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    Remember the first time in your childhood where you finally achieved something on your own? Relying solely on what one may have been previously taught. Using that knowledge to guide you through the obstacles in the way like a navigator uses maps to direct the captain. Thrilled with excitement showing off to maybe your siblings or friends. One might feel a little bit invincible. The days to follow one might walk around with their head a little higher than before. Finally being able to accomplish something on my own was a huge milestone in my life. Every January my family and I would take a weeklong trip to Disneyland in California, this was by far my favorite childhood memory. Finally, I could have my parents all to myself and not have to worry about them working. This trip would start with all of us packing into a taxi, yes all 6 of us, and going to the airport. These giant planes were the coolest thing in the world to me. We could travel halfway around my tiny little world in a matter of hours. The takeoff was awesome, as we embarked on this journey through space. Then we landed, and instantly I felt this magnificent heat wave of fresh California air. Some of these people we saw on the street looked very different to me. There were these smelly men always asking me for money, “But I had no money”, I would think to myself. My parents never let me talk to these funny dressed, smelly people. “Why can’t we give them some of our money”? I asked my parents. As they saw the…

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    Have you ever watched a movie based on the events of a book or vise versa? Usually the movie follows the events of the book. But not in this case, the movie “The fall of the house of usher” contains some major differences from the book. If I were to just watch the movie, I would have never even know what the book is about. That is how much they differ. There are three major points in which the story and the movie differ. The storylines of both the book and the movie differ by way of a couple…

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    The Incredibles Analysis

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    In a society where seeing a new movie in theaters is a weekly activity, it easy to look past any hidden themes. Sarah Boxer, former staff writer and editor for The New York Times, points out the real meaning of why so many children movies have the dead-mother plot. Boxer uses an easygoing and knowledgeable approach to appeal to her readers and advise parents and movie enthusiasts about the overlooked misogyny in children movies. Readers are able to connect with her personal approach and are also…

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    New Mexico A cold torrent of wind hit me with such force that it seemed to go right through my bones. It was already freezing outside, but the goose bumps that covered every inch of my body after seeing such a breathtaking view made it seem much colder. Cloudcroft is a small mountain town in New Mexico and the kind of place that you would see on a post card. It continues to look and feel perfect year round. There are large looming trees that seem as tall as skyscrapers and mountains with snow…

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    The movies that are remembered and considered good, are the ones that bring people to tears, keep people up with the threat of nightmares, the ones that make you feel empowered or powerful and the ones that leave you thinking about them days and weeks and years after you’ve watched them. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, does just this. Throughout the movie I laughed hysterically, bawled my eyes out and to this day I think about some of the more serious topics addressed in the movie. The Perks…

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    This interactive narrative is an interactive documentary short that follows Marta Aviles, a longtime resident of Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood in South Williamsburg, NY. Living there for nearly forty years, she now faces challenges with the rapid gentrification of her neighborhood. This piece documents her journey in deciding whether to stay or to leave her home. The narrative was broken down into the following structure: Introduction, The Street, The Stairs, The Apartment, The Listing, Part…

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    The brilliantly written Rear Window has drawn many insights from the analysis of the perception of the human mind and the hidden realism of everyday life. Set in the 1950 's we meet an active Photographer known as Jeff, that has been confined to his wheelchair because of a broken leg, which only always him move from his bed to the window. In doing this he notices the daily routine of his surrounding neighbors from their rear window. Nevertheless, the Rear Window was not only introduced as a…

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    Moon Shadow

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    Moon Shadow tells the reader about how his dad works next to golden mountain doing laundry and some of the money he makes goes back to his mother and him. Then one day his cousin comes to them and asks Moon Shadow's mother if Moon Shadow can go work with his dad to help make more money so goes to San Francisco. Moon Shadows goes on a boat with his cousin hand clap to San Francisco but when they get to San Francisco it was not what Moonshadow expected they were nowhere near the golden mountain. …

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    As soon as I ran into my room, I could sense that something was out of place. I thought it was that I left my homework at school or that I did not feed my pet fish Arnold, but whenever I thought of Arnold I thought of my other pet dog Rocky. The last time I saw him was before I left for school, now he was gone. My bright blue colored room was so empty without Rocky. Where could he have been? I checked the kitchen, the backyard and my parents room. Rocky was a big brown dog with big ears and a…

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    Haramb

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    Legend has it that deep in the jungle there was a being, this was no ordinary being this was the most worshiped creature of the rain forest. In most stories you would hear of the mother that took care of the children, the mother who saved the kinds who risked her life but this was not an ordinary story. This was a story of a male gorilla that went too far to save the young from. Deep in the jungle there were many animals, there were ones of many shapes sizes and colors to. There were ones that…

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