My Grandparents

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt by the heart” (Helen Keller). A few years ago, I lost my grandparents John and Clara Jourdan at their home. My grandpa died because of Alzheimer and my grandma died of a stroke. Much like Helen Keller overcame her obstacle of not being able to communicate, I too overcame...
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Sun Bright Egg Salad

Summer. The season of fresh air, scented flowers and picnic food.Forget the typical brats, corn and potato salad and bring me my mother’s egg salad.However, the smell of making it is enough to make me never smell again. When boiling eggs, the air smells like fish dying, taking their last breath.However, the taste differs if I have it on toast because that makes it squishy, if...
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Gandhi: A Man and His Beliefs

Gandhi. What do people think of when they hear the name? The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas describes Mahatma Gandhi as a leader, speaker, peace activist, lawyer and teacher. Gandhi has impacted millions of people. Gandhi’s influence extends through generations to help make the world what it is today. Not all leaders and activists...
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The Negative Effects of Media Devices on Adolescents

Are you wondering why you are getting bad marks or why you have no time to socialize or take part in extra-curricular activities? It’s probably because you spend too much time on media devices. Did you know that the average minor spends about seven and a half hours on media devices a day? That’s 53 hours of media consumption a week. Do we even need half of that information we...
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Negative Effects of Poverty on Indians

In the modern day world, many cultures have blended together forming new religions and different habits. This has created many different types of people, and new ways to represent themselves as humans. Generation after generation, people have treated each other in a disrespectful manner, which has created issues that have impacted society. These problems have affected the li...
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Charlie Birger

Our theme the Illinois History project for this year is reform, react, and revolution. The thing that took my interest that I chose was how people changed the face of Illinois. The person that took my interest the most was Charlie Birger. The thing about Charlie Birger that I chose for my essay to mainly focus on is how Charlie Birger helped over-turn the probation law. Charl...
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My Oedipus Complex Psychoanalytic

In “My Oedipus Complex” the author, Frank O’Connor creates a character named Larry who is a child who spends most of his time with his mom while his dad is at war. Larry names his feet Mrs. Left and Mrs. Right. He also enjoys acting out dramatic situations with his feet, which keep him company. When Larry’s father comes home from the war, Larry begins to misbehave in a number...
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I am still alive.

Today was my Physics exam. I won’t lie. It was BAD. As in horrible. I don’t even feel bad. I am not going to. I know that I slogged my ass off for three days, so I knew that I had been honest to my efforts. I reallly don’t care about my marks. Actually, it is not as if a low score is actually gonne affect me a lot. I wanna major in humanities, economics or ...
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Literary Analysis of The Necklace

The short story “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, revolves on a life-changing incident involving a middle class woman. Mathilde, the middle class woman, desires to be in the upper class of society. Her husband achieves an invitation to an upper class party with the wealthy. Mathilde, having nothing fancy to wear, buys a nice dress and borrows an “expensive” necklace from ...
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Not Afraid Style Analysis

Everyone has been in a dark place before, where you feel like no one understands what you’re going through. In a general feeling of loneliness, you try and handle it by yourself. You have two options you can take to overcome it. First road, tough it through by yourself. If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger. Second, have someone you trust help you through your problem...
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