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The College Of Central Florida

- In the United States most students can expect to pay above premium prices when enrolling for college classes. This explains why one of the first aspects prospective students contemplate is finding an institution that is affordable. When examining the strengths of the College of Central Florida it is evident that there are three crucial proponents that contribute to its superiority, in comparison to its counterparts. First, by implementing a cost leadership strategy not only is the tuition at the College of Central Florida feasible, but it is classified as one of the cheapest colleges to attend in the state of Florida....   [tags: University, Student, Florida, Education]

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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing

- When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]

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The Everglades Of Florida Everglades

- The Florida Everglades have been slowly and steadily diminishing in size for over many decades. Throughout the years, the Everglades have had an abundant, healthy environment. The massive swamps were once rich with marshland, and had ecosystems chock-full of wildlife. However, due to large corporations, natural disasters and most importantly, the growth of the human population, the Everglades are 50% smaller than they were hundreds of years ago. The destruction of the Florida Everglades includes not only a diminishing number of the marshland, but also the lessening of wild life, such as alligators, herons, and exotic plants....   [tags: Florida, Everglades, Everglades National Park]

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Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida

- African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history]

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Children 's Home Society Of Florida

- With a purposeful and large heart, Children’s Home Society of Florida opened in 1902 with a goal to aid orphaned children. Quickly the multitude of services of the non-profit organization expanded in hopes of aiding children who have been affected by abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and their families to be given the tools to succeed. According to Children’s Home Society (2014), their vision is to become a leader not only within the state of Florida, but nationally in providing qualitative solutions for the needs of children and families....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Orlando, Florida]

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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change

- ... 2014.) Consequently, the behavior of the Everglades ecosystem and climate has also been modified by human innovation and urbanization. The creation of drainage ditches, levees, and increased agricultural land are all instances of rearrangement of the natural environments surrounding the tree islands in the swamplands of the Everglades and have resulted in changes of the tree island biota (Willard et al. 580-581). The main influence of these changes became evident in 1910 to 1930 as urbanization increased and agricultural land use demanded dryer land for farming....   [tags: Southern Florida diverse ecosystem]

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Florida versus Jardines

- Citation: Florida v. Jardines/ Supreme court of Florida/ 2013, 133 S. Ct. 1409 Facts: On November 2006 the Miami-Dade police department received an anonymous tip that the home of Joelis Jardines was been used to grow marihuana. On December 2006 two detectives along with a trained drug sniffing dog approached Jardines home. At the front door the dog signaled for drugs, as well as the detective who smelled the marihuana coming from inside. Detectives then wrote an affidavit and obtained a search warrant that confirmed the growth of marihuana in Jardine’s home....   [tags: Florida Supreme Court cases]

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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change

- The Overflowed Lands Act of 1850 approved 81,000 km2 of federal land to be given to the State of Florida, which marks the start of the economic history of southern Florida. The International Improvement Fund (IIF) then used these granted lands in 1855 to encourage development by means of land reclamation. Railroad and canal companies were then given land in an effort to make new lands accessible for colonization. In the late 1800’s, land drainage projects were headed by prosperous entrepreneurs and the first railroad completed its connection with Miami, serving to provide access to southern Florida....   [tags: Southern Florida, Economic History, Landscape]

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Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America

- Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students....   [tags: american history, florida]

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Florida Swampy History: Work Project Administration

- The legends and songs tell many things about a culture and person. The only probably was people did not know the meanings of them or the origin. In 1935, President Roosevelt started Work Project Administration. The purpose was to make jobs during The Great Depression. The WPA mission was to bring people the history of the countries writing, “The WPA guides, or as they were known in the 1930s, the American Guides, were designed less to encourage tourism than to serve as histories”. (Bengal) The project head, Henry Alsberg, wanted writers like Zora Hurston and John Cheever, but Zora Hurston was one of the few with experience....   [tags: touring florida, dysfunctional marriage]

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The Effects of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening on the Florida Citrus Industry

- For citrus growers in Florida, the future is uncertain. Two bacterial diseases, named citrus canker and citrus greening disease, have devastated countless acres of trees across the state. For an industry that “generates about $8.9 billion a year,” this is no small issue (“Citrus Greening”). The Florida Citrus Grower’s Association would like to import a landrace of orange discovered in China that is resistant to citrus greening disease and test it in Florida to discover its effects on both citrus canker and greening....   [tags: Florida Citrus Industry]

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Florida Panther

- As the deer fed at the marsh's edge, it's tail flickering as it nibbled tender and ripe green growth. Then the nervous animal pauses in it's feeding and lifted its head to listen. Whatever hint of danger the deer had sensed was ignored once the threat could not be located. It stamped a forefoot, lowered its head and began to eat once more, this deer had failed to detect a Florida panther that was downwind (going into the wind) crouched low in the underbrush. Amber eyes however, estimated the distance between himself and the deer....   [tags: Florida Panther Restoration]

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Review Of ' The Hisory Of Florida '

- The state of Florida has undergone many changes throughout it’s time as a Spanish territory and an American state which has made for an interesting and sometimes tumultuous history. Michael Gannon a college professor and historical author of “The Hisory of Florida “composed the work of numerous authors who are experts in their field to write a short but comprehensive history of Florida in regards to different subjects and time periods which play acritical part in analyzing Florida’s past. Florida has undertaken many different paths throughout its development form the land of nomadic hunters to territory bustling European founded cities, and all of these experiences are documented and discuss...   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Issue of Casinos in South Florida

- Casinos on the 2014 ballot. Political committee lays the groundwork “After failing to persuade the Florida Legislature to pass a bill to open South Florida to mega resort casinos, gambling interests have taken the first steps to bring the issue directly to voters in 2014. A political committee under the name of “New Jobs and Revenues for Florida” was created April 10 with the purpose of promoting a “statewide constitutional initiative re gaming.” The committee chairman is Tallahassee lawyer and lobbyist John French and its treasurer is a political committee consultant and accountant Nancy Watkins of Tampa....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Against Predatory Behavior And Florida

- When one thinks of the word predator, they may think of an animal that targets the weaker animal and destroys it. One may not think of the human predators that walk the streets in our community’s everyday. Every state has laws against predatory behavior, and Florida is out front leading the way. They have the strictest laws and harshest punishments in the nation. To understand what these laws are and what exactly is a sexual predator one must look a little deeper into the topic. In the state of Florida and individual that is found guilty of a sexual crime can be classified in one of two categories, a sexual offender or a sexual predator....   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior]

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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida

- ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs]

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Florida Grapefruit And The Natural Environment

- Florida Grapefruit and the Natural Environment The southern states of America are known for their fruits. The warm climate and lowered elevation make a great environment for fruit trees, and many states rely on the export of these fruits as part of their economy. It is an example of humans taking control of nature and using it to their advantage. Ironically, nature sometimes takes away that control. The grapefruit market in Florida has declined in the last ten years. According to Lizette Alvarez’s article titled, “For Florida Grapefruit, One Blow After Another,” growers used to sell 41 million crates of grapefruits a year, and they are projected to yield only 16 million this year....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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The Water Supply of Florida

- The water supply of Florida is important for a number of reasons. But it is crucial because it not only helped develop human society but it is also continually sustaining it. There are a number of phases and processes that take place to make this happen. There are numerous stages that take place simultaneously in the hydrologic cycle and this includes evaporation. This is when the water alters from a liquid state into a gas. The damp air from the water rises into the atmosphere and when it cools, the vapor condenses and shapes into clouds....   [tags: hydrologic cycle, aquifers, irrigation system]

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The Case Of Florida Vs. Harris

- According to the Justice Kagan, in the case of Florida vs. Harris, “we considered how a court should determine if the “alert” of drug-detention during a traffic stop provides probable cause to search a vehicle” (Kagan). On June 26, 2006, a Sheriff Officer of the State of Florida, William Wheetley and his drug detection dog, Aldo, were on patrol. Furthermore, Officer Wheetley conducted a traffic stop of the defendant Clayton Harris for expired tags on his truck. As Officer Wheetley approached the truck, he noticed that Harris was acting nervous/anxious, more than he should have, and he also noticed an open can of beer in the cup holder next to him....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Conservation And Management Of Florida

- Problem Florida has always been the runt of the south in the deer hunting community. We have the best fishing, some of the best duck hunting, arguably the best hog hunting, but our deer populations lack size in weight and in antler size. Florida just cannot compete with the 200-300 pound bucks and does that states such as Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are so acclaimed for producing. Why is that. Florida has the farm land, we have the acreage to support a large herd of healthy deer, but the deer lack something vital....   [tags: Hunting, White-tailed deer, Deer, Hunting license]

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Experiencing Marathon at the Florida Keys

- On our 10-day 'vacay' we decided to stop for a several night stay-over at a quaint town which is halfway along the Florida Keys. It's called Marathon, and I do credit it to the famous and wondrous Seven Mile Bridge. It should get billing as one of the 7 Wonders In Our Manmade World, and you'll see beautiful watery scenes on both sides yet in different colors of blues and greens. Serenely breath-taking as the bridge goes from miles of flat driving over shallow water to arching up high in the sky just as you embrace Marathon....   [tags: Sights, Events, Hotels]

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The Experience Of The Florida House

- The Florida house has been said to have a magical charm. In my mind’s eye I saw the houses clumped together with everyone else who desired to be across the street from the beach. The beach packed with people, surfers ripping up the waves, white sand laid across the ground with palm trees sparing some shade. My parents would tell stories about the restaurants that served seafood fresh off the boat from the dock right in the back of the restaurant. My father being a chef and our pallets being extensive for our age, we were thrilled for the seafood....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Chair, Sand]

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The Civil War Of Florida

- The Civil War in Florida was very eventful, consisting of many battles and other things that made Florida the way it is today. However, this could not have been done without the important leaders of this war. The important governors of Florida that took strong control during the civil war were Governor Madison Starke Perry who was later on succeeded by Governor John Milton on October 7th, 1861. President Abraham Lincoln played a major role in the secession of Florida. Major General John Newton and General Robert E....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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A Report On The State Of Florida

- Since 2003 our corporation has been involved in two businesses in the state of Florida that required a sales tax account and number. The State requires the filling of a quarterly sales tax report. That report sent to the Florida Department of Revenue must be filled out and sent in by the 20th of the month beginning at the end of each quarter. With your sales tax account you will receive information on the regulations involved in having a sales tax number. You receive a certificate with your number on it, it must be posted in your physical place of business....   [tags: Taxation in the United States]

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The State Government Of Florida

- The state government of Florida is made up of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The executive branch is headed by the governor and also includes other officials like the lieutenant governor, attorney general, etc. The legislative branch is bicameral with a house and senate similar to that of the United States legislative branch. The judicial branch mainly consists of the state supreme court and lower appeals courts in the state. Local governments exist within the state government and there are two types, general purpose and special purpose....   [tags: United States, Separation of powers]

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Insurer Bad Faith in Florida

- Insurer Bad Faith in Florida Millions of claims are filed with insurers every year in Florida. Unfortunately, some portion of them are resisted by the insurance company for its own self-interested reasons. Rather than working with the insured to see that all the benefits due under the policy are paid to the person who has diligently been sending premiums to the insurer in exchange for financial protection, these “bad faith” insurers do what they can to deny, delay and minimize the claim. Why. The short answer is that most people don’t bother to fight an insurer’s denial of a claim, so the insurance company gets to keep the money that it would have had to pay to those people....   [tags: insurance company, benefits]

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The Drug Trafficking Of Florida

- Florida, when one thinks of the state they of think the beautiful beaches, the weather, the partying. One aspect that people don’t consider about Florida is that Florida plays a big part in drug smuggling. Along with the drugs it smuggles in, Florida also has a lot of users of dangers drugs. Florida started smuggling in drugs around the 1970s through the early 1990s. compared to today Florida is still smuggling in drugs, along with a high number of drug user. Expect today the drugs are getting more dangerous....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling, Pablo Escobar]

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The Film Industry in Florida

- Florida is known for many things like its fresh oranges, its sunshine and warm climate, its beautiful beaches, its Everglades National Park, cigar factories and many more interesting things. There is also one more thing that adds on to Florida’s popularity and it is its film industry. The film industry in Florida is one of the largest in the United States. In 2006, Florida was ranked third in the U.S. for film production, after California and New York, based on revenue generated. Who knew Florida would also be famous for its film industry....   [tags: kalem studios, winter film capital]

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The 2016 Florida Legislative Session

- The 2016 Florida Legislative session is over and once again for public education many legislators wrote and voted for educational legislation against the expert advice of locally elected school boards, superintendents, teachers and perhaps worst of all parents. What has become most upsetting isn 't only those that wrote these harmful legislation but those that put their personal agendas again before our student 's and local school, and blindly vote in support of these terrible education mandates and laws....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, Charter school]

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Studying Finance At The University Of Florida

- I am currently studying Finance at the University of Florida. I’ve always been interested in the field of business but never knew what aspect of it I wanted to declare for my studies. Throughout my internship at PepsiCo this past summer I was able to see the specific work that each business field was in charge of. While shadowing a Senior Finance Director I realized there was an analytical side to finance that wasn’t just looking and comparing current numbers to previous time periods. Analysts look at numbers and read into them to see potential growth and decline in trends....   [tags: Employment, Intern, Internship, Pepsi]

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Business Administration At The University Of Florida

- 1. I am currently studying Business Administration at the University of Florida because I have always had an interest in the various fields of Business. I plan to specialize in mass communications and minor in Spanish to expand my knowledge of professional language as well as learn another language to further my communication ability. I have always loved writing and different business fields like marketing and economics and I hope to incorporate these passions here at UF to eventually find a career which best suits me....   [tags: Management, Business, Business school]

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The Affordable Care Act Of Florida

- In March of 2010, the United States Congress put the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into effect. The point of the Affordable Care Act was to address the issue that millions of Americans had no health insurance, but were a part of of the health care market and used services that they did not pay for. The Affordable Care Act had a minimum coverage provision that amended the tax code and provided an individual mandate that required non-exempt individuals who did not purchase and keep up with a minimum level of health insurance to pay a tax penalty....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Seving in Florida by Barbara Enhrenreich

- There were two major issues that Ehrenreich has with working in the restaurant. The first one is the management and the second issue is the amount of money she makes. The management is views as the enemy to the employees; making new rules for the staff and the endless accusations about the employees behaviors. The salary for restaurant employees makes it hard to secure housing, prescription drugs, and any unexpected expense. “Serving in Florida” written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a reflected recap of her time working in the restaurant industry....   [tags: restaurant and hospitality management]

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The Course At Florida Atlantic University

- From late June to early August of 2013, I found myself taking yet another six-week crash course at Florida Atlantic University. The course in question was Creative Writing I. At the time, it seemed like a serious gamble. My experience as a writer had come through doing ‘academic’ writing, and, to say the least, I never considered myself someone with a creative mind. I didn’t know where to begin, and it felt as if I’d ensnared myself in another trap. Later on, a spark got ignited in my brain leading me to remember how my Grandpa’s dad was a former professional fighter in the bantamweight division....   [tags: Writing, Family, Creative writing]

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My Family's Trip to Florida

- Here we are, packing in the nice, warm, mellow sun. The sweet-scented flowers of May are blooming. The huge amount of supplies goes into the back of our big, white van. Everyone’s face has a sincerely eager smile. I look at my mom’s smile, and I can swear that it’s as open as a crocodile’s. We’re taking a family trip down to Florida. All of us hop into the big, white van. “We’re going to Florida” is just about the only thing I can hear anyone saying for the whole trip. The trip is going to take forever....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative]

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The Cattle King of Florida

- The Cattle King of Florida Francis Asbury Hendry was commonly referred to as “Berry” and was known as the “Father of Fort Myers.” He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He spent many years serving in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives. As a soldier, statesman, and cattleman; Captain Francis Asbury Hendry was a strong historical figure who accomplished a lot in life. Berry was born about 18 miles from Thomasville, Georgia on November 19, 1833. His parents were James Edward and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Florida Department Of Health

- 5. Florida Department of Health The Florida Department of Health website has numerous sources of data. There are links to statistical data relating to environmental health and emergency operations (Florida Department of Health, 2015). Interestingly, the Department website also contains statistical data in population surveillance. Some of the factors listed include behavioral risk factors, injury surveillance, youth tobacco usage, and pregnancy risk assessments (Florida Department of Health, 2015)....   [tags: Public health, Health care, Medicine]

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Graduation Speech At Florida College

- My mom would always tell me, “Make each moment count. Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment till it becomes a memory.” I have tried to live this idea and appreciate every moment of life as it comes at me. 2016 was no different. In the year 2016, I have attended school 3,000 miles away from home, moved to a new states, been to 16 new states, seen the Atlantic ocean and so much more amazing things. As this year comes to a close it is sad to see it all turn into another memory. Then I remind myself to be happy to have lived it....   [tags: High school, College, School, Atlantic Ocean]

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The Florida Manatee: endangered species

- The manatee has been on the endangered species list since the year 2001. This is caused from pollution in the water, power boats, and slow reproductivity. As a result, humans are putting an effort into saving these sea cows. The Florida Manatee’s scientific name is Manatus latirostris. The scientific genus name Trichechus, means hair in Latin. The name manatee comes from the Haitian word, "manati". A common term for manatees and dugongs is the “sea cow”. This name is most likely from the fact that manatees are herbivores, just like cows....   [tags: Manatee]

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The Dade Massacre: Florida Memory

- Treaties associated with Payne’s Landing and Fort Gibson in 1832, under the Andrew Jackson administration were written, to remove Seminole Indians out of Florida to the Westside of the Mississippi River. The Seminole Indians were to be made part of the Muscogee Creek Nation and would be given a piece of the countryside, and re-admitted to all privileges as members of the same. After years of no progression to the end state, a show of military presence was necessary and was placed into order. On 21, December 1835, six companies throughout the Florida peninsula, were ordered to go to Fort Brooke in Tampa Bay to aid in the eviction of the Seminole Indians....   [tags: seminole indians, payne's landing, fort gibson]

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The University Of Central Florida

- When applying to the University of Central Florida, applicants were given the opportunity to prove to the reader that they are a respectable, independent, and well rounded student in around 500 words or less. Which, because there is so much to talk about yet we are restricted by the limited word count, can be a strain for some students. I was determined to make the most out of my opportunity, and deliver the best essay to the University. Out of the topics listed I choose the two that were easiest for me to elaborate on, and those were to “Describe a life changing event that had an effect on your life” and “Why would you like to become a UCF knight?” I decided to talk about a life-changing in...   [tags: Essay, Writing, Essays, Short story]

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What Are You From Florida?

- I came up with two questions, one to my memory probably being “what are your goals for the future” for the first interview and “do you like sports and if so what is your favorite sport & team” for the second interview. I voiced my concerns over asking Ms. Diaz if she was married or have children because she might have gone through a bad divorce thus had her children taken away from her. As well, I told them I feel as though you don’t ask someone you don’t know or never met those two specific questions right away....   [tags: Question, Interview, Interrogative word, Sentence]

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The Cultures of Miami, Florida

- Located on the lower east coast of Florida the city of Miami is bordered by the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Going east from the city the islands of Key Biscayne and Miami Beach help shelter the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, giving Miami a naturally protected harbor. The elevation of the city never rises above 40 feet and within most neighborhoods the elevation stays under 10 feet. The highest undulations are the Miami rock ridge which is found along the coast. A majority of the city lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay which contains hundreds of natural and artificially created islands, the largest being Miami Beach and South Beach....   [tags: languages, ethnic identities]

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The University Of North Florida

- The University of North Florida (“UNF”) is failing; less than half of its graduates enjoy overall good lives. According to the Gallup-Purdue Index Report, only 39% of the over 30,000 college graduates surveyed had experienced elements of well-being as well as engagement in their work (Great Lives 7). The study also found there was no difference if they attended a public, private, non-selective, or a highly selective institution (7). Therefore, UNF graduates are doing the same in job engagement and well-being as graduates from all other colleges, only 39% of them experienced well-being as well as engagement in their work....   [tags: Education, Learning, Stereotype threat]

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The Judicial Circuit Of Florida

- For the duration of the assigned observations took place at the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida which serves the residents of Pinellas and Pasco County of the Tampa Bay area. The circuit is composed of a joint county and circuit court for the two jurisdictions and offers a variety of services in nine distinct court divisions. These divisions include appellate, criminal, family, and probate and guardianship in the circuit court, and civil, criminal, traffic and small claims in the county court....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Circuit court]

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British Rule in Florida

- ... Soon after the attack the American Revolutionary War was almost about to happen. Some loyalists remained well..loyal to the British during that time period. The 2 sides as in the east and west side were very royal colonies. Even though the Spain had ruled for a longer period time. The British had one advantage they were able to recruit permanent settlers. Most of Florida's officials were looking to save money to keep public services going. The Proclamation of 1763 outlawed settlement west of the appalachians to the newly acquired Florida....   [tags: colonists, spanish]

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Florida vs Sexual Predators

- The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]

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river city: Jacksonville, Florida

- Growing up in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, was the greatest childhood experience I could ever hope for. I was born into the same fruitful city that I was brought up in. Despite Jacksonville, Florida, being the largest city land area size in the lower forty-eight states. It provided me a feel of city life, while at the same time providing me with the slow pace of country life. It was a city of multiple personalities, Jacksonville held so many opportunities for so many different experiences, from the industrial side of the Northside, the fast paced feeling of a big city, the soothing waves of the beaches, the open range feel of the flat plain of the west side, to the suburban life of the...   [tags: Personal Narrative, Skyline]

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Florida Catastrophic Planning Initiative

- The Florida Catastrophic Planning (FLCP) Initiative was conducted under the auspices of the National Catastrophic Planning Process (CPP), as mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which was amended by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007. The Act of 2007 expanded the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in preparing for catastrophes as a result of the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina (Ruback et al., 2010). FEMA was given specific requirements to better prepare for catastrophic disasters and the FLCP planning process embodies one the first major tests of the CCP....   [tags: Government]

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Vacation in Orlando, Florida

- It's easy to spend too long trying to figure out the best place to spend your next vacation. In fact, spending hours on a computer looking at different options, half of which might not even be attractive to yourself, could be just enough to give yourself a headache. But then think about what you hear about most often, when visiting a theme park within the Continental United States. While famous celebreties proclaiming “I'm going to Disney World!” is indeed just an add campaign paid for by Disney themselves, it easily brings to mind all the memories of famous theme parks you remember....   [tags: informative essay]

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Colonizing Florida

- The Spanish had great expectations of Florida despite disastrous results from expeditions such as Ponce de Leon and Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon's. In a description of the panhandle region from Hernando de Soto's campaigns, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, “The Province of Apalache is very fertile and abundantly provided with much corn, kidney beans, pumpkins, various fruits, much venison, many varieties of birds and excellent fishing near the sea.” Notwithstanding the environmental benefits, the Spanish were ultimately unsuccessful in establishing a plantation economy in Florida....   [tags: American History]

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Florida Abolitionists

- Hello everyone thanks for taking the time to listen to my story. I have always had an interest in the abolishment movement for as long as I could remember. I started reading abolishment editorials and that really captured my interest and I was moved by the words. I knew I wanted slavery to end but I had no Idea how I was going to stop it. When I and my family moved to Pensacola Florida I started working and I had to the opportunity to have a few jobs such as carpenter, boat builder, mechanic, and sailor....   [tags: Abolitionists, slavery, ]

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East or West: Florida versus California

- Florida is a place for fun and time with family. There are endless activities to do, whether it’s being a beach bum for the day or going to Disney World with the family. When deciding where to live, one choses by what makes them happiest and is more convenient for their schedule. California and Florida are both places with beaches galore and Disney parks, but what it all comes down to is which state is a more desirable place to live. A state’s climate can play a huge role in whether or not someone wants to live there or not....   [tags: best states for living in the US]

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Penalties for Operating a Grow House in Florida

- Issue: What are the penalties for operating a grow house in Florida. Facts: If you own or live in a house for the purpose of cultivating marijuana you are facing very serious charges. You will need an attorney, and a law firm that has experience in handling Marijuana Grow House cases. Recently in Southwest Florida there has been a bill introduced to combat the increasing problem of marijuana grow houses in Florida. House Bill 173, the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act, won approval from the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety....   [tags: marijuana plant growing]

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The State of Florida and All Its Wonder

- Florida is a wonderful state that is located in a peninsula between the Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico covering on the three sides. Fascinating environments of the state have been richly multiplied with exotic plants and fantastic animals. The culture differs in this flat land of Florida and at present times Florida comprises of more than 1000 public and private airports that welcomes tourists and travelers from around the globe extensively. The coastline of the Florida state has reduced in size from its original because of the increasing sea levels....   [tags: tourist, companies, manage]

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Florida Government – Current Top Issues

- Florida Government – Current Top Issues To begin with, it should be noted, that the government of Florida is operated and established according to the Constitution of Florida, which is the main law document of the state. According to the Constitution the government is composed of three branches. First of all it is the executive branch consisting of the ruling Governor of Florida and the other appointed and elected constitutional officers. Second is the legislative branch, or the Florida Legislature....   [tags: politics, state law, zimmerman]

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Florida Agency For Health Care Administration

- The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is a regulatory agency in Florida which was created under the Health Care Reform Acts of 1992. The purpose of the Health Reform Acts of 1992 was to ensure efficient quality and affordable health care services were available to all Floridians by the end of 1994. Florida, in the 1980’s, had a very large population of uninsured residents and a large population of senior citizen, practically all of whom are insured by Medicare; and its Medicare expenditures per eligible beneficiary were the highest in the nation (Florida Agency For Health Care Administration)....   [tags: regulatory agency, ]

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Hall v. Florida

- Facts and lower court procedural disposition of the case Defendant Freddie Lee Hall filed a motion to declare Florida Statute 921.137 (Florida Statute) as contrary to Atkins v. Virginia (2002) and, thus, unconstitutional. Hall, convicted in 1981 for the murder of Karol Hurst, was initially sentenced to death in September 1982. For three years, he fought his sentence, filing “a motion to vacate, a petition for writ of habeas corpus and an application for a stay of execution, all of which were denied” ....   [tags: Atkins v. Virginia ]

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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts

- Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]

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The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

- Growing up in Florida, the sunshine state, all my years of schooling was practically determined in the months of February and March, by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, most commonly known as the F.C.A.T. The Florida department of education (2005) presents (to parents and guardians of the students), the F.C.A.T. as a test given to Florida students to measure what they know and are able to accomplish in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. This test is a part of Florida’s plan to improve student’s achievement....   [tags: Education, testing, school tests, ]

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Florida International University

- Florida International University (FIU) is not only a standard in quality education as it is also a innovator in best practices especially those that have to do with the environment. The University’s commitment to ensuring that its community contributes to the preservation and protection of the environment has led it to pioneer innovations in solid waste management, in particular, in recycling; because the University clearly understands that recycling is more beneficial compared to waste disposal, it has established its own reputation in the proper and efficient management of solid waste....   [tags: Environment, Waste, Green Practices]

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Analysis Of The Ten Florida Department Of Education 's Florida Principal Leadership Standards

- The take aways that I have gained from this case study focus on five of the ten Florida Department of Education’s Florida Principal Leadership Standards (FPLS): faculty development, decision making, school management and communication (2011). While reading this case study, I was impressed with the way Ms. Zola prepared herself for the first day on the job. I think it was a smart move for her to go to the school unannounced, as it provides an opportunity to learn the culture of the school and identify areas that will need attention on the first day on the job....   [tags: Management, A Great Way to Care, Teacher, Time]

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The State Of Florida Defines Secondary Transition

- The state of Florida defines secondary transition as “Secondary transition refers to the process a student with a disability goes through as they move from high school to whatever comes next, including postsecondary education, employment and independent living. “Secondary transition is the process that provides students with special education services for post-school living. The services are provided by the IEP team in partnership with the student and family during the ages of 14 through 21 and sometimes even younger....   [tags: Education, Individualized Education Program]

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Sex Education is Needed in Florida Schools

- When it comes to monitoring and ensuring the well being of school-aged children, the agendas of most our nation’s parents, teachers, and public education policy makers seem to be heavily focused on topics such as bullying, drug awareness, and social development. Although each of these issues is very important and deserving of the attention it receives, there is one topic-sex education in the public school system-that holds just as much relevance amongst today’s youth, and yet it continues to be denied the same consideration....   [tags: Pro Sex Educatio]

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Case Study : West Florida Hospital

- West Florida Hospital located in Pensacola, Florida offered a pleasing Introductory Pharmacy Experience for me. Based on the West Florida Hospital website, they are affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of America known as HCA, which is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare. They provide private rooms for all their patients. This facility is the only one in the area that is an Atrial Fibrillation Certified hospital and first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence....   [tags: Pharmacy, Patient, Pharmacist, Hospital]

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Florida, California, Texas, And New York

- Florida is the fourth largest state, in terms of population, behind California, Texas, and New York (State & County Quickfacts, 2015). Population estimated was estimated to be 19,057,542 for Florida in 2011(State & County Quickfacts, 2015). The southeast counties of Florida, tri-counties (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach) are the three largest counties in Florida. Broward County, being the second largest county in Florida, has a population of 1,748,066 (Florida Counties by Population, n.d.). Broward County’s senior citizen population (249,424) constitutes 14% of the total population of the county (State & County Quickfacts, 2015)....   [tags: Hypertension, Obesity, Health, Epidemiology]

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The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

- The Florida coalition against domestic violence 1. What is the name of the organization you selected. The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 2. What is the mission of the organization you picked. The mission statement of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. is “to create a world that is violence-free by eliminating institutional and personal violence and oppression for all through empowering women and children (FCADV, 2016). 3. Who do you think the target audience is. The FCADV’s audience includes victims of domestic violence through their advocacy support organizations....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Victim]

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The Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida

- Being famously known in the state of Florida, the Stand Your Ground Laws has caused major uproar in the past years. The Stand Your Ground Laws has let many guilty people get out of going to jail. If people are innocent of the crime they are charged with they should be able to defend themselves and prove their innocence. The Stand Your Ground Laws states that A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if: The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully...   [tags: innocence, defensive force]

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The Supreme Court Of Florida V. Jardines

- The Supreme Court in Florida v. Jardines (2013) held that the police taking a drug dog onto the porch of someone’s home without a warrant violates the homeowners Fourth Amendment rights. This case affects every police department in the United States as well as making more stringent guidelines as to what is considered a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights. On November 3, 2006 the DEA received a crime-stoppers tip that Joelis Jardines’s home was being used to grow cannabis. On December 6, 2006 two DEA agents took a drug dog, Franky, without a warrant to the Jardines home and walked onto the front porch where Franky signaled narcotics....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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Personal Narrative : My Florida Experience

- My Florida Experience The longest I’ve ever lived in one place was the nine years that my family and I lived in Florida. Before you start playing ‘Welcome to Miami’ in your head just know this was northwest Florida, what most call the panhandle. We lived in a decent sized town named Crestview. Which I never understood because this area of Florida was so flat you could see five miles clear in any direction. Our town had the nickname of Hub City. Since it was centered in the panhandle between the southern boarder of Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico, the town had six major highways dividing the town like an even pie chart....   [tags: Parking lot, Parking, Parking space]

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My Family At The Great State Of Florida

- Eighteen years ago on October 27th, 1997, my parents welcomed me into this crazy world. My mother and father were overwhelmed with joy, and my older sister, who was four at the time, was too. My parents had picked my name out months before I was even born. Rebeka Morgan Tratchel, not your typical spelling for Rebeka, but my mom thought it was unique and wanted me to be different. I was born in the great state of Florida in a small town known as Jacksonville. My father had been stationed here for only a few months before my arrival and my mother and older sister, Meaghan, had only been living there for a few weeks....   [tags: High school, Mother, Sophomore, Parent]

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The State Of Florida Vs. Chad Heins

- The case of the State of Florida vs. Chad Heins happened in 1994 in Mayport, Florida. It was on April 17, 1994 that Tina Heins, who was pregnant at the time, was found stabbed to death in her apartment. She shared an apartment with her husband Jeremy Heins and Jeremy’s brother Chad Heins. At the time of the incident Jeremy Heins was on a ship because he worked in the navy but Chad Heins was at the apartment. Before the incident happened Chad Heins, the defendant, who was nineteen at the time, used his brothers license to buy alcohol at a strip club near the apartment....   [tags: Murder, Evidence, Pubic hair, State's Attorney]

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The Principles And Obligations Of The Florida Code Of Ethics

- Deciding to become a teacher is a huge undertake for many people. A teacher has many responsibilities and must attend 4 years of schooling in order to teach. A teachers must be able to handle 20more students, gain students ' attention, make lesson plans, and thousands of other tasks. Yet most people do not think of one of the most important things teachers learn and must The Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession and make sure they do not violate on a day-to-day basis....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Lesson plan, Ethics]

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Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

- Statistically, the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey Report (2014) measures a series of eight antisocial behaviors such as carrying or taking a handgun to school, selling drugs, attempting to steal a vehicle, being arrested, getting suspended, attacking someone with intent to harm and being drunk or high at school. Hispanic/Latino students represent 50.1% of the survey sample. For example, high school students reported, the lowest protective factor scale scores were Family Rewards for Prosocial Involvement rate at (56%) and Religiosity rate at (57%)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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My Experience At The University Of Central Florida

- Throughout my high school career, my main focus was maintaining a high grade point average in rigorous college level classes. I dedicated several hours each day to every course that I took to ensure that I was comfortable with the material I learned. As Vince Lombardi Jr. once said, every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it, and we all should autograph our work with excellence. I consider that having a positive attitude and working hard is essential to be successful. Although I spent most of my time studying, I was able to get involved in any extracurricular activities such as the Brown Book Club as well as compete in the National Book Club Competition among other high schools al...   [tags: High school, University, Study abroad, Education]

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I Graduate From The University Of Florida

- My educational goals are to graduate from the University of Florida with honors with a degree in neuroscience and a minor in business administration. I want to graduate from college because I know that knowledge is the key to success. There are endless possibilities and no limitations when one is knowledgeable about the world around him or her. If I graduate with honors, I will know that I pushed myself to my greatest reaching point and surpassed my limitations. There are great things awaiting me, and the only way to get there is go above and beyond what is expected of me with a solid education....   [tags: Academic degree, Doctor of Medicine]

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Children 's Home Society Of Florida

- ncy; purpose/mission: The Children’s Home Society of Florida is a child welfare agency that is devoted to assisting children and families. CHS provides services that help improve the lives of families with abuse issues, ensures the safety of children that have gone through traumatic events, assists youth in the child welfare system transition into adulthood, and create loving families through adoption opportunities. Their mission is to build bridges to success for children. (https://www.chsfl.org/) B) Population being served: The population being served at the Children’s Home Society includes children, adolescents, and adults that have been found to have issues relating to abuse/neglec...   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Culture, Ethnic group]

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My First Year Florida Class

- As I flipped to the straw color pages of the prescribed reading for my First Year Florida class, I thought to myself “Another boring summer reading book”. Little did I know how the book actually reflected my time here at the University of Florida. This book allowed me to set a bar higher than I ever allowed myself too, I guess why it’s called “A Higher Standard” and I should truly head to the statement “Do not judge a book by its cover”. What could this book teach me that I already don’t know. I have been in many leadership positions, it seems as if it would spew redundant stipulations that I have heard on timeless accounts....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Management, Learning]

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Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

- The Discrepancy Statement The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey recognizes in the Osceola County Report (2014) that 18.0% White Non-Hispanic, 50.1% Hispanic and 9.9% African American in Osceola County School District abuse illicit substances. To address, prevent and decrease the probability of drug addiction by Hispanic students of the two chosen high schools from Osceola County by at least 3% in approximately one year. As noticeably in chart one and two the prevalent student populations in these schools are Hispanic groups....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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The Florida Everglades

- The Florida Everglades The Florida Everglades have been adversely impacted for decades because of human attempts to control this historical ‘River of Grass’. The reason for our insistence on attempting to control and manage the area can be defined in one word: water. There has always been plenty of water available within the Everglades’ ecosystem, but no logical way to extract it. Our extraction efforts eventually led to devastating results. My paper will focus on the initial policy and practices involved in the extensive downgrading of this once biologically unequaled ecosystem; as well as discuss recent policy initiatives that have been implemented in order to restore the Everglades to...   [tags: Geography Environmental Nature Essays]

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