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    In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ten inches of rain fell. One major concern of all the rain was the Cedar River. Thousands of people had to evacuate because of the river flooding at twenty-two feet. City workers, contractors, volunteers and National Guard troops built temporary walls, levees and they laid down 250,000 sandbags to try and prevent any major flooding. The temporary barriers that were put up seemed to prevent major flooding, but the people who live around there are still being advised to stay away for a couple more days. The rising waters of creeks and rivers have flooded some low-lying fields and properties in parts of eastern Iowa. The flooding affected everyone who lived in or around Cedar Rapids. The city now has to repair anything that…

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    The Cedar Rapids Animeals is a great local charity that focuses on helping with animals and people around the Cedar Rapids Iowa area. The charity began in December of the year 2000, and has been serving the community ever since then. The Cedar Rapids Animeals specializes in helping animals get food when needed and helping the owners who may not be able to go out and get food for their animal on their own. The Charity was started by a petco employee and meals on wheels employee. Together these…

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    My journey first began when I decided to attend The University of Iowa in the fall of 2013 after graduating from Urbandale High School. I attended Iowa for 2 years and then when it came time to choose where I would apply to nursing school at I was stuck between wanting to continue on at Iowa’s College of Nursing, pending on my acceptance, but also needing a change in my life. I decided to choose change and Mercy College of Health Sciences presented an opportunity for just that. There is a…

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    The cedar tree has lived on planet earth for thousands of years, watching the evolution which has taken place to bring us to current day. Standing tall at heights of up to 150 feet, the cedar tree takes pleasure in the beauty of it’s surroundings. The cedars are known for their networks of strong roots which go deep beneath the ground, as well as their strong trunks which protect them from anything mother nature has in mind. Cedar wood has also been extremely useful to the people, and has been…

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    Epic of Gilgamesh Essay Throughout his career, Gilgamesh changes in some ways after meeting Enkidu. On the one hand even with his soul mate, he does nothing to alleviate his terrible behavior towards people. His prideful disposition and sociopathic tendencies lead him to his downfall. On the other hand, his love and compassion towards Enkidu redeems only a part of the king’s personality. Even after meeting his other half Enkidu, Gilgamesh continues with his arrogant behavior. He views himself as…

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    Humans looks upon heroes, and heroes represent his people ideology. Epics have introduced a numerous amount of characters, but only a few are considered heroes. Gilgamesh from “Epic of Gilgamesh” stands out as one. Gilgamesh carries a perfect body gifted by the gods, as he is two-third god and one-third man. He is also the king of Uruk, a shepherd to his people. Comparable to Gilgamesh are son of Zeus, Achilles and son of Atreus, Agamemnon. Achilles possesses superhuman strength and is marked as…

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    Beowulf In the poem, Beowulf, a warrior from Geats comes to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes whose land is being attacked by a monster, Grendel. Beowulf is successful and kills Grendel. To show his bravery and abilities, he even kills Grendel without using weapons. However,Hrothgar is still in trouble, because Grendel's mother is now trying to get revenge. As the poem continues, Beowulf kills Grendel's mother in her lair with a sword that giants used. After the victory, Beowulf returns…

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    The most exhilarating, terrifying ride of the year is soon going to be opening! The Railroad Bridge is a terrifying ride guaranteed to make you feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins. This ride is based on the urban legend that comes from a railroad bridge on Susco Road in Pennsylvania. In the legend it says it is a bridge where a bride supposedly hung herself, and some say if you put your keys on your car at the sight, you can see the bride in the mirrors. The passengers will…

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    Eighth grade students from Central Middle School rushed into Dorney Park merrily, with huge smiles on their faces on June 9th. The trip to Dorney Park in Allentown, PA has always been the field trip all eighth graders look forward to years in advance. Parsippany students have been going to Dorney Park for a field trip in eighth grade for the past sixteen years and it has always been wonderful. Thankfully, June 9th was a gorgeous day in spring, a perfect day to go to Dorney Park. The amusement…

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    THE DOMINATOR is a free fall, spiral, looping, steel roller coaster. This one of a kind coaster is like no other and is the first basketball themed ride to ever be made. You will spot this orange and black coaster from across the park. The top speed of THE DOMINATOR is a 60 mile per hour spiral, that will have you scoring big. You will never know where the next turn will take you. The average speed of this exhilarating ride is 40 miles per hour! Some points will have you going at a constant…

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