Stanford University I. Introduction A. Stanford was founded by Leland Stanford B. My purpose is to persuade you that Stanford University is the best institution in the nation. C. Stanford is the best university in the United States due to: 1. Its reputation for one of the best educational programs in the nation. 2. Its top of the line students 3. Its award winning facility 4. Its tradition in sports and student activities II. Body A. Stanford has a reputation for having one of the best educatio
Is the Death Penalty Right or Wrong? The idea of putting another human to death is hard to completely fathom. The physical mechanics involved in the act of execution are easy to grasp, but the emotions involved in carrying out a death sentence on another person, regardless of how much they deserve it, is beyond my own understanding. I know it must be painful, dehumanizing, and sickening. However, this act is sometimes necessary and it is our responsibility as a society to see that it is done. O
Mohandas Gandhi was born the youngest son of his father, Karamchand Gandhi's, fourth wife, Putlibai, in a small village in western India called Porbandar. He grew up in a strict Hindu household, for his father was the chief minister, or dewan, of the town. Although Karamchand was not well educated, he was a good leader and politician. His mother, Putlibai was a very religious housewife, and spent most of her time at home or in the temple. She spent much of her time caring for the large family,
Creatine: Miracle Supplement or Dangerous Drug Shawn, an 18 year old football player, is looking though a Sports Illustrated at next year’s college recruiting list, hoping that he might see his name in one of the top spots. He is turning the pages when he sees a picture of Brady Anderson, shirtless. Shawn was thinking if he could grow muscles that big, he would be a top recruit for sure. If only there was some kind of pill he could take to make him that big, he would have no more worries. There
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literatur
Unlike professional basketball and American football, interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe. Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust "America's Pastime" into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game, cricket bein
LASERS: THE TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY By Phil Long Zap! Storm troopers attempt to overtake the corvette above Zorgon 4 with their blaster rifles. Zap, zap! Their rifles blazing they kill almost all of the crew. While the technology existed a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we lack the technology today to zap today. The closest we come today to the blaster rifle is a laser pointer. The laser, when it first came out, was not cheap by any means. They retailed for hundreds of dollars. Toda
Outline I. Introduction and Basics about Anabolic Steroids A. Description of what steroids are B. Description of what anabolic steroids do C. Basics on how steroids can be acquired II. The History of Steroids A. Brief description of when steroids started B. Brief description of why steroids started C. Brief description of when steroids became a problem D. Brief description of why steroids became a problem III. Affects of Steroids A. Why people use steroids B. Seven negatives for men using stero
The way our government treats African-Americans has improved over the years. Especially during the period of time following the Civil War when the end of slavery came. The prejudice behaviors of some of the American population did not end with last gun shot of the Civil War though. Throughout the years our country has bore trough since the conclusion of the war there has been traces of racism everywhere. It has been witnessed in our California riots via Rodney King and it has been seen in such
Few will argue that the most influential and widely read Elizabethan poet and playwright is William Shakespeare. Though not much is known about the man, a few inferences can be made about his lifetime. Mary Shakespeare, William’s mother, bore him on April 23, 1564. William grew up in the town of Stratford- on- Avon and enjoyed a prominent upbringing with his three brothers and two sisters. However, when William reached thirteen, John Shakespeare, his father, began to fall into debt and lose his
Creatine Monohydrate In the world of sports and athletics there are many different ways that athletes, both professional and amateur, try to train harder and become stronger and improve their skills. Many methods of training include taking many different nutritional supplements and “weight gainers”. One supplement that has been popular in the recent years is creatine monohydrate, or just creatine. Creatine is a controversial nutritional supplement, having both advantages and disadvantages to it
COLLEGE SELECTION Every high school student has dreams of going to college. It seems like it is the cool thing to do. All the teachers tell kids to go to college, because they must be prepared for the future. So, all the kids want to get in on the action. It is not enough to want to go to college. One must prepare for it by getting good grades and working hard. Once this is done, kids must make a final decision as to the college they want to go to. Picking a college is tough. Several questions
In the book ,Night Kites, by M.E Kerr, there is a secret learned by the main character, Erick, which has a great affect on the story’s outcome. Erick has always been proud of his older brother Pete. He always idolized Pete for his good looks and sports ability. His older brother was always there to give him advice. Erick also recognized in his brother the fact that he was a “loner”, who didn’t conform to everyone’s expectations. Even so, Pete seemed happy with his life, and Erick looked up to h
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 Dartmo
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 give him a
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 best friend wa
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 whites are, and any
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 Lenny Dykst
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 of Chin
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 sport where wo
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 headaches to
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.
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 campaign was in
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
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
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 with man
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 of that candidate to artic
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 twen
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 on
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, 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 1994 and the Summ
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 Age of Gangsterism A. Crim
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
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 who intentionally i
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 profe
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 skillfull
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 coinc
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 person
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 the purchasin
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 to be l
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 for information r
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 competition
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 compu
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, 1964. Some people
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 au-dessus du
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 thought of
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 center ring
PART TWO TRADE IN GOODS Chapter Three National Treatment and Market Access for Goods •Section A - National Treatment •Section B - Tariffs •Section C - Non-Tariff Measures •Section D - Consultations ----------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Article 300: Scope and Coverage This Chapter applies to trade in goods of a Party, including: (a) goods covered by Annex 300-A (Trade and Investment in the Automotive Sector), (b) goods covered by Annex 300-B (Textile and Appar
“The breeze is quite chilly on this Sunday morning as I sip my milk in a swimsuit on a sidewalk off of a crowded New York street.” This doesn’t sound like the place to be drinking a glass of milk, let alone to be standing with hardly any clothes on. But in a certain advertisement placed by the National Fluid Milk Processor Board, this is the situation represented in the picture. Not only the lack of clothes and the familiar scene of New York Times Square promote the milk, but the beautiful, you