Combining Two Great Pastimes

I have always hated school trips. I could never stand the long bus rides, the unstructured time with teachers frazzled and kids running wild; the time between when you first arrive and are placed in different activities, and then we have to remember where you put your lunch; did in end up on your seat in the bus that went back to the school, or in the huge pile of lunchboxes ...
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The 1920s vs 2018s

The 1920s were a different place compared to today. In the 1920s, it’s an age of dramatic social and political change. A lot of Americans start to move from farms to cities for a new life. The economic growth caused Americans to have more money to spend on goods until the Great Depression. The 1920s is arguably one of the most important events of American history. A w...
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why do we dream?

Why do we Dream? Through different types of dreams we discover ourselves, each type with a unique trigger or cause, each cause or trigger with a potential meaning symbolic or literal. Dreams are where the conscious reality and the subconscious interpretation meet. It is the one area where fact and fiction collide and still hold their meaning. Dreams are a series of thought...
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College Essay: Lake House

The wind stung my eyes as I flew past my father and brother standing at the end of the dock. Tightening the grip I had around my mother’s waist, I dared to take a look behind at the men in my family. The jet-ski was moving at a blinding speed, and soon the boys disappeared into the horizon completely. My mom was driving, and we were speeding away from the place I called home ...
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Gregor McGregor: The Original Confidence Trickster

The art of scamming is almost as old as the art of story telling itself. Today we can imagine someone claming to be a Nigerian prince or the wife of president of somelittle known country, it is a tried and true story meant to scam you of your money. Now imagine taking this idea to its limit, conving thousands of people that you are the prince of a unknowncountry and then act...
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What can be done to save the eurozone?

The eurozone consists of 17 out of the 27 European Union member nations. It was originally formed for the purpose of raising the economic strength of all its members, and thereby raising the power of Europe as a whole. Those who are part of the eurozone share the euro as their common currency, forming a more unified economic system for the 17 countries. At the beginning, the ...
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The Muppets vs Charles Dickens

Have you ever tried to take a serious topic and explain it to a child? Jim Henson tried, and failed. Teaching kids about things that they are going to have to know for the rest of their lives isn’t an easy task. Sometimes when telling something to a kid you leave out some important things in order to get your main point across and thats what happened in The Muppet Chris...
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Emerald Ash borer

Around the United States ash trees have been cut for flooring, lumber, and furniture. While shipping these trees, the emerald ash borer has the ability to spread. Now you can ship them, but why would you want to continue the spread of insects that are killing trees? By cutting them down while they are still alive, or by seeing your tree has emerald ash borer and not trying t...
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The Cuban Revolution

The plan was still in full force to revolt against the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. On July 26, 1953, in the isolated Moncada barracks, 130 men from the Rebel Army led by Fidel Castro attacked Batista’s forces. Hours after the bloodshed, most of the rebels were captured, arrested or killed. Fidel and his brother Raul Castro managed to escape but were then captured. A cou...
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The Stigmatization of Mental Illness

The Stigmatization of Mental Illness: The Ramifications of Inadequate Treatment and Societal Disregard for the Mentally Ill in the United States The extent to which the United States provides treatment for the mentally ill has been a contentious issue. The appalling lack of care for the mentally ill throughout American history has had a lasting impact on the way in which me...
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