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  • Personal Narrative: Guam School In The United States

    The first thing I noticed as soon as I got off the plane was that the smell of the air was different. It did not smell as fresh as it was in Guam, which intrigued me. It was one where I would spend my days smelling as I walked to and from my new school. This time the school that I went to was not a private school but a public school. My first ever experience in a “truly” American school in the States. I never thought of the Guam schools were as “American” so the first time I got here I labeled everything in the United States “American” and everything in Guam as “Guam”, despite the fact that Guam is a part of the United States. The first day of school was totally bizarre for me. I had no idea what classroom I was in or what the teacher was called. My memory was like a fog to me, not knowing where to go, the idea that I would somehow embarrass myself, and the that everyone would exclude me scared the living daylights out of me. (Simile) Back when I was in Guam getting ready to come to the United States everyone close to me implanted the ideas of the dangers in public schools. They told me that people would judge you there if you did something wrong and that if you did not fit in with them they would bully…

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  • Toxic Mice Latest Weapon Against Guam's Brown Tree Snakes

    According to Entertainment News Service’s “Toxic Mice Latest Weapon Against Guam’s Brown Tree Snakes”, “The brown tree snake is responsible for the extinction of nine of 12 forest birds on Guam”. Brown tree snakes are dangerous to both humans and wildlife. It is essentially annihilating the forest ecosystems of Guam, and taking over the island. Guam’s brown tree snakes aren’t the only animals to harm other ecosystems. Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, has had many invasive trouts in their streams.…

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  • Guam: A Historical Analysis

    Over 40 beaches surround the small 212 square mile island of Guam. It is the southernmost island in the Northern Marianas chain in Micronesia. The crystal blue waters and white sanded beaches are more than just scenery; it is home to a rich history full of diverse people and cultures. Everything that comes to Guam comes from the water. All the food and supplies are shipped here. Great numbers of people have arrived and left; soldiers, families, and workers. For better or worse, all was provided…

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  • Colonial Pathologies

    In the late 19th century, the United States acquired both the Philippines and Guam; however, this proved to be unbeneficial for the native inhabitants of those territories due to the effects of colonialism. In Colonial Pathologies, Warwick Anderson discusses the ways in which colonialism complicates health initiatives by marginalizing the Filipinos and conducting sanitary “experiments” that proved ineffective. Similarly, Leilani Ganser’s article, “In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North…

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  • Simply Chamorro Analysis

    In the article Simply, Chamorro: Telling Tales of Demise and Survival in Guam by Vicente M Diaz, he narrates the history of Guam through various tales. The tales describe the culture of Guam, narrates how Guam is before and after the war. Furthermore, they also recount how the war erased Guam’s culture. Specifically, the tales indicate that this drastic change in Guam’s culture was caused by American capitalistic and military oriented perspectives, and cultural assimilation. This is significant…

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  • Chamorro Americans

    The Chamorro’s were indigenous people of Guam who were culturally abused by the Americans. American soldiers disrespected the Chamorro people by stealing their lands, their birthrights, their way of life. Guam, an island in the Pacific, was a territory of Spain but was later sold to America in the Treaty of Paris which was put effective December, 1898. Originally, the indigenous people of Guam, Chamorros, were filled to the brim with joy, their conflict with Spain was over. The United States…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Spanish American War

    The Spanish-American War began on April 25, 1898. The war ended with a victory for the United States on December 10, 1898. The signing of the Treaty of Paris between Spain and the U.S. gave Cuba their independence from Spain, and the U.S. control over Guam and Puerto Rico. The United States also purchased the Philippines Islands from Spain for twenty million dollars. All of these events led to the United States becoming a major powerhouse and let the rest of the world know the authority that…

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  • Puerto Rico

    Currently, the United States holds jurisdiction over 14 territories. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, a territory is “an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by a government” or one of the parts of the United States that is not a state. These territories include regions like American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and various others. Being a colony also means that the citizens or habitants of these regions do not enjoy all the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Essay About Moving To South Carolina

    My move from the island of Guam to the state of South Carolina. My whole life I have lived on Guam. I am used to the island ways and the feel of the sea breeze. I love the way that chickens, dogs and cats are everywhere and I love meeting nice new people or bumping into funny old friends. Recently, I had to make a move to the other side of the world. I had to change my whole view on life by moving to South Carolina and it was hard. I had to adjust the way I lived, made friends and even the…

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  • Korean Air Flight 801 Essay

    I. Introduction This investigation focuses on the accident that Korean Air Flight 801 met on August 5, 1997 on Nimitz Hill in Asan, Guam. The fatal accident involves issues on Guam Airport’s differences from other airports and the misguidance of the destination airport’s operations. The pilots did not base their tasks on the airport’s systems, they based it on their knowledge and on what they were used to. The cockpit crew’s incorrect decision, miscalculation, and reliance to wrong information…

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