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  • The Importance Of Childhood Memory

    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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  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher Book And Book Analysis

    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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  • Personal Narrative: Where Were Do We Start?

    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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  • Themes In 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

    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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  • Interactive Narrative Analysis

    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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  • Movie Analysis: The Rear Window

    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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  • Active Listening Report

    Active Listening Scenario: My active listening conversation occurred during my first training workshop for the NOVA ambassador program at JSOM. It was a Friday afternoon, and among the attendees, there were 3 staff members and 14 NOVA ambassadors, including myself. We were at a small classroom that invited people to sit close to each other, allowing a closer group interaction. I took a seat right in the middle of the classroom, facing right at the presenter, a school faculty member, with a…

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  • Gender Inequality In Taxi By Helen Potrebenko

    Gender inequality is something women have always struggled with due to the domination from their male counterparts, however, women are not the only ones affected by this. Taking the workforce of a city as an example, women are indeed deprived of the freedom and opportunities that are given to men in terms of choice of career and salary, however this in turn also affects the city as a whole. Helen Potrebenko’s Taxi! gives many examples of such situations, and in my paper I will prove that…

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  • The Importance Of Active Listening

    Active listening is one of the most essential skills an individual can have in order to make it through the world looking in the eyes of others views. By understanding and enhancing the simple skill of listening, this leads to great lessons in becoming successful and efficient in everyday life. People tend to think that active listening is the same as hearing, however, there is a distinct difference. Hearing is referred to as the noises that are perceived by the ear, while active listening…

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  • Immigrant Children Heal

    night. Another reason why children flee to the United States is because most want to reconnect with their parents. Some treatment stragies that some psychologist have tried Is actually going out to talk to the children to open up a trust relationship but many have a guard up against them due to trauma and not being able to understand their language. A treatment for that is that they hired interpers to come and help the kids understand what the psychologist was saying. They also stated In the…

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