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A Separate Peace A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn\'t it a fact that when we\'re in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we\'re too busy feeling the moment\'s thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quic
Love Story Romance Erich Segal This book is about a Harvard student, Oliver Barrett 4th, who is looking for a book in the Radcliff library. He goes over to the reserve desk and asks a girl if they had the book. She somehow talks him into taking her out for coffee after they close before she gives him the book and they do. Oliver finds out that her name is Jennifer Cavilleri, an American of Italian descent, who is a music major at Radcliffe and he asks her to go to his hockey game against Dartmou
Gender The topic of my research has been differences in math learning and aptitude between boys and girls. This topic was suggested to me by my mentor, Mike Millo, as it is of particular interest to him. Mr. Millo is an Algebra teacher at Ball High. Much has been made of gender differences in math by the popular media and Mr. Millo felt that it would be interesting to examine this topic and explore the findings of educational researchers. I also found this topic personally intriguing as I am cur
Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a musical standout. These challenges ranged from being brought up in town that he did not fit into, to being rejected by his parents and as a result becoming homeless. All Kurt ever wanted to was to be like everyone else, but he wasn\'t like everyone else. He managed to over come these difficulties in life, as well as many others and went on to be the most influential figures in popular music during the early 90\'s. Li
Mark McGwire In a nation that forever demands bigger, more, better, faster, Mark McGwire is now a name, and an event, to be remembered. On September 7, 1998, McGwire secured himself a place in baseball history when he broke Roger Maris’s 37-year old record of 61 home runs in a single season. This recent accomplishment should not be diminished in anyway, shape, or form, because of his use of muscle-building supplements. Like many other athletes, McGwire takes pills before he works out in order to
Erik Erickson This study I have done has taken into consideration the work of Erik Erikson who said that we develop in psychosocial stages of development. The process to find young children was very difficult for me but with the permission of their parents I was able to interview them for approximately 45 minutes. The first person I interviewed, I will call Jim. Jim is an eight-year-old boy who is very active, and seems well supported by his parents. The first question I asked Jim was who is b
The United States Air Force Academy The United States Air Force Academy is a public, coeducational military institution of the higher learning. It is one of the five United States military service academies, which train young men and women for military careers. The Academy is an agency of the Department of the Air Force. It stands on an 18,000-acre site in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Air Force Academy is just one option for young men and women in be
Jackie Robinson Throughout history many different minority groups have been discriminated against. Although some of these minority groups are hated many members of these groups continue to make positive contributions to American society that help shape our country. One of these individuals is Jackie Robinson. His influence on the game of baseball has set standards for all of baseball fans to admire. The message he made Americans realize is that Blacks are just as capable of doing things as white
Baseball What is love? Love is a passion that you have inside that keeps you going on each day with a smile and forces you to get out of bed in the morning. People love everything from pets, parents, siblings, grandparents to sports. To quote a legend, Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world. There are two things that I have loved since I was born, my parents and baseball. Legends such as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Willie Mays led the way for modern icons such as Len
Sports People all over the world, of all body styles, sizes, races and backgrounds occupy their time and gain physical fitness through games and activities referred to as sports. From professional leagues around the world, school sports, and neighborhood games, fun and strategy come together to form a worldwide phenomenon that has come to be loved. Whether your watching them or participating in them, sports have touched a part of everyone\'s lives. Since the development of the People\'s Republic
Steroids and Sports Anabolic steroids are used by all kinds of people not just football players. In most sports there are athletes that take steroids to increase there performance. Athletes have bin taking synthetic steroids since the turn of the century to increase there performance, have bigger muscles mace and also make them self more aggressive. Medical and scientific liticher on steroids indicates that synthetic steroids do not work but it is hard to prove it, because they can not use lager
Paintballing Have you ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be in a combat situation without putting your life in danger? Have you ever wanted to see how it felt to be a sniper in the trees but never wanted to join the armed forces? Well if you answered yes, maybe you should look into paintballing. The sport of paint balling is only 15 years old, but since it started it has become recognized as one of the world’s most exciting outdoor sports. Paintball is a sport played by all people. It is a sp
Niels Henrik David Bohr Born: 7 Oct 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark Died: 18 Nov 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark Niels Bohr studied at the University of Copenhagen which he entered in 1903. He won a gold medal from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences for his theoretical analysis of vibrations of water jets as a means of determining surface tension. He received his Master\'s degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1909 and his doctorate in 1911 with a thesis Studies on the electron theory of metals.
Therapy Millions of people around the world are living with pain that could be prevented with the use of alternative therapies. As a result many of these people use harmful or ineffective drugs and surgeries in an attempt to cure their ailments. With a steady schedule of massage therapy, acupuncture, and healthy foods, people can lead a healthy and invigorating life without drugs or surgery. During the time of the ancient Roman gladiators, massage therapy was used to treat everything from headac
The Best of a Bad Situation Jamie Hoard English 1302.09 Maradee Kern October 22, 1998 Essay #4 I live in an apartment, and I detest it for its disadvantages. I have friends who live in dorm rooms, and I have seen what it is like to live in a dorm. I would prefer it as a college student. If I had the choice of trading evenly with them, I would do it in a minute. I believe weighing the advantages and disadvantages of living in either, points to living in a dorm room. Especially since I am a colleg
Human Growth and Development Tyler Selk Reflection Paper (EC) March 1, 1999 Through my early childhood years of my life, I, like all kids, was different in many ways. Children experience many changes through their early childhood years. What kids experience during the early childhood years offer foundation to what type of citizens they will become. Some kids might have relatives who are about the same age, but at this age, most children first encounter with other boys and girls of the same age.
Advertising Great products make for great advertising campaigns and the National Fluid Milk Processors definitely have both. The milk mustache advertising campaign has reached epic proportions. The advertisements are now collected and traded by American youth, the news media has been proclaiming its effectiveness, and the ads have become the source of comical relief from comedians like Jay Leno and David Lettermen. The New York Times and USA Today each have proclaimed that this advertising campa
Health: Sports Medicine December 30, 1997 Participation in athletics is both an enjoyable pastime and a part of keeping physically and mentally fit. Some individuals may only be interested in general conditioning and weight loss, while others may want specific exercises for certain events. Regardless of the activity, risks are always involved, and today\'s physician must be able to not only treat the various injuries that arise , but also offer counsel on a wide range of other interrelated subje
Michael Jordan Over the years many athletes have broken records, played there hearts out, won championships but yet to achieve sportsmanship or any ethic from there mistakes. I would like to explain to you a couple of athletes who have good ethic and well as bad ethic. A athlete in my opinion that has good ethic is Michael Jordan . He has won 6 championship sand many award but he does’nt rub it in peoples faces and have a bad attitude about it. Michael has good morality in many ways. During game
Should Athletes Be Role Models? In today’s society, we are running out of good citizens for our children to look up to in a positive way. For many years, there have been many controversies surrounding the lifestyles of America’s professional athletes. A great number of children love to play and watch sports every day. An interesting question that comes up frequently is should athletes be role models? For many years athletes have been role models, and I have trouble understanding why they should
Surfing Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have your board glide down the side of a maverick in Maverick Bay? The feel of the water jetting out from under your board, and as you go in the barrel of the wave you feel the light splash of water gently pelt your face. Surfing is not as easy as many pros make it look. You have to learn the fundamentals of the sport to become successful, but before that you need the right equipment. Also surfing is one of the largest sports along any coast w
Political Action Committee The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of which the electorate chooses those men and women who will represent their interests on the local, state and national levels. Of course, this is an oversimplification of the electoral process, which is influenced by a number of different factors having little to do with the voice of the people. Among those influences are the reaction of the mass media to any particular issue or candidate, the ability
Funny How Things Change In the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, a boy named Gene visits his high school 15 years after graduating in order to find an inner peace. While attending the private boys school during the second World War, Gene\'s best friend Phineas died and Gene knows he was partially responsible. Phineas, or Finny as he was sometimes called, was the most popular boy in school. He was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. Gene, on the other hand, was a lonely, self-suffic
Depression Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting 340 million people in the world today, accounting for a full 10% of productive years lost throughout the world. About half of all cases of depression are unrecognized and untreated. About 10-15% of all depressed people take their own lives. No one is immune to depression – it occurs in people of all social classes, all countries and all cultural settings. At least one in fifty children under the age of 12 and one in twent
Sports It was the last football game of Johnny Wonder’s high school career, and little did he know, it would be the best but scariest game of his life. The friendship between Johnny and his best friend, Ted Blockman, was inalienable. No matter what happened, they were always there for each other. They were always competing and pushing each other to the next level. The one thing they had in common was martial attitude on the football field. Johnny was the star quarterback and Ted was an offensive
Dwight David Eisenhower Dwight David Eisenhower was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, and named David Dwight Eisenhower, although he was known as Dwight David. In 1891 the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where three more sons were born. It was a typical small town, located on the prairie in the middle of the nation. In high school he was an athletic star, excelling as an outfielder in baseball and a tackle in football. Sports were his obsession, to the exclusion of any other diversion. He was onl
What Happened in Little Rock, Arkansas 1957-1959? After slavery, little by little, blacks were gaining their rights and equality. Even so, African Americans were considered equal but separate. Most whites believed that the white race is superior to black and that the races should be separated (Kluger 83). During 1950s, racism became a main national concern. Civil rights organizations, such as National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) pressured the courts to take actions
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games, an international sports competition, are held once every four years at a different site, where athletes from different nations compete against each other in a wide variety of sports. There are two classifications of Olympics, the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Through 1992 they were held in the same year, but beginning in 1994 they were rescheduled so that they are held in alternate even-numbered years. For example, the Winter Olympics were held in
American History Timeline I. The Prohibition Experiment A. Eighteenth Amendment 1. Abolished alcohol 2. Popularity a) Popular- Midwest and South b) Unpopular- East B. Prohibitionists 1. Naive 2. Hostile C. Questionable Conditions 1. Many wanted to violate law just to violate it 2. Wanted a repeal 3. Speakeasies were constructed to drink in without being caught D. Home brew & Bathtub Gin 1. became increasingly popular 2. less liquor was consumed in the days before the amendment II. The Golden A
Title IX In 1972, Title IX became the law that gave all women an equal opportunity in athletics. Women would, form this day on, be given all of the things that men had already had for several years. This includes sporting facilities, uses of equipment, equal scholarship availability, etc. This law would change the way women in America look at athletics, and would increase the number of participants. The law has brought women a long way but there is still some controversy over law. Many men\'s co
Tennessee Williams Written By who cares Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the son of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina (Dakin) Williams. His father, Cornelius, was a traveling salesman who traveled constantly, and moved his family several times during the first decade of Williams’ life. For the first seven years of Williams’ life, he, his mother, and his sister Rose lived with Mrs. Williams father, the Episcopalian clergyman. Cornelius
Violence in Sports Brian Torres Ms. DiCenso BLW-3A1 Apr. 12, 1999 Should a Player Who Intentionally Injuries Another Player be Subjected to Criminal Actions Violence has increased in sports, especially in those sports that involve body contact such as hockey and football. For many years, violence in sport was considered the level of and the spirit itself determined the level of violence. Violence has escalated to the point where players deliberately provoke fights to excite the crowd. A player w
Drug Abuse on Athletes How do you stop drug abuse? There are some athletes who are effected by this and need help. There can be a number of solutions to this problem and everyone seems to have a different opinion and point of view about it. One solution can be to actually reward the athletes with bonuses or benefits who do not abuse drugs. Another solution can be stricter punishments for athletes who are caught outside their playing field abusing drugs. A final solution would be for the profes
Income Through the years, gambling has become America\'s pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establis
Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry will always occur in a household of more than one child whether through comparison, fighting, jealousy, or by other means. Parents and children both contribute to the rivalry. It will occur on a daily, weekly, and even an hourly basis. Sibling rivalry may become difficult and annoying to parents, but they must deal with it day after day. In definition, sibling rivalry is when one sibling or more compete with one another or try to emulate each other .Rivalry is dif
Japan The leading industrial state of Eastern Asia and of the non-Western world, Japan rivals the most advanced economic powers of the West. It rose rapidly from a crushing military defeat in World War II to achieve the fastest-growing economy of any major country in the postwar period. Today only the United States out produces it, although the industrialization of China poses a strong challenge. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 launched Japan onto the road of modernization. The Japanese skillfully
Insanity Many people think that the two assailants didn\'t know what they were doing. They were insane. They were just shooting. They didn\'t care who they shot at. This one guy considered himself with the Nazis, and listened to a Techno-Nazi band. He was into combat more than anybody else. Harris and Klebold were part of an outcast group called the Trenchcoat Mafia. They wore black and spoke German to each other. They believed their choice of Adolf Hitler\'s birthday for the attack was no coi
Genetics When you finish this article, you\'ll be older than when you started it! That\'s because growing older is a gradual, life-long process. Aging starts at the moment you are born. How old is old? You may think you\'re young, but someone your age is old to a baby brother or sister. The longest human life span -- the length of time between birth and death -- isn\'t more than 120 years, and hasn\'t changed much over the course of history. But life expectancy -- the average length of time a pe
Advertising Advertising successfully in today\'s society takes a general understanding of how to target your audience and convince them to invest im the product. Any profit seeking business will invest a large sum of money into advertisement, hoping to make more in return. However, in order to accomplish this, the advertiser, or speaker of the ad must aim for the readers interests in order to grab their attention. In Sports Illustrated\'s College Football Preview Issue, several ads pertain to
Language Language is the basis to all cultures in the world, today. Whether it is in writing, sign language, or body language, it is a must in every civilization. Language is perceived differently through the male and female genders. Many forms of sexist language have been identified into three forms - language that ignores women, language the defines women narrowly, and language that depreciates women . Women have been iscriminated for years. This all strings back to when the female was thought
Physical Fitness Wellness centers, health clubs, gyms and spas are all dedicated to overall fitness and well being. Day in and day out, people across the country participate in workout routines, aerobics classes and various types of exercises in any one of these facilities. In the Lafayette area, three of the most popular fitness clubs to attend are Red Lerille’s, Shades for women, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. For this assignment all three of these facilities were contacted f
Remember What\'s Important By Rachel Long Coaches\' responsibilities as role models are brought to life through real situations that confront them on and off the field, providing a healthy balance between the playful side of sports and the seriousness of competition. Coaches should help their athletes develop respect for opponents, teammates, officials, and rules of the game. Coaches should be reminded to give kids the most positive environment possible within which to learn and enjoy competitio
Nutrition Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body uses it. All living things need food to live. The food supplies energy, which people need to perform certain actions. Food also provides substances that the body needs to build and repair its tissues and to regulate its organs and organ systems. Food provides certain chemical substances needed in order for a person to maintain good health. These chemical substances are called nutrients. Nutrients can perform three important
Video Game Violence Critics are obsessed with the esthetics of video game violence. The debate about increasing levels of realism in computer games is an adding to the debate. Video game violence has even entered the political arena. Are violent video games targeting the youth of America? Is violence in video games the way the industry does business? The answer to this question is no. Violent games are just a small corner of the market that is annually targeted by politicians. Advances of comput
The Ford Mustang The U.S. is a land of people on the move. When the Mustang was introduced it was an instant sucess. The Mustang appealed to a wide variety of people. Sports car lovers liked the sporty look, young drivers liked the four-on-the-floor and bucket seat options, and women liked the interior and the convertible. This car had a wide range of options for just about everyone. And finally, the Mustang came with and affordable price. The Mustang was presented to the public on April 17, 1
Spanish Essay Les médias est une force puissante qui forment et renforce des attitudes de la communauté. Les images de médias vendent une valeur, des styles de vie et la croyance. Les vidéos de musique, les films, t.v. montre et les nouvelles dépeignent des actes violents contre des femmes d’une mode moins qu’humaine. Les médias tendent à regarder une pièce d’un corps de la femme plutôt que la personne entière. Un exemple et Barbie. Barbie est devenu un graphisme important pour de jeunes filles
Bicycles About two years ago, I was looking into buying a new bicycle. My current bicycle was a beat up beach cruiser, and I really wanted a new mountain bike. So, I went down to the bookstore and bought an issue of a mountain biking magazine. In it, I found an article about Billie Joe Becoat and his new invention, the two wheel drive bicycle. They touted it as the first major bike innovation in 70 years. After reading that piece, I thought it was a great idea (I also wondered why I hadn\'t th
Steroids & Sports Anabolic steroids are used by all kinds of people not just football players. In most sports there are athletes that take steroids to increase there performance. Athletes have bin taking synthetic steroids since the turn of the century to increase there performance, have bigger muscles mace and also make them self more aggressive. Medical and scientific liticher on steroids indicates that synthetic steroids do not work but it is hard to prove it, because they can not use lager a
Jesse Owens Jesse Owens is a hero to many for his courage, ethics, and triumphs. Maya Angelou, the famous American poet, best explained what a hero gives us as individuals in her poem, Extravagant Spirits Without their fierce devotion We are fragile and forlorn, Stumbling briefly, among the stars. We and our futures belong to them Exquisitely, our beliefs and our Breaths are made tangible in their love. By their extravagant spirits, they draw us From the safe borders And into the center of the c