The Atomic Bomb

The decision leading up to the U.S. bombing Japan, regardless of the consequences post-attack, was focused on the tensions between the Pacific and U.S. and major events leading to the termination of WW2. Such war incidents, like the Pearl Harbor Bombing, impassioned the United States into a hostile state of Japanese sentiment, embittering the U.S. to gain advantages against t...
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School: Sucking Out Happiness?

Most high school students’ minds revolve around the same things: a high GPA, good grades, college, and getting a good career. All of this sounds great, but is this really what the high school experience is all about? Countless hours of homework, studying, and little sleep shouldn’t be the sole concern of children. The fact that students are measured on how well they perform ...
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US Health Care Reform

US health care reform dates back in the medieval ages, with the most recent changes being enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) that was signed in march 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson the then president of US introduced Medicare legislation that covered both hospital and general medical i...
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Sensationalist Media

“Lindsey Lohan: Out on Parole,” and “Charlie Sheen Back in Rehab.” These are examples of the headlines currently selling newspapers and magazines. Sensationalism (subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions) has become the most prominent asset in American media. I believe that the nation has lost sight of what media s...
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It's a Positive Life

“It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it . . . if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back.” ~ Morrie (118) Tuesdays with Morrie tells the narrative of an old man, Morrie, who is faced with a fatal disease that kills from the inside-...
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Starbucks and their Efforts in Sustainability

The purpose of this paper is to research the Starbucks Company’s Sustainability Report, examine and analyze the facts and figures of the report for enhancing a good business strategy. The nature of the Starbuck’s sustainability report will focus on the constructive and progressive strategies in order to promote works like recycling, waste reduction and the company’s responsib...
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Bystanders, Bullies, and Victims Oh My!

90% of 4th – 8th graders report of being victims of bullies. This number has grown for years and years way too much. Today, cell phones and public websites are being abused to bully kids and adults from a distance. Bullying has been one of the biggest problems in the United States for way too long. The effects of bullying are sometimes permanent, reasons are extreme, and not ...
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The cost of the modern age

” It has become appaligngly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ” Albert Einstein. This was written back in the mid 20th century, back when computers were a thought of science fiction writters and calculators were not used for simple mathmatics. Addressing this we face a question – to turn off our screens for a week or to leave them on an...
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Review of "The Sports Taboo"

“In football, whites play quarterback and blacks play running back; in baseball whites pitch and blacks play the outfield” (Gladwell). In the short story “The Sports Taboo” Gladwell talks about how the racism in sports can either bring athletes together or keep them separated. Throughout the story Gladwell tells a real story about how athletics had been when he was a child. I...
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America: Obesity On The Rise

In Illinois today 34.9 % of the population is overweight and out of that 26.6 is obese. There is a difference between overweight and obese. BMI (body mass index) is 25.5-29.9 for overweight and obese is 30 and up. Athletes are having a problem with this because their BMI is automatically higher because their muscle is so much more develop and therefor denser than fat. Weigh...
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