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    Half Life Film Analysis

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    The Film, Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age is written and directed by Dennis OʻRourke. The film was released in 1986 and won the Peace Film Award in Berlin later that year. The film gives a well-balanced insight on the impacts on the indigenous communities from the Castle Bravo nuclear testing of 1954, in the Marshal Islands. The film shows multiple perspectives of the event from personal accounts of the indigenous people, to military personal, and even US political leaders. Declassified military footage of the testing, which was released shortly before the film, was also included in the film. OʻRourke, with his unique perspective as an Australian Veteran, has meticulously chosen strategies to display the information to the audience. Althogether, the film brings awareness to the masses and allows individuals within the audience to independently build there own well-balanced opinions about the impacts on the indigenous communities from the Castle Bravo nuclear tests. In order for this film to invoke a well balanced perspective from the audience, the film had to show a broad range of perspectives. One of the carefully chosen perspectives shown is from US weatherman that were also exposed to the Nuclear Test. One of the specific scenes showed the a US weatherman flipping through his wallet and showing all the the US federal documents. Some of these documents were military IDʻs, medical IDʻs, and other federal IDʻs. The purpose of showing this was to provide proof that…

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    Hegemony In Society

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    Although Karen Ho, Cathy Davidson, and Azar Nafisi all talk about different societies, the amount of hegemony is directly proportionate to the amount of transgressors. Davidson focuses mainly on the society of children going to school in the United States, Ho speaks for the people who go to Ivy Leagues, and Nafisi 's society is that of the Islamic Republic. While the first two seem more closely related, it is interesting to see how the effects of control being imposed on students at such a young…

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    Wall Street initiated the Princeton students’ desire to work as bankers by dominating career fairs at Princeton, using its recruiters or political culture, and creating an environment that matched the elite lifestyles that students experience at their colleges. Wall Street influenced students’ minds significantly that Princeton graduates did not consider other professions anymore since they were convinced that “banking firms…[provide] avenues to wealth and power that other professions do not,”…

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    In Robert Granfield’s social research, Making It by Faking It, he conducts a research on the working class students who attends an Ivy League law school. Majority of the students come from upper-class families that have cultural capital, whereas the working class does not. His interviews with the students gives a good reflection of how money and reputation can influence others. As these working-class students are thrown into the world of the upper-class, they hide their identities and are…

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    response might be that there are many different ideas that make up a quality education. Additional, in most responses, it is hard to narrow the definition down to just one main idea; though, the mere question provokes thoughts and ideas about what quality education entails. Besides it being a perceptional view that depends on one’s educational opportunities, financial status, and willingness to pursue and learn continually at a higher level of education; it is a question that has many different…

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    Causes Of Menstruation

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    The University of Pennsylvania Medical School was founded in 1765 and from the time of its inception, the university was clearly a model based off of the organization and course of instruction at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. The University of Edinburgh Medical School located in Edinburgh, Scotland was founded in 1726. These two schools both required that in order to graduate, a student must submit a dissertation, or final thesis paper, on a topic of their choosing. Most students…

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    15 to 20 universities. This lowers the incentive of those not in ivy leagues who have original and innovative minds which were unrecognized by many universities, while those in ivy league universities receive prestigious jobs with much less effort. Certain individuals who have the capacity to place into high ranked universities and cannot due to financial constraints, do not get the same opportunity, even though they have the same skill level. Many have a higher skill level and drive to get the…

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    Michelle Agins Analysis

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    of hate and disunity that has spread like wildfire in this country since the day Donald Trump has announced this election should awaken even the most ignorant of us. I am proud to know that students of the Ivy League schools, where individuals are deemed to be upper class, were visibly affected by this election. I too wish I could run and scream and cry the day after this terrible election. The amount of times I cried that day was too many to count. This election shows that a Nation that is…

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    benefitting all students equally, an example being secondary education or top universities that aren’t available to everyone. Students who come from elite families are able to attend top schools like those in the ivy league, and can brand themselves with a smartness to become part of the elite. This makes it so those who are part of the elite continue to benefit over those who aren’t. Eliteness is a construction of society based on certain qualities that can be interpreted in ways that only…

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    Gilded Age Reflection

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    rowing club at Yale College in New Haven Connecticut, in 1843. William J. Weeks purchased a four-oared white gall board in New York and brought it to New Haven. He partnered with Henry W. Buel, John W. Dulles, John Mcloud, Virgil M. D, Marcy, John P. Marshall, and William Smith to form the first boat club at Yale. The boat club was the first rowing organization at any American college. I think one thing that is similar from today and the past is that the wealthy attend ivy league colleges, such…

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