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    First semester has concluded, and I am happy enough with the results that I have obtained. I took classes that changed the destiny of my college exploration, courses that challenged me (but made me realize that I am not as good as I thought I would in Germanic languages), courses that developed and enhanced my writings skills, such as the University Writing Seminar, which was a complex, but rewarding course, and courses, which I somehow enjoyed, but taught me that English is not predestinated to become one of my majors. Just when I finished writing my last essays for the semester it occurred to me, am I getting better at this. My UWS 's instructor told me that he liked my first draft of my research essay--this was the first compliment I had…

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    Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” There are several pieces of literature like this quote that elaborate on how people deal with and have dealt with mortality. In the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, two star crossed lovers, Hazel, a teenage girl with terminal lung cancer, and Augustus, an 18 year old with…

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    Tuesdays With Morrie: Themes In Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom, Morrie uses several aphorisms to teach Mitch about life. In the memoir, life lessons taught by Morrie are learned on Tuesdays, leading up to his death. Morrie, a professor of sociology, suffers from ALS, in which he learns the true values of life. He learns the importance of love, family, and where a person’s values are placed. Morrie talks about a different topic on each of the Tuesdays over a span of fourteen weeks. He…

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    Tuesday’s With Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom that tells the story of a sportswriter who reunites with his old professor and friend, Morrie Schwartz. Albom seeks Schwartz out after witnessing a news report report on Schwartz’s ALS diagnosis, and he learns that his favorite professor has only a few months to live. After the two meet, they both agree to meet on Tuesdays, just as they had done during Albom’s college career, for one “final class”, for the remainder of Morrie’s life. The…

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    Tuesdays With Morrie Theme

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    Tuesdays With Morrie Theme Analysis Tuesdays With Morrie is about the lifelong bond between a student and his college professor. Mitch hadn’t spoken to his old teacher in years. Morrie and Mitch had a very close relationship, they were not only student and teacher but best friends. One night everything changed. Morrie was on the show “Nightline” being interviewed about his terminal disease. Morrie had ALS or more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch was an up and coming author of…

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    The ideal dream of all the admission counselors who decide on who to accept to their university and who does not is to create a diverse and unified community. Nonetheless, not all the international students like the idea of mingling with domestic students. There is no explanation to such fact, but it happens and it seems as if no one is ready or simply does not care to talk about it. However, I want to talk about it, an international student, named Chengcheng Xiang ’18, has her own thoughts on…

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    determination in rebellion are particularly admirable, since she was a female activist during a time in which women were suppressed. Though women didn’t typically voice their opinions, when Whitney saw an opportunity for discussion, she shared her viewpoints, with no fear of the repercussions. She broke gender stereotypes and paved the way for women to voice their opinions. Strum hardly mentions anything about gender and how this played into the case, despite her expertise in women’s studies.…

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    Not much digging is needed to discover Greenwald’s personal interests as the author states it out right, discussing these matters and his beliefs of their importance outright. Glenn’s beliefs are echoed in the words of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis when Greenwald quoted a statement in a case where Brandeis remarked that “the right to be left alone is the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by a free people”16 this essentially summed up what appears to be Greenwald’s…

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    1 to evolve into a law that solidified federal protection over women’s legal rights owing to progressive reformers. The reformers were determined to influence legislators pass state protective laws for communities in general to diminish risks of exploitation by large corporations. And when Curt Muller, a laundry owner violated the Oregon ten-hour law by making a female employee work overtime, the reformers saw it as an avenue to achieve their protective goals. The reformer Florence Kelley took…

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    Observation Exercise In the United States, multiple body rituals are practiced that alter appearance both temporarily and permanently: plastic surgery, tattoos, piercings, tattoos, and make-up. All of these are present at Brandeis University, and each can be linked to broad concepts and more specific aspects of the United States culture. Piercings in particular are common in the United States and at Brandeis University, and they carry cultural significance as well as implications of social…

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