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    In this book, at the conclusion of the Mark of Athena, Percy and Annabeth fall into a pit leading directly to the underworld. Putting aside their grief, the other demigods follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal face of the doors of death. Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades if they can fight their way past the Gaea’s forces. When that happens the seven will be able to close and seal the doors from both ends and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. However, Leo is worried, and wonders, with the doors closed and sealed, how will Annabeth and Percy be able to escape? But there is no choice. Should the demigods fail the Gaea’s armies will never die. And time is short, in about a month; the Romans will invade Camp Half Blood. With the stakes so high in this adventure that dives deep into the Tartarus, you will find yourself gripping your…

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    59-year-old Will Freedom lay quietly on the uncomfortable hospital bed, the heart monitor beside him beeping regularly every few seconds like a ticking time bomb. As he drank the glass of water that was placed on the table beside him, he grimaced at the circumstances that he was in. Will knew that his days were numbered ever since the doctors discovered that he had lung cancer, but why now? He had tried every single treatment there could be to solve his conflict, including chemotherapy,…

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    She named herself Pioneer Woman and her blog was originally named ‘Confessions of a Pioneer Woman.” Nearly a year after starting her blog, Ree submitted her first recipe onto the blog and it was on how to make steak. That was her first big hit and is what put her website on the map. In that same year, 2007 she won the Bloggie for Best kept secret weblog. The next year she won the Best food weblog and Best writing of a weblog at the Bloggies. A year later, 2009 at the Bloggies her blog won…

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    written down in such a way that it was easy to tell she paid attention to the tiniest of details. Elizabeth Kostova is important to American Literature because she keeps classic tales in her modern-day stories, only twisting minor details and leaving the root story in place, almost as if to teach somebody today the original story and make it more relatable and understandable. Elizabeth Kostova has had an interesting life. “Kostova was born in Connecticut but lived in various college towns and…

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    the poem to the historical account of Claude Sitton, “Birmingham Bomb Kills 4 Negro girls in Church; Riots Flare; 2 Boys Slain” in the New York Times. The poem, “The Ballad of Birmingham”, written by Dudley Randall, changes events, details of the girls killed, information of their mothers, and the voice’s point of view to elicit empathy, involve the reader emotionally, and demonstrate symbolism to personalize the event. Randall changes the reason of why the daughter goes to church on Sunday.…

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    Obscenity is defined in Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction as a form of expression not protected by the first amendment. The reason for not protecting it is due to its inappropriate information. This information could harm or upset its audience in anyway and this must be avoided. However, where the line should be drawn is not always clear, how much protection does the first amendment give us? What is too much protection and can it go too far? This argument has occurred in two cases: The New…

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    People are still developing a way to keep the data up to date. As Mr. Rosenbush says, “For years, companies have been using digital technology to make their operations more efficient. With the rise of big data, they can capture much more information from a wealth of new sources as it happens” this means that as the big data rises, the more useful it becomes” (5). He also mentions that the big data is very useful tool for marketing. The use of the big data makes the hiring process a lot easier…

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    One important issue that I am interested in is alleviating homelessness within New York City. During my final years as an undergraduate I was introduced to urban studies issues within the classroom context. I was educated about the criminalization of the poor, amongst various topics exploring various degrees of political philosophy addressing reasons for poverty. Given my interest in housing issues in NYC, I was interested in understanding further sub issues within the topic of Housing. These…

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    Current News Assignment When considering the current issues of multiculturalism in Europe, repercussions of the Syrian Refugee Crisis jump to mind, or perhaps Muslim migration to Europe in general. However, an understanding which focuses solely on Muslim migrants does an extreme disservice to the discussion of European multiculturalism as a whole and the developing definition of what it means to be European. The recent and drastic increase of Muslim migration to Europe has, however, aided in…

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    Introduction David Halberstam was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. His works include countless newspaper and magazine articles, and more than twenty books on topics ranging from war and foreign policy to the auto industry and sports. Although he is best known for these nonfiction contributions, Halberstam started his book writing career with a novel. The times in which he wrote were wrought by controversy, and Halberstam’s writings fit the times. A…

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