AHS Welcomes Word of the Week

New this semester is a contest and writing program called Word of the Week. Every week a word is posted on www.arrowheadschools.org. Additionally to it being put online, there are slips in the library students can pick up and complete to possibly win the contest. Word of the Week, or WOW, is a competition to increase students’ interest in vocabulary and to encourage student...
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The Scientific Revolution: Mythos to Logos

The shift from mythos to logos is achieved by approaching traditional beliefs and representations with new reason and modern scientific ideas. Mythos refers to ideas based on faith rather than the reason of logos . Galileo Galilei, philosopher and scientist, defends physical science and theology by declaring that both should be valued equally, as both are important and corr...
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Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol discusses the disparities in the education system between school of different races and classes in his book “Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s schools”. He believes that the greatest problem is the racial segregation which had become worse in national schools than when he started advocating against it in 1968. In the book, Jonathan states, “…the fruits...
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Harry Potter a Villian?

There is not a distinct line between good and evil. J.K. Rowling makes a point of stating this fact over and over in her books, The Harry Potter Series. Along with the other, more obvious, villains such as Voldemort and Malfoy, Rowling’s inspiring hero, Harry Potter, can also be understood as a villain. As a baby Harry was cursed by the Dark Lord, and miraculously, survived. ...
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Reader Response for The Man Who Was Almost A Man

“If he were holding his gun in his hand, nobody could run over him; they would have to respect him” (Wright). The short story, “The Man Who Almost a Man” was written by Richard Wright, a man who had quite a hard life. He was an orphan with his brother for some time because his father left them when he was only five years old. This grandmother thought that fiction was a form o...
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Radical Feminism and Law Business

Corporate law firms have always been considered as a playground for the ‘boys’ exclusively. With the rapid development of the international corporate law giants since the 1960s, it has been reported that the overwhelming majority of the partners, i.e. 90% of senior full partners and approximately 80% of full salaried partners were men. Although the amounts of the legal servic...
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A Good Man is Hard to Find

“To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness. (Brainy Quotes: Flannery O’Connor)O’Connor was a woman born in the south and she was an only child in a very strict Catholic family. The short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” in some way represents the debilitating blood disease she had. The story is about a fami...
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Labour Economics

Across the nation, states have embarked on reforms aimed at moving welfare recipients into jobs and on the way to being able to support their families without cash assistance. State actions, along with the federal reforms enacted in 1996, constitute the greatest change in assistance to poor families since the federal Aid to Dependent Children program was enacted during the Ne...
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Fahrenheit 451 Critical Essay

HappyWhat is true happiness? It’s a question humanity has been repeating since the beginning. To assume that happiness is just a state of being is unhelpful. We know that we are happy when we are glad with the situations around us, or if something good or pleasing happens, but there has to be more to it than that. The core of being happy seems to lie in the ability to find co...
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Reflection on Advanced Composition

“You’re definitely strong in science and a math class, English seems to be more of a struggle” my guidance counselor tells me. I shyly shrug off the hidden insult. Although I know it’s a true statement, which my grades clearly prove. English is not my strong suit, nor will it ever be. Through the school years I have learned to embrace my strengths and weaknesses, such as Engl...
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