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    Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry the past few years. 2014 was even dubbed 'The year of Taylor Swift ' because of all she did. Swift came from being bullied in high school to now playing sold out arenas and stadiums. She has done things in music that have never been done before. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent her early years in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on her family 's Christmas tree farm. Her first hobby was horse riding, but at the age of nine she turned her attention to musical theater. Taylor was singing in local events at ten years old. She sang the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game when she was eleven. The next year, she started seriously writing music and taught herself to play the guitar. It was around this time when Taylor began taking trips to Nashville, Tennessee to try and get a recording contract. She begged her parents to move to Tennessee to be closer to the capital of country music, and they finally made the move to Hendersonville. She endured bullying throughout middle school and high school, and her dream of getting to play in front of huge crowds is what got her through it. She didn 't have to wait long after moving to get discovered, because it was at the age of fourteen that she secured an artist development with RCA records. Taylor left this artist development a year later because the record company wasn 't giving her artistic freedom. She continued…

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    Freshman Fifteen

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    Invalidating the Freshman Fifteen It is two months into your college career and the stress is eating you. There is no time to sleep, several assignments to complete and finding time to eat properly is becoming extremely problematic. So, the late-night snacking begins and the time you previously committed to exercising has dramatically decreased. Fast forward six months, it is now the end of the year; you have made all A’s but when you glance into the mirror you no longer recognize the person…

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    Freshmen Fifteen Essay

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    Although a popular notion among first-year university students, the "freshmen fifteen" is a serious issue related to student stress, depression, and poor eating habits. This notion is common on social media and university campuses. Weight gain during the beginning of post-secondary for first-year students is shown to actually average about 5 lbs (Vella-Zarb and Elgar 161). Only recently has the idea behind the ‘freshmen fifteen/five’ caught the attention of the scientific community (Vella-Zarb…

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    Freshman Fifteen Analysis

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    Upon beginning college, a common concern running through many young adolescents’ mind is the stigma of the ‘Freshman Fifteen’. You are constantly under the impression that the college diet consists of ramen noodles, pizza, and booze. Veggies, grains, and fruit are impossible. Life in college is already expensive, so how on earth would it be possible to eat in a more healthy manner than this? This stereotype especially weighed heavily on my mind going into college, as my weight has always been…

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    Every year, many BYU freshman gain the dreaded “freshman fifteen,” fifteen pounds of weight that students gain the first year they attend college. Although it may seem harmless, the freshman fifteen is the result of poor eating habits, which can lead to many negative consequences such as eating disorders, mental disorders, and even obesity. If the freshman fifteen can be prevented, the likelihood of BYU students experiencing these negative consequences can be decreased. In this paper, I will…

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    In André Alexis’ novel, Fifteen Dogs, it is demonstrated that having an intellectual advantage can negatively impact one’s life. The canines in this novel aspire to be regular dogs, having been granted the “gift” of intelligence; however, this “gift” is anything but that. The “gift” of human consciousness and language allows the dogs to analyze situations and feel emotions, which they were not able to do before. The introduction of these abilities to the dogs’ lives causes them to be…

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    The freshman fifteen is a terrifying aspect that haunts the minds of insecure college students that become all too aware of their body type and appearance when they enter a huge community such as a University. It’s a change, to surroundings, mental well-being, and physical health. Young adults come to a college forced to make all their own decisions and health choices, which by all means can result in drastic effects to physical health and mental well-being. With this in mind, I believe every…

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    The story demonstrates how the relationship between individuals and the pack grows incrementally divergent, and how the language as an embodiment of human intelligence stratifies the pack hierarchy and complicates the dogs’ communication to the humans. In the story “Fifteen Dogs”, the author André Alexis frequently uses personification and anthropomorphism to vivify the dogs’ behavior. The attitude towards the introduction diverges as some of the dogs do not like it, while the other dogs like…

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    Are People able to Resist Advertisements and Their Emotional Appeals? People see advertisements everywhere, on the streets, at the airport, on television, and also magazines. Advertising has become such an essential part of life that people are subconsciously internalizing the effect that advertisements have on them. Jib Fowles, the author of the article “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals,” claims “by giving form to people’s deep-lying desires, and picturing states of being that individuals…

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    According to Hermes, the messenger of the Greek gods, “Human Intelligence is not a gift. It is an occasional plague” (15). Many people on earth become distressed, troubled or conflicted in life due to their intelligence allowing their conscious mind to experience harmful events. The human mind is not a gift; rather, it is a curse given to humans to endure and suffer from. This curse is seen in the novel Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis, as human intelligence allows a pack of fifteen dogs to create…

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