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    Pink’s 2006 film Accepted starring Justin Long, describes the comical story of a recent high school graduate, Bartleby Gaines who was denied of acceptance from each college to which he applied. In lieu of these multiple rejections, Long’s character, Bartleby Gaines, decides to start his own college, the South Harmon Institute of Technology. He and his friends are accepted to South Harmon Institute of Technology (not surprising, right?), and to make Bartleby’s high expecting parents believe that this Institution is legit, he and his friends make a webpage, hire a dean, etc. Little did they know, this well-formed webpage drew hundreds of other acceptance-rejected college…

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    Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette has been at the center of movie critic controversy since its release. It has been regarded as stylistically beautiful and fun to watch, while also accused of being devoid of any historical significance. While the film nods its head to popular culture, it does follow the life of the Austrian Archduchess turned French Queen Marie Antoinette. The film opens as Marie Antoinette begins her journey to France to meet her future husband, Louis Auguste (Louis…

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    that there is a connection between corruption and organized crime. He shines the light on the connection between corruption and crime when he states, “To reiterate, the prevailing patterns of corruption associated with drug trafficking and organized crime not only facilitate the illicit businesses of these organizations, but also effectively handicap official state efforts to control or contain them” (Morris 34). This shines the light that Mexico is a weak state because it is unable to stop…

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    concerns over guns as some people in America do like what if a gun would to be obtained illegally. However. Something interesting to note is that the U also has one of the lowest rates of death by guns in the world. This contradicts some arguments by people against gun control as the believe countries with less gun control end up having less violence involving guns. Fisher, Max. "A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 23…

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    Persuasive Speech Analysis - Hillary Clinton Speech in Beijing (1995) On September 5th, 1995, Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the famous line, " human rights are women 's rights and women rights are human rights once for all" (Clinton) during the U.N conferences set in Beijing, China. During her time as the first lady, Hillary Clinton gave this speech on Women Rights as it was leading concern to her. Furthermore, the historical significance, delivery, organization, and persuasive…

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democratic Candidate running for the position of the President of the United States. The former first lady born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago Illinois, has always been an active advocate of the party. As a young woman she campaigned for the then Republican candidate nominee Barry Goldwater in 1964 and after listening to a powerful speech by Reverend Martin Luther Ling Jr she entered into public service and became a Democrat in 1968. Hilary graduated from Yale…

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    Steroids should be illegal in professional sports. Steroids should be illegal because they provide an unfair advantage, tarnish a role model’s record, and lead to serious and even unknown health risks. Steroids are, “any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance (Merriam-webster).” Steroids…

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    A half decade after the conclusion of the National Literacy Crusade, Deborah Brandt composed an analysis on the history of Sandinista education entitled, “Popular Education” in Nicaragua: The First Five Years (1985, edited by Thomas W. Walker). Brandt argued the symbiotic relationship between the militia members of the Sandinista National Liberation Front or the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) and the historically disenfranchised rural peasants through popular education…

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    Mina Harker’s Diary 6 November. -- It has been ten years since Quincey Morris died, but I still dream of that frightful day. The nightmares are a nightly occurrence these past weeks. Every time I close my eyes, I see the red glowing eyes of the Count watching me. Jonathan tells me I wake him up screaming about bats and blood, but I have no memory of these events. Jonathan Harker’s Journal 10 November, midnight. -- Mina wakes around this time nightly; however, when confronted, she has no…

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    In the story Strength in What Remains Deogratis Niyizonkiza is faced with unbelievable stuggles that no one should ever have to go through. Divine intervention plays a role in Deo’s life, whether it be good or bad. All throughout his life, we see instances where a higher being is working in the background. Through divine intervention, Deo’s successes and struggles lead him down the path of righteousness. From the sheer mass of dead and decaying bodies, to the cries of a lone baby, Deo was no…

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