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I Too Am America
I Too Am America
I, Too, Am America by kooshla America, the melting pot of the world, and yet its different races have so much trouble melding together. According to statistics, in all probability, I have a higher chance than any other race teenager of not graduating from high school. By stereotype, all I do is eat fried chicken, sell drugs, and play basketball. In society, I might work twice as hard as the next man and not get the promotion. I am a part of the percentage who chooses to defy the probability, br
All-American Boy
All-American Boy
All-American Boy By: Eng. 102 Section 5541 Crapsi Combination Outline Introduction Revue of Sources Body: Thesis: Ronald Dutch Reagan is an elite kind of person that believed in perseverance and hard work and doing what had to be done, even if it meant a low approval rating. I. From Dutch to Ronald II. Hollywood to Governor III. Reaganomics Response Conclusion Works Cited Introduction Somewhere at sometime a philosopher once said, The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who are
Are we civilized
Are we civilized
Are we civilized? We are starting to witness the beginning of a new era. It is full of information and technology, and it will decide how the future is going to be. But despite all our new inventions and ideas that show us how we're better off than the generations before us, have we grown in any other ways? Does being civilized only mean to become more advanced technologically, or does it apply to our moral foundation? It is very obvious that society has developed a lot in learning and technolo
Writing
Writing
Writing My writing is like a Christmas present from your grandmother: itís a guaranteed surprise. No matter what I write, no matter what the topic, time or place, Iím never sure how something is going to turn out. Now, just because itís a surprise doesnít mean that it isnít good. And, just because itís a surprise doesnít mean it isnít an accident either. Werenít Corn Flakes and Penicillin discovered by accident? All Iím trying to say is that every piece of my writing is an adventure: an unusual
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Costa Rica is officially known as the Republic of Costa Rica. It is 19,575 square miles in size and has a population of approximately 3,342,000 people. It is bordered by Panama and Nicaragua. The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose. Its coastal areas are hot and humid and heavily forested. It has a large chain of volcanoes rising over 12,000 feet. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. It is a democratic nation and has no military. Costa Rica has only 3 national newspapers. Hi
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War The United States made the right decision in joining the war efforts of the South Vietnamese. The only mistake was that the U.S. should have done everything in its power to win the war as quickly as possible. The U.S. was obligated by the Truman Doctrine to contain communism. Truly the best way to contain it would be to defeat it. This war was a person changing experience. With all the horrible pain and gore the soldiers had to see and endure, they could never be the people they
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg Final Draft Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), was an American poet, biographer, and balladeer. He was a writer, famous for his free-verse style (Carl Sandburg, 222). He focused on the people and places of modern American life. Sandburg wrote what is regarded as the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was even invited to address the joint session and to be honored, when the houses of Congress came together on Feb. 12, 1959, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lincol
HEROES IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE
HEROES IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE
HEROES, IMAGINATION OR EXISTENCE? Heroes are a product of a societyís perception of someone to be praised and adored. The definition of a hero is dependent on that societyís beliefs, laws and taboos. There are heroes for all ages, and for both men and women. Heroes have had changing roles since man wrote his story, and all have been the embodiment of each society, each civilizationís ideals. The 1990's child sick with visions of hoop dreams, is largely affected by basketball superstar, Michael
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teens, states Dr. Mark S. Gold of Fair Oaks Hospital. It's drinking that harms or endangers the drinker or other people. Drinking and driving is an extremely dangerous form of alcohol abuse. Teenage drinking may cause fights with family and friends, sometimes ending in injuries or death. Loss of coordination and judgment makes drinkers accident prone. Teenage arrests for drunkenness or creating a disturbance a
Death
Death
Death All it takes is five seconds, and it can change your whole perspective about the word Death. Last May a good friend of mine died, after falling off a bicycle. I couldn't comprehend the fact that he was dead for a few hours after my father told me. It seemed to me that just a moment ago I was playing basketball with him. He was only twelve but I knew him since he was very young. Actually he was almost a best friend to me. After his accident he was rushed to the hospital with a coma. Then
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
HISTORY OF BASKETBALL Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of Basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game called duck-on-a-rock outside of his schoolhouse. The game had a purpose to knock a duck off the top of a large rock by throwing another rock at it. Naismith then went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec,Canada. A
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to
The American Basketball Association and the Contributions it Made to Professional Basketball The American Basketball Association had a short and wild life, yet it made great contributions to professional basketball. It increased the level of talent, changed the way the game was played, and produced some of the greatest stars to ever play the game. It also caused an increase in player salaries and turned pro basketball into a financial institution. The ABA was a place for untapped talent to emer
Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Larry Bird One of the greatest basketball players of all time emerged from the small town of French Lick, Indiana. With a population of 2,059 people, around 1,600 of them came to watch the Valley High basketball games, especially the blond-haired shooting whiz with a funny smile named Larry Joe Bird. Following a sophomore season that was shortened by a broken ankle, Bird erupted as a junior. Springs Valley went 19-2 and young Larry became a local celebrity. Generous fans always seemed to be will
Winning Attitude
Winning Attitude
Winning Attitude A winning attitude is being a good sport. People who always brag about winning don't have a winning attitude. Not all people have a winning attitude. Although a lot do. When you play a game and a person always says that they are going to win, then they don't have a winning attitude. When you are playing a game with somebody and both of you play fair then you both have winning attitudes. A winning attitude helps alot in games. Some people only care about winning. Thats not a win
How Dole Could Have Used The Issues To His Advantage
How Dole Could Have Used The Issues To His Advantage
How Dole Could Have Used The Issues To His Advantage In a more or less conservative country, the more or less conservative candidate, Bob Dole, should have been a lock for the presidency; the only problem was President Clinton. Clinton had moved rightward positioning himself between Newt Gingrich's zealous revolutionaries on the right and liberal democratic barons on the left. Clinton's speeches started sounding like a Republican was giving them. Bob Dole had followed the Nixon ideology of going
Juveniles Too Young To Die
Juveniles Too Young To Die
Juveniles: Too Young To Die? By Aaron Dechant English Comp. I A Mr. Keller In 1643 a sixteen year old boy was put to death for sodomizing a cow. Three hundred and fifty years later, sixteen states have legitimized the execution of juveniles. Four of those twelve states have lowered the legal age of execution to twelve. For whatever reasons the death penalty has been supported by the public since this country's existence. In this day and age of increasing violence, both juvenile and adult, it is
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as
Jacky Robinson
Jacky Robinson
Jacky Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia., on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and Mallie Robinson. He grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school and at Pasadena Junior College he showed great athletic skill in track, basketball, football, and baseball. He left school in 1941 and was drafted the following year for Army service during World War II. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945, Jackie Robinson decided to tryout for the Boston Red Sox, but ended up not making
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None Provided8
None Provided8 None Provided8 Michael Jordan was born on January 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has two brothers, is married, and has three kids. He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time (Kornbluth). My focus will be on his hardships, accomplishments, and people who influenced him. First, I would like to touch on some general information about Michael. He wears number 23 on his jersey because he considered it to be
Title Bad As I Wanna Be
Title Bad As I Wanna Be
Title: Bad As I Wanna Be Author: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown # of pages: 258 Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where Dennis Rodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio, Texas where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago, Illinois where Dennis Rodman is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. Character: Dennis Rodman. A pro basketball player who plays for the Chicago B
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player . I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to be the best basketball player in the NBA . Michael is recognized for his spectacular ball handling skills and for his outrageous dunks . He is also the leading scorer in the NBA , and a winner of three NBA most valuable player award in 1988,1991, and 1992 . Jordan was born in Brooklyn , New York , and raised in Wilmington , North Carolina . He accepted a bask
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated sarcastic sports and
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated sarcastic sports and
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated, sarcastic sports and style columnist for The Washington Post. Kornheiserís purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event, but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins (Itís Now an Off-Road Vehicle, November 5, 1996) to his lunch-time experience the other day (In a Real Fix, November 3, 1996). Kornheiserís diction, figurative language, and tone make his columns what they
COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY
COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY
COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent hockey playe
How to Have A
How to Have A
How to Have A Joyous Marriage! by Roderick C. Meredith Here are keys' to help make your marriage special! These insights and tested principles will help you build your marriage into a precious relationship of joy and beauty. HJM4 Edition 1.3, May 1996 This booklet is not to be sold! It has been provided as a free public educational service by the Global Church of God © 1993 GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Editor in Chief Roderick C. Meredith Executive Editor Ray
Power is many things It is the ability to control people in their sayi
Power is many things It is the ability to control people in their sayi
Power is many things. It is the ability to control people in their sayings and/or actions. It is the ability to get whatever you want. Power is a necessary component in any society, otherwise all pandemonium would break loose; leaders must be established. But, when taken to an extreme, power is not good, and pandemonium will break loose. As Lord Acton said, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany. He believed he co
Bob's World
Bob's World
Bob's World Bobby, yelled his mother in a shrill voice. Bobby, you have to get up and go to school today! But mom, I have to work at school and I can't watch TV there, Bob pleaded. Besides I get the lowest marks in my class because the work is so easy that I get bored. Just come and have your breakfast and go to school, she ordered him. As Bob headed towards school, he saw one of his friends skateboarding down the street. Yo Bob, you wanna try my board, man? the youth asked. No tha
Freire expresses much anger toward teaching in our society He tells us
Freire expresses much anger toward teaching in our society He tells us
Freire expresses much anger toward teaching in our society. He tells us repeatedly that the way students are taught in the world should changed. He tells us that teachers make deposits which the students patiently receive, memorize repeat. Therefore if he was to give an assignment today in our English class it would probably be to look at society at a totally different way. Freire's essay would probably have no or very few restrictions. He would give an assignment that would have a person loo
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY
ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY I. Identification A. Kathy Johnson is a 14 year old female, a freshman at Parkway High School, and resides at 789 Parkview Way, Bossier City, LA 70000. II. History of Family A. The subject lives with her biological mother and stepfather. The child's biological father resides in Bossier City as well, but he has not maintained a relationship with the child since he divorced her mother in 1981. The child also has a brother who lives out of state and has no relationship or con
Advertising what is it
Advertising what is it
Advertising, what is it ? Advertisements are methods used to commercialize a product or anything else, such as AA meetings, a garage sale, etc. Advertising is used mainly to influence specific audience or all audiences to buy the product. For example, my product is advertising Reebok and is concentrating on people who play American Football. The advertisement is using the testimonial* method to advertise Reebok. The purpose for advertising is to commercialize a product or anything else to a cer
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom Opening the door and walking in, you strike a gray plastic garbage can with your foot. You then look up to see a waterbed, covered in blankets, across the room. The carpet is grayish, with some sort of swirl design in it. Next to the garbage can is a white plastic clothes basket. This is jammed tight between the garbage can and the desk, which sits near the corner. The tops of the desk are white, but the supports are black. School books cover the bottom shelf, while the next two have mi
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in n
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in n
For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in navy blue blazers with white shirts and a tie going to a beautiful school with ivy covered walls and the game of polo being played in the distance. Oh, and donít forget thoughts of parents with fat wallets and a family trust fund. This is what Gordon Vink, the director of admissions at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, calls the ďHolden Caufield-Catcher in the Rye syndromeĒ(Parker 111), a book about the troubles a boy faces
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado This is a travelers guide to the state of Colorado. Colorado is a unique and interesting place to visit. If the reader would want to go to Colorado, this is the report to read. This report has both statistics and fun things to go and do. Colorado is state of mountains and hills. Colorado is the highest of the states elevation at over 14,000 feet high. Many people visit Colorado each year. Many of the people that visit here are outdoor enthusiasts, skiers, and people just wanting to go
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warriorís only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one mission, which later the wa
A problem has become known and to many they feel that it's about time
A problem has become known and to many they feel that it's about time
A problem has become known and to many, they feel that it's about time that the general public has taken notice. This problem has been a taboo for centuries and in the mid nineties it has chosen to let itself be known, the problem that I am talking about is domestic violence, it has ruined families, and demoralized the victims for years and now because of the trial of the century we finally are allowed to discuss it in detail, without fear of reprisal, now we get to familiarize ourselves with
John S Ward
John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders
The Evaluation of My Coaches
The Evaluation of My Coaches
The Evaluation of My Coaches Throughout my high school basketball career I experienced several different coaches. Every new coach brought a different approach to coaching. The varying techniques of coaching brought about different attitudes and expectations during practices and games. I found that during practice, coaches had either the nice-guy or the drill sergeant approach. They also had different methods of coaching during and after the games. Practices are very important to basketball. If
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin, Jamie, and Steve. The purpose of our trip was to see Justin and his band, Last One Standing, play at his old high school in Colchester. We all met around three oíclock, then piled into Justinís black, Volkswagen GTI, behind the Senators dorm. His car being a little used, it took fifteen minutes to actually be on our way. We put on some fast-paced driving music, a band called INTEGRITY(theyíre a hardcore band), and left the w
Over the past few years I have overcome many challenges But the one th
Over the past few years I have overcome many challenges But the one th
Over the past few years, I have overcome many challenges. But the one that stands out in my mind the most occurred this past summer while I was working as a Counselor-in-Training at Camp Morasha. I, along with 40 other people my age, was assigned to bunks of kids ranging from ages eight to fifteen. I can still remember looking up at the list and seeing that I had been assigned to a bunk of nine and ten year olds. I felt violated because I felt that I deserved a bunk of older kids, not a bunk fu
A hunter walks through the woods stalking an unsuspecting deerBang The
A hunter walks through the woods stalking an unsuspecting deerBang The
A hunter walks through the woods, stalking an unsuspecting deer...Bang! The deer is dead. The hunter walks away feeling good about himself, and happy that he got a deer. Some people think this is wrong. They think that you should not kill animals for sport. It is important that hunting does not become extinct. A good reason for hunting is for food. Many people who hunt can not afford to buy food at the market. Sometimes in order to get food you have to go out and use your own brain and bring ho
Basketball
Basketball
Basketball By Holly Bromeland I started out as a brand new shiny basketball. But since then I have gotten old and worn. I have had a hard life. You donít know how cruel kids can be. I have been through everything. Once I was nearly ran over by a car. One day they left me outside, it was okay for a couple of day but then it started raining. Not just sprinkling weíre talking major downpour. Then the next day the kid sees me and just kicks me in mud. How rude, kids just donít respect their stuff.
Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to
Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to
Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of another character or ca
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent, there w
My College Plan
My College Plan
My College Plan Business Computer Applications 7th Period Sunday, March 30, 1997 Created By: My College Plan At first I never had wanted to go to college because I didnít like school, but now as I get older I realize that I will need a college education to make it in life. So when the question came up what college would I like to go to? I knew right away that I wanted to go to the University of Kentucky. It is the only college that I would ever considering going to, I love this college with a d
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in a
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in a
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II. Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks' way of saluti
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IPro
I.Pro II.Con III. My opinion IV. Bibliography Pro According to N.C.A.A. rules, college athletes are not to receive any windfall from any merchandise sold- even if they are tho only reason people buy it. In other words, even if the merchandise is purchased solely because of an athlete's popularity, that athlete receives no money. For example, how many University of Michigan basketball fans would have bought jerseys with number four on the back if Chris Webber did not wear it first? The student a
In the book Sometimes a Shining Moment Eliot Wiginton had a student th
In the book Sometimes a Shining Moment Eliot Wiginton had a student th
In the book Sometimes a Shining Moment: Eliot Wiginton had a student that talked about a teacher who takes time to recognize students as an individual and not just part of a group. The student went on to say ďI had one particular teacher that I would never forget. Once when the teacher gave back an essay I found that she had complimented my essay, the topic, and even me.Ē I had a teacher that that was just like the teacher that one of the juniors or seniors had. The teacher that I remember the
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Sweet Briar Virginia. This college is highly known for its honors program, science program, and its junior year abroad program. Sweet Briar believes that women are vastly underrepresented in the areas of math, engineering and sciences, their number one priority is preparing women for careers in these fields. Sweet Briarís students consist of about 600 women representing more then 40 states and 15 different countries
The Missed Fly Ball
The Missed Fly Ball
The Missed Fly Ball Final Draft It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good luck, so the ball w
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential En
William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering). Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy His Life, His Style, His Books by Adam Salvo English 11, Period 5 Mrs. Bruno March 14, 1996 Vampire, Vampire! The CIC talker said aboard Ticonderoga. We have numerous incoming missiles. Weapons free.1 Tom Clancy, the best modern fiction writer, and probably, one of the all time best. Above was an excerpt from his second number one bestseller, Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy is a civilian genius that knows more about top-secret weapons systems than the men who designed them. This mak