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School Uniforms (con) Schools today aren\'t in the best condition. There is teasing, violence, discrimination, cliques, and poverty. There is much to say about how having mandatory school uniforms will help these problems. My question is, will uniforms help these problems enough to dismiss the hurt that they would cause? I say the uniforms do little to help. Having uniforms would stop the teasing and discrimination about clothing, but there is more to tease or discriminate someone about rather t
School Violence Violence in South Florida Schools According to Patrick J. Kiger, a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C., most of the public is unaware of the rampant occurrence of violence in many schools. Some children are terrorized to such a degree that they suffer serious physical injuries, even death, which others may commit suicide to escape the torment. (Kiger 26) In a 1997 CDC survey, 8.3% of high school students carried a weapon, 5.9% carried a gun, 4% of students missed days of s
Sex Before Marriage It is Saturday night; you are getting ready to go out for a night on the town. Since it is singles night at the local bar you decide to go there and spend your Saturday night, maybe get in a game whilst you indulge yourself in drinks. At the bar you not only meet someone to your liking but after a couple of drinks you find that you wake up the next morning with her beside you, not remembering exactly what happened last night. All you can remember is the wild dancing and the l
SEX EDUCATION Thesis: Sex Education should be taught in middle schools to make our children aware and help them with decisions in the future. Audience: All District #150 Personnel Sex Education should be taught in middle schools to make our children aware and help them with decisions in the future. When children enter middle school many of them are going through adolescent changes. This school district needs to help educate these hormone raging teens about sex education. Not only will this progr
Sex Education And The Classroom In today\'s society there is an on going debate over sex education and its influence on our children. The question is no longer should sex education be taught, but rather how it should be taught (DeCarlo). With teenage pregnancy rates higher than ever and the imminent threat of the contraction of STD\'s, such as HIV, the role of sex education in the school is of greater importance now then ever before. By denying children sex education you are in a sense shelterin
Sex Education Messages in the Media Sex Education Messages In The Media The media should not be blamed for the sexuality of american youth. First concern in sexual activity is too much media. Television is something that kids watch all the time. Television shows that show sexual activity and children pick up on those events quickly. Teenagers dream about marrying someone who is good looking and has money and then starting a family with them. A lot of teens watch soap operas and romantic shows. T
Sex Educations in the Schools Why Sex Education Should Be Taught In Schools Most America teenagers are sexually active and think nothing could ever happen to them. But, many of them are misinformed about the risks that are involved in sex. Teens also don\'t always know the best ways to protect themselves and their partners from becoming pregnant or getting STD\'s. Alan Harris said, the more educated someone is the more likely they are to make responsible and informed choice for their behaviors.
Sex Tourism In Thailand Sex Tourism in Thailand As we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for success.
Sexism in the Bible? Introduction The claim is often made that the Bible is sexist and that Christianity demeans women and makes them into second class citizens. While I do agree that sexism exists in Christian churches and that portions of scripture have been used to perpetuate sexism, the Bible does not condone discrimination in any manner. Men have cited verses about submission of women to keep believing women in their place.” Get out your Bibles and let\'s see what the Bible really says abou
Sexual Harassment As a governing board member it is imperative to handle matters of sexual harassment with finesse. To determine who is at fault is highly volatile, as falsely accusing either party could destroy their reputation resulting in job loss and extreme difficulty finding a replacement job. Very often an entire field will shun a worker for such actions, making it near impossible to carry on in their profession in the same manner. In this situation, taking the matter to court could easil
SEXUAL HARRASMENT They may be neurosurgeons or typists, police officers or telephone operators, construction workers or even members of Congress - more than half of working women have faced the problem of sexual harassment at some point in their careers. The situation tends to be worse in male dominated workplaces; in a l997 Defense Department study, 4 percent of military women have reported enduring such abuse. Although the severity may vary from patterns of obscene joking to outright assault,
Sexual Morality Sexual Morality Sexuality is an arguable topic among individuals and can be perceived differently from person to person. How ought we view, or sex for the want of a better expression, put it into perspective in our lives? Is it a force whose end is the production of physical pleasure? Is it the procreation of life? Or is it inextricably linked to cultural expressions of love and affection? All of these are valid conceptions of the significance of sex in our everyday lives. Howeve
Sexual Stereotypes In TV Class Handout Racial And Sexual Stereotypes In Television Class Handout From: Suzanne, Andy, Stacy The invention of radio allowed the stereotypical images to be introduced. TV is a medium of social implications, that contributes to the social injustice by portraying African Americans in a negative light Commercials from companies like Nabisco and Goodyear were highly offensive. For example, the Nabisco Company had a group of African Americans who were dressed like stereo
Shallow Persecutions In April of 1999, two students shot 15 fellow students and a teacher in Columbine High School. A few years before that, a teenage boy committed suicide in his bedroom. What do these two have in common? In both instances, their choice of music was to blame. Alternative music has been the center of a lot of controversy as well as a scapegoat for many adolescent tragedies. This type of music is meant to be different and it is being persecuted because artists do not fall into th
Should A moment Of Silence Be Legal In In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public schools did not have the power to authorize school prayer. This decision made public school in the U.S. more atheistic than many European nations. For example, crosses still hang on the classroom walls in Poland, and the Ten Commandments are displayed in Hungary. There are prayers held at the beginning of legislative and judicial sessions and every President has mentioned a divine power in his inaugural speech
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition? The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea o
Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation has become a major problem with Americans. Over 100 million Americans today suffer from lack of sleep. This has been an ongoing problem throughout the centuries. People owe their bodies sleep and scientist are calling it a “Sleep debt”. An average American owes their body at least thirty hours of sleep. This lack of sleep is as hazardous as drunk driving. One man caught sleep deprivation at it’s best. He pushed himself to the limits as much as possible. One da
smoking Smoking in public places should be illegal, and today, we the affirmative team, will give you many reasons to prove why. People have been smoking cigarettes for hundreds of years, but it wasn\'t until recently that people started to realize exactly how bad cigarette smoking is. It can have a number of negative effects on the smoker, such as - Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Heart Disease etc…Not only can it have these effects on the smoker, but a person who is simply being exposed to the smoke c
Smoking and The Human Body Smoking is a bad habit which plagues the young, as well as the old. It is the largest source of preventable mortality in North America1. Not only does smoking lead to an early grave, but it can also influence one\'s daily life. Many studies have revealed links between smoking and reduced endurance capacity2. Nicotine, the addictive agent found in cigarettes, can also be used to control weight gain. Both of these factors can have considerable effect on the sporting worl
Smoking In Public 11/2/99 Whinery 1 Got a Light Little Boy? For years, there has been a huge debate on whether cigarette smoke affects both the people being around the smoke, or the people doing the actual act itself. There is a huge cloud of “smoke” on this topic that needs to be cleared. Who are we to believe? The tobacco company that has its own researchers, or the independent researchers that have nothing to hide? In the article, “What the Antismoking Zealots Really Crave,” by Jeff Jacoby, h
SMOKING: The number one cause of lung cancer SMOKING: THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER Lung cancer is a disease in which a primary cancer (the original site where the cancer occurred) develops in the tissue of the lungs. Lung cancer was first described by doctors in the mid 1800\'s. At the turn of the century, it was still considered a rarity; that has changed dramatically. What has not changed is the difficultly of detecting lung cancer in its earliest stages when it has the greatest chance
Sobering Studies Sobering Studies A new study found students who doubt their abilities to handle bad moods or bad situations are more prone to drinking. This is just the latest in a number of alcohol studies coming out in relation to college students. College students are always easy targets for these surveys, since many students are finally away from their mother\'s nest for the first time and feel free to go out more times than Friday and Saturday nights. What is obvious is there are as many r
Social Changes In The US Durring WW2 Social Change in the United States During World War II As the possibility of a second World War arose people began to form opinions on the United States’ role in Europe. The general population disagreed on whether or not to get involved in the conflict with Germany. Some people believed in interventionism, the theory that the United States should do everything it could to support Britain without declaring war on Germany. Along with William Allen White they fo
Social Class Differences Social Class Differences Peer Influences–researchers say some low-SES students become part of resistance culture, these kinds of kids see it as selling out or trying to act like you\'re from the middle class if you make it in school, usually reject behaviors that would make them successful, i.e. cooperating with others, studying, coming to class, etc. Tracking–sometimes low-SES students are thought of as low ability so put into low-ability or general classes where there\
Social Conflict Theory The social conflict paradigm is a theory based on society being a complex system characterized by inequality and conflict that generate social change. Personal life experiences dictate me to believe this theory is true. Discussion of the theory in question and how it pertains to myself will be covered in the paper. Social conflict can be seen all over the world we live in: in sports, politics and normal social engagements. The main point I have experienced with this theory
Social Deviance Social Deviance Social deviance stems from the passive-aggressive attitudes parents have upon their children. This pressure, coupled with society\'s own conformist attitude, causes certain members of the society to drift toward what sociologists call deviant groups. These deviant groups, like punks, hippies or other radical organizations, often fight against a society they deem unworthy of their attention and thus ignore. However Emile Durkheim pointed out that deviance is import
Social effects of pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful sou
Social Issues Page 1 Cults have been characterized as domineering and persuasive. Cults are willing to prey on any social class and gender in order to attain another member. The increasing popularity of joining cults is reflected on “economic status, social class, and emotional state” (Singer p.16, 1995). A conflict perspective suggests that poor economic stability, social class, and no authority attest to the fact that more people are joining cults, and that increasing each might lessen the cha
Social Problems With Raves And Ecstacy Social Problems of Ecstasy and Raves Throughout American history drugs have posed a problem to society and lawmakers. Many attempts have transpired to try to prevent future problems associated with drugs. Many of the drugs threatening America were originally designed toward the improvement of human health. The most recent epidemic of recreational drug use is ecstasy. Ecstasy’s popularity is particularly in the possession of the nations youth. The institute
Social Security Title of Paper : Social Security Social security, created in 1935, is the most costly item in the federal budget. The program provides old age, survivors’ and disability insurance to a healthy portion of Americans. Workers and their employers fund the system by each paying payroll taxes. The Internal Revenue Service collects the taxes and deposits the money in government-administrated accounts known as the Old Age and Survivors and Disability Insurance Trust Funds(OASDI). The pay
Socioeconomic effects on children When Both Parents are Employed Socio-economic conditions in North America have contributed to the need for dual incomes for families. Economically, “the number of two parent families below the poverty line would increase to an estimated 78% if they were to become single income families.” (Ontario Women’s Directorate 9) Socially, it was the norm, in the past, for women to stay at home having a more expressive role in the family; taking care of the children and pr
Sociological Acceptance of Abortion In three weeks, Jennifer will leave for college. She broke up with her boyfriend two weeks ago, and today she found out she was pregnant. Should Jennifer have an abortion, or stop all her plans and have a baby at eighteen? Either way the decision is hers to make. On January 22, 1973 the landmark decision of Roe vs. Wade occurring in the Supreme Court made abortion a constitutional liberty (Francome 20). Legally, Jennifer can receive an abortion. Socially, howe
Soical Promotion In Education Today Amanda Ellington Dr. Cotton English Comp. March 31, 1999 Social Promotion an evil in this Society Johnny is a fifth grade student who is almost ready to graduate and move on to the sixth grade. Johnny however, can not multiply or divide. He cannot spell or read. Johnny fell behind in the third grade. His teacher overlooked his failure and promoted him so that he would not be held up socially. Johnny\'s fourth grade teacher promoted him to fifth grade hoping th
somalia Somalia and my views on war. Somalia, or Somali Democratic Republic is a third world country located in Eastern Africa. Somalia is a peninsula surrounded by the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian ocean to the east and south, Kenya to the southwest, Ethiopia to the west and Djibouti to the northwest. The total area of Somalia is 637,757 square km.(246,200 square miles). It has a long coastline of 3025 km. (1880 miles). The northern part of the country is covered in mountain ranges with
Some Cannot Forget The Vietnam War Purpose: To illustrate my view on the Vietnam War. Audience: Anyone with an interest in the Vietnam War. Some Can\'t Forget I awaken and bolt upright in bed, my heart racing and sweat beginning to bead on my forehead. My chest heaving with ragged breaths, I try to figure out what startled me out of sleep. Then I hear it: The terrified scream of my father piercing through the eerie silence. My heart skips a beat and I shuffle my feet under the covers, letting th
Soul Of Plitics As a political activist, Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourner magazine, wrote an excellent book called The Soul of Politics: Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left . In his book Wallis tells us about the problems afflicting our country and that they must be remedied. His title is accompanied by the phrase Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left . By this he means his book is for everyone, not just liberals or conservatives, but for all people. The object of the book is to addres
Spanking Does Spanking Lead Child Abuse? Were you spanked as a child? Do you think spanking effected you? Every parent has been in a situation where a good spanking seems like the only way to put an end to little Junior’s temper tantrum. Parents use a number to reasons, some you may have heard, to use spanking as a form of discipline. They may say “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” Or “I was spanked and I turned out okey.” Even “Kids need spanking to show them who’s boss.” The issue I wish to
Speed Limit Should Highway Speed Limits Be Increased? Should highway speed limits be increased? Should we strike down every sign that the government posts and uses to regulate the speed limit on the thousands of highways around the country? Should we trust the driving ability of each and every person to drive within a reasonably safe speed? The response that most people lean toward is one of negativity. People automatically assume that the speeds presently posted on our highways are there only f
Starting Schools later Could starting school an hour later result in better attendance, better performance, and less depression among students? Well according to the Minnesota Medical Association, who urges secondary schools to start later, this is true. This is because making bodies secrete more slowly the hormones needed to fall asleep and wake-up. Teens are literally for a few years in another time zone. An example of a school that switched to starting later are the ones in Minnesota, where t
Staying Strong “Staying Strong” Although a lot of today’s music deals with problems in society, hip-hop stands ahead of all other forms of music in dealing with social problems. Predominantly black, hip-hop music deals with issues and problems facing the black youth mostly in the inner cities. More commonly known as rap music, artists such as the Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs N Harmony, and 2Pac have lead rap music into dealing with social issues. These artists rap about welfare, degradation of w
STD\'s I chose do my biology report on Sexually Transmitted Diseases because STDs are becoming a concern for Americans and especially American teens. There are two kinds of STDs, viral and bacterial. Viral Studs are incurable; the most common viral Studs are HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, herpes, and HPV. Bacterial STDs are curable. The most common bacterial STDs are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. STDs, are also known as venereal diseases, is a term that refers to more than 50 diseases and syndrome
stereotyped Today teenagers are stereotyped everyday. Stereotyping has become a natural reaction by the older generation when they see a teenager that is dressed different or acts different than what they used to at that age. Their idea of what a person should dress like or act like is compleatly different from the ideas of teenagers. I have found out the hard way over the last few years. Teenagers are stereotyped all of the time. For instance, I went to Wal-Mart to get a job and people doing th
stereotypes -- Dumb jocks! , Women don\'t belong there, doing that! , He must be a criminal, just look at his clothes. How often have we heard somebody mention these things, yet, how often have we said something similar? Our society is based on face values where we categorize people because of the actions of a few. All of the above statements are prejudicial notions used to define members of a social or an ethnic group, and are called stereotypes. Unfortunately, stereotypes negatively affect our
Steroids A Dangerous Game What are steroids? Steroids are a drug that are mainly used by people who are involved in sports. They are also used by people who are affiliated with making themselves stronger.Steroids are drugs that are injected into the body, usually through the anus with hypodermic needles.The drug is chemical hormone. Steroids control growth, metabolism, and blood chemistry. The two main kinds of steroids are corticosteroids and sex steroids. Corticosteroids are released by the
Stop The Deforestation This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland (Colins 32). The homeland is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vas
Stories of the Holocaust Bearing Witnesses, Stories of the Holocaust, selected by Hazel Rochman and Darlene Z. McCampbell is a wonderful book that illustrates the horror of the Holocaust. I believe that this book helped me to better understand what really happened during the tragic event. This book is made up of many different real life accounts of the Holocaust. Survivors, friends and family of victims, and even the Nazi’s themselves all have their own stories and opinions that can be revealed
Stress In The Workplace STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE 1. In today’s fast paced Air Force, it is very common to hear someone in an office saying I’m so stressed out . With the big drawdown of personnel in all the armed forces, the Air Force was no exception. We were forced to do more with less. So for this one reason, it is likely that you will find stress is prevalent in the workplace. Because different people respond differently to the same type of stress, some people seem to cope better than others
The Struggle is not Over The Struggle is not over Although things seem to be better for African – Americans when compared to the civil – rights area: the black middle class has grown by an estimate of 40 percent, and there has been a jump from 300 political elected officials in 1965 to over 8, 500 in 1995. With all these positive achievements there comes a greater negative aspect on the flip side constituting a larger growth of the black poor and black Americans have perhaps less public policy i
STUTTERING American Women: Fading Away American society has a notion that woman must be super skinny. This notion has caused a rise in eating disorders. The body images are related to the different levels of self esteem. Poor body image is associated with depression. Researchers have found that white women have the highest rate of anorexia and bulimia. Most actresses and models are so skinny; these women are role models for girls, so these girls want to be skinny. Young girls have a tendency to
suicide Disagreeable or spoiled? You decide! I was sitting with a friend of mine and we were wondering what we should do this weekend. She wanted to go the mall and I wanted to go to the movies. We debated for hours and hours and still we couldn\'t decide. As the conversation went on, she kept pushing her idea and she made seem like her way was the only way. She would not compromise; all she wanted was to get her way. Have you ever been in a similar situation with some one who only thinks their