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    Leveling the Playing Field: Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement The fixed inequalities perpetuated by a student’s family socioeconomic status make it extremely hard for students to successfully achieve academically. Students from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds are given the short end of the stick from the start. This is something that is further exacerbated by the inequalities within the United States public school system. Public schools are unequal. This may be because of…

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    Wollstonecraft, the English writer and passionate advocate of education and social equality for women, wrote her famous book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which argues for women’s equality in a society dominated by men. Nearly a century later, another writer appeared. Virginia Woolf made an essential argument in "A Room of One’s Own", She argues mainly about how women were rejected and mistreated in the society. Wollstonecraft and Woolf both focus on women’s inequality and the role of…

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    energy from a nearby star. Moreover, when Hubble in 1922 found a relation between the magnitude of the central star and the size of the PN, he proposed that the emission spectrum of PN is the result of the absorption of the continuous spectrum of its central star’s radiation (Kwok).…

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    The star would collapse down to a more compact object, like a neutron star or a black hole.. White dwarves are very dense, their average density being about one million times denser than that of the sun. A single sugar cubed amount of white dwarf would weigh approximately one tonne. Its volume comparable to that of the earth, and it’s mass comparable that of the sun. A white dwarf has a faint luminosity which comes from the emission of stored thermal energy. The nearest known white dwarf star is…

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    Diagram Lab-Plotting the Stars Part I: Introduction 1) One method scientists use to measure the distance of the star is called parallax. Parallax shift is when closer stars shift positions against the farthest stars. In order for astronomers to measure that distance, they measure the distance of the shift, also considering the diameter of the Erath’s orbit. Then the angle of the parallax is measured. The smaller the angle of the parallax shift is, the farther away the star is from the earth…

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    During their existence, stars form when the density of interstellar gas and dust, which form molecular clouds, reaches a certain point, and die by collapsing and turning into a white dwarf or a neutron star. Stars can fail and become a brown dwarf. Stars form when the density of the concentration of molecular clouds collapses and reaches a certain point. These regions are usually extremely cold and contain carbon and hydrogen. However, not all materials from the clouds form stars. Some of the…

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    While I was growing up, I didn’t think the issue of women’s rights will ever affect me. My mom always talked about how much women are treated unequally. But at the age of fifth-teen, I finally realized how much I really do need women’s rights in my life. Not only did I feel it personally, but watching it happen all around me. “I raise up my voice-not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” This quote by Malala Yousafzai…

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    The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell, this story takes place on a farm where the animals revolt against the humans, developing their own political theory and society. From the start, we learn of a theory composed by Old Major known as Animalism, a theory which has close ties to that of Communism. Following his death, Snowball rules over the farm, but is overthrown by Napoleon. In time both leaders ignore the equality Animalism meant and conditions worsen. The story has a very…

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    Given that inequality can be measured on different scales- not only across but also within countries- what are the implications for how we define and measure development? Answer using both theory and examples The 20th and 21st Century has seen remarkable developments in geography, perhaps most notably around development. As with many topics within the subject, development involves a myriad of complexities and its definition varies temporally and spatially (Willis, 2014). As Fraser (2010) notes,…

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    These movements tease apart the human/nonhuman binary through their use of transhuman figures. This approach fully materializes later in 20th century Postmodern and Posthumanist thinking, with the likes of theorists Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, and biologist Julian Huxley, who coined the term “transhumanism”…

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