The Enigma of Christopher Columbus

Hero or thief? Icon or villain? Misunderstood in many respects, revolutionary Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was a man of many titles, riddled with inaccurate myths and discrepancies. He was not the convivial man that donned a funny hat and feasted with Native Americans as popularized by coloring books, but he was also not the image so in vogue today of a vicious tyran...
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Whatever Happened to the Sound of Music?

Anna Goldsworthy fears that the younger generation will soon be completely oblivious to her life’s passion. The Australian pianist says, “It is difficult to escape the fact that my audience is several decades further down the road than I am. And I am less and less confident that a new audience will come marching in to replace them.” In fact, the results of a study by the Aus...
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Research Integration Guidelines

Introduction Research is the systematic attempt of obtaining answers to meaningful questions about issues, problems or phenomena. This involves a critical analysis of existing conclusions or theories with regards to newly discovered facts. It is a continued search for new understanding and knowledge of the world A research aims at discovering new knowledge which involves the...
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Does the Electoral College Make Sense?

Just because the Electoral College was a good decision in 1787, it does not mean it still is today. At a national convention in 1787, delegates adopted the Electoral College voting system in which the presidents and vice presidents are chosen indirectly. They chose this over the direct popular vote because they felt that people wouldn’t have enough information to make a smar...
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Literary Hero Public Piece: Ntozake Shange Inspires Feminist Movements

Ntozake Shange is an African-American female who grew up in the racially segregated town of St. Louis. She had to be bused to a white school for an education. Wherever she went, school home, she was faced with the challenges of sexism or racism. Shange had gone through many hardships by the time she was 13, which was when she moved away to New Jersey and finished collage. Hav...
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Operating Model of Organization

Operating model of an organization defines how the organization operates its processes in order to attain its objectives. It describes the relationship between different business units and the ways of communication among the different units in the organization (Ross, Weill & Robertson, 2006). The business units may include people, business processes and technology. Opera...
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SLAVERY: THE LITERAL ONE OF FREDRICK DOUGLASS TO A METAPHORIC ONE IN THIS M

“We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!!” – Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men Speech. The word “slave” can have many meanings, both metaphorical and literal. Literally, being a “slave” means “a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them” (Dictionary.com). However, “a person who is excessivel...
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Oracle Corporation

According to the New York (AVAFIN), the Wednesday, 17th October, 2012 stock trading session came to end with Oracle Corporation shares closing under the fifty day period moving average of $ 31.37. This development from technical perspective is sign of great weakness, especially when stock price is compared against its entire moving average. This will be a clear indication of ...
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My Opinion on Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell starts on the first day of school in 1986. Park has been dreading this day since the summer began. His Walkman is blasting The Smiths at full volume as he tries to drown out the loud comments shouted by his classmates behind him on the bus. He is looking out the window, watching the world going by . . . when the bus stops. A girl walks on.S...
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Alice Paul

The United States Constitution gives equal rights to all citizens of America, and this includes women. Why then, were women denied the right to vote? Because they had no place in the politics of the government under which they lived? Because they were dainty figures too frail to vote? Because they were unintelligent and hadn’t the sense to vote? The answer simply is that the ...
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