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    dancing, I wasn’t sure how dance even incorporated with English literature. I realized, you can’t learn about the dances until you learn about the people. Then I realized, you can’t learn anything if you don’t learn about a background and do a little research. I started to feel some hope and confidence that maybe it was possible for me to not physically hurt myself or someone else, while learning to dance. The “new beginning” of my dance career, I felt a little bit like the character Mary from Carl Van Vechten’s, Nigger Heaven. I was uneasy about the topic of dance. Carl Van Vechten summarizes how Mary feels, “If she could only let herself go, revel in colour and noise and rhythm and physical emotion, throw herself into the ring with the others, figuratively shooting and hurling their assegais! But it would not be me, she argued with herself. Unless I acted naturally like the others, it would be no use. I must be myself. Perhaps, later, this instinct will come, awaken belatedly I me (Vechten 90). I can say I felt quite similar in situations when starting something new. Change and new experiences are a little uneasy feeling at first. Like Daisy in The Great Gatsby, she exclaimed she had “felt pretty cynical about everything” (Fitzgerald 21). As much as I wanted to fit in, and look like I knew what I was doing, it was not going to work. It’s highly important to be yourself. Learning the first few choreography steps led me to do so. I was not even able to “fake it till you make…

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    There have been numerous poets that have graced the Earth with their talents, providing humans with some of the simplest words; however, those simple words could have a deeper meaning than that of the ocean. One of these poets, Langston B. Hughes, was born in Joplin, Missouri. As an African-American, he faced many hardships in furthering his learning. While studying in New York during the Harlem Renaissance, he was inspired to write poetry. He had many works of poetry, “Theme for English B”…

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    Classic cars embody the zeitgeist of the era from which they came. The design of the fins and fenders, the materials, and even the colors all give an indication of when a classic car was made. Restoring this type of automobile to its original beauty, therefore, takes time, expert knowledge, and patience. If you’ve located a classic car that you’d like to restore, here are some of the repairs you’ll want to make plus some advice on where to go to find what you need. Get to Know Your Car Angie’s…

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    The follies is a fun and memorable event to experience. Many citizens of Mason City would recommend that you attend the follies. Each and every student in the follies works very hard on their act. The follies are held each year and it is a event that many people attend. The follies has made Mason City more exciting, made an event for people to see, and it created another fun activity for citizens to do. The follies take place in the month of February and have been occurring for a very long…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    theories of myth differently. Because of the variety of tales told in myths, it is hard to narrow it down to one established definition. Its’ Greek origin suggests myths are stories narrated either by mouth or through other media such as art, drama, or music. For this reason, myths can be applied universally due to their broadness. Legends, folktales, and fairytales are often confused with myths and for that reason many who study mythology attempt to distinguish between them. For one to…

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    The Watergate Scandal

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    However, this was with the American People, threats to National Security were made and barriers in National Security were breached. According to Washington Post writers Bob Woodard and Carl Bernstein, “The American Presidency will never be the same.” “Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet anything of thy neighbor, and thou shalt not bear false witness.” All of these scriptural rules were broken during the Watergate Scandal. Is there a pardon for those who break the law so that they…

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