Kids His Own Age Socializing With Kids Narrator
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Ran As Fast Began To Feel
2,174 wordsI awoke. There was a crash on the main deck. I heard a loud crack from above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw shocked me. The small wooden boat was completely in flames! I slowly moved toward the sound being careful not to get caught in the flames. The smoke was choking me. I could see an outline of a face across from me. It was Jaden, my best friend. He was completely surrounded by the bright orange flames. "Yeah, but the fire has me surrounded!" I hit the water with a crash. I swam through ...
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Telephone Calls Waiting Room
1,157 words... engulfed me. I saw the vision of the smashed vehicle in the center of the road and could only hear my mother's hysterical crying while Claudia and my cousin comforted her. Was it fear? Was it shock, or was it those emotions that deluged me, still yet to come out? Reality settled in for a while when a policeman and Claudia ordered me to drive my mother, Katie and me home because my mother was too emotional to drive. As we departed, Claudia instructed me to pack my mother a bag. I wondered why...
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Censored Ing Night Classes Samantha
1,081 wordsIt had been about two years since Samantha's last date with Tim. They had gone out for dinner to a three-star Italian restaurant downtown. Tim had, all of the sudden, remembered that he had not brought his wallet along so Samantha had to charge it to her credit card, herself. He, then, asked for some cigarettes, before taking him home. She never saw or spoke to Tim, again, and had pretty much given up on dating. Samantha sat a small round table, twiddling her thumbs in front of the place setting...
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Men And Women Date Rape
1,223 wordsDate rape is a term used to describe a rape where the victim knows the attacker, either closely or casually, that frequently involves alcohol or some other drug limiting the judgment of the perpetrator and the defenses of the victim. Although date rape is a forced issue, many precautions can be taken to prevent the crime. Date rape is vastly under reported because of the victims guilt, shame, and the feeling that they would not be believed. For example, in a study done by the National Center for...
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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
982 wordsA Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, is often considered to be one of the best novels of our time. But what makes this, or any, great novel, great? Is a book great because it makes you think? Maybe its because you can relate to the book. Is it because the characters are so familiar? Or maybe the way the author writes is what makes it good? Well, perhaps it is not what the book is about or whether or not you can relate to the characters, but maybe its about the feelings and elements in the b...
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Sense Of Humor Friend Katie Julie
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Young Girl 3 Years
980 wordsPhotos bring memories back to life. Each photo tells a different story, sometimes things you dont always like to remember. The photo that I have chosen is of a young girl in a pretty formal dress. She is holding a packet of Minutes, her favourite lollies. Her grandma gave them to her right after she performed in a concert for her dancing school. Athol Williby School of dance, a place shed been going to for 3 years, since she was 7 years old. Every Monday her mother would drop her off out the fro...
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Save The World Three Thousand
925 wordsEarl. It rhymed with girl. He always took a lot of heat for that. But that was before the Easter egg. The extraordinary Easter egg. Earls extraordinary Easter egg He got it as a gift from his mean cousin Katie that never was and never will be nice to him (she kept teasing his name). It looked like nothing special to him. Probably just some chocolate inside but it definitely wasnt an ordinary egg. This egg contained extra-terrestrial contents that have enormous potential. As he unwrapped the chea...
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Teens We Make A Difference
1,513 wordsIf teenagers werent helping out in this society would you think it would make much of an impact or difference on society? What if I told you that teenagers all over the world make huge differences for our communities. What if I told you teens take matters in their own hands when someone is in need for help. Teens are very important in every way in this evolving society, because we tend to make our voices heard throughout the crowd of dominating adults. Many of us will go through tremendous effor...
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York Columbia University Blue Whale
851 wordsAll aboard the SS Katie MS for an exciting tour of the deep blue sea in search of Blue Whales. Please keep your hands and feet inside the boat at all times. Ready, set, here we go! While were waiting to find a Blue Whale, here are some interesting facts about all whales. Whales are mammals who breathe air, are warm blooded, and produce milk to feed their young. To live in the ocean they have a streamlined form, nearly hairless skin, and an insulation of blubber that can be over 2 feet thick. Wha...
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First Fieldwork By Barbara Anderson Precis
659 words1. Where did Barbara Anderson's fieldwork take place and what was the goal of her research? Barbara Anderson's fieldwork took place in the fishing village of Taarnby, Denmark on the island of Amateur in the Oresund in the 50 's. The goal of her research was to publish the unseen side of fieldwork. She wanted to share the personal and professional sides of fieldwork with the reader. She went to the island to help her husband study culture change. 2. Who accompanied Anderson to her field site? Bar...
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The Battle Of San Pasqual
1,012 wordsKatie Baldridge Carl Coughlan History 111 March 6, 2005 Katie Baldridge Carl Coughlan History 111 March 6, 2005 The Battle of San Pasqual The battle of San Pasqual was one of the many battles fought against Americans to protect their land. The greedy American government was determined to conquer California from Mexico and make it part of the union. The mass migration of immigrants caused the widespread of people to flee south. Mexico had departed from Spain in 1821. California wanted to manage t...
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Date Rape Rape Crisis
1,012 wordsDate Rape by Katie Roiphe and On Not Being a Victim by Mary Gaitskill debate the issue of date rape. Both authors, with the use of personal opinion and other women s opinions, state their views on the subject. While Katie Roiphe argues that rape should be limited to physical force, Gaitskill criticizes that opinion. According to her, any woman with psychic disorders after unwanted sexual experience can be considered raped. Although the writers use a similar structure in writing the articles and ...
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Back To School Personal Interview
1,124 wordsHigh school shootings have been occurring all over the country. All incidents leading in one or more deaths. Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Edinboro, Pearl, Moses Lake, Grayson, Olivehurst, Better, West Paducah, Springfield, Littleton. It? ll never happen to me, you say, well, it could. And after it does everything is different, and has changed. Just a death can change you, but death from terrorism is even more difficult to deal with. That is why the students are so concerned. Some people are blaming ...
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Point Of View Hunger Strike
793 wordsHeroes Arent Always Heroes (A comparative essay of the men in Joan Macleod's Hope Slide and Little Sister) Joan MacLeod presents the men in The Hope Slide and Little Sister in two vary different ways. The men in The Hope Slide are kept at a distance and presented as heroes. The reader is left to make a judgment on their character based on Irene's biased opinion, when in reality they could be the opposite of what she describes. The men in Little Sister, on the other hand, are a major part of the ...
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Didn T Baby Girl
1,012 words? Please, Megan Renee Megan Renee? Please, just let me hold her, ? she pleaded, ? just once? ? ? I? m sorry, ? replied the plump nurse coldly, ? but I have my orders, and besides, it will only make things that much worse. ? To an outsider, it was a heart-wrenching scene. To the hospital, it was something that they dealt with on a daily basis. To her family, it was a mistake that never should have happened. To Sara, it was a day that changed her life forever. ? Katie, I can? t look-tell me what i...
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Mentally Ill Mental Illnesses
1,184 wordsThere is a wide range of problems considered psychological disorders. Each is very different, and very complex in its own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are quite difficult to live with, and indeed mis fortunate. However, there simply is not enough known about mental illnesses to make the public acutely aware of how serious these disord...
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Sense Of Humor Fifteen Year
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Death Penalty States Mentally Retarded People
1,101 wordsState Sanctioned Murder Old Sparky and Gruesome Gertie (affectionate names for the electric chair) have taken the lives of many, even the innocent (Finnerty 18). They are prejudiced and lack compassion. However, many Americans believe that they represent justice. Capital punishment does not represent justice, but vengeance and hate. Among the 7, 000 people estimated to have been killed in the United States between 1900 and 1985, at least 23 were innocent (Finnerty 18). In at least 8 of 261 execu...
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