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Leadership in Watership Down by Richard Adams

- Leadership in Watership Down Many people possess leadership qualities although they don’t rule a country. Meriwether Lewis, the official leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been called “undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known.” Just like Hazel, Meriwether Lewis led a group of followers into unknown territory. The two guides faced many difficult situations that they were able to overcome since they had the qualities of a notable leader. Both of the journeys were rough, but because of the brave leaders both expeditions were successful....   [tags: Papers]

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The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration

- The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration Humans have dreamed of leaving the earth and traveling space for many years, and up to this day they have taken many steps in the right direction. Yet, with every new frontier they approach, new problems loom over the horizon. All problems involved with space exploration may not directly involve space itself. Many of those problems surface right here on Earth. Some of the easier issues have been resolved, such as escaping the forces of gravity to reach outer space....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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The Sent Down Girl by Joan Chen

- Gifts In The Sent Down Girl In Joan Chen’s movie “The Sent Down Girl”, there are two gifts, one is a kaleidoscope and the other is an apple, received by the central character: XiuXiu. These two different gifts play totally opposite role in XiuXiu’s life. The kaleidoscope represents intangible beauty and wont last long, and the apple is a sign of evil desire. The kaleidoscope is a gift from XiuXiu’s first lover: a boy and also the narrator. This gift appears three times in the movie and it is symbolized as beauty, on the other hand because of the kaleidoscope’s feature, we can also know that the beautiful time won’t last long....   [tags: Gifts, evil and beauty]

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Comic spirit and "Bringing Down the House"

- Comedy has existed with the human spirit as far back as humans began writing the first plays and stories. Comedy and laughing at other peoples’ situations has always been a very good way to tell an entertaining story. Yet, at the same time, it can be an effective way to share lessons about life and the human condition. The “comic spirit” takes many forms throughout human civilization and several classic examples can be seen in Roman and Greek comedies. Greek comedies often create humor from the conflicts created by stereotypes and imbalances....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Richard Adams' Watership Down

- Hazel became the leader of the rabbits once they left their original warren. He was a very smart and tricky rabbit who won the respect and trust of the other rabbits by his courage and many great deeds. He always handled problems calmly so others would also remained calm. Whenever a plan was needed, Hazel would always come up with one. Fiver, the younger brother of Hazel, was unique because of his small size and ability to foresee danger. He saved the rabbits from death by warning some rabbits of the danger....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Will Computer Growth Ever Slow Down

- Will Computer Growth Ever Slow Down It all started in 1930, when Vannevar Bush created what he called a “differential analyzer” for what amounted to simple calculations (Epstein 919). Who knew then that this simple technology would evolve into something as diverse and complex as it has today. These machines and the plethora of technology that surrounds them continue to be produced and improved upon at a phenomenal, almost break-neck, and somewhat frustrating pace for consumers. We are left to wonder if and when the computer industry will ever slow down; and what are the repercussions if it does not....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Political Rap and Boogie Down Productions

- Political Rap and Boogie Down Productions In the fall of 1987, Scott la Rock, the DJ of the rap group Boogie Down Productions (B-D-P) was shot in a car after trying to break up a fight (Small 77). In light of B-D-P's role in reforming rap in the succeeding years, his biography is significant; he was college educated and was employed--in addition to his musical activity--as a social worker. He had released a groundbreaking record that year, and had already worked on a follow-up, which would defy older categories of rap music....   [tags: Rap Music B-D-P Essays]

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Breaking Down Barriers with Positive Feedback

- Breaking Down Barriers with Positive Feedback Each one of you is faced with the challenge of giving feedback each day. Whether it is on a stimulating topic in class or something as simple as telling a friend whether or not you like the outfit that they have on, giving feedback is something that everyone has had experience with. However trivial this process may seem, it is imperative that one understands its importance. This semester I took a course called En101, or College Writing. In this class we are required to give feedback on essays and articles....   [tags: Education Feedback Advice Essays]

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street

- A Random Walk Down Wall Street There is a sense of complexity today that has led many to believe the individual investor has little chance of competing with professional brokers and investment firms. However, Malkiel states this is a major misconception as he explains in his book “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”. What does a random walk mean. The random walk means in terms of the stock market that, “short term changes in stock prices cannot be predicted”. So how does a rational investor determine which stocks to purchase to maximize returns....   [tags: Stock Markets Investing Money Essays]

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Analysis of Richard Adams' Watership Down

- Watership Down In this story, Richard Adams' creates an interesting part of the story when eleven rabbits unite to form a group and flee from their warren, in hopes of avoiding a great tragedy. These rabbits leave their warren without knowledge of why they need to leave their homes. The one thing the rabbits have in common is their faith in Fiver's dreams and visions. Together these rabbits will have to put aside their differences in order to face the danger ahead of them. The newfound friends are led by a young headstrong rabbit named Hazel who tries to lead with courage and wisdom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pregnancy Complications: Miscarriage

- Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy can be an exciting and sometimes frightening experience for many women. It was a snowy Sunday afternoon, and I was not feeling very well. I remember all week long, every morning I felt nauseated. I was craving odd foods, and foods I normally would not eat together. I was on the phone with my best friend explaining to her how I was feeling. She said “It sounds like you are pregnant.” That thought never even crossed my mind until that moment. Sure enough she was right, I was pregnant for the first time....   [tags: miscarriage, down syndrome, breech]

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A Smile As Big As The Moon

- A Smile as Big as the Moon Alyssa Kadrmas Bismarck State College Abnormal Psychology 270 A Smile as Big as the Moon This movie is about mentally handicapped kids wanting to go to Space Camp as a class field trip. In the movie there are nine kids that are focused on and what there disability is. There is Steve, Stephanie, Scott, Matt, Lewis, Lisa, Ben, Jamal, and Adam. For the purpose of this paper, I will be focusing on Ben. A young man that has down syndrome, he is also learning and speech impaired....   [tags: Down syndrome, Chromosomal translocation, Genetics]

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Human Trafficking: Sex

- When one thinks of slavery in America, Often times we assume slavery in America ended in 1865 when The Civil War ended and The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States (“ History of slavery in America”, 2013). Truth be told, modern day slavery still very much exists in America; we now call it “Human trafficking”. Human trafficking is considered one of the fastest growing criminal industries today, while there is not an exact number of how many people are being trafficked in the United States, the Polaris project for a world without slaves writes, The U.S....   [tags: slavery, pimps down]

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The Congenital Disorder Arising From A Chromosome Defect

- Down syndrome (DS) is “congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect” (Oxford Dictionaries). When the syndrome was first introduced, people were very misinformed about what will happen to their baby and their life once diagnosed. The doctors would tell the parents not to expect much from their child born with DS and list all the possible issues one might have as if that person would have them. The expectations for a person with DS were very low. However, as time went on, society saw all the wonderful things people with DS were accomplishing, and new programs that work with people with DS were becoming more common....   [tags: Down syndrome, Chromosome, Mental retardation]

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The Moral Foundations Theory And The Four Families Of Moral Values

- When I first started this class, I was much more closed minded and stuck in my own ways. As the year comes to an end a lot of things have changed and the way I look at how to best live life has also changed. Ethics is understood to be thinking hard about morality. A branch of philosophy that seeks to understand how best to live a human life (Quizlet). The best way to live life in my opinion is based on two things. The moral foundations theory and the four families of moral values. If a person truly understands the six moral foundations; care/harm, liberty/oppression, fairness/cheating, loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion, and the sanctity/degradation they should be better able to live the...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Pregnancy, Down syndrome]

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Implementing a Data Warehouse in a Kar Dealer Network

- Data warehouse architecture Goldfarelli & Rizzi (2009) describe two classifications of a data warehouse architecture. The first classification describes the physical separation of the data warehouse's architectural layers. The second classification is based on the methods devised by Inmon and Kimball. Inmon advocates the use of hub-and-spoke architecture, while Kimball prefers an architecture based on the data mart bus (Ariyachandra & Watson, 2006). The advantage of the hub-and-spoke approach is data integration versus the ease of development and a lower cost of the federated approach (Hwang & Cappel, 2002)....   [tags: hub-and-spoke, top-down, warehouse]

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The Examination Of Disabilities Taught On Children 's Books

- It’s easy to only pay attentions to the charming illustrations and infectious stories found in children’s books. But the most important quality of these stories is not their ability to entertain. Beneath their clever syntax and simple rhymes, these stories often portray important life lessons and morals. These messages are often not noticed and only become apparent after reading the story a couple times. It is this repeated reading of a story that can make these ideas quite influential. Children’s literature can help children better understand the world around them, offer insight into their own emotions, and demonstrate positive character traits to be an example by....   [tags: Disability, Down syndrome, Mental retardation]

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Being A Child With Ds Has Changed My Life

- “Having a child with DS has changed my life...my life is brighter…..my life is more wonderful…my life is filled with love.”(Lorene Kay) After talking to Sadie’s mom I came across this quote and I thought it fit perfectly. Parents develop wishes, expectations, and dreams for their children, even before the child is born. At a minimum, parents wish for a healthy baby ("We don 't care whether it 's a boy or a girl, just as long as it 's healthy" is the cliché that is repeated over and over), and they assume that it will be so....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Down syndrome]

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The Controversy Of Sterilization Of The Disabled

- The Controversy of the Sterilization of the Intellectually Disabled Contraceptives have been practiced in the United states since the late 1800s giving men and women their own choice of determining if or when they would conceive and create a family. This right to reproduce is one of the many free rights given to the citizens of the United States. Unfortunately, not all people that live in the United States have this opportunity. The intellectually disabled community was once sterilized without consent to control the chances that they would have offspring....   [tags: Mental retardation, Disability, Down syndrome]

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Crisis in the Social Security Administration

- As an advocate for the Social Security Administration (SSA), I would like to suggest the following proposal for your examination and potential action. The SSA, one of Americas leading organization that serves to the benefit of the public, is undergoing a series of crises. The agency functions through a top-down system of authority. Although, at first this may seem as the best method of running such a large entity, in reality it creates a problem of leadership in the administration. The top-down structure of the bureaucracy is problematic because the executives of the organization change once a new president takes office, creating a burden on the agencies ability to accomplish specific goals....   [tags: top-down bureaucracy, e-government]

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Towards a Methatheory of Budgeting

- Top-down budgeting is listed in Towards a Metatheory of Budgeting as a normative theory of budgeting. Normative theories are defined as complete theories of budgeting that incorporate the budget, appropriations, preparation, and decision events. Normative theories are not intended to describe what occurs in the budgeting process but prescribe considerations for future implementation as a best practice (Williams & Calabrese, 2011). However, with the evolution of organizational complexity, top-down budgeting has become a positive theory....   [tags: Top Down Budgeting, Theory of Budgeting]

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The Dilemma Of Impaired Infants

- Treating or Terminating: The Dilemma of Impaired Infants. Should we as a society require treatment, and spend thousands upon thousands of dollars trying to save a new life that may or may not have any real quality. Or should we require that a person terminate an infant that is guaranteed to suffer impairments and guaranteed to struggle in many inhumane ways throughout their life. Rather than terminating could society maybe choose to allow nature to take its course, instead of using every medical treatment available to prolong a life that may not be meant to live....   [tags: Infant, Childbirth, Down syndrome, Pediatrics]

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Richard Adams’s Watership Down

- Richard Adams’s Watership Down There are many intriguing and fascinating lessons and thoughts that can be extracted from Richard Adams’s Watership Down when inspected under a “magnifying glass.” From those many issues, the one that is the most influential to ourselves is the issue regarding anti-segregation, portrayed ingeniously by Richard Adams through Hazel within many different cases in the novel. Out of those many instances, this essay will discuss two of them, explain how they display the issue of anti-segregation, and compare them to a famous historical and political figure....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Incidents of Racism in Australia

- On a warm November’s day in 2012, three young French girls hop on a bus in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They sit at the front of the bus and start quietly singing a French song., when next second a man of about the age of 40, holding a pram, and a young women in about her 20’s charge down the bus and start verbally abusing them telling them “you should kill yourselves. Get out of Australia, and go back to ya home country, you don’t belong here. You're French you don’t deserve to sit at the front of the bus, go to the back behind everyone”....   [tags: rejection of immigrants in the Land Down Under]

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Factors in Down Syndrome Life Expectancy and the Relationship of Healthcare’s Advancement

- Since the discovery and categorization of Down syndrome as a separate disorder in the late nineteenth century, the life expectancy of children born with this genetic disorder has dramatically increased. As well, along this timeline, dramatic advances in science and medicine have also been observed. Specific research of Down syndrome as a separate disorder, in later research as a genetic and chromosomal disorder, has brought about increased understanding of this comparatively common birth defect....   [tags: health, disorders]

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The Effects of Down Syndrome on the Child’s Intellectual and Emotional Development

- Expanding a family and bringing a child into being is a major decision. Becoming a family will change how a person thinks, acts, and looks at the world. But what if that child came into this world with development issues. A child born with Down syndrome can cause emotional issues for the parents as well as any siblings in the family. An infant can be diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth; it is one of a few disorders that portray physical characteristics which help to identify the disorder. Down syndrome can affect the child’s social, intellectual, and emotional development, which will bring challenges, as well as rewards, for the child’s parents and siblings....   [tags: emotions, chromosomal abnormality]

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Shut Down Your Screen Week: Technology School Project

- Technology can disrupt people’s train of thought. To begin with, many people around the world use technology. Electronics can help students and also affect them in many ways, but whether or not shutting down all electronics can help. Schools should participate in “Shut Down Your Screen Week” because of many reasons. First of all, using electronics causes people to get distracted. According to Nicholas Carr, in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” from The New York Times Upfront, “When we use our computers and our cell phones all the time, we’re always distracted.”This sentence stated by Nicholas Carr contributes to my claim of participating in “Shut Down Your Screen Week.” For instance,...   [tags: Social, Google, Disruption]

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Nonverbal Communication Competence Of 18-48 Month Old Children With Down Syndrome

- In the study conducted, researchers examined the nonverbal communication competence of 18-48 month old children with Down syndrome and the results showed that children with Downs showed strengths and weaknesses in nonverbal communication skills. It is typical for Down Syndrome children to exhibit problems in expressive language skills, but the extent for each child is different. Compared to normal children, the children studied showed a great strength in nonverbal social interaction skills. On the other hand, they showed a weakness in nonverbal requests for objects or assistance with objects when compared to the normal children....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Language]

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Cultural Acceptance, Active Listening, And Top Down, Bottom Up Processing Intersect

- When Cultural Acceptance, Active Listening, and Top-Down, Bottom-Up Processing Intersect Introduction For the adult English language learners there are a few obstacles that they need to overcome. The first is that they are a beginner again. They are the outsider, and most older adults are not accustomed to that, they can feel humiliated and feel they are losing their cultural identity. Galetcaia (2014) states that many times learners experience an urge to alter or reshape their identity which opens the door “to the socio-cultural world of a different Other” (p.4271)....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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The Digestive System Is Important For Breaking Down Food And Turning It Into Nutrients

- The digestive system is important for breaking down food and turning it into nutrients. The body uses the nutrients for energy, growth, and cell repair. The food and drinks that a person must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body. The body breaks down nutrients from food and drink into carbohydrates, protein, fats, and vitamins. Compared to the other systems in the body, the digestive system is one of the most diverse and important....   [tags: Digestion, Metabolism, Adenosine triphosphate]

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“Angels in America”: Why Do Men Prefer to Be on the ‘Down Low’?

- Over the years America’s ability to address taboo issues by channeling them through popular culture has become increasingly popular (Pruitt, 2007). Among the many taboo issues as evidenced by the number of mainstream films which minimally address the matter, is the issue of men living on the down low (Hamilton, 2009). An example of such is the 2011 film “For Colored Girls.” The film like many bring up the issue of men being on the down low, but they have neglected to go in-depth as to why men chose this lifestyle – rather than the age old notion that they fear social rejection (Pruitt, 2007)....   [tags: Film]

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A Bird Came Down the Walk, and a Narrow Fellow in the Grass, by Emily Dickinson

- "A bird came down the walk” and “A narrow fellow in the grass” are both best known poems in the world by Emily Dickinson. Both poems talk about descriptions of nature. “A bird came down the walk” includes birds and images, true to her usual, easy way to capture the bird's personality. Birds become unyielding nature of the mysterious emblem. This poem is a simple experience seeing birds hop down the path and celebrates every detail which is simple but beautiful order of nature....   [tags: Nature, Poem Analysis]

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Reaching Across the Parting Lines: How Technology Breaks Down Cultural Borders

- We live in a day and age where we encounter technology at every corner. 91% of American adults own a cell phone (Brenner), and a laptop is considered a staple among college students in order to complete work for school. Televisions and social media are the primary sources for news outlets, and it becomes more evident over time that we as a world have become more and more dependent upon technology in order to communicate more efficiently than ever before. Technology has now reached far beyond the boundaries of well-developed, first-world countries, and is prevalent in even the most primeval of societies....   [tags: society, communicate, diverse, global]

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Weakness is Looked Down Upon in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- Throughout the book, Okonkwo is shown to be very headstrong and generally mean towards the majority of people he interacts with. He puts an overemphasis on the need to be manly, and this ruins some of the relationships that he is in. Okonkwo cannot tolerate laziness, and everything that he doesn’t do is deemed to be a female trait. Most of his life is dictated by his internal fear of becoming what his father was, a poor, lazy, “disgrace” of a man. From early on in the book, we see how his father affected his way of life....   [tags: emotions, okonkwo, tribe]

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Bronfenbrenner 's Ecological Model Breaks Down The Components That Effect The Child

- The Child in Context of Family and Community Children are products of their environment. There are several factors that determine the future outcome of the child. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model breaks down the components that effect the child. This model contains several layers; the inner most layer is called the microsystem, then comes the mesosystem, the exosystem, and the macrosystem. Each layer describes different factors that explain how and why the child behaves or grows up to be a certain way....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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How Literacy Can Be Broken Down Into Two Main Categories

- The world around us is constantly changing and technology has a lot of impact on the rapid changes. This is one of the reasons why it is hard to give a specific definition of the word literacy. Literacy can be broken down into two main subcategories: literate and illiterate. One of the main discussions with this is what qualifications or qualities separate someone who is literate from someone who is illiterate. Historians have been researching literacy for the past five decades and have been trying to come up with a fixed definition of the word....   [tags: Literacy, Writing, Reading, Knowledge]

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The Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

- The Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease The individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that "all children with disabilities, including mental retardation, be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with students who are not disabled" (2). In an ideal world, society would have no problem following this decree, but the world is less than perfect and, therefore, stigmas are unfortunately attached to those suffering from mental disabilities, especially the mentally retarded....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]

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Investigating the Rate of Lava Flows Down the Side of a Volcano

- Investigating the Rate of Lava Flows Down the Side of a Volcano Aim My aim is to investigate the rate of which lava flows down the side of a volcano and what affects the rate of which it flows. Planning In this investigation there are many different variables these are; · Angle of slope · Surface of volcano · The amount of lava · The temperature of the lava · The environmental conditions · The viscosity of the lava · How far it has to flow · The force of the eruption I have decided to investigate the angle of the slope because I will be doing the investigation in a scho...   [tags: Papers]

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Intoxication Will Slow Down Your Reaction Time

- Intoxication Will Slow Down Your Reaction Time The experiment tests how long it takes the brain to translate visual information (falling ruler) into your voluntary (or conscious) motor commands and actions (grasping finger movements) that lead to the ruler being caught. The shorter the time, the faster your reactions. That’s if you were paying attention in the first place. Indeed practice specifically affects the ‘associative centers’ in the brain, so that you can respond faster to what’s happening in your visual world....   [tags: Papers]

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Use of Myth in Watership Down by Richard Adams

- As you grow up, you have always been told stories to either scare you into not doing something, like if you don’t go to bed, the boogeyman will come and get you; or stories that give you hope, inspire you, make you dream, or help you to the next step in your life. You’ve heard these stories from your parents, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles; you’ve practically heard a story from everybody in your family down to the old lady who lives down the street. People just want you to learn from their mistakes or to let you know that things will always work out....   [tags: Richard Adams]

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Song Analysis of Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional

- “Hands Down” By: Dashboard Confessional Song Analysis Everyone has that one song they can listen to over and over again. There are various reasons people press the repeat button, whether it be the sound of the singer’s voice, the quality of their musicianship, or their heartfelt lyrics and the story they tell. The song “Hands Down”, by Dashboard Confessional tells the story of a day-in-the-life of lead singer, Chris Carrabba, in high school. Carrabba has said that this song is about the best day he has ever had, and introduces it as such at concerts....   [tags: Music]

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Factors Determining the Stopping Distance of Rollers Down a Ramp

- Factors Determining the Stopping Distance of Rollers Down a Ramp Theory- ------- When the roller is rolling down the slope then potential energy is converted to kinetic energy that converts into heat energy. MGH = ½MVsquared The loss of kinetic energy on the carpet is …. ½MVsquared = braking force x braking distance therefore…. ½Mvsquared = F x so MGH = F x [IMAGE] If m, g and f are constant then…. [IMAGE] However if G is constant then…. [IMAGE] So…....   [tags: Papers]

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Melodic Intonation Therapy

- Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is the most common chromosomal disorder affecting one in every 691 children born in the United States ("down syndrome facts", 2012). Children born with Down syndrome show significant developmental delays in their motor, speech, and language development regardless of the disability (Partin Vinson, 2012). These children demonstrate delays in areas important for typical language development, including limited lexicon and intellectual disabilities (Berk, 2004). In terms of language development, children with Down syndrome typically have stronger abilities in receptive language than expressive language....   [tags: Expressive Vocabulary, Down Syndrome, Children]

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Investigation of the Speed of a Trolley Down a Ramp and Its Gradient

- Investigation of the Speed of a Trolley Down a Ramp and Its Gradient In this investigation I will be testing how the speed of the trolley is affected by the gradient of the ramp. The speed of the trolley will be affected by the gradient of the ramp by many factors. One of these factors is gravitational potential energy. GPE is the energy stored in an object because of its height. The energy is stored as a result of the gravitational pull of the earth for the object. GPE is also affected by the mass of the object but I am going to use the same trolley....   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Pertinent Film Techniques in Falling Down

- The Use of Pertinent Film Techniques in Falling Down Falling Down was released in 1992 and directed by Joel Schumacher, other films of his including The Client(1994)and also 8mm(1998). The opening sequence of Falling Downuses many techniques to portray the emotional and psychological effects of the events taking place around Michael Douglas' character. The first technique that is apparent to me is from the very beginning of the film. The openings to many films are action packed sequences with a whole lot of sound effects and music to accompany them but Falling Downuses none of these, just a silent, black screen over which the credits roll....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Temperature on an Enzyme's Ability to Break Down Fat

- The Effect of Temperature on an Enzyme's Ability to Break Down Fat Aim: To investigate the effect of temperature on an enzyme’s (lipase) ability to break down fat. Hypothesis: The graph below shows the rate increasing as the enzymes get closer to their optimum temperature (around 35 degrees Celsius) from room temperature. The enzyme particles are moving quicker because the temperature increases so more collisions and reactions occur between the enzymes and the substrate molecules....   [tags: Papers]

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Baldwin's view of Nation of Islam in Down on the Cross

- Superficial Power The Nation of Islam emerged as a very powerful organization during the 1960s. One of the Nation?s key goals was to create an independent Black America. It further preached about the White man as the devil, thus instilling faith within its followers that White society will be decimated, and Black society will prevail. Through these powerful messages, the Nation of Islam gave African-Americans a claim to divinity and created the notion of Black supremacy. However, in attempting to cement these ideas, the Nation of Islam?s message became extreme to the point of absurdity....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets....

- Comparison on Watership Down and From Hutch to House Pets.... Not every author has the same opinion on certain creatures' status as living things. The extract from "Watership Down" by Richard Adams and the article "From Hutch to House Pets A Rabbit is the Perfect Companion, Even Inside the Home" by Susan Clark are written from a different format of text and therefore have different persuading technique on rabbits as subject matter. These two pieces are concerning rabbits, however, the authors regard rabbits as animals with different intellectual levels....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football

- For as long as I can remember I have been a Notre Dame football fan. My father is to credit for getting me into it. He brought us to South Bend a couple of time for some games and I was just amazed by the campus and the history of the football program, so it was no surprise that I chose this particular book. Shake Down The Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football was written by a man named Murray Sperber who was a sports writer interested on why fans were so into college football. Because of his interest Sperber decided to go around the country to certain college campuses to do research on this....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparing Watership Down and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

- The Wizard of Oz and Watership Down are both saturated with religious symbolism. Richard Adams and L. Frank Baum both take contemporary society's notion of allegorical relativity and transform it into episodic depictions via methodical personification. In Adams case, he uses rabbits. On the other hand, with the exception of Dorothy, Baum uses a Tin Man, a Scarecrow, a Lion, and a cast of other non-human creatures to create a world that is govern by laws and standards similar to those that we as humans govern ourselves by....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Explain the formation and the break down of the First Triumvirate

- Explain the formation and the break down of the First Triumvirate The formation of the First Triumvirate took place because of the political motives and the personal motives of the three ruthlessly ambitious power brokers in Rome. These men required the co-operation of the other two in order to further their political careers. During the time of the First Triumvirate many extraordinary powers where obtained and in some cases these where unprecedented. There are some key factors that have to be considered towards the break down of the Triumvirate....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History]

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It's Time to Crack Down on Plagiarists and Eliminate Plagiarism

- It's Time to Crack Down on Plagiarists and Eliminate Plagiarism Plagiarize v. 1. To appropriate and pass off as one’s own (the writings, ideas, etc., of another). 2. To appropriate and use passages, ideas, etc. from. 3. To commit plagiarism. [1] Plagiarism is an age-old habit of many people, with a large portion of these people being students who write essays or passages to earn a grade in a class. However, these students are unaware of the act they are doing which meets the criteria of the definition explained above....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Hybridity In Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue

- Hybridity in Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue The criticism that Mphahlele's awareness of his being a "hybrid' person imparts an inability to his being able to "write his story himself " is a criticism contrived out of literal derivations of the Greek components of the word "autobiography". The textual landscape of Down Second Avenue includes many varied and detailed arenas, the rural setting and its many dimensions, the city and its many dimensions. In the sense that autobiography is part of the genre of biography in the postclassical European tradition, that being the life accounts of saints and princes, the criticism is perhaps true to some extent....   [tags: Ezekiel Mphahlele Second Avenue]

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It’s Time to Crack Down on Police Brutality

- It’s Time to Crack Down on Police Brutality          Police brutality has become a widespread and persistent problem in the United States.  Police brutality occurs when a law enforcement officers use excessive or unlawful force while on or off duty.  "Established: A Pattern of Abuse" is an article in The Humanist, written by Barbara Dority.  She states, "Thousands of individual complaints are reported each year and local authorities pay out millions of dollars to vicitms in damages and lawsuits" (5).  Dority also describes some of the types of abuse that officers have done.  "[They] have beaten and shot unresisting suspects; they have misused batons, chemicals sprays, and electro-shock wea...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall

- Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall I exited US Highway 101 South at Madonna Road, squinting into the sun through the windshield of a friends borrowed truck. As I neared the Central Coast Plaza that includes Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers, I wondered what was to become of the Dalidio farmland, just south of the shopping center. 130acres of farmland sit just ten yards from the center, separated only by the newly paved Dalidio Road. I thought about how neat it is that we can have agriculture in such close proximity to large scale retail and both can prosper....   [tags: Urbanization Argumentative Papers]

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Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery

- Pelican Bay Supermax Pelican Bay Supermax After listening to and or reading the transcripts of Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery, one gets a glimpse of prison life, sociological issues inmates and staff face, and the subculture of prison life faced by staff and prisoners alike on a daily basis. However, instead of delving completely in to the situational circumstances of prisoner life, it is more important to understand the history of this Supermax prison and why it was constructed to begin with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ineffective N.A.A.C.P. in James Baldwin's Down at the Cross

- The Effect of the N.A.A.C.P. There are many different opinions of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.), the premier organization for African-American rights around the world. Some believe that the organization has made great strides towards equality and fairness across the country, and that segregation could still be a prominent fixture today if not for the N.A.A.C.P. Others scrutinize the efforts of the N.A.A.C.P., and claim that it is nothing more than a figurehead organization that doesn’t actually advance the African-American people....   [tags: James Baldwin NAACP]

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Feminist Art Work

- Breaking Down the Barriers to Feminist Art Work "Every time a girl reads a womanless history she learns she is worth less." While studying art history in Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures this semester, one theme has become painfully obvious. There are few if any women artists included in the study of art history. If you dig deep into the books you can find mention of many unknown, unrecognized and often times very talented women artists from the past. Women in history are simply not recognized, and this is due to a large extent to their exclusion from the art world....   [tags: Females Art Artist Essays]

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Top Down Vs Bottom Up Change

- “Evaluate the implications of defining the vision for change from the top down relative to the from the bottom up” There is really no organization that it is not faced with a changing situation. Technology and globalization are perhaps the biggest issues impacting most organizations today. The difficulties that loom for creating that change can be intimidating. How should we implement change. It's a simple enough question, surely there's a simple answer-especially since we get to do it so often....   [tags: Organizational Change]

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Graduation Speech: Sit Down and Shut Up

- Hi everyone, and congratulations to all the seniors for successfully completing the first phase of your life. We are all now independent and must look to the future. Everyone will go their separate ways, whether that be attending college, getting a job or traveling the world. While the members of our senior class may be taking drastically different paths, one goal is common to us all. That goal is to achieve success. There is not a person graduating today who does not want to succeed in the rest of their life, at least I hope not....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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SUZUKI STYLE METHOD: BREAKING DOWN CULTURE BLOCKS

- Suzuki Style Method: Breaking Down Culture Blocks The topic I am choosing to write about is the Suzuki style of music education, or better known as the Suzuki method. It was brought to my attention by the lessons teacher the different methods of teaching flute and other instruments. She preferred to teach me music from the Suzuki method book and after doing some of my own research I realized what a good method the Suzuki style is for teaching children, especially children at a young age. The point I want to prove is the Suzuki style method is the best way of teaching a child how to play and understand music from modern times to early music and from all over the globe....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Don't Get Weighed Down by Fast Food

- Don't Get Weighed Down by Fast Food Did you know that one Quarter Pounder from McDonalds has 430 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 70 mg. of cholesterol. Add cheese to that Quarter Pounder and you add 100 calories and nine grams of fat. McDonalds is not the only unhealthy restaurant. Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Wendys also contribute to Americans unhealthy eating habits. America needs to stop advertising such unhealthy eating. How often do you hear of a ninety-nine cent special on a salad....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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Blue Rhino Slows Down To Get Ahead

- Blue Rhino Slows Down to Get Ahead Blue Rhino is a publicly traded corporation based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that considers itself the national leader in propane cylinder exchange services. Owners of propane-fueled backyard grills can visit nearly 30,000 retail locations, including Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and Kmart, in 48 states and Puerto Rico to exchange their empty propane cylinders for full cylinders provided by Blue Rhino. The company employs 355 workers, 63 percent of whom fulfill distributor operations duties....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Runnin Down Some Lines: Book Review

- Deprived of opportunities for advancement in mainstream society, [black ghetto] teenagers elevate their personal style into a philosophy of life. Their exemplars are pimps and gangsters.... Gangs develop to bolster self-identity through psychological control of the streets; hip "threads" and "freaked out" cars also serve as outward signs of inner creativity. Both sexes consider coitus ("doin' the do") a natural and desirable part of adolescence; soft drugs, primarily marijuana ("tea"), also offer a temporary alternative to the harsh reality of ghetto existence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reading Approaches of Bottom-up and Top-down

- Reading Approaches of Bottom-up and Top-down The main two approaches to reading, top-down and bottom-up have produced a great debate towards which is the best approach to teach children to read. Top down reading is also known as the whole language approach in which the meaning of the text relies upon the reader’s background knowledge and his/her use of prediction to anticipate the meaning of the text. (http://www.sedl.org/reading/topics/balanced.html [23.10.01]). The bottom-up approach to reading involves the use of phonics and the decoding of text, word by word after which meaning and understanding will follow (http://www.sedl.org/reading/topics/balanced.html...   [tags: Papers]

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Emotional Break-down in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- Emotional Break-down in Trifles Trifles is an interesting story about the emotional break-down of a country woman. It is obvious by certain descriptions within the text that she did have an emotional trauma. However, it is never made clear if she killed her husband or did he commit suicide. The emotional trauma can be scene in the beginning of the story by her attitude towards Mr. Hale. Ms. Wright is in a state of shock her constant rocking; pleating of her skirt; her "queer" look and her dead pan response to how Mr....   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down

- Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down Food is one of the essentials of life, it is not something that we can choose to eat or not; but rather something we need in order to produce energy and survive. Not only is food essential but also sparse. Until the introduction of large scale agriculture food was something which people needed to forage and hunt. Lack of food has been a source for wars, famine, and starvation; all things we as human beings should strive to avoid. Here are some facts about what to expect by 2050....   [tags: Agriculture]

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When My Friends Let Me Down

- I moved to Peekskill. New York when I was about eight years old. I used to live in Yonkers, New York but then my parents realized we needed a change. The area that I lived in in Yonkers was extremely bad. There were a lot of drugs and violence and my parents didn't want to finish raising their family in this awful neighborhood. My family and I lived in a small two-bedroom apartment on Radford Street. My family consists of a mother a father five daughters and a son; obviously our family was a bit too big for this apartment....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Investigating the Factors that Affect the Acceleration of a Ball Bearing Down a Ramp

- Investigating the Factors that Affect the Acceleration of a Ball Bearing Down a Ramp I intend to investigate what factors affect the acceleration of a ball bearing down a ramp. I will measure how long the ball bearing takes to roll down a ramp, and my other variable will be to measure the final velocity of the ball bearing rolling down the ramp. Using this information I will then be able to work out the acceleration of the ball bearing down the ramp....   [tags: Papers]

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Temperature's Effect on the Rate at Which Amylase Breaks Down Starch

- Temperature's Effect on the Rate at Which Amylase Breaks Down Starch Planning ======== My plan is to find out what temperature is most ideal for amylase to break down starch at, and how fast it can break down starch at this temperature. I predict that the colder the temperature, the slower the reaction between the starch and amylase will be. The hotter the temperature the quicker the reaction will be. Enzymes are the catalysts of chemical reactions taking place in living organisms....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation

- Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the Unit...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Black Hawk Down - Summary of the book as written by Mark Bowden

- Black Hawk Down - Summary of the book as written by Mark Bowden It was mid-afternoon on October 3, 1993. There were approximately 160 men eagerly awaiting the signal to proceed. Matt Eversmann sat waiting in Super Six Seven, a Black Hawk helicopter. He noticed that things were being done differently from the other setups, which had been false. This time they were packing more ammo and the commander had come out to see them off. The troops were being sent in because warlords were allowing their people to starve to death....   [tags: American America History]

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Investigating How Quickly Amylase Breaks Down Starch With Varying Temperatures

- Investigating How Quickly Amylase Breaks Down Starch With Varying Temperatures Instructions List I gathered the equipment shown below. I put 3 drops of iodine in each chamber of the spotting tile. I boiled the kettle and mixed together water from the kettle with water from the tap so the water reaches the correct temperature. The water was put into a beaker. 5ml of starch was put into a test tube. The test tube was placed into the beaker. When the water in the beaker was at the required temperature the stop clock was started....   [tags: Papers]

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An Investigation Into How the Thickness of Insulation Affects the Time a Drink Takes to Cool Down

- An Investigation Into How the Thickness of Insulation Affects the Time a Drink Takes to Cool Down · Aim In this investigation I am trying to find out how the thickness of insulation around a drink in a cup affects the time a drink takes to cool down. I want to find out if insulation does affect the cooling time of a drink and if so how. I would like to produce an unbiased and fair set of results. I would like to produce results that match my prediction and the scientific theory behind them....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Factors Affecting the Speed of a Car After Freewheeling Down a Slope

- Investigating the Factors Affecting the Speed of a Car After Freewheeling Down a Slope Background Knowledge Sir Isaac Newton formulated three Laws relating to the motion of objects. A moving object covers a particular distance in a particular time. This is called the Speed of the object and is expressed as meters/second i.e. the distance covered in meters in one second. It is a Scalar quantity as it only has magnitude. If however the same speed is expressed with the object moving in a particular direction e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Book Review of Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down

- Book Review of Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down Title: Hot Buttons: How To Resolve Conflict And Cool Everyone Down Publisher: Cliff Street Books Place of Publication: New York Year of Publication: 2000 Number of Pages: 336 Price of the Book: Price ranges from $ .46 to $23 depending if the book is new, used, hard cover, paperback, or collectible. The book "Hot Buttons: How To Resolve Conflict And Cool Everyone Down" talks about conflict management....   [tags: Book Review Report]

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"Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs.

- "Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. I jumped out of my bed and peered at my alarm clock. I was just bale to see it as I the darkness of the winter mornings had taken over my room. "Christopher" this time it was shouted louder. "I am up" I shouted back not quite as loud as I may have got in trouble. I could not be bothered to have a shower this morning so I just slipped on my clothes and headed for down stairs. As I was walking I had felt something rough pass under my feet....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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J.D. Salinger's Catcher In The Rye and Burr Steers' Igby Goes Down

- Comparative Essay The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger and Igby Goes Down by Burr Steers are both displayed as rites of passage texts. The respective protagonists of these two texts are Igby Slocumb and Holden Caulfield. These two characters are both on a journey motif, a journey of self discovery in which they both attempt to find meaning in life and understand societies values and attitudes. The two protagonists demonstrate non-conformity and rebel against the apparent hypocrisy present in their respective societies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman > > Anne Fadiman wrote an eye-opening book titled, The > Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Fadiman is > the editor of The American Scholar and has been > published numerous times. In this book, she has > documented the life of Hmong immigrants in Merced, > California. I think she thought it was important to > tell this story of the Lee family to open everyone's > eyes to different cultures. Most of the field work > took place in city of Merced....   [tags: Hmong Culture Cross Cultural]

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A Changed Perception

- A Changed Perception Kids with Down’s syndrome. A special classroom. Different. These were the sorts of thoughts I had about mentally retarded people before I participated in Best Buddies for my English 30 service leadership project. Along with four of my classmates, I went to the Best Buddies meetings and two events, a Halloween party and a Penn State women’s volleyball game, and had some exposure to people who have mental retardation. Although the program was not what I’d expected it to be and was frustrating at times, the experience was worthwhile and valuable....   [tags: Best Buddies Down's Syndrome Essays]

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