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    Keeping Up With the Joneses Resting comfortably on the wood grain counter of the Brooks Brother’s check-out, a young black college student nervously awaits the familiar sound of the cashier crunching the numbers of all his purchases and presenting a grand total. After everything has been neatly folded and placed in numerous heavy bags, Susan, a middle aged white Brooks Brother’s employee with soft features, happily states a total of $679.99 and simultaneously asks would he be paying with cash or credit. Only a few seconds pass before she swipes a Platinum American Express and thanks him for stopping by. As he exits the mall the feeling of joy he has inside can be seen clearly on his face. Twenty minutes later as he crosses the threshold of his home he does not even bother with turning on the lights. He quickly illuminates the plethora of candles placed strategically throughout the apartment to brighten his home. He mumbles to himself that…

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    The relative deprivation theory can only explain crime that was committed by people who may not be as fortunate as others may. It can only explain crime that was committed by people who were relatively deprived in comparison to the standard. The social bond theory faces a limitation when it comes to establishment as a reason behind crime. The social bond theory has elements, which are difficult to establish because they are often personal. The four categories of attachment, commitment,…

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    Sometimes communicating electronically is not the most appropriate. I believe that my manager could work a little bit better on at least trying to come up to her employees including myself for a direct face to face once in a while, rather than emailing us half of the time. The most important thing within an organization is to have an important group of leaders and followers, that love what they do regardless of the situation. Leadership and communication no matter were you are, play a big role…

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    I was verbally and emotionally abused by her ex-husband, but the extent of abuse she went through is similar to the pillaging of the Vikings (sexual, emotional, verbal). The help and resources were not there for her when I was growing up, they always placed the blame on her. We could leave but a restraining order is only a piece of paper, it can be ripped. I also chose this school because I did not feel any judgement from the counselor that I spoke with through the whole process. I feel that…

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    I would read medical terminology books as well as other educational material when taking a break from the packets. I didn’t get to shadow the scanners very long. Rita showed me how, and why. She then, had me enter a couple. I caught on quickly, and liked doing the scanning. I believe that scanning was my favorite of all the different job shadowing. The clerks meeting that I attended was very interesting. It consisted of leads, management, and clerks, and of course the assistant director, Mr.…

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    For example, they share a great amount of determination. This is something one can see through the fact that both work past their disabilities to walk, run, swim, and more. Simon, most likely because he is older, is able to overcome more. He is always racing and swimming with Joe or playing baseball. Doodle, on the other hand, can barely run, but even this ability is still very impressive considering he was told he would never be able to walk, let alone run. Despite that unfortunate situation,…

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    vegan/vegetarian option and tips on how to order plant-based at those that do not have that option. There are other apps that show some vegan/vegetarian restaurants such as Yelp. But as of today, Yelp provides very little information on vegan/vegetarian options as it focuses on every type of diet and when searched the popular app only provides information on completely vegan/vegetarian restaurants. While with Veg-It, we provide vegan/vegetarian information for all nearby restaurants. As of 2014,…

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    As me and Jillian were sitting in the waiting room we thought about how this whole situation was so messed up. This girl who we were about to press charges against didn’t like us because of one of the dumbest reasons. Soon we got called in one by one into the court room to tell our side of the story. When they called me I was nervous that I would mess something up. As I sat down they had me swear to tell the truth. Next they had me identify who Tiffany was by pointing at her in the court room. I…

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    Smith-Cotton's Poem

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    search for some type of assurance from my teammates, but they are just as nervous as I am. We are about to run a total of 5 kilometers, up a large hill, snaking through trees and shrubs. The mud was squelching under our tan boots, from the downpour the night prior, as we anxiously waited to begin. I take another look around and think to myself, “Why do I do this?” “Smith-Cotton!” the man in the uniform calls our team to the fading orange starting line. We all take one last look at each other…

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    My Four-Wheeler Narrative

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    Blacking in and out, confusion and fear filled my mind as I slowly woke up lying on my back between my four-wheeler and the cold ground. I was numb; my mind was racing “what just happened?” All in the matter of seconds. I hear a faint yelling of some sort as I close my eyes again. “Kylie!” I open my eyes; everyone around me was moving the four-wheeler from off top of me, and my step dad and his friend trying to wake me up. My eyes closed. It was a mid January morning in 2012; I was 15 years…

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