Something Important

Completely bound by their limitations, people constantly settle for less. If an opportunity ever appears in which a traveler must climb a steep ridge or settle for a mile long grass plain, it is guaranteed that the thrill of the climb and the mystery beyond the ridge will coax the traveler up any challenging hillside. But the world lacks its travelers. Raised to be careful a...
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Yellow Wallpaper

“How does one become a butterfly? They have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar” -Trina Paulus. This quote can basically wrap up the story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman. The way this quote can relate to the story is because you can take away from the story that throughout her entire marriage she tried to be pe...
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The Frivolous Flapper

“Flappers are we, flappers and fly and free. Never too slow, all on the go, petting parties with the smarties, dizzy with dangerous glee. Puritans knock us, because the way we’re clad. Preachers all mock us, because we’re not bad. Most flippant young flappers are we!”- Vincent Youmans describes the perfect female icon of the 1920’s and 1930’s in this poem. Flappers were a new...
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Music Education

“Music is a magical art form….. But once music enters the air, it becomes pure, free sound. Music travels the world without a passport… Music teachers are passionate about awakening student’s musicality. These teachers are ready to guide kids to pursuing music careers – but they also enjoy helping all students have fun , develop discipline and enrich their lives ...
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Emotional and Mechanical Approaches to Learning Music

Generally, as individuals, people experience new skills, practices, and knowledge in their own ways. They learn through the ways they are “wired” or “programmed” to understand. The manners in which people learn and understand music are no different, and it is these approaches to music that develop the variety of musicians that people become later in their music careers. Of co...
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College: a World of Responsibility Essay

I feel the tingling sensation of nerves as I look down to my left. He’s there, but not really. Maybe he can sense my nerves? But he’s not nervous, he’s just excited as a two-year-old dog should be.“Jenna, get him focused,” says my mom.“I will.”At seven-years-old, this is my first competition. Experienced—no. But confident—yes. Preparing for months, I mastered each practice c...
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The Global Epidemic of H.I.V./AIDS and Malaria

Due to the lack of treatment and money in areas throughout the world over one million people, mostly children, die from H.I.V./AIDS and from malaria (AIDS.gov). Although most of these incidents occur in more poor countries such as Africa, these are diseases that have killed parents leaving children as orphans and will continue to kill millions if they go unrecognized and untr...
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Obstacles of an Athlete

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” challenged Helen Keller (Keller). Around two years of age in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller gained an obstacle that she would have to fight to overcome. A year ago in Olney, Illinois, I began to fight my own obstacle to become a better athlete. Helen Keller overcame the obstacle of not being able to co...
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Detroit

Detroit was a successful city, but recently has not done very well. Detroit has a very interesting history, and people should recognize it as a good city. Detroit is still home to the “Big Three” Automobile Companies. It is still home to many very famous buildings, and has successful sports teams. It may not be the bustling success of the mid 1900s; but Detroit shouldn’t be t...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: The Document That Forever Changed America

The Emancipation Proclamation is one of this country’s most important documents. Since its announcement on New Year’s Day, 1863, thousands of African-Americans nationwide have felt the impact of its powerful words. One impact is that the document emancipated a plethora of slaves then under Southern control. Arguably an even greater effect, however, was its use as ...
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