Identity

Young people today do not understand who they really are, their identity is what makes them who they are. No one ever stops to realize who they are. This issue will be addressed thoroughly. People need to realize that it is important to know about yourself in order to let other people know you. The younger generation act like they know who they are but when asked they draw a...
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Non renewable resources VS. renewable resources

Factories should stop using non renewable resources to power their machines, because non renewable resources are getting harder and harder to obtain, and are often quite bad for the environment. Soon we may have no non-renewable resources left to use for important things. Non renewable resources are decreasing in number, and soon there will be none left. Things like fossil ...
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To Hypomania and Back Again

To Hypomania and Back Again Hypomania is a mental state that lies between Eumania(normal minds) and Mania(insane minds), typically characterized by elevated mood, ample energy, and episodes of emotional fluctuation. The atmosphere of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of escalating moods and energies because it takes place in the roaring twenties: a t...
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Leaving the Nest: Safe College Discussion vs. Open College Discussion

College is the time in my life where I am experiencing the adult world for the first time. Intellectual conversations introduce me to new ideas and refine my beliefs, defining who I will be professionally and throughout my life. I have started this time in my life with strong world views that stem from my upbringing. In two articles, “I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused...
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Book Review of ‘A Rose for Emily’

“Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town, dating from that day in 1894 when Colonel Sartoris, the mayor—he who fathered the edict that no Negro woman should appear on the streets without an apron remitted her taxes, the dispensation dating from the death of her father into perpetuity” (Faulkner). Faulkner worke...
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Remembering Hockey

The season was around the corner and the whole team was excited. The absence of a traditional hockey scent that smelled like sweat and body odor, meant there had not yet a been a battle, or otherwise known as a game of hockey. But, everyone was excited to go to battle and everyones noses were excited for that wonderful smell to start and seep in. The hubris in the locker room...
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The Good, the Bad, the Way to Craft an Effective Speech

Let’s be honest: writing can be challenging, especially speechwriting. Whether a speech is for commencement, political address, or simply running for a school club, how will one go about this task? Will the writer focus solely on his or her respective audience? Will there be attempts to add in persuasive devices? Perhaps speechwriters will try to include both? Never fear, if...
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The Time I Broke my arm….

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” said Helen Keller (Keller). Helen Keller was a 2-year-old when she lost her hearing and sight but she overcame it. What have you overcome? Much like Helen Keller overcame the obstacle of not being able to communicate, I too overcame my obstacle of breaking my arm. Helen Keller had to overcome the obstacle of not being...
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Patterns of Genocide

Patterns of Genocide How did the Jewish Holocaust of WWII compare to other ethnic cleansings in history? When the word “genocide” is mentioned, the first occurrence that is brought to mind is the Holocaust. Genocide is defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group” (Genocide). Although the Holocaust is the most well-known ...
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sordid hands of the human temper

The past has held exciting times, when cowboys and indians rampaged and wild beasts ran about. This period hosted compelling shootouts and gripping hunting bands. It was a time when vexation teased many tempers, and flexed its sordid grip around ones heart. Back then it was thought only right for a man to lash out in fury against a neighbor as an adversary, if his doings had ...
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