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    By the age of ten, I had developed a robust enthusiasm for the field of American history. Visits to my grandparents apartment in our hometown of Hempstead, Long Island would often lead me across the the street to the public library. It was there where I developed my bibliophilic nature. This was how I sojourned — it was through the bookshelves of history that I learned about topics ranging from the great Hannibal of Carthage and his legendary achievements in the Second Punic War to memorizing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to diving deeply into King’s theory on nonviolence coupled with the SCLC’s strategy to win equal rights for our people. This was my escape from the cacophonous noise that was my world, from all the things I would see or feel and yet could not comprehend. This was my calm during the storm, my peace that was to be still. By the time I had reached High School, much of that pre pubescent fervor had ebbed. I was now a teenager more concerned with two of the things most boys coming of age fancy themselves with: girls and sports,…

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    What Hempstead is Hempstead is the place I’ve called home for nearly 12 years now. I never imagined myself living in a small town because of its disadvantages. Coming from NYC meant Moving out of my comfort zone was a tricky but important transition I had to make. Although, Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods to reside in. Hempstead is a mix of everything all at once. Although, there are problems it’s still meaningful to me. Being that I grew up here. My neighborhood is but it's…

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    September 2012 I, Ashley Calderon, began 9th Grade. It was a new school, new surrounding. The last three years I have been constantly in and out your office making sure everything in my classes are good, making sure I am on the right track to a successful future like you always say. I will continue to do so. As you may know now I am a senior of Hempstead High School, my senior year has finally arrived. We have been talking about college and all the classes and choices I needed to make to work…

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    Descriptive Essay On February 10, 2017 Senior High School hosted a pink out basketball game. As I have mentioned before my mom was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of November. She had to go to the hospital a lot so our family was struggling financially. For a couple months people all around Dubuque were raising money for the pink out game. The money that was raised would go to my mom. My mom and I had no clue that they were raising money and when we found out we both started crying. We both…

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    hardest part of my life. I didn’t go to school for a few days and when I went back to school all my friends were happy and my teacher gave me and my sister a big box of stuff. Now I am in 6th grade and I go to Thomas Jefferson middle school. I have new friends and some of them are from my old school. In 6th grade I played basketball, and I did track. I was going to do flag football but I’m doing volleyball instead. My favorite 6th grade teacher is Mrs. Haverland. When, I’m in 7th and 8th…

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    Noor Al-Maadeed “Being judged by others” this personal piece that I shared, describes a past event happened during high school years. I learned how to overcome this negative experience to positive thing that helped shape my character turn into the confident woman I am today. The process of revising this piece of writing is on of the hardest because it is difficult for me to express my feelings about a place that is filled with negativity. In addition, I want to catch the reader’s attention and…

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    Are We Losing Our Civic Values? With the concept of “mandatory volunteerism” burgeoning within the education system, both public and private high schools alike are beginning to debate as to whether or not they should all mandate community service. “Mandatory volunteerism” is exactly as defective as it sounds. This term refers to the enforcement of community service within a school. This concept should be negated, as it would devalue the sole purpose of having community service, exclude…

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    Cheerleading should be considered a sport Most people only consider competition cheerleading as a sport, others such as cheerleaders themselves consider any type of cheerleading as a sport, such as school cheer or competition cheer. There are a lot of benefits to why cheerleading is a sport, also to why cheerleading should be considered a sport. Cheerleading can be classified as a sport in many different ways such as, a varsity high school sport, or as a competition sport. Cheerleading requires…

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    Conformists to the idea of unisex bathrooms don’t want them to be in the public eye or around the traditional bathrooms. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club in Wahconah Regional High School felt that the transgender and gender non-conforming students of Wahconah were feeling targeted for wanting to use the bathroom that they prefer. Consequently, in the school year of 2015-2016, the school changed two of their bathrooms to be gender neutral. A safe alternative to using the standard restrooms…

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    students will feel, think, and behave, and its qualities can have a lasting effect on our lives.” For these reasons, the environment in which a school creates plays a very important role in many peoples lives: the students, their families, the teachers, and the community. It can either work for or against those involved, which is why it is always one of the main concerns for schools. A predominately white (97.6%) elementary school located in rural Illinois that serves students aged…

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