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    The Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest was the event that I attended with the Philosophy 444 class. The event took place at the Lakefront Arena, where we were surrounded by people from the seventies and eighties. At this concert, we had the pleasure of listening to famous and local artists as well as DJs, who played popular hits. The performers were Doug E. Fresh, Too Short, Slick Rick, DJ Kool, Dana Dane, Roxanne Shante, UNLV, Gregory D and Partners N Crime. As we were watching the performers, I observed the other concert attendants and noticed some interesting things. Many of the viewers were dressed in iconic 80’s hip-hop wear. I also saw many of the audience members doing famous dances from the time period. I felt a sense of community amongst the people who were attending. For example, there were two people who were called up to do dances from the 80’s. The chemistry between them…

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    Potter, as well as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. While watching them have you ever said to yourself, “That scene wasn’t like the book” or “They got rid of [character/scene]”? Film adaptations are now known to be the movie industry, and because of this there are a lot more critics in the world. Readers mainly notice how film adaptations make people anti-readers, crush character development and have a limited timeframe that causes alterations and cuts to the plot. When an author writes a…

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    A Day That Made a Difference: Meeting the Senator The day that I met Senator Rick Santorum was a day that made a difference to me. Meeting Rick Santorum made a difference to me because I was shown traits that are essential for leadership. On March 3, 2016, I was at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. I was there to hear conservative speakers and leaders from throughout the country. I sat in the front row of the auditorium at the Gaylord National Convention Center…

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    Citation: Croft vs. Governor of Texas, 562 F.3d 735 (5th Cir. 2009). Parties: David W. and Shannon K. Croft: Parents of minor Children - Plaintiffs / Appellants Governor of the State of Texas, Rick Perry - Defendant / Appellee Facts: In 2006, David and Shannon Croft, parents and friends of three minor children, filed a suit alleging the Texas Pledge and Minute of Silence Statute was unconstitutional. Each morning, Texas public school students are mandated to pledge…

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    “It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” This quote is from the first book of the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief, created by Rick Riordan. Like most books, it became popular and was created into a movie. However, the movie and the book share an abundance of differences, but there are also aspects that the movie and the book share. Percy, a demigod, finds out that his father is Poseidon, god of the sea, and he has to leave…

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    Movie VS Book Spotting the differences in the 2 versions of the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan’s hit Percy Jackson series has become one of the most popular and best selling novels in the world since it hit shelves in 2005. After five years of praise the book was adapted into a movie in 2010. While watching the movie I noticed many differences in the story in the movie and the book, some of these were minor changes that might have been used to explain the backstory or powers of a character,…

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    Sea Of Monsters

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    The book, The Sea of Monsters written by Rick Riordan is a book like no other. The author integrated the the real world with Greek stories to show the readers how life would be different this way. The main character, Percy faced problems with his families such as accepting Tyson as his brother, Percy learns to accept the fact that even though his dad was a busy man he still showed sympathy towards him. At the end, Percy learns from his problems that acceptance is the guideline to triumph. In…

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    people plunged themselves into pitching crazy ideas, deriving extensive plans, and putting in all their effort to bring those sparks of creativity to life. I have always surrounded myself with creative works – whether expressed through drawings, writings, music, or games – and now here is a word that allows me to not only transform those ideas into reality but also share it with other people. It is this channel that brings people together to collaborate and brainstorm, offering solutions to…

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    Homer is a hero, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson surpasses Telemachus in his heroism and nobility by a landslide. Although people may believe Telemachus is favored by the gods, brave, and even caring, Percy Jackson exceeds all of these things because he is not just helped by the gods but given powers from them, is much more braver than Telemachus, and will do anything, absolutely anything to save his friends and family. To begin, Telemachus is favored by the goddess Athena who aids him in many…

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    Many stories that are famous today originated from past legends of greek mythology, so let’s take a closer look at the popular Percy Jackson series. In the book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, the quest plotline, perfect hero archetype, and the good vs. evil theme have been modernized from the myth “Danaüs, Perseus, and the Gorgon” by Edgar Parin D'aulaires. Devising the quest plotline was the heroes protecting their mother, help from gods (and goddesses), they kill the same monster, and…

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