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    The classroom door burst open, slamming against the door stopper with a loud bang. All the tiny third grade students turned in their chairs to see who was there. Some students shrieked in fear while others stared in open shock at the door. In the doorway stood a crude looking man who was brandishing a gleaming gun. He was screaming at them to get on the ground or else. He waved the gun around wildly for more effect. The scheme worked. Children whimpered in fright as they raised their hands above their heads. Most got on the ground and cried quietly while one lone student and the teacher stayed standing. The student looked at the man defiantly, nose turned up, and placed her hands on her hips. The teacher knew that the gunman would shoot that little girl if she stayed standing like a saint. She had to protect the children, her children, from this crazed gunman. In mere seconds she had slid the pistol from its hiding place in the holster around her thigh. Three shots rang out, one after another. BANG! BANG! BANG! The gunman’s eyes widened in shock then quickly glazed over as he fell to the ground, wounds emitting spurts of blood. The teacher’s smoking gun also fell to the carpeted floor with a light clang. She quivered as warm tears slid down her face. She had just shot a human. Maybe a father. Maybe a brother. Maybe even a husband. But she had also just shot a gunman. Imagine being one of the students or even the teacher in this scenario. It would be traumatizing and…

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    Alien vs. Predator: Mankind in the Middle We all want to know how mankind developed into the complex system of cultures that we have today. One theory is that our development was directly influenced by beings from out of this world. In this paper, I will be looking at the way assimilation, rites of passage and diffusion directly affect human culture. Specifically, how the Predator culture used each of these to influence sects of human culture. In the movie Alien vs. Predator we get a glimpse of…

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    Question 1 The upcoming 2018 Tour De France race will be the 105th anniversary of the race and will begin on July 7, concluding on July 29. Throughout the race there will be 21 stages, where riders will have to face six mountain stages, three of six will be summit finishes, one independant time trial, one team trial and eight flat routes. All of the 21 stages total up to a staggering 3229 km, meaning preparation, training and nutritional requirements are key components if a cyclist is set on…

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    Overcoming Autobiographies

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    This year I studied four texts, two of which were autobiographies, and the other two were documentaries. The texts are “It’s not about the bike” written by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins, “Open an Autobiography” written by Andre Agassi, “Kevin’s Sentence” presented by Bob Carty from the Canadian broadcasting company and “Over the edge” presented by Linden Macintyre from Canada’s Fifth Estate programme. All four of these texts share the significant theme of overcoming adversity which can…

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    then husband Eddie Charles Gunderson gave birth to Lance Edward Gunderson. Linda Gayle divorced Eddie Gunderson when Lance was two years old and she later remarried to a man by the name of Keith Armstrong who decided to adopt Lance and take him on as one of his own. Due to this life event Lance changed his name from Gunderson to Armstrong and thus a star was born. Lance took up competitive cycling at the age of thirteen but by the time he hit the age of sixteen he became a triathlete. In 1989…

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    The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that was founded in 1997 by American cyclist Lance Armstrong and since that time has generated $580 million worth of funds, according to their website “livestrong.org”, to provide free services to help those affected by cancer. This includes people diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, loved ones and the health care professionals who work with them. The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that is committed to helping people with any…

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    “The best for their career” Lance Armstrong spent years vehemently denying his use of performance enhancing drugs, while literally dominating the world of cycling, amazing cash winnings, media attention and a worldwide following. After seven consecutive wins at the Tour de France, he was outed for his long-time doping use and in 2012 was stripped of all titles, and banned for life from competitive cycling. (Emily Kendy). Doping was the reason Mr. Armstrong had all of his success in competitive…

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    Lance Armstrong was not always born a great athlete. Just like ordinary people, practice makes perfect. Lance’s mother, Linda, was 12 when she had him. When he was just a baby, his father moved out. Furthermore, Linda remarried to Terry Armstrong, and he formally adopted Lance. Terry and Lance never closely bonded, then he got his first bike. Linda managed to buy him his first bike, a Schwinn Mag Scrambler. After she divorced Terry, Linda was fully devoted to her son, “She instilled all her…

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    Lance Armstrong biography Cyclist (1971-) Lance Armstrong was born in Texas in 1971. Armstrong was raised by his mother, Linda in the suburbs of Dallas. Armstrong stated athletics at an early age. He began running and swimming at an early age and at 10 entered triathlons. He focused on riding because it was his favourite event and strongest. During high school Armstrong was invited to the U.S Olympic development team, before turning pro as an international cyclist, although his career was…

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    Should Steroids Be Banned

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    waste because someone chose to take the easy way out. To sum up everything, athletes should avoid the use of steroids because competition should be equal to all. Furthermore, the rules of the games now come into play. If someone in the Olympics, for example, is caught using steroids, they will be banned or disqualified from the games. One example of an athlete that experienced this was Lance Armstrong. He was a famous American cyclist that was caught doping in the Tour De France. The ABC News…

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