Cliques Essays

  • Cliques

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    A clique is a small, exclusive group of people who share the same interests and do not readily allow others to join them. Cliques are formed when people have things in common. There are many reasons why teenagers join cliques, but one of the most prevalent is the need to fit in. Cliques are important because they allow kids freedom from their parents. Kids, especially teenagers, want to do things on their own and they can within these cliques. Peers support one another inside the group. If tragedy

  • Social Cliques

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    changes throughout their careers in middle schools and high schools career. Cliques in the 21st century, are similar to bullying someone because they want to fit in the group and they do not want to be excluded from the grouping of popularity people. The causes of this effect is social cliques which occur during the school year. Cliques usually happens more with girls rather than in boys in classes at school. Social cliques happened in many different societies when it evolves school or fitting in

  • High School Cliques Essay

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    A clique is something everyone has heard of, they are groups of people that share the same interests or ideals. When you hear the word clique you generally think of the cliché high school cliques of the Jocks, Nerds, Cheerleaders, Etc. However, you can have Cliques in many other situations such as in the office, church, or even within your friend groups as I did in tenth grade with my friends. Of those that I listed I will talk about being cliquey in friend groups and how it’s a bad idea. If you

  • High School Cliques

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    High School Cliques High school cliques are typical during teenage years, giving members a feeling of acceptance and belonging. But I believe that cliques conversely damage a teen’s self esteem. The high school should get involved in helping all students feel more “socially included”. How can a student feel like they socially fit in? It is the responsibility of the high school to create an atmosphere for the student body which promotes acceptance and inclusion of other kids, allowing kids to

  • High School Cliques

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    When walking down a high school hallway, it is almost impossible not to notice all of the different kinds of cliques people are categorized in. A clique is a fairly small group of people who share the same interests, spend the most time together, and do not easily allow other people in their group. There can be many different types of cliques, such as the stuck-ups, the fakes, the know-it-alls, the bitches, the druggies, and the teacher’s pet. A stuck-up is a snobbish, arrogant person that is

  • Middle School Clique Formation

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    Middle school is the time when most cliques start forming. In 8th grade clique formation started for my school. Some of the girls in my grade created a facebook group that ultimately ruined my 2012. I was in this group but I was not included in it. There’s a difference. When it was the worst was right after I broke my leg (yes, not only did I have no friends/fake friends but I also broke my leg). Spring 2012: finals coming up, everyone getting ready for semi, talk of summer plans. Meanwhile I was

  • The Effect of Cliques on High School Students

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    The Effect of Cliques on High School Students Most college freshman can still vividly remember their high school days. These days included ruling the school as seniors, or running from the seniors as lowly ninth graders. These days included having lunch with friends, and gossiping in the hallways between classes. Whatever was done, it was usually done with a friend or a group of friends. Most of these groups can be considered cliques. Cliques are groups where there is some kind of common

  • The Clique by Lisi Harrison

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    Character- Massie- Massie is a rich 7th grader that really isn't that nice of a person. She only is nice to her posse and does not include anyone else into her little clique. Massie is the leader of her social group.”Kristen: Do we like her? Massie: No!”(41) This shows that Massie is the leader because her friends do whatever she says. Massie one day basically decides that Claire, the new girl in town, will be her target. She will embarrass her and torture her and do whatever she wants to her because

  • Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne

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    Social Cliques in The Breakfast Club by Eric Berne “Jock”, “prep”, “gangster”, “loser”, “geek”, “criminal”, “ popular”, are just a few labels of teenagers that are used everyday by outsiders who judge them without looking skin deep. In the matter of stereotyping, some may perceive it as being the base of an identity in the view of society. Eric Berne, an author and psychologist, wrote an article, “Can People Be Judged by Their Appearance?”, where stereotyping is categorized and used as a positive

  • The Problem With Destroying Cliques to Deter School Violence

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    and how to prevent it. Many school administrators are considering forcing students to sit with students who aren't in their group or clique, but is this actually a good idea? Will forcing students to sit with people they don't like and/or don't want to sit with actually help them to get along better, or will it encourage more violence towards persons of other cliques? I believe that more problems will be created than will be solved by following the proposed solution. First of all, the problem upon

  • The American Dream vs The American Myth

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    thus leading to their downfall. High School can be directly related to Jamestown. Every year, many freshmen catch themselves doing a complete turn-around soon after the year begins. Freshmen usually split into different cliques soon after High School starts. These cliques are usually groups of people with similar interests, whether it is fashion, sports, or math club. All through Middle School, the children were guided along by the administration. This leads them to believe that High School will

  • I Want to Become an Educator

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    in my classroom will be organized in one large “U” formation facing my desk in the front to create a feeling of unity and coherence. To further promote this goal I will assign a seating chart (possibly alphabetically) to aid in the diffusion of cliques and to avoid exclusion of these who may have the tendency to be isolated. Individual and group projects will be incorporated into my curriculum to provide students the opportunity to work both independently, as well as a team member. My teaching

  • Movie Analysis: Psychoanalysis Of The Breakfast Club

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    forced to serve a Saturday detention, as well as write a lengthy essay about who they think they really are. I chose to psychoanalyze this particular film due to the sheer pleasure i receive when i watch it. The Breakfast Club epitomizes high school cliques and dramatizes each of the respective student’s need to belong. All of the main characters in the movie, Brian, Claire, Bender, Andrew, and Allison, have very distinct psychological issues that they are dealing with internally. In this paper, i will

  • Violence In America

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    that kids are committing crimes at younger ages. If people feel that they are responsible enough to have babies, they should at least take the time to help them have good lifestyles. We all know that kids for the most part are mean and form little cliques and this is a major reason that kids are committing crimes. They feel that if they can’t get attention the way that is right, they will get it almost any way they can. It also ties back the kids early childhood. A lack of love and understanding at

  • Personal Strengths And Weaknesses Of Lindsay Nanna

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    The Personal Strengths and Weaknesses of Lindsay Nanna      When I first came across this assignment, I was quite apprehensive. I thought about what my teacher and fellow classmates would really think about me then. How would my Learning Group react? But at the same time I knew that this would be a growing experience and when I was completed I could look back on the paper and take a sigh of relief. Honestly, it is much easier for me to say what my weaknesses are than my

  • Breakfast Club Character Evaluations

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    he used a flare gun to kill himself because he felt that was the way his clique functioned and that would make his death more appealing to the popular. Alison felt that she needed someone to talk to. This is why she showed up. She was ignored by her parents and probably felt that anyone was good enough to ... ... middle of paper ... ...t he couldn’t think for himself. When he did, he liked Brian and Alison, but his clique requirement is probably not to be involved with them. Brian’s relationships

  • Persecuting The Innocent

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    Schools tend to have cliques, small groups of narrow-minded people who criticize others. These teens in cliques parallel adults in today’s society. They prey on those who believe in different things, come from different backgrounds, and have different morals and values. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, three characters, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch, all resemble mockingbirds, in that people persecute them for no reason. The people of Maycomb County victimize the innocent Boo

  • Personal Narrative: The Virgin Mary Statue

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    The Virgin Mary Statue Kindergarten through fourth grade was absolutely beautiful. We all sat together at lunch, played tag together on the playground, laughed and listened to the teachers together in class. Then fifth grade rolled around, and all my friends started to evolve, and for the worse as I saw it. We all started noticing things that we weren’t aware of before. We used to be like a bunch of happy naked babies, absolutely oblivious to the fact that we were all unclothed

  • Music Essay - An Analysis of the Rap Song, Put it On

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    known to have a hottie open, I keep the shottie smokin,’ Front and get half the bones in your body broken. And when it comes to getting’ nookie I'm not a rookie- I got girls that make that chick Toni Braxton look like Whoopie. I run with sturdy cliques, I'm never hittin’ dirty chicks, Got thirty-five bodies, buddy, don't make it thirty-six. Step to this, you're good as gone. Word is bond. I leave mics torn when I put it on. Summary: This verse serves to make a strong impression of Mr.

  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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    and cactuses. This story could have taken place in another time because the issue that the main character, Stargirl, is dealing with is a timeless problem. People always have trouble accepting other people who are not like them. Not to mention that cliques and popularity in high schools have been since anyone can remember. We all need to belong, even Stargirl. The story begins with a new girl at school. The story is told by another 10th grader, Leo Burlock. Susan Caraway, better know as Stargirl, is