By: Chris Pobst Boston Latin is one of America's premier public schools. On February 14, 1998, Sarah Wessmann applied to this school and was rejected along with ten other white candidates. Sarah could handle the fact that she was not accepted but she couldn't accept the fact that ten black, and Latin students were accepted over her when they scored lower on the entrance exam. Her mother sued the school for reverse discrimination and won. Her daughter was accepted and the school had to scrap a p
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st
If you could have been any one person in history who would you choose? Why? If I could have been any person in history I would have been the person who invented surfing or one of the people in the group of people who invented surfing. The person or people who invented surfing definitely made a major impact on surfing. They invented the best sport in history and surfing has developed more into a lifestyle now than a sport. Along with surfing comes many branches of the sport including: longboardi
Just a Mood . . . or Real Depression? How Do You Really Feel? Check off the ones that fit you. Top of Form 1 You feel sad a lot, and it doesn't go away. You feel guilty; you think that you're no good; you have no confidence. You lose interest in ordinary pleasures like music, sports, friends, or having fun. Most of the time you'd rather be left alone. You feel restless or tired most of the time. You're a nonstop partier, constantly moving around. You get unrealistic ideas about the great things
Instant global radio, or Web radio, is the latest manifestation of the Internet’s multimedia successor, the World Wide Web. Improved technology and content are turning Web radio into a mass medium. (Hickman 30) The Web radio concept is mainly underlined by the concept of Webcasting, or broadcasting station content over the Internet. Online users who visit the Web pages of Webcasting stations can find archived and live audio covering news, business, sports, and many different types of music. (Th
^^^^^^^^^^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 quick growth a
In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50. Furthermore, my grandfather, on my dad’s side of the family, has also had triple bi-pass heart surgery from a heart attack he has had recently. Here, I present information from
"I love this business," exults Robert Kaynes Jr., vice president of sales (and grandson of the founder) at Bron Shoe, the Columbus, Ohio-based company responsible for putting millions of pairs of bronzed baby shoes on bookshelves in the homes of loving parents across America for the past 75 years. "It may sound schmaltzy" Kaynes concedes, "but it's a schmaltzy business. We're selling sentiment." Still, how do you market a memory? For companies like Hallmark, FTD, Bron Shoe, and others in the "se
Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed My name is “Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed”. “Sanay Muhammad” means, “praise of Muhammad” (peace be upon him) and “Umar” after second caliph of Islam. Saeed is my family name. I belong to noble and mediocre family. The wealth of my family is education that can’t be stolen. I have two elder brothers. One is doctor and other has mastered in computer science. My father is employed in N.D.C. Before coming to COMSATS boarding, I have been living in Wah Cantt since my birth on Dec
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight’s Early Life Dwight D. Eisenhower was the third son of David and Ida Stover Eisenhower. He was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, and named David Dwight Eisenhower, although many knew him as Dwight David. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower was brought up. He was the third of seven sons. Their family called all him and his older brothers “Ike”, Eisenhower was known as “Little Ike”. In his high school years, he was known to excel in sports due t
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century. In doing so, he also created a mythological hero in himself that captivated not only serious literary critics but the average man as well. In a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widow
Allen Iverson 1 Allen Iverson, earning rights to be named one of the best NBA players of his time by winning numerous awards such as Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP, and All-Star Game MVP, has been turned away from the game of basketball and has become a self-obsessed, egotistical player who cares only about his public image in the public spotlight. His public image is one of a troubled child who escaped his troubled childhood through basketball and the NBA. Iverson’s image of a street kid who made
International Music Tour Summary The aim of this project was to produce a project plan for an international music tour spanning over six destinations. As a result a report has been compiled planning the project in detail, consisting of several elements. The proposed project was divided into several key elements that where completed by individual members of the project team. The project consisted of the following elements; Project description: Included detailed specifications and aims for the pro
Financial Accounting Content Page Tasks Page No Stakeholders 4Internal and external stakeholders interested in the business 4Why should I keep records? 5-6The Importance of Keeping Accurate Accounts 5-6Reasons for keeping accurate records of your income and expenses 6Books Of Original Entry 7Purchases Day Book 7Sales Day Book 7Sales Returns Day Book 7Ledgers 8The sales ledger 8The Purchases Ledger 8General/Nominal Ledger 8Cash-Books 8The Trail Balance 8Trading, Profit And Loss Account 9Trading a
Dorothea Dix Monday 15/03/04 Dorothea Dix was born in Hamden Maine April 4, 1802, and she died July 18 1887. She was 85 years old when she died .She has two brothers and one sisters. she was born in little hut .No father her mother visit Dorothea’s grandparents who he lives in boston .Dorothea has a new life she have her own bedroom..When Dorothea has seven years old she going to school. When Dorothea was twenty years old, she decided to write a book called Conversation on common things which sh
European Herald TribuneI. Abstract T his project presents a concise detailed analysis of a prospective business plan for an innovative new newspaper known as the European Herald Tribune (EHT), which will be in affiliation with the widely read and respectable International Herald Tribune (IHT). The main goal of the EHT is to become “Europe’s Newspaper.” In order to achieve this thorough research has been conducted on the various aspects that may affect the establishment and the possible future su
General Motors Case Analysis RUNNING HEAD: General Motors Case Analysis General Motors: Cadillac Case Analysis Situation Analysis In 1986, Lloya Reuss, who was the Executive Vice President of all North America car operations for General Motor (GM), set new goals for GM to achieve because the task before Reuss was an ominous one. In 1959, when Reuss joined General Motors, GM and Cadillac had huge changed. Also, during that time, the U.S. auto market belonged to the three domestic producers (GM, F
Hexcel Schewbel Given the opportunity, I studied the International business involvement of a local corporation. I decided to study the company by the name of Hexcel Schwebel. Hexcel Schwebel is known as one of the world’s leading advanced structural materials company. Located in Anderson, South Carolina; Hexcel is known according to their website, as the largest US producer of carbon fiber. Not only that, Hexcel is also one of the world’s largest weavers of structural fabrics. Also among titles
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
Nike, Inc. Nike: The Beginnings The Nike Corporation originated from two sources, Bill Bowerman's quest for lighter, more durable racing shoes for his Oregon runners, and Phil Knight's search for a way to make a living without having to give up his love of athletics . Their ideas and actions within Nike have radically changed the way sports, business, and popular cultures interact. This influence is seen best through the history of Nike's formation in its beginning years. The concept that would
Report the problems at Reliant Cars Ltd. Date: 19/09/03 The Reliant Car Company was formed in 1935 when a former works manager from Raleigh built the first prototype model. The Reliant’s engine was continually changing because the designer, T.L Williams, was trying out new ones. Eventually the car got its very own engine based on the Austen 7’s engine. Reliant continued to produce their vehicles throughout the Second World War, until 1940 when they had to use the machines to make parts towards t
Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sony’s first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes
THE OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING The role OFT is to: - Identify trading practices which are against consumer interests - Put these right, wherever possible - Regulate the provision of consumer credit - Investigate and remedy activities by industry and commerce which are against the interest of consumers such as fixing prices or limiting supply of an item The OFT also produces a consumer magazine called Fair Trading Explanation - The Office of Fair Trading investigates activities such as fixing prices
Aggression: Is It Caused Genetically Or Socially? Behavior intended to harm is the definition of aggression. When people talk about aggression, they are talking about something normal and humane, but do they really know what causes it? Do they know that there are many types of it? Chances are most people will experience one form of aggression or another in their lifetime. Aggression can be experienced by any individual, but mostly it is inflicted upon others by males. Usually, the recipients of
Argumentative Essay The grand final should be played at the MCG. It always has and deserves to stay that way. The grand final is a yearly tradition, just as Christmas and New Year are, you can’t bend tradition to suit other people. The Jews don’t let their beliefs interfere with Christmas for other people. The tradition of Honica is as important to them as Christmas is to Christian people. The MCG has the largest capacity, and considering the grand final is such a huge event, the largest capacit
Australian Identity Brotherhood was never like it; friendship is not the word; but deep in that body of marching men the soul of a nation stirred so wrote Banjo Paterson in his poem Australia Today 1916 . The word identity has a significant meaning in the contemporary world. It means more than being an independent nation or a geographical location. It is something deeper and more complex, which is concerned with the lifestyle, thoughts, faith, arts, sport, and how we respond cross-culturally to
Boxing, Doctors-Round Two Boxing often called “the manly art of self-defense”, which is a sport in which two competitors try to hit each other with their glove-encased fists while trying to avoid each other’s blows in a ring. It has been in existence and evolved from other forms of fighting for a long time. This game has become very popular in most of the countries because it is stimulating, so there are a lot of people like to watch it. However boxing is considered as a violent nature by some o
Brave New World Literary Essay 1 Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a futuristic story of a dystopian society that has rid itself of instability through science and politics, as well as the sacrifice of certain cultural values. Although the concept of this new world seems ideal, the author portrays it cynically. His ideas of progress, science and politics are reflected negatively in the novel as their employment in the society cause the sacrifice of such themes as religion, history, and freedom.
Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the
Micheal Jordan vs. Vince Carter In today's society, athletes are inevitably compared to one another, especially basketball players. It seems that every time a young player enters the NBA and demonstrates above average talent or has one spectacular game he is dubbed the next Michael Jordan. Vince Carter is one of those players, however his comparison to Michael has very few resemblance. There are numerous similarities between Carter and Jordan, however Carter has yet to prove himself the next Mic
English Oral Essay A Women's Premier League soccer game was called off on Sunday after a player was told, she could not play unless she removed her Muslim headscarf. A referee refused to start the game until South Melbourne player Afifa Saad took off her hijab (a Muslim head scarf). The sports fanatic, in her fourth season with South Melbourne, always plays in a white Muslim scarf and long track pants under her team shorts. It was the first time she had been asked to remove her hijab. She simpl
Fahrenheit 451 Ignorance. Censorship. In every time such things have been taken in some , but in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the levels are taken to extreme amounts. Occuring in the future, ignorance and laziness have taken hold of humanity and turned it into a bitter shell of what it once was. The main reasons for the circumstances of the future are the lack of books, as in this future society books are not only illegal but burned. Further adding irony is that these books, as well as the hou
Grand Final It was the Grand Final day for my basketball season as I sat in the car, a little bewildered ad a bit dumbfounded. My dad and I were off to the greatest basketball game in my life. I was always the only bashful boy in my team and was despised of, due to the lack of skill I had. As we made our way to the final, I grew worried and grew tenser, as I the thought of letting my team down dawned on me. We finally arrived, at our destination, The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, which is
National Professional paintball League National Professional paintball League is owned by Lane Wright. During the early ‘90’s more companies began entering the MX market and John began looking to spread his interests towards a completely unheard of sport called “Paintball”. There goggle systems became the first mandatory safety equipment for this new sport, they were much smaller and cruder than the systems of today’s players, but they provided the essential safety needed to play this extremely
Reflections on the Self English 101 3 February, 2004 Growing up is probably one of the few invariables in life that we all must go through. This process might take a little longer for some, but the experience of getting older can be difficult. The road to adulthood and maturity can be tough and often is, but it is this path that we take that formulates all of our learning and growth experiences. If growing up wasn’t hard enough, we also have to deal with other people who are growing up as well.
Steroids Use in Sports Author’s Note The reason I chose the topic of Steroids used in sports is because I am an athlete and I have always been curious as to why athletes feel the need to use an illegal drug just to get a slight edge on the competition. I already knew or had an idea of what steroids where, I just didn’t know who used them, why people used them, the effects they had overall on your body, and what sports where they banned in. My original feelings about the subject was that I was ve
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
The Decade of the 1950’s The decade of the 1950’s are usually known as time of peace and conformity. It was a time when ideals of youth were cherished, kids did not cause too much trouble, and it was a good and peaceful time to live, for the most part. In the 1950’s, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy led an anti-communist crusade. This was during a time when America feared communism because of the tension between the U.S. and Soviet Union. McCarthy claimed to have a list of two hundred and five
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920’s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsby’s tragic life, especially Gatsby’s love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t
Basketball There is a sport I really love, that is basketball. I love playing and watching. I think it is the best sport there is. Basketball is not only a fun and competitive sport; it is also very healthy sport. I first started playing basketball in the third grade. At the time, I was very chubby and not very athletic. One day at the park, I saw some teenagers playing a game and was instantly grasped into their game. The jumping and shooting attracted me instantly. The beautiful and aesthetica
To Conform Not To Conform 1: to be similar or identical; also: to be in agreement or harmony — used with to or with I feel that conformity is a waste of time, and I believe in most coses it disguises who you really are. In the Middle Ages, many nonconformists were popularly labeled as witches, whether they had anything to do with witchcraft or not. The practice has not changed that much since then, except that we do not burn these people at the stake. When conformists feel uncomfortable in the
1920s 3/14/04 Rising out of the trenches of World War I, the United States enjoyed innovations in the arts and entertainment and the quick fortunes that could be made in business, all of which were elements of the so-called “roaring twenties”. The fervor for reform of the progressive era was all but dead by the turn of the decade, but its remnants affected the culture that followed. The art, music and literature of the time expressed both the disillusionment of the recent past along with hope fo
Childhood Depression Our kids are depressed? It’s little wonder: Parents don’t take the time to engage their children anymore. Football practice, ballet, soccer, basketball, guitar, after school clubs, work, and numerous other activities are what now replace “free play” in the lives of many children. Gone are the days when children were expected to spend hours outside playing with the neighborhood kids, riding bikes to the park, staying out all day with the exception of coming in for meals or ba
Final Paper The expansion of Europe during the 19th century is said to be difficult to analyze and explain conevingly because it was unplanned and chaotic. Modern Europe was constructed in the nineteenth century. Moreover, most of the social, economic, and political forces unleashed from 1815 to 1914 are the same ones that shape our own time. Urbanization, mass entertainment, industrial capitalism, modern liberalism, socialism, and nationalism all developed in the 19th century. Following the Fi
The History of Tennis Tennis players are better conditioned and far stronger than they were 20 or 30 years ago. But the athletes have changed far less than the racket technology. Compared to today's composite frames and Kevlar strings, rackets made of wood or the metal T2000 (popularized by Jimmy Connors) look like they should hang in a natural history museum. Modern rackets are significantly bigger and stronger than old models, yet weigh half as much. No wonder a former technical director of th
War World II Interview Me: What is your name? Andrew: Andrew Rutherford Me: How old were you when you got drafted? Andrew: I was drafted at the age of 20 Me: Where did you live at the time? Andrew: I lived in Shreveport, Louisiana at the time. Me: Were you married at the time? Andrew: No, I lived with my mother and she wanted me to get married soon, but then the war came. Me: Did you have any family in the war? Andrew: Yes my brother was in the war with me, but he was not stationed with me. Me:
Life in the 1900’s Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn't offer any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern convienences wer
A Dream of a Lifetime February 13, 2004 Eng 111 Literary Analysis In “The Hector Quesadilla Story” from the book “Greasy Lakes,” T.C. Boyle writes about an old-timer baseball player whose life-long dream to become a big leaguer never becomes a reality. The story describes how a Mexican ballplayer looks forward to the day when he can show the world he can still “play the game” despite his old age. In the end, the character imagines his last game will be his greatest. The book has a sad ending bec
James Longstreet James Longstreet was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, January 18 1821, and was the fifth of eleven children. His father, whom he was named after, died when he was 12 years old. His mother moved twice afterward, once to Augusta, Georgia, and then to a nearby city Huntsville. His uncle, Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, watched after their Longstreet. James liked to pass the time by hunting, fishing and horseback riding. In his early age he had dreams of becoming a soldier and
Olympic Speech Essay Every four years for over 1100 years, from 776 BC to 393 AD, thousands of people ceased all warfare and flocked to a small sanctuary in northwestern Greece for five days in the late summer for a single reason -- to witness the Olympic Games. During that time, competitors from all over the Greek world competed in a number of athletic events and worshipped the gods at the sanctuary of Olympia. The athletes competed not for money or material goods, but only for the honor of bei