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    along with a pair of sneakers to a homeless man, she would be the hero in the man 's eyes. The woman has surely saved him and given him relief from his suffering. With this definition of a hero, a willing heart and mind, Beowulf and Oprah Winfrey fit right in. Although they are from different times and places, they both have sacrificed for others, which has led them to be the people they are. In the epic of Beowulf, he was a hero because he saved many people 's lives from not one, but…

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    “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over, like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? - Langston Hughes, (1951) This poem was written in the beginning of the book, A Raisin in the Sun, and shows how the play is an example of the black experience in Chicago through segregation and the hidden or blatant racism Black people like me…

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    Musical Showcase

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    This satirical and fearless new revue takes on Chicago politics and life in the Windy City as we know it. http://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/venue/chicago-e-t-c-theater/ WHY: Enjoy some relatable comedy. WHERE: The Second City E.T.C. Theater: 1608 N. Wells St., Chicago WHEN: 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 Gangster Tour of Chicago WHAT: Gather your friends and head downtown to experience the history of the city during this Gangster Tour of Chicago. You and your friends will dive…

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    yourself in the culture of the area and feel how it is to live there. One quality that makes a great vacation is the weather. Sun, beaches, and warm weather are an important part in making a great vacation. Puerto Rico is known for clear water, sandy beaches, and warm weather. Puerto Rico will undoubtedly be a great vacation. For our family vacations we usually find a sandy beach in an area with great weather…

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    The destination was set for Chicago Illinois and so John and his sister where super excited because that was where they where born. Fueled with this information they soon arrived home to tell their mom that they would be going to Chicago for their final band trip. After explaining what…

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    I have been a Chicago resident for 18 years , In which is now known as the windy city . the things I love about Chicago is that it still amazes me to this day .However .there are some things, I dislike and really wish that it didn’t happen in this city. There are five senses hearing, smelling, touching seeing,and taste. The five senses are vital and are respiratory sensory organs needed to respond or communicate with others effectively. These senses are developed as a new birth in the…

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    Chicago Public Schools- Coping and Surviving Through Budget Cut The Chicago Public School (CPS) is a body politic and corporate as well as school district of the State of Illinois. CPS are financed through a combination of local, state and federal sources. Over the decade, CPS have been suffering from the budget cuts when the State of Illinois continue to fall behind in making payments to the district. According to the survey conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, total local…

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    his description of crime, Larson emphasizes the facile amount of effort in committing evil acts during the greatness of the surrounding events of the fair (12). Emphasizing how darkness is easily covered up in the midst of the darkness surrounding the fair, Larson contrasts the greatness of the fair with the evil that surrounds it. This causes the contrast to highlight how ambitions were used in different ways during the fair, thus adding to the characteristics of both good and evil. Some used…

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    West Englewood Narrative

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    For many parents, the birth of a new child brings joy and glee. However for my father, I was a burden made by his late-night illegal activities. West Englewood is an area many people have not heard of - it’s tucked inside the southwest side of Chicago. During the day, the people of Englewood would wake up to the smell and sound of gunshots and burning tyres. Police officers would parade the streets in their well-ironed uniforms and the alleys would be covered with bright and colourful…

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    reported saying that Chicago’s public school system was the worst in the nation. Bennett had been invited to speak on the issue by an organization of business leaders called Chicago United. In the meeting Bennett was quoted saying “if it’s (CPS) not the last, I don’t know who is. There can’t be very many more cities that are worse. Chicago is pretty much it” (Banas). Following the meeting, publications released statements and articles containing the phrase “worst in the nation” and despite…

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