Chi McBride

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  • Social Context Approach

    The Memorial Union Bus Terminal From A Social Context Approach During these eleven weeks in LDA 01, we have discussed several approaches to the discipline of environmental design. Some, but not all of these approaches are the social context, ecological, participatory, artistic, and the cultural competency approach. For this project in specific, I decided to analyze a site using the social context approach. For me, this approach is the most interesting and crucial when planning a project. The social context approach focuses on the people that use the site, how they interact in and with it, and their needs. Part of what you need to do when observing a place through this approach is observe the people and what they do. Observing all the different types of people from different backgrounds and cultures, what they do, and how they use the space is simply astonishing and also quite fun, that is why I consider the social approach my favorite. I used this approach to analyze a certain area, the Memorial Union Bus Terminal, and to propose a new design. The Unitrans Memorial Union Bus Terminal (MU Terminal) is one of the two Unitrans terminals on the UC Davis campus. The MU Terminal is located in the Quad district, north of the Memorial union and next to Hunt Hall. The bus terminal is the stop of eight Unitrans lines, which makes it a very busy spot on campus. I decided to focus on this site for project three because like I said before, this site is very busy and because of this,…

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  • What Is Make A Wish Foundation's Wish?

    Chris’ Story Kids all over the world have life-threatening conditions, like different types of cancer and heart diseases. There are so many conditions and diseases that could kill a kid. Those kids inspired Make a Wish foundation. Chris Greicius was a seven year old boy who had a dream of becoming a police officer so he could “catch the bad guys”. But, at the age six he learned that he was not going to live long enough to pursue his dream. But, that did not stop Chris from becoming a little…

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  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir: Analysis

    The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang, offers a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of a family of Hmong, an ethic group from Southeast Asia who are little known by the outside world. The Hmong fought alongside the United States during the Vietnam war, but were left to fend for themselves after the American withdrawal in 1975. In the aftermath, the Hmong saw the devastation of their traditional towns and villages by America’s enemies, among them the Pathet…

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  • Born The Fourth Of July Sparknotes

    The roots of the Vietnam War go back long before the American involvement which lasted from 1961 to 1975. The direct involvement of the American troops was only a part of a much larger military conflict, which had begun in 1946 with resistance by the Vietnamese people towards the French colonial rule over their territories. The Vietnam War, or the Second Indochina War was unique for the Americans on many levels. Firstly, unlike any other war, the Vietnam War was a failure from military, social…

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  • Inside Out And Back Again Sparknotes

    In the book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, many sad events take place. Those events are connected to real life. This book takes place in 1975, during the Vietnam war. The main character who goes by Ha is living in Vietnam at the time with her mother and three older brothers. Throughout the book Ha has to live on a boat for months before they move to the U.S.A as refugees. Ha’s story relates to many other refugees stories that have happened over time. Refugees have gone through many…

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  • Essay On Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    When walking through a cemetery, one often sees thousands of names engraved on the headstones. To a stranger, one name, quote, or date may mean nothing; however, to someone that knew them, it may be a link to the memories of a friend, family member, or loved one’s life. Like headstones, memorials connect us to the memories of a past person, or perhaps an event. From November 1st, 1955 to April 31st, 1975, war waged as the United States partnered with South Vietnam and fought against the…

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  • Polity In Vietnam War Essay

    the people to protest war. When the war is prolonged the more opposition it creates in the metropolitan. So there are not defeated on the battlefield but defeated on the political field. The insurgent’s ability to affect the political will really matter in this case. But it is a mistake not to mention the role of the insurgents. For them, this is a matter of survival, a total war. So they are put all their will and capability to defense themselves. They are far more tenacious and persistent…

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  • Richard M. Nixon's Ho Chi Minh During The Vietnam War

    "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." -Richard M. Nixon The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War, from 1954 to 1975. It was a conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam allies Viet Cong and the government of South Vietnam and its ally United States. The main purpose of the war was to stop South Vietnam in becoming communists like the ones in the north. During that time there were powerful leaders making the decisions. Some important…

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  • Tension In Graham Greene's The Quiet American

    The Quiet American is a novel that explores social and political relationships between Europe and America in Indochina War through connections among the three main characters: Fowler, Pyle, and Phuong. Graham Greene, an author of the book, uses the attitudes and personalities of Pyle and Fowler to create tension to symbolize the greater tension in the political conflicts over Vietnam at the time. Through Pyle and Fowler’s different political views but a common desire for Phuong, The Quiet…

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  • Tinetti Balance Test

    The class is taught by a Tai Chi Instructor with four certifications under the training of a worldwide known practitioner of Tai Chi. My patient is taking classes in Tai Chi for Beginners for Fall Prevention once a week for 45 minutes every Mondays of the week. Each session starts with a classic Chinese music playing for pre-relaxation of the mind while participants start with breathing exercises, 5-minute warm-ups, 35 minutes of review of the forms of Tai Chi, 5 minutes cool down, and one on…

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