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    On February 18th, 1930 the dwarf planet known as Pluto was discovered! It was discovered by an astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh and named by an 11-year-old girl. It was the farthest planet and the smallest. However when it was discovered it was named a planet because they did not have much information about it. They assumed it was a planet. It looked like a planet so they thought it was a planet. 76 years after Pluto was discovered on August 24th, 2006 astronomers demoted Pluto from planet status to dwarf planet. Till this day many people still claim Pluto to be a planet. People still do not know the difference between dwarf planets and regular planets and with these characteristics you realize that Pluto should not have been considered a planet at all. What is a Dwarf Planet? A dwarf planet is very similar to a planet. There is only one key difference between a planet and a Dwarf Planet. To answer the question of what a dwarf planet is we must realize what a dwarf planet is not. A planet is defined in three ways, 1. It is in orbit around a star, 2. It is spherical, 3. It is not a satellite, 4. It has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. A dwarf planet must follow steps 1, 2, and 3 however they do not follow number 4. To clear the neighborhood means to clear the area around its orbit. When they were defining a planet this was a major point, which made astronomers determine Pluto to not be a planet. Pluto is not the only dwarf planet; there are four other known dwarf…

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    The source I chose to evaluate is an article called “Is Pluto a planet?” written by Graham Rax. This source was published by Kalmbach Publishing Company in 1999, and mainly talked about is the Pluto should be consider as a planet or not. For this paragraph, it mainly talks about what is planet, what the figure does the Pluto has, and it give a conclusion that we can’t define the Pluto as a planet or treat is as a member of Kuiper Belt. We can tell that the article was published by a formal…

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    failing to help the deer, or that it implies a moral flaw, then the author is mistaken here. The idea, that what a person does when no one is looking reveals there character, is valid. However, the metaphor used relies on the basis that a person is expected to aide an already dying baby deer, who would either die without a mother or live on only to be hunted and killed. The poem is beautifully written but overall lacks a strong emotional stimulation. “A Secret Life” by Stephen Dunn (page 217)…

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    under the age of twenty-one. Sean came from 68W, he was a field medic. He wanted to join the Army sooner but broke a bone and had to wait a calendar year before he was able to enlist. From the moment I met Brad, I knew there was going to be a problem, every call I made Brad questioned. During there first day in a training exercise, My squad had to a clear a hallway splitting into two sections, I told Brad, Sean, and Chris to clear the right side while Kody, Ethan, and I will clear the left.…

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    are ultimately not allowed to watch it despite the fact that Chief casts the deciding vote, the fog surrounding Chief clears. As part two of the novel begins, Chief is explaining his fear of what may happen if the staff knew that he could indeed hear. As he begins his daily cleaning duties, he notices the clarity of everything around him. He describes, “Out in the hall all by myself, I notice how clear it is--no fog any place. It’s a little cold where the nurse just went past, and the white…

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    Dr. Dewett provided many key ideas that we often forget or need to be reminded of as we go through our careers. It was very rewarding to hear ideas that each of us have within our control, that we just need to draw from to make ourselves better leaders and to help others become better leaders. The primary idea for me was that of authenticity. In our corporate culture, authenticity tends to be diluted. Authenticity is more than being a professional because people what to know who we are as a…

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    Today is the day that I Kamehameha the Great, set out with nine-hundred-sixty war canoes and ten-thousand soldiers for Oahu. It has been an enduring voyage conquering island after island here in Hawaii. “Ka’iana prepare the landing party,” I ordered the high ranking ali’i. “Yes! Your Majesty,” Ka’iana replied. For some reason this particular battle seemed to cause this wildness in all of my men. It’s like my men entertain the thought of bloodshed and are eager to turn…

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    This interview was conducted to discover and examine the myriad administrative duties and responsibilities of organizational leaders. I interviewed Mr. Dan Phipps, who is the Athletic Director for Muscatine Community School District. He is also the Dean of Students. This double role makes for an extremely busy day. As it turned out, he has served in the military. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corp, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. I started the interview by asking about the hiring and…

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    The first 30 pages of KNOT THEORY offer an engaging character driven drama. The script presents with a very intriguing protagonist. In fact, all the characters are very distinctive and interesting to watch. The tone feels dramatic. There are solid themes about abandonment and life choices. The protagonist Luke clearly presents with strong, inner conflict about his father and his mother. There’s definitely a lot to like about the first 30 pages of the script, but there are elements that are…

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    In Little Brother, the main character Marcus is disrespectful for example his principal, since when is in trouble, “ [they] stared at each other across the desk. [The principle] clearly expected [Marcus] to fold the second he dropped the bomb on [him]. [He didn’t]” (Doctorow 4). Marcus does not feel the need to lower his eyes in respect of facing higher authority. Although, as life changes for Marcus he begins to realize that life is more than just technology, and having more power than everyone…

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