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Suicide
Suicide
Suicide I\'m about to take up a position which is going to be deamed by some, if not all, as a terrible stand to take. As a matter of fact, if anyone were to agree with me on ths subject, I\'d be surprsed. For you see, rather than arguing from the postion of suicide being an unjustified and inane way to die, I shall argue the other point. That being suicide does have its merits. Before you people start screaming, hear my case out. Most people argue that nothing justifies the taking of someone\'s
Sweatshops
Sweatshops
Sweatshops When you think about children, chances are you think of them getting up in the morning, going to school then coming home and going outside to play. Sadly this isn\'t always the case. In other countries, children are locked up inside being forced to work. Is it fair that a child is forced to work a twelve-hour shift, seven days a week earning only seven cents an hour? This means if a child were to work eighty-four hours a week (when the maximum is 60 hours a week), then they will have
Swift
Swift
Swift A comparison of the major changes in American enterprise indicated in the writings of Jonathan Swift (pre-20th Century) and Herman Melville (20th Century). Abstract The authors of the selected works, Jonathan Swift\'s essay A Modest Proposal and Herman Melville\'s Case: Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street , the reader can imagine the poor working conditions in the early time of our industrial growth. In Swift\'s proposal it was apparent that the poverty of Ireland was of major c
Teachers are Leaders
Teachers are Leaders
Teachers are Leaders Touching more lives, affecting the outcome of so many futures a teacher is the epitome of a leader. Just as a leader has his or her own style, their way of motivating their students, also plays an important part in a students success. Spending more time with our children then most parents do, a teacher is fundamental in shaping our children. If they are poor leaders our children suffer. When they shine as leaders our children blossom and the universe is wide open to them. As
Technological Impact
Technological Impact
Technological Impact Technological Impact. Changes in market demand Marketing strategy: - As a company devpelopes and matures it will have to changes it\'s marketing strategy to compete and grow with other companies that are challenging the present company. I will take the car industry for an example. In the industry group there are many different competitors. Weather large or small they are all fighting for a piece of the nation and international market. The larger companies will have just as m
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy Teen Pregnancy There are a lot of teen mothers growing up in this world wondering, what if I would have stayed in school? What could I have become? Would it have made my life easier if I had thought first? Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. They don’t think that the aftermath of their irresponsibility can lead to pregnancy. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. The teen doesn’t fully understand that all free time is lost, that she will have to fin
Teen Prenancy
Teen Prenancy
Teen Prenancy John was the father of the baby. He is seventeen years old and is the typical teenager. He enjoys driving around, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends. He started having sex with Kim (the mom) four months into the relationship. They did it about once a week and used no protection. He thinks she will be OK but does not want to marry her. He is worried if he leaves Kim, he will be chased after for child support money. He wants to have the baby adopted before the birth
Teen smoking
Teen smoking
Teen smoking Negative effects of Marijuana Marijuana is the least harmful drug, but it does have negative health effects. Though moderate users of marijuana are taking less risks than a moderate tobacco smoker or alcohol consumer. Negative effects of marijuana include confusion, acute panic reactions, anxiety attacks, paranoia, a sense of helplessness, and loss of self control. Chronic marijuana users might develop an amotivational syndrome, which the users motivation decreases making them lazy.
Teen Suicide
Teen Suicide
Teen Suicide A mother finds her 17 year old teenage son hanging from the rafters of their basement. To hear of this occurrence is not rare in society today. Every 90 minutes a teenager in this country commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. The National suicide rate has increased 78% between 1952 and 1992. The rate for 15-19 year olds rose from two per 100,000 to 12.9, more than 600 percent. (Special report, Killing the Pain, Rae Coulli) A 17 year old bo
Teenage Abortion
Teenage Abortion
Teenage Abortion The subject of teenage abortion, is an emotionally charged one. The two major groups are completely opposite in their beliefs. Rather then discuss the emotional views of those groups, I have chosen to research, write, and conclude based on factual material, concerning teenage abortion. A discussion of abortion as a definition is explained medically, and in a small part the emotional effects on the participant. I have chosen to report in a factual not an emotional manner. The dir
Teenage Alcoholism
Teenage Alcoholism
Teenage Alcoholism “What is alcohol? Alcohol is many things to many people: To little kids, it is a curiosity. To teenagers, it is ‘cool’. To responsible drinkers, it is a relaxant. To bartenders, it is a job, their lives. To restaurant owners, it is a moneymaker. To probation officers, it is a frustration. To actively drinking alcoholics, it is heaven. To wives and husbands of drinking alcoholics, it is a waste. To recovering alcoholics, it is a painful old friend. To us, it is something to be
Teenage drinking
Teenage drinking
teenage drinking Teenage drinking has become one of the largest social issues among young people in America today. Although more than half of high schoolers drinks on a regular basis, the problem is that they are not aware of how dangerous alcohol can actually be. The reality is that alcohol is often the cause of many problems among these teenagers. Simply put, alcohol ruins many young peoples lives, and is now of the most serious problems young people face. Drinking and driving is one large pro
TEENAGE MOTHERS
TEENAGE MOTHERS
TEENAGE MOTHERS Becoming a parent permanently and profoundly alters a teenager\'s life. Most of the girls forget about their dreams of happy marriage, college is almost always out of the question, graduating High School becomes a goal most teenage moms don\'t achieve. Young girls having babies isn\'t new, as a matter of fact, teenage parenthood was higher in the 1950 then it is today, but things were different. Most of the girls were eighteen or nineteen and many of them already married. Only a
Teenagers And Drugs
Teenagers And Drugs
Teenagers And Drugs Effects of Drugs on Adolecents Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in colleges today. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily, adolesc
Teens And The Media
Teens And The Media
Teens And The Media Portrayal of Teens in the Media The media, that giant intimidating creation has taken the stereotypes of teens, the way people view teens, and the way we view ourselves, and has turned it into a delusional monster. The media at this point in time portrays teenagers as generally bad. Well to be honest, not generally bad, but mostly horrible. We are seen as the cause for alarm and trouble in society. The media portrays us as manic delinquents with no solid past and no concrete
Television Violence
Television Violence
Television Violence Violence in today\'s society is greatly increased by visions of violence on television. Children are among those who are influenced the most by violence they see on many television programs. TV violence desensitizes you to other people\'s humanity, say psychologist Madeline Levine. 57 percent of all shows contain violence, in these shows, violence is portrayed as harmless in that nothing happens to the victims. There are also no long term repercussions and the perpetrator usu
Terrorism
Terrorism
terrorism Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible uses of the
Terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism Terrorism and the Media If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist, said John O\'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists\' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get t
Terrorism - Towards An Understanding
Terrorism - Towards An Understanding
Terrorism - Towards An Understanding Terrorism - Towards an Understanding Criminology 413 January 24, 2000 Assignment Terrorism - Towards an Understanding I am in complete disagreement with Corrado and Cohen\'s theory of political terrorism. I believe that political terrorism is committed by dominant, aggressive males in positions of power, acting with other dominant, aggressive males for more power, money, or status, and without regard to the spiritual nature of human kind. I believe that divid
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn While there are many themes expressed in the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one makes a stronger presence by its continued, if not redundant display of itself. Far too often in society people\'s lack of knowledge on a given subject causes their opinions and actions to rely strictly on stereotypes created by the masses. This affliction is commonly known as ignorance. This is curable but people have to become open-minded and leave their reliance on soc
The Apathy Of Generation X
The Apathy Of Generation X
The Apathy Of Generation X For the past 25 years it has been wondered why the young people of America have shared the same apathetic attitude towards politics as the older generation of Americans. Indeed, the issues concerning young voters are just as important as those concerning older voters. Why the newest voters choose to abstain their right has long been studied. While it has been proven that the vote of young people can make or a break an election, most candidates are reluctant to relate t
The Asian As Superior Myth
The Asian As Superior Myth
The Asian As Superior Myth The author, Ronald Takaki, wishes to illustrate that the perceptions of Asian Americans as a model minority are not entirely accurate. Takaki writes that the facts and figures used to compare Asian-Americans to other, less successful minority groups are misleading. For example, the author writes that although Japanese Americans are seen as upwardly mobile, they have not yet achieved equality. The essay states that while Japanese American men in California earned an ave
The Clean Water Act of 1977
The Clean Water Act of 1977
The Clean Water Act of 1977 As swans drift with the current on a secluded lake in upper Canada they think not of the water they are in but of dreams of the past and wants for the future. On the other hand, seals off the coast of Northern California fear for their lives every day of humans exploiting their natural habitat. Many things can endanger water born animals, and most all of these come directly from humans. The pollutants of water come from many sources both close and far away from the wa
The Constitution
The Constitution
The Constitution With the Constitution the elite society protected rights for every American that would secure and ensure our nation’s existence for hundreds of years. Under the Articles of Confederation, the United States’ government was in a state of chaos. To end the existing chaos and build a stronger democratic society for the future, the government would need to be more powerful and centralized. Thus, the elite class established the rules and boundaries that would protect the rights of all
The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty Some people are for the death penalty, and some are not. I hope after reading my essay you will have a better understanding of what the death penalty is and how it works, and maybe you too will change your views and ideas about the death penalty as I did. The earliest historical records contain evidence of capital punishment. A Babylonian King, Hammurabi that lived in the first half of the 18th century BC mentioned the death penalty in the code of Hammurabi, (a collection of la
The Deviant Nature Of Obesity
The Deviant Nature Of Obesity
The Deviant Nature Of Obesity The Deviant Nature of Obesity Sociology 277 Jill Prunty Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. The Unites States has even been termed an overweight nation. Some twenty to thirty percent of American adults are now considered obese (Hwang 1999 and Hirsch et al 1997). With this in mind, Americans constantly look around themselves determining their weight status as well as that of those around them. While some Americans do fit the healthy ca
The Effects Of Race On Sentencing In Capital Punis
The Effects Of Race On Sentencing In Capital Punis
The Effects Of Race On Sentencing In Capital Punishment Cases Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws and many of these killings occured without any type of due process. As the judicial system has matured, minorities have found better representation but it is not completely unbiased. In the past twenty years
Computers: Nonverbal Communications
Computers: Nonverbal Communications
Computers: Nonverbal Communications CHAPTER 1: Rationale and Literature Review Magnafix says, Have you figured out the secret entrance to Kahn Draxen\'s castle? Newtrik sighs deeply. Newtrik says, I think so, but I haven\'t found the stone key yet! Magnafix grins mischievously. Magnafix gives a stone key to Newtrik. Newtrik smiles happily. Newtrik shakes hands with Magnafix. Newtrik says, Thanks! Magnafix grins broadly and says, No problem... Newtrik leaves west. Introduction Purpose The
The Empty pillow
The Empty pillow
The Empty pillow Using the theory of reason action-Fishbein and applying it on a 5 min. scene of the movie by: AlomaniQ8 THE EMPTY PILLOW This is a love story that it’s events occur, in Egypt, in the fifties, where there were strict traditions about love between non married lovers, and where the word of the parents rules the lives of their sons and daughters. In that movie, a young man (salah) who is still a student falls in love with a beautiful girl (Sameha), whom she is also an eighteen years
The Glen Ridge Rape
The Glen Ridge Rape
The Glen Ridge Rape Bernard Lefkowitz’s Our Guys raises a lot of issues, all of which have been discussed throughout this semester. Just a few pages into the book, words had already begun to jump out at me, capturing my attention. “The kids in Newark, black and brown, speaking Spanglish, hoods over their heads, wheeling their stolen cars over to the local chop shop -- they were aliens in America. Strange, forever separate and separated from the American ideal. But these Glen Ridge kids, they wer
The Hole In The Net
The Hole In The Net
The Hole In The Net Our social safety net has a hole in it. The fibers of the net are decaying; the hole is getting bigger. More people are falling through, and the people with the least strength are holding the most of the weight. Three to four million Americans are homeless according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 5.5% cannot find jobs according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and the figure is over twice that in the 20-24 year old age group, according to the D
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMAL RESEARCH Research on animals is important in understanding diseases and developing ways to prevent them. The polio vaccine, kidney transplants, and heart surgery techniques have all been developed with the help of animal research. Through increased efforts by the scientific community, effective treatments for diabetes, diphtheria, and other diseases have been developed with animal testing. Animal research has brought a dramatic progress into medicine. With the help of an
The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK, was started in Tennessee in 1866. The people who believed in White Pride came together against the advancement of African Americans, Jews, and other minorities. The KKK members were very violent and used harsh actions to get their point across, but their actions were supported by their strong belief in their religion and the culture in which they were brought up in. The Klan did as it believed, they did what they thought was right and f
The Media And Violence
The Media And Violence
The Media And Violence The debate regarding the media\'s relationship to violence in society has been a hot issue for most of the past century. From the beginning of the wide use of mass media, from films to radio to television, researchers have tried to explain any association or correlation between media effects and violence. Of particular interest and concern has been the issue of violence in the media and the impact that this has on children. Although important research efforts have increase
The Pleasure Principle
The Pleasure Principle
The Pleasure Principle The Pleasure Principle The Oxford Dictionary defines pleasure. It is a feeling of satisfaction or joy. It is enjoyment. It is a source of pleasure or gratification. It is formally a persons will or desire. Finally they define it as sensual gratification. Now if we put these all together in one sentence, pleasure is something that brings an overall feeling of satisfaction and gratification while fulfilling desires. If that doesn’t sound good, what does? We have already dete
The Prevention Of Teenage Pregnancy
The Prevention Of Teenage Pregnancy
The Prevention Of Teenage Pregnancy Approximately every two minutes, a teenage girl in the United States gives birth (Guernsey 6). While this fact may be sad and startling to most people, it is in deed the truth. Over the past few decades, the problem of teen pregnancy has grown considerably in this country. It has been receiving a great deal of public and official attention recently, including expressions of concern from President Clinton and New Jersey’s Governor Whitman (Schurmann 7). However
The Real King
The Real King
The Real King Riley B. B.B. King (guitarist/singer, born September 16, 1925, Itta Bena, MS) The most touching bluesman of our time, and the most influential electric guitarist ever, the King of the Blues sums up his message with some simple advice. I would say to all people, but maybe to young people especially--black and white or whatever color--follow your own feelings and trust them, find out what you want to do and do it, and then practice it every day of your life and keep becoming what you
The Right To Die
The Right To Die
The Right To Die The Right to Die Modern medical technology has made it possible to extend the lives of many far beyond when they would have died in the past. Death, in modern times, often ensures a long and painful fall where one loses control both physically and emotionally. Some individuals embrace the time that modern technology buys them; while others find the loss of control overwhelming and frightening. They want their loved ones to remember them as they were not as they have become. Some
The Second Amendment And The RIght To Bear Arms
The Second Amendment And The RIght To Bear Arms
The Second Amendment And The RIght To Bear Arms WORKS CITED [1] Cottrol, Robert, ed. Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1994 [2] Dowlut, Robert. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in State Bills of Rights and Judicial Interpretation. SAF 1993 [3] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Connecticut: Quorum Books, 1989 [4] Hickok, Eugene Jr., ed. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understa
The Slums
The Slums
The Slums Being raised in the slums of New York City there were not many role models for me to take after. At seventeen years old, I dropped out of school to pursue my only chance of success; long distance running. My dream would be to win the marathon that will be held in Chicago next month. If I win this race, I will receive $50,000 and hopefully a contract with Nike. There is only one problem that I face; there are a few women that are faster than I am. I am in constant training, and I have p
The Zen Of Zinn
The Zen Of Zinn
The Zen Of Zinn Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European pow
Thou Shall Not Kill
Thou Shall Not Kill
Thou Shall Not Kill ) Capital punishment is the killing of a killer. The act of capital punishment is wrong and useless and I have few reasons why. When a murderer is executed or shot by lethal injection it costs almost twice as much as a criminal sitting in jail for 20 years. Another reason this is a very bad concept is because capital punishment encourages murder. Lastly no matter how sick and demented these wretched beasts are, they still don\'t deserve to be denied their right to live. Capit
Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part The status quo of marriage in American society, in some cases, is a moderately complicated issue. I do know, however, that before the marriage takes place there is an interlude called the dating period. In this dating period the two members of the couple attempt to get to know one another. This is the period where many people fall in love. This is also the period where many people realize that they are with the wrong person and have to start over with someone new. The datin
Tobacco
Tobacco
Tobacco Tobacco comes from the tobacco plant, nicotiana tobacum. Leaves of the plant may be smoked, inhaled in form of snuff, or chewed. Tobacco smoke contains about 4000 chemicals. Many of them (nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide) are very harmful. Effects of Smoking Nicotine is a stimulant (substance that speeds up body activities) which increases the heartbeat and raises blood pressure. Nicotine causes the arteries to narrow, which places stress on the circulatory system. Cigarette smoke cont
Transición Politica
Transición Politica
Transición Politica TRANSICIÓN HACIA DÓNDE? Un término que da idea de movimiento, de dinamismo y que se aplica a los ajustes que viven los sistemas políticos, principalmente aquellos de países que pugnan por la transformación de un sistema que dejó de ser funcional, dictatorial, autoritario, a otro deseable al considerarlo “democrático”. Este tránsito está siendo recorrido por nosotros y, es evidente que los referentes históricos a los que invariablemente recurrimos para explicar y enriquecer nu
U.S Human Rights Intervention
U.S Human Rights Intervention
U.S Human Rights Intervention Should the U.S. intervene to prevent or end violations of human rights (including genocide) in foreign countries when these violations do not directly affect other American interests? The United States is a growing global power and presence. Most other countries are not. We are often called upon to engage in conflict situations like preventing violations of human rights and genocide. Intervening only where our national interest is concerned would only bring about ne
Under Age Drinking
Under Age Drinking
Under Age Drinking Everyone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol until the age of 21. Many people are In agreement with this legal restriction. Some would even say that it needs to be raised. Why is 21 the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Surely, some adults abuse alcohol and some teenagers would be perfectly able to drink responsibly. Many have asked the question, should the drinking age be lowered from age twenty-one to age eighteen. The natio
Underage Drinking In America
Underage Drinking In America
:Underage Drinking In America: It’s Monday night at about 11:30, but I’m doing something different tonight that I haven’t done on a Monday night in a while; I’m staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won’t be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on a minimum basis of
Unions
Unions
Unions Labor unions are defined as an organization of workers acting together to negotiate their wages and working conditions with employers (Kapoor, 277). Unions first began as early as the 1700’s. The first types of unions started as organizations of skilled persons working together in a single trade, for example, printers. These types of unions were usually limited to small city areas and often only lasted for a short period of time. In the mid 1880’s, improved transportation allowed for newe
Value Of Human Life
Value Of Human Life
Value Of Human Life The beliefs and views of modern society are hypocritical and unjust. By the time an individual matures from a young child to an adult, they have been taught an uncountable number of life lessons. One of the outstanding lessons that each and every person has learned is that killing another human being is wrong. This is perhaps the first recognizable lesson on the value of human life. Most children know that killing is against the law and learn religiously that it goes against