A Simple Choice

Let’s play a fun little game. It’s a simple game, all you have to do is make a choice. Either save 3.3 million lives per year (Global status report on alcohol and health 2014), or have a little bit more fun at parties. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Well, despite this choice seeming pretty simple roughly 2 billion people (greenfacts.com) have chosen the latter. Alcohol sh...
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Changes and continuities in the Islamic world from 600 to 1000 CE.

The Islamic world has remained constant in the way that its population is influenced by and follows the customs of the religion called Islam which determines their social/moral codes. However the Islamic world had changed over time as it expanded beyond its cultural territories and improved in its trade and education system. As centuries have passed in the Islamic world from ...
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Deadly Future

Our future doesn’t seem to be so bright since our population just seems to be increasing non-stop. There will be many drawbacks deaths, war, and animal cruelty. The death ratio seems to be very massive and only increasing and it damaging our society. The purpose of this essay is to show the effects of overpopulation. Resources are needed in order to survive our monstrosity o...
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Oedipus Rex: The Quintessential Tragic Hero

A hero revered by his people, a righteous king, and a man plagued by an inflated ego; Oedipus is the epitome of Greek tragic character. It is difficult to imagine a more accursed protagonist in literature than the King of Thebes in Sophocles’s play, Oedipus Rex. The idea of Oedipus’s remarkable intelligence giving way to the development of the vice that catalyzes his downfall...
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Media: The New Big Brother

Countless novels have been written focusing on the rise of a dystopia where a group has complete control over what the citizens think. One of the most famous examples is the book “1984”. Written by George Orwell, it follows a man whose job is to rewrite history for the government. Known as “Big Brother”, the government as Orwell predicted it is an all-powerful totalitarian f...
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Why Homer Matters

On recommending Homer’s works to friends I am often met with dismissive looks and half hearted assurances that they will read it at some point. The epics are daunting and difficult, this I will not deny; however, I think that these ancient poems contain words of wisdom that are still very much relevant today. Within the accounts of war and suffering, Homer discuss timeless t...
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Horrible Massacre

The Holocaust was the largest genocide in the 20th Century. “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime in WWII. In WWII the Nazis, Who came to power in Germany in 1933 believed that Germans were racially superior then all the other races and deemed them inferior. In that era Ge...
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The Character of a Stoic

Today, people keep diaries with all their personal stories and innermost thoughts that serve as a magnum opus into the life of the writer. These books provide much needed documentation of emotions and passions that are lost in the passage of time.Marcus Aurelius was the emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 AD to 180 AD, during which time he also wrote his book of stoic philo...
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UPDATE

UPDATE:1.It’s a plague it’s getting to everyone. No one man can stop it, it just grows and consumes us all. It kills your personality to the point were u can’t name one good accomplishment in your life…Except finally reaching 1,000 follows on Instagram or Twitter. Lives wasted and forgotten, for a double tap or retweet it’s an addiction. 2.We as a people lack social skills, ...
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Broken Angels

As you are sitting in the living room watching television, you hear that familiar sound. You hear the yelling, the remorse, and the crying. If you listen past all of that, you can hear a child’s voice pleading for their life. Child abuse affects a child’s life in more ways than one can imagine including physically and psychologically. In order to fully understand what child ...
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