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    because it could become awkward if anything was to go wrong. At the beginning we kept things very low-key but found we had a similar sense of humour and enjoyed the time we spent together. We spent a lot of time together during the summer of 2007/2008. I was renting an apartment in Elwood and Ben and I started spending a lot of time as a two instead of in a group setting. We slowly introduced each other to our family and friends from outside of school. Ben has always made me feel happy, safe and secure. I know he puts my happiness first and does so we a great deal of thought and consideration. If we were in a group setting, he wouldn’t openly speak about these things and would probably make a joke but his actions show how much he truly cares. I remember my first birthday when we were a couple, I woke up to a clue that led me on a treasure hunt all through the house. It was so thoughtful and fun and to be honest it didn’t matter what gift was waiting for me, I loved the effort that he had gone to. I don’t know if there was a particular point in time when I had a Hollywood moment, knowing that Ben was the one, I just know that it was Ben’s 30th birthday and we through a big “Olympics” themed party to coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I thought if he asks me to marry him I would be over the moon. Whereas, in my previous relationship the thought of getting engaged would have put my stomach in knots. Looking back, I also see that we really hadn’t…

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    1. During my summers working as a camp counselor in 2006-2009, many events took place during these years. However, just within the USA and just within these summers I was able to narrow down the events that took place In the summer of 2006, the Louisiana Superdome reopened. This was a big deal since so many repairs had to be mad after the damages made by hurricane Katrina. In my research I learned that re-roofing this building was the largest roofing project in US history. It took thirteen…

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    reasons. Some learn it because you can actively perform it your entire life. Amazingly others pursue this sport because it’s the sport they dream about and want to do it competitively. Swimming’s difficult, fortunately and unfortunately. In swimming oddly we practice daily, compete fiercely, and have the most decorated Olympian. Swimmers attend swim team and practice daily so we can keep our speed up. It’s important because you don’t want to fall behind in your group. Older swimmers can have a…

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    swimming for a while that his legs became strong enough to walk again. Because of this, LeRoy Colombo developed a love for water and swimming. During a 40 year career as a lifeguard, he saved 907 lives during his career, which led to him being featured in the Guinness world of Records. The first person he saved was when he was 12 years old. The only reason he stopped being a lifeguard is because as he got older, he developed a heart condition. During his younger years he was in a competition…

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    With a growing audience, there will be more individuals both accepting and rejecting an artist’s idea. Artists must stay relevant in their art forms, messages, and followers to maintain their influential presence. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Weiwei was responsible for the architecture, Bird’s Nest, which he now reflects on as a misrepresentation of China as it creates the illusion of a free society: simply an image to the rest of the world (See Fig. 1; Worden, 2016). In the same year, an…

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    Ryan Lochte has won a total of 89 medals in major international swimming competitions. Eleven of those were Olympic Medals. One might wonder, what would lead a man to such incredible success in swimming? There are as many reasons for athletics success as there are athletes, but Ryan Lochte has had at least three significant advantages. Ryan Lochte is one of the most prominent swimmers today because of the positive influences his dad, who served first as a swim coach, the lifelong molding and…

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    That is because there are billions more people than there was in the past. So even though our technology is more efficient and environmentally friendly we are still cranking out the high levels of pollution. A prime example of this is the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2008 the city of Beijing had to make laws to cut down on their pollution production because they were about to hold the Olympics and a person could see the smoke in the air. The pollution levels were worse there than other places not…

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    language knowledge in the text to unite the related cultural knowledge in order to teach and help students acquire and even master the language skills and the related cultural knowledge properly as well, let alone making students possess the strong intercultural awareness and develop the intercultural communication ability. This is implied by Chen You and Jiang Yemei from College of Foreign Studies of Guangxi Normal University in their essay: On Cultivating Students ' Intercultural Awareness in…

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    Protest In Art

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    In response to the question: “Can art today be a form of protest?” Matthew Biro says, “In many ways, the obvious answer is “yes.”” (Biro) Ai Weiwei, a contemporary artist, uses protest as a form of art. He resides in China as a critical activist towards the corruption in China. Unlike Augustus, who was born in to a wealthy equestrian estate, Ai Weiwei’s family was sent to a labor camp. Later, they lived in exile for sixteen years. His unfortunate early life in exile birthed a great deal of…

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    Back To Gemnastics

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    I relate everything back to gymnastics. How I solve a problem and how I work in everyday life comes from gymnastics. Doing gymnastics has helped me become the person I am today. I have learned how to be patient and when to react. I have learned how to be confident not only in myself but in my loved ones as well. I know that I have to do some things on my own because in gymnastics, you cannot always have someone there to catch you. I know that if I fall that I need to get back up again and try.…

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