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    Andrea Yates: Mother or Monster Mothers have been thought of as nurturing caregivers. Caregivers who have always done and thought of what is best for their children. Nevertheless, what happens when the nurturing mother becomes the monster? What causes them to undergo such a drastic transformation? Let us look at Andrea Yates. In Houston, Texas Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964 and raised as a devout Roman Catholic. Montaldo (2016) reports that Andrea Yates graduated from Milby High School in 1982 with high honors. Yates was involved in extracurricular activities like being captain of her swim team and an officer in the national honor society (p. 1). The mother turned monster then enrolled in the two-year pre-nursing program and…

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    My Last Day

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    Since no one will ever see what I write there is no chance of my parents haemorrhaging. To be honest at this stage of my life "all that crap" is all I have. So here goes: My last day of school, six months earlier, was the apogee of my life. Finally, I did not have to obey the senseless school rules and dress codes nor bear, with few exceptions, the boring lessons or illogical opinions of teachers. I could make my own decisions, decide how to spend whatever I earned. I have a rebellious…

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    To make someone interested in science, we have to demonstrate the outcome a chemical phenomenon can give. To give them a deep desire to discover medicine, we may give them an unbearable experience. When I was still young, I lost my aunt in a night. My mother never told me the reason of my aunt’s death. I tried to guess but I could not since I had no idea. In the meantime, my passion in pharmacy grew, though I was told was heart disease when I had grown up. In addition, since my grandfather died…

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    There is perhaps no American icon that satirically represents the teenage world better than Ferris Bueller. Director John Hughes was already immersed in telling stories of American youth when his most successful film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was released in 1986. The movie revolves around Bueller’s determination to skip to school while avoiding capture at the hands of Dean Edward Rooney, one of many comic fools in the film. Much of the story revolves around cultural context involving…

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    I found the podcasts to be very intriguing and brought attention to situations that I had no idea existed. If we look beyond the fact that twenty nine students were injured and three were killed the past year at Harper High, it sounds very similar to the high school I attended. While mine was much smaller in size and was primarily white and located in a rural setting, the students and school faculty seemed to have similar relationships. In the podcast, the narrator states that the faculty likes…

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    Challenges In My Life

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    Fortunately, the nearby private school allowed me to attend on a trial basis, with the plan being that I would complete Kindergarten again with my correct class the next year when I was five. However, I ended up exceed the expectations of the instructors and they insisted I move on the 1st grade as I understood the materials better than most in my class. As I continued though grammar school, middle school and even some of high school, I never really had to study much because retaining…

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    Overcrowding in Public Schools: The Problem Needs to be Fixed in a Timelier Manner In the United States of America, there is an overcrowding problem in our schools, the school systems need to give this issue more attention before things get much worse. Overcrowding occurs when the number of students enrolled in the school is larger than the number of students the school is designed to accommodate (“Condition of Americas Public School System”). Although the school systems have taken some actions…

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    Skipping school for an entire year? Sounds too good to be true, but it is true. This phenomenon is called a gap year which defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “a one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for non-academic activities.” Many European countries are doing this method, where students take a year break after graduating high school but before college to give themselves time to do what they please without the anxiety and stress of academics. The Gap Year is a great…

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    An Essay About My Sisters

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    Growing up in a house with three sisters was a very interesting childhood for me. My parents raised all four of us and it could not have been an easy task. We were all very close in age and became the best of friends. Through the good times and bad we always stuck together. Even in school we saw each other, had the same classes, teachers, and friends. However our lives are so much different from each other 's. Yes, we all were homeschooled and yes, we all have the same family, house, and…

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    question if schooling is a source of freedom. When you define oppression as unjust treatment or control, then you could question if schooling is a source of oppression. The terms are totally opposite in meaning but when applied to schooling as a source are more alike than opposing. The term schooling creates another concern. Schooling as a noun means being trained or educated, can potentially present itself as a source of freedom and/or oppression. My position is that schooling can be used as…

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