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    When the email appeared in my inbox, I knew it was bad. The subject heading read: “Wanted: Matt Kennamer - Attempted Murder”. I clicked the link and his old mug shot appeared on the screen. It was him alright - a picture from a previous arrest for a D.U.I., his face swollen - the eyes bloodshot. A shit eating grin that said ‘I’ve been here before and I’ll do it again. Fuck you, these walls won’t hold me.’ He’d bailed out receiving a fine and substance abuse classes. This time was different. Attempted murder put you in a new class of criminal. He was on the run and I knew where he was headed. I called around to friends I knew would have some idea of what happened. Every one of them said the same thing - he had choked his girlfriend Beth in a drunken rage and no one knew where he was. I did. I felt the obligation to try to bring him in. I called my boss, put in for a week’s vacation, and booked the next flight to Nashville. The flight left early the next morning. On the plane a pair on nuns sat next to me. I called them ‘ladies’ and thought about if that was weird. Are nuns ladies? I should have called them sisters. I was reading a book and they asked me if I knew the works of Flannery O’Connor. I told them I was a big fan and how dark her work was. They seemed offended. The nun closest to me in the middle seat said she didn’t see darkness in her writing, but the complete opposite - that good will always defeat evil. This made me think of Matt. Was he evil for trying to…

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    In the United States Congress there are currently 20 women who are serving as senators. The woman that was first elected as a senator and made history in the United States is Debbie Stabenow, who is the senator for the state of Michigan, and part of the Democratic Party. Senator Stabenow is passionate about many issues like saving the lakes in Michigan, and making healthcare affordable for everyone, but she in not passionate about the immigration issue and fixing the immigration problems that…

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    The Harry Potter series can be an enjoyment for children or a literary failure depending on the reader. Joan Acocella, the author of “Under the Spell” thinks the Harry Potter books are an amazing series that took a new turn on fairy tales. She was able to enjoy the series while feeling a connection with the characters. Harold Bloom, the author of “Can 35 Million Book Buyers Be Wrong? Yes.” has a different view of the series. He believes that the books may be interesting, but they lack…

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    88 who were extremely active. She found that people who use their brains did not lose them. Weiss and Bellinger studied the effects of environmental toxins on early brain development. They suggested that it effects an individual’s life context, including genetic tendencies and enriched or impoverished environments. It was proposed that in humans, the effects of exposure to toxic substances tend to be directly related to growing up in an enriched environment or an impoverished environment. The…

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    diagnosis with Attention Deficit Disorder towards the end of kindergarten; by the end of the year he had picked up reading with ease, and by the time 1st grade rolled around he was placed in the advanced reading group consisting of the 6 best readers in the class. The spark in the young boy’s heart had taken hold and continued to grow, demanding more and more fuel in the form of bigger, harder, more interesting books. The books enchanted him, they possessed the power to create rich new worlds…

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    Emerald Nau AF AM 110 Dr. Colapierto Civil Rights Roundtable 1963 The round table discussion consisted of James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Joseph Minklelwitz, and Sidney Portier. The topics of discussion were civil rights and the March on Washington. All the men had something in common; all were entertainers in some kind of aspect, and all came to Washington for the March on Washington. As stated in the video, some of these men were long term fights, and others…

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    something leapt over me unexpectedly. I— “Megan, time for dinner!” I heard from outside of my bedroom. “One more minute!” I called, desperate to read just one more line, just one more chapter. I was consumed by this renowned work of literature. A life-long love of reading mixed with a great book series and a dash of an obsessive personality can make a potion that is intense, to say the least. The Harry Potter Series is an integral part of my identity and has molded me into the book-addict I am…

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    Linguists and psychologists all over the world have stressed the importance of language. As a main form of communication, language is the basis for many cultures, religions, etc. to build their foundation on. J.K. Rowling showed how important language is in one of her scenes from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. Language is an art, and a magic of sorts. Leach (1966: 407) stated: “Ritual as one observes it in primitive communities is a complex of words and actions… it is not the case that…

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    obstacles into imaginative and successful ideas for her path to success. When Rowling was young, her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Rowling struggled with this fact, even after her mother 's death (Biography Online). Due to the fact that Rowling faced many difficulties and challenges because of her mother’s rare condition and death, her imagination began to be fueled by a darker force, as can be seen through the last couple of books of the Harry Potter series which focus on a…

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    Albus Dumbledore is God God, Lucifer, and Jesus attending a boarding school in a Scotland castle sounds like the beginnings of a very odd joke. Yet it can be argued that this is essentially what went down in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. Religious symbolism is heavily entrenched in this young adult movie series, as it naturally should. References to religion is often essential in any narrative that depicts the struggle between darkness and light. This is because darkness and…

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