Colorado College - 1,243 words
How about this for your imagination. Snow all around you, skiing or snowboarding any weekend that you like, and Denver only 50 miles away. That has to sound good unless you hate the cold, but Colorado College has 300 sunny days every year. The campus area is moderately warm, but it is very close to the mountains and the downtown area. This college is a fun place to be, but it is also a very demanding school in Since 1874 Colorado College has been strongly committed to undergraduate instruction in the tradition which began with the medieval European University. Colorado College started in 1874, two years before Colorado became a state. It all started as General William Jackson Palmer founded ...
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History Of Colorado River - 1,139 words
The Colorado River, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, is a river of many different extremes, from the barren deserts of Mexico to the huge mountains of Colorado. This great river is born about 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and flows southwest for 1,470 miles to the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico. It is the international boundary for 17 miles between Arizona and Mexico. Before the construction of a number of dams along its route, it flowed 80 miles through Mexico to the Gulf of California. The 1,360 miles of its route in the United States makes it the nation's fifth longest river. It drains a large portion of the North American continent covering ...
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International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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Doc Holliday - 1,776 words
... gecoach for Denver, Colorado. Along the way, he stopped at Fort Griffin which, at the time, was the center of a flourishing cattle industry. Approximately two thousand hunters and cowboys annually visited Ft. Griffin. Their money and existence attracted gamblers and prostitutes alike, quickly giving Ft. Griffin the reputation as the craziest town in Texas. Docs stay was cut short when he was again arrested for gambling which was more than likely, a sign of showing a newcomer unwelcomeness rather than upholding the law. Holliday got the point and swiftly left Fort Griffin. John finally reached Denver in the summer of 1875. He assumed the alias of Tom Mackey in order to start a new life an ...
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None Provided - 1,413 words
The gold rush of the 1850s symbolized Americas quest towards westward movement, challenges of life on the frontier, and the impact it had on Californias growth. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. Many people that had heard of the gold rush in the 1850s moved right out there as fast as they could to get their hands on that gold. Once the people got out there they wouldnt return back to the east. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. James W. Marshalls finding of gold on January 24, 1848 led to the expansion of the West Coast and the beginning of a new state, California. Marshall discovered gold in a mill on ...
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Crop Production - 879 words
Beginning about 12,000 years ago, the human population began a trend that completely changed the way we, as a race, evolved. For the first time in history, humans pushed beyond the restraints of traditional hunting and gathering, into domestication and farming. It was a change that would not only take thousands of years to prove worthy, but also may have set us back on the evolutionary path at the time. Along the path to this point, we have been constantly changing and finding new ways to produce and maximize the yield of the crops we sow. Have these changes been successful or detrimental to us? The following will search into answering this question. Since the beginning, increased crop produ ...
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Louis Isadore Kahn And The Salk Institute - 749 words
Standing alone against the endless blue sea, the Salk Institute by Louis I. Kahn is one of a kind. "Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the Pacific coast near La Jolla aspires within its own spirit to an order achieved through clarity, definition, and consistency of application"(Heyer 195). To many, this magnificent structure may seem out of place, but it works well with the surrounding environment because of the spatial continuity that it possesses. The relation to the site, the tectonic characteristics, and the ideas of servant versus served, combine to achieve a great sense of order in the Salk Institute. Many of the ideas that went into the construction of this design a ...
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The Future Of Aviation Insurance - 1,723 words
Insurance and the Future of Aviation Analysis of Issues in the Aviation Industry Southern Illinois University, Carbondale This report will discuss the future of the aviation industry and the effects of high insurance cost. As the industry enters into the millennium, the insurance industry must look at several problems that also face the aviation industry. Survival for the small FBOs is getting harder each day; the threat of financial devastation is real when it comes to lawsuits. General aviation may be forced to change its way of doing business and become more like the military and commercial airlines. One can only hope that society will change their attitude towards the aviation industry a ...
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Allen Ginsburg In America - 1,585 words
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jeresy. Louis Ginsberg, Allens dad, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. A shy and complicated child growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she trusted Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and the world was plotting against her. As Allen tried to understand what was happening with his mother, he also had to struggle to comprehend what was happening inside him, because he was consumed by lust f ...
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Globalization - 1,004 words
... ish their dreams with. This could be clearly shown in the comparison between the European community and what the Arabs have been trying to accomplish. The European common market is a step that has been in progress since the second world war and the European countries have been delaying it until its prerequisites are ripe "Europeans lefts to make sure that each step of the integration was accompanied by double series of measures " (Amin 7). After a long period of building and establishment the common market has been established. The Arabs saw this market and started talking about having one tomorrow, as if the Europeans have established this market over night, and as if the Arabs had set ...
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Gps - 1,558 words
... ith the Challenger. There have been no successful launches of GPS satellites by the Shuttle and probably never will be. You'll hear the term "Block I" and "Block II" used to describe satellites. Block Is were the initial R and D birds and a few (four or five) are still ope! rating. They're smaller than the Block II production satellites and don't have the same amount of military spook stuff aboard. They're also not selective-availability equipped. The full constellation of GPS satellites is due to be in orbit by mid-1993, if all goes according to plan. (No guarantee there). Until then, the system is deemed by the Defense Department to be under construction. THE BOYS IN BLUE The U.S. Air ...
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Short Story - 840 words
Hurry up, Lisa! Make a wish and blow the candles! exclaimed Mr and Mrs. Jones. It was Lisas 7th birthday and the Jones were celebrating it in their large, luxurious living room. Lisa was the happiest girl because she basically had everything, every toy she wanted. Her parents had her in their mid forties, so Lisa was a very valuable gift to them. So that was the reason why they bought her everything she asked for, making her the happiest yet the brattiest kid on earth. After Lisa made a wish and blew her candles off, Mr. Jones brought a huge box wrapped in fancy paper. With excitement, Lisa hurriedly unwrapped the box and took our the precious gift that was lying there. Lisa stared into the ...
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Trench Coat Mafia - 715 words
"Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you A lot of people are trying to figure out why the two kids in Colorado went on a shooting spree. Many people are focusing on violence, guns, computer games, movies, television, and the free flow of information on the internet. These kids wouldn't have done what they did without a motivation. Their Here are my opinions on some of the things people are focusing on in the discussion this event has brought As Americans it is totally hypocritical for us to say that violence is bad. Every tax paying American supports violence and pays for it. In fact, we support an American foreign policy w ...
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Old Testament Allusions In Beowulf - 1,329 words
Thesis: The Beowulf poet incorporates Old Testament allusions in order to teach the Anglo-Saxon pagans about the new religion. a. Committing Murder b. Living as Grendel Throughout literature, many writers have alluded to stories in the Bible. Whether it's from the Old Testament or the New Testament, writers have paid references to Biblical stories. In literary analysis, this is called an allusion. The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary defines an allusion as a reference, especially a covert, or indirect one (37). In the case of Beowulf, the allusion is referring to instances in the Bible. The specific references are to stories told in the Old Testament. During the time period of the poet ...
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This Boys Life - 570 words
This Boy's Life, a memoir by Tobbias Wolff, is a story about a young boy named Toby struggling through life because his parents were divorced. Living with his mother Rosemary, who wasn't able to provide him with proper upbringing on her own. Toby owned a gun that his mothers partner named Roy, had given to him. Toby would look out of his bedroom window and point the gun at animals and innocent people walking by. He had this urge inside of him to shoot at people. One day, he was distracted by the sound of his mother opening his door which prevented him from almost shooting at a Nun. This scene reminds me of a scene in the movie "American Beauty", Jack, who lacked communication with his parent ...
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With Or Without You Causation - 1,523 words
"See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side. I'll wait, for you. Slide of hand and twist of fate, on a bed of nails see makes me wait. And I'll wait, without you, with or without you, with or without you. Through the storm we reach the shore, you give it all but I want more. And I'm waiting for you, with or without you. With or without you, I can't live with or without you." (U2 3.) My name is Jack. I want to tell you how I feel right now, but it cannot be placed into words. You can only put yourself in my shoes and imagine what I am going through right now. By understanding the causes, you can understand the effect. Maybe you have been there too. My story starts four m ...
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Gun Report - 534 words
During recent debates it has been proven that gun control must be enforced, for example, the recent slaughter of fourteen students and one teacher at a suburban Colorado high school. According to the congress, they are pushing for mandatory child safety locks and tougher back round checks. In my opinion there should be many more restrictions on guns and it should be a lot more difficult to aquire a fire arm. I have three proposals in order to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. h One should have to go through a class and receive a c or better. h One should be under a contract that nothing illegal will be done with the firearm or the owner of the gun should receive 10 years in solitary pris ...
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Soil Erosion - 1,056 words
... d and water management, including sediment transport and storage in lowlands, reservoirs, estuaries, and irrigation and hydropower systems. In the USA, soil has recently been eroded at about 17 times the rate at which it forms: about 90% of US cropland is currently losing soil above the sustainable rate. Soil erosion rates in Asia, Africa and South America are estimated to be about twice as high as in the USA. FAO estimates that 140 million ha of high quality soil, mostly in Africa and Asia, will be degraded by 2010, unless better methods of land management are adopted. HUMAN OR NATURAL CAUSE:Erosion is a fundamental and complex natural process that is strongly modified (generally increa ...
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The Effects Of Media Violence On Children - 982 words
THE EFFECTS OF MEDIA VIOLNCE ON CHILDREN On April 20 1999 two boys by the names of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into their High school in the little town of Colombine Colorado and opened fire on their fellow classmates.Some say it was the parents others say just pure teen adolescence, I say it was the media. In the 1950's Television was first introduced to America, only ten percent of the families owned a one television in their home, by 1960 that number increased to a mere 90% of the people owning a TV, but now a whopping 99% of homes in our country own a TV. 54% of chidren have one in their own Television has become so much of a part of are existense that it is virtually impossible ...
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