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    Wise, postulant named Maria, lived in an Abbey in Austria, where she was accepted-only when she was being a responsible. Then, she was assigned to go a become the governess of the Von Trapp Family and moved back to the Abbey once love came into the equation. Finally, she came back and discovered that those loving kids and their charming father were her home. In Going Where I'm Coming From by Naomi Shihab Nye, Naomi was forced to move to Jerusalem, where she exposed her passion of bringing justice. Even though she also dreaded the place the entire time she was there, she discovered it was her home when she looked up and saw the stars. Naomi and Maura both have different definitions on home.…

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    Still enjoying great success half a century after it’s first release, the Sound of Music franchise is an interesting phenomenon. Although it has roots in the von Trapp’s tale, the form was morphed beyond the facts and became an entirely new creation. Their story has been told through several mediums, most notable of which are music, theatre and film. As one of the most successful musicals of all time, the catchy tunes and deceptively simple lyrics played a pivotal role, augmenting the…

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    Otherwise known as authoritarian, the “Commander” parent is characterized as strict and demanding. The central ideal is that the child would be obedient to what the parent demands. There is very little communication based on the child’s feelings or desires. It is solely based around the rules the parent sets. The parent may give no explanation to the rules that he or she gives, yet these rules are expected to be followed without hesitation. Often times, parents are not understanding nor pay…

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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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