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    I was mortified; I walked into school and braced myself for the worse. Four-eyes was the new name I would be called by my fellow peers and even students I didn’t know. The strangest part was that when I got to class, not only were the words in the books clearer, but everything in my surroundings was. This is what was my saving grace in the attempt of getting me to wear my glasses everyday. I remember sitting on my couch reading Dick and Jane books with my mom and dad. Sometimes they would even go

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    There are many people, groups, or organizations that crave power and will do whatever it takes to get it. Some of these consist of governments, religious leaders, and other authoritative figures. They will go to great lengths of censoring and even banning things that will threaten their power. These things are banned or challenged due to the fact that these figures do not approve of their content. One of the most common things banned and or challenged is that of written text. One such text is, Adventures

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    Over half of adolescents have claimed they have been victims of cyberbullying. Bullying has been around since time began. It is often portrayed in movies we all grew up with. “Karate Kid”, “The Christmas Story”, “Bridge to Terabithia”, and “The Outsiders” are just a few were bullying has been a part of the story. We have all dealt with it ourselves at some point in time. Over the last several years, bullying has been stealing the spotlight. Suicides due to bullying have made the nightly news. The

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    While thinking back on my observations in the Middle School particularly, I realized there were three different cultures. There were the students that were of Hispanic culture, the African American and the Caucasian American culture. These cultures were then subdivided into whether they were underprivileged or well-off students. It was interesting to see that the students weren 't focused on the culture as much as they were more focused on hanging around with the individuals that had the same financial

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    accident in “Soul Surfer”. She plays a girl who loses her arm, while Cady suffers migraines. Like Cady, her character in the movie has to rehabilitate herself and change after the accident. She also plays a creative and imaginative girl in “Bridge to Terabithia” who imagines herself in a world of her own,which is similar to Cady imagining her Liars. Therefore AnnaSophia Robb is perfect for this role. For the role of Gatwick Matthew Patil in “We Were

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    Censorship In Public Schools and Libraries

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    Book banning seems an archaic notion to many. Yet as outmoded as banning may seem, censorship is still a huge part of the United States literary culture. Book banning is most often successful at the young adult literature level. Parents, and other objectors, utilize the censorship process in an effort to protect children and young adults from books that they deem dangerous. Public libraries, school libraries, and English classrooms are where these censorship attempts are being waged, often successfully

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    Reading to me Everyone has their “home away from home”; mine has been always the library. I spent many days in the library in school or in my home town. Some people get the advantage of starting their literacy journey early in life such as Alonzo Weston. According to his article “Reading remains a key to success”, between a few of his family member he was always surrounded by books. Unlike Weston, Cheryl Barnett-Bay didn’t realize her passion for reading and writing until she came to college. I

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    It's a big world out there full of opportunities, dangers, and unknowns. What scares me the most is the possibility of feeling totally lost, invisible, and just another face in the crowd. I have always known I have a greater purpose in life. It is more than just living the common lifestyle, greater than the ordinary, and one totally my own. I grew up reading books like Junie B. Jones, the Magic Treehouse, and Ramona and I have read quite a lot of books since then, but these stick out to me because

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    by Alvin Schwartz, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson are among the small fraction of the books that have been banned within the past decade. Whether it be for sexual content, political views, or the language used. The practice of banning books should be abolished due to the lessons

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    Sex and Violence on Television

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    Sex and Violence on Television Since its inception, television has been the center of controversy. Often it has been viewed as being extremely detrimental to society, and because of this, it is often referred to as the "Boob-tube" or the "Idiot-box". So what makes television so detrimental? - The content (or in the opinion of many) the lack thereof. It is said that television has caused the rotting of our minds, that it depreciates the imagination and contributes to laziness. But the most

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