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    Violent video games causing violence Millions of people play video games every day. The thought that they might cause violence is disturbing and also an interesting concept. It should be noted that exposure to violence is nothing new to society. For centuries people attended public executions with the whole family or went to cadaver dissection viewings. Violence has existed in literature since people created the written language (Goldfein). In the year of 2013 a naval yard shooting occurred in…

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    Video games hold a high place in American culture. In the youth of America, video games are often looked at as more important than most things we do day to day. My generation is the first group to have been around the type of video games we have today. I imagine that my generation will be playing video games far into their lives. To get back to the topic of the youth and video games, the personalities and habits of younger kids in today’s world are far more different than kids who were growing…

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    Technology has been taking over the lives of adults and children all over the world in a very adverse way. Video games today can be used for fun and entertainment, but can also have negative effects on the lives of people all around. To play it here or there a few times a week is okay, but when it starts to become an obsession and an everyday thing is when it becomes unhealthy. It’s very easy for kids and adults to get hooked to the game plots and fantasy worlds. It soon starts to become an…

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    Van states “The resulting excessive amounts of time spent on playing video games can be severely disruptive to school, work, and ‘real life’ social contacts” (2). This explain that in some cases, children or teenager cut off themselves, and children want to spend more time playing video games, and avoid social interactions that make them hostile and antisocial. Another research believes that extracurricular…

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    It has been nearly a decade since we last heard from a parent’s advocacy group or a politician raising concerns over the video games industry. The relative silence has been welcomed because for as long as I have been alive and certainly years before, there was an uphill battle for video games to gain artistic and economic legitimacy. Heralded as the downfall of American youth since the 1970’s video games have been blamed for everything from social anxiety and depression to mass killings and…

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    unapologetically entertaining. According to Huffington Post one out of every three American women has been beaten, sexually coerced or otherwise abused in her lifetime. In Tropes Vs. Women video game from scholar/critic Anita Sarkeesian looks what she calls women-as-decorations in latter-day titles. Sarkeesian explains how in this game the tropes get used both in the games themselves and marketing campaigns meant to sell them. In fact, this game is not…

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    stage notes denote multiple times: “The women draw nearer” (Glaspell, 2), “The two women move a little closer together” (Glaspell, 3), and “Mrs. Hale glances in a quick covert way at Mrs. Peters” (Glaspell, 7). The close…

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    According to Saussure, a sign is a combination of a sound-image or “signifier” and concept or “signified”. One key concept in understanding semiotics is that the relationship between the signifier and the signified is always arbitrary. But since there is no logical connection between a word and a concept, the meanings that signifiers posses must somehow be learned. This implies that there are certain “codes” that evolve within a society or culture, which help individuals generate meaning from…

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    As stated in §44-1 of the Virginia Code, three separate entities, the National Guard, unorganized militias, and an organized militia known as the Virginia Defense Force, make up the entirety of the Virginia militia. According to the VLIS, in §44-2 of the Virginia Code, the basic composition and role of the National Guard, with respect to being a part of the militia, is explained: The National Guard shall consist of the regularly enlisted militia and of commissioned and warrant officers, who…

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    extent did the shortcomings and limitations of John F. Kennedy’s administration reflect onto The Bay of Pigs incident in 1961? The primary source that will be evaluated is a publication of the secret CIA report on the invasion of Cuba. New York Times calls this book, Bay of Pigs Declassified, edited by Peter Kornbluh as, “One of the most secret documents of the Cold War.” The source is a book comprising of the Inspector General’s report on the CIA’s failed attempts in overthrowing the Fidel…

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