History of the Web

The original purpose of the Internet was for teaching and business but a collage professor though about making the Internet available for everybody to use. This idea got out to collage students who lived in the southern part of San Francisco Bay called Silicon Valley. They decided to make a public web browser called Mosaic. In a short time many other people including a young ...
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The Curious Absence of the Horror in The Dunwich Horror

Within his short story, The Dunwich Horror, H. P. Lovecraft tells of the strange events surrounding a town in the New England backwaters; however, we never truly see the horror itself. Lovecraft hints at the importance of the absence in the exergue, in which Charles Lamb asks, “How else should the recital of that which we know in a waking sense to be false come to affect us ...
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

Three causes for the fall of the Roman Empire are Inflation in Economy, Military Upheaval, and Germanic Invasions. As said the fall of the Roman Empire is said to be at the end of Marcus Aurelius’ reign, who was the last of the Good Emperors. Most rulers after Marcus didn’t know how to rule, for example Marcus’ son Commodus was brutal and incompetent therefore left Rome weake...
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Au revoir Francais!

French. When I say this word, some of you may be thinking of sitting in class face in arms day dreaming and questioning the relevance of French to our lives. As a fourteen-year-old girl, learning a language is not a very high priority at this stage of my life. Alas today, as our class looked up from our arms and snapped out of our adolescent slumbers, we were greeted by a que...
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The Federalist Party

Following Washington’s retirement, the framers of the constitution hoped to establish a one-party state in which its members would “be muted by patriotism and public virtue,” pg. 209 Out of Many Third Edition. However, those, such as James Madison who had commented in The Federalist, opposed this type of government, fearing that it could possibly harm the new nation/republic....
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School During Summer?

Some people argue that students should be in school during the summer break, like other countries may do. I believe that that policy is ridiculous. Summer time allows kids to learn about themselves in a way that you cant at school. Take camp for example, camp teaches teamwork, and helps kids gain confidence and independence with interaction with other kids their own age outsi...
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What Aliens Really Look Like

As kids we were fed the thought of little green Martians, you know, with antennas, and three fingers? Modern day animations and graphics paint a much grander picture. Take Avatar for example, the Holy Grail of foreign life motion pictures. It’s complete with glowing plants, pterodactyl-like (and candy-colored) creatures, and let’s not forget the gargantuan blue hominids runni...
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Cross-Dressing and Coach Driving

Gender equality is a hot topic in America, with many universities offering gender politics courses to students. While suffragettes and flappers may be well-known to the American population today, most movement towards gender equality remained near large cities. In contrast, Western America remained relatively free of striking women figures, such as Lucretia Mott, until later ...
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Christine de Pisan: A Prayer

“Oh Lord, how can this be? Unless I commit an error of faith, I cannot doubt that you, in your infinite wisdom and perfect goodness, could make anything that wasn’t good. Didn’t you yourself create women especially and then endow her with all the qualities you wished her to have? How could you possibly have made a mistake in anything? Yet here stand women not simply accused, ...
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“What does the title of this play mean in relation to Virginia Woolf?” The phrase “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” correlates to the Disney movie, “Who’s afraid of The Big, Bad Wolf,” which was the animated version of the “Three Little Pigs” nursery rhyme. The comparison is a play on words with Woolf’s name used in place of the Big Bad Wolf who is a fixture or symbol in a n...
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