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Urban Inequality

- The contemporary field of urban sociology provides substantive examinations that engage both a macro- and micro-lens into the construction of urban spaces and inequalities. In the discussion that follows I address some of the leading theories and common threads that enable urban sociologists to engage in the comprehensive examination of how and why urban inequality persists. In the final section, I draw upon theorists and propose a research perspective that I believe might help to further advance the sociological inquiry of urban inequality....   [tags: Urban Sociology Research Paper]

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The Decay Of The Earth

- The decay of the earth is a controversial subject amongst the academic community. This is primarily due to uncertainty in its causation. Some speculators whom call themselves ‘climate skeptics’ believe that humankind is not capable of destroying our planet. However, the United Nations and countless scientists worldwide agree that not only is humanity able to murder the blue planet, but humanity is well on its way to causing irreversible damage to our atmosphere, affecting all life on Earth. Consequently, this mindset rift between both sides of the scientific community has enormous connotations....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Climate, Climate change]

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Portraying the Urban Envirnoment Through the Film Entre Nos

- The film Entre Nos has many global issues related to it such as how to succeed in new urban environment, surviving through a close knit of friendship while being unknown in a big city, and dense urban environments. Entre Nos demonstrates how living in a dense urban neighborhood is hard because the population is so high which makes it harder to get jobs and find housing. The film also demonstrates how having a close knit of friends in a big city can be beneficial and can help you succeed in the urban environment....   [tags: immigrants, population, urban]

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Performance of Urban Schools vs Suburban Schools

- Students who go to school in urban schools are not given the same opportunities as a child their age in a suburban area school. Students who go to school in urban schools are put at a disadvantage compared to students who go to school in suburban areas. As a pre-service teacher it is my responsibility to work toward fixing this injustice and inform my surrounding community. As we look into this injustice we see how there are many solutions to this problem and that the government and people need to educated about this issue....   [tags: Urban Schools Funding]

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Urban Sociology Focus On The Metropolitan Region

- A. A metropolitan region is a region consisting of one or more central cities and their surrounding suburbs. Metropolitan areas determine the changes in the structure and the dynamics of a particular region. For example, North East Ohio consists of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown and their surrounding suburbs. According to the Charter, a metropolitan area is a “fundamental economic unit of the contemporary world” (1). Metropolitan regions defines the world geographic characteristics but their boundaries are subjected to change....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban area, Metropolitan area]

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A Display of Decay

- Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is a fourteen-line symbolic sonnet that demonstrates a decline in power and the loss of possessions as the central theme. A sonnet has fourteen-lines, usually written in iambic pentameter, and is one of English greatest poetic forms (Holman & Snyder, 2014). However, Shelley’s sonnet is committed to the definition of a sonnet but his sonnet really helps the reader to really appreciate the lyrics contained. Shelley sonnet depicts two stories: one traveler viewing the sites of ancient ruins and second traveler is Ozymandias, a Greek name, an ancient Egyptian king, and ruler during the thirteen century B.C, whose sculptor tells the king’s story....   [tags: poetry, mood, permanency]

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The Impact of Contemporary Urban Planning Principles and the Setback Regulations Implemented in Riyadh

- Since the 1950s, the cities of Saudi Arabia witnessed significant changes in the composition of the population and the arrangement of the built environment. The Saudi society has transformed from a nomadic pastoral society to a highly modernized one as a result of the increase in national revenues from oil production. Rapid growth and improved economic conditions led to the adoption of modern planning principles which are in contrary to the traditional city. Although modernization had contributed to raising the living standard of the neighbourhood, it led to the creation of social, cultural and climate problems as well....   [tags: Urban Planning]

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Envisioning Urban Futures: Machelen-Diegem's Master plan

- Machelen-Diegem Machelen, a cozy Flemish town is located in Brussels city of Belgium. It is home to a lot of historical values. The site is considered to be at a strategic place for economic development. Industrial estates, commercial establishment, large job market attract large population to settle in and around Machelen - Diegem. This is as a result of its centralized location in the arteries of Europe’s capital. The site has reached its full blown in terms of infrastructure development. Machelen is also acknowledged for the location of main airport of the country....   [tags: urban design, master plan]

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Urban Legend of the The Monster's Chase

- The Monster's Chase Background and Story It was late on a weekday night a couple of weeks ago when I was unexpectedly told an urban legend by a friend of mine in my dorm. I brought up a report I had to prepare about a local urban legend and my desire to find someone who knew a tale of the “Goatman,” a famous figure in folklore. My friend immediately recounted to me a story about a hairy monster that sounded rather similar. He had been told the story by a member of his group one night at a youth hostel in Japan during an organized trip....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of the Kidney Thieves

- The Kidney Thieves Urban legends are apocryphal stories involving incidents of the recent past, often including elements of humor and horror that spread quickly and are popularly believed to be true (1). They reflect society's deepest fears and anxieties. One urban legend can be retold with different settings and people, but the central theme or idea remains constant. The appeal of these legends is the possibility they can be true and that they bring out the listeners' deepest fears. The storyteller in the following urban legend is a nineteen-year old man from Annapolis, Maryland....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend

- The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend When my friends and I were younger, we loved to tell each other scary stories late at night at sleepovers. This memory resurfaced this past February as three friends and I exchanged tales late one night while on a trip in New Jersey. All of the stories were entertaining, but this purportedly “true” urban legend remained in my mind long after the other accounts. “The Clown Doll” was told by a twenty-year old, Christian female University biology major. She was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, which is where she heard the story and where the story itself is set....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of The Boo Hag

- The Boo Hag Background Urban legends survive through time by having three elements: “a strong basic story-appeal, a foundation in actual belief, and a meaningful message or ‘moral’” (Brunvand 10). These characteristics are not only inherent in the content of the story, but also in the performance of the story to an audience. Like an actor on stage, storytellers have the responsibility of keeping a story entertaining, yet believable, through their gestures and attitude while telling the story....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Car Headlights

- Lights Out In preparation for this writing assignment, I interviewed about 15 students at the University to collect their urban legends. One legend, often called “Lights Out,” was mentioned by just about all of the students I interviewed. Those who did not mention it on their own recognized it when I described it. I interviewed a 19-year-old male sophomore who anticipates getting into the School of Business. He transferred from Community College this past fall, and currently lives with a relative in a nearby off-campus home....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Humans Licking

- Humans Can Lick Too I collected the story on Saturday, October 9th in my dorm. It was late at night, which added to the effect of the story. The storyteller is a student at the University. He is 17 years old, is from Rockville, Maryland, and is Methodist. He is half Sri Lankan and a quarter Irish and Palestinian. His father is a diplomat and works for the state department, and his mother is a homemaker. The story, as told by the student, is as follows: There once was a girl who lived with her parents in a nice little town....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of the Goatman

- Goatman Version 1--Montgomery County, Maryland It seemed from my story-collection that nearly everyone knows of some urban legend, but I found one story to be especially interesting because it is a relatively famous legend that has roots here in Maryland. The story of “The Goatman” has a number of variations, as with most urban legends. My roommate told me that he first heard the story from his parents when he was about 12 years old. He suspected that it was probably a joking attempt to scare him from playing outside so late at night because the sound of the basketball dribbling in the driveway would keep his parents awake....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Ghostly Dreams

- Ghostly Dreams of Owners Passed The following ghost story was told to me by a friend when I had a small group of friends over to my house in Massachusetts during spring break. He is a 20-year-old white male. The story was told at night after we had finished watching the show Lost on television, so the atmosphere was a little bit tense. It did not simply come up in context; I prompted all of my friends to tell any ghost stories or urban legends that they knew. I wrote the story down a few hours later after my friends left....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Education Issues

- Education is an integral part of society, school helps children learn social norms as well as teach them how to be successful adults. The school systems in United States, however are failing their students. In the world as a whole, the United States is quickly falling behind other countries in important math and reading scores. The United States ranked thirtieth in math on a global scale and twentieth in literacy. This is even more true in more urban, lower socio-economic areas in the United States....   [tags: urban districts, test scores, school system]

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Kidney Thieves Urban Legend

- Losing Organs at a Party: The "Kidney Thieves" Legend and the Immigrant Experience My family, most being first generation immigrants, has at times a slightly negative view of American culture. Because of this, many of the family dinner conversations are about the differences between American and Iranian cultures and often how the Iranian culture is better in some ways. To support this theory many urban legends are brought up that show the “dark side” of the American culture. For example, when the family was gathered together for the Iranian new year, a version of the famous legend about the traveler who was drugged and robbed of his organs in a hotel room was told by a family member....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Darkness and Decay

- (p.141-p.143) How does Eugenides capture the atmosphere of darkness and decay in this extract and why is this significant in the novel as a whole. In the successful novel the virgin suicides, Jeffrey Eugenide’s uses a range of devices to conceptualize what’s going on inside the Lisbon’s house and capture the sense of isolation and how he personifies their house and the environment surrounding it. This causes the reader to actually feel the atmosphere of darkness and picture the decay, and the light flickering out, inside the Lisbon’s house and within the girl’s themselves....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Urban Legend of the Backseat Murderer

- The Backseat Murderer A good urban legend is like a good movie. It unfolds perfectly and it appeals to the audience’s hopes, fears, and anxieties. The urban legend I am about to describe was told by a first year female biology major at the University. She is of Indian descent and both her parents work in the biotechnology field. I collected this story on a Sunday night in the dorm. The fact that it was nighttime helped create the proper mood for the story. It was told in a dimly lit dorm room. The story was told with an eerie tone of voice, with emphasis and excitement during certain parts....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Version 3 The story of Bloody Mary is told in different versions all around the world has been included in nine different movies (three in the past two years) (The Internet Movie Database). This particular version of the popular urban legend of Bloody Mary originates locally from North Potomac, Maryland. The storyteller is a female 19-year-old Caucasian sophomore student, currently studying psychology at the University. The story was collected in the spring on the University campus....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The High Price of Urban Sprawl

- Urban sprawl is a social pattern describing the way cities continue to grow outward uncontrollably. People who do not want to live in an urban atmosphere often seek refuge in suburban areas that have access to metropolitan areas. As more people follow this trend the suburban areas slowly become developed and new areas must be sought for people to inhabit. This leaves some city workers commuting in trains, cars, or even buses for hours. Urban sprawl is not the luxury that it seems to be but actually a social pattern with a great deal of costs....   [tags: Urbanization Urban Essays]

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Urban Poverty, Crime and Ethnic Violence in Papua New Guinea

- ... In Port Moresby, the levels of insufficient income, unemployment, and housing shortages evidence the rise in vulnerable livelihoods, which is contributing to urban poverty. People living in squatter settlements are often at a greater disadvantage as they are faced with inadequate access to basic urban services like water, energy, sewerage network, and sanitation and waste collection. This is compounded by poor health care and education structures and services (Storey 2010, p. 8-10). These urban poverty challenges and declining living conditions are having adverse effects on development planning in Port Moresby, and threatening progress towards a number of national development targets....   [tags: urban planning policies, development]

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The Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Legend has it that if you stand in front of a candlelit mirror and chant the words Bloody Mary thirteen times, a vengeful spirit will appear. However, there are also many other variations to this urban legend. There is no definitive answer as to Bloody Mary’s identity, but Mary could often be depicted as a witch, ghost or demon (Houston). Some accounts say that a young woman named Mary was supposedly in a terrible accident, which mutilated her face (Norder). There are other variations to the legend that claim she was a witch that was executed over a hundred years ago for practicing the dark arts (Mikkelson)....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Sterility Drug Progesterex Urban Legend

- Sterility Drug Progesterex Urban Legend The source for this urban legend is a 19 year old male of Palestinian descent who is currently studying engineering at Montgomery College. His father owns a heating and air conditioning company and his mother is manager for a high school cafeteria. This source first heard the story on the Internet when he received the story on an online Web group. He then spread the warning to all of his contacts. You should tell all the girls you know to be careful because there have been cases in Boston where girls who have been slipped “roofies” [rohypnol, a common date rape drug used to incapacitate the victim] for date rape were also slipped a horse sterilizer....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Using Spatial Planning For The Rural Urban Divide

- Using Spatial Planning to Lessen the Rural-Urban Divide A high quality spatial plan carries a high degree of legitimacy (Elbakidze, et al., 2015). This high level of legitimacy is important to ensure buy-in from all stakeholders. Spatial plans effectively lessen the rural-urban divide by connecting local with broader spatial agendas, plans not only plan for the urban areas but are aware of and plan for the sub-regional and regional areas as well (Gallent & Shaw, 2007). Sustainable lifestyles focus on livability for all rather than the few....   [tags: City, Rural area, Urban sprawl, Rural]

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Urban Legend about College Students

- Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn On the Lights. College campuses have been known to be popular breeding grounds for rumors. Ask any college student walking around a typical campus for the latest gossip, and they may flood you with more stories, quips, and anecdotes than you may have ever asked for. Some of these stories lead to codes and rules for living safely on campus, as urban legends about campus-related murders and crimes begin to circulate more frequently. In addition, these stories may deal with some supernatural elements....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Part One: Collection of the Story The story of “Bloody Mary” was told to me by a twenty year old male. He is a current student at a University, studying accountancy. He has very conservative beliefs regarding politics. His father is an insurance broker and his mother stays at home. This story was collected on March 18, 2006, at his residence. This is the story as he told it to me: I originally heard this from my brother when I was like ten years old. I also saw it in the movie Urban Legends....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Poverty in 18th Century America Depicted in Riis', How the Other Half Lives

- With his book How the Other Half Lives, Riis offers the audience a glimpse into the unsettling and unnoticed reality of the urban poverty in America at the turn of the 19th century. Not only he revealed the dark side of the society, he also showed the urgent need for change. Riis used emotional as well as logical appeal to support his argument in favor of the need for a social reform. By combining powerful pictures and detailed annotations accounting the conditions of life in the New York, Riis made How the Other Half Lives unique and very effective in delivering his message and initiating a change....   [tags: Urban Poor]

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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Often, the story of “Bloody Mary” is the first story of supernatural form that is told to many individuals as young children. When I was in 3rd grade, a group of friends and I got together to have a sleepover; naturally, we all went to my friend’s basement and started telling scary stories. One of my friends told me that if I went into the bathroom without any lights and said “Bloody Mary” three times in front of a mirror, a bloody figure would appear. This urban legend was told by a nineteen year old woman at the University of Maryland who is originally from West Point, New York....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The High Tech Sector That Affect The Urban Areas Of Texas

- In terms of raw numbers, Texas is the fastest growing state in the United States according to Politifacts.com, with approximately 1,000 people a day coming to Texas. It has become one of five states to have a majority-minority population, with three of its counties holding the largest minority population in the entire country. (DiversityInc.) The Texas economy is shifting away from the rural endeavors that built it, such as, cotton, cattle ranching, and oil. Emerging is the high-tech sector that is largely centered in the urban areas of Austin-San Marcos and Dallas....   [tags: Texas, United States, Urban area, Conservatism]

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Urban Legend of Pemberton Park

- Salisbury’s Pemberton Park in the Dark Since I come from the Eastern Shore of this state, I was surprised to hear a ghost story I was previously unaware of. The story takes place in a park in Salisbury. The person who told me the story is a 19-year-old sophomore at the University, and we spoke about it one evening after dinner. He believes it to be true, because one of his friend’s siblings has apparently experienced the ghost firsthand. I tape-recorded his narrative: In Pemberton Park, about 30 years ago…exactly 30 years ago in a few weeks, actually, a young student got his heart broken....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Transition Process Between Rural Urban Areas And Current Land Use Patterns

- Introduction In the last decades, urbanisation has become a phenomenon on a global scale. In 1995, the number of people living in urban areas was approximately 2.4 billion and estimated to double in 30 years (Antrop, 2000). The rapid urbanisation might produce an undesirable outcome for the natural environment. Brown (2001) showed that cities were accounted for nearly 80% of carbon emissions, 60% of water used daily for people and 76% of manufactured timber. Therefore, we need to understand the transition process between rural-urban areas and current land use patterns, in order to use our resources more efficiently....   [tags: City, Urban area, Ecology, Suburb]

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Urban Legend of Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

- Lost Among the Leaves: Secret Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail This story, which I have named “Lost in the Leaves”, is a very detailed and place specific version of the unexplained photographs legends. While unexplained photograph legends often involve humorous pictures taken as a practical joke, there is also a darker streak of these legends. These are legends where mysterious photographs reveal just how near a person was to death through photographs developed after the fact. The fear in these is of what could have happened....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland

- Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland The storyteller told the story of the Goatman from Beltsville story to me. On a summer night in 2005, she and her friend were driving back from a mall. Her friend took a shortcut home to Beltsville, Maryland by way of Callington Road Bridge. While on this shortcut home, her friend stopped the car on the side of road and turned off the headlights. She proceeded to tell the interviewee the story of the Goatman, emphasizing its truthfulness the entire time. After she heard the story, the interviewee never drove across Callington Road Bridge again....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Many people claim that they do not believe in ghosts or other uncanny things. Despite those claims, however, a good urban legend still has the power to make anybody stop and ponder the question, “What if?” What if these stories that always seem to have some level of possibility, were actually true. As urban legends transcend through years and generations, they always find a way of still seeming possible in the present time. This is what can be said of the story that was shared with me about the Glenn Dale Hospital....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of the Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge This story was told by a 20-year-old Caucasian male whom I have known for many years. He works as a technical support person for hardware and software. He lives in the home of the story, and has been there for all his life. I was speaking with him on a rainy Friday night when I inquired as to whether he knew any ghost stories and/or urban legends. He said after a moment’s hesitation that the only one he could remember was one based in his home town, called “Cry Baby Bridge.” From what I can remember, there is supposedly a bridge called Cry Baby Bridge....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Background Over the recent break, I mentioned to a friend that I needed to write about a ghost-related urban legend. He offered to tell me about Glenn Dale Hospital, which is supposedly a famous ghost legend in Maryland. Since I am a lifelong Maryland resident and did not know about the hospital, I was eager to hear the story. The story was told in the living room of a house by a 19 year old white male native to southern Maryland. He is from a middle class family and his father and mother are a construction worker and a homemaker, respectively....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge When talking to students around campus about urban legends they knew, many of them were quick to recite a story that they once enjoyed hearing. Most people all knew at least a couple stories. Almost everyone knew some variation of the most popular urban legends. When talking in the dorm with a twenty year old female student, I learned that she knew several stories from her hometown. I found most interesting the story involving a bridge named Cry Baby Bridge. The story was specific to her home town....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Many urban legends get passed down to others from information people hear, read, and experience on their own. Stories get manipulated and exaggerated over time and reasons for the story’s existence can vary. The true story of Glenn Dale Hospital appears to be rather clear according to credible sources – but this does not stop people from creating their own myths and legends and believing what others tell them is true. The story was told to me by a white female college sophomore that I have known for many years....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge The legend I collected was told to me by one of my softball teammates. My teammate is twenty-two years old. She told me this story on our team bus while we were driving at about noon. The atmosphere was light as a few of my other teammates were listening to, and quoting Dane Cook – a popular comedian. Here is the legend she told: There is this small bridge in a small city nearby. There was a car accident and a small child or baby died. And, um, it was in the local papers. It is said that at night, when your drive over it, you can hear the sound of a baby crying....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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The Political Decay of the Roman Republic

- The Political Decay of the Roman Republic The fall of the Western Roman Empire was the first example in history on the collapse of a constitutional system which was caused by the internal decay in political, military, economics, and sociological issues. The government was becoming corrupt with bribery. Commanders of the Roman army turned their own army inward towards their own Constitutional systems, fueled by their own ruthless ambition. This paper will talk about how the violence and internal turmoil in 133B.C.-27 B.C....   [tags: fall of the Western Roman Empire]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge In April I sat down with a friend at my house and asked about any urban legends or ghost stories he had encountered. After a couple legends he had seen in movies, he mentioned a haunted bridge about ten minutes away from downtown. He is a twenty-one year-old White male; his father owns an appliance store and his mother helps out with the books. He first heard this story in the ninth grade from a couple of friends. Supposedly, they had heard from kids who had actually been to the bridge and heard strange things at night....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Decay of the American Culture

- Anxiety and affluence are terms that are often applied to the post war decades in an attempt to define them. The newfound wealth that Americans enjoyed after World War II wrought changes on the American social landscape that many may not have been able to predict. The push for heavy consumerism that accompanied the sudden upswing of the U.S. economy gave way to concerns about the decay of moral character in the American home. Increasingly filled with anxieties over the ever-present threat of Communism, which most Americans were aware was an issue they themselves could do little about, the population instead turned towards new distractions, such as television, to attempt to reclaim some sense...   [tags: American Culture]

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Obesity Epidemic : Should Engineers Be Held Responsible For Designing Urban Spaces, Buildings And Transportation Networks

- ESUS 2 Extended Research Outline, Source Report and Review Essay title or question analysis: Title: In the light of obesity epidemic, should engineers be held responsible for designing urban spaces, buildings and transportation networks in such a way as to promote increased physical activity. Support your answer by reference to two urban centres in which engineering solutions have contributed to increased physical activity and, as a result, increased population health. Approach verbs Ideas to be explored Support your answer Cities that encourage physical activities Issues to be considered: What is obesity epidemic....   [tags: City, Urban area, Obesity, Urban planning]

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Poison, Decay, Rot, And Claudius

- Poison, Decay, Rot, and Claudius In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, poison, decay, and rotting are motifs that can be related to the theme breaking down of society, or the downfall of the state of Denmark, during this time in Hamlet’s life. Considering Claudius’s malicious acts to gain the throne, one can say he is being punished by God, and since he is the king, the punishment reflects the state of the kingdom of Denmark as well. As the play progresses, references to rotten things, repellent animals, and vile circumstances are mentioned numerous times, and one can make a connection to these allusions as the truth about Claudius is revealed, and other corrupt events unravel....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Denmark]

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Friendship 's Decay On Rome

- Friendship’s Decay on Rome In looking at the late Roman Republic, one can find many different accounts on how politics worked in Rome. One of these accounts by Polybius gives us a sense of the way politics worked in Rome. Polybius believed, “in all politics, we observe two sources of decay existing from natural causes, the one external, the other internal and self produced” (Polybius 506). The second account by Cicero gives us a framework of how Roman politics play out, stating “The canvass for office resolved itself into an activity of two kinds, of which one is concerned with the loyalty of friends, the other with the feelings of the people” (Cicero 37)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Cicero]

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An Analysis of Policy Levers for Increasing Sustainability of the City of Ottawa’s Urban Transportation System

- Introduction Cities are the epitome of regional, national and international hubs that represent the congregation of people, a healthy social vitality, and are the symbol of wealth. They are economic, social, and environmental metropolises that are the aim of smaller, striving municipalities. Nonetheless, most cities are plagued by urban unsustainability where the car is the focal point of transport, making traffic denser than numerous buildings and car ownership greater than the city’s population....   [tags: Canada, urban planning/issues]

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How Urban Noises And Alarms Effect Birds During There Natural Habitat

- Introduction: The experiment conducted at the bird blind was so that the student would be allowed to come up with and preform his or her experiment. In this experiment one will be looking at how urban noises and alarms effect birds in there natural habitat. The experiment took place at the bird blind at wright state established by the biology department. The “bird blind is an enclosed, elongated wooden structure with benches facing a slight in the wall. [Which] [always] [one] [to] observe birds and other wildlife that are attracted to the variety of food that is set out daily ”(Marcia, David and Don Cipollini, pg....   [tags: Bird, Bird feeder, Urban area, Finch]

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Hamlet: Decay and Corruption

- In Hamlet, Shakespeare often uses gruesome dialogue to describe people, their actions, and his views of others morality. Many times he uses imagery of decay to describe something that is not as it should be. For example when the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare refers to the quote, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” (1.4.90) it describes it as, “Hamlet’s general conclusion about the appearance of his father’s ghost,” (qtd. in“Corruption”58). Shakespeare often includes gross imagery in the dialogue to describe the corrupted state of Hamlet’s life....   [tags: classic, shakespeare]

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Urban Parks

- Like most Americans, I expect to find in every city, every town, even in every village in the country, an outdoor recreation area or what is usually called a park; and I am seldom disappointed. No matter how new and unfinished a town may be, or however old and poor, I know that it will contain, wedged in among the crowded blocks of buildings, a rectangular space with grass and trees and meandering paths and perhaps a bandstand or a flagpole. --John B. Jackson, “The Past and Future Park” in Denatured Visions   Urban parks are defined in their comparative and contrastive relationships to the urban environments surrounding them....   [tags: New Urban Landscape]

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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee

- Bloody Mary Version 4--Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee One night, around 1:00 a.m., my roommates and I were sitting in the common room, and I asked the group if they knew of a compelling ghost story. My one roommate, a 20 year old from Pennsylvania, said she had heard a ghost story at the summer sleep-away camp she had attended when she was younger. She heard the story around a campfire in the woods of Camp Tonikanee, which is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. She described her story as one that the counselors would tell the campers to convince them the camp was haunted....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Mount de Sales Academy

- Mount de Sales Academy When one usually thinks of a hearing a ghost story, the setting is dark with flickering light (such as around a campfire or in a basement with bad lighting) and, of course, it is nighttime. Needless to say, when I heard this story during the middle of the day on a Friday, I was a little taken aback. When prompted for any urban legends or ghost stories a white, female friend of mine immediately responded with, “Have you ever heard of de Sales Academy?” With my negative response, the nineteen year old student jumped into her story: Mount De Sales Academy is one of those Catholic, all girls’ schools that teaches their students to be good Catholics and all that....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Corruption And Decay Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- Corruption and Decay in Hamlet Hamlet is a play about revenge, madness and moral corruption. Out of these main ideas, William Shakespeare used imagery of disease, illness, and decay to suggest physical and political corruption within the play. Corruption was a growing theme in Hamlet, which was evident through the actions and dialogues of the characters. The theme of corruption and decay was portrayed through Ophelia’s frail character, the decaying state of the country and the actions of Claudius....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Different Personality Disorders: THe Syndrome of Decay

- 1. Eric Fromm defined the “syndrome of decay” as the presence of a cluster of three different personality disorders (maximum 25 points). Eric Fromm discussed three very unappealing and evil forms of personality in psychologically unhealthy people that make up the "syndrome of decay", Necrophilia or the love of death, Malignant Narcissism or infatuation with self, and incestuous symbiosis or the propensity to be constrained to a mothering figure or something that is similar. In my opinion these pathological orientations form the most vicious and destructive personality traits in a human....   [tags: necrophilia, incestuous symbiosis]

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Urban Environments And Urban Environment

- The world is home to many different types of communities. Each type is made of different people from various walks of life. A very popular type of community is an urban community. Generally the word urban is associated with large cities composed of vast transport systems, skyscrapers and heavy commerce that offers man different career opportunities. A key feature of urban environments is the diverse communities that it creates. This is brought about due to the dense population that large cities accumulate....   [tags: Teacher, Education, City, School]

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The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery of Decay

- ... These then morph into “restrained hysteria in his whole demeanor” as his sanity decreases even more. Roderick starts to lose his grip on reality and slips even further into the clutches of fear and confusion. This rapid decline in Roderick’s mental health is made evident to the reader through the narrators progressing fear of him and what will come of him in the imminent future. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is essentially a story following Roderick as a “fatal victim of terror in its unmediated condition” (Cook)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]

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Urban Myths Of Urban Legends

- In Paul A. Kirschner and Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer’s article, “Do learners Really Know Best. Urban Legends in Education”, discussion of three urban legends in education; digital natives, specific learning styles, and self-educators are analyzed in order to determine a learner’s ability to learn new information through these popular styles and persuade readers that these popular educational styles are urban legends. The three urban legends discussed are digital natives, specific learning styles, and self-educators....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Teacher]

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Forgetfulness: Decay Theory and Interference Theory

- Do you ever forget things and just get so mad when you remember it at the last minute or you just don’t remember it at all. “Why do we forget things?” You may be saying to yourself, This can be caused by a variety of things such as being distracted or you don’t pay too much attention to what you had to remember..etc Theres things you can do to help you remember stuff . But Before you stress out yourself over how much you forget things and blame yourself, you should blame your parents because they could be the reason why as well as you will learn later on in the writing....   [tags: brain, lossing information]

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Drugs and Decay

- Drugs and Decay Drugs and decay; Iran; Iran's losing fight against drugs. (International)(Brief Article) Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2001 Economist Newspaper Ltd. TABOO subjects, Muhammad Khatami has insisted, should be talked about. Before he was elected president in 1997, most Iranians were unaware of their high level of drug addiction. But now, thanks to press reports and unexpectedly lively debate, everyone knows that the country has about 2m opium and heroin addicts, and that the effects are tugging at the social fabric....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis: Stopping Urban Sprawl

- The truth is there is no simple solution to solving the foreclosure crisis, but there is a way to alleviate the crisis by creating the right incentives. Neighborhoods should have the option of using the policy of “Community Buy-Back.” This policy is one that I thought of and it is something that I see as working very well in common practice. People know that foreclosed properties lower surrounding properties values. No community wants their housing values to go down, so why not sponsor a community take back program....   [tags: Foreclosures, urban sprawl,]

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Imagery of Disease and Decay in Hamlet

- Imagery of Disease and Decay in Hamlet       William Shakespeare found that imagery was a useful tool to give his works greater impact and hidden meaning. In Hamlet, Shakespeare used imagery to present ideas about the atmosphere, Hamlet's character, and the major theme of the play. He used imagery of decay to give the reader a feel of the changing atmosphere. He used imagery of disease to hint how some of the different characters perceived Hamlet as he put on his "antic disposition". And finally, he used imagery of poison to emphasize the main theme of the play; everybody receives rightful retribution in the end....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Media’s Power On Urban Movements

- Introduction "The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox in four parts without commercial interruptions. There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down brothers in the instant replay and women will not care if Dick finally gets down with Jane because Black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day. The revolution will not be televised."(Scott-Heron). This poem is from the 1970. Forty-three years later it is still relevant to past and current media opposition of movements they view as a threat....   [tags: mass communication, media outlets, urban movements]

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Death, Decay and Disease in Hamlet

- Death, Decay and Disease in Hamlet Within ‘Hamlet’, Shakespeare makes a number of references to Denmark's degraded state due to the deceit that lies within. These references are made by Hamlet, Horatio as well as the apparition, thus enforcing the strong theme of death, decay and disease. As aforementioned Hamlets makes a number of references to Denmark. Preceding the death of his father and the marriage of his mother, his mental state begins to fall into demise . Although he appears to not have much courage at first, his focus remains on avenging his father whose murder is described as being "most foul." As noted in one of Hamlet's first soliloquies, his downward spiral has alread...   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Abortion and the Moral Decay of America

- Abortion and the Moral Decay of America   Abortion is a tough issue for our country to deal with. There are, on both sides of the argument, well-meaning and intelligent people - as well as the opposite. Despite the difficulty of this issue, it must be confronted, as it is simultaneously rooted in and influential towards the moral foundations and political ideals of America. As a concerned American and a pursuant of open-mindedness, I have reached the conclusion that abortion is a such a threat to America's public and private morals that it should be outlawed in all cases except for when the mother's physical health is seriously threatened....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Moral Decay in Hesiod's Tales

- One of the most unmistakable, evident themes of Hesiod's didactic narratives is the moral decay of the characters portrayed within them. Ironically, many of his creatures which he brings alive in his literature develop this decay in an evolutionary succession. Hesiod conveys to his readers this idea of negative succession mainly within one of his more well-known works, Theogony. Both groups of characters in the Theogony, gods and mortals, display this moral decay as his story progresses. This decomposition of law and morality within succeeding generations of characters is brought about by different events, according to Hesiod....   [tags: European Literature]

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Decay of the Roman Empire

- Decay of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon says the decay of Rome was inevitable. He writes that instead of inquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, it is surprising that it subsisted so long. Gibbons' argument comes down to four major arguments, divided into rulership, the abuse of Christianity, the expansion of the Barbarians, and finally the loss of the Roman military power. Edward Gibbon was one of the greatest English historians of the late 1700's. His father entered him in Magdalen College, University of Oxford but shortly after his enrollment in 1753 he decided to convert to Roman Catholicism....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History]

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Visible Signs of Puritan Decay

- In times of Puritan society, the Ministers ruled with an iron fist as it portrays. No adultery, No drinking of vile drinks, and other stuff considered as a sin in the society has been outlawed. Stuff such as violations of the Sabbath and swearing and sleeping during sermons and also with businesses, abusing the lawyer system has been growing. Since the times of Puritan, society has been spiraling down hill fast in faith and morality. In the Puritan days, sleeping and swearing during sermons were considered disrespect to the Minister that was preaching....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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The Destruction And Decay Of Denmark After Claudius 's ' Hamlet '

- In Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet, there are indeed many things wrong in the state of Denmark. New arrivals at Elsinore begin to truly corrupt several of the characters of this story. Many characters and symbols in this play demonstrate the destruction and decay of Denmark after Claudius’s appearance. In this play, Shakespeare shows how one depraved individual can single-handedly corrupt a family, a household, and even an entire nation. With the arrival of Claudius to the castle at Elsinore comes death, corruption, and decay....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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The Moral Decay Of The Old South By William Faulkner

- In 1939 a great American author, named William Faulkner, published a series of short stories about a fictional southern county that he used in many stories to depict the life style of the old south. The Biographical information provided by the Nobel Prize website said that the fictional county was very similar to his home town in Lafayette county, Mississippi (William Faulkner - Biographical). Faulkner wrote several short stories and novels which all contributed to this imaginary Yoknapatawpha county, Mississippi....   [tags: Short story, William Faulkner, Fiction]

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Great Gatsby: Moral Decay of the Nineteen Twenties

- The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1926. The novel is set in the early nineteen twenties in the post world war one era and takes place in the New York on the west and east egg of Long Island. The novel explores the life of the central character, Jay Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, tells of Gatsby's ongoing quest to win over the love of Daisy, despite her marriage with Tom Buchanan. Fitzgerald uses ideologies and marginalizes class, education, race and gender to represent the moral decay of the nineteen twenties and of society in general....   [tags: American Literature ]

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The Rate Of Decay Between The Large Population Area Of Invertebrates

- There was no significant difference in the rate of decay between the additional nutrient input group, and the control group (Figure 2.). However, there was a significant difference among the total area of invertebrates found in the control and the ANI groups. Our P-value for the total area of invertebrates per collection was 0.018675215. The control group was found to have a greater total area of invertebrates (Figure 3.) Not only did the area of invertebrates differ among the two treatment groups, but the types of functional feeding invertebrates differed as well....   [tags: Statistical significance]

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Decay in Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934, Tender is the Night is a story about human decadence and the degeneration of love and marriage due to excess. Fitzgerald wrote his symbolic novel during the 1920s, the “Jazz Age” before the great depression- the time period that clearly indicated how living excessively and recklessly has serious and destructive consequences. The novel exemplifies some of the values and vices that are still present in society today. Fitzgerald uses sensuous characterization, connotative symbolism, and vivid detail to emphasize that excess leads to downfall....   [tags: Tender is the Night]

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Exponential Decay in Reality

- Exponential Decay in Reality [IMAGE] Instructions to operate * Kettle to the boil * Pour 500ml of water in cup (plastic) * Place thermometer in water * Take temperature every minute for the 1st 30 mins and then every 5mins for the next 30 min and then every 10 mins until it is back to room temperature. * Experiment conducted 3 x (results averaged) * Used the exact same equipment for each experiment (water type, container, thermometer, kettle) [IMAGE] My apparatus is designed to simulate the process of exponential decay....   [tags: Papers]

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The Urban Legend of a Witch in Maryland

- The Legend of Moll Dyer: A Witch in Maryland The first time I heard this story was in Maryland. It was told by a woman in her thirties, who identified herself as being of Irish heritage, which made the story of Moll Dyer more close to her heart. She was also an anthropology major who has had contact with local folklorists in the past. This is where she first learned of the story of Moll Dyer, which she recounted to me as follows: Moll Dyer was an Irish immigrant to Saint Mary’s County, where people began to think she was a witch....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Annie's Road

- The Legend of Annie's Road The following ghost story involving a ghost named “Anna” was first told to me by a person who lives near the ghost site. A New Jersey native, this girl was an eighteen-year-old college student. She came from a middle-class, predominantly white, suburban neighborhood. This story about Anna’s ghost was told to a group of other college students and me while eating dinner at the campus diner. The storyteller, I, and our group of friends began to discuss the things we teenagers do to occupy ourselves on weekend nights when we’re bored....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Urban Question

- In Urban Studies two schools of academic thought answer the “urban question”: the ecological and urban political economy schools. Because the “urban question” allows us to ask how we can address and understand urban inequalities in American cities, I will argue that to fully grasp the “urban question” one should take a perspective that composition of society and space as mutual. First, I will develop a working definition of “the urban question”. Second, I will write on the ecological school’s view of the “urban” question and how their vista explains but inadequately addresses urban inequalities....   [tags: Politics, Social Issues, Informative]

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Disease, Sickness, Death, and Decay in Hamlet

- Death, Sickness, and Decay in Hamlet   Decay is defined as "a gradual decline; deterioration," disease as "any departure from health."  Both have many forms: physical, psychological, social, etc.  Multiple examples of illness and deterioration can be found in the tragedy Hamlet.  In this drama, Shakespeare uses imagery of decay and disease and the emotional and moral decay of his characters to enhance the atmosphere of the play.     The drama Hamlet abounds with images of decay and disease.  Celestial bodies are described in this manner; in Act I Horatio says that the moon "Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse," and in Act III, Hamlet says that the moon is "thoughtsick" at his mother...   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Story of Organic Matter Decay in Soils

- The Story of Organic Matter Decay in Soils To most people, humus is a garlic-y chickpea spread for sandwiches or pita bread. However, to soil scientists, its something entirely different. Soil humus is a mixture of dark, colloidal organic compounds relatively resistant to decomposition. These compounds result from the decay of organic litter and accumulate in the O and A horizons of soils. Soil humus helps glue mineral particals into aggregates, giving structure to the soil and affecting soil stability....   [tags: Chemistry Chemical Papers]

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Drugs Abuse and the Decay of the Inner City

- Societal and ethnographic reports have link the arrival of crack to gang violence, high murder rates, poverty, and family disruption. Popular opinion seemed to indicate that the introduction of crack cocaine has led to increases in central-city crime and accelerated trends toward overall inner-city decay in America.. This manuscript will established (1) briefly what crack cocaine is (2) when it was introduced (3) if there is a direct link between the introduction of crack cocaine and an increase decadence in the social and economic life of the American community (4) and why this drug had such a significant influence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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