Marching On - 670 words
Sweat dripping down my face and butterflies fluttering around my stomach as if it was the Garden of Eden, I took in a deep breathe and asked myself: "Why am I so nervous? After all, it is just the most exciting day of my life." When the judges announced for the Parsippany Hills High School Marching Band to commence its show, my mind blanked out and I was on the verge of losing sanity. Giants Stadium engulfed me, and as I pointed my instrument up to the judges stand, I gathered my thoughts and placed my mouth into the ice-cold mouthpiece of the contrabass. "Ready or not," I beamed, "here comes the best show you will ever behold." There is no word to describe the feeling I obtain through music ...
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Great Depression - 1,665 words
The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which touched virtually all of the industrialized world. The Depression began in late 1929 and lasted for nearly a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the Depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the latter part that same decade. The mal-distribution of wealth in the 1920's existed on many levels. Money was distributed disparately between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United State ...
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A Modernday Revolution American Turmoil In The 1960s - 1,528 words
... for the gradual with drawl of troops from Vietnam, and in 1975, the last of the troops returned home. The Vietnam Peace Movement was only part of the student movements that went on at the time. The baby boom after World War II more than doubled the population of U.S. colleges in 1960-1964. This was also the first generation to grow up with the knowledge that an atomic bomb could destroy the world. The students felt power of their numbers, and they felt also that they should have more say in the issues that affected their lives (Benson 50) A prime and initial example of these feelings are the events taking place at Berkely University in 1964. University officials passed a new regulation ...
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Gorillas In The Mist - 1,425 words
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey is an excellent account of her thirteen years studying gorillas in the Virungas Mountains. Gorillas in the Mist shows the public that gorillas were not the evil monsters that we have come to think of them as. Through careful research Dain Fossey was able to bring an understanding to the eyes of the public about gorilla behavior, social structure, and the gorillas individualism. Dian Fossey started her research in September of 1963. Fosseys original goals were to meet the mountain gorillas of Mt. Mikeno in the Congo, as well as meet with Dr. Leaky. While her goal was to do a short-term study, but after meeting Dr. Leaky she was persuaded to undergo a long-t ...
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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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Mark Posters The Mode Of Information - 1,361 words
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Posters The Mode of Information Mark Posters The Mode of Information can be seen as something of an attempt to establish a new discourse in socio-political theory. He does this mainly through the concerted criticism of several prominent philosophers, including Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. Typically, his prime concern with the bulk of most of these philosophers works is their tendency towards totalization, or their failure to adequately incorporate an understanding of what Poster sees as the mode of information into their theorizing. From what remains of his counterparts theories, Poster attempts to assemble his new discourse, incorporating into the e ...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Character Analysis - 1,166 words
... f of talk: "It was the time to hear things and talk." Janey ends the novel with a comment on this talk: "Talking don't amount to a hill of beans when yuh can't do nothin' else." The bulk of the novel itself is composed of Janey's dialogue. The book addresses the role of language, orality and speaking in society and inner growth. Why the emphasis on language, and it's opposite, silence? Without the silence in Janey's earlier years, could she have asked questions? How could she have found questions if there were no years to ask questions? Language is important to humankind for communication, but beyond that, language serves as the medium for preserving culture. Specifically for African-Ame ...
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Beloved - 1,058 words
... ownership took place, her bond with her children was complete. The escape from slavery did nothing more than intensify this bond. For the first time she felt she could love her children unreservedly and had a vision of true freedom: "Look like I loved em more after I got here. Or maybe I couldn't love 'em in Kentucky because they wasn't mine to love...A place where you could love anything you choose--not to need permission for desire--well now that was freedom"(Page 162). Gender issues are also dominant in the story. Three of the four main characters are female, and it not only tells the story of an ex-slave but of a woman's life. Slavery is the cause ofSethe being in the situation she i ...
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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,061 words
... annot hire, fire, or hold back promotions. The company does the hiring and the managers and supervisors motivate via style, trust, goodwill, and cooperation. Promotions are dependent on longevity first, ability and accomplishment second. Employees are placed according to their abilities with the brighter picking up the heavier load and the less able a lighter load. There are no stars. Everyone is part of the team. Management trainees are switched every two to three years in a circulating effect or rotation. Instead of promotion and pay raise incentives, the most capable and productive gain status and will eventually be singled out for higher spots. Promotion is based on ability to get al ...
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General - 640 words
To ensure objective opinion, all the logos are separated in order and then consolidated for final review. Make sure you view each one individually in order. There are 2 new styles with various modifications. Although I didn't use Nancy's exact idea, but the motif she tried to bring out did give more ideas that I did incorporate (the notepad and star). Also, the homepage comp is up. This is in no way finalized, but just to give a better sense of what it might look and feel like. Some of the advertisements are probably going to be moved or put into another page (it might be too flashy) but keep in mind that the homepage would be vertically longer and therefore a lot less busy than it looks now ...
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Theres More To Compensating Good People Than Money - 1,115 words
The very word conjures up images of money-a bountiful sum in cash or checks, a generous amount, richly deserved, paid in return for good works of some kind. But in today's economic and employment environment, giving someone a cash reward for work beyond the call of duty-a raise or a bonus-often has less impact than the employer intended. It simply isn't as surefire an "employee retention tool" is it seems to be. 1.Giving monetary rewards is like giving cash as a wedding present-useful, no doubt, but not very personal and not very thoughtful. 2.Cash rewards are one-dimensional. They mainly address the employee's financial needs, contributing only by implication to her or his needs for emotion ...
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None Provided - 534 words
In the past three decades, steroids has been becoming a serious problem more than ever in the athletic field. Steroids are anabolic drug "to build" growth hormones that include the androgens (male sex hormones) principally testosterone and estrogen and progestogens (female sex hormones). Steroids were first developed for medical purposes. They're used in controlling inflammation, strengthening weakened hearts, preventing conception, and alleviating symptoms of arthritis and asthma. Unfortunately research has shown that steroids have been abused in almost every kind of sport. Although steroids contribute to a muscular body, usage should remain illegal because they physically deteriorate and m ...
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Chinese Economic Reform - 2,360 words
... China Plant." New York Times sct. D4). In addition, E.I. du Pont recently predicted "that its investments and business in China could increase as much as ten times by the end of the century" ("Du Pont Plans Increase In Chinese Investment." New York Times, sct. D2). Tellingly, du Pont's chairman attributed the company's negotiations of "as many as 28 new projects in China" to the fact "that the country's financial changes, improved infrastructure and rising disposable income has encouraged the company to expand its business activities" (Du Pont" pg. 23). The Chinese government has made conscientious attempts to promote the strength of the country's economy while protecting its citizens. ...
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All Of Russian Communism - 1,538 words
The Reasons for the fall of Socialism/Communism and the Troubles of Starting the New Democratic System in the Russian Federation "Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky." Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. Quoted in: Independent (London, 13 Sept. The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful bond between economics and politics that was the integral characteristic of the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The Communist regime was so ingrain in every aspect of Soviet life that t ...
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Canada Post - 1,106 words
Canada Post Corporation will face many difficulties in the future stemming from two present concerns: Customer Perception- Customer perception is fairly negative and is either associated with problems evident in the past or those associated with the United States Postal Service. Unionized Labour- Unions are a constant problem for any company associated with them. To remedy these situations we propose the following: Divestiture- CPC should break into strategic business units. Each unit would then be responsible for individual quality control, sales, personnel as well as research and development. This divestiture will help them to reduce the detrimental effects of CPCs union as they will be ...
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Canada Post - 1,160 words
... er the quality of service provided by these franchises. This may lead to possible bottlenecks and decrease service quality. Letter-mail volumes, which still provide the bulk of Canada Posts business, face competition from courier services and electronic alternatives such as fax, electronic mail and electronic funds transfer. The dominant users of Canada Post's letter-mail services are banks, utilities, credit card companies and other businesses. These companies are likely to adapt to more innovative electronic alternatives. This situation poses an acute threat to Canada Post Corporation unless they are able to innovate. In the distribution market, multinational courier companies, such as ...
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Vocab - 1,406 words
Pride being proud, inordinate self-esteem; and unreasonable conceit of ones own superiority over others. Insufficient not sufficient, inadequate to any need, use or purpose. Consequence that which follows from any act, cause, principles or series of actions. Pliancy quality of being pliant; easiness to be vent; readiness to be influenced. Ductility a yielding disposition of mind; ready compliance. Commendation praise, favorable representation of words, declaration of esteem; respects; greeting; message of love. Synonymously to express by words of the same meaning (words that have the same meaning (synonym) Endeavor to try to do; an effort; an essay; an attempt. Defy to provoke to co ...
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Edger Allan Poe - 2,149 words
... part, uses an allegory as the literary theme in The Masque of the Red Death. I do not see the story as one intended to scare or keep the reader in suspense, however, more to leave the reader with a message concerning death, and trying to prevent the inevitable. Very little description is used throughout the story, excluding the description the most important roles in the story; the seven rooms, and the Red Death. I believe this is written the way it is in order to keep the reader focused on what is important, what is underneath the surface. The story covers a period of approximately eight days with most of the important action occurring each night around midnight. The location is the hom ...
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Slaughter House Five - 903 words
It seems as though all we hear on the news lately is bad news. So it goes, right? After all, if we took to heart all the tragedies that occur everyday in the world we'd never get out of bed in the morning. We would have an overload of grief so heavy that we'd probably all die of a broken heart. What we sometimes forget is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Likewise, every time someone dies another is born. Every time a marriage ends in divorce, a newlywed couple celebrates their honeymoon somewhere else in the world. The world is in a constant state of renewal. So why do we only notice the bad things? Probably because we're human. Even though the bulk of our probl ...
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Walden - 1,060 words
Walden , or Life in the Woods was written during Henry David Thoreaus stay at Walden Pond, an excursion that lasted over two years. It was here that Thoreau conducted his experiment with life. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. (Thoreau 835) Walden, or Life in the Woods is a well-known book admired for its meaning. The thing that was so enticing about this story was the knowing of its development. When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a ...
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