Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the
Micheal Jordan vs. Vince Carter In today\'s society, athletes are inevitably compared to one another, especially basketball players. It seems that every time a young player enters the NBA and demonstrates above average talent or has one spectacular game he is dubbed the next Michael Jordan. Vince Carter is one of those players, however his comparison to Michael has very few resemblance. There are numerous similarities between Carter and Jordan, however Carter has yet to prove himself the next Mi
Personal Retreats English 9 13 December 2004 We all have our own secret realms to which we can retreat in times of confusion. These personal realms become a separate peace, an escape from reality. But can these realms stay with us forever? In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, a few of these realms are explored using nature, disbelief, and friendship. Have you ever watched horticulturists tend to their flower beds? Or, met a person who expresses interest in, of all things, beaver dams?
English Oral Essay A Women\'s Premier League soccer game was called off on Sunday after a player was told, she could not play unless she removed her Muslim headscarf. A referee refused to start the game until South Melbourne player Afifa Saad took off her hijab (a Muslim head scarf). The sports fanatic, in her fourth season with South Melbourne, always plays in a white Muslim scarf and long track pants under her team shorts. It was the first time she had been asked to remove her hijab. She simp
Grand Final It was the Grand Final day for my basketball season as I sat in the car, a little bewildered ad a bit dumbfounded. My dad and I were off to the greatest basketball game in my life. I was always the only bashful boy in my team and was despised of, due to the lack of skill I had. As we made our way to the final, I grew worried and grew tenser, as I the thought of letting my team down dawned on me. We finally arrived, at our destination, The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, which is
Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed My name is “Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed”. “Sanay Muhammad” means, “praise of Muhammad” (peace be upon him) and “Umar” after second caliph of Islam. Saeed is my family name. I belong to noble and mediocre family. The wealth of my family is education that can’t be stolen. I have two elder brothers. One is doctor and other has mastered in computer science. My father is employed in N.D.C. Before coming to COMSATS boarding, I have been living in Wah Cantt since my birth on Dec
National Professional paintball League National Professional paintball League is owned by Lane Wright. During the early ‘90’s more companies began entering the MX market and John began looking to spread his interests towards a completely unheard of sport called “Paintball”. There goggle systems became the first mandatory safety equipment for this new sport, they were much smaller and cruder than the systems of today’s players, but they provided the essential safety needed to play this extremely
Short Essay #1 1 English 101 10/17/02 There are many sports for boys such as Peewee Football and Little League Baseball that place a huge emphasis on winning and competition. There are also many activities for girls, other than sports, that can be just as demanding like dance competitions and beauty pageants. Competitive situations such as child beauty pageants can be psychologically harmful to young girls because they may feel undo pressure from their parents to win, they might have to face reg
Reflections on the Self English 101 3 February, 2004 Growing up is probably one of the few invariables in life that we all must go through. This process might take a little longer for some, but the experience of getting older can be difficult. The road to adulthood and maturity can be tough and often is, but it is this path that we take that formulates all of our learning and growth experiences. If growing up wasn’t hard enough, we also have to deal with other people who are growing up as well.
Steroids Use in Sports Author’s Note The reason I chose the topic of Steroids used in sports is because I am an athlete and I have always been curious as to why athletes feel the need to use an illegal drug just to get a slight edge on the competition. I already knew or had an idea of what steroids where, I just didn’t know who used them, why people used them, the effects they had overall on your body, and what sports where they banned in. My original feelings about the subject was that I was ve
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Physical Therapy My prior experiences with sports medicine made it a top choice for a career. After numerous injuries to my knees and ankles, my doctor scheduled me to see a top sports physician. The rigorous exercise program that he helped me through put me on the fast track to recovery. The power to positively impact a person\'s future is a gift that not many people have, but these physicians do. I wish to be a part of these few who help so many. Although a seemingly exciting career, there wer
Swimmers Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push. In moving the body forward, the swimmer also moves water backwards. The water acquires a kinetic energy change. Thus, propulsion in swimming involves two forms of power output: 1) to move the body forward by overcoming drag, and 2) that imparted to the "compression" of the water that is moved backwards. If gravitational and hydrostatic forces are ignored (the velocities occurring in the vertical direction are rather small), tw
Skating As far as I\'m concerned, "X-Treme" is a title given to sports such as Snow boarding, Skateboarding, B.M.X. free style bikers, and "Aggressive" In-line skaters by a bunch of forty-somthings, who could care less about the kids who make them money. I mean, they do pay the kids who skate for them a lot of money, but that\'s nothing, compared to the amount of money that ESPN receives from their sponsors, like Taco Bell, Mountain Dew, and Snickers. The point I\'m making, is that people like E
ROMAN THEATER “The appearance and size of a theater are not so important as the imagination of the audience, the talent of the actors and the subject of the play”. (World Book) Adventure and romance, invention, and brilliance, combined with scenic effect and wisdom, were the gifts of the Roman Theater (Encarta). The Roman Theater was quite possibly the predecessor to the aspects of what we recognize as the world of plays, movies and performers of our current times. What we consider to be enterta
Degenerative Joint Disease The most common of all the forms of arthritis is the Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), also called osteoarthritis. It is a chronic disease, causing deterioration of the joint cartilage and formation of reactive new bone at the margins and subchondral areas of the joints. That was the scientific definition but what actually happens in osteoarthritis is actually quite easy to understand. The breakdown of the articular cartilage, which is located at the joint, is a gradua
Media and Politics of the Seventies The price of gas was only around a 51 cents a gallon but in 1970 the amount of negativity in the world was at an extremely high level, with tension coming from all kinds of sources. Such as an assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in the Philippines. However many of the troubles came from the Vietnam war and then later with inflation. But the greatest troubles stemmed directly from the US government not listening to the people. The bulk of that tension was sti
Parental Failure Children being out of control and having failing grades are problems that our school system is having. Although working parents often lack the time to oversee their children, they can do a lot to prevent children from having failing grades and being disciplined at school continually. In a lot of households today both parents have to work. Therefore time is short, A working mother spends her evenings cooking supper, cleaning house, and doing laundry. The idea of doing her child\'
Sound Recording and Reproduction Sound recording and reproduction can be defined as keeping sound in the form it was meant to be, by the use of electrical, mechanical, or optical means, or by combination of the three. This makes reproducing the sound much easier. You can reproduce the sound at will through stereo systems. The sound quality of a recording is usually decided by the fidelity of the recorded sounds. The best recordings are called high fidelity. They reproduce the original sounds wit
Donations The boxes were pouring in the gym like rain on a gloomy day. All the generous people donating their old clothes, their extra food even old toys that are not used and books that are not read anymore. I look over my shoulder and see my best friend Jane. Me: Jane! I yell out to her. She starts to run over towards me, her wavy blond hair fluttering in the air. She stops beside me, I look in her blue eyes and say Me: Hey buddy whats up !?! Jane: Nothing much you? Me: nothing, thanks for com
Androstenedione: Just Another Supplement Matt Netemeyer Ms. Vicki Curts English 1001 19 November 1998 Suppose that you were a distressed student, but you knew of a pill that would enable you to get better grades. Would you choose to take them or not? It would be preposterous to say that many would not. Mark McGwire, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, had to make a decision similar to this. The decision he was forced to make was whether or not to use the body supplement androstenedione. T
Tribalism Implicit in the founding of the United States is the principle of breaking the bonds of locality based tribalism, and forming a new tribe out of a heterogeneous population. The advent of the Internet, which is, after all, an American invention, has broadened this new definition of tribalism past anything our Founding Fathers could possibly have imagined. Tribalism is a natural tendency in humanity. The Internet has facilitated tribalism by allowing tribes to form based on other factors
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton Dell Publishing Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc. 1540 Broadway New York, New York 10036 Dear S. E. Hinton, I would first like to congratulate you on a very well written book titled The Outsiders. I have a few ideas as to why you wrote this book and what you were trying show through this book. I would also like to add in what I got out of reading this book. It would be great if you could take some time after reading this letter to tell you if my ideas are cor
Peer Pressure Chris Clay English 300 Peer pressure is one of the biggest battles that I had to fight while I was in high school. Peer pressure effects may teens around the world, some good and some bad. Peer pressure effected my life in a not so good way, but changed my life for the better and helped me realize that it is easy to say no. While in high school, I was pressured alot especially during my under classmen years. I was just starting to get in the crowd and hang out with the upper classm
WRESTLING PERSUASIVE ESSAY- Have you ever been encouraged to whoop someone\'s butt? Wrestling is the sport wear this happens. There is nothing like the thrill of whooping someone until you\'ve got him or her pinned. No, I\'m not talking about that fake stuff they show television. I am talking about real wrestling. There are several major advantages of wrestling that wrestlers have become apparent to such as gaining, big muscles, lots of endurance, and just the knowledge of how to do the super mo
Muhammad Ali Raised in a small home in a modest Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood, Clay would rise to dominate headlines, boxing and otherwise, and become Muhammad Ali before his twenty-third birthday. He would stretch his "fifteen minutes of fame" into an incredible legacy that will last for generations to come. Spurred by the theft of his prized new bicycle, the 12-year old Ali began to study the art of boxing. Vowing to never be victimized again, he spent his teen years at the gym, molding bo
What Makes a Political Campaign Effective? Although not for a huge part, the lack of knowledge of today’s political arena is large enough to be a cause for concern. One of the major questions would be how our political leaders gain the attention and favors of the public? In today’s world where advertisements play such a huge role in persuading the people, TV has become an invaluable tool to bring these advertisements to the uninformed. In other words, political campaigning on the air waves is th
Would you want to live forever? ESSAY ON -WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER? Would you want to live forever ? My position on this topic is equal upon yes and on no. This question has puzzled me and many others. Many things affect me, and make me think that I would, however some point towards the rejection of this statement. Throughout the years, the eye of the public and the eye of god have witnessed many happenings and events. From the dawn of man, to Martin Luther King, from the discovery of fire
Ferrari When an auto enthusiast is asked what automobile maker excels beyond any other, it only takes about one second before they reply with “Ferrari!” What makes Ferrari the epitome of all racing and street performance cars? It’s not a simple question. Though it may seem possible that one or two things make Ferrari automobiles envied by every auto maker, it is in fact a plethora of different aspects that make Ferrari king. To obtain the quality and precision that Ferrari’s yield doesn’t come w
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Physical Fitness A cross-sectional study of 12 schools, one primary and one secondary, revealed the coronary risk of youths in Singapore. These studies were taken from each of the six geographical regions of Singapore. Children enter Primary School at approximately age six, and secondary school at approximately age twelve. To get a more evenly distributed age and gender sample, four additional schools were also added. The ethnic groups of the entire group consisted o
Men and Women Men and women, why are we so different? We were obviously created very differently on the outside and some on the inside, but why do we act so differently. I believe that men think upon the physical level of intellect while women are on a very separate level, emotional intellect. Whether it is the way men and women handle friendships, relationships, or even their hobbies, it is very diverse. Haven\'t you ever noticed that when two girls are fighting it is not ever only the two girl
The Origin of Ice Hockey Ice hockey is a sport played on an 85’ by 200” sheet of ice. The ice is divided into three zones, a neutral zone and two attacking zones which hold the goals. The game starts with six players on the ice: two defenceman , left and right, two wings, left and right, a center, and a goalie. There are three referees on the ice at all times. A normal game of ice hockey consists of three periods each twenty minutes long. The job of the referees is to call all infractions. There
Jackie Robinson April 15, 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step in making the biggest breakthrough in sports history, It was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, which was also the first game of any kind of organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. By doing so, he opened the door for future African-Americans to play organi
Self-confidence Self-confidence does not always come easy for everyone. Having a lack of confidence can certainly be a draw back that may affect one for his or her entire life. Parents have the ability to help their children build confidence. Parents probably have more influence on their children than anyone else does. Therefore, they are able to influence their children and help them have the confidence they need to succeed. If parents practice self approval, offer their children chances for su
My Perfect World To start making my perfect world, I would have to start the population of the world all over. What I am going to do is hand select about 40 thousand people I feel are worthy to live in my world and help me start a new civilization. I would then set out a virus into the air that kills humans and only humans. The virus is known as the J-5 virus. All the people I selected to live would be given an antibody of the J-5 virus. The J-5 virus will kill and spread quickly. It will have s
Jacques Cousteau St.-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux was a small town based on wineries and surrounded by vineyards. Here lived a successful businessman who sold real estate, deeds, and marriage contracts. He had four sons in which one became a businessman, like his father. This son’s name was Daniel Cousteau. Daniel was a prominent businessman who liked to invent and play sports. Daniel was married to Elizabeth and she gave him two sons, one Phill
Pakistan Located in South Asia, Pakistan lies proudly, with many different land forms. It has a strong culture and holds the first woman head of government in the Muslim community. Many traditions, cultures, resources and strong religious beliefs are present in Pakistan. Pakistan is a fairly new country, but offers a beautiful country-side and a much needed increasing economy. Pakistan is located in South Asia bordered by India China, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Arabian Sea. The area of Pakistan
Me The literary character I readily identify with is Gene Forrester from the novel A Separate Peace, By John Knowles. The main character\'s difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the book. Gene\'s journey begins the moment he pushes Phineas from the tree and the process continues until he visits the tree fifteen years later. Throughout this time, Gene must become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept the p
Alcohol Notes Bar and Beverage MGT. Alcohol comes from Plant and Yeast, the byproduct is CO2 and Alcohol when Yeast eats sugar ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ History Cave men found it on grapes Gifts were given from the Greek Gods Wedding/Bridal is made up of Bride and Ale Alcohol is linked with wisdom due to alcohol symposium=Drinking and talking together "In Vino Veritas"-In wine Truth Greeks were given food rations of booze used as a thirst Quenches Greeks discovered that wine
Public School Music Programs Over the past few years, more than one-half of our nation’s public school music programs have been cut. That’s 33%. It may not sound like a lot right now, but if it keeps happening at the current pace, in another few years the music programs will be cut by one-half, and before we know it there will be no music programs offered in our public schools. Our children will have no place to learn music and to appreciate it. I am of the opinion that something needs to be don
The Economic Emergence of China, Japan and Vietnam World War 2 in the mid-90\'s drew a hard blow and left a serious and lasting effect to many Asian countries. This however, did not hamper the growth of countries such as China, Japan and Vietnam as their government were taking serious steps to recover economically. Thus, the global market cannot deny a place for these \'Asian Dragons\', because these countries are growing at a tremendous pace to the extent of being capable in emerging as global
Patrick Ewing The title of my book is Patrick Ewing. It was written by Paul Wiener. This biography tells us about the life of Patrick Ewing, and how he became one of the best basketball players. I chose this biography, because I wanted to learn more about Patrick Ewing. I consider him special, because he had to work very hard to achieve his dream. Patrick Ewing was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 5, 1962. He was the fifth of seven children and grew up in a very poor neighborhood just outside
A Separate Peace Gene and Phineas are two very important people in the book A Separate Peace written by John Knowles. Gene starts out as a shy boy, while his wild friend, Phineas, is always getting them in trouble as well as getting them out of trouble. Gene looks at life all at one time as where, Phineas only takes in a little of life at a time and always goes for whatever is fun at the time. Through all these differences they are able to still be friends. Although Gene and Phineas have a very
John F. Kennedy On November 22, 1963, the 35th president of the United States, Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was shot to death. Though that was many years ago, the memories are forever etched in my mind. I can still remember the very minute that I got the news that he had been killed. I was attending school that day, Clark Lee Elementary, undergoing one of my typical math lessons. It seems as though it was just yesterday that I was setting there in that chair with my new sports jacket draped over
Death of a Salesman The tragedy "Death of a Salesman" deals with Willy\'s relationship with his sons to whom he tragically passes on his fate to. Just like Joe Keller in "All My Sons," Willy is primarily concerned with the future of his boys. Willy instills in them his views, hoping to set them up with successful careers in selling. Miller\'s tragedy, however lies in the fact that he passes on to his sons his overconfidence and an inflated image of self. Willy has a tough life of a traveling sal
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
New York City New York City, New York, "The Melting Pot", "The Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps", "The Town so Nice, They Named it Twice" are all names for one of the greatest cities in the world. What\'s so great about it? What does it have besides pollution and crime? Let me tell you about it. New York was one of our first major cities in the United States of America. New York City is made up of five boroughs, namely Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. The borough
King Hussein I It is hard to imagine Jorden wuthout King Hussein I. He has dominated the country for forty-six years. King Hussein I is also the forty-second generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He was born in Amman on November 14, 1935, to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil. King Hussein has two brothers, Prince Muhammad and Crown Prince El Hassan, and one sister, Princess Basma. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein atte
Women Athletes: Are They Treated Fairly? According to Wulf (1997), in 1972 there were only 31,000 women participating in intercollegiate athletics. Now there are more than 120,000 female athletes in the nation\'s colleges\' (79). This is a dramatic increase in females participating in athletics. The increase, though, doesn\'t mean that women are getting more athletic money. In 1978, the federal government issued a law called Title IX that prohibits colleges and universities from discriminating a
The 1920\'s “Tradition, that old ogre, lies dead in the dust” To what extent were the 1920s a break form the traditions of the pre-war era? The 1920’s sandwiched as they were between the horror of World War 1 and the untold misery of the great depression, remain firmly in peoples mind as the period of prosperity and where life was free and easy owing to modern technological advances in Australia. After the war we achieved a great sense of national pride. This was mainly seen through what we had