A Universal "Reliebility"

Bill Clinton has one. Richard Nixon has one. And yes, even Pinocchio has one: the notorious, wondrous lie. Many times the salvation for one and the downfall for the next, lying has crept its way into the six billion (and counting!) inhabitants of our planet. From biblical accounts of deception to celebrity tabloids screaming of scandals, lying surely affects daily life. While...
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Bystanders and Upstanders

In life, people say that you always have a choice between being a bystander, upstander, and perpetrator, but you cannot choose being a victim. I don’t fully agree with that because in the Holocaust some people didn’t have a choice to stand up because they would get instantly killed. Some really brave people still chose to be upstanders even though they know the consequences. ...
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How to Know When You're Done with a Piece of Writing

I used to be terrible at writing, but then I learned that there are many different ways to know when you’re complete with a piece of writing. One way to tell when you’re finished with a piece of writing, is once you have successfully used up all the information you gathered for it. By doing this, you have covered all of the facts as needed to benefit along with the es...
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Drugs, Homeless, or Just Fine?- Thats the High School Dropouts

If about 7 thousand high school students drop out everyday then you figure about 2,555,000 dropout people either turn homeless, get into drugs, or become just fine? Is dropping out of school really worth it? Some people may not like school but to get a good paying job, education is a must. So if you want to be in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard you have to have ...
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The Antagonist Effect

At the funeral of the Comedian in Watchmen, the only person to leave flowers at his grave marker is the former supervillain Moloch, one of the Comedian’s (and the Watchmen’s) bitterest enemies. Rorschach notices this and offers the viewer the following question to ponder: “Is this what happens to us?A life of conflict with no time for friends [where] only our enemies leave r...
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The Life of Nicole Richie

“It’s hard to tell you has your back from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.” On September 21, 1981 Nicole Richie was born in Berkeley, California. Her father is a Latin musician named Peter Escovedo. At the age of nine she was adopted by Lionel Richie. Once her adopted parents had divorced, Lionel had remarried which gave Nicole now two younger siblin...
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University of New Hampshire College Review

Being located in the small town of Durham, New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire has 12,840 undergraduates enrolled in over 200 different degree programs. No matter if you are doing homework outside on the green, exploring the beautiful 2,600 acre campus, or enjoying the diverse food options at the multiple dinning halls, the University of New Hampshire always has s...
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Will Humanity Expand Further into the Cosmos?

“We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity. I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.” This awe-inspiring statement was made by none other than, eminent physicist, Stephen Hawking. His opinions are shared by the scientific community at large, who passionately propagate the view that remaining on Earth is ...
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Innate Evil and Power Control Lead to Bullying

William Golding was a World War II veteran who saw for himself the atrocities perpetrated on the victims of what he felt was innate evil. By writing Lord of the Flies, he recreated that story. Suzanne Collins came from a long line of veterans of wars, including a father who served in the Vietnam War. Those experiences combined with an appreciation of ancient Roman gladiatori...
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A Reader Response Critique for A Rose for Emily

“What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay,” (Faulkner). The author of A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner, was born in 1897 and died in 1962 (“William Faulkner – Biography”). His writing and style in A Rose for Emily is greatly reflected upon the fact that he grew up in a southe...
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