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    during the war between America and Japan.Uchida and her family would share a stall,as she described,”The stall was about ten by twenty feet and empty except for three folded Army cots lying on the floor. Dust, dirt, and wood shavings covered the linoleum that had been laid over manure-covered boards, the smell of horses hung in the air.”Based off of the imagery given living conditions are poor it seems very cold and unwelcoming.…

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    Coping With the Challenges of The Great Depression The Great Depression was the aftermath of the roaring twenties. “The Depression transformed American life. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the road in search of work. Hungry men and women lined the streets of major cities” (Foner, 751). Even “thousands of families [were] evicted from their homes, moved into ramshackle shanty towns, [and] dubbed Hoovervilles that sprang up in parks and abandoned land” (Foner, 751). In the “Great…

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    Janie made sure to preset her locker and proceeded to punch in the three-digit code. She then made her way to the dreaded room, 193. She walked into the fluorescent-lit cage and sat in her designated seat. The clicks from her shoes against the linoleum echo throughout the room. Mr. Bernol stood at the front of the room, book in hand. He went on and on about John Dalton proposed the atomic theory. John Dalton was irrelevant in her mind. She wanted to go home and do nothing. Yes, Janie was aware…

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    Footwear Analysis Theory

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    "imprints") or impressions that can be examined by investigators. The type of evidence left behind depends largely on the type of surface traveled. For example, a shoe will leave an impression in loose sand, but on a hard surface like concrete or linoleum, it will leave an imprint. These imprints or impressions can be compared to a suspect's shoe to determine if the shoe is the same one that left the impression. Shoe prints can be matched to a pair of shoes in a suspect's possession.…

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    Personal Narrative

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    I walk on the glossy linoleum floors. Somebody walks past, they must have used the entire bottle of axe body spray. I can hear the squelching of wet shoes. I readajust my backpack. The buzzing sound of talking can be heard from the open cafeteria. The smell of tantalizing…

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    Toasty: A Short Story

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    Half a dozen eggs waited, untouched. Ally rinsed off another shell. Arthur pricked holes into each end of the sixth with a stubby pencil. He blew into it, aiming the goo at the bowl on the counter. Don’t touch it with your mouth! Ally, that’s the only way it works. You’ll get salmonella. And then, for my next trick, I’ll drop dead on stage! You worry too much, you lawyer. I won’t kiss you, then. She focused on the eggshell, dabbed it dry. Humidity beaded the walls. Mosquito stained…

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    crowd got more rowdy and intense. Then a witness told the police that the crowd shattered shattered the doors and started trying to run through them. As the crowd was bursting through the doors a worker named Jdimytai Damour was hit back onto the linoleum with the crowd walking all over him. After he was taken to the hospital and the stated he was…

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    No Confession, No Mass by Jennifer Perrine This poetry book is a combination of powerful imagery, evocation, and language. I particularly love the poems because of the way the author juxtaposes gender, issues of everyday living, gender-based violence, and morality. Readers cannot but go to the dark places the author wants to take them. The thin lines between sin/the immoral and virtue/the moral is vividly visible in the poems that deal with virtue and vice. Also, the author employs religion to…

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    Is Graffiti Vandalism

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    Is graffiti vandalism or art? Graffiti is a way of individuals expressing their own individuality in a form of art. The particular stance, I have chosen to analyze is graffiti, art. Graffiti establishes a stand point in artists to get themselves noticed within the art world, it is also a way of showing and expressing their own individual style that artists can procreate on walls, or throughout streets. Lastly, graffiti is a way to express and get artists and messages across to others in the art…

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    art, was particularly difficult for me to do. Art does not allow fear of vulnerability nor discomfort, which is why creating a portfolio to express myself then be judged in a show seemed very intimidating at first. I decided to use the medium of linoleum block printing, which often takes many hours of work to do the carving and printing of each color. I was faced with the issue of creating images that expressed my emotions and using time management to create numerous prints in time for the show.…

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