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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My First Day At A New High School

    I soon figure out that I have just become friends with the ‘popular girls’ at Blackstone High called, ‘The Basics’. At my old school, we had ‘The Basics’ too, and they were mean to many people. I did not think I would actually become part of the popular crowd, but popularity does not faze me. I am just glad that I have friends now because apparently in this school, no one lets you become friends with them unless they invite you…

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  • My Motivation At Central Washington University

    This past summer, I worked as a Resident Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA for Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley. This work has become a vibrant, central part of my life. Americorps solidified what I believe I want to do in my professional career, as I have gained invaluable professional experience in the nonprofit sector. But more than anything, I learned that there are engaged people that care about making a difference in the world, and that I want to be one of those people for the rest of my…

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  • Canal District Case Study

    The Canal district in Worcester, Massachusetts is most accurately described as emerging. Despite its name, Worcester covered the Blackstone Canal in the late eighteen hundreds according to the Preservation Worcester website (Preservation Worcester). The lacking presence of the physical canal provides a decent metaphor for the status of the neighborhood, an area of the city that is lacking in terms of what it wishes it could be. Lynch argues that legibility of a city is vital to their…

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  • Blackstone Case Study

    Background The Blackstone Group (Blackstone) is a private equity firm founded in 1985 by two former employees of Lehman Brothers. In May 2007 the firm had $88.4 billion under management and had grown 41% annually since 2001.…

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  • Blackstone River Case Study

    A series of make shift dams and flumes are in place on the Blackstone River as it heads towards Blackstone Harbour from Crane used to control the log jams and to get the lumber up to Parry Sound. Also the river between Crane and Blackstone already had its first of several dams placed midway on its length. The Conger Lumber Co. operates throughout the area as the century headed towards its end. Other private interest companies such as Rankin Bros. subcontracting with Conger Lumber and later the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Nelson And Keats

    For Nelson 's 21st birthday, Edward gave his son a 4 acre island that Nelson would suggestively designate as Phoenix Island. At the time of this gift, 1920, there were few trees taller than Nelson who stood 5 ' 9” due to a ferocious fire on the island around 1913. Nelson who knew the island before the fire likened the idea of the island 's recovering plants as a Phoenix, the mythological bird that cyclicly rises itself from the dead. A significant part of Nelson 's childhood was influenced by…

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  • Summer Resort Research Paper

    and Mrs. Jennings of Blackstone. They took away a fine lot of fish and vow they will return again. It is always the way; to once visit Blackstone insures a return. Another influential guest was the Chicagoan merchant Mr. Vernon. By 1905 Clevelanders were rediscovering the abundance of small-mouth black bass, wall-eyed pike and muskellunge. A group that had been staying at Stanley House on Lake Joseph on opposite shores from Gordon Bay stayed over a the Summer Resort: Dr. Frank Bunts, a surgeon…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dams

    devastating amount of damage that people don’t recognize because they create “green energy”. Dams block the natural flow of rivers, in turn causing problems with vegetation dying, fish migration, and the buildup of toxins. These problems cause unnecessary harm the surrounding ecosystem and sometimes unrepairable damage to the earth, which appeal to the moral principles of not causing more harm than necessary and leaving the earth in an as good as or better condition. To repair the damage caused…

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  • Text 1 Persuasive Speech

    embedding his argument in our minds. He chooses to list every dammed waterway and occasionally compare dams to another large famous structure, which to us, are shocking revelations. Since most of his essay is comprised of the list-type sentence, it results in subliminal messaging of our damnation of American rivers. Chouinard’s and Barcott’s negative opinions on the existence of dams are presented dissimilarly. Chouinard goes for the logos in all humans, presenting fact after fact, statistic…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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