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The Leadership of Lance Armstrong

- TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 BIOGRAPHY 2 HEALTH PROBLEM 3 FOUNDATION 4 PHILOSOPHY-VISION-VALUES 5 E.I. COMPETENCIES 5 IMPACT 6 CONCLUSION 7 BIBLIOGRAPHY 7 INTRODUCTION A leader is a person who inspires. He brings the best out of his people and they, in turn, follow him in the realization of his goals. In other words, a true leader communicates his aspirations and creates a shared passion for a common objective. In order to be effective, a leader must first believe in his vision so as to be able to convey his thoughts to others and consequently convince them of the importance of his idea....   [tags: Lance Armstrong]

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The Lance

- The Lance The lance, a staff weapon was used during the chivalric era. The lance was mainly used during a tournament. Tournaments were held as a type of competition for knights. The tournaments served as a source of entertainment and also a means to keep knights fit and in practice. During the tournament if the lance began to break or splinter one point was scored. If the lance broke it would be replaced with a new one. If the lance broke again, the two knights would dismount horses and begin to fight with swords....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Lance Lowry in the Criminal Justice System

- Lance Lowry began his 20 year career in Texas’s criminal justice as a cadet in 1994 in South Texas’s Police Academy. He worked as a police officer in Alice, TX, a town of about 20,000 starting in 1995. In 2000, Lance left police work to become a TDCJ Correctional Officer. From 2000-2003, Lance worked as Correctional Officer in Ellis Unit in Huntsville, Texas and then transferred to Holliday Unit, also in Huntsville. From the Holliday Unit, Lance worked at James H. Byrd Unit (Huntsville), which was formerly the diagnostic intake unit for DR inmates prior to being transferred to Polunsky....   [tags: South Texas Police Academy, Texas]

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Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles

- Pedaling strong through the Pyrenees Mountains at remarkable speed, Lance Armstrong approached the tenth stage of the Tour de France. Beginning at an elevation of thirty-three feet above sea level, Armstrong was in sixteenth position with five minutes and fifty-four seconds separating him and the leader. For many this would be an insurmountable amount of time to makeup, especially on a stage containing such a grueling and exhausting climb, but Armstrong saw it as an opportunity to put his great mountain-climbing skills to work (Stein 60)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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The Career of Lance Armstrong

- It’s a year since we bid farewell to a legend the ultimate cycling champion. He is a cyclist who has overcome all the challenges life has thrown his way and still continues to do so. Lance Armstrong known around the world for what he has achieved and overcome. Armstrong’s name has become synonymous with the unique yellow jersey of the punishing Tour De France. It is the life and story of a true legend. Armstrong is just a man like any one of us a man who had dreams as a child of becoming someone famous his dream was to win the tour de France at twenty –four he was well on his way to becoming a top cyclist then in October 1996 he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer it seemed as if...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lance Armstrong and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances

- ... Anabolic steroids are mainly used by football players and weightlifters. They are used to increase strength build muscle. Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of a hormone: testosterone. The third and final common PEDs are (performance enhancing drugs) are steroid precursors. They are substances that the body turns into anabolic steroids. Two of them include dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) androstenedione ("andro"). They are also used to increase muscle mass. Most of them are illegal if you don’t have a prescription....   [tags: athletes, drugs, honor]

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Lance Armstrong

- "Whoosh!" was the sound of the wind blowing into his face as he raced through the mountain's monstrous decent. As he raced through the Pyrenees, he thought about everything that had occurred in the past couple of years of his life. He felt his heart pounding as he pedaled through the dirt and rocks. Cycling is a tough sport that only certain athletes can endure. The long and painful climbs up a 2,000 foot hill are not the easiest things to do, but certain athletes have done well enough to call themselves champions of the sport....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography]

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Lance Armstrong

- Rough Draft: English Paper "Some things you can't win, though I don't like to admit it. I'm not used to losing much of anything, whether it's a race or a debate, but among things I've nearly lost are my life, my neck, and my good name, and I've gained a realization: a life of unbroken success is not only impossible, its probably not even good for you. Some losses are more tolerable than others, and some things are unrecoverable, and the echelons of loss change in crisis. It's surprising what you can let go of, depending on the circumstances....   [tags: Biography]

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Lance Armstrong

- Only with his Tour de France title finally assured during the last leg on the cobblestoned Champs-Elys Dees, did Lance Armstrong celebrate by lifting a flute of champagne to a resounding "Cheers!' Overcoming crashes, illness, hard-charging rivals and plain old bad luck, the Texan won his hardest but sweetest Tour on Sunday -- a record-tying fifth straight that places him among the greatest cyclists ever. Unlike previous years, when he won by comfortable margins, the grueling 23-day, 2,125-mile clockwise trek around France pushed Armstrong to the limit....   [tags: Tour de France]

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Author's Technique in The Darkness Under The Stair by Lance Salway

- Author's Technique in The Darkness Under The Stair by Lance Salway Here are bullet points on what techniques the writer employs into the passage. The passage is called 'The Darkness Under The Stair.' It is about a boy called Andrew. His parents forced him to met his neighbours 'the Sharmans.' Even though he still hadn't finished his homework. Once he arrived at their home, he felt uncomfortable. The place was dull and Andrew did not want to speak. The question at the end of the passage remains....   [tags: Papers]

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Motivation of Lance Armstrong and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

- All of the work, training, health, and passion that Lance Armstrong possesses is amazing. Every obstacle that he has faced, he has not only survived but has also used to improve his personal and professional life. In the Tour de France, the goal of every competitor is the same, to prove they are the best cyclist in the world. Armstrong has proven this seven consecutive times. Armstrong exemplifies Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory regarding one's motivation in life. The five needs discussed in this theory can be shown as a pyramid....   [tags: Psychology]

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Guilt in Sports and The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- There are many examples of guilt in the book and in life, but the two main themes of these are public and private guilt. Thousands of people live with guilt every day. Some are publicly guilty in a court or for someone like Lance Armstrong, living in infamy. People tend to keep their guilt problems inside, but in the end they’re going to regret it. There are also others who are guilty and nobody even knows yet. In the next month or even possibly week, some celebrity or athlete will be caught cheating, doing drugs, or some things even worse, like in the case of Aaron Hernandez....   [tags: lance armstrong, steroids, remorse]

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Sports and Performance Enhancers Steroids and Blood Doping

- Famous sports athletes have always tried to get an advantage on other players. By upping their game and performing harder it will allow them to make more money, to win, and to break records. In the world of professional cycling it is exactly the same. Riders use drugs harmful to their health to get and advantage on the competition and these drugs enable the rider to perform harder, longer, and at their maximum ability. There riders us a lot of different drugs to improve themselves but the more popular performance enhancers EPO (erythropoietin), steroids, and blood doping....   [tags: addiction, Lance Armstrong ]

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Californian Workers' Compensation Law

- Question Presented: Under Californian workers’ compensation law can a worker receive workers’ compensation and when the injury was self-inflicted, and when their participation in the activity was voluntary, and when the activity took place after the work day and when the worker did not want to say no to their supervisor and when they were anxious to get on their boss’s good side and while during the activity business was discussed and when the company built the court for a director of sales, and when the director believed that inviting employees to play was a great way to get to know their employees, to increase morale and camaraderie at the company but when at the activity the employee’s in...   [tags: the case of Lance Baldwin]

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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals?

- “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong became a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport always have an idol that they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]

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Perfection at a Price: Athetles and Doping

- Although pressure from society plays a colossal role in the use of PED’s, the two prominent reasons for doping go hand in hand, fame and wealth. Many athletes feel compelled to use these substances in hopes that it will result in them gaining recognition and money (Silverstein 25). If athletes can perform well, they will be viewed as a thriving athlete and will be in the spotlight much longer, gaining them millions of dollars in the process. When professionals perform well, they receive endorsements from different companies as well as a variety of opportunities to be a sponsor for a variety of programs (Gravelee, Fogelman, Alexander)....   [tags: fame, wealth, recognition, lance armstrong]

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Values in Sports

- Earlier this January, one of the largest performance enhancing drug scandals in the history of sports became public. Lance Armstrong, a former 7 time consecutive winner of the Tour de France, admitted in Oprah’s televised interview that he consumed banned substances in competitive cycling races. One of the main reasons Armstrong listed for his illegal drugs use, was the desire to win at any cost; to compete at the highest possible level. The definition of compete, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, means to “strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same”....   [tags: Doping, Lance Armstrong, Drug Scandals]

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The Deception of an Acquaintance

- ... Benjamin said wryly I’m going to assassinate the president. Lance ranted vehemently why does every time I am needed have to do with something related to what stupid contraband ideas you have. Lance takes a deep breath and inhales slowly and begins to mollify himself a little. Why does this need to involve me, asked Lance curiously. I’d appreciate it if you will come out of this tranquil life and help me like old times sake. I don’t like accommodating your wants Benjamin, said Lance. But I can help with this stupid plan at least until I can get Benjamin caught Lance murmurs....   [tags: matyr, death, events, people]

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Friendship and Love in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

- Throughout The Two Gentlemen of Verona, scenes featuring Lance and his dog, Crab are juxtaposed with (and perhaps reference) interactions between the friends and lovers central to the plot. The primarily comic scenes in which Lance and Crab are present often illuminate problems in the relationships between the other characters in the play. Although Crab never speaks and is in fact a dog, his interactions with Lance as Lance explains them, mock the celebrated love between male friends and the much afflicting Petrarchan love that threatens it....   [tags: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]

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Analyzing the Relationship Between the Celebrity Endorser and Product in an Advertisement

- Advertising is vital to the success of companies within society. Through advertisements, companies are able to keep the general public informed, and reminded of new products and services available to them. As a result, it allows businesses to prosper and grow. However, the strength and believability of advertisements is what draws the attention of consumers, and persuades them to indulge in the product. Therefore, this is a vital component of advertising. In this assignment the relationship between the celebrity endorser and product in a magazine advertisement will be analyzed....   [tags: Advertising]

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An Episode of Moonlight by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow

- The television series Moonlight was created by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow. This television series includes sixteen different episodes. The entire television series was about the immortal private detective Mick St. John that uses his keen senses of the vampire to solve difficult case to help the victims rather than sucking their blood. Mick was turned to a vampire 60 years ago by his wife Coraline when she bites him. Even through now Mick has the body of immortality, and he was always young but he always wanted to be a real human instead of a vampire....   [tags: Moonlight, Trevor Munson, Ron Koslow, television, ]

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Examining the Protagonist, Clive, in The Alternative Hero

- The protagonist of this novel is Clive Beresford. He is a writer for a famous music magazine, and that is what his whole life is circled around: music. He began listening to music when he was a teenager and became obsessed with a band known as the “Thieving Magpies”. “But these Thieving Magpies sounded wicked. Get me to the record shop NOW” (Thorton 28). Ever since then, Clive has been obsessed with the band and wrote reviews for them. He was especially fond of the lead singer, Lance Webster, who, one night, mouthed off to the entire crowd at a concert and left the band....   [tags: The Alternative Hero]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Everyone has that one person who they look up to and considers them their role model. They will then do whatever they can to be just like that person. Many tri-athletes and cyclists might have looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model since he was successful and started training at such a young age. The United States Olympic Development team invited him to train as a cyclist, which then placed eleventh in the World Championship Road Race with the best time any American has ever had” (“Lance Armstrong Biography”)....   [tags: athlete, EPO, risks]

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The Termination

- We were young and in love. It was supposed to be that all American story that ended in happily ever after. Unfortunately, it turned out to be an American story of other sort; a story of frustration, personal intrusion, and despair all tightly woven together by a single managerial decision. A decision that proves the managerial decision-making process can forever alter the course of a person’s life. At the pure and young age of 16, love was found in Lance. Recently turned 17, Lance was removed from my side as a host at a local restaurant....   [tags: Amendments, Economy]

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Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mocking Bird is an Accommodator Not an Activist

- ... Another way Atticus is an accommodator in Gladwell’s view because Atticus still allows Walter Cunningham be on the jury when he was part of the lynch mob to kill Tom Robinson. In McMillan's response his reasoning for Atticus being an activist is because Atticus is a Christian. His evidence for letting Walter Cunningham being on the jury is because Atticus believes the lynch mob left with respect for the Finches. Malcolm Gladwell is right that Atticus is an accommodator. Gladwell is right because Atticus never fights against institutional racism and his reasoning for taking the Tom Robinson case is wrong....   [tags: racism, lawyer, african american]

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The Role of The Knight

- During the Medieval era, lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century, warfare was considered a way of life. In warfare, the knights were recognized as one of the most powerful warriors on the battlefield. These knights, or mounted warriors, were considered deadly because they could move extremely fast and deal enormous damage to infantry by charging into them. Loyal only to their feudal lords, knights went on conquests, but also stayed in their castle defending their lords. This was important because in feudalism, the lord was at the top of the hierarchy....   [tags: Warfare]

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Analysis of Vertovs Film

- In the clown player’s 1991 film “The Drug Movie”, the art of cinema verite is taken to heights of realism not seen since Roberto Rosselinni’s triumphant “Rome, Open City”. By combining realistic settings, lighting, sound, etc. with keenly observant camera placement, the filmakers draw us into a world very few of us ever actually see outside the comforts of a theater. Dziga Vetov, in his essays on the nature of man as seen through the “Kino-Eye”, touched upon something that the makers of “The Drug Movie” are obviously very aware of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Photographer Captures a Revealing Photo of His Teacher in the Photography by Will Weaver

- ... Moreover, habits of smoking, drinking alcohol, stealing are few of the many habits teenagers are often influenced into doing with the use of peer pressure. Trying to receive the feeling of belonging other people is what we often desire, often taking part in risky behaviour to please our peers. This does not last very long as the consequences begin to show up eventually, at times even isolating us from the people who once had trust in you. Loneliness and depression are what often hit teenagers who isolate themselves from others because of their mistakes....   [tags: peer pressure, transformation, inferiority]

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Steroids are Ruining Sports in the United States

- Steroids are ruining sports in the United States, and they are also going to ruin future athletes if the United States does not put a stop to it. Many young athletes in the United States are taking performance enhancing drugs because they see that professional athletes are doing it and getting results. These teenagers are using steroids because they want to look muscular and fit, but they are not aware of the negative effects steroids have on their bodies. Young athletes do not know that they are not only risking their careers but also their bodies....   [tags: Enhancing Drugs, Athletic Performance]

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The Once and Future King Guenever

- The Once and Future King Description of Guenever Guenever is one whose personality and appearance fluctuates often during the course of her life. The facts that she fell in love with someone other than her husband and that she never bore a child contributes greatly to these abrupt and drastic changes. The description of Guenever as a young wife is one with deep, clear blue eyes, which almost beheld a sort of fearlessness which was startling, as was her black hair. Although Gwen was quite fond of her husband, she found herself taken a fancy to the young knight, Lancelot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Similarities and Differences Between Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Apocalypse Now

- Throughout the course of the novel and the movie, we see many similarities and differences in the way the way the themes and messages are represented. Conrad must use wonderful imagery, the “lighting and setting” of a scene, in Heart of Darkness to convey his meaning to the reader. Coppola relies solely on what you see happening in Apocalypse Now and must therefore carefully choose the lighting and setting of a scene to convey a similar meaning created by the imagery of Conrad. It is this one notices in the scenes killing the helmsman in Heart of Darkness and Chief in Apocalypse Now....   [tags: helmsmen, river, symbolism]

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

- ... In appropriate and rightful fashion, the Elizabethan play concludes when the Duke declares that Valentine can replace Thurio as the rightful suitor for his daughter’s hand. In the end, friendship and love conquer jealousy and deceit together – and this bond is held together by the loyalty that is renewed amongst lovers and friends. The live adaptation of the play reinforces the significance of faithfulness by adding a layer – a visual perspective of sorts, which appeals to readers and play-watchers alike....   [tags: elizabethan era, foolish people]

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Pulp Fiction: Leadership from a Criminal Perspective

- Pulp Fiction, a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, interweaves a series of accounts depicting the various roles of southern California criminals. Within each story, a single character, or several characters, display various leadership themes. Considering that all of the characters in Pulp Fiction are gangsters, the use of leadership tends to revolve around unethical situations. Throughout the entirety of the motion picture, the crime syndicate in Pulp Fiction demonstrates a flat organization: an organization that has limited levels of positions, forcing more employees to make decisions....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino film review and analysis]

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The Role of Firearms Throughout History

- Have you ever wondered how guns came to be. Most people have little or no idea. The history is more complex than people assume it to be; there is no one person credited with "inventing" the firearm. One nation in particular has played a major role in the incredible discovery that would change the way people hunt, protect themselves, and engage in warfare. This nation is China, and the history of the firearm can be traced to the second century. But before we dive into the history of firearm, one must understand what a firearm is....   [tags: Weapons ]

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The Crazy Horse Memorial

- The Crazy Horse monument is important to the United States not only for continuing the Native American Culture, sharing their beliefs, building pride within their Nations, but in supporting their communities. The Crazy Horse Memorial is not only a fascinating monument but an essential NDN (Native term for “Indian”) institution, in a time when it is needed most. The Crazy Horse Monument is privately funded by donations and revenue that the Monument has raised over the last 64 years, through the gift shops and included Museum....   [tags: NDN]

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Presidency of James Carter

- ... He constantly told voters, “I’ll never tell a lie” (History.com). Through this he managed to build his reputation as someone different than the current government officials. He portrayed himself as a man of people by dressing informally and adopting a speaking style of folk. One of President Carter’s goals was to focus on social and economic reform (History.com). President Carter ran with an idea to make the government “competent and compassionate” (Freidel). He planned on resolving problems for the greater good in order to meet the people’s expectations....   [tags: 39th US president ]

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Disenfranchisement: Voting is a Privelege that we Must Not Take for Granted

- Since the establishment of our great country, Americans utilized the ballot box as a freedom of expression. Voting is a basic right that many of us take for granted, some even viewing it as a “God given right.” As citizens, we expect the right to vote. Many oblivious to the fact that voting is a privilege that can be revoked. The process, commonly referred to as disenfranchisement, is the principle reason for my summary. Today more than ever, one of America's post-election concerns is voter turnout....   [tags: politics, government, vote]

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The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports

- The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports They’re among the world’s most controversial drugs. Not Heroin, Ganja, Coke or Crystal Meth, but Anabolic Steroids. Steroids are medical treatments that come in two varieties: Anabolic Steroids and Corticosteroids. These are both synthetic versions of hormones produced naturally in the body but they perform two completely different tasks. Corticosteroids are used by doctors to decrease inflammation. Anabolic Steroids are the familiar term for the synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone....   [tags: drugs, heroin, meth, anabolic steroids]

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Environmental Impacts: Production of Iron and Steel

- Iron is this starting point for steelmaking which has performed as a backbone to the advancement of modern technology and is vital to the upbringing of the future. It acts as the predominant reason for the industrial revolution. The foundation that is iron, more industrially known as Cast Iron has been given the second honour as it is the one of the cheapest materials for engineering, when taken to molten temperatures it gains the ability to be cast into intricate shapes. Cast Iron has been sub-divided into 5 different classes when the composition is changed or tampered with....   [tags: cast iron, steelmaking, air pollutants, waste]

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The Effects Of Power On Responsibility

- The Effects of Power on Responsibility Power and responsibility have a complex relationship that is connected by factors such as a person’s morals and ethics, personality, and under what conditions the person was raised. In a world where power can be found in many forms and in many places, the use and abuse of power can be seen regularly. Power is not just being the CEO of a fortune five-hundred company, or being an elected political representative, the manager of Taco Bell has power, as well as parents as they raise their children....   [tags: Ethics Morals Power Decision Making]

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A Career in Graphic Design

- Most people grow up dreaming about becoming an actor, singer, or a professional athlete. They want to be famous, for people to know their name, and they also probably want to make a large amount of money. While getting into one of those professions is slim to none, there is a career that can offer some of the same exciting opportunities. A graphic designer is an interesting job because it allows creativity and artistry, combines designing with business and marketing, and gives an opportunity to become well-known in the field....   [tags: graphic designer]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball

- Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball Introduction Performance Enhancing Drugs are taking over sports, and I am here to make a difference. Have you seen all the stories on sports center a couple months back. About Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong for doping and using PEDs. How does the use of PEDs affect society and the game of baseball. I am going to raise money to make a difference in my community to help young athletes realize that you don’t have to use steroids or “dope” to help you enhance your athletic performance....   [tags: doping in professional sports]

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Personal Narrative

- Personal Narrative I was bruised, bitten, and banged up, and I loved it. The weekend had completely made my summer and filled in a part of my personality that I never knew existed. My king salmon fishing trip taught me perseverance, trust, tolerance, and that it is not always the trophy, but instead the journey you take along the way. Every summer that I go back to Michigan, my cousin Lance and I take a fishing trip. This year we were after the big ones, king salmon, running up the Manistee River....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Hierarchy of Skateboard Socialization

- “Skateboarding is for the socially awkward,” I thought to myself dreading going into this project. However, after spending several hours with skateboarders Mike Thacker, Cassious Brownlee, Lance Love, Jarrell Harrison and Sean Hough, I quickly learned that my assumptions, along with most others’ were misleading. Skateboarding is a very respectable, intricate sport that involves passion, heart, determination and perseverance. Skateboarders are risk-takers in the most literal sense of the word. They are dedicated individuals that spend countless days, months, and even years perfecting their craft....   [tags: Popularity, Social Life]

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Leave Texas

- Derk had been dreaming of a golden haired angel, when he heard the door of his bunk room come crashing open. He awoke with a start, trying to adjust his eyes to the intense sunlight streaming through his window. This is Sunday, is it not. Who would be up and about this early and why were they bothering him. He looked to the doorway, expecting to see William or even Marcus standing there. Instead he saw Jona Fletcher, and he was looking none too happy… Jona watched as Derk tried to cover his bare flesh with the blanket that lay crumpled at the foot of his bed....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Fictional Newspaper Article about Medevial Tournaments

- The Medieval Joust This morning I witnessed a tournament held in town. As I was watching I realized that I wasn’t exactly certain about all the rules. This is why I decided to write this article about the history, rules, and guidelines of this riveting sport. The words "tournament" and "joust" are frequently used interchangeably. Strictly speaking "joust" describes single combat between two horsemen. "Tournament" refers to mounted combat between parties of knights, but also is used to refer to the whole proceeding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Planck V. Indiana

- Planck v. Indiana In the reviewing the case of Planck v. Indiana, many complicated issues arise. Included in those, individual rights conflicting with the public good are among the most difficult. According to Mr and Mrs. Planck's attorney, John Price, the Planck's religious beliefs prohibit them from accepting professional medicine practice, as they practice alternative medicine and home school their children. After a complaint from an older Planck daughter, who did not embrace or respect her family's lifestyle, the state was called in to investigate the health of the Planck children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life Of Edgar Allen Poe

- The Life of Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe, the greatest American teller of mystery and suspense tales in the 19th century was a tormented artist. He struggled to become the accomplished author he is known as today. Poe is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest writers, but in his own unhappy lifetime, he struggled to make ends meet. When he was 17, Poe entered the University of Virginia. Allan, his step father, gave Poe only a small allowance, and the young man soon began owing money....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Study of Rahul Bhattacharya’s The Sly Company of People who Care

- Postmodernism is the umbrella term used to denote the contemporary happenings. Primarily it is the period soon after post world war II worldwide. Secondly, the effect created by the war on human beings and their behavior. Third, its impact on human artifacts including art, literature, culture etc. Its impact on literature particularly finds expression in novels. The novels of this period are named ‘metafiction’ by Linda Hutcheon (1998) as they carry ‘meta-narratives’ rather than ‘grand narratives’....   [tags: postmodernism, indian writings, fiction]

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Should Teammates of P.E.D. Users Have Any Right to Their Medals?

- ... Now you may understand why these drugs are considered Performance Enhancing drugs. Each drug takes a different effect to help the athlete preform in a way that is better than their abilities. Some side affects for men who take anabolic steroids may be: developing breasts, having a decrease in sperm count, they may become infertile or become incompetent. Some of the effects on anabolic steroids for women are: growing excessive face and body hair, their voices may deepen, they may experience menstrual irregularities, reduced breast size, or have a masculinized female fetus....   [tags: drug, athlete, effects, ability]

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What Traits Make People Successful in the Marine Corps?

- Bullets are snapping against the concrete around them. Two Marines are pinned down on a rooftop and are unaware of an enemy combatant creeping below the building. As the two Marines maneuver and support each other and their brothers on the ground, a grenade is lobbed onto the roof by the insurgent below. Recognizing the distinct thud of the grenade, Lance Corporal Carpenter of Mississippi throws himself on the grenade, shielding his friend from the blast. What gives the men and women of the Marines the drive and compassion that causes one to behave as Lance Corporal Carpenter did....   [tags: U.S. Military]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports

- In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]

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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legalized In Professional Sports?

- The debate over the legalization of performance enhancing drugs also, known as PEDs, has been on the rise. Performance enhancing drugs are as the illegal drugs or substances that are taken by athletes to improve their performance. The term doping is used to describe the act of using PEDs. In the recent years many famous athletes have been convicted of PEDs abuse. Among these famous athletes is Lance Armstrong, a famous cyclist who won multiple titles of Tour de France. As the use of PEDs is becoming more common, controversy over the legalization has emerged....   [tags: doping, performance drugs, steroids]

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Assessment of Mental Health Disorders: Oliver Queen in Arrow

- Arrow is about a rich, promiscuous young man named Oliver Queen, who becomes stranded on an island for five years before finally being rescued. After his return, Queen becomes a vigilante trying to protect his city, Starling City, against the corrupt businessmen that live there. Before being able to properly assess Queen from a psychological point of view, we must understand his character before, during, and after his accident. Queen suffered from many terrible psychological problems during his five years "alone" on an "abandoned" island and after finally returning home....   [tags: Plot Summary, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]

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Gallipoli: The defining moment in Australian National Identity

- Australia is a relatively young country; only becoming a unified nation in 1901 (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012). A young country is no different from a young person; identity is an issue. Questions of who am I and where do I fit in the world are asked, and unfortunately not often answered until a tragedy occurs. National identity is a sense of a nation and its people as a connected whole. This feeling of cohesiveness can be shaped by many events in a nation’s history but none more so than war....   [tags: Australia, Young Country, Unified Nation]

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Context and Causes For The First Crusade.

- The First Crusade began in an effort to retrieve Christian territory that was conquered by Muslims. The aim of the crusaders was to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem in the name of God. The Crusades were catapulted by a speech delivered from Pope Urban II in the city of Clermont. The passionate speech was centered on the Muslims, whose acts of savagery had sent all of Western Europe into a frenzy. The Byzantine emperor Alexius Commenous requested the Pope for aid to cease the Turks from invading....   [tags: Christianity, Muslum, Asbridge]

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

- Athletes taking PEDs is just like sitting in school taking a test and not be able to figure out and answer to a question and seeing classmates cheating,taking out their phone,looking at others paper, and having cheat sheets. Most people have had this happen in their lives just like athletes most athletes are hard workers but you come across a few so called athletes who use performance enhancing drugs to improve there game which are illegal. The use of performance enhancing drugs is an unlawful shortcut which helps body muscle grow faster without effort and it also helps with muscle endurance.The use of this substance is increasing instead of decreasing....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]

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Knighthood: The Process, Responsibilities, and Lifestyle

- There were few honors greater than becoming a knight in the medieval ages, however few occupations that were also as formidable. One aspiring to be a knight was nurtured from an early age for the sole purpose of fulfilling his calling. Once the young man achieved knighthood, his life was constant battle to protect his land, his pride, and his faith. For a family who wished their son to be a knight, they needed to pass several hurdles. First be able to family back through five generation of “noble” ancestry....   [tags: European History ]

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Literary Changes Throughout World War I

- When World War I started in 1914, it was presented as honourable and noble to fight for King and country. Many young men either joined up or were forced in to joining the army to fight against evil. However, as the war progressed, it became apparent that it was not so. Writers and poets began to describe to the horrors of the battlefields and by the end of the war in 1918, literature was extremely critical of the war and its many consequences. At the start of the war, it was presented as chivalrous and honourable....   [tags: Progression, Analysis]

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Athletes as Role Models throughout History

- The world of role models in athletics has been around for millenniums and can be traced back as far as 776 B.C. when the athletes were thought to be demigods (half human and half god) and the first Olympic games took place on the site of Olympia. Though the only event was the 200-meter sprint, many people looked up to them and expected more than just a 200- meter sprint from these “god-like” men.(WEBSITE) Today, more and more people are beginning to look to athletes like the ancient Greek did: for more than just entertainment....   [tags: Athletes, Behavior, NBA, NFL]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Used in Cycling

- INTRODUCTION The use of performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) in elite cycling extends well beyond the 60’s. Evidence suggests that PED’s where used as far back as the Ancient Greeks. They used various methods of doping to gain the performance edge (Bowers 1998). People will always use and abuse substances in the pursuit to get the edge as well as personal appearance (Fernandez, Hosey). These days with equipment being technologically advanced and available to all professional teams athletes need to find a way to perform at the new levels....   [tags: sports, athletes, tour defrance ]

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Corporations Control Over the Media

- News outlets within the United States have always formed an agenda to persuade the people to formulate their decision between the two political party systems. This essay will examine how the Federalist Papers helped shape this nation and give reason as to why this nation needed a strong federal government. Also, comparing the “agenda setting” of our earliest construction of this nation and how the news of today uses “gotcha” journalism to move the public to support the democratic process or even go against the government....   [tags: federalist papers, hamilton, madison]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Doctors are cracking down on testing sport players for PED’s (performance enhancing drugs). They are starting to use more advanced testing methods. Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun have all been tested positive for PED’s recently. Lance Armstrong had his seven Tour De France trophies taken from him because he won them using PED’s. Steroids are a major problem in sports resulting in technological advances to eliminate the issue of using illegal drugs to gain a competitive edge. Steroids improve athletic performance in multiple ways....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing]

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The Promise of Global Business

- ... And the answer to that for now is only slightly. Nevertheless, for businesses who were passed in the last decade to reach the internet goldmines, it can be expected that reaching new international markets will happen just as fast, if not faster, for those who already have their focus set to global. For the early birds who find themselves venturing into the international market during the next decade, it will truly be an eye-opening experience in how fettered various economies around the world can be....   [tags: internet, market, technology]

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Best Man

- Ayanna Ganges Critical Thinking Honors Ms.McCue The Best Man One of the leading characters, Lance Sullivan, is portrayed very differently from the average black males in movies up until the end. Number one he is rich and he is a professional athlete. His income doesn't come from drug dealing or anything of that nature. Lance being an athlete in another perspective is also a common stereotype....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Value of Life Essay

- Human life is full of meaning. As humans, we assign value to many things. However, what happens when we assign a specific value to a human life. This is the issue being presented in the article, “What is a Life Worth,” by Amanda Ripley. The government is determining a monetary value to a human life, and it does not appeal to the masses. There are many problems with the cold calculation, and most people cannot see the other side of the numbers. The economic value of a human life is calculated based on the income the person was receiving, but when the check is given to a loved one of a small amount, the compensation is misinterpreted as an overall value of the human life....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Physical Education in Schools

- Historical Context The purpose and approach to teaching and classroom management has considerably changed due to a variety of factors including government policies, developing research and scientific explanations for its benefits to children during their education (Lance et al, 2007). Mackenzie (2004) recalls on how in the Havoverian Period (1714-1790) play and sport, particularly in the education environment was largely ignored by the government. This lead to minimised use of it and Physical Education (PE) was a very irregular activity in schools....   [tags: Education, Teaching, PE, fitness]

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The Value of Life

- Should people put the value of life into monetary value or should life be kept solely as an emotional quantity. People and societies throughout the ages have been trying to answer the problem of putting the value of life into terms of dollar bills. The ancient Egyptians buried their dead with all of their worldly belongings. They believed a person’s monetary worth on Earth was over, and they should take all of that earthly worth with them to the afterlife. Modern day Americans are different from the Egyptians....   [tags: Current Issues]

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Sense of National Identity

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Dying for One's Country in Asquith's The Volunteer and the Extract From Shakespeare's Henry V

- Dying for One's Country in Asquith's The Volunteer and the Extract From Shakespeare's Henry V How effectively do Asquith's Poem, 'The Volunteer,' and the Extract From Shakespeare's 'Henry V' Promote the Idea That it is Heroic to fight and Die For One's Country. What Alternative View, is Offered by Wilfred Owen in 'Dulce et Decorum Est?' The Volunteer is a Pro-War poem written by Herbert Asquith. Asquith uses roman imagery to invoke a feeling of greatness and honour. Asquith begins his poem by describing the miserable, mundane life of a clerk, working in a 'city grey'....   [tags: Papers]

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From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero

- From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero In the fiction world heroes have been one of the most entertaining figures. It has always been fun and interesting to read about heroic stories and about different obstacles that heroes had overcome. When someone mentions the word "hero" it is more likely to think of characters like Batman or James Bond, but it is for sure that if we had the chance to ask the same question centuries before, the answer would have been different....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion

- Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion        The chivalric ideal demanded many things of a knight. To the military ideals of prowess, loyalty, and honor it added the aristocratic ideal of largesse and, with the rise of the troubadour lyrics and romances, the ideal of courtly love. At times a knight could find these demands in conflict with one another. Such is the case with Chrétien de Troyes's romance The Knight with the Lion. In this story, the hero Yvain finds love while pursuing prowess; but, continuing to pursue prowess, he loses that love....   [tags: Knight with the Lion Essays]

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The Importance of Football in the Movie Varsity Blues

- The Importance of Football in the Movie Varsity Blues Sports play such a huge role in our society; many people form their lives around watching or playing a certain sport. In my house, when football season starts, my dad and brother watch football religiously every Sunday and Monday. On Sundays some of my dad’s friends come over to watch the game, my mom prepares snacks and lunch for “the guys”. When the game is on they are so interested in it, that they have no idea what is going on around them, I try to talk to my dad when the game is on and he always seems to ignore me....   [tags: Varsity Blues Movies Sports Football Essays]

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The Heroism of Dying for One's Country in Poetry

- The Heroism of Dying for One's Country in Poetry The Volunteer is a Pro-War poem written by Herbert Asquith. Asquith uses roman imagery to invoke a feeling of greatness and honour. Asquith begins his poem by describing the miserable, mundane life of a clerk, working in a 'city grey'. He opens with the words 'Here lies' that are normally used to begin writing on a gravestone. This 'epitaph' - style opening gives the idea that the clerk has now passed away and the poem will concentrate on events beforehand....   [tags: William Shakespeare Herbert Asquith Essays]

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Politics, Power, and the American Media

- Politics, Power, and the American Media As Americans, we believe that world events over the next few years will unfold from September 11th. The safety and security that we all felt before will never be the same. While Americans continue to recover our enemies continue to plan a way to bring us to our knees once again. Many of us will never again be able to fly without a fear of what if and many of us will never again be able to turn on the morning news without the fear of what if. We tend to have the attitude that terrorist attacks are events that happen in other countries like Israel where peace is unsteady....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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United States: Will America Overcome or Become History?

- As a major world power of the world today, if not the top power of the world, the United States has influences that stretch much further than the immediate borders of the mainland. The US holds many foreign interests in 3rd world countries around the globe and continues to spread its growing influence to numerous other countries. The US has become so powerful and influential so to have started being called a true empire, comparative to that of the Romans and the British. But is this new age of imperialism for the United States misleading....   [tags: Politics]

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The Importance of Leadership

- When I first found out about the school's leadership program, I thought it was something I wanted to do. However, I almost did not apply for it. I filled out the application on the last day it was due and waited in anticipation for an answer. The leadership program has been a positive experience in my life. It has helped me to experience new things and change my way of thinking; it has helped me to become more direct, open and sincere; and it has introduced me to new, interesting, and wonderful people....   [tags: student leadership program]

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Part of the Team

- Part of the Team Basketball has been more than just a game in my life, it has always been a big part of my life, but it has been a part differently than what it is to others. I love everything about basketball. I have done everything from keeping the official book for a men's and women's collegiate team to washing a high school team's practice clothes and even making sure everyone has their uniforms and shoes before leaving for an away game. You don't have to be on the court, you don't have to be the one taking the winning shot or calling the play to be part of the team....   [tags: Personal Narrative Basketball Essays]

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Chapter 9

- Margaret went to the stables for her horse. She had planned on riding the short distance to the Talbert Ranch, surprising Lance with her unexpected visit. She hadn't seen him much of late and had been missing him. Instead, he had come to her unexpectedly, and bared his true feelings. Feelings she had never known existed. She commanded Edward to saddle her horse as quickly as possible. She just wanted to ride. Wanted to feel the sun against her face and the wind in her hair. Finally, Penny was saddled and ready to go....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Cancer Surviors

- In our world, there is a lethal disease that can strike anyone of any age at any time. If you have the disease, it can be treated or it could be non-treatable. Some of victims of this disease will die a slow and painful death while others might go sooner. It’s a disease that can come back to a person’s body multiple times even after it has been treated. The disease of course is cancer, and it is a world wide battle to combat and find a cure for this awful and painful disease. Reading some of these survivor stories, I got a real sense of what it’s like to personally live through this disease whether it is yourself or someone else close to you....   [tags: Community Service]

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