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    Picture this: you’re walking through what I can only describe as the equivalent to your neighborhood park, its below freezing, children are whining, adults are whispering, and all of a sudden you’re face to face with a stone-cold troop of soldiers. If you have ever heard of or visited the National Mall you most likely have the basic understanding, that it is not in fact a mall, but rather a national park in downtown Washington D.C. The National Mall is unique in the sense that it is home to some of the nation’s most cherished memorials. However, if you did not know this, and you thought that the National Mall was in fact a real mall, don’t feel bad I was in your shoes prior to my move to DC. To most, the idea of giant sculptures and landmarks…

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    on this trip, perhaps the most “interesting” of us would have to be my aunt Joanne. As we ventured down the National Mall, there she was at the head of the pack. She was dragging along my younger cousin Cody while lugging her tourist bag which held fourteen sandwiches and enough water for California and Nevada combined. Now everyone has a crazy aunt or a weird uncle, but my aunt Jo is bat-shit insane. She is the personification of wackadoodle and so much more. Standing at barely five feet, she…

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    understand, nobody’s gonna be better than Ben. Last month, we celebrated the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., whose incredible example is unique in American history. You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office. It turned out that that was fake news. Fake news. The statue is cherished, it’s one of the favorite things in the—and we have some good ones. We have Lincoln, and we have Jefferson, and we have Dr. Martin Luther King.…

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    The Martin Luther Memorial is also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. This memorial is located on four acres of land near the National Mall. This monument is to remember the 1964 Civil Rights Act that Martin Luther had a big role in. He was one of the most well-known leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a Baptist Minister and social activist who fought for equal rights and influenced the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The same year, he also received the Noble Peace Prize. In…

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    I learned about how he was a child, just like me, who grew up to become the man that fought to end racial segregation. I learned about how he lead marches through heavily segregated areas, made speeches at famous monuments, and ultimately died as a martyr. His speech ‘I have a dream’ is one that I memorized for a theater project in 9th grade. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a man who fought against hate and racism, but struggled for freedom and love. Regrettably, his dream has not yet…

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    trips to the mall with her daughters or to the nail salon and she would never let her family be caught dead in last season clothes. Both of the women rolled their eyes and laughed. Then the preacher’s wife said she could not believe I was so happy to get dresses from two seasons ago and that my parents should be ashamed of themselves. After hearing this, I no longer felt like saying thank you again. I walked away with the realization our family was different, that we did not fit in. I was very…

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    Sabin and his teammates changed and decided to head over to the lobby so they can wait for the busses. At the lobby Sabin meets up with his friends Brian and Alex. They were trying to go to the store to get new football gear and asked Sabin if he would like to come with them to the mall across the street from their school. Sabin responds saying “Man I wish but I have no money to buy new gear”. Brian and Alex abruptly starts laughing. Sabin being confused he says “What's so funny?”. Brian saying…

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    Monument Contradictions

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    Monument contradictions In Kirk Savage’s “Monument Wars”, he discusses the idea and importance of monuments in Washington D.C. Specially, where they are located, how the idea of having a monument for a particular person or people came to be, and what they stand for politically or historically. Savage discusses the “transition of the national mall” and several monuments in this piece and the opinions that others have had about them. Savage begins the chapter of “Conscience of a Nation” by…

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    As I sat at home in my lonesome, I began thinking about calling my friends to set up a movie date, but then I quickly realized I had no money to pay for the movies. After the harsh reality hit me, the idea of finally getting a job dawned on me. Suddenly, my phone began to ring and it was my best friend Betsy calling to make plans for the mall tomorrow. “Yes, the mall would be the perfect place to find a job!” I thought to myself. Throughout the night, I slept with extreme excitement as I dreamt…

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    The Science Of Shopping

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    shop. The article states a wide variety of ways in how to get people to even think about going into the shop. After reading this editorial, I decided to observe the stores that I frequent to and was shocked on how many ideas are being used to this day to help stores with selling. To be more exact along with names, a few of the key points spoken about are called: canting, decompression zone, point of view, destination items, gender-gap, and more. In the next couple paragraphs those words will…

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