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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It - Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students. Bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]
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An Older Brother's Influence in James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues - In James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues,” the unspoken brotherly bond between the narrator and his younger brother Sonny is illustrated through the narrator’s point of view. The two brothers have not spoken in years until the narrator receives a letter from Sonny after his daughter dies. He takes this moment as an important sign from Sonny and feels the need to respond. While both Sonny and the narrator live in separate worlds, all Sonny needs is a brother to care for him while the narrator finds himself in the past eventually learning his role as an older brother....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sonny's Blues] 1568 words
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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance - Through this paper a comparative representation on the definition and background of the evolution of critical regionalism will be explored. Moreover through this essay, the arguments of how ‘Ando’s’ architectural approach is of a ‘critical regionalist’ manner will be examined significantly. The definition of critical regionalism is a direct approach to architecture that strives to oppose ‘placelessness’ and the apparent lack of identity and character in modern architecture through the use of building's geographical context....   [tags: Architecture]
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Language and Culture in the Lord of the Rings - In the foreword to the second edition, Tolkien affirmed The Lord of the Rings “was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background or ‘history’ for Elvish tongues” (Tolkien 2004:xxii). Without a doubt, language is the foundation upon which Tolkien defines cultures and individuals: Tolkien’s invented languages, particularly those wholly alien to the Westron or ‘Common Speech,’ vividly reveal and reflect cultural differences in Middle-earth, but it is the manner in which an individual utilizes language that sets him apart from his contemporaries....   [tags: tolkien]
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Big Brother Is Watching You: 1984 by George Orwell - “Big Brother is Watching You" (5). This humble phrase has become the foundation of the conspiracy theorists’ dialog. George Orwell may have written a warning novel in 1984, but there is little possibility that he could have predicted how close to reality his novel would truly develop. In the past 50 years, the world has become a much more dangerous place. Along with this danger has come a call for governments to do more to protect their citizens. This protection has changed over the years, but it has become more and more aggressive in order to protect the population from various so-called "threats"....   [tags: USA patriot act, 9/11, conspiracy theory]
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Use of Social Media Marketing Tools by Non-Profit Organizations - Social media marketing is a simple option to add to the current promotional tactics being used by an organization. It is no longer optional; social media is mandatory for nonprofit organizations (Stengel). Studies have shown that many people think social media techniques complement traditional media; even more believe that blogs and social media influence the news coverage in traditional media tactics (Wright and Hinson 2008). There are a number of professionals that believe embracing social media is the only way for public relations to continue in the digital age....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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Effect of Personality, Biases, and Organizational Factors in Management - The study of effective management reveals it is complex and can be a difficult balancing act even with training and experience. An effective manager needs to be able to lead and motivate their team while improving the organization’s standing and their own skills. Both conscious and unconscious factors may positively or negatively affect a manager’s success. A manager’s personality and biases as well as organizational culture and norms are just some of those factors. This paper will explore the effects of personality, biases, and organizational factors on the role of management utilizing the interview of, and the writer’s personal experience as an employee of, Chase Branch Manager, Regina Gei...   [tags: Managerial Skills, Manager Personality]
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The Existence of God in an Objective Reality - The existence of God has been hotly debated among scholars throughout the centuries, but what do we know and what can we prove. What do the predominant religious and nonreligious thinkers past and present have to say about the nature of God. Where do they agree and disagree. Is there common ground on attributes of God which we may all agree and if so, is it plausible that this God exists or has ever existed. In the following pages we will explore this broad ranging and vitally important topic. We will restrict our discussion to the philosophical beliefs about the nature of God, and will attempt to arrive at a generalization of what it means to be called God....   [tags: Theology]
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New Media Alights the Realm of Art History - What does the term New Media mean and how has it affected the study of Art History during its growth in the last six years. New Media means many things to many people but simply put, it’s an open to semi-open community for interactive dialog and relationships. “[New] media […] is increasingly more a site of coordination, because groups that see or hear or watch or listen to something [that “something” in particular to this essay, is Art History] can now gather.” (Shirky) The New Media has become a type of social communications tool, used in the ever-evolving world of the Internet....   [tags: Art History]
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Synchronous and Aynchronous Methodology: Comparing Blackboard and Wimba - Synchronous and asynchronous methodology enhances course offerings in university teaching and promotes efficiency and effectiveness in today’s business practices. Society is surfing the web on television screens, and Internet – enabled mobile telephones, earning technical and terminal degrees online, thanks to the Internet and the World Wide Web, we attend meetings across the world never leaving home based offices. This is all possible, in the words of Pullen and Snow, 2007, because of simulteaching—a method of teaching and learning that uses both classroom and Internet technology....   [tags: Blackboard, Wimba] 885 words
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The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining - The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining Kubrick’s film The Shining is a loose adaption of King’s novel with different implications and themes. When comparing Kubrick’s variations on theme and plot with King’s, the conclusions drawn from both the novel and the film are more meaningful. One of the most important differences is how the hero and villain paradigm is presented and how it influences the source of anxiety in both versions. By choosing to emphasize different areas of the story, the artists’ manipulate their audiences’ view of how the protagonist fits in the hero and villain spectrum....   [tags: Film Analysis, Character Development]
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The Shakespeare Theory of Seven Ages of Man - Nowadays, information is the cornerstone of the modern enterprise and the web became the largest and most accessible information resources. The ability to gather, arrange, manipulate information with computers has given practice as well as for business people in order to manage information in an effective way. Information retrieval is a process and techniques of searching and interpreting information in order to store the data for easy retrieval when needed. The article entitled “Seven Ages of Information Retrieval”, the author who is Michael Lesk explained about the history or the beginning of information retrieval based on the theory of Vannevar Bush’s 1945, Warren Weaver in 1949 and also...   [tags: Development Information Retrieval]
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The Aesthetic Innovations in a Modernist Context - William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost all had an amazing ability to write and were at the forefront as literary authors of modernism which was not a period, but a faction, an attitude that focused on individualism, randomness of life, etc. Their writings were based on a worldly position that included most poets. They contributed intellectually to literature as well as made aesthetic innovations in a modernist context. Their uniqueness as authors set them apart from the average author of their day....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Increasing Phonemic Awareness with Lexia Reading Lessons - Summary of Major Findings Based on the data collected all the students were able to improve on their understanding of phonemic awareness specifically in the identification and isolation of onset phonemes as measured by DIBELS-ISF. Over the course of the six week period of the action research project both the control group and the target group were able to improve not only their overall DIBELS-ISF score, but also the number of correct responses given to the phonemic probes. The target students that received intervention through the Lexia program on a whole made 23 percent greater gains than their counterparts in the control group....   [tags: Language ]
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Character Personality Types in Pride and Prejudice - “Pride and Prejudice” was written by Jane Austin and published in 1813. Since its publication, Pride and Prejudice has remained a hugely popular book with multiple film adaptations. The success of “Pride and Prejudice” can be attributed to many factors such as its idyllic setting, the strained romance between the two main characters and the witty dialog. However, the relatability of the characters and the abundance of personality types reflected in modern society have made Pride and Prejudice one of the most loved books of all time....   [tags: Literature, Psychology]
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The Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP - Question: How has the AKP’s foreign policy set it apart from earlier political parties and how has it changed Turkey’s role in the region. You must discuss “zero problems with neighbors”. Since the beginning of the modern Turkey, its foreign policies have had some certain specific features, which were affected by not only the international environment, such as the Cold War, the alliances and the European Union, but also domestic issues, such as the political coalitions, terrorism, etc. For example, following the emergence, between 1923 and 1930, Turkey focused on economic, social and political reforms to modernize and Westernize, while its foreign policy was based on the problems, which were...   [tags: AKP, Security, Strategy] 1667 words
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Analysis of Charles Walker's Earthquake: Shaky Colonialism - Earthquake: a series of vibrations induced in the earth’s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating; something that is severely disruptive; upheaval (Shravan). Tsunami: an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption (Shravan). Combine these two catastrophic natural disasters, and it will be a day that will forever live in infamy through terror; a day much like that of October 28, 1746 in Lima, Peru in which an entire city was destroyed within mere minutes....   [tags: natural disaster, tsunami, Peru]
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Analysis of Letter From A Birmingham Jail - In the year of 1963, Martin Luther King was imprisoned for peacefully marching in a parade as a nonviolent campaign against segregation. In Martin Luther King’s essay “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the paragraphs that have the most emotional appeal are, just as the critics say, paragraphs thirteen and fourteen. King tugs at the reader’s emotions in these specific paragraphs using very detailed examples about the difficult, heart-wrenching misfortunes that have happened to the African American society and what they had to endure on a daily basis in Birmingham by using metaphors, contrasts, alliteration, anaphora, and imagery....   [tags: martin luther king, emotional appeal, emotions]
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Racism and Stereotype in Karl Linder's Speech - Racism is a fatal flaw in human society. Whole cultures could be eradicated or brought to the brink of destruction, such as when Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi regime, brought on the Holocaust. In his efforts to bring the Jews to extinction he captured and imprisoned the Jews into concentration camps separated from the rest of society. Karl Linder in his efforts to keep the community of Clybourne Park “pure” for his growing family, attempts to assert dominance over the Stoller family (the Caucasian family moving away) and the Younger family (the African American family moving in), as if attempting to create a reverse concentration camp....   [tags: nazi regime, holocaust, jews, concentrarion camps]
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Contribution to the Evolution of Distance Education - Distance education as we know it materialized in the 1960s, and although it predominantly consisted as a self-directed learning method (correspondence courses, with textbooks and previously prepared lessons), it presented opportunities for the working populace to receive an education; however, it was also the foundation of an emerging issue which accompanied distance education and continued to adversely develop as time progressed, yet modern online learning has been enhanced by the theories of illustrious scholars....   [tags: education model, andragogy, interaction]
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Human Resource Challenges: Current and Future Issues - Human Resources Challenges: Current and Future Issues According to the author, Human Resource is the “practices and policies needed to perform the personnel aspects of a managerial job” (Dessler, 2011, p. 2). Generally, HR focuses on state and federal laws as well as company responsibilities such as staff benefits and payroll and the hiring or termination of employees. In addition to concentrating on the workforce of a company, the HR manager works cohesively with other members of management....   [tags: job responsibilities, hiring, termination]
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Unequality in Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut - Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” Kurt Vonnegut portrays Aristotle’s philosophy brilliantly in his short story “Harrison Bergeron.” The story depicts the American government in the future mandating physical handicaps in an attempt to make everyone equal. Vonnegut describes a world where no one is allowed to excel in the areas of intelligence, athletics, or beauty. Yet, the inequalities among the people shine even brighter....   [tags: aristotle, society, god]
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Critical Analysis: Understanding Religion in the Workplace - Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits intentional discrimination on the basis of religion and requires an employer to make reasonable efforts to accommodate religious practices of employees unless doing so would cause undue hardship to employer. Overall the number of EEOC cases with regard to religious discrimination has nearly doubled from 1997 where the reported cases were 1709 annually to 3721 cases in 2012 (US EEOC, 2012). The rise of cases in the US is primarily due to further diversity in the workplace and the employees embracing expressions of faith....   [tags: discrimination, employer, accomodations]
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Sir Gawain and The Green Knight - In the Pearl poet’s Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, an epic talk emerges to reveal a man’s journey of honesty, morals, and honor. Sir Gawain accepts a challenge in place of his uncle King Arthur, with hidden tests and viable consequences. As Gawain begins his journey, he proudly upholds his knightly honor and seeks out his own death; however, Gawain gives into his human emotion and is soon distracted from his chivalrous motives. As a result of this distraction, Gawain is marked with a scar to show his dishonest and cowardly deception....   [tags: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight]
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Importance of Storytelling To Human Progress - Sharing experience is not an occasional but a systematic activity of our species, a form of information exchange and social organization. Teachable experience takes an individual receiving an advanced template of behavior much further in his success in life. Sharing and teaching experience have become so intrinsic and advantageous for our species that an investigation of what forms of sharing/teaching are most effective – the best stories and the best ways if taking them - naturally came into play....   [tags: Philosophy] 990 words
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Angela Weld Grimke: Agent of Change - “We know it matters not what we have been, but this and always this: what we shall be.” This quote by Angela Weld Grimke herself explains how important her future was to her. She was defiantly the kind of person who wanted to change the world and the opinions of people to make a change for the better. She also knew there were ways to improve herself, and this was something she would strive for in her everyday life. Angelina Weld Grimke was the first African American make it big in theater. From her magnificent plays to her great poetry that was published, Grimke changed the theater world in ways the common person would not even realize....   [tags: Biography] 948 words
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Conflict Between North and South Korea - The rising tension over the sinking of a South Korean ship reached to a serious conflict between South Korean and North Korea. South Korean is accusing North Korean for firing the torpedo on purpose which resulted in 46 sailors deaths. According to Yonhap news, North Korean military official accused the South of intruding into North Korean waters in the Yellow Sea. North Korea sends a warning message to South Korea by firing torpedo to warn South Korea to not intrude in to their waters in Yellow Sea....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Succes as a Leader: Problem Solving - Often the successful of leaders has been indentified with the problem solving in their environment. Often the leader’s qualities, their skills and values are forgotten in the moment when they have fallen in one or another crucial situation. The leaders have been judged by history from their successful in problem solving and many times the rests of contributions have been minimized or maximized in function of their success in problem solving. Like generals in battles the leaders need to demonstrate their full performance in the moment when a problem needs solutions....   [tags: Informative Essay, Qualities]
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The Movie Version of The Odyssey - We cannot deny the inheritance of Homer, to Shakespeare’s dramas. The Greek culture provided much of the bases for Shakespeare’s writings. Homer though blind, gained intense knowledge and philosophical skills from Plato and Aristotle. Plato and Aristotle was eager to establishing a methodical way of communicate through alphabetic writing. The introduction of and adaptations of the Phoenician alphabet the Greeks added vowels. Homer’s ability to recite oral accounts of biblical books, stories of wars, of gods....   [tags: Homer, Greek Culture]
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The Development of Karl Marx's Critique - 1. Marx’s work, for the unfamiliar, has been usually reduced to The Communist Manifesto and/or to some abridged versions of Capital. This, of course, makes impossible a serious analysis of his work. A great deal of Marx’s contribution is not only outside his most popular books, but in the evolution of his though, in his intellectual path, in the dialog between his ideas. In paying attention to that, we are giving Marx his real importance. In this sense, it is crucial to describe and understand the context and the process which led to the development of Marx’s ideas, both in his earlier texts and in the later ones....   [tags: Comparison of Critiques, Political Economy] 2122 words
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The Fetishism of Coffee in America - There are many essentials that are fetishized by Americans; one of those things is coffee. It is no secret that there is a big demand for coffee with many specialty coffee shops springing up, such as Starbucks, Peet’s and Coffee Bean. Oftentimes, the consumer loses sight of where things come from and how they are produced. A key component of production is the producer. The consumer does not pay enough attention to the ethical treatment and wages of the producer. This paper discusses Karl Marx’s premise on Fetishism of Commodities and its direct relation to the production of coffee, focusing on the value of the coffee bean as well as how that directly impacts the farmer and his family....   [tags: Fetishism of Commodities]
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Business Analysis of Google and Nortel - Business Analysis Team C analyzed two internationally known technology firms: one that has succeeded and one that has failed within the past five years. The successful company chosen was Google and the failed company chosen was Nortel Networks Corporation, also known simply as Nortel. From this analysis, the team members were able to determine several key indicators for both the failures and successes of each business as well as the role of organizational structure and leadership. The team then also developed a plan to implement change that would prevent impending failure and revamp the failing business....   [tags: Google, Nortel]
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An Exploration of Constructivist Teaching Methods - Introduction Constructivist Learning theory suggests that learning is achieved through the active engagement of the learner through the senses. A learner constructs his or her own knowledge through the application of background knowledge and both new and past experience. Constructivist approaches to learning are aligned with what research suggests are the most effective practices for promoting student learning and engagement; they are learner rather than teacher centered and they promote self directed learning practices among students by engaging them in dialog and problem solving strategies that are relevant to real world experiences....   [tags: Constructivist Learning theory ]
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The Breakdown of Sympathy for Othello - Some critics discuss the breakdown in sympathy for Othello during the 20th Century. Do you agree that this is the case and does it apply to Giovanni. As defined by Aristotle in his analysis of tragedy, an audience must experience a sense of catharsis to be affected by a tragedy, meaning it is key that sympathy is felt for the tragic hero or the tragedy will be ineffectual. What makes Othello a successful tragedy is the way that Shakespeare establishes pity for Othello throughtout the play, even in his lowest moments as a character, and it is the lack of this in Tis Pity She’s A Whore that means the audience loses any sense of pathos by the end of the play....   [tags: Othello Essays]
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Structuralism Developed by Ferdinand de Saussure - Structuralism was developed by Ferdinand de Saussure in the mid-twentieth century (Cuddon and Preston 923). This creation was brought on, in part, by the French existentialism period and is often combined with the semiotic theory of literary criticism; both are the source of development for other literary criticisms from the formalist schools of thought. As the name suggests, structuralism examines the structure of the work, investigating the ramifications of the organizations of literatures (McManus, 1998)....   [tags: literary theories, french existentialism]
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Social Media as an Advertising Tool - There was once a time when companies used to spend heavily on publishing, compelling, ads on newspapers and magazines just to put the word out there, but times have changed and so have the medium used to broadcast these ads. Nowadays, companies use the internet to spread the news, to be more specific, companies use the social media as an advertising tool. Over the years, social media has vastly changed the way we communicate and interact with one another, some examples of such social media might be Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube etc....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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In Defense of Historical Fiction - The genre of historical fiction novels can be subdivided into many categories and often crosses genres, such as historical mysteries and romances. The traditional definition of the historical fiction genre is “fiction set in the past” where the author is writing from research rather than personal experience. This definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation, controversy, and contradiction. Critics in the media, even when they praise individual historical novels in their reviews, somehow manage to turn this praise into criticism of the genre as a whole....   [tags: Literature ]
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George Washington's Feelings About Slavery - An abundance of scholars and general public regard George Washington as a prime example of leadership, citizenship, and overall individual achievement, and with good reason. When first learning of about George Washington in grade school, I was only told of his great accomplishments. The following composition will challenge the reader’s perception of our Nations first President as well enlighten the reader to debatable evidence of a more selfish racist. Thus forth, the following will show several of his accomplishments and how they not only overshadow his more deplorable actions but place his character and honesty into question....   [tags: Slavery Essays]
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George Washington: Flaws and All - There are many individuals in American History, whom we as Americans regard for their courage and audacity in shaping our nation. We learn in our history classes the great accomplishments of our founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin. One other great founding father and our First President, George Washington was one whom we learned much about. We learn in school that he is as a prime example of leadership, citizenship, and overall individual achievement for his many contributions to our nation’s earliest struggles....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Evolution of Modern Marketing - Introduction In order to understand marketing one must first analyze the history of production and sales as it advanced into a marketing based approach to customer satisfaction. By definition according to rdi, “marketing is a business philosophy, the process responsible for anticipating, identifying and satisfying customer current and future needs”(rdi, 2011). To appropriately cognize marketing, one must acknowledge the evolutionary progression that transpired allowing the concept of marketing to establish existence....   [tags: Marketing ]
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HAMAS: A Conventional Terrorist Group? - HAMAS, an Arabic acronym meaning “Islamic Resistance Movement”, is the name of the socio-political organization currently in power over the Gaza Strip. For decades Jews & Muslims and Israelis & Palestinians, often one in the same, have fought for control over the region. Each have killed thousands of the other, destroyed infrastructures and used underhanded tactics to gain an advantage. Nations such as Japan, the European Union, the United States and (of course) Israel classify the group as terrorists, while nations such as Turkey, Russia and Switzerland do not....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Illegal Immigration and the Economy - A major national debate rages over U. S. government control of immigration and the impact foreign workers exert on the country’s economy. Sometimes the rhetoric reflects on the benefits but more often it focuses on the burdens being forced on society. While conversations range from bland indifference to outright hostility, the loudest and most incendiary opinions drown out the more moderate voices and dominate the tone and tenor of the dialog. Americans are uncertain about how immigration is affecting the US economy and this is apparent in the conversation....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Personal Progression of Public Speaking - In life, we rarely have the chance for a do-over, but I feel like returning to college is mine. Throughout high school, my grades were never above average and until about a couple of years ago I considered myself to be unintelligent. What I failed to see was my level of commitment. Once I began applying myself, the grades earned reflected that. This concept coincides to my public speaking ability. Many students, including myself, walk into a speech class thinking that it will be the Easy A of the semester and quite frankly I devoted a good amount of time and hard work to earn my A’s and B’s for this course....   [tags: speech, presentation, audience] 1156 words
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Khakis Tell Quite the Story - In the 1997 article Listening to Khakis, published in the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell effectively paints a vivid picture of the thought and science that goes into advertising campaigns. Gladwell begins his paper by focusing on the Dockers’ advertising campaign for their line of adult male khaki pants, which he labels as extremely successful. This campaign was the first line of successful fashion advertisements aimed directly toward adult males (Gladwell, 1997). This campaign was cunningly simple and showed only males wearing the pants being advertised with the background noise filled with men having a casual conversation (Gladwell, 1997)....   [tags: Listening to Khakis, Malcom Gladwell]
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Everyday Use, by Alice Walker - Everyday Use, written by Alice Walker is a short story narrated from the eyes of the character Mama. The author uses cultural symbolism throughout her work to tell the tale of struggle between a mother and her two daughters. The tale unfolds at Mama’s house during the Civil rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when African Americans were struggling to define themselves and their heritage, the dialog shows conflicting views of how their culture should be appreciated as Mama and Maggie enjoy a visit from Dee....   [tags: Cultural Symbolism, Heritage]
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Cooperation Between School and Family - Introduction There is overall consensus at the theory level, legislation level, in public and among professionals on the importance of cooperation between family and school. In the contrary to this consensus is the reality of educational practice in which genuine cooperation between the school and family is more a remarkable example or exception than a generally applied standard of practice. In the contemporary world, partnership is almost a ‘commonplace’ or even a fashionable (but sometimes empty) slogan in considering each social and thus educational practice as well....   [tags: Three Partnership Models]
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Communications and Leadership at Kroger - You are a management consultant for Kroger to analyze communications and leadership. You have been asked to submit a final report to the executive team with UR findings including the following USE terms Communications and culture: Kroger’s formal communication structure or flow utilized within the chain of command defined by the organizations CEO uses the three formal channels and types of information that is conveyed in a downward, upward, and horizontal communication style. This is used by the top CEO, Rodney McMullen, in a downward style through the numerous chains of command, finally reaching all the way to the various store brands and store level management....   [tags: Kroger Case Study]
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The Phenomenon of Fan Fiction - A superhero is a type of fictional personality having unusual talents and powers. They most often appear in books of comics. After their triumph in the printed district, they have been featured in novels, TV series, radio serials, movies, and any other media. Most of them appearing in other media are tailored from comic strips, but exceptions and changes are common. Superheroes have had the typical characteristics of being athletic, tall, attractive and knowledgeable. A phenomenon refers to a circumstance, an occurrence or a fact that is perceptible by the senses....   [tags: hero, fictional personality, hobbies]
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Reasons Behind Violence During Revolutions - INTRODUCTION This essay will try to analyze reasons behind violence during revolutions as studies have shown that peaceful revolutions are more successful than violent ones (53% vs 26%) (Lakey, 2012). It is necessary to point out where exactly violence comes into action so the essay will deal with six possible causes that startle violence amongst demonstrators: inequality/class conflict/instability, individual(public) desire for leadership, lack of dialog/compromise, lack of democracy, violation of human rights/extremism and lastly, escalation....   [tags: inequality, democracy, extremists]
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Horizon Report: Higher Education Editions - The Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Editions seeks to answer several questions and as such examined emerging technologies for the potential impact on and use in teaching, learning and creative inquiry within the environment of higher education. They also seek answers to the many local factors which affect the practice of education, the issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions common to higher education. This report focused on 18 topics identified by the expert panels which are likely to impact technology planning and decision making: six key trends, 6 significant challenges and six important developments in educational technology....   [tags: technology, teaching, creativity]
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