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  • Argumentative Essay: Independence Day In The United States

    transgenderism as just another lifestyle, the push to legalize illicit drugs, ubiquitous pornography, half the population born out of wedlock and euthanasia are all accepted as business as usual in contemporary America. It goes without saying that raising this generation of children differs greatly from the one in which we were raised. Life is layered and complex. Things may be peaceful now as many are consumed with the drama of everyday living, but that seems to be changing. There is an uneasy mood that is metastasizing as our once resilient and independent culture cracks around us. No culture can endure this kind of self-depravity and the fraying of its social fabric where evil is accepted as good. Charles Kesler of Claremont McKenna College wrote, “Every republic eventually faces what might be called the Weimar problem. It arrives when a nation’s civic culture has become so debased that the nation no longer has the virtues necessary to sustain republican government.” As Americans, we have arrived at that critical internal juncture of our own psyche. Things may appear normal, but it isn’t and if you’re being honest; you already know it. Change is everywhere shifting like the daily sunset. A converging cold and dank front is moving across the American fruited plain camouflaged in the cloak of political correctness that to the Founding Fathers would be masked tyranny. The veneer of civilization can be terrifyingly thin. For a culture to thrive it…

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  • Shout Of Death By Craig Evans Summary

    About the Authors Craig Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins and Dean of the School of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University in Texas. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, received his M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. A…

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  • Ayahuasca History Essay

    Ultimately, Ayahuasca history cannot be traced through the ages, however some facts are able to be found regarding this plant native to the Amazon. To begin with, Dennis McKenna’s article “Ayahuasca: An Ethoparmacologic History” says, “The origin of the use of ayahuasca in the Amazon Basin are lost in the mists past of prehistoric” (McKenna). The history of this enlightening tea is only known to the people looking to obtain higher consciousness and to the shamans that hold the keys of…

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  • Monica Ellen Rizzo's Argument Analysis

    Discrimination, and Corruption in the Multibillion-Dollar Business of College Admissions Testing. My reason for choosing this paper is the way she presents her argument because she provides a personal reason why she is writing about the subject of college admissions testing and writes the paper very technically which is the way I prefer to think. Her goal for this paper is to show colleges that college admission testing puts extra stress on students and lowering the stakes will improve their…

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  • Challenges In My Life

    exceed the expectations of the instructors and they insisted I move on the 1st grade as I understood the materials better than most in my class. As I continued though grammar school, middle school and even some of high school, I never really had to study much because retaining information came easy to me. I was, however, developing bad habits that did come back to get me as I completed high school and began college. During my senior year of high school, I realized that I needed to apply to…

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  • Persuasive Essay About Gap Year

    allow for non-academic activities.” Many European countries are doing this method, where students take a year break after graduating high school but before college to give themselves time to do what they please without the anxiety and stress of academics. The Gap Year is a great solution for students to figure out exactly what they would like their future to be, and get an idea of the real world. After 12 years of school you must figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and it…

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  • The Importance Of Education In Colonial Education

    The Bible curriculum which was the primary resource in order to civilize the colonist and Native Americans. However the premise of the Bible is to reveal deeper truth. The irony in the Colonial education system was that, their source the Bible which encouraged a free-will through the scriptures while the intention of the Colonist was to use the Bible as a method to control an unintelligent population. Colonial education was systematically organized for the wealthy to attend academies in order to…

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  • My Definition Of Life

    master’s degree also or go into a culinary school to gain more knowledge about food and health. Later on in the far future I hope to be working with other people in order to change the way people see food. I want to be part of a food revolution, which hopefully get rids of most of the very unhealthy processed foods. My future is a great challenge since I am the first in my family that has graduated high school and enrolled in college. Plus financially I need a lot of help and being the first…

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  • The Danger Of Telling Poor Kids Analysis

    In "The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility" posted on The Atlantic on January 16, 2014, writer and teacher Andrew Simmons states his thoughts and ideas about higher education to the impoverished population and why it isn 't for poor kids. He recently had a high school student write an essay about what she wants to do with her future. She had been told, rather preached to, that if she, "made good grades and a ticket to a good college would lead to a good job,…

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  • Freshman 15 Research Paper

    The term Freshman 15 is slang that is used to refer to the weight gain in students who enter colleges and universities. Studies have proven that a student is likely to gain approximately 15 pounds in weight within the first year that they join the institution. Weight gain is a problem that widely affects a significant proportion of the society owing to the diseases that may result because of unusual weight gain. Gaining weight may lead to one increasing his or her body mass index leading to one…

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