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    “I can’t believe that I have to eat, sleep, and breathe on this college campus. The people are so bizarre. Can I just lay in my bed and not go to class?” contemplated Paul, as he lay awake in his bed the first Monday morning of the semester. Paul had walked around James Madison University’s campus during FROG week with the feeling of dread; James Madison University had not been his first choice (he had his eyes set on Harvard), but it was the only college that he got an acceptance letter from. That week, as his eyes journeyed from student to student, he couldn’t help but feel like this college was odd. Everyone had a smile on their face, was wearing purple and gold attire, and appeared to be genuinely experiencing the best moments of their lives; meanwhile, Paul resigned to faking a smile. His parents had warned him that JMU was an anomaly when it came to happiness during such a stressful period in an individual’s life, and Paul felt that if he were to have fun, he would not be taking full advantage of his college education. There was simply a weird, joyful aura encompassing JMU that Paul was not completely comfortable with. After 10 minutes of reminiscing about his past week, his only friend, James, reminded him that it was time to start his 15 minute trek to his first class of the semester, English, in Kezell Hall. There was an exciting and cheery atmosphere surrounding JMU’s campus that day, which just added to Paul’s reluctance and mysterious outlook. Upon arriving…

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    I confess to being human, and how I come out of it is making sure I do something for someone else. Preferably for someone who can’t repay me, and it’s a gift. You guys have unfailing have been kind to me threw the years. I mean very honestly its so easy for me to give and you guys give it back more times over. I come away richer and more fulfilled because of my association with you all. “They ask me why I teach. Where else can I find such splined company” a quote by my hero John Wooden and this…

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    The reason for this is because our values shape us as an organization, it is the reason why we have the unique culture that we have. We have a strong culture, without even noticing it everyone in the organization from the players to the athletic director share certain values, beliefs and assumptions that contributes to the organization. Our most important value, is winning, everyone believes that we can. We believe we can win only because we believe in our organizational values. I know that my…

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    "Give me liberty, or give me death", the famous concluding words of Patrick Henry 's proposal to collect a militia for Virginia 's defense on March 23, 1775, to the Second Virginia Convention held at Richmond, has rung through the ears of the American people for centuries. As a strong supporter of the freedom attained by the colonial people of the Revolutionary City of Williamsburg, Virginia, Henry was one amongst many our nation 's forefathers to spark the efforts to commence a new nation based…

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    and capability. In order to be a successful man one must be both skillful and lucky (with luck being subservient to the virtuous man). In 1775 New York City, the atmosphere was a dangerous one. Two factions warred an internal war while the overarching threat of a British invasion sent shivers down every citizen’s spine. The decision that needed to be made was reconciliation or independence, and everyone had an agenda. Every potential politician or rebel needed a wealth of virtù and fortuna.…

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    American womanhood, fans only accepting athletes who meet the “white beauty queen” standard and athletic competition being seen as being a men’s activity. Before looking at why there is a contrast between the growth in the participation of women in athletics and the difference in popularity between women’s and men’s sports, it is useful to look at the contrast itself. The growth in women’s…

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    older. I sometimes get the impression from other students that think that athletes only care about sports and don’t think about their education. Speaking for my basketball team that is not the case. We have to be a student first and an athlete second. I have an older sister that recently graduated from UW-Platteville with the same major as I do. She was very active in a couple clubs, part of the soils team and a leader in her sorority. Hearing about all the different experiences she had within…

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    Thus, the Fist of Fury is a great example of the nationalism depicted in films and also the anti-Japanese sentiments. It is very common to know that in the past and even today, there is still this negative and superior feeling toward the Japanese. There are various reasons why there are these negative sentiments towards the Japanese (and vice versa) but some can be that it may lie in the struggle for power and influence in Asia between China and Japan. Another reason may be because there are…

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    them that and they do not have time to earn the money to go and buy it themselves. Paying college athletes is a big conflict in sports today with the primary focus on fame, and money. This brings up an interference with education. Some argue that it is fair to pay the athletes who are putting forth all the effort and working hard. The punishments for the taking of illegal bribes consist of bowl games being banned, and scholarships being lost to name a few. This then focuses directly on the…

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    People say that athletes are not going to school for money their going for an education, but everyone that is going or ever went to college has gone to get a good job that pays a lot of money. People don’t just go to college just for the education and be done that would be a waste of time. Athletes sometimes don’t even have time for classes because they are so busy with their sport. “This involvement often conflicted with potential academic time: Afternoon practice conflicted with the required…

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