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  • The Value Of Independence In Life Essay

    rely on aren 't going to always be there for you and parents unfortunately don 't live forever. It is the ideal dream to one day branch off and be on your own, instead of being dependent on someone else. Growing and going to college or starting your own family is perfect of examples of how majority of our society learns how to be independent. This ideal is one of the most critical and one I value the most in my life. When I was ten my mom and dad decided to send me to basketball camp in Lansing, Michigan. Not too far away from my hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan but is the furthest I 've ever been away from home. My parents choose the camp because it had a good reputation, the camp was founded by isaiah Thomas and had a religious component. They liked that they had an introductory two week program because they didn’t feel I was quite ready for a month away.…

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  • Personal Narrative: Refugee Refuge

    THE WORST TAUGHT ME THE BEST Triggered by the ethnic cleansing policy in Bhutan, my parents fled the country. I was born and raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal. I still remember the nights in the refugee camp when we slept without eating anything because there was simply nothing to eat. Our family, like most others in the refugee camp, relied on aids provided by different humanitarian agencies. We also relied on the kindness of local people who would sometimes give us clothes. The…

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  • Summary Of Marc Kilgour

    This novel takes place deep inside Nazi Germany at the time when things were at its worst. 1942 was one of the darkest years our world has come to see. Not only was it looking as if the axis powers were bound to win the war but also the first horrific details came to life from survivors from the terrible prison camps. Many of the people the reader encounters in this novel are living terrible day to day lives and are too scared to put up a fight. The people with any sort of significant powers are…

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  • Mount Everest Team Simulation Essay

    During the Mt. Everest team simulation, we learned quite a bit about what it means to be on a team. When climbing Mt. Everest in both a simulation and in real life you really depend on your team to do what is necessary to reach a goal. This could be a simple personal goal (such as the photographer to stay at camp 1 and 2 an extra night) or a larger goal that is shared by multiple people on the team (the leader and marathoner’s goal of reaching the summit). Our team had achievements and failures,…

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  • Lance Lott: A Short Story

    Nevertheless, due primarily to budget constraints and the growing urges of political correctness, it currently compares to an old summer camp or nursing home facility. Still, however, he genuinely couldn’t complain seeing that where the once Olympic-sized swimming pool once stood was now added tennis courts and the nine-hole golf course still revealing its tee boxes and greens made perfect soccer and Frisbee fields even if overgrown. Through his time at camp, Lance picked up various nicknames,…

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  • Personal Narrative: I Want To Pursue At Mississippi State University

    table where I knew not a single face and end up leaving knowing them all. We exchanged many conversations like what city we came from, how many siblings we endured, our favorite ice creams, careers we were suggesting, our favorite brands of clothing, and then came what we were running for. I told each girl who the Commissioner of Agriculture for Mississippi was first. Cindy Hyde-Smith, our Commissioner, is an outstanding woman who lived less than an hour away from me. I told them how she helped…

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  • Narrative Essay On Vacation To The Beach

    The only time we left camp was when we needed to replenish our marshmallow stock for s’mores. While at the store, my friend’s Mom called my parents from the pay phone to coordinate a time to drop me off (we had two days left.) After playing games and laughing with us for days, my friend’s Mom was reserved and quiet on the way back to camp. Upon returning to camp, being carefree and 12 years old, we went outside to build the campfire and soon forgot about her odd behavior. On the final day, we…

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  • College Admissions Essay: My Experience As A Refuge

    took some courage to get to that place. Many months before, I had some fear and reluctance when submitting a lengthy application for a counsellor job at the Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Dubois, Wyoming. My stomach had that sinking feeling that I would be leaving my comfortable, close-knit home to work at a ranch camp 2,610 miles away. My friends were close by, and my daily routines were very comfortable. Surely there had to safer jobs nearby, and I was a little nervous already about heading out…

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  • Farewell To Manzanar Book Report

    Farewell to manzanar is a book about a girl name Jeanne and her family. The book begins right after the pearl harbor bombing once this happens all Asian American people are forced to go to interment camps. Jeanne goes on to talking about her life with her family in the camp. She touches on points like her dad becoming an alcoholic and feeling left out because she didn’t speak Chinese. Once released from the camp she talks about how her family is trying to live a normal life like they once did…

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  • In The Striped Pajamas Movie Analysis

    learn about his innocence during a time where innocent people are treated like trash. In the beginning of the film we see Bruno running around playing freely with his friends. He soon finds out that he will have to leave his friends and his home to move to the countryside in Germany. His father, Ralf, is a Nazi Soldier and his new job requires him to run a prison camp. Once the family arrives at…

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