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    We chose Frank Sinatra for this project because he was arguably the twentieth century’s greatest singer of popular song. He also acted in some of the popular movies of the 50s and 60s. He was a one of a kind man, simultaneously a ladies’ man and a man’s man. Women wanted to be with him and men wanted to be him. After all, he had a total of four wives in his lifetime, and if he did not die in 1998 he probably would have remarried again. Sinatra became famous singing in a band called the Rat Pack.…

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    The animals of Manor Farm lived badly because of their master Mr.Jones, a mean and a drunkard, mistreats them. The animals rebel, getting motivation and encouragement from Old Major and it succeeds.Napoleon and Snowball fight for leadership when the rebellion is carried out.Napoleon emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Based on Joseph Stalin, Napoleon uses military force (his nine loyal attack dogs) to intimidate the other animals and strengthen his power. In his supreme…

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    does a true totalitarian society really mean? While the word has the capability to set a certain fear coursing through one’s body, the true definition is often taboo and muddled in stories and rumors, if not dismissed altogether. In the book 1984 by George Orwell, the fictional world of Oceania provides a perfect example of what it would be like to live under totalitarian rule. In order not to repeat history’s mistakes and to avoid such a thing as a totalitarian ruled nation, it is important…

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    Is Snowball A Hero

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    Throughout history, in literature, and even in today’s modern world, a myriad of revolutions have occurred to overthrow harsh powers. Certain people take the role to initiate these revolutions to change the style of living for those not living a privileged lifestyle. Any situation requires one who is not satisfied with the status quo, and feels the need to take the extra step further to improve the life for those around them. Leon Trotsky helped to initiate the Russian Revolution, and should be…

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    A Foreign Film Review on Mad Max: Fury Road By Ejy Emerenciana It has been thirty years since Mad Max movies was created. Luckily, director George Miller created a masterpiece we never thought we needed. In this Academy-Award winning film, our perspective on dystopian movies will change as Mad Max: Fury Road shows an exemplary execution on how it should be. In a stark desert landscape where humanity is extinct and people are on the brink of insanity fighting for the basic necessities in life…

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    The Hidden History of Carnegie Hall One of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, Carnegie Hall has been a fixture in New York City for well over a century now. Since 1891, this iconic venue has hosted some of the most famous and respected musical artists from around the world and become known as one of the country’s most venerated performing arts centers. Few people, however, know the hidden history of the famous venue, such as the important played in popularizing rock and roll music and…

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    that fact that it is here, in Fort Edward, where waterfalls and rapids make navigation by water impossible and thus early travelers on the Hudson were compelled to carry their canoes from this region on the river and nearby waterways such as Lake George and Lake Champlain. Early inhabitants of the region included both the Mahican and the Mohawk people. The region now known as Fort Edward has historically been a transportation hub because of its location along the Hudson River waterway, which…

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    George Orwell wrote 1984 to show the world what would happen if the government had absolute control and watch over its citizens. Orwell uses Winston to help portray this message. The atmosphere is an important part of this story. Orwell uses imagery and suspense to create the overall atmosphere. Orwell shows that the main atmosphere in 1984 is oppression. Thoughtcrime is death. “Not that he recognized himself as a dead man it became important to stay alive as long as possible” (27). Orwell did…

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    Imagine a society where the government has stripped its people of their most basic rights. The corrupt, abusive government enforces extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions, and other acts of sexual violence. Secretive prison camps operate where anyone who speaks out against the society’s ruler or its government is subject to starvation, forced labor, physical torture and other acts of cruelty. No one is allowed to use the internet for any reason, and all…

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    Rolling Stones History

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    The Rolling Stones have been a major band since 1962 releasing 51 albums and hundreds of songs. The band started out in 1962 in London. The original line-up consisted of Mick Jagger born July 26, 1943 (age 73 years)(lead vocals), Keith Richards born December 18, 1943 (age 72 years)(lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Jones February 28, 1942 (rhythm guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart born July 18, 1938 (piano) Charlie Watts born June 2, 1941 (age 75 years) (drums) , and Bill Wyman born October 24,…

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