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    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 life. My AmeriCorps experience opened up new passions for me, and my service led to becoming a Refugee Mentor for Dorcas International, which fully solidified my passion for expanding my impact in my community. I started mentoring a 20 year old woman who recently was granted refugee status in the United States from Syria. Our time spent together has helped her adjust to life in the city of Providence. We’ve done everything from getting her a library card to getting her comfortable with riding the public transportation system. My time spent at Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley has also gifted me the opportunity to work part time as a teaching assistant for the elementary after school program at one of their mixed income sites. Specifically, I plan the cultural arts curriculum and my students are currently working on a unit…

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    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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    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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    Canal District Case Study

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    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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    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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    Blackstone Case Study

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    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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    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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    Revolution Movie Analysis

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    the bottom of his feet. They leave him outside all night, until Tom finds Ned and cuts the rope from his hands and feet. Tom carries Ned out of the camp, and another boy, Merle, escapes with them. Throughout their escape, the boys encountered two groups of natives. Tom stabs the first group of natives (Iroquois) with a small knife. Shortly after another group of natives arrive and Tom makes peace with them. The Huron tribe takes the group of boys to their camp and they help Ned’s feet heal,…

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    to be the element that links all the documentaries together has less to do with visual style and more with Antonioni’s background and infatuation with his home country. These films seem to be about the destructive results of clinging to old customs in the modern era, how attempting to capture the past is a futile effort. There is no shortage of notes about social classes either. “Gente Del Po” was the most memorable to me as I’m sure it was to most. The many shots of the landscapes, river and…

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    The Owens Valley Analysis

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    California (Fig.1), and within the Owens Valley basin, flanked by the Sierra Nevada and Inyo/White mountain ranges to the west and east, respectively. The hills are of particular interest as they represent an unusual combination of lithologies, structures, and a geomorphology that is inconsistent for the basin. Using geophysical methods, I hope to infer the source of this outcrop. A long-runout landslide, or a structural flower system is currently proposed to explain the Poverty Hills; previous…

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