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  • Personal Narrative: The New Ecological Paradigm

    1. Growing up, my view of the environment was a conflicting mix of connection and disconnection. I was home-schooled for most of my elementary and high school years and for many of these years my family and I lived next to an evergreen forest—it was my extended classroom. I came to love this forest. I could see myself as a creature interdependent upon nature as described in the New Ecological Paradigm (Dunlap, pg. 333). Midway through my teenage years, the local logging company cut down the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Gender Identity

    “Conner, wait for me!” I yelled to my older brother as he scurried up a mangrove tree in our backyard. The two of us spent everyday roaming around the island of Oahu that we were so blessed to call our home for most of our lives. I followed my older brother around like a lost puppy dog, mimicking what he did, admiring his courage, and trying to gain his acceptance. I always had scrapes and bruises, dirt on my face, and was engaging in games most girls shied away from. My brother always appeared…

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  • Personal Narrative: Where Up North

    The summer before middle school, a weird transitional time for most. This was when I went backpacking for the first time. My dad and I went to Manistee National Forest, which you can locate on your hand map a few centimeters lower than Lake Ann and covers a little more than a thumbs worth of space. I step out of my dad’s truck and everything felt…

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  • Advantages Of Vacations

    Planning a trip overseas is quite expensive, especially for young adults still in college, which is why I included in one of my sub-topics : “What steps can be taken by a student to plan a cost efficient trip?” Budgeting money wisely begins with the plane ride there. Recently, as I was browsing flights to Western Europe on Google Flights, the web page showed a calendar that displayed the prices underneath. I noticed some flights cost significantly less on weekdays, particularly Tuesdays and…

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  • What Is A Gap Year Essay

    academia more effectively (Loftus). With that in mind I would take the time to at least consider the benefit might be reaped by taking a gap year. There is a stereotype around this so called gap year, that it is only for wealthy students to go backpacking in europe. This stems partly from 18th century Grand Tour, when British men from privileged backgrounds would travel across Europe…

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  • Liking Apples More Than Oranges

    “People are different”, is an obvious statement. Liking apples more than oranges while understanding others will like oranges more than apples is easy to agree with. However, “People are different”, becomes more interesting as this statement is really examined. James B. Twitchell created the VAL test, a test which identifies what kind of consumer one is. Different types of consumers included in the VAL test are innovators, thinkers, believers, achievers, strivers, experiencers, makers, and…

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  • The Needle Exchange Program: A Narrative Analysis

    I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did. It seemed so surreal backpacking through Chicago. Getting the privilege to visit a mosque, having Dunkin Donuts with strangers, becoming knowledgeable about TPAN, and entering an impeccable Catholic Church brought about several emotions. This experience surfaced a lot of troubling…

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  • Summary Of John Knowles 'A Separate Peace'

    In chapter 1 and 2 I found a recurring symbol, the tree that the narrator and Phineas jump off of twice. I thought that the tree represented many things, one being the work that was needed for the narrator to keep up with the super calm, cool, and collected Phineas. Phineas also shows how the narrator feels the anxiousness and pressure from Funny to jump off the tree. As the plot progress and time goes back to the summer of 1942 the symbol progress and changes. When the narrator finally jumps…

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  • Importance Of Being The Founder And President Of The Culture Club

    president of Spanish National Honors Society. Along with my leadership positions in the clubs already listed, I am an active member of National Honors Society, Beta Club, Young American Democrats Club, Women 's Empowerment Club, Spanish Club, and Backpacking Club. Through hosting and planning weekly meetings, organizing…

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  • Essay On Border Safety

    Have you ever heard or seen those scary border stories? Do you ever watch documentaries or television shows, even the news on the border safety? Over 32% of all inmates in state prisons in the U.S. were under the influence of drugs or caught with possession of drugs. Drug enforcement agencies or DEAs makes over 30,000 arrests each year due to illegal narcotics. Nearly 48,000 people have been killed over the past 5 years in Mexico due to suspected drug-related violence. Also, remember the guilty…

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