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    context there may be issues they don’t know they have,” says Susan Hess, a psychology professor at UNH, about those who romanticize the illness on social media. “Why are they lured in - it’s complicated, the act of doing that, how does that serve them? They could connect around a lot of other things, but why mental illness?” For those who do have diagnosable depression, the romanticization can be painful for them to witness. “It honestly makes me sad, because people don’t realize how terrible depression really is,” says AJ Willard, a sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy, who suffers from depression. “I really wouldn’t wish it on anyone.” The romanticization is not only harmful to those genuinely suffering from depression, but also to those who aren’t. “[It] prevented me from understanding what depression really was until I personally met and got to know people with depression,” says Hanna Pak, a neurotypical sophomore at Phillips Exeter…

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    Janice Schakowsky was born Janice Danoff on May 26th, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. The second child of Jewish immigrants, Irwin and Tillie Danoff, Jan graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. One day while food shopping in Evanston, Schakowsky noticed the absence of a “freshness date” on cottage cheese containers. She took steps to rectify the situation and with friends organized a nationwide campaign, this campaign led to food…

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    average public High School? First there's the cinderblock walls, ironically mimicking that of prisons, if not for their colorful hand-print wall art. Then you have the boring lunches, which tend to trick the masses into being tasteful with their overload of caloric salt and oil content. When comparing America's public high schools to that of the most elite boarding school in the nation, the differences are far beyond singular. For the privileges these students concur are borderline royalty. The…

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    John Knowles: Life and A Separate Peace John Knowles was born September 16, 1926 in Fairmont, West Virginia. His first published novel, A Separate Peace, was published in 1959 in England (John). The story is based on Knowles’ experience at Phillips Exeter Academy, but is not literally true. Knowles states that his life work is writing. Knowles attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire. As a sixteen-year-old boy, he began attending the academy as a summer session…

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    Lacrosse In America Essay

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    occurred on the days leading up to the game. The tribes would place different levels of bets on the game, anywhere from animals and crops to sacrifice someone in their tribe. The game was taken very serious and the competition was intense because the sport was so dear to their heart. When the French settlers came to the Americas they termed the game as Lacrosse based off the curved Crosse that they used. Lacrosse was spread to Canada and quickly gain popularity. Then Canadian passion for…

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    I never thought I could be this excited about an air-conditioner, let alone see it as a thing of beauty. But this aircon? This was different. I’d made it myself. What makes a summer at Phillips Exeter Academy special is the energy and excitement around learning… but man it was so hot! My first invention was a wind tunnel crafted from the finest bed sheets, laundry poles and masking tape - completely useless in the face of 30 degree heat and humidity. It was a problem I wanted to fix. When my…

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    “Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” * A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, features two boys (Finny and Gene) who attend a prep school during World War II. In the novel, Gene provides a perfect example of a teenager’s search for identity. In the beginning of the book, Gene begins admiring Finny. “He got away with everything because of the extraordinary kind of person he was.” (Knowles, 21) However, that admiration turned into envy, but…

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    Imagine having a best friend who’s life and future was ruined because of you. This is similar to what happened to Gene and Finny in, “A Separate Peace,” by John Knowles, but others were also involved. Finny’s life, in fact, was lost during an accident in this novel when he fell down stairs. The incident can be traced back when the super suicide society would jump off the tree limb over the summer. This tragic accident can be blamed on Gene since he was the person who shattered Finny’s legs in…

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    Analysis of the impact of love and jealousy A Separate Peace is filled with both love and jealousy as seen through the friendship, between two people known as Gene and Finny. Jealousy can not only destroy one’s self, but also others around them. If one is not careful their jealousy can turn into bitterness and hatred, eating them alive and causing them to become a person that was never thought possible. Love can also make a person blind to other people's actions, making them very gullible to the…

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    ASP Essay John Knowles' novel, A Seperate Peace, shows both the good and bad sides of friendship. It is most prevelant in the two main characters' relationship with eachother, but is also shown between Gene and Leper, and Gene and Brinker. Gene and Finny have been best friends ever since they first met and were still best friends through every conflict that life gave them. This shows how John Knowles is giving us an example of best friendship. In the novel, their relationship is shown at it's…

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