Gang Violence Crimes Committed
1,127 wordsI dont think I was even conscious that gangs existed and were a problem until 1991. That was the year that my friend Steph and I went to see the movie Boyz in the Hood, directed by John Singleton. When we chose to see that movie, we really had no idea what it was about. We chose is for two reasons, one because nothing that was playing at the time except for Boyz looked remotely interesting, and two, Cuba Gooding Jr. had a role in it, and we both thought he was kind of cute. It ended up being one...
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Binge Drinking Alcohol Abuse
451 wordsI. Is the number 21 part of a magic trick? A. What is so special about the age 21. B. Does it make you mature enough to consume alcohol? 1. Some adults abuse alcohol while some teenagers would be able to drink responsibly. II. The average age kids began drinking is 12. (The Binge Generation, Ladies home Journal, December 1999, P. 116) A. We need to educate young adults about safe drinking and drinking in moderation. III. The national drinking age should be lowered to 18. IV. I will be discussing...
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Westview High School Open Campus Students
458 wordsWestview High School is a closed campus school, which limits the freedom and movement of students through out the day. While millions of other students around the country enjoy a open campus. We are trapped in the same routine day after day. We see the same people everyday, eat the same criteria food, and walk the same crowded halls. First off Westview, like many other schools, is full of kids who get too stressed out by the long days, and sometimes just feel the need to take a break from their ...
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Twenty Years Ago Columbine High School
1,480 wordsDont kid yourself. Theres trouble in paradise that escapes the vision of folks wearing rose-colored glasses. Im not a contemporary Chicken Little running around screaming The sky is falling! And Im not a little boy crying out Wolf! I am a former English teacher with thirty-four years classroom experience. Ive taught through wars, recessions, political assassinations and public anti-war protests. Ive seen and broken-up hundreds of bloody student fights. Ive been threatened by enraged students and...
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Responsible For Romeo Reasons For The Death Juliet
462 wordsThroughout the Elizabethan Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet there have been key people responsible for the two young lovers' deaths. The main reasons for the death of these two fine individuals may be found on the consciences of the people surrounding them both. It may also be the feud. between their families, and the well-meaning but misguided assistance of others? Before all of this may by judged, we must think if this was nothing but fate that brought these two lustful teens to their deaths. Befor...
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Macbeth And Lady Macbeth Bad Habits
555 wordsIn reading William Shakespeare's play, MacBeth, readers can plainly see that character development is crucial to developing the plot, as well as the overall appeal of the literature. One can see the growth in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth throughout the story. The changes in the characters' personas is very much visible to the reader throughout the storyline. In analyzing MacBeth, one can use Sean Covey's insightful book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, to show the seven characteristics, as C...
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Teenage Pregnancy Teenage Mothers
749 wordsThe Effects of Teenage Pregnancy The high level of teenage births continues to create numerous problems for social services, parents and the public at large. At the beginning of a new century, reducing teenage childbearing remains a challenge to social scientists, service providers and public officials. An organization named, The National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy, have provided statistics listed on the internet. The research is broken down by individual states as well. The overall f...
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Age Of 18 L A Times
912 wordsLets say your daughter is walking down the street at 10: 00 P. M. to get some eggs and milk for breakfast tomorrow morning. But while she is walking back, a cop stops her for a curfew violation. The officer arrests her, searches her, and brings her into the station. Finally after three hours later, after you are worried sick, the police call you and say, your daughter has been arrested for violating curfew. You need to come pick her up so we can release her into your custody. After you finally g...
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Binge Drinking Didn T
813 wordsEntering the Field of Alcohol Teaching our youth of today about the consequences of alcohol would be beneficial to many young teens. In colleges today students like myself enter a whole new ballpark with alcohol, by being surrounded by other teens that drink and party on a daily basis. Getting so intoxicated students become violently ill, or are sent to hospitals to get their stomach pumped. All this leads to information that these students are lacking, because their parents didn t teach him wha...
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Peer Pressure Sexual Activity
1,017 wordsSexuality is a trait inherent in our nature. It is the way which we, human beings, express our own sexual nature and intimate feelings toward each other. Our actual awareness of sexuality stems back to our prepubescent years and has continually evolved with us. The sexual differences between men and women go beyond the physical level and deep into the human psyche. Male and female both think and feel in ways radically different from each other. Thus it is very difficult for a male to experience ...
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Government And Society Technologically Advanced
1,184 wordsThe FAHRENHEIT 451 FAHRENHEIT 451 The society in Fahrenheit 451 has many similarities along with many differences of our modern day American society. Some of the similarities of our society and the society in Fahrenheit 451 are that in our society, which is becoming more and more technologically advanced, individuals are demanding things to become faster and faster. As with the society in Fahrenheit 451, everything is fast and readily available at the touch of a fingertip. Another similarity in ...
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Flappers Of The 1920 Respect Their Point Youth
566 wordsThroughout history, there have always been rebels in society. During the 1920 s in the United States, many young people discarded the traditions of society. They subsequently, began flaunting their disdain for conventional dress and behavior in the society. The flappers of the 1920 s and the youth of today have shared many similar difficulties with the society's acceptance of rebellion. Thus, youth has always struggled against the over critical opinions of adults. With the passing's of certain l...
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Zelda Sayre Younger Generation
1,730 wordsFlappers of the 1920 s When one pictures a young lady of the 1920 s, what does one see? Most often a neatly dressed elegant woman comes to mind. Many teenage girls are always told to act like young women, and are given speeches of how in the old days; everyone was on their best behavior. Actually, this generation s youth is being misled to how the past really was. In the-mid 1920 s the so-called ladies werent all they seem to be. Even though it may be hard to believe the obedience and politeness...
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Web Web Web Types Of Gangs Gang
427 wordsBY: Jens Gangs Views of Gangs BY: Jens Shriver Since the start of the 90 s violent gangs have been increasing. Most gangs are made out of troublesome teens but there are also plenty of adults in gangs. Alot of the problem is that these teens have access to illegal firearms. Some gang members were interviewed. One said he felt kind of guilty because he accidentally killed someone in a drive-by. Most people look on gangs as the bad side of the community. Another gang member stated that he and his ...
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Assault Weapons Gun Shows
686 wordsIt is being argued that gun control violates our constitutional rights stated in the second amendment. The second amendment states that? A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed (Harris, 1998). ? Pro-gunners believe that the second amendment gives them the right to have any and all typed of firearms. But, the second amendment was written during a time when the nation was at war. Ordinary citiz...
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Legal Drinking Age Todays Teenagers
624 wordsEveryone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol until the age of 21. Many people are in agreement with this legal restriction. Some would even say that it should be raised. However, the legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems than it prevents. First, it is necessary to question this law. Why is 21 the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? In an alcohol summit held in Boulder Colorado, Boulder County Sheriff George Epp said Theres a general be...
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Role Playing Survey Conducted
1,258 wordsSince the 1970 s when they were first introduced, videogames have evolved from a simple, white ball that bounced off the TV screen walls into 3 -dimensional, role-playing characters with realistic features, sounds, and actions. Children, in most cases, are the targets of many videogame producers. However, videogame producers have recently developed various role-playing games with such explicit adult content as violence and gore, and often, recurrent nudity or sexual themes. Special rating boards...
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Teenage Smoking Tobacco Companies
547 wordsSmoking in the United States has recently seen a rapid increase in the percentage of teenagers who are picking up the habit. Although still lower than it was in the 1970 s, teen smoking rates are quickly approaching the percentages of the decade. There are multiple factors that have contributed to the surge of teenage smokers, and several suggestions have been made to suppress it. From 1991 until 1996, the percentages of 12 th that were daily smokers rose 20 %, 10 th graders 45 % and 8 th grader...
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Yoko Ono Death
1,328 wordsJohn Lennon's Death Traumatized America I just fired my body guard. It is my rationale If they? re good get ya, they? re good get you anyway. John Winston Lennon three weeks before his murder, December 8, 1980. Lennon was a musician, artist, activist, and poet. Because Lennon? s life was valued to many Americans, Lennon? s death emotionally shook thousands and traumatized America? s people. The bond Lennon shared with America, the timing of the death, and the irony of the crime, bruised the hear...
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Jules Verne Started Writing
449 wordsBY: ERIC CARLSON JULES VERNE [titled in Germany] was born in 1828 in the seaport town of Nantes, France. He was from a family whose father was a lawyer. As a boy, Jules sat at the docks listening to sailors tales of faraway places and imaging himself exploring unknown worlds. At a 11 Verne ran-away from his family and home. Jules was 12 when he ran away again, he longed to stow away on a ship bound for sail to India. But his father pulled Jules off the ship and gave him a severe beating. However...
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