A Modest Proposal for Uniformity

It is enforced that equality is important; children should not feel inferior to other children in the way they act dress or live. However it is also taught that being different and unique is a good thing. Each person has their unique way to act and dress, some more different than others. While we encourage our children to be unique and express themselves, we discourage them b...
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The Monster Within

Do we all have a monster lurking inside us? We’ve probably been pondering this question since the dawn of the human race. Down at our most basic levels, is there something evil inside all of us, quietly biding its time and waiting for the chance to escape and thrash out at the world around us? Few people have attempted to answer this question, but those who do so succ...
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The Good and the Bad of Kill Shelters

When someone walks into a shelter, they may seem like they have a friendly environment, but what hides behind the walls are inhumane methods of cruelty. Gas chambers close in animals to kill them, crates upon crates stacked up and lined up with only a hose to clean them up, and shots to put dogs and cats to a sleep where they will never wake again. There is still another way...
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Misfits or just Understood

He walks around the school; he looks just like every other tall, blue eyed, blond haired high schooler. But there’s something different about him, you don’t notice it till it happens, if you were to see him anywhere else he would look like a normal boy. All of a sudden a trigger happens, he starts clapping his arms together over and over, one clap, two claps, and...
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Macomb Tribune: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

B.B. Underwood’s Editorial. As many of you already know, Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. This case went to trial. In the court, Mayella said she was on the porch when Tom Robinson came by. She asked him to chop up an old piece of furniture for kindling, and when she went inside to get a nickel to pay him, he attacked her from behind. She argued that ...
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Two Blind Men

An eye for an eye leaves men blind. When grandma was chanting, “life isn’t fair,” “take all you want, and want all you take,” or my Uncle Blaine whispered some advice, “take an eye for an eye,” they shared moral codes. Morals define the edges of our grey lives. They give guidance as we squander through our day-to-day as well as life-altering decisions. Delicately, these moral...
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Why do People Fall in Love?

Since the dawn of humanity, people have fallen in love with each other. But why? Why do people do this phenomenon? Is it just another feeling, like sadness or anger? Or is it essential to humanity? Would human beings cease to exist if LOVE did not? These are all questions answered in this paper. Chapter 1: Why Love? Why do People Fall in Love? Throughout human history, peop...
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The Yellow Wallpaper as an Attack on Radical Feminism

“What is it, little girl? Don’t go walking about like that—you’ll get cold” (Perkins-Gilman). Gilman’s first book was Art Gems for the Home and Fireside (1888); however, it was her first volume of poetry, In This World (1893), a collection of satirical poems that first brought her recognition. During the next two decades she gained much of her fame with lectures on wome...
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Cyberbullying Taking Lives One By One

Cyberbullying A worldwide problem that has drastically increased since the internet has become popular is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying, on the internet. It is the use of electronic communication to send messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. I believe that cyberbullying should be terminated and people who cyberbully others should be given major cons...
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Being an honors student

You are assigned an essay and you are given two weeks to complete it. You spend those two weeks working tirelessly on the essay because you know you need a good grade. You conference with your teacher and you feel like you have done everything you can. When you turn it in you know it has been worth it. After class you turn to a kid who is in mostly honors or advanced classes ...
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