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    Fiji, a country and an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprises 333 islands and 522 smaller islets (SPC 2008, p.1). Around 106 of these islands are permanently inhabited with the total estimated population of 900,000 (UNDP 2015). An estimate of 49% of the total population live in the rural areas (UNDP 2015), while around 90% of the population in Fiji live in the coastal lowlands area (Nunn et al. 1993). Fiji has a total land area of 18,274 km2, of which 87% is accounted for the two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu (Leslie and Ratukalou 2006). Around 9% of the total land area is arable land suitable for agricultural purposes. Source: Maps of the World 2016. Compared to other Pacific Island countries, Fiji has relatively high…

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    In F.W. Murnau 's TABU on the south Pacific island of Bora-Bora a young couples love is threatened when the tribal warrior chief declares the girl a sacred virgin. The added beauty of this film, apart from the beautiful scenery of the South Pacific islands is the story of a struggle against fate. What we had was a tale of forbidden love, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of the South Sea Island Bora-Bora. One interesting aspect of this film is the use of the word TABU and…

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    Robbie Flak was a defense lawyer who grew up in Slone, Texas. He was the son of a well respected lawyer who built up a reputation that afforded Robbie his start. He worked with his father but soon began to leave the realm of corporate law to deal with the injustices of society. His black hair and perpetual scowl gave him the appearance of anger and irritation, which his drinking habits only served to heighten. He was in a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, but has uncertain feelings for…

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    The periods in which these were made differ by more than one thousand years. Trajan's forum was completed in Rome around 113 AD, and Delacroix painted Liberty Leading the people in Paris around 1830. During these time periods, the Romans were celebrating a victory in the Dacian Wars that was fought with their power. On the other hand, the french were amidst revolution against their power, King Charles X. King Charles X was a ruler who oppressed his people by publications restrictive ordinances…

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    The community I chose to research was Chowhound, which is an online community for foodies. The foodie community subjects range from Bars and Restaurants (715,297 posts) to Not About Food (6,376 posts) and several more. The online community can post comments to any of the subjects they choose, adding in their advice, differences and chosen recipes. This site allows for this community to treat it somewhat like a social media site. People will even have some little disagreements within their…

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    Food Security in the South Pacific: An Annotated Bibliography Silke Groeneweg What are the effects of climate change and subsequent rising sea levels on food production and security of the inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific? In the past few decades, climate change has become a bigger concern for researchers and the public alike. For the inhabitants of small island nations in the South Pacific, there is no issue more pressing or potentially detrimental to their lives. Scientists,…

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    spread of disease, resource shortages and a lack of adequate resources. The Western Pacific region is a particularly vulnerable area to climate change and migration; therefore, this problem is analyzed using this region as a lens. Climate Change and its Impacts on Migration and Human Health Climate change is a well-established and supported phenomenon…

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    After reading Brandon Jones’, “Rhetorical Criticism of a Online Discourse,” I came to the realization that online discourse communities are very similar to real life discourse communities. With this in mind, I would argue that when using the internet, people should be treated with the same respect that they are receive in real life. Often times this is not the, as evidenced by Jon Ronson’s article, “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life,” which tells the story of how even a senior…

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    Stefanie Sierra LCD 144W Bilingual Language Play used in Social media Introduction The topic of bilingual language play used in social media in particular Spanish. Especially when social media uses memes that are shared within a few minutes and are spread like wildfires. Social media has become a place in which the human population interacts by posting pictures and sharing their experiences and expressing their feelings. Memes are just way to show humor. As a bilingual speaker, in which…

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    the technology being used and the way the teacher implemented and applied online discussion through a blogging format to meet the World History standards. This type of online discussion has intrigued me since the entire Social Studies team has implemented it in our school. In the article, Talking It Out: Online Discussion Forums in the Social Studies Classroom, Whitney G. Blankenship…

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