Phoenix, Arizona Essays

  • The Phoenix, Arizona Water Shortage

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    Fact: Arizona is in a 10-year drought. Fact: The city of Phoenix has a water problem that has nothing to do with lack thereof. A hundred years ago or more humans would just drink from a river or stream, but today we need purified, cleansed, and filter water. We do, as a state have a water treatment system in place but the faculties periodically need maintenance and must be shut down to receive it. The Water Department and their puppet master Frank Fairbanks the city mangers have been playing Russian

  • This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona: Stereotypes

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    “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” discusses the physical and mental journey of Victor, a Native American man in the state of Washington, as he goes to Phoenix, Arizona to claim his father’s remains and his savings account. While on this journey, Victor learns about himself, his father, and his Indian culture with the help of his estranged friend, Thomas Builds-the–Fire. The author, Sherman Alexie, plays on the stereotypes of Native Americans through the characters of Victor and Thomas

  • Comparison Of This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona And Indian Education

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    to Say Phoenix Arizona” and “Indian Education”, Alexie talks about how Indians adapt to certain situations. The short stories have setting and symbolism in common. Many people can relate to both of the stories by Sherman Alexie. They are situations that happen in every one’s life. The thing that most likely doesn’t happen in every one’s life is the symbolism and stereotyping of Indian culture. Three ways Alexie’s writing style pulls

  • Literary Analysis of Sherman J. Alexie’s This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona

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    Analysis of “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” In life, everyone experiences a time of hardship, and for the most part, those affected find methods of overcoming the adversity. The idea of getting through hardship is best reflected in; Sherman J. Alexie’s story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” (274). In the story, victor whose father had recently died from a heart attack has to travel to phoenix Arizona to reclaim his father’s ashes and his truck. Victor is joined

  • Pros And Cons Of Light Rail In Arizona

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    Introduction: There are many ways people in Arizona get from place to place, especially using public transportation. One specific use is the light rail that serves in Arizona that combines certain cities including Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix. Looking at history that has taken place we look at how we have grown and how far we have come to help better advance the light rail. We look at how great it is to include the light rail into cities and how impactful it has been in other cities such as Boston,

  • The Day Labor Market in Phoenix, Arizona

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    The Day Labor Market in Phoenix, Arizona Introduction This paper focuses on the Macehualli Day Labor Union located in Phoenix, Arizona in the 85032 area. Throughout the history of the United States, illegal immigrants have come from all over the world to find work and a better way of life. It is estimated that right now there are about seven million illegal aliens living in America. About 69% of these illegal immigrants are Mexican and over 283,000 of them live in Arizona1. In this paper

  • Organizational Behavioral Forces

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    Organizational Behavioral Forces There are many forces that dictate the organizational behavior within an organization. The organizational behavior will tend to shift based upon the different demands both internally and externally. Internal and external factors have an equal importance within organizations and will have different effects and outcomes on an organization. In this paper we will compare four very different organizations and demonstrate the effect four factors have on the organizational

  • The Phoenix City Council Meeting

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    The Phoenix City Council Meeting The Phoenix City Council meeting stood packed with attendees ranging from council men and women, lawyers, (basically elderly) interested citizens, neighborhood representatives, owners of businesses, and many others firm on playing a undeviating role in the due process of local government. The meeting began with an invocation from the pastor of a local church invited to pray by the Mayor Stanton. Then following was a pledge to the flag and then the mayor carries

  • Arizona's Laws on Immigration

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    the “Worldwide Refugee Information: Country Report: Mexico” written in 2000 and the article titled “Dying to Work: The Arizona Republic” written in 2001. Both of these articles give numerous information about the Mexican Immigrants and refugees. I am focusing on the illegal Mexican immigrants as well as refugees that enter the U.S. through refugee status, because living in Arizona, there are many immigrants and refugees from Mexico that we see walking down the street. They are trying to come across

  • Strategies to Deal with Homelessness in Tempe, AZ

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    of homelessness among the residents. Although several proposals have been instituted to address the problem, this paper only looks at three of them: the National Coalition for the Homeless (2006), Lois M Collins, Desert News, and Fehr-Snyder, The Arizona Republic. The paper seeks to explain why the National Coalition for the Homeless is the best among the three strategies. The National Coalition for the Homeless (2006) is the most effective strategy as it seeks to address the problem of homelessness

  • This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona

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    to Say Phoenix, Arizona” challenge society’s expectations to assert their autonomy; therefore, exploring the theme of identity. Baker’s story explores the theme of identity through the journey of a young woman, Corrina, preparing to leave her caring husband. Throughout her preparations, she faces internal doubt and guilt caused by her coworker Lana, who

  • Comparing the Setting of Two Tales

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    Sherman Alexie's "This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona" and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" differ, their settings develop different themes and perspectives. These two stories are similar in some ways and different in others because, one is in the Northwest of Arizona vs. the Deep South. Depending on where you are can determine the mood, tone, and sometimes it can even symbolize something. In “This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona” the settings change throughout the story. As

  • Personal Narrative: My Life In Phoenix, Arizona

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    and I moved to a place that is the exact opposite of Colorado which was Phoenix, Arizona. Months before moving, we got rid of all clothing that resembled winter apparel because we all knew it was not going to be needed again. When moving to a new location, it the time to embrace new change, different cultures and certainly different weather climates. When I found out that my father’s job was transferred to sunny Phoenix, Arizona, I was shocked to say the least. I was in my junior year of high school

  • Cleaning up Bodies of Water with the Rio Salado Project

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    described is the view from the window of a restaurant called Sophia in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the corresponding river is the mighty Mississippi. Although Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, this scene could be found right here in the valley of Phoenix. The way this is possible is through the Rio Salado Project. After the Roosevelt Dam dammed the Salt River in 1911, the bed that formed in its place has become a garbage-infested hole stretching through a large potion of the valley. In 1966 a group

  • Descriptive Essay About Arizona

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    Chandler a city southwest of Phoenix in Arizona is home to unique historical sites, amazing parks, museums and all sorts of fun activities. Indeed Chandler is a young but modern city great for family trips. From exploring vintage trains at Arizona Railway Museum, riding on horses at Koli equestrian center to shopping till you drop at Chandler's Fashion center; this amazing city has everything for everyone. Below are some of my personal favorite places and things to see anytime I am in Chandler.

  • This is Waht it Means to Say Pheonix, Arizona, by Sherman Alexie

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    In “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona,” found in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie, we are reintroduced to Victor and learn that his father has passed away. Victor and his childhood friend Thomas Build-the-Fire’s embark on a journey to Arizona to obtain Victor’s father’s ashes. Thomas reveals that he had made an assurance to Victor's father years before to help him when the time came. Although Victor had a problematic relationship with his father, as well

  • Water Consumption In Phoenix

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    Increase in water consumption is a topic usually discussed inasmuch as this problem affects many cities. Phoenix is located in the State of Arizona, with around 540 square miles. Moreover, according to official site of City of Phoenix, the city ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation with approximately 1.4 million people. The city of Phoenix, although it is being in an arid area, has a per capita consumption lower than expected. The consumption of water is essential for life; however

  • This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona Summary

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    Rebirth: “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” Life is not always what we expect it to be. The way in which we address our circumstances and how we allow our circumstances to affect us can sometimes dictate our life. In the story” This is What It Means to say Phoenix, Arizona,” we are presented the opportunity to view the life of two vital characters, Victor and Thomas Builds-the-Fire. The author, Sherman Alexie has used for his advantage the elements of literature to bring the reader to

  • This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona Summary

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    One of Alexie’s most famous piece of writing is his short story “This is What it Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” from his 1993 book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which interconnects short stories with recurring characters. The previously listed story, “This is What it Means To Say Phoenix”, follows the journey of Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire as they travel to Phoenix, Arizona to collect Victors recently deceased father’s ashes. The two characters are polar of each other

  • The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods

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    planner’s expectations.  Unfortunately the airports that were built 20 or more years ago, have not grown with the cities.  Phoenix has tripled in size in the past 10 years.  The tripling of air traffic has not had anywhere to go.  The same two runways that have been serving the city since 1935 when the airport was built have been extremely over loaded.  It is not just happening in Phoenix, a few years ago Denver received a new airport to relieve the overflow of traffic from the older Stapelton Airport.