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    What mainly distinguished Columbia from the other research universities are the highly equipped laboratories that are directed by precursors in every field. The department of biological sciences immediately drew my attention, as I would consider myself lucky to continue my undergraduate education under the instruction of such highly equipped professors. Columbia faculty is known for its success at pushing the limits of science thus making numerous significant scientific discoveries in diverse fields. The low student-faculty ratio enables the students to interact directly with extraordinary scientific minds, having access to the information at first hand. I remain convinced that with the help of numerous research areas in Columbia, I will be able to gain great insight to the biological sciences. Also, the student research projects in diverse subjects offered by Columbia invokes a great excitement in me given that I am willing to involve myself immediately in these kinds of experiences.…

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    I was born and raised in the suburbs of Columbia, South Carolina. It was a very nice area to grow up in, the part of Columbia that I grew up in is only a short 20 minute drive from the downtown Columbia area. So it was the perfect combination of growing up in the city as well as in a suburban area. One of Columbia's many claims to fame is that the University of South Carolina's campus is located right in the middle of the downtown area. So some of the most popular things to do in Columbia is to…

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    Visual Arts History

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    Major Art history and visual arts 1. What aspect of the Columbia community, outside of the classroom, would you most want to impact and why? (150 words or less) I want to get involved in the Columbia University Badminton Club. As the president of the Badminton Club in my high school myself, the club won the award for the Best Club; badminton is always the sport I have great passion for. Columbia has a well-developed badminton club with weekly exercise and professional games. If I can get in…

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    and felt the strong need for change. After five years of waiting for my US immigrant visa I eventually got it and in November 2013 I arrived in the United States. Shortly after coming to the United States I read the book that changed my personality forever. The book “Street Smarts” by Jim Rogers dramatically reshaped my thinking. It also further developed my passion in finance. Jim told in his book his story of how he went from rural Alabama to the Yale University for full scholarship and how…

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    Black Men Stereotypes

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    Attending two of the nation 's most influential institutions Jeh Johnson received powerful knowledge on how to become a well balanced black man and a civil rights lawyer. Johnson is another perfect example of a black man that didn’t accept the stereotypes and received a higher education. After graduating from Columbia Law Johnson became a defense department attorney, Air Force attorney, assistant U.S. attorney, and is now the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Jeh Johnson is at the forefront…

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    people who have access to many benefits that those ranked lower than them don’t have access to. This gives those at the top privilege, but this privilege is maintained by the institutions within society. Karen Ho introduces the idea of “smartness”, and how this label defines who is elite within society. She presents it as something that is created in order to maintain this eliteness. Joseph Stiglitz talks about how monopolization leads to hegemony within society to benefit those at the top, who…

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    The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D.Sallinger published in 1951. The story follows Holden Caulfield’s experiences in New York after leaving Pencey Prep, a boarding school he has just been expelled from. The novel explores complex issues such as isolation, alienation, innocence, loss and identity. Holden tells his story from a rest home, where he spends his days after getting tuberculosis. A psychoanalyst encourages him to write about the events which led him to getting…

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    It is human nature to find out who they really are; during this process, people’s minds and behaviors are changing over time. In the current generation, the idea of individualism plays a dominant role, which leads the idea of selflessness and helping others almost gone. In the past, people would look out for others, but now, people only care about themselves. Being selflessness is the opposite side of being individualism; selflessness is also introduced as a way of realizing that everything is…

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    All throughout Catcher in the Rye, the author, J.D. Salinger,uses symbolism to show some kind of quality about Holden. So far, there are three things that truly symbolize Holden. His red hunting hat, the ducks in Central Park, and Allie’s baseball mitt. Each one of these objects are important to him one way or another. His red hat could be used as a shield, to hide himself or protect himself. When he comes to New York, he asks about the ducks, that could represent his life. Finally, Allie’s…

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    Clash Of The Paradigm

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    Clash of the Paradigms During the 19th century, the three paradigms that were relevant in society were the New York Times, New York Journal and the New York Commercial Advertiser. Although all three paradigms were prominent during the late 1890's one of these three newspapers prevailed and it was the New York Times. There were many reasons why the Times prevailed and the others failed. According to the excerpt, "The Year That defined American Journalism" it quotes, "… the Times offered a…

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