THE AUDITION ROOM

When people think about auditioning without even having one, they tend to think that it would be like the shows American Idol, The Voice, or even Americas Got Talent. They think it would be a utopian fantasy to audition one day and be able to perform in front of thousands of people and surprise the judges and voters with your performance and finally become famous. However, i...
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Problems in Communications

Helen Keller challenged that “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved” (Keller). Helen Keller’s lack of communication skills is somewhat similar with my own. They both happened for very different reasons. Much like Helen Keller overcame her obstacle o...
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Sleep Deprivation

It’s Friday night! The perfect night for a sleepover with your best friend. She orders three pizzas, picks up five different flavors of your favorite ice cream, and a two liter of Coca Cola. You paint your nails, have a pillow fight in your pajamas, watch three romantic Nicholas Sparks movies, and gossip into the early hours of the morning. Before you know it, the clock stri...
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Sleepless in Philadephia

I guess I should start out by saying what this is (holds up book) ,It’s the book I wrote. I finally finished, it was put out in a few bookstores yesterday. Now before you crack the spine and turn to the first page you should know that it’s about relationships, Specifically one of mine. Now hold up a second before you start judging me ok with your looks full of disappointment ...
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Contemporary Voice on Classic Ideals Writing Project

In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, comes a story set during the Great Depression, a story of struggle, hard work and determination to reach one’s goals and dreams. Not only does this story emphasize the endeavor in which one must face to reach their ultimate success, but it is also written around a theme of loneliness. Despite fulfilling one’s desir...
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Stress on College Campuses Essay

In 1960—the fresh air, the densely populated cities, and the smell of success—Heriberto Villarreal moved to Wisconsin from Mexico. He had nothing when he arrived, except motivation for success.He was the hardest working man I have ever met. But he never forgot his family. He was a father, a husband, and a grandpa. But most of all…he was my best friend.My grandpa worked at Me...
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Action Potentials: A Love Story Against Romanticizing Mental Disorders

“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.” -Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance Your brain is a mesh of complication- it’s a mess of information forming microscopic three staged structures that fold in a specific way to form long, weaving bodies that don’t really ever touch each other, but still send...
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The Baroque Music through History

Baroque PeriodDuring the Baroque period of orchestral music, theleader of the group was usually the harpsichordist orviolinist in the group.Baroque musicians also had a lot of work tocomplete. For ex. Composing new music for weeklyconcerts, and rehearsing and managing theorchestra,they also had to take care of the instrumentsand the music library.Antonio Vivaldi was a young ...
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Should There Be a Limit on Homework?

Students are always under immense pressure to do well in school, no matter what the cost. They have to figure out how to balance school, their social life, and extracurricular activities. But when they have four or more hours of homework every night, some of those things can’t be included. Also, they don’t want to disappoint their parents or teachers. It might not seem like ...
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Analysis on "Laziness"

On Christopher Morley’s “On Laziness”, he presents the topic of laziness, persuading his audience about the allure indolence through rhetorical effect and appeal to human nature. Slothfulness, which is typically regarded as a weakness or sin, is transformed into a means to “enlightened” living using rhetorical effect. As an essayist on laziness, Morley presents his subject to...
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