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    Separatism In China

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    This is not surprising considering that since the the Qing conquest, Xinjiang was the destination for government officials under political exile. This trend continues during the Cultural Revolution where the elite-educated students from Beijing and Shanghai and those who were marked as right were sent to Xinjiang via the xia xiang(going to countryside) movement for re-education by the proletarians. When these educated people came to Xinjiang, a literature genre call Western Literature was born. Their writing inevitably reflects the acute geographical condition of the region and how they struggle to fight against the stagnancy of the borderland. Whether it was the disgraced official or someone who were sent on a tour of duty, they share the invariant feeling to being marginalized and deviating from the power center. And these sentiments were reflected in their artistic creation. These literatures become the apparatus for the inland people to understand Xinjiang culture. Therefore, under the lens that was tinted with depressed sentiment, a stereotype of barbarism and uncivilization was established in inland Chinese. This trend has arguably diminish when it comes to the modern age with the help to better circulation of information and migration of population, but the established images might take some time to go away from people’s…

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    Pascal's Triangle Essay

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    several theorems related to it (Coolidge, 1949, p151). Although the original work from Al-Karaji had lost, the later Persian mathematician Khayyam (1048-1122) referred Al-Karaji’s work about Pascal’s Triangle and uses it to find the nth roots according to the binomial expansion. Also around 11th century, Chinese mathematician Jia Xian (1010-1070) used Pascal’s Triangle to extract square roots and cube roots – more details will be mentioned later in this paper. He wrote down his discovery in the…

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    Mental Illness Sociology

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    The worst part about the stigma that comes with mental illness is the effect it has on the likelihood of people to get treatment. Individuals who are suffering with a mental illness may end up not getting the treatment they need because of the negative stigma. If a high stigma for treatment-seeking is perceived by someone with a mental illness, they are more likely to prefer to treat it on their own, rather than seeking help from a medical professional (Jennings…

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    Applying Crime Theories to Seung-Hui Cho Tragedy struck Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, when Seung-Hui Cho opened fire on his college, campus killing thirty-two people. His family had reason to believe that something like this could happen as the result of Cho’s odd behaviors. The list of symptoms that Seung-Hui Cho displayed is practically endless, and most, if not all, can be related to different crime theories. Crime theories can be used to help explain what leads someone to commit a crime.…

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    Seung-Hui Cho's Failure

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    Seung-Hui Cho was enrolled at Virginia Tech University, where he majored in English to become a writer. His parents, who were hard working, took care of his college expenses while other college students used their parent’s money for the wrong reasons. Cho didn’t like that. Cho was labeled a “failure” because the book he written and proposed was rejected. No clarification onto why it was rejected. That right there could’ve been part of the reason he went on the rampage killing 32 students and…

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    the school, one of the biggest being that the “Top tier status” of the school might be affected. The reason why students and faculty members feel that the top tier status will be effected is because they believe their safety is threatened leaving a hostile learning environment on campus . One notable faculty member ( President Ricardo Romo) has stated his similar viewpoint. He said that “Campus carry is a distraction from our mission of providing excellence to our students and our community.”…

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    Many school shootings have roots in interpersonal communication. For example, the Umpqua Community College shooting involved an encounter between a teacher and a student (who ended up being the gunman). The shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre had issues communicating with other people, and his teachers were not aware of this, causing the problem to develop further. The way that the teachers and students communicated with each other played a large role in both shootings, so it is important to…

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    Although Nikki Giovanni holds strong anti-racist views which pinpoints the evil held within people, Giovanni also offers ideas of capability of human beings and happiness in the world. Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but spent the majority of her childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though they lived in Ohio, Giovanni and her family made frequent trips back to Tennessee to visit family. Being so well acquainted with Knoxville, Giovanni decided to go to college at Fisk University.…

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    In Yona Wallach’s poem “Let Them Come” found on page sixty-six from the Collected Poems (1976), Wallach entices her readers with a poem about a woman who is having her last moments but wants her mourners to come and serve her. “Let them come and bring me foods,” this first line implies that she wants someone to serve her the last meal she will eat. The diction used and phrasing techniques lead the reader to believe that she is of importance. Specifically “let them come” as in she was okaying…

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    Why Positive Thinking Did Not Work for Me Many people believe positive thinking will lead a person to a perfect life; however, it is not completely true as it has its pros and cons. The reason why is because people request for things that they really want without really putting much effort into it and expect everything to fall into place. Today, society has gotten to the point where they make demands to God, and keep waiting to attain the stuff they asked or prayed for. For example, last year…

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