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  • Essay: A Career As A Resident Assistant

    times, there is a distinction of a Resident Assistant being explicitly responsible for enforcing proper conduct. This distinction, referred to as “duty”, is required of all Resident Assistants. When a Resident Assistant is on duty, this individual must carry a designated phone that is advertised as an emergency phone throughout the residential area, as well as perform rounds. Rounds are periods of walking through the buildings in a residential area in order to monitor building-wide activity. On a round, a Resident Assistant will walk through every floor of a building, check communal bathrooms, inspect all exterior doors, and interfere when a potential policy violation or emergency is identified. Potential policy violations include excessive noise after 12:00am on weekends, the presence of alcohol in a room of somebody under the age of 21, the possession or use of drugs, and phrases or images that are bias-related in nature. After completing one academic year at the University of Connecticut, residents have the option to apply to be a Resident Assistant. Typically, the application process entails creating a resume and cover letter, complying with a conduct history check, and interviewing with current residential life staff. Once selected to be a Resident Assistant, an individual is assigned to a residential area on campus. Though individuals going through the Resident Assistant application process are able to preference some aspects of their location aspects, assignments are…

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  • The Importance Of Taste In Music

    In 2012 a study out of Newcastle University revisited the land of gross noises and subjected 16 people to 74 different sounds from running water to the scrape of knives on glass, asking them to rank them on a scale from pleasant to excruciating. [pic: PD] Once again, the worst of the sounds fell in that bad-Hertz sweet spot, but more interesting than how the offensive sounds ranked was what they did to the peoples’ brains. With the help of an MRI machine, researchers kept tabs on which brain…

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  • Reflective Essay # 3

    Now my dad stopped chewing tobacco around a year ago. Great, I know! To fill the empty void of chewing tobacco he has taken up chewing gum, while I am happy that this change has been made, it can be known to drive me crazy. I’m not sure what’s worse the snapping of the gum after a bubble or the chewing noise in a small quiet room or car, either way it drives me up a wall. Now the noise of gum has bothered me since like middle school, and I know it bothers quite a few of people, but it’s just…

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  • Descriptive Essay On A Soundwalk

    Before embarking on my soundwalk, I had a few basic expectations of sounds I would encounter, mostly based on prior memories of wandering MIT’s campus. I knew what the soft, low murmurs should sound like when traversing the corridors. I knew to expect the clip-clop of hard stepping walkers in the silent tunnels, and the high pitched buzzing and whining of electrical components overhead. Outside, the wind would make soft, mid pitched whuuu and shhh noises, which would serve as background for…

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  • The Black Room-Personal Narrative

    I awoke quickly in the pitch black bedroom from a sound down the hall, my best friend laying beside me still in a deep sleep. As I lay still, (deathly still, deathly quiet, lifeless) I think to my self, “ am I hearing things, have I gone crazy?” (delirious, insane) I hear the noise coming from down the hall, I jump up and cautiously walk toward the bedroom door, the slightest light shining off from my alarm clock is glaring threw the dark (Lightless) bedroom. Grasping the bedroom door handle,…

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  • John Cage's Number 33 Analysis

    not what the piece about. I believe that John Cage's 4 "33" is about silence and possibly time. The first value that I think is significant to the composition is silence. When I think of the word silence, nothingness comes to mind. What I mean by nothingness is no noise; you hear not one person or any other kind noise around you.…

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  • Tobacco Smoking Essay

    Regulations and Laws on Tobacco Smoking Throughout Merchants of Doubt there are many subjects that are presented. The authors are very clear about how they feel about these topics. Many who read the book either strongly agree with what they believe or strongly disagree, and there are all those in between. One topic that is of interest to many is tobacco smoking and whether it really is harmful for your health. The authors are clear that they believe that smoking tobacco is dangerous and needs to…

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  • Ethnography Of Everyday Speech By Sherrie Essay

    Anthropology 141 Fall 2016 Ethnography of Everyday Speech Cheryl Sullivan Midterm: Dinner Time at Sherrie’s; Directives Introduction Sherrie’s home is a home share mainly for international students who are looking to study in the United States and would like the comfortable atmosphere of a home. I am the only student that is a United States born, native English speaker. I was allowed entry because I am doing anthropological and linguistic work. Sherrie is a…

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  • Business Ethics Case Study: The 23andme

    through a less self-interested ethical theory, such as rule utilitarianism. First, we will consider the financial bottom line and how the three proposed solutions could affect it. Abandoning the at-home reports would result in considerable losses from research and development costs, as well as the cost of researching and developing another product. While continuing the reports in their current format avoids research and development losses, it would only escalate the issues with the FDA, create…

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  • Sydney Lockout Law Case Study

    In the modern capitalistic society of Australia’s economy, businesses have predominantly more power over their marketplace counterpart, consumers (general members of society), as such the government finds it relatively necessary to enforce legal regulations to ordain the environment. Cambridge Dictionary defines a “necessary evil” as something unpleasant that must be accepted in order to achieve a particular result. Evidently, the major issue that is of concern is whether such relevant…

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