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  • Analysis: My Experience As A Student At Oakton Community College

    a school that deals with the lack of available printers. This is a problem we address not just for students, but also, for professors as well, since division offices are typically very small and only have one single printer. This is a necessary service for both students who need to submit hard-copies of their work, and for professors who need to print out class material but have no immediate access to a printer. One of our most important duties involve printer maintenance because of how high printing demand is. Maintaining the printer through hardware and software techniques. With Oakton’s student body of 11,000, staffers in the lab work to ensure that all operations run smoothly. Considering most of Oakton’s students are enrolled in Des Plaines, hundreds of students access this lab for whatever reason throughout the day. Considering that around 35% of community college students have no access to a laptop, the operation of a computer lab becomes a vital resource for the student. As part of our efforts to deal with high-demand, the computer lab I work in coordinates with several departments in the school, both academic and service based. Testing is held in the second-floor computer lab in order to accommodate a high volume of students, and often time staff will coordinate with other departments such as the delivery department when it comes to inventory, and media services should we ever need specialized hardware for a professor or for ourselves. There are six classrooms…

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  • The Clown Killer, John Wayne Gacy

    uncover that Gacy committed his first known murder in 1972 taking the life of Timothy McCoy after luring the teen to his home. December 11th, 1978 15 year old Robert Piest went missing last seen at his work as he headed out to meet Gacy for a potential job.He lured his victims with promises of works and when he got the to his home he would capture them, sexually assaulted them, then would strangle them with a rope. When he killed he would dress up as Pogo the clown, which was the same clown…

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  • Why I Deserve A Scholarship Essay

    Why am I attending Oakton Community College ? Why do I want a degree? Society would tell you that it increases your chances of obtaining a job, a greater shot at becoming a successful person and It will reduce your level of stress. This is because a need for an education is everything, its something that ' is valued and praised . I wouldn 't object to this from a parent’s point of view, But my perspective is closely related But in some ways it differs. This country has given birth to some of the…

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  • Discrimination In Ernest Gaines A Gathering Of Old Men

    The Gathering of Old Men is set in rural Louisiana during the 1970’s. Tee Jack is a white male who owns a local bar. His bar used to segregate the blacks and whites because of the law, also known as de jure segregation. In spite of de jure segregation being declared unconstitutional, blacks are still being segregated through fear tactics. When Tee Jack talks about the discrimination of African-Americans in his bar. He claims that the discrimination is “how things are in a little place like…

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  • Totalitarianism In Ukraine

    3.1.2. Risks and challenges for Humanitarian action Responsibility, guilt and aid diversion: Ukrainian government seems to be in a major paradox as on one hand it claims its sovereignty over all Ukraine while on the other ceases to deliver services, hence indirectly delegating this responsibility to de facto authorities reinforcing in someway its legitimacy. In any case the limitation of aid provided in eastern Ukraine either due to Governmental will or de facto authorities limited capacity put…

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  • Essay On Blood Diamonds

    diamonds mined in war-torn countries by antigovernment groups (Blood Diamonds). These militias use the money to aid their cause. Wars fueled by these diamonds have taken over 3.7 million lives, in countries such as Zimbabwe, Angola, Congo and Liberia. Most people do not know what was sacrificed for them to wear their diamond ring (“Blood Diamonds Exposed”). Despite the beauty a diamond holds, people must be made aware of the dangerous social implications they embody. The conflict of blood…

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  • Analysis Of The De Beers Diamond

    Cecil Rhodes was a scammer. Advertisements by Cecil Rhodes have been known to be scams; this theory stimulated from several observers. This viewer watched the De Beers diamond ads continuously by the founder Cecil Rhodes and the (CSO) persuading and scamming men to make purchases to express their love. The De Beers diamonds created a visual image for advertising as an appeal for a metaphor of how a diamond gives value as a lifetime commitment to a potential or future wife by paying over value…

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  • Summary Of Broken Heartland

    Rural Decatur County has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest poverty in Iowa today, but its poverty rate sits at 21.6%, substantially lower than 30%. Of Iowa’s nine counties with population densities exceeding 100 people per square mile, four (Story, Black Hawk, Woodbury, and Johnson) were among the fifteen counties with the highest poverty rates. Dallas County, which encompassing much of suburban Des Moines, has Iowa’s lowest poverty rate at 6%, but is also the only one of the…

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  • Civil War Depicted In Greg Campbell's Blood Diamonds

    a corporation that holds a monopoly on the worlds diamond market; De Beers. Campbell investigates more deeply into the history behind the De Beers Corporation and finds the almost century long grip in which the company has exploited the region in order to seek the greatest liquidity possible. The discovery drives Campbell to expose the exploitation in which De Beers has created an environment of corruption, death of around 3.7 million, and displacement of over 6 million Africans. The piece ends…

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  • The Importance Of Diversity In Magnet Schools

    Introduction: Magnet schools are schools of choice that are part of the public school system. They were created for the purpose of reversing the de facto segregation that was happening in urban schools in the 1970s. The school and curriculum is often built around a theme. That theme may be a subject area like STEM or the arts or an emphasis on an educational program like the International Baccalaureate curriculum or the Advance Placement program. Magnet schools have no geographic boundaries for…

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