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  • Personal Narrative: My Transformative Experience With Mount Holyoke College

    When I interviewed with Mount Holyoke College, the Associate Director of the Frances Perkins Scholar program, Nichole Reynolds, shared with me, “Attending this school can be a transformative experience if you allow it to be.” The words that she spoke were the guiding force behind the ways in which I approached my junior year. The 2016-2017 school year has been the most transformative year of my academic life thus far. Indeed, I stepped out of my cocoon and forced myself to stretch; no matter how uncomfortable or the amount of fear that I felt, I pushed towards new experiences that helped to construct the person I was becoming. First, after much consideration, I officially declared my self-design major in Black Geographies with the support of my academic advising team. Designing my own curriculum has empowered me to partake in interdisciplinary research, creating a hybrid of rich proficiencies that make me a sturdier and more attentive student. Also, my scholarly interests are intersectional in nature, therefore, having a cross-pollination of the multiple academic areas to which…

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  • DACA Reflection Paper

    On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama passed an executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that helped to make it more possible for undocumented students to attend college. Since DACA has been passed, administration at colleges and universities have had differing approaches on how to support, or not, undocumented students attending their institution. However, there are still holes in the support for undocumented students in pursuing higher education. The purpose of this…

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  • How To Achieve Poverty In The United States

    these jobs are that they lack stability, security, and they do not pay very well. A woman who does not work in this society is seen as a very lazy person even if their number one priority is to take care of their children. Sometimes people don’t have the education needed to have a great paying job. They lacked the “skills” that are needed for a high-end job. Discrimination still plays a huge role on this issue today. Women can be paid a lot less than a man and are not given the same benefits…

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  • How Did Frances Perkins Influence Social Work

    She graduated from Worcester’s Classical High School and enrolled in Mount Holyoke College to study chemistry and physics. In her senior year at she took a course on American economic history. This class impacted her life and her decision to do social work. Perkins learned of the poor working conditions women and children had in factories and wanted to make a change. She went on to get her masters in political science from Columbia University. Perkins received a teaching job in Chicago and this…

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  • Reflective Essay About The Bardwell Scholarship

    was in desperate need of mentorship and financial assistance when I first learned about the Bardwell Scholarship over 15 years ago. One of my mentors, Gaylord Bogguess introduced me to Hedy and I immediately felt a connection to her. At the same time, I was nervous because I am most certain I had the worst grades and GPA at Harold Washington College at the time. My first few attempts at HWC were catastrophic and I was not in the proper headspace to be a successful college student. My GPA had…

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  • Carlyle's Book Of Job Analysis

    expressed a pre-Darwinian skepticism, and although the two men presented their feelings differently, both adopted Biblical language to express a religious uncertainty. In canto 96 of “In Memoriam” Tennyson relates the story of God commanding the law to Moses on Mount Sinai, from Exodus 19 to 32, and "although the trumpet blew so loud," the Israelites still worshipped false idols (Black 228). In Exodus, God instructs Moses in direct, final statements, closed to interpretation. The worship…

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  • Touching The Void Film Analysis

    NAME OF THE FILM: TOUCHING THE VOID. DIRECTOR: KELVIN MACDONALD YEAR: 2003 This documentary talks more about climbers. To start with, the journey started as a routine climb for two professional mountain climbers, but was quickly transformed into a disastrous ordeal that tested both climbers’ strength and mental fortitude. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald created a documentary film touching the Void, which is based on a book written by Joe Simpson recapping the events of this historic…

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  • The Owens Valley Analysis

    Introduction Postulated to be the result of either a long-runout landslide, or a structural pop-up, the Poverty Hills present a unique problem in the geologic community. Located on the western-most edge of the Basin and Range Province in eastern California (Fig.1), and within the Owens Valley basin, flanked by the Sierra Nevada and Inyo/White mountain ranges to the west and east, respectively. The hills are of particular interest as they represent an unusual combination of lithologies,…

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  • How To Mount Everest Essay

    Mount Everest Imagine: You are on Mount Everest, Nepal. You are hanging over what looks like a never ending abyss after falling through the treacherous paper thin ice covering the drop into the chasm were no light can penetrate. You were saved by knowing the terrain and weather patterns of Mount Everest, the immense amounts of snow, the wind, hidden chasms, ice everywhere, and etc. You made tools and clothes to keep you from falling off from ice and up to 175 mile per hour wind speeds…

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  • Fear And Regret In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    Fear and regret can affect an individual’s mind to such an extent where they can make life-altering choices. In the non-fictional novel, Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer faces difficulty assisting not only himself but others through his journey on Mount Everest. He experiences many different stages of regret and fear on his expedition; first being, the lack of oxygen. This lead to Jon’s fear of his possible fate and the remorse of his actions due to deficiency of trust in his peers and the lost the…

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