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  • The History of the Term Academy Explained in “Academies of Art; Past and Present” by Nikolaus

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    The article “Academies of Art; Past and Present” by Nikolaus (1973) encompasses the history of academies in general. Beginning from the Plato’s time, the term “academy” has changed its connotations. The writing style is eloquent, yet covers the developments on the topic in every era. The writer used the article as a prologue for the reader to understand the term “academy” in order to make sense of the forthcoming chapters of the book. As the term had varied meanings, its reference in each century

  • Achievements Of The Academy Awards

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    Caitlyn Girdner English 11 Haddorff March 10 2014 The Academy Awards “An academy award nomination is stuff dreams are made of” -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Academy award winner in 2012. Since 1927 the academy awards have been fulfilling the dreams of actors, producers, and directors everywhere (History). From when the academy awards were first created, through the milestones over the years, and the iconic oscar statute, the academy awards have become one of the biggest award shows of all time. In early

  • History of the Academy Awards

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    the Academy Awards are highly anticipated by all people alike, from being televised across the globe. People look forward to the fashion and the glam of seeing their favorite actor or actress get all dolled up for the awards. Some people watch to see if their favorite movie will take home gold or take home all of the awards for the evening. Each year we curl up on the couch to watch the Academy Awards, but how did it get started and become the big event it is today? The idea for the Academy Awards

  • Summary of The Austere Academy

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    Summary of The Austere Academy Mr. Poe drives the Baudelaire children to Prufrock Preparatory School. When they get there they meet Vice Principal Nero. Supposedly, they have an advanced computer system that will keep Count Olaf away. When they get there they hear about this wonderful place to live where you get fresh bowls of fruit every day, there is a library, and a game and social room. Only if you have your guardian sign a permission slip. Since the Baudelaire children did not have a guardian

  • Cloning - National Academy of Sciences and Human Cloning

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    National Academy of Sciences: Human Cloning The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made headlines when it issued a broadside that would, if followed by Congress, grant an open-ended license for biotech researchers to clone human life. True, the NAS recommended that Congress ban "reproductive" cloning, that is, the use of a cloned embryo to produce a born baby. But it also urged that human cloning for purposes of experimentation--often called "therapeutic" or "research" cloning--remain unimpeded

  • The Banning of Harry Potter at Omaha Christian Academy

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    The Banning of Harry Potter at Omaha Christian Academy Imagine discovering that you’re not an ordinary person, but a wizard with magnificent, magical powers. Imagine attending a school where you’ll study transfiguration and charms instead of trigonometry and chem. Imagine the thrill of flying across the sky on a broomstick. These adventures and many others are waiting to be experienced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by novelist J. K. Rowling. This fanciful and entertaining tale

  • Academy Foundation

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    Academy Foundation When considering the origin of our nation’s first military institution, it is important to realize that the American Revolution greatly influenced its conception and foundation. As an impending country, oppressed by the most powerful empire in the world, our independence wasn’t achieved easily. America’s lack of military expertise, including a less than sufficient number of knowledgeable and experienced military leaders proved to be a daunting disadvantage among others. America

  • Media Chronicle: The Academy Awards

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    The Academy Awards. I was ten years old when I first watched the ceremony and being so young at the time, all I knew was that a group of celebrities gathered to celebrate movies. Yet, as time went by and as I kept getting older and more knowledgeable about the awards, they became something more to me. The show not only changed my perspective about movies, but it also gave me a new insight into what I want to do with my life, and about the power of dreams and choices. Historically, the Academy Awards

  • Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

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    respected pubic figures today. Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is a boarding school, and was founded in January 2007, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was designed to help females that are “disadvantaged girls from deprived background.” Oprah’s main goal for the academy was to mentor academically these disadvantage females, and to help them unlock hidden talents to make a difference in their lives. The $40 million Leadership Academy is equipped with a state-of-the-art library that was

  • The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy

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    The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy To the average person, school is a place to learn where one may speak their mind freely, yet stay orderly through a light set of values and order. In The Lords of Discipline, we learn of a different type of school. The Institute is a military academy with rigorous mental and physical standards, and very straight-forward and rigid policies. What is learned at the Institute is to stay loyal to your classmates. The upperclassmen do their best