The Never Ending Problem

The media has become one of the main problems in society for teens. It has the power to influence many things, most of them being a negative impact which leads to countless social turmoil. Some of the main distorted opinions the media have fed to teens are: opinions on violence, relationships, and body images. Since the media’s start it has been increasing in its influential ...
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The Hardest Job of My Life

The Hardest Job of My Life I have never had a worse meal than the one I had with my teacher. Keller homestead dining room. Throughout this entry I Helen Keller will explain the time when I was given a teacher that i didn’t like.When she arrived at my parents home she gave me a new doll and then tried to take it away so I hit her with it and locked her in the room. I feel l...
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Free Under the Influence Case Study Examples

“It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.” -Chisholm, Shirley Anita Under the influence sounds like something that is dangerous ...
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The Beginning of Confirmation Bias: How Our Schools Affect Our Politics

If you’ve ever tuned into a segment on Fox News, MSNBC or CNN you’ve been a witness to confirmation bias. The beloved hosts of these shows have one job, and one job only : to confirm the political opinions their viewers have held for a very long time, maybe even since childhood. While Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and Bill O’Reilly claim to be middlemen of news information, ...
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An Allegory: George Orwell's Masterpiece

An allegory is “a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation” (Merriam-Webster.com). Aside from conveying a symbolic message, an allegory still remains a story. In order to acclaim popularity or fame, an allegory must be entertaining. In the novel Animal Farm, author George Orwell vene...
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The Cruelty of the Restroom Pass

The Cruelty of the Restroom Pass What is more important, a student’s health, or four minutes lost of class? This is a pressing question that students and teachers must ask themselves because by not allowing students to use the restroom during classes, teachers put students health at risk. Currently, most public schools in their code of conduct allow students to use t...
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Not Quite Perfect, But It’s Getting There

Practice makes perfect. How many times has that phrase been repeated to every child? Perfection is something everyone strives for, whether it is performing the flawless dance or writing a completely accurate scientific research paper. The same applies to governments; ever since the concept of a nation has existed, so has the idealistic “perfect” country. There have been vario...
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The Importance of the Road Less Traveled Program

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” (H. Jackson Brown Jr). Imagine a world where every single person has the chance to speak their minds, or where children receive a prop...
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Alzheimer's Disease: Find it Before it Finds You

Thomas Moore once said “We never think how great a gift it is to think. Cherish your thoughts.” The truth in that statement is all too evident because imagine waking up one day and not being able to remember the things that once made you who you are. Its unthinkable right? but to those with Alzheimer’s that’s their reality. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative, progressive d...
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Fibonacci Sequence, More Than Just Numbers

Have you ever noticed that the black keys in a piano are split in groups of three and two? How about that there are five black keys on a piano per octave? Or, that there are 13 notes in the span of any note’s octave? Well, these aren’t coincidences. This is not arbitrary. The numbers used to separate keys on a piano were, two and three for black keys, five total...
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