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    Be it through television, radio, or toys, we are a product of our childhood. The things we experience as children daily have an enormous, impressionable impact on our lives. For me, childhood wasn’t a typical cookie-cutter situation. For me, the character that stuck with me the most during my childhood wasn’t a toy or television character; it was a tennis player by the name of Maria Sharapova. To understand my––for lack of a better word––obsession, let’s set the scene. It’s been approximately a year since my mother and I moved to the United States. It’s the first week of school and I still have no idea what I’m doing. With my flawed English and lunchbox in hand, I make my way back home from the bus stop after a tough day of first grade math. I walk into my parents’ apartment to the biggest shock of my young childhood––my dad, sitting on the couch, watching television. The television, may I clarify, had essentially become mine. Day after day, my diminutive, worriless self would camp out in front of the television watching endless reruns of the Loony Tunes. Due to my stepfather’s insistence on watching tennis, I was forced to sit down and watch the 2006 US Open instead. At first, my sentiment was one of general annoyance––I…

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    Welcome back to the list of 15 things you didn't know about Maria Sharapova. In part one, much was mentioned about her early life and her history of many endorsements. But there's plenty more to cover here in part two, including not just the struggles she had to overcome to get to where she is today, but also the myriad accomplishments she has pulled off in the realm of tennis. Read on for more Maria Sharapova facts! Number Eight: Her Father Taught Her to Play on Public Courts He worked many…

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    Specifically, when Anita tries to serve as a liaison between Maria and Tony by going to Doc’s shop but then ends up being harassed and called “la cucaracha” by the Jets (Sandoval Sanchez). The contrast between Puerto Ricans and Anglo-Americans is clear and the treatment Puerto Ricans received upon arrival was the complete opposite of welcoming. “Who jumped me on my first day here?” is what Bernardo said to the Jets in one of the initial scenes of the film. From his arrival, Bernardo knew he…

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    The climax focuses around Tony and Maria’s ideal society and maintaining its perfection. The wedding held in the bridal shop represents the union they will soon have between themselves and society, but fate has positioned the both of them at a crossroad. With the rumble about to happen, they need to make a choice whether or not to compromise this perfection. But Maria inevitably encourages Tony to save it because her and Tony’s heroic nature tells them they must. Maria does so by warning Tony…

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    West Side Story, Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, is a classic romantic, modern day Romeo & Juliet story. The teeming teenagers from Manhattan's upper west are filled with racial tensions which later erupt into a rival between the teenage members of two gangs. Maria is newly arrived to the violence that surrounds her brothers life Bernardo, who’s the leader of a gang called the “Sharks.” Although Bernardo’s girlfriend, Anita, countlessly warned Maria to not fall in love with Tony, who…

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    In the early 19th century, women were often thought as inferior to men due to their sentiment and irrationality. However, emerging feminist advocate Mary Wollstonecraft argued that women were not treated as rational beings because men would not allow them to have an education. She believed that women should have equal rights as men to prove that they were rational beings and not prone to sentiment. She wrote many works demonstrating her beliefs in hopes to evoke change for women’s rights.…

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    literary interpretation of the musical by the same name. It follows the musical fairly closely, sticking to the same storyline and similar dialogues. In the story, two rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets only seem to have one thing in common; their hatred for each other. Even with this, Maria, little sister to the leader of the Sharks, and Tony, a former member of the Jets, fall in love. There are many reimaginings of this book, but one movie in particular best interprets the movie’s plot and…

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    Students have been learning by leaps and bounds throughout February. Time flies when you’re having fun, and in a leap year! Whether its heart-pumping excitement at the fire department, investigating beyond your average brainteaser, rocking out in geology, or commemorating America by learning from its’ history, students are challenging their academic achievements. This month has been absolutely extraordinary, and we are happy to share with you a little about the wonderful activities your…

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    of the school buildings, as well as pupil and teacher health and diet.) Creativity and imaginary play, arts and crafts are a big part of the Steiner philosophy not just at early childhood age but all the way up to adulthood and this is where the development specific learning come in t Children are encouraged to engage with their environment and their own creativity play. Teachers create and support experiences that will meet the holistic needs of all the children. The curriculum takes its…

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    This is due to an observation that was made by Maria Montessori when stories of this kind were told and some of the children walked out. The Montessori system harbors fantasy and regards creativity and truth first. Description of activity Although both playful and Montessori learning encompass fun, in playful learning, the activities done by the child are considered activities of play, which enable the child to have fun. However, in the Montessori learning system, the activities a child engages…

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