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    Library Card Essay

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    On a late Thursday afternoon, I thought it would be have been a nice day to go library and get some books. Being a geeky teenage girl, I love to read anything from a mystery to a good thriller. My day started off great! A big bowl of Frosted Flakes, a bright early morning and a little bit of television. Nothing could go wrong… or could it? “Oh crap, where’s my library card”.I yelled in frustration. I began to search through all my pockets and in between my father’s car seats.After fifteen minutes with no success, I turned towards my father, Oscar, with a beseeched look on my face. “Oscar, I forgot my library card at home. Can you buy me a new one?” He sighed before turning around to face me. “No”, he bellowed. While Oscar started to shuffle out the car, I hit the car seat in frustration, screaming my father’s name in vain.“I hate you, I hope you step on a yellow lego!” Oscar stomped back, muttering to himself about money and how I am an irresponsible girl.“The stupid card only cost $2.50”, I told him. “That’s money I can used for gas as well as food for my stomach.” “Same thing goes for your bill, but you never pay it”, I scolded. “What did you say?”, he replied. “ I said you’re a mean old ugly father, but what is it to you?”, I yelled. “Now you listen to me young lady, I’m the grown up here and you’re the child.So show me some respect”, he reprimanded. “Respect, my foot! I just asked you for a library card and you yelled at me. You show me some respect!” Oscar…

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    When I was first given this assignment, I had trouble deciding who to write the paper on. For years, I’ve fought a mental battle, trying to prevent people from influencing me— I want to have my own opinions and beliefs. But I realized that the influence didn’t need to concern views or interests. It could be about how somebody had influenced my behaviors, my coping mechanisms, my view of myself. I knew who to write my paper on. An important influence in my life has been my older brother, Matthew…

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    Short Story On Raindrops

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    Raindrops. Drip. Drip. Drip. Clouds, gray and hiding any sign of sunlight. It looks miserable and cold but it matches my mood so it doesn 't bother me. I need to get out, It 's horrible to be stuck in this room. I want to be out in the rain. Peeling myself away from the window, I can the floor for my hoodie and Converse. "Where could they be?" I mutter, kicking clothes around. My toe clips the edge of a shoe hidden underneath a pile of clothes. I freeze as the pain pulses from my foot. Angrily,…

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    My Bible Experience

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    This summer as been a blessing and I want to share part of my journey. I want to start off my thanking my bible study leader, Yoly and Lisa along with everyone else at Appleton Alliance Church. Going back to when I was in middle school and high school I would go to AAC but sadly never considered what I was learning to be meaningful, in one ear and out the other. I was to focused on what time is it, how many more songs are we singing, how much longer until we get home, and so on. I never…

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    “I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.” - SE Hinton. SE Hinton is a famous author known for her young adult novels set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the author of Tex, That Was Then, This is Now, The Outsiders, and Rumble Fish. These stories are diverse and each one has its own unique plot and set of characters. In many people's eyes, there is no connection between these four stories. As well as having completely…

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    As Mexicans emigrated from the familiarity of their homes and learned new life in the United States, many preserved native culture traditions to aid the transition. Some Mexicans decided to adopt many American customs, while others stuck to their roots. Ultimately, their lifestyles were influenced, but many Mexican traditions were conserved. Some of the customs that Mexicans retained include religion, food, and entertainment. They kept these traditions like a piece of home. It made new life in…

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    The Tequila Grill Tequila Grill located in downtown Kalona, Iowa is the best mexican restaurant I have eaten at. The restaurant can be found with ease, even if you are not familiar with the area. I would recommend people come all the way from Iowa City to try this restaurant. Positioned on the corner of Main Street the restaurant has a sign sitting in the corner of the yard that can be seen from the road. It is one block away from Highway One that runs through the town of Kalona. Once…

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    Abstract Leaders that stand out from the past typically are known for something spectacular, something that made them stand out at the time, and something that they can be remembered for. Mr. Rockefeller was an industrialist and philanthropist who did well for himself. His ability to lead and influence people helped him to acquire many companies and interests. His vast wealth allowed him to lead development in the area of medical research. People chose to follow him and believe, which may have…

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    My Culture Identity Everyone has a culture that identifies their identity. As in who they are or where they come from. They 're many different cultures in the world. A culture is a tradition past on to a family generation. Every culture has different holidays, traditon but more importantly style. It represents what type of music you listen to or what type of clothing you wear. Most people find their culture by their family. For example; gandparents, mother, father. This essay is about how…

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    We are what we eat. The most common expression that no one seems to understand the real meaning behind it. When people think about this saying, the first thing that comes to mind is do not eat that cheeseburger because you are what you eat. If you eat not healthy food therefore you are not healthy. This idea ties into what we have learned throughout the semester, what we eat makes us up. The food that we eat not only makes us up but it tells others about our culture, religion, gender, and…

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