Business Essays

Slaughterhouse-Five: Traditional Door

The novel Slaughterhouse-Five is a close biographical account of author Kurt Vonnegut’s past as an American soldier and the problems he faced post-war (Cox). He used various parallels between himself and the main character to represent his experience. Slaughterhouse-Five revolves around the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, whose stationing in World War II prompted him to become “unstuck in time” and move…

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Smartphones

Smartphones combine the functionality of PDAs, wireless PCs, phones, and even digital cameras in one handset, making them a powerful business tool. Because greater functionality is built-in, smartphones can do things much more quickly than their standard mobile phone and PDA precursors. Smartphone handsets can function as personal organisers, with electronic diaries, contact lists, and automatic reminders. As with a…

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The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

As the 19th century ended and the 20th century began imperialism was in full swing, especially in the United States. The United States was becoming more powerful because of all their new territories around the world. One cause of the rising imperialism was the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The Roosevelt Corollary was made to keep European powers out…

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The Emancipation Proclamation: The Document That Forever Changed America

The Emancipation Proclamation is one of this country’s most important documents. Since its announcement on New Year’s Day, 1863, thousands of African-Americans nationwide have felt the impact of its powerful words. One impact is that the document emancipated a plethora of slaves then under Southern control. Arguably an even greater effect, however, was its use as a strong motivational tool…

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Detroit

Detroit was a successful city, but recently has not done very well. Detroit has a very interesting history, and people should recognize it as a good city. Detroit is still home to the “Big Three” Automobile Companies. It is still home to many very famous buildings, and has successful sports teams. It may not be the bustling success of the…

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Obstacles of an Athlete

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” challenged Helen Keller (Keller). Around two years of age in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller gained an obstacle that she would have to fight to overcome. A year ago in Olney, Illinois, I began to fight my own obstacle to become a better athlete. Helen Keller overcame the…

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The Global Epidemic of H.I.V./AIDS and Malaria

Due to the lack of treatment and money in areas throughout the world over one million people, mostly children, die from H.I.V./AIDS and from malaria (AIDS.gov). Although most of these incidents occur in more poor countries such as Africa, these are diseases that have killed parents leaving children as orphans and will continue to kill millions if they go unrecognized…

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College: a World of Responsibility Essay

I feel the tingling sensation of nerves as I look down to my left. He’s there, but not really. Maybe he can sense my nerves? But he’s not nervous, he’s just excited as a two-year-old dog should be.“Jenna, get him focused,” says my mom.“I will.”At seven-years-old, this is my first competition. Experienced—no. But confident—yes. Preparing for months, I mastered each…

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Emotional and Mechanical Approaches to Learning Music

Generally, as individuals, people experience new skills, practices, and knowledge in their own ways. They learn through the ways they are “wired” or “programmed” to understand. The manners in which people learn and understand music are no different, and it is these approaches to music that develop the variety of musicians that people become later in their music careers. Of…

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Music Education

“Music is a magical art form….. But once music enters the air, it becomes pure, free sound. Music travels the world without a passport… Music teachers are passionate about awakening student’s musicality. These teachers are ready to guide kids to pursuing music careers – but they also enjoy helping all students have fun , develop discipline and enrich their lives…

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The Frivolous Flapper

“Flappers are we, flappers and fly and free. Never too slow, all on the go, petting parties with the smarties, dizzy with dangerous glee. Puritans knock us, because the way we’re clad. Preachers all mock us, because we’re not bad. Most flippant young flappers are we!”- Vincent Youmans describes the perfect female icon of the 1920’s and 1930’s in this…

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Yellow Wallpaper

“How does one become a butterfly? They have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar” -Trina Paulus. This quote can basically wrap up the story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman. The way this quote can relate to the story is because you can take away from the story…

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Something Important

Completely bound by their limitations, people constantly settle for less. If an opportunity ever appears in which a traveler must climb a steep ridge or settle for a mile long grass plain, it is guaranteed that the thrill of the climb and the mystery beyond the ridge will coax the traveler up any challenging hillside. But the world lacks its…

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The Benefits of Art in Education

The Benefits of Art in Education I’m assuming all parents and kids want to have a good education, because education is the key to the future. Art can help enhance someone’s education. There have been numerous studies and they have shown that art actually helps students improve their test scores. However, most schools don’t have an art program. The creative…

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Welcome to Generation Z

Welcome. This is Generation Z. We are solely run on 16 GB. Unlike our elders and people before them we do not use our minds as alarm clocks to wake up or the friendly chatter to exchange one situation with another. You would be lucky enough to walk into a restaurant or store in general and find a clock hanging…

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Is Therapy Effective?

Therapy is the treatment intended to relieve or heal mental or psychological disorders. Of course, therapy won’t delay or stop the patients’ deaths but it still effectively intervene mood swings, depression, and other mentally affected patients. “Affectively” doesn’t mean that it works all the time and can be cured quickly, but might take a while and most of the time…

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Forrest Gump, Fit for a Film or Best as a Book?

In the ever so popular, inspiring, hilarious, and depressing movie, “Forrest Gump” (Filmed in 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis), it follows the life of a man by the name of Forrest Gump played by the brilliant Tom Hanks. Throughout his life he does pretty much anything that you can name; like living through and recovering from a broken spine, teaching…

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An Essay on Magic

~Magic~ Magic is something that everyone has heard of, yet not everyone believes it exists. Magic is everywhere; It may disguise itself in all sorts of different ways, like in the presence of a book series that becomes a phenomenon, or a movie that takes you to a different world while you’re still sitting in your seat; But it exists…

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A True Urban Ledgend #1

You think that urban legends are just made up stories? Think again. In the late 1970’s, a young woman had accused someone of rape. When asked what the accused said to her before the attack, she was overwhelmed with embarrassment. The court allowed her to write it down. She did and the note was passed from juror to juror. There…

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Dehumanization Amongst a Utopian Society

A society that intends to abolish negativity will end up only damaging itself more; the positive aspects of life will not be as enjoyable if one does not experience both: the bad and the good. Communities that intend to reach the “ideal” or “perfect” lifestyle of a society will fall short to this intention time after time. A Utopian society,…

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The Truth About our Brains

It is commonly stated that what we do not know won’t hurt us, but is this really true? The consequences of not knowing how our brain works can be very detrimental and interfere with our ability to max out our brain’s full potential. Although the human brain is very complex numerous amounts of research have allowed scientists to unleash what…

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Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank. Frank, Anne. New York: Doubleday, 1967. 268pages. The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne Frank is a sad story about a young Jewish girl, that just wishes to be free. Anne was just a normal teenage girl, having boyfriends, dreaming of have a family of hers one day, and trying…

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Transcendentalism and Censorship

Transcendentalism bases its entire philosophy on individualism. From that individualism, we get the ideals of self-reliance, confidence, and free flow of information. Of these ideals, free sharing of information may be the most important, because it gives rise to the others. If a person knows the facts are on their side, they are more likely to take action where they…

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The Performance of A Lifetime

The Performance of a Lifetime “WE NEED TO GET GOING OR WE ARE GOING TO BE LATE!” a loud commanding voice screams. Our director, Julie, never was good at being on time. We were packing up our set into the trailer and getting ready to head to Pequot Lakes where we would compete in the One-Act Section Competition. Usually we…

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A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier Book Review

Joseph Plumb Martin was just like every other sixteen-year-old boy. When the Revolutionary War overwhelmed his country in 1776, he, just like the other boys, joined the Rebel Infantry. But unlike the others, Martin recorded his trials and tribulations forty-seven years later in a memoir eventually titled A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings…

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There Goes My Hero

By definition, to be a hero is to be a person with “distinguishable abilities or other attributes that are admired by the general population.” A modern “hero” is usually considered “superhuman” or an average person, like a celebrity, with admirable traits. When a person thinks of a hero, he or she may think of celebrities or fictional characters. This is…

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Excessive Testing in American Schools

The SAT and ACT test is needed for a student to be accepted into college.According to the sat.collegeboard website, “The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day…

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Abuse And The Children

Child AbuseImagine that there is a parent with a child who is always disobedient. They have had quite enough, but are not quite sure what else to do to try to get them to behave. At this point they may be considering spanking as an option, but would anyone ever think about spanking or hitting a child to the point…

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