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    Ballerinas Research Paper

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    pursue my passions. But now it had become the enemy” (Bried). This is ballet, a wonderful but exhausting, beautiful but horrible art form and sport, and the ones who make the magic happen are the ballerinas. Onstage, they look stunning, all lean muscles and long lines and lovely faces, but backstage and beyond, it’s a different, gruesome story. The ballerina’s body takes a regular beating, every day, and though dancers are true athletes, it is hard for their bodies to keep up with their punishing daily regimen. Though ballet has its obvious benefits, such as keeping bodies extremely fit and muscular, it also has its weaknesses, such as its promoting of thinness and view of…

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    On the 7th of December in 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following year, in the middle of February, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed for the relocation of all those living in coastal Washington, Oregon, and California with Japanese ancestry. Those living on the West coast were relocated to desolate places far away from the Pacific Ocean and placed in camps with other Japanese Americans. There were a few reasons for the relocation of Japanese…

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    After the game against South San Francisco we had a record of 6 to 2 while South San Francisco had a record of 8 to 0. In the 8th grade year there are championships and our team was able to make it to the final round where we faced the one and only South San Francisco again, but this time it was for the championship. I remember that game at Parkside Middle School at 6:30. This game was the most important game of the whole season. Before the game Chris came up to me a said, “We beat you twice…

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    California is ranked #2 in Seafood production in the U.S, Over 600 million pounds from over 60 species harvested. California is #1 in tourists visiting in over 150 state parks, national parks and monuments. Important Events The great American gold rush happened between 1848-1856. The person who spotted the first piece of gold was James W. Marshall. The gold he found attracted over 300,000 gold seekers. They were called the forty-niners as in 1849. California is the thirty first state. Which…

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    Jack London was an American writer, author and journalist who lived from 1876 to 1916. Some of his famous works include The Sea Wolf and Call of the Wild. Born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876, he was raised in Oakland, California, by his mother and stepfather. Jack London is considered to be a great writer. In his teenage years, he worked many different jobs. In his spare time, he read travel books and novels at the library. Eventually, he told his mother a story of what happened one day…

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    Jack Moore is man who puts a smile on everyone he meets. A 72 year old loving retired man who has had all sorts of jobs from tossing newspaper on people’s front door to bagging at the local Jewel Osco, even delivering pizzas and being UPS driver. Growing up was very difficult as he was put up for adoption at the age of 1 because his mother did not feel like she was ready to raise a child. His father was a drunk beat dad, who did not care about him either. To avoid never seeing him again, Jack’s…

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    October 17, 1989 was a calm day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two neighboring cities, San Francisco and Oakland were buzzing with excitement because each city’s major league baseball team, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics was competing in the World Series. It was a Bay Area rivalry for the biggest prize in baseball and the crowds were headed to San Francisco to prepare for a 5:30pm first pitch at Candlestick Park. Then, at around 5:03pm not long before the scheduled first pitch,…

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    Alcatraz Facts

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    Alcatraz Summary Alcatraz Was built on July 1, 1934, and ran for years then started to cost the U.S too much money and to repair. It was estimated to be 1-3 million dollars to fix. (Alcatraz facts) Alcatraz was one of the toughest prisons in the world. Alcatraz was the high maximum security prison. The toughest punishment was to be in a room pitch black and a hole in the ground to go to the bathroom, no mattress but at night time, and one meal a day. (Alcatraz Facts) Alcatraz has gardens when…

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    Gentrification in New York After migrating to the United States from Puerto Rico many Puerto Ricans found themselves living in uninhabitable buildings (Suarez 277). “ By 1955 seven hundred thousand Puerto Ricans had moved to the continental United States, and most of them went to New York” (Suarez 275). During this time the New York City was being rebuilt in other words gentrification was occurring. According to the Merriam- Webster Dictionary gentrification is defined as the process of…

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    The California Gold Rush was really a big deal in the 1800s when the first piece of gold was discovered the people were going crazy for the gold they all wanted to sale the gold or keep it or show it to everyone and make everyone come to their land and because of the gold being the first gold ever discovered they were becoming to have money each day. Then California grew bigger and bigger with people and when that had happened California was getting rich and richer. The spark ignited the gold…

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