best friends BEST FRIENDS In New York times are always rough for teenagers growing up. Teens must deal with things like school, violence, drugs, and parents. But when you have good friends to have your back you could get through almost everything. This is evident with these three girls Latoya, Monica, And Regina. They have been through everything together, the good times and the bad. Like the time when Monica was given an academic scholarship to NYU; when Latoya was going through weight problems
Binge Drinking On America Binge Drinking on America’s Campuses What do a DWI ticket, frequent memory lapses, falling behind in schoolwork, and unplanned sexual activity have in common? If you guessed that these are the most common results of binge drinking by college students, you would be correct (Thompson, J.J. 63). A recent survey revealed that almost half of college students engage in “binge drinking”, and half of those who binge drink do so regularly (McCormick, John; Kalb, Claudia 89). It
Black Bears Black Bears The black bear is the smallest North American bear. The adults are usually less than six feet long and stand about two to three feet tall at shoulders. The weight of a black bear varies between 125-500 ponds. They have small eyes and rounded ears. Also their snout is very long. Each paw has five very strong claws, which is used for tearing, digging, and climbing. One single hit from the front paw is enough to kill an adult deer. A black bear is a true carnivore, but if no
BLOOD AND BELONGING This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff\'s methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms the six journeys. On these journeys he encounters different cultures, as he travels to six different coinciding areas of the world. He examin
Bodas De Sangre Bodas de Sangre, de Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca nació en la provincia granadina de Fuentevaqueros el día 5 de junio, 1898. Creció rodeado de las influencias Arabes y gitanas de su querida ciudad andaluza y su amor por el mundo artístico se revelo desde muy temprana edad (Espańa pg148). En 1919 llego a Madrid para estudiar en la universidad también fue aquí donde Lorca empezó a escribir sus grandes obras. Lorca vivió un corto tiempo en Nueva York y de esta estancia
Bornstein Although Bornstein argues that gender is entirely socially constructed I find it hard to believe that he is completely correct. I do agree that gender is influenced by the world we are born into. I understand that from birth we are partially programmed by our society to become something, but I do not agree that this is the determining factor in what we become as people. I feel that it\'s only a small part of our modern society (known as traditions) that are fighting to fit us in a cert
Brazil Brazil is composed of 26 states and the federal district. The states, in descending order of population, are Săo Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Pernambuco, Ceará, Pará, Maranhăo, Santa Catarina, Goiás, Paraíba, Espírito Santo, Piauí, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Norte, Amazonas, Mata Grosso, Mata Grosso do Sul, Sergipe, Rondônia, Tocantins, +Akko, Amapá, and Roraima. The federal district includes Brasília, which replaced Rio de Janeiro as the national ca
Breast Cancer _Breast Cancer _ In the United States in 1999 alone, an estimated 43,700 people will die from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer among females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops drastically. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15, and comprises a great amount of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 37 billion dollars a year in direct medical costs. An average wo
British Lit Term Paper The definition of the word Utopia is defined as a place or state of ideal perfection (A Dictionary of the English Language 1575). How can a society reach a point of Utopia? Although many countries have tried to achieve such a goal, they have been unable to attain a state of perfection. In 1984, written by George Orwell, government takes control of every aspect of person’s life in an attempt to achieve perfection . In Childhood’s End, written by Arthur C. Clarke, the human
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Budget Deficit & National Debt The purpose of this paper is to discuss the short- and long-term effects of current budget deficits and the nation debt. In order to do this; I first had to find out exactly what they were. I will also discuss whether I think the government should operate with a balanced budget. Budget deficit is the amount by which total government spending is more than government income during a specified period; the amount of money which the government has to raise by borrowing
Building A Campfire There are many different campfire structures that can be built to start a fire while camping. The most common are the teepee, log cabin, dugout, and tunnel structures. Almost anyone can build these fires if he or she follows some key points. A fire needs three elements: air, fuel, and an ignition of some kind. For a campfire the air element is easily accessible; it\'s the air a person breaths or oxygen. Fuel is equivalent to wood. Sometimes lighter fluid is used to start big
Campaign Finance Issues GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION We are not a democracy, yet we do have a voice in our own government. Elections are the choice microphones for many citizens. There on Election Day, they have the right of making their voices heard; however, many interest groups and a few individuals seem to have a louder voice due to campaign financing: No U.S. official should be beholden to one or a few groups. And no group or individual should have a greater claim on our elected leaders t
Campaign Funding Campaign Funding By: Matt E-mail: [email protected] What We Don’t Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us. “No matter what your social issue, if you want to solve it get the money out of politics. Only then will lawmakers vote for their people rather than their pocketbooks.” Jack E. Lohman. Money corrupts politics, and when contributions are being made to candidates it is not in the best interest of the American people. Campaign Finance is out of control in today’s political r
Canada Canada Hi my name is insert your name and I’ll be writing about Canada. Canada is the greatest country in the world and it has been voted the best country in the world to live in for the past 3 years in a row by the United Nations. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories, the newest territories is Nunavut. Nunavut is the land of the Indians (Natives). The capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit and it is located on Baffin Island. Canada has many professional sports teams in all the m
Canada Health Act The Undermining of the Canada Health Act Samantha Descoteaux University of Alberta Nurs 395 Abstract In the past, Canada’s government-funded, universally accessible, health care system has been praised and admired both at home and abroad as one of the finest in the world. A great source of pride and comfort for many Canadians is that it is based on five fundamental principles. Principles that are a reflection of the values held by Canadian citizens since the formation of Medica
Canada\'s Copyright Law Canada\'s copyright law is one of our hardest laws to enforce. The reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due to technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is very hard to track down violators. So although some form of a copyright law is needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be effective. There are three main ways in which the copyright law is broken in everyday life. They is audio/video tape copying, plagiarism, and so
Canadian Indian Act The first Canadian Indian Act was issued in 1876. Though it has been revised numerous times, this hundred and thirty year old legislation has been left virtually unchanged. Established in order to ensure the assimilation of Native Americans in Canada, the Indian Act instead had achieved the total opposite. It has made this distinction more and has given immense power to the government, letting them control all who reside on the reserves. It was then that the distinction betwe
Capital Punishment On Trial Capital Punishment on Trial Capital Punishment is an issue that has been argued over from the dinner table in the average American home the the oval office in the White House for countless amounts of years. The opposing sides each state their claim on why we should, or shouldn\'t allow the death penalty to be administered to those criminals who the courts believe should be killed. Each argument has very valid reasons on why the death penalty is right and wrong, and th
Capital Punsihment Capital Punishment There once was a man, long ago, that was sentenced to death for crimes the government said he had committed. He was not a murderer or a thief. He wasn’t a rebel he was just a normal man doing what was right. Since the government saw him as a threat to them they sent him to death. An innocent man was killed. This man was the most influential man in history. He was Jesus Christ. Capital Punishment is one of today’s many issues brought up in Congress. Does the
Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular diseases include a wide range of heart abnormalities, as well as diseases of other parts of the circulatory system, such as the coronary arteries, ther cerebrovascular system, the aorta and pulmonary vessels, and the peripheral arteries and veins. Abnormalities of these structures may be either congenital or acquired over time. It has been said that cardiovascular disease kills about 954,000 people annually, including more than 156,000 people under the age o
Carton’s Change It is human nature to carry a beast deep down within oneself. Whether one chooses to control the beast or be controlled by it is an individual choice. He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Most repress their inner rage, but some let it loose and lose that which makes them a human being. In the novel A tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Sydney Carton is not the man he initially appears to be. Sydney’s love for Lucie changed him greatly, and allow
Cause and Effect The popular movie Top Gun coined a phrase that reads I feel the need, the need for speed. Many drivers today would agree with that phrase. Speeding is one of the most common ways that people break the law. When people break the law there are unpleasant consequences. A speeding ticket is an effective form of discipline: paying for a ticket, traffic school, and higher insurance rates. Paying for a speeding ticket is an unpleasant experience. A ticket can be outrageously expensive
Changing the System The system is something that people are always out to change. You see people trying to change it all the time, but few are actually successful at changing the system. The system can be a variety of things. In some cases it is the government, it can be the a boss or basically anything or anyone that has some type of control or authority. For some people fighting the system is their livelihood, their mission in life. They try to change the system because of the corruption, beca
Charimans Message -CHAIRMAN\'S MESSAGE - In recent years there has been numerous catastrophes in the Muslim world. Although some are caused by natural disasters, such as the many thousands who were killed by the earthquakes, the human beings against their fellow men cause the vast majority of deaths, injuries and economic destruction. It is estimated that ninety percent of refugees in the world today are Muslim. Muslims should not be surprised by these calamities, however, because Allah subhanah
Charles Manson Mr. Scott, Ms. Maddox? Here\'s your baby boy! These were the first words that Kathleen Maddox heard when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, to whom she would later give her maiden name. Charles Milles Manson, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11, 1934 (FAQ\'s 1), seemed to be a normal child, when, in fact, he was trouble from the start. The two had not planned to have a child, and certainly did not expect him to end up being the most notorious killer of the 20th century. In
Cheating Cheating used to be considered an unmentionable sin. However, in this day and age, it has become more common and somewhat of a daily occurrence. Cheating is more widespread today than in the past. According to the article titled Education: The New Morality, cheating has not been an issue of values, but simply one of practicality. This shows that many view cheating as a mere occurrence and something that can often be skipped over. The reason cheating has become such a pervasive movement
Child Abuse Child Abuse Many children suffer at the hands of adults - often their own parents. They are beaten, kicked, thrown into walls, and/or burned with cigarettes. They have their heads held under the water of toilet bowls, are scalded by hot water or they are forced to stand in freezing showers until they pass out. A child could be stuffed into running washing machines or sexually molested, suffer from neglect in the forms of starvation and lack of medical attention, and still go unnotice
CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA Children are this nations future and Canada\'s most precious resource. In Canada, families have the primary reponsibility to care for, nurture and guide their children throughout the various stages of development. Canadian families are facing a difficult time. Challanged by economic insecurity, unemployment and a disintegrating system of social services and support, many parents are unable to meet the developmental needs of their children. In November 1989, all parties of
Chivalry??. . . . . . . . . Today?? Chivalry is usually known as a moral system or an honor code. It originated in the 12th century when kings ruled the country, as a code to make peace. Now there is no king or queen monarchy, now there’s that wonderful thing that we call the Government. If you were to ask me if chivalry existed today I’d have to say that there are some examples, but there sure aren’t as many as there used to be. Back in the time when King Arthur ruled a lot of the people were l
Circuit Training From reducing risk of heart attack to simply providing more energy, weight training plays an important role in one’s life. One very popular method of weight training is to increase mobility and build strength and stamina. This method is known as circuit training. Circuit training has been around for decades and offers a wide variety of applications and benefits. This workout is performed both mentally and physically. The weight training participant performs one set of an exercis
City Hunter The City Hunter is an action comedy movie starring international superstar Jackie Chan. This movie was made in Hong Kong in the early 90s. In this movie Jackie Chan played Hunter, a private detective with a good sense of humor and deadly kung fu skills. The story started out with a badly acted sketch of Hunter\'s partner being gunned down by four men with automatic weapons. With his last moment on earth, Hunter\'s partner made Hunter promise to take care of his little sister Carrie,
Cloning The first thing that must be cleared up is what is cloning, and what is a clone. A clone is an organism derived asexually from a single individual by cuttings, bulbs, tubers, fission, or parthenogenesis reproduction ( Cloning , 1997). Pathogenesis reproduction is the development of an organism from an unfertilized ovum, seed or spore ( Pathogenesis , 1997). So cloning, biologically speaking, is any process in which production of a clone is successful. Therefore, the biological term cloni
College Essay My name is Aisha Jamila Marques. I am a seventeen-year old senior currently attending Benedictine Academy School for girls. Benedictine Academy has truly been a learning experience. Through out my three years as a Benedictine girl, I have grown socially and mentally. The Benedictine faculty has helped me to be a well-rounded person, giving me educational knowledge, social skills and the ability to realize that there\'s nothing wrong with a little hard work. They have also taught me
Come In - The Water is Fine The world of women\'s bathing suits, swimming and swimwear developed throughout time with the expectations of making bathing an enjoyable social experience.(Kidwell, 117) While the focus of my advertisement draws on the bathing accessories women bought and wore in 1914, it opens up the entire realm of morality and modesty in that age. I will touch on the social, political and cultural implications of the advertisement I chose and ask why things were the way they were
Comparing Much Ado About Nothing In the first essay, written by Jean Howard, the main idea or thesis seems to focus on the antitheatrical aspects of the play. The actual thesis would be Shakespeare employs antitheatrical discourse in a way that advantages certain social groups without calling attention to the fact that it does that. Howard takes a Marxist approach to the play. She looks at how the conflict intertwines itself and makes a constant reference to the social aspects of each of the cha
Comparison of Trade Rivalries The German-Great Britain trade rivalry like the U.S.-Japan trade rivalry involved a rising power cutting into the trade of an already dominant trading power. There were several causes of the German-Great Britain trade rivalry according to Hoffman. The first was German\'s industry\'s zeal in procuring new contracts and expanding markets. They did this by fulfilling contracts even if they were very small and constantly trying to stay up with market demand. Second, Ger
Concerning Facemasks In Hockey ## #Concerning Facemasks in Hockey “I can see a little bit, but I don’t see really. It’s not a big help for me, I just have to wait until it comes back,” said Mattias Ohlund defensemen for the Vancouver Canucks. Right now, Ohlund, has limited vision, it comes and goes. He held his hand six inches from his face and he couldn’t see it. He was struck in the eye with a puck in a preseason game way back in September, he still is unable to see some things. The injury occ
Contraception Views Contraception and it’s Moral Standing The use of contraception was never as widely proclaimed and exhibited as it is now. The use of contraception has become so mainstream, that it is now “normal” for even teens to use these contraceptives. Schools promote the use of this once taboo practice of artificial birth control, and partake in the distribution of condoms amongst students. This is a clear example of how modern society and its practices can change the way people act mor
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs The Cherokees and the Aztecs were very different people in many ways not only in location but also in ways of living. The Cherokees were southwestern woodland farmers. The Aztecs were also farmers in mesoamerica like the Mayans. The Cherokee lived in a very different climate than the Aztecs and because of the difference they had different crops and food. Crafts The Cherokees made bows and arrows. They also made many different kinds of baskets and pottery.
Cows On Parade Cows in the City. Chicago – the Windy City… Famous for its skyscrapers and the Magnificent Mile, this summer Chicago was embellished by a new landmark, or landmarks to be more exact. Nearly 300 cows have found a temporary home in the streets of downtown and its buildings. This extensive public art project, organized by the Chicago Public Art Program , commemorates the city’s industrial history, while bringing a sense of community and beauty to Chicago’s citizens and tourists. In t
Crash Into Me Crash Into Me, a song from the Dave Matthews Band, has alot of meaning behind it. This song tells a story about infatuation that a young man feels for a certain woman. The love the young man feels for her is so strong that it seems to crash into him. Crash Into Me seems to show that he is in his own world when he thinks about her because it sings, Lost for you, I\'m so lost, for you. Crash Into Me describes a fantasy dream that he sees with a girl because he sums up all of his thou
Create A Society Life On Planet Fuji My name is Christi. I was born February 17, 1999. And I know I have been separated from my immediate family and selected to begin a new society on planet Fuji. I, along with four other children, was chosen to develop our new society into something livable. Our goal is a peaceful cohesive environment. I realize the opportunity I have to continue humanity is greater than mourning any losses; however, I will never forget the life I left behind. I have already sh
Creative Writing Assigmnet Psycho? Prologue The door to the motel room slammed shut, shaking the walls. Mother. Mother where are you? God damn it. You get out here right now. I\'ve not finished with you yet mother! Norman screamed. He stormed through the hotel room. Come out come out where ever you are. Norman lifted the cover on the edge of the bed, and ducked down to look under it. Mother, I know you\'re here somewhere. I\'m going to find you! In the bathroom Maude hid, cowering behind a showe
Crop Circles Crop Circles have been found throughout the whole country. They are one of the most intriguing things that I have read and researched. There have also been many shows that I have watched that have been very interesting. The first recent evidence of a crop circle was in 1966 in Tully England. The circles themselves ranged from a few inches in diameter to a few feet. There is also evidence of a crop circle in Hertfordshire, England in 1678. There have been many theories as to why thes
Cruelty in Literature There are many examples of cruelty in literary works. Literary works such as plays, novels, films, short stories, and poetry. One may believe that cruelty is a way of life. Cruelty is included in great works of literature such as The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, Bartleby, The Red Badge of Courage, The Last of the Mohicans, Lottery, Dr. Heidigger’s Experiment, Redburn, Angel of Death, Gold Bug, The Tell-tale Heart, and Night. The following is an explanation of the cruelty a
Cuba Conclusion Though it\'s immediate effect is mostly symbolic, U.S./Cuba policy in 1998 reflects a positive shift in attitudes amongst the leaders of Cuba and the U.S. Many would argue that only the lifting of the embargo completely would serve as redemption for a mislead American foreign policy. And then again, many others would argue that softening the terms of the embargo only further strengthens the Castro regime. The debate is far from over and the solution is very unclear, but there cer
Cultural Conservation One problem with cultural conservation: To put it simply, and its not a problems that only conservatives very often confuse (or conflate ethics and aesthetics. When Gertrude Himmererfarf lambastes out (as she perceives it) \'amoral, \'sexually deviant\' and \'polymorpously perverse\' culture she is primarily responding to something that she finds culturally foreign and aesthetically threatening. I agree with her that values are oftentimes a good thing, but only when they ar
Culture & Democracy There may be many ways in which culture can affect political structure of one country or another, yet, arguably the most important way that a country’s culture affects democracy is through political socialization. According to Alexis de Tocqueville and his book Democracy , he defines culture as an ordered set of symbols, and in turn, political culture as a set of values and orientations through which one perceives and reacts to authority. The way that this set of values and o
Dance Dance The lights dim, the orchestra begins to warm up, the rustling of paper can be heard, and then the curtain rises. The performance begins with an overture, a prelude to what will happen. Suddenly, the star ballerina appears on stage. She is beautiful and the audience claps vigorously for her. At the end of the show, she receives flowers and massive amounts of applause. Every little girl in the audience wants to be the ballerina on stage that was just seen. How does a little girl fulfil