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    People who are left out from what is praised or who purposely remove themselves from it, become outsiders, which is not something people want because of our natural fear of rejection. The funny thing is that whether you are an outsider or not, someone/something will not accept you. A lot of us can relate to being outsiders or feeling as if we do not belong. High school is a hard epoch in a person’s life because there is always that longing of wanting to be accepted by someone or a group. A classic example, in movies like Princess Diaries, a girl is rejected by the populars because she is dorky, ugly and weird. Later, after finally acquiring the right shoes, hair and tastes, she is ‘’accepted’’ into their clique. In Donnie Darko, Kelly beautifully captures this paradox in one minute scene. The scene shows high school students for the most part by themselves, there are no cliques visible. What I get from this shot is that even if you fit in, you will get criticized for something, which is a sign of not fitting in to someone’s ideals, therefore everyone does not fit in. Superficially, the below average looking, the nerds, the teacher’s pets, the geeks, and the fragile are picked on because they clearly do not fit in like the rest. So, the logical answer to bullies and the…

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    Robert Drewe’s 1991 novel Our Sunshine explores the insights of the famous outlaw, Ned Kelly. The text perceives Ned in a way we have never seen him before, changing the way the public views Ned forever. Our sunshine is a re-written version of Ned Kelly’s life which Drewe successfully achieves, the uses of textual themes complimented with language techniques and dominant themes are portrayed within the text. The theme of loyalty is continuously brought up in the novel and the techniques of…

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    Choosing to do yoga as my behavioral change project was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. After quitting color guard freshman year of high school, I stopped stretching; therefore, I was not flexible anymore. Color guard was also a way for me to get away from all my academics. Every year, I would attempt to stretch as I did back in high school, but failed to do so. Every day, I will encounter something that will cause me to stress out, even if it is something little. When I…

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    Many professional athletes of today are idolized by many fans which are adults, teens and as well as the youth of this generation. These professional athletes are idolized but some are Favorited more than others, these athletes who get more of the fans love are considered the elite. The elite are those who win many accolades to support their presence and excel in their athletic profession by dominating the competition of their respected sport. Even though these athletes are human just like…

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    Being A Bystander Essay

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    Have you ever seen something that was wrong and you kept walking? I have I will not lie it has happened to me many times in my life. Why is that? Maybe because we aren 't educated enough, even because we are scared or people telling you not to do anything? But first, let’s make sure we know what a bystander is. A bystander is someone who is present at an event or incident and does not take part in stopping. I can tell you my first time I was a bystander and then I realized it was wrong, it…

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    Mindy Kaling is Concerned I have an exceptionally limited list of TV shows that I actually enjoy watching, but The Office is definitely on that list. Along with favorite TV shows comes with favorite characters from that certain show. One of my favorite characters happens to be Kelly Kapoor, played by Mindy Kaling. In her comedic autobiography, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), she explains how she got into the world of show business, being a comedic writer and performer,…

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    Throughout our lifetime, many people strive to be respected and honored in their own rights within their social class and their society. Therefore, in order to be respected one must be respectful, credible, trustworthy as well as honest. Hence, these traits form the core principal of what is known as good ethos. Ethos, clarified and explained by a famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle; is one of the vital elements of communication and speaking. Thus, one of the essential purposes of ethos is to…

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    Rear Window tells the story of a wheelchair-ridden L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies, a photographer who broke his leg while trying to get the perfect photo. While recovering, he watches his neighbors lives unfold from his back window through binoculars and his camera lens. He soon suspects that one of his neighbors, Lars Thorwald, murdered his own wife. He sets out to solve the case with the help of his fiancee and nurse, and discovers the stories of the other tenants around him while procuring evidence…

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    Billie Holiday

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    I’m going to talk about R&B and jazz. Woman and men could sing jazz or R&B. with the top records at the top of the charts these singers were unbelievable. Billie Holiday and Kelly Rowland are very amazing singers and they manage to succeed through their life even with all the problems they had. Billie Holiday was born on April 15th 1959. Billie’s real name is Eleanora Fagan she changed it because of her idol of Billie Dove. (Biography.com/editors). Billie Holiday’s mother…

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    This is a story about a door-to door jewelry salesman, Lars Thorwald and his extremely ill wife and a single man who is a traveling photographer, L. B. Jefferies, who spies on his neighbors due to his boredom while he is stuck in his apartment due to an accident which caused him to break his leg and now he is immobilized for a couple of months. While peering at several of his neighbors, he has memorized each of their daily routines and one particular couple peaks his interest. Although Jefferies…

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