Lil Wayne’s Career

Lil Wayne is a famous rapper, he has written a lot of songs in his life. He has been writing and listening to rap music his whole life. Lil Wayne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up with his family he had a brother named Samaj and a sister named Antia. Lil Wayne got his name from his father his father’s name was Michael Dwayne carter. Lil Wayne became famous at ...
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Cell Phones and Driving Don’t Mix

Cell Phones and Driving Don’t Mix Sitting in my classroom, I’m looking at the empty seat next to me, missing my friend that was killed last night in a car accident. The police say he was texting and swerved into oncoming traffic. I can’t imagine what his parents are going through. He had his whole future ahead of him. The combination of cell phones and driving is a dangerou...
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A Rose for Emily, Reader Response Critique

“Only Miss Emily’s house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps – an eyesore among eyesores” (http://www.shmoop.com). This fits one of William Faulkner’s main themes in most of his stories, the decay of the old south. William Faulkner, the author of A Rose for Emily, is from the south and likes to have his stor...
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Robotics?

There are Robotic programs all over the world. They are supported by a national program FRC (First Robotics Center), they host competitions where Robotic teams travel to compete and to show off their lastest robot. I am in the Robotics program at South Caldwell High School. We are the FRC team 3402. Many of you are saying “What in the world is FRC?” Well What is ...
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Give Me Dignity or Give Me Death

After his wife drove him down to the Dairy Queen for his last Heath Bar Blizzard, the family all gathered in his room to share memories. They had arranged hospice care, so that he could be comfortable and taken care of leading up to the big day. His relatives made jokes along with him and listened to his favorite music. He ate his favorite foods from his favorite places with ...
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What Defines An Honors Student?

In almost every high school across the nation there are honors classes available, but what students take advantage of these classes? What makes these students different from the ordinary students? Heart and backbone. Heart and backbone are two very different things. Heart is a love for the subject. Whereas backbone, or perseverance, is having the drive to complete something...
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Interview with the Vampire: Movie vs Book

In 1976 millions were taken on a journey throughout the life of a 200 year old vampire. The novel Interview With The Vampire, written by Anne Rice, captivated readers with its language and portrayal of human emotion (and lack thereof). This made it only natural for a movie version of the book to come out in 1994 by the same name. People were charmed all over again by the vam...
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CRISPR Genetic Editing with the Help of Cas9

One of our society’s most curious qualities is our tendency to forget the fact that we all are animals. We might have constructed the idea of civilization and tried to develop ourselves away from our natural instincts, but at our very core we are still victims of our biology, just like any chimpanzee or dog. We are controlled by base impulses and limited in our actions by ou...
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How Does Music Affect One's Mood?

Everyone has a connection to music whether they listen to it much or not. It has become a very large part of our lives, and with new origins of music softwares coming out on the market by the thousands, it’s become an immense benefactor towards our culture. A study at the University of Missouri has found that music is more than just an enjoyable factor of life; it is also a ...
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The Age of Imperialism: Duty or Demise?

Explorers in the 15th and 16th century navigated the globe through the fuel of gold, glory, and god. Three centuries later, the western countries have resuscitated these motives and have gone even further to call it “civilizing the backward peoples”. The age of imperialism was a dark era, where people in Africa, Latin America, India, and other small countries suffered from ha...
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