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  • Oklahoma City Bombing Case Study

    diesel-fuel and fertilizer (ammonium nitrate). The bomb was detonated on April 19, 1995 just outside Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City shortly after 9am (Nacos, 2016). This catastrophic blast killed one hundred sixty-eight people and injured hundreds more (Nacos, 2016). Among all those victims, nineteen children attended a day care located inside the building (Nacos, 2016). Six-hundred fourteen people were also treated from various hospitals and private doctor…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Trip To Washington D. C.

    Have you been to Washington, D.C. about four times and Florida about two? My family and I have! We have gone to Washington, D.C. and Florida multiple times throughout my life. Some visits have been for fun, some for family-related occasions, or some for emergencies. In Washington D.C., I have some family who are graduating high school and would like our support. The graduation-focused visits just started last year; so instead of describing those trips first, I will explain the strange events of…

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  • Sustainable Design Project

    Elizabeth Diller, the designer of the Roy and Diana Valegos Education Center, wanted to design a building that was not only a structurally powerful building, but an innovative, sustainable building that worked toward the goal of minimizing CUMC’s carbon footprint while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2025. The project was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfio, an interdisciplinary design studio that mixes the knowledge from different areas of expertise like architecture, visual, and…

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  • The Art And Appropriation Of Native American Culture

    Native Americans from all the major tribes of North America collaborated with the museum community in building design, landscaping and exhibit content. The National Mall location opened in September of 2004 with the largest known gathering of Native American communities in history. Moreover, the museum has one of the most extensive collections of Native American…

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  • Viking Attacks: Negative Effects On The Development Of Europe

    Viking raids, trade and slavery have all contributed to affect Europe in different manners. The Vikings developed Europe through raids, created a great trading economy, and spread different cultures through Europe with slavery. Although Viking raids did have several negative effects, Viking raids also aided in the development of Europe. A monk who saw the Vikings' attack on Paris in 885 described it is a very brutal raid and a letter by an English scholar,…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life In Art And Design

    The magic of anonymous synchronicity in-group efforts - the tension of the unknown, the chance of accidental innovation, the empowerment of the vulnerable and the confidence building for the tentative - moved me beyond words. One began to seek out collaborative co-creations and group catharsis by mixing ‘art’ and ‘craft’, ‘western’ with ‘eastern’, ‘urban’ with ‘rural’, ‘margi’ with ‘desi’, ‘classical’ with popular ‘Folk’ simply…

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  • Lorax Pros And Cons

    described by Garrett Hardin. The islanders of Easter Island, on the other hand, were completely oblivious. “The island’s population was too small, too primitive and too isolated.”(Trachtman, Paul. “The Secrets of Easter Island.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Mar. 2002, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-secrets-of-easter-island-59989046/.) They did not realize how their actions had affected the environment until it was too late. Although they were able to create incredible pieces…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Invisible Disabilities

    conception of these people is that they can’t do anything good in their lives because they’re disabled. This statement is completely false; take, for example, African-American musician and singer Ray Charles. Ray Charles remembers in an interview with Smithsonian…

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  • Hirshhorn Museum Analysis

    following review: “[The building] is known around Washington as the bunker or gas tank, lacking only gun emplacements or an Exxon sign… It totally lacks the essential factors of esthetic strength and provocative vitality that make genuine ‘brutalism’ a positive and rewarding style. This is born-dead, neo-penitentiary modern. Its mass is not so much aggressive or overpowering as merely leaden.” On the other hand, while…

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  • Abelardo Morell's Photography

    in 2006, an Alturas Foundation Grants to photograph the landscape of West Texas. He was a recipient of the Infinity Award in Art, Intel Center of Photography in 2011. His photographic illustration of “A Camera in a Room”, was published by Smithsonian Institution Press in 1995, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland published by Dutton Children’s Books in 1998, A Book of Books published by Bulfinch Press in 2002, Camera Obscura published by Bulfinch Press in 2004, Abelardo Morell published by Phaidon…

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