alone do not make up most of the population of the dorm. Cockroaches live year round in the humble abodes of many college freshmen. Walking through the halls of the dorm, finding evidence of their residence is very easy. Most of the time, there are squashed ones in the halls and on the sidewalks leading to the dorm. Something must be done in order to keep the roaches from taking over completely the male dorms....   [tags: Proposal Essays]

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The Romantic City of Venice

- Venezia, known as Venice to the American, is one of the most unusual and romantic places in the world today. There you hear no car horns, alarms, or even squeaking brakes. There is just peace and quiet with a slight hum of the motor boats zooming by. You can be walking across a bridge where there are two lovers kissing and keep walking to the other side of the area and look back and they are still kissing. There is nothing to interrupt them, not even the slightest care in the world. It is a maze....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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The State Washington State

- A REPORT ON WASHINGTON STATE The State of Washington is located in the far northwest corner of the United States. It has 66,582 square miles between the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Idaho boarder to the east. Washington borders Canada on the north and Oregon on the south along the Columbia River. Washington is the 20th largest state and has very different western and eastern natural environments, which are divided by the Cascade Range. It is home to 6 million residents (2001 census estimate) who are employed in a diverse economy dominated by aviation; software and other technological enterprises; wheat, apples, beans, and other agriculture; forest products; and fishing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wonderful Argentina

- The culture of Argentina reflects deeply upon the geography. Like all countries, Argentina’s culture is widely influenced by her immigrants. The immigrants consist vastly of European with Amerindian and African persuasion in their music and art. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is a cultural melting pot filled with exotic traditions that are plainly evident throughout today’s Argentinean society. Argentineans are a mix between native Latin Americans and European immigrant. The European culture that has integrated into the Latin American traditions has left Argentinean residents with more of a European persuasion....   [tags: Geography, Informative Essay]

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Beautiful Ravenswood

- Beautiful Ravenswood Enabling roads Grand River Ave. retraces one of the seven or eight significant Indian trials that led to De’troit as the French called it, the city on the straits. It travels ZZZ miles from the City center through the Northwestern suburbs towards Brighton, Howell and ultimately parallels the Grand River before it flows through Michigan’s state Capital of Lansing. By the 1840’s The Old Grand River Indian trail was but a muddy, mucky pair of ruts that was often impassable for months out of the year....   [tags: Urbanization]

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My Little Rubber-Rand

- I open my red pulsating eyes and gaze at the scenery around me. Dull, boring couches are lined along the cream-white wall. The glow of a television in the center of the room comforts me. Being muted, I am unable to hear a word the mimes in the glowing box are saying. I read the occasional headline that appears on the screen, thoughts and judgments run through my head about each; “Wow, another child kidnapped.”, “Gosh, I already knew our economy sucks; But thanks for reminding me.” Ignoring the sadness and horror of these stories I stop watching, why welcome the sadness they may bring....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels

- Ever since the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict and the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Golan Heights, Sinai and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been fighting for their ‘birthright’ country and have unfortunately been pushed into a corner and surrounded by borders by the Israeli’s, unsurprisingly, it has tormented and tested the Palestinians living in these occupied territories with shifting forms of Israeli military and civilian rule , which consequently has sparked major uprisings by Palestinians such as the second Intifada....   [tags: Defying Israel and Egypt]

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Comparing Two Seafood Restaurants

- Comparing Two Seafood Restaurants From a succulent fresh lobster tail to a mouth-watering red snapper filet, everyone loves some type of seafood. The residents of our city are lucky, restaurants specializing in seafood are plentiful. Many locals consider Pappadeux and Joe's Crab Shack to be the best. Although they both serve wonderful, fresh seafood, the differences in the menu, the service, and the overall atmosphere set them apart from one another. Pappadeux offers elegant, elaborate dishes on its menu, while the food described on the menu of Joe's Crab Shack is the sort which tastes best when accompanied by an ice-cold beer and a large plate of french fries....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Future of Education

- The Future of Education In about thirty years, I will probably be sending off a child of my own to a university. There will be many changes in the way a public university will operate in three decades. These changes will be similar to the ones that occurred from the time my parents attended college to the time that I am now furthering my education at college. The same basic format of living on campus, going to classes, and partying will be followed, but getting the instruction and getting to college will go on in a different manner....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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Urban Legend of Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware

- Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware The story of Woodburn Mansion has been told to residents of Dover, Delaware for many years. A 19-year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Maryland told this particular version of the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion. Now a sophomore architecture major, he grew up in a small town just outside of Dover, where the story of Woodburn is known all too well. The story was first told to him as a young teenager while actually visiting the mansion with his parents....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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Use of Cell Phones in Our Society

- In a world that is rapidly becoming faster paced, finding various means to keep up with the changing environment is a must. Cell phones are one of the most practical inventions of time that make this possible. However, the subtle effect they have on our culture today, their invasion of our privacy, and the possible health risks they may cause are reasons to reassess the value of this intriguing device. While cell phones may be valuable, they are also potentially harmful. Cell phones are gradually affecting American culture today because they are becoming a key part of everyday life....   [tags: Communication Health Papers ]

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Alcohol, Violence, Discrimination

- John Singleton’s film, Boyz N the Hood, displays the challenging upbringing of adolescents who have to live with harsh conditions around not only their home but also their surrounding town. The film compares the differences between the lifestyles of Tre Styles and his friends’, Darren and Ricky Baker. Darren and Ricky are half-brothers who are nothing alike. Singleton demonstrates the importance of male leadership in a home in the ghetto of Los Angeles by comparing the difference between the lifestyles of Tre and his friends....   [tags: John Singleton Boyz N the Hood Critique Analysis]

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- MAINE Maine is a state in northern New England in the United States. It is bounded by the Canadian provinces of Québec on the northwest and New Brunswick on the northeast. To the southwest lies New Hampshire, and to the southeast, the Atlantic Ocean. Maine entered the Union on March 15, 1820, when it was separated from Massachusetts to form the 23rd state. Augusta is Maine’s capital. Portland is the largest city. Its nickname is “The Pine Tree State.” Maine’s motto is Dario (I lead). The state song is entitled “State of Maine Song.” Maine ranks 39th in size among the states, with an area of 33,741 sq mi....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

-      Why would a civilized and peaceful town would ever suggest the horrifying acts of violence can take place anywhere at anytime and the most ordinary people can commit them. Jackson's fiction is noted for exploring incongruities in everyday life, and “The Lottery”, perhaps her most exemplary work in this respect, examines humanity's capacity for evil within a contemporary, familiar, American setting. Noting that the story’s characters, physical environment, and even its climactic action lacks significant individuating detail, most critics view “The Lottery.” As a modern-day parable or fable, which obliquely addresses a variety of themes, including the dark side of human nature, the dange...   [tags: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson]

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My Neighborhood

- Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested in town, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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The Making of the Multi-Ethnic American City from the 1880s to the 1920s

- The Making of the Multi-Ethnic American City from the 1880s to the 1920s The United States has always been a nation made up of many nationalities. In little more than two hundred years of its existence, it has taken more than 55 million people, from nearly every corner of the world. People of different countries have brought varied ideas about religion, politics, tradition, and custom to American shores. At the beginning of the twentieth century a Jew immigrant from England, Israel Zangwill, wrote a play entitled "The Melting Pot"....   [tags: Papers]

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Professional Sports Teams Move - Cities Fight To Keep Them

- Professional Sports Teams Move - Cities Fight To Keep Them Professional sports, like most of our popular culture, can be understood only partly by through its exiting plays and tremendous athletes. Baseball and football most of all are not only games anymore but also hardcore businesses. As businesses, sports leagues can be as conniving, deceitful, and manipulative as any other businesses in the world. No matter what the circumstances are, it seems that Politicians are always some how right around the corner from the world of sports....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Lottery

- When one thinks of a lottery, they imagine winning a large sum of money. Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending. The peaceful and tranquil town described in this story has an annual lottery, and you can’t possibly guess what the “prize” is… The author foreshadows an ironic ending at the very beginning by establishing a cheerful setting. The story occurs “around ten o’clock” on June twenty-seventh, a time of day that is very bright and joyous and a time of year that is warm and makes people feel happy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Individuality vs Community in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

- Individuality versus Community in The Lottery   The works of Shirley Jackson tend to the macabre because she typically unveils the hidden side of human nature in her short stories and novels.  She typically explores the darker side of human nature.  Her themes are wide-ranging and border on the surreal though they usually portray everyday, ordinary people.  Her endings are often not a resolution but rather a question pertaining to society and individuality that the reader must ask himself or herself.  Jackson's normal characters often are in possession of an abnormal psyche.  Children are portrayed as blank slates ready to learn the ways of the world from society.  However, adults have a...   [tags: Shirley Jackson Lottery Essays]

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Eluded Socialist Allusions within Steinbecks Grapes of Wrath

- Eluded Socialist Allusions within Steinbecks Grapes of Wrath Imagine awaking to the first rays of dawn, finding yourself lying on a tattered scrap of cardboard beneath a highway overpass. Your empty stomach churns with numbing hunger and you know today will be yet another listless scramble for survival. Homeless, jobless, and hungry, you glare with fervent jealousy at those clothed, groomed, and pompous passers-by grasping their purses and wallets tightly when they catch sight of you. Ashamed and enraged, you feel cheated and wonder how it is possible for such financial diversity to exist within the same city....   [tags: essays papers]

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Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Works Cited Missing In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour....   [tags: Papers]

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Bloody Thursday and Paint on the Sidewalk

- Bloody Thursday and Paint on the Sidewalk On the edge of North Beach, across the street from where the myriad of little shops in the wharf which sell Alcatraz t-shirts and miniature Cable Cars begin, two human outlines made of white paint adorn the ground in front of a union hall. These are passed by hundreds of tourists daily, as well as many residents, yet few stop to ponder the curious shapes or the crude text painted in red: “SHOT BY POLICE JULY 5, 1934.” Though this spot does not mark where the original incident occurred, for the men died in front of the original Longshoremen’s Hall on the corner of Mission and Steuart streets, when the new hall opened here on the edge of North Beac...   [tags: American History Depression Essays]

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The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday

- The Harlem Renaissance, Jazz and Billie Holiday In Harlem, the people sit on their front porches in protest of the summer Sunday sun, fanning themselves with the morning paper as the day slides away. Out on the streets, neighbors call to each other. A woman’s voice is audible from an open window, singing nonsensically as she scrubs. Her melodies tumble out the window and intertwine with the trembling harmonica rising from the heat of the pavement and venture into the store on the corner. The boisterous laughter of men on the porch mixes with the skip of the jump rope slapping the sidewalk and the shrieking of children....   [tags: Billie Holiday Harlem Renaissance Essays]

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A Trace of James Fenimore Cooper

- A Trace of James Fenimore Cooper    In 1828 James Fenimore Cooper spent three months in England, chiefly to conduct business with his British publisher, Richard Bentley, and for most of that time he lived in London at 33 St. James Place. This is the way he described it in Gleanings in Europe: England:   We finally took a small house in St. James's Place, a narrow inlet that   communicates with the street of the same name, and which is quite near the   palace and the parks....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Homeless - The Ignored Community

- Homeless - The Ignored Community As my friends and I were driving home from the mall the other afternoon, an older, disheveled-looking man was standing on the street corner holding a "I will work for food" sign. "He's just looking for easy money," commented one friend. While this is a possible reason, a more complicated one came to my mind. Perhaps this was a homeless man who had used up his time at the local shelter. Many people do not think homelessness is a problem, but the homeless people, mostly unseen, exist in ever-increasing numbers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics poverty]

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Dave Speaks to the World

- Dave Speaks to the World When I was back home and lived with my mom, we were reading the paper together one day, she was reading the Tropic and I, the comics. When she was through with the Dave Barry column, she gasped and said out loud, "I know that shark!" Now, of course this startled me and I wondered what on earth she meant. Mom explained that the article was about a hammerhead shark, famous to Miamians and Florida Keys residents, playfully named "Big Moe". She continued to tell me that when she was about nine she went lobstering under Bahiahonda Bridge in the Keys with her dad....   [tags: Dave Barry Essays]

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morris - the red house

- Red House -- one of the most important 19th century English homes and the experimental paintbox of the pioneers of the arts and crafts movement -- opens to the public this week after 140 years in private ownership. Described by painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "more a poem than a house," the realized utopian vision of Victorian writer, designer and political activist William Morris is a spectacular reflection of the ideals of a man who insisted that homes should contain nothing that isn't beautiful....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The short story I have chosen to read by Washington Irving is 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'; This story takes place in a little village on the Hudson River which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally known as Tarry Town. The main character in the story, Ichabod Crane, who 'tarried'; in Sleepy Hollow came about for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. The main point of the story began with the arrival of a Negro with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a party at the Van Tassel's mansion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racism as a Problem Today

- Racism as a Problem Today Racism is a huge problem. The definition of racism is the belief in the superiority of one Race over all others. A lot of the time racism is a belief that one type of person has got better physical attributes, or is smarter. All racism includes the idea that because of someone's skin colour or religion they are members of a superior or inferior race. This belief can have an enormous effect over the way that one group of people treats one another. Racism is an obvious form of prejudice....   [tags: Papers Racism Prejudice Race Essays]

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Immigration to the United States

- Immigration to the United States Works Cited Not Included Immigration to the United States has been happening since the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1492. America is one of the most diverse nations in the world, attracting people from every corner of the globe in hopes of a better way of life. America in the past has relied on migrant workers to balance the economies growth when internal resources have been exhausted; moreover, the agriculture business has depended on the seasonal employment of migrant workers from Mexico to meet the labor demand....   [tags: Immigrants USA Borders Essays Papers]

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Prejudice- Right or Wrong?

- Prejudice- Right or Wrong. Prejudice and racism are two major issues that many people have to deal with in their lifetime. It can effect many different people in many different ways. Various thoughts and feelings are shown in the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, which shows a small but a very racist town towards coloured people. In the book they convict a black, Tom Robinson, of doing something we know he didn’t do but this was down to a white jury. The book shows and puts across the true way in which the world works....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Participant Observation: Understanding Society

- Assess the usefulness of participant observation in sociological research. In this short essay I will give a skilled weighed argument of the usefulness and non-usefulness of a participant observation. I will back up the points made during this piece with sociologists I have studied. After, which I will then reach a conclusion where I will justify the argument in depth. Observation means watching behaviour in real-life settings. A covert participant observation is when the subject(s) you’re studying doesn’t know that you’re actually studying them....   [tags: Participant Observation]

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The War in Iraq

- Pick up any newspaper or point your web browser to any major or minor news publication and questions like these will be all over them. A lot of Americans feel that the War on Terror and our presence in Iraq has lasted too long. Are they correct. Should we pull out and call it quits. Should we have another repeat of the Vietnam War. Believe it or not, that's how a lot of people view this war, as another Vietnam. They feel that we are out there, putting the American nose into something that shouldn't be picked....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Iraq War Terror]

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The Tee-Shirters

- Dr. Isaac Steingart had given up on Neil. It was not about his wonderful musical abilities that he constantly lauded, but for his best student's unwillingness to participate in the recitals he annually held for his students. Without a doubt, all students fear that dark theater set up and the audience, even if it is made up mostly of parents and friends. When they walk onto the platform and look out, they see reflective eye glasses, rigid faces, and hear muttering that rapidly recedes, then the silence as they adjust the seat and prepare to play....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Food Deserts

- Food deserts are one of the main causes of obesity in lower income areas, and while initiatives are being created to solve this problem, more than just a few initiatives are needed to change the obesity issue. Over 60 million people are obese in the world today. The socioeconomic statuses of the Americans play a major part in the obesity rates across the country. People with higher incomes are less likely to be obese than people with lower incomes. One in every seven preschool-aged children living in lower income areas are obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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Learning-Teaching Context

- Ridgedale Elementary School is located in Morgantown, WV. Morgantown is found in north central West Virginia along the Pennsylvania border. While the city of Morgantown is growing, its residents continue to describe it as maintain its hometown feel. Morgantown is home to the largest university in the state, West Virginia University. Since the town is home to such a large university and two major hospitals, Morgantown’s population is much larger than most of the towns in West Virginia. According to Morgantown’s official website there are over 28,898 students enrolled at the university....   [tags: Education, Pedagogy]

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Café Pergolesi

- Café Pergolesi has a distinct alternative atmosphere to it. The customers I observed did not seem to be part of the popular culture, nor did they appear to want to. The café itself is an independent business located on Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz, one street over parallel to Pacific Avenue, the town’s central tourist shopping haven. It is conveniently located near the hubbub transpiring downtown, however I could see no tourists in sight. This is probably because Café Pergolesi is run inside an old house....   [tags: Site Observation, Tourism]

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Hair Care

- HairCare Products stand to capitalize on an open market in China’s beauty and personal care section. With nearly half of its one billion plus population female, HairCare Products can monopolize this market in China if the company offers the Chinese consumer what they really want; natural products. According to Mintel’s report, a global provider of market research, “Eighty-one percent of urban Chinese consumers prefer to purchase all-natural products”. This is an astronomical number that cannot be ignored, if HairCare Products decides to enter the fray of the Chinese beauty and personal care market....   [tags: chinese beauty, consumers]

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The Assassin

- One moonless night at a village park you could sense something was going to happen. In the background fireworks lit the night sky. Several cars arrived in front of the village hall. In the brisk chilly wind swings jingled in the corner of the park. More and more cars pulled up and crowds gathered. Under the shelter of an aged oak tree the few leaves protected a tall stocky built man. The suspicious man was wearing a long thick black fury coat. What appeared to be a horse grassing in the glair of the fireworks....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Sauerkraut Festival

- As I start walking south down sauerkraut enriched Main Street, I get the overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. This particular weekend is the weekend for the Sauerkraut Festival. The street, being very crowded, has white tents set up on each side of the road with crafts to be sold. Immediately I see wicker baskets and photos that craftsmen are hoping to sell at the festival. As I continue to walk down the crowded street I catch the aroma of cinnamon. The high school wrestling team, which sells one of the non-sauerkraut products, cinnamon roasted almonds, is filling the air with a great scent, and drawing people to the seller’s booth with the scent....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation]

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Living with Asthma

- Living with Asthma missing works cited The weather in Boston is just beginning to feel cooler as Maeve Vaillancourt, a Northeastern University sophomore rushes to her first class of the day. Although she is already behind schedule, she huddles in a corner to take a dose of her Abuterol inhaler, then finishes her ten-minute walk and slips into class late. “I hate taking my inhaler in public, because it is embarrassing, but after quick walks like that, I need to or else I feel as if I can’t breathe,” said Vaillancourt....   [tags: Medical Medicine Respiratory Essays]

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The Greek Column

- The Greek Column A French champagne cognac with a Centaur trademark, called Remy Martin, is featured in several magazine advertisements resting on a column in various positions. The one being analyzed in this article shows the bottle of Remy Martin and a pair of glasses placed on top of a column so tall that it reaches above the clouds. It invites the viewer: "Want to come up for a drink sometime?" At the bottom right corner, the Centaur logo is repeated, along with a short description of its origin and a complimentary video offer....   [tags: Architecture Architectural Essays History]

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The Truman Show

- The Truman Show The life of Truman Burbank has been broadcast around the world with tremendous success since the day he was born. A star for the mere fact that he exists, Truman has no idea that there are cameras in every corner of his world. he has literally been ON television from the moment of his birth. With the honor of being the first child to be formally adopted by a corporation, Truman has had every moment of his existence captured by television cameras. The Truman Show, a worldwide reality series that runs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and every day of the year, has been witness to his first words, his first steps, his first day at school-- nothing has escaped the...   [tags: Papers]

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Rock and Roll

- Rock and Roll Rock and Roll is an economic thing," says "pop" singer Jo Stafford, quoted in Billboard, October 13, 1958. "Today's nine-to fourteen year old group is the first generation with enough money given to them by their parents to buy records in sufficent quanities to influence the market. In my youth if I asked my father for 45 cents to buy a record, he'd have thought seriously about having me committed." A teenager growing up in the prior to the end of WW II was forced to take life fairly seriously....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gates

- The long awaited project phenomenon that is due to make art history, The Gates, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Given permission by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on January 22, 2003, the project is set to be mounted in Central Park in New York City February 12th of this year. The planned project is to resemble a golden river. Thus consisted to 7500 gates in total standing 16 feet (4.87 meters) high with a width changing from 5' 6" to 18 feet (1,67 m to 5,48 meters) going along the edges of the Central Park pathways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Playing Rodeo

- Playing Rodeo As the days grow longer, the Kansas wind gets warmer, and the school year draws to a close, the thoughts of ranchers and would-be cowboys in Chase County and the surrounding communities turn to rodeo, specifically the Flint Hills Rodeo. The oldest consecutive rodeo of June, the Flint Hills Rodeo draws thousands of spectators from near and far. This two-day event is an experience that is not easily forgotten. The Flint Hills Rodeo is an important yearly event with roots deeply embedded in Chase County history....   [tags: Papers]

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Isaac Storm

- Isaac Storm On Friday evening, September 7, 1900, many of the 37,000 residents of Galveston, Texas, were settling down to dinner, few if any of them concerned about the steady 15 mph northerly wind rattling their windows. Within 48 hours, at least 8,000 of the townspeople would be dead, victims of the single worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Relatively few people are aware that the deadliest natural disaster in the United States was the hurricane that struck Galveston Island on September 8, 1900....   [tags: Papers]

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Fall Prevention in Long Term Care Facilities

- At Diversicare Rehabilitation, DVCR, between the months of May and July, there were fifty-two falls. Of these falls, twenty-two resulted in major injuries and were reportable to state. All the reportable falls resulted in a form of injury. The injuries noted were ten hip fractures, five femur, three shoulder and four elbow fractures. Out of all the falls, twelve falls with major injuries occurred to residents who had suffered a fall within the past week. Two falls were reportable to the coroner but they were both ruled non-related....   [tags: Multidisciplinary Team, Healthcare Costs]

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- Sprawl What is Sprawl. Once upon a time, sprawl was a fairly neutral term to describe car dependent, low-density economic growth beyond the bounds of older suburbs. Now it is used almost exclusively to describe the dark side of that growth: unbearable traffic, vanishing open space, increasing levels of air and water pollution, and higher taxes to perpetuate the cycle of new schools, sewers, and roads. And that's just what the residents of older suburbs are feeling....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Big D

- Big D A couple weeks ago, exactly four days after Christmas, I woke up thinking about my uncle Dennis. I loved him very much, but I have never woken up thinking about him. After a few minutes, I realized that three years ago, exactly four days after Christmas, was the day he died. My uncle Dennis was an unforgettable man. He had sparkling blue eyes and a sweet smile. When he laughed everyone else in the room couldn't help but join him. That's not what made him unforgettable, though. Dennis was tall, around 380 pounds, and anoxic; he had brain damage....   [tags: Personal Narrative Disabilites Papers]

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Love Canal

- The Love Canal is located near Niagara Falls in upstate New York. The Canal was constructed as a waterway during the nineteenth century, but was abandoned shortly afterwards. The Love Canal story is essentially the story of the thousands of families who lived unknowingly amongst an abandoned toxic chemical waste dump. It wasn’t the first time in U.S history where this has happened, nor was it the worst, but it did grab the public’s attention. In the 1930’s before the Love Canal area was turned into neighborhoods, the Hooker Chemical Company purchased the area and used it as a burial site for 20,000 metric tons of chemicals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Hurricane Ophelia was downgraded to a tropical storm again Monday as the indecisive weather system moved slowly off the coast, its outer bands of rain not quite reaching land. Despite Ophelia’s waxing and waning strength and slow progress, residents’ attention had been focused by the devastation caused elsewhere by Hurricane Katrina. That was on the mind of Steve King as he grudgingly skipped a football game on television to move his sea kayak out of harm’s way. “They keep saying this storm is two or three days out,” he said....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Egypt Egypt is a Middle Eastern country located in the northeast corner of Africa. A small part of Egypt, called the Sinai Peninsula, is located in Asia. Deserts cover most of Egypt, so it gets little rain, but the longest river in the world, the Nile River, flows through the desert and is key to living for many Egyptians. Almost all of Egypt’s population, about 99%, is located near the Nile or along the Suez Canal, another body of water important to Egyptian life, although together they cover only four percent of Egypt’s total land....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The importance of values can not be overstated, they shape our intrinsic motivation (Kollmuss, & Agyeman, 2002, p.251). The significance of looking at values allows us to see the inter-workings behind peoples actions. Too often society sees the natural environment as something available for our use, a set of resources to be consumed(Cohen, 2006, p.13). Our system of values causes great environmental destruction, only a change in the priority of our values will allow us to counter this trend. Our western values and American values in particular are very inward looking as a country and individually....   [tags: Ethics, Individualism]

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- ... The vibrations from the bone of the man's face and teeth shattering instantly transferred to Andy's hands through the wood and metal frame of the gun. The man's head stopped in mid-air as his legs continued moving forward with momentum before falling to the wooden floor on his back. Lifting his boot and coming down with tremendous force, Andy crushed the man's esophagus, as a younger woman screaming at the top of her lungs, lunged at Andy with a knife from the kitchen. With one foot still crushing the man's neck, Andy swiftly turned and pulled the trigger, blasting a second slug through the woman's torso....   [tags: personal narrative]

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- Chinatown A bus pulls up to its stop on College Boulevard and passengers stream out. Cars are flowing steadily through the streets as I stand perfectly still on the street corner in an attempt to greedily absorb the smells, sights, and sounds. The green hand shaped light appears and I proceed to cross the street with an increasing sense of discovery. There were signs everywhere; mostly in Chinese characters. Some of the signs in English read: Dim Sum Lunch $3.50, English Books about Chinese Herbs, China Kung Fu Acupuncture Treatment Center and Chinatown 2002....   [tags: China Culture Cultural Essays]

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- Palladio After I had begun my career as a stonemason, at the age of twenty I was taken on by Gian Giorgio Trissino. He educated me as a Humanist and through this enlightenment I was metamorphosed into an architect and an authority on the subject as well. By reading Virtuvius and following the example of Alberti, I was inspired to write a treatise of my own. I entitled the work, one of my many books , "Quattro libri dell'architettura", and in it placed many plans, wood cuts, and elevations of my own buildings....   [tags: Palladian Buildings Architecture Essays]

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- Teotihuacan The ancient world of Mesoamerica entered a long period of change that soon led to the development a mammoth city that would serve as a regional center for more than 600 years. Beginning in about 1000 B.C. the majority of the people in the Valley of Mexico relocated to one of two primary sites, that of Cuicuilco in the southwest corner and Teotihuacan in the northeast. By about 300 B.C., Cuicuilco dominated the region, but its heyday would soon diminish. (Sabloff 2000, p 60) For the next two hundred years the dominion would begin to shift towards the side of Teotihuacan, a city that would undergo rapid growth never seen before on such a large scale....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Role of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are a vital element of the health team. Serving as a middleman between patients and other members of the health team nursing assistants play many different, yet equally important roles in patient care. Nursing assistants provide emotional, physical, and social support for patients, and residents. I will inform readers about the role of certified nursing assistants in long-term care centers (LTC) and their importance as a member of the health team. Certified Nursing Assistants "perform delegated nursing task under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN)" (Sorrentuino & Remmert, 2012)....   [tags: health care, nurisng homes]

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Coronary Heart Disease in Older Adults Living in Residential Care Facilities

- Encompassing coronary heart disease, myocardial infarctions, and heart failure, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 in every 4 deaths1,2. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by atherosclerosis which occurs when the build-up of cholesterol in the arterial wall limits the travel of oxygen-rich blood in the body3. This can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or death. CHD is a chronic and potentially fatal condition....   [tags: medicaid, demographics, heart failure]

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Asian Styled Restaurant: Strategies to Take Tea Café to the Next Level of Business

- SRATEGIES TO TAKE TEA CAFÉ TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF BUSINESS INTRODUCTION TEA Café is an Asian-styled restaurant located in Norman, Oklahoma. TEA Café is very unique to Norman and almost every Norman resident has experienced TEA Café. Ask any resident or student and they will brag about how good TEA Café is. However, TEA Café is currently not tapping into the student population here at the University of Oklahoma, thus missing out on an enormous audience. The purpose of this report is to provide realistic and achievable strategies to take TEA Café to the next level of business....   [tags: student body, growing a company]

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The Pros and Cons of Involuntary Commitment of the Mentally Ill

- Few issues will motivate Americans to put down their cheeseburgers and pick up a shotgun faster than the threat of infringement upon their civil liberties. The right to choose what toothpaste to buy, what color socks to wear with those sandals, or what spiritual doctrine to follow, is fiercely defended by both conservatives and liberals alike. In fact, this commitment to personal liberty is what defines us as Americans, and sets us apart from the rest of the world (even if only in our own minds)....   [tags: Institutionalization, Civil Rights]

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Advantages to Having a Second Life

- The majority of the adult American population age 18+ is unfamiliar with the ever-growing virtual community known as Second Life. Second Life is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab, which offers its residents a place to connect, a place to shop, a place to work, and a place to love. There are many advantages for people to create a Second Life for themselves. Second Life’s residents are given the ability to explore any region they choose and allows one the ability to be themselves, or even someone different....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Environment of Samuel T. Graves Hall

- Graves hall, which was constructed in 1889, used to be the only building on the campus of Morehouse College during early years of operation. Graves hall used to house all college resources including living resources and classrooms. Today Graves hall is one of many residence halls on campus and is predominantly living quarters, as opposed to the various departments it used to house. Although some things about the hall has changed since 1889, some things remain the same. Graves hall is still producing noteworthy alums and is still a vital part of the institution, the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia....   [tags: Morehouse College campus]

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Glomerular Filtration Rate and Chronic Kidney Disease Management

- The strengths of the study were the educational topics of the importance of eGFR and CKD management. The fact that this study showed that there was indeed a continuation of late referrals to the nephrologists could help further problems. The staging principals and risks discussed were also important. Another strength was the fact that a pre and post survey was conducted; with the education in between the surveys. The weakness of the studies education was the lack of actual case studies and the PCPs thought that nephrologists not peers should teach the lectures....   [tags: Critique of Medical Studies]

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Nursing Homes, Do They Really Give the Quality Care They Advertise?

- So often people contemplate on using nursing homes to help care for an elderly family member; due to strong concerns of the family member not receiving the quality care that nursing homes advertise. For many people they carry a belief that nursing homes just hire people off the street with minimal education, this is far from the truth. Any medical facility weather hospital, doctors office or nursing home all require an employee to have at least a bare minimum of a certification, but depending on the job position it determines the statue of educational degree required for that position....   [tags: nursing homes for the elderly]

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The Effects of Staffing on Patient Care

- The Effects of Staff Ratio on Patient Care A common problem today that many nurses face is the lack of staff to properly care for the residents in the long-term facility that they work in. When a nurse is forced to work short on the floor, there may be some details in a resident’s care that are left undone. This type of behavior can lead to minor problems, such as the inability to ensure a resident’s personal body alarm is in place, or forgetting to put on a protective barrier cream as order, to major problems, such as medication errors, neglect, or even death, if the nurse is so stressed out, she overlooks a sign of potential problems....   [tags: healthcare professionals, nursing]

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Changing the Reputation of Nursing Homes

- According to Sampsell (2003), “76 million baby boomers are getting ready to enter long-term care (LTC) facilities over the next 25 years” (p. 41). For seniors who need intensive medical care, nursing homes have served as the primary provider to those older adults who “have chronic health problems which are often accompanied by physical impairments and functional limitation” (Luskey and Ingman, 1994, p. 265). In anticipation of this increasing demand for services, there are industry visionaries who are working to change the way the public, the consumer, and the staff within long-term care view nursing homes by implementing “nontraditional principles to attract new residents” (Sampsell, 2003,...   [tags: Healthcare]

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The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

- In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” irony is an underlying theme used throughout the story. Shirley Jackson involves residents in a preparation of following a longstanding traditional process of lottery. However, this proves to be a different type of lottery as the winner gets a different form of present. This is unknown to the reader of the story until when the story is almost over. Residents gather at 10 in the morning in the square that is located between the bank and the post office awaiting the arrival of Mr....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox

- Michael J. Fox writes in his book Lucky Man: A Memoir (2003), “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered” (Fox). Abuse plays a dominant role in the world we live in today. According to the article National Statistics, “Each day…4 women die as a result of abuse” ("National Domestic Violence Statistics"). Abuse can be broken into many categories such as physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, and mental. Women from all kinds of backgrounds get abused every day; they are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them....   [tags: abusive love, domestic violence, women]

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Background and Management at Palmas Bank

- This chapter of Local currency explains background, management at Palmas bank. Palmas bank is a suburb of Fortaleza located in Northeastern Brazil, which developed country examples take community bank and community organization the state capital of Ceará in Fortaleza. Local currency of Palmas bank makes a contribution in poor residents and local economy that has an effect coming into the sense of solidarity to use and invest alternative money between residents and local business. The history of community organizations and facilities in Palmas has made living room and life resource establishing community organizations and facilities by local residents....   [tags: local currency at Fortaleza, Northern Brazil]

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