Monica Seles

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  • Maria Sharapova Essay

    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 wanted to eat my cereal and watch Bugs Bunny. However, as I stayed and watched––admittedly to protest the patriarchy––I became engrossed. As the tournament progressed and Sharapova advanced, my interest grew in proportion to the amount of ranking points she…

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  • Public Shaming In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    All eyes were gleaming upon me, watching my sins placed before my bosom, the scarlet letter. My heart was pumping out of my chest, palms beginning to sweat as I walked up the creaky, vintage stairs on the way to my punishment. Public shaming. There are many long lasting effects as shown in Source A, The Scarlet Letter, Source B, Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk, and Source C, an article entitled “Is the Internet a Mob Without Consequence?” In The Scarlet Letter, Governor Bellingham requires Hester…

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  • Blow Job Queen Essay

    the event of what happened between Bill Clinton and herself is deeply regrettable. The cause of humiliation to herself could also be called as constant harassment. She was branded, name-called, and was defined as a sexual object by the media. She argues that she’s a woman and she’s a real human being that made a mistake like any other people would. She wants to help the people who have been shamed on the internet and not let them go through the same shameful process she has been. At her age of…

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  • Friends In The 90s

    “So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your jobs a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA (lil rambents).” “I’ll Be There For You” was the catchy song that would play from enlarged, home televisions on Thursday nights as millions of Americans would join together and spend the next thirty minutes laughing along with the characters from Friends. Friends was a huge hit in 1990s. It piloted it 1994 and ran for ten seasons. The end of this beloved series was like the end of an era, yet it…

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  • Dayana Acevedo Research Paper

    much confidence that it would intimidate you if you saw it. Her young acne covered face may lead you to thinking she is just some other girl in college that is trying to get by, not in this case, she has goals to accomplish. She was seeking to pursue a career in graphic designing because “It was a fun pathway in high school and something that I loved to do during class, I looked forward to having that class everyday’’ she said with enthusiasm. Her intentions after graduating high school were…

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  • Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk Analysis

    Monica Lewinsky is someone that I have only heard about. I didn’t even know who she was, or what she did, but I saw a lot of “memes” mocking her on the internet. I was born in 1999, so I wasn’t even alive at the time of her scandal with Bill Clinton. And my parents didn 't see a need to tell me about her scandal, as it was not going to affect me in any way. There was no reason for me to know. I wasn’t particularly interested in her story either. However, watching her TED talk clarified a lot of…

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  • I Ll Be There For You Character Analysis

    “twenty-something’s” living in New York City ran on the National Broadcasting Company’s (NBC) prime-time schedule for 236 episodes over 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 (Bright, Kauffman, & Crane, 2012). Viewers learned about the relationships among Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller, as they discussed their triumphs and disappointments over countless cups of coffee. In this paper I will be analyzing all six main characters and then two…

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  • Analysis Of EEOC Vs. Federal Express

    Sexual harassment is an important issue in every business; if left unattended it could cost companies millions in damages. In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment was a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From 1978 to 1980, sexual harassment cases brought against companies cost them $189 million. This number rose to $267 million from 1985-1987. Damages are just measured only by numbers. Sexual harassment can cause harm to a company's image, reputation, customers, as well…

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  • The Political Non-Apology Analysis

    On August 17, 1998 President Bill Clinton delivered a speech to the American public addressing an inappropriate relationship with a former White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky. In comparison to Robert M. Eisingers “The Political Non-Apology” Clinton 's public apology has some of the characteristics of a full apology but, is predominantly a non-apology. Although, acknowledges the offense committed, he minimizes his offense throughout the speech and plays the victim card in attempts to…

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  • Reflective Essay To Santa Monica College

    I am one of them. Santa Monica College was my first stop after high-school, almost 20 years ago. Growing up it seemed that I was always marginalized. I was the “darker skinned kid” who didn’t speak English and whose parents had funny accents. I recall being 7 years old and being cornered by a bunch of kids my age, and being told that my skin color was not liked by “God”. I realized early on that I was different. This difference, for an immigrant, is a hard pill to swallow. My high school…

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