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    I get a personal trainer that makes me work harder than I have ever worked before. I make the second string. So I hit the gym even harder. I know that I am not big enough to make the starting lineup and I know that if I start to take steroids coach will find out and I will be kicked off the football team. I went to the gym and I there was a steroid dealer outside of the gym and I get some steroids injected into my arm. The next day I went to practice and we were running sprints and I beat every one. After practice I walk over to coach and he asked me when did you become so fast. I said that I was in the gym every day benching and doing squats. Coach said good for you. Bill the team's quarterback finds out that I am taking steroids and he tells coach. The next day I was called down to the office and I see coach and three police officers there. I get so nervous that my arms are shaking really bad. The cops ask me where I have…

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    of varsity practices, he tries and tries to do better than all the other players in his position. He picks them off, one by one, until it is a toss-up between him and a junior named Matt Drager. Mick, after almost the entire season has passed and not knowing any better, asks the coach if he will ever get any starts. The coach replies, “I decide who plays and who starts, you understand? Now get out of here” (Deuker). Two hours later, another junior by the name of Brad Middleton, tells Mick that…

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    Benjamin Pearson is standing right in front of me. Benjamin Pearson has his arm around my waist….still. Benjamin Pearson is staring at me. I would know this because I’m staring right back at him. Jeez Jules! Don’t freak the boy out! Stop Staring! I tear my gaze away from the gorgeous, deep blue eyes, and look to the ground. Gorgeous? Really? “So, um,” I start, while looking down at his hand still gently placed on my waist, he still hasn’t let go. His gaze follows mine and he quickly detaches…

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    Nursing: A Short Story

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    tries to find the dot she drew on my arm earlier camouflaged in the faint freckles up and down my arm. I take a deep breath as she brings the syringe , filled with the "magical" bring purple serum, closer and closer to my skin. I clench my jaw as I feel the needle pierce my skin while the serum is injected into me. When I hear the sound of the syringe being placed onto a tray I turn to face the nurse who instantly says, "That 's it all done. Now I want you to explain exactly how you feel, if…

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    Police Terminations

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    Police lineups are performed everyday, but do the right suspects always get picked? Witnesses rely their memories involving the suspect, like what was their eye color, hair color, how tall or short where they, how much they weigh, and was it a male or female. Sometimes these memories do not always benefit the witness during their decision making. A police lineup is going to be made of one suspect, and many others not involved in the case. There are three different types of lineups used in this…

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    Exercise Science In Sports

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    Baseball has long been known as America’s Pastime. From the days of Babe Ruth to Nolan Ryan and other veterans succeeding, to rookies taking the game by storm recently, baseball is the true definition of a children’s game. Anybody, regardless of age, height, or weight, can play this beautiful game. Baseball is a sport that involves many instances of injury, especially the infamous Tommy John surgery that a large population of pitchers are getting done, as well as players wanting to better…

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    Baseball Persuasive Essay

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    n today’s game of baseball, overpaying for free agents is inevitable. If you want to sign your guy, you are going to make sure nobody outbids you in the process. Nowadays, it seems like every free agent is getting overpaid. Seven years and $161 million for Chris Davis? Eight years at $184 million for Jason Heyward? Seven years for $153 million for Jacoby Ellsbury? Sure, the Yankees overpaid Aroldis Chapman signing him to a five year deal worth $86 million, a deal that shattered the previous…

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    Smith-Cotton's Poem

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    I finally catch my breath from my panic attack as I wait for my team to be called to the starting line. I stand shaking, nervous and afraid of what is to come. I try to search for some type of assurance from my teammates, but they are just as nervous as I am. We are about to run a total of 5 kilometers, up a large hill, snaking through trees and shrubs. The mud was squelching under our tan boots, from the downpour the night prior, as we anxiously waited to begin. I take another look around and…

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    on your chest and back. Each bib requires four silver pins to secure it. My brother helped me secure my bib on the back. I felt the slight prick of a pin entering my skin. He mumbled an apology in my ear. I doubt it was an accident. Next, I am issued two small bibs to pin onto my hips. Finally, two electronic sensors are secured to my shoes with red twist ties. Our coach lectures us about how we can’t lose them, because they cost fifty dollars a piece. The distance between the starting line…

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    Big Day Narrative

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    As the warm, July sun broke out of its slumber and the twilight sky vanished, I was trudging deep into the Steens Mountains along with one-hundred other runners. Months of sweat and callused feet were spent preparing for this one day: Big Day. Stories told by past campers filled my ears, giving me nightmares and excitement. The first eighteen miles whizzed by as we hiked through the dehydrated bushes with the beating sun gazing down on us. The real story layed within the last couple of miles.…

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