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    impersonation of each Spice Girls. After growing up more she gravitated towards the artists Mary J. Blige, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. Her life changed when she came across a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. “There was no music heritage in our family” Adele told The Telegraph in 2008 interview. “Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listed to the Etta and the Ella, it sounds so cheesy, but it was an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends. I was so inspired that a fifteen year old, I was listening to music that had been made in the ‘40s” (Dolan). Adele’s first album “19” was named after her age, went on sale in 2008. The popular songs, “Chasing Pavements” and “Hometown Glory”. Adele was featured in a TV show called Saturday Night Live. The silly, hilarious, loved show was the most watched episode in fourteen years, with over seventeen million viewers. The album “19” went from the number forty-six on the Billboard to eleven out of two hundred! Then end of 2009, over two million copies of her amazing album were bought. In 2009 Adele was invited to the Grammy awards and won “Best New Artist”. BBC announced the singer “Sound of 2008”. To top it off she earned the Critics’ Choice prize at the popular BRIT Awards (Dolan; Editors). The emotional song “Chasing Pavements” currently has 75,149,812 views on YouTube. Adele named another album after her age, “21” that was released in 2011. Only two…

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    During the American Civil War, over 179, 000 black soldiers served in the Union Army. Edward Zwick's 1989 film Glory explores one of the Civil War's first all-black volunteer regiment through the narration of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). After serving at the Battle of Antietam, Colonel Shaw is offered the command of the first all-African-American regiment. During his leadership, Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, are confronted with discrimination from both…

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    Frederick Douglass, the famous African American abolitionist, was once quoted as saying “[He] who would be free must himself strike the blow.” This quote is particularly relevant in the figurative and literal sense when it came to African American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. All African Americans had an uphill battle to fight when it came to getting the chance to prove themselves as adequate soldiers, and an even tougher battle to get recognition for what they had achieved. The first…

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    The movie, Glory, was about the 54th regiment for the African Americans in the Civil War. I really enjoyed the movie because it was interesting to see if the African Americans would be treated differently if they fought for the country. In some places, like Kansas, they were used for rioting the towns. However, General Robert Shaw treated them with more respect and more like soldiers. He stood up for them when they had no shoes and cared for them even though they were African American. The…

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    Stephen Crane, and the movie “Paths of Glory,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, this statement takes upon a new meaning. Both Crane and Kubrick validate this message by showing that men grow selfish in the race to war glory and status, which in turn dehumanizes and uselessly kills innocent soldiers. They are expected to look this death in the face with unconditional bravery, which is against human nature. War is typically fought between two sides, each with its own purpose and goal. Team effort is…

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    able to hear different perspectives and opinions as it allows me to make my own decisions and determine a set of beliefs and morals. It’s so important to be involved in the issues surrounding me even if I don’t directly suffer from them. I can be a small step to change in the issues that are hurting so many. I understand the importance of educating people to open the eyes of the world. If we were all to look outside our won situations once in a while we could help those who need it most. I hope…

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    important thing I had to do was sort out how to categorize my faith, ethnicity, hometown and favorite color; favorite color because, even though not telling of identity for adults, is a very important component of an elementary school student 's sense of self. I saw all of these different identifiers as something on paper, a box you could tick, a very bureaucratic process meant to make these identifiers the most important facts to know about people. Tick a box: Christian, Catholic, Atheist.…

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    Reflection Paper II Throughout my college experience here in the Carroll School of Management, group work and the ability to work well with others has been emphasized greatly. This makes sense, because in a professional environment, the ability to communicate, listen and contribute within a group leads to success and the achievement of goals. However, none have gone on as long as this project, making it a more realistic example of working on a team. Junior year of college is definitely a…

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    John Wooden is a teacher and a legendary coach who led his team to a record-breaking number of wins and NCAA Championships. In 2001, he gave a TedTalk focused on his experiences as a teacher and a coach and how they have changed his definition of success. During this TedTalk Wooden gave his own definition of success and talked about the events that led to his forming of this new definition. Wooden also quoted different poems and verses that he felt accurately described what he had come to know…

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    really negated me from joining with the bank. As with classes starting soon, I didn 't have much time to come in to setup an account on my own time, so this was the only opportunity to do so. I would 've liked for my bank to implement their normal account-making procedures during fairs such as these.Anther major issue would be the lack of ATM and facilities in areas such as my hometown. My university is in a city, and there are many locations where my bank is serviced by either a facility or an…

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