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  • Punk Music Vs Rap

    to punk were looked down upon, seen as degenerates, stupid kids who weren’t gonna go anywhere in life, kids who just wanted to make a scene. Punk is a lot more than speaking out against the government. Essentially it gave people a way to speak up about anything and everything. For example, women like Kathleen Hanna, the lead singer from a feminist-punk band called “ Bikini Kill “, started The Riot Gurrrl’ Movement. Bands like hers and many other feminine punk bands sung about serious issues like rape, domestic violence, sexism, which were all things people wouldn’t talk about. Another common misconception about punk music is that people think it’s all about mosh pits, fights, and drugs. Something called The Straight Edge Movement also derived from punk. If you’re straight edge, you don’t drink, or do drugs, you’re 100% sober 24/7. The punk movement is very welcoming, they help you, and accept you no matter what race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation you are. Project Task #3 Comparing both rap and the punk scene today, to the nineties would be way different. Today rap and punk music has evolved from where they started. Rap really reached it’s peak in the nineties, that’s when the problematic “ Gangsta rap “ came out of the woodwork. It really started with N.W.A, but that group already disbanded by the 90’s. The concept of gangsta rap was the expression of gang involvement, gang violence, police brutality, and the biggest one in my opinion- drugs. The way it was…

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  • Hardcore Ethnography

    It’s still that way to a point now, with shows happening in bars and 21+ venues, but back in the 80’s and parts of the 90’s, alcohol and drugs ruled the scene. That was until Minor Threat came around. Minor Threat was a hardcore band from the 1980’s who pioneered the Straight Edge movement with a song called “Straight Edge”, which told kids that it was okay not to do drugs. That in turn gave birth to something of a sub-genre, straightforwardly named, “Straight Edge Hardcore”, which include other…

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  • Personal Narrative Rough Draft

    the snow pushing against my feet. I continuously climbed to the top of the hill over and over again. Messay skidded down the hill on the bowl sled. I had two sleds. One was dad's when he was a child which was a classic sled and then I had a metal bowl sled along with a very slippery boogie board. I mainly used the boogie board. We brought the kayak down to the hill and started to go down over and over as a group. We sat in the cold at the top of the hill. We all dug our gloves into the snow and…

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  • Reconciliation: A Short Story

    birds chirping and grass swaying in the gentle breeze, the calming silence became a distant memory. As the birds flapped their wings, moving at the edge of the tiny meadow, from one tree to the next, they cast their shadows over the body of a small brown skinned, black haired girl. She lay on her back in the hilltop grass, facing directly up towards the almost blinding light of the afternoon sun. Her dark skin, holding a lively warm glow, reflected the rays of sunlight off of her quickly…

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  • Fire Descriptive Writing

    We piled our branches in the fire pit, and my dad got to work. My mom helped set up a s’more making station for us kids. I grabbed the sharp metal stick and slid a jumbo fluffy marshmallow through it. I stuck it over the blazing fire straight into the embers. I lifted it into the air to check its status to see that it was on fire, just how I liked it. I blew the flames out and smacked the marshmallow onto the cold chocolate bar and smashed the graham crackers together. When the rest of my family…

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  • Beastie Monologue

    him that he must return Piggy’s glasses, because he is blind without them. Jack ignored Ralph and basically told him to lay off. With continuous bantering between Ralph and Jack, Piggy reminded Ralph that he needed his protection. Ralph was telling Piggy he would be fine if he stayed put. Piggy just about screamed have you lost your marbles. I looked at Piggy though and glared at him, and gave him the “really” eyes. *I guess I should not have given Piggy the “really” eyes, because he knew in his…

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  • Personal Narrative-The Fall Of Antarctica

    The fall.. I woke up one day to find myself getting chilled, I opened my eyes, the bright light tingled them. I found tones of snow all around. The gusty wind was really scary, killing me with its chillness. I stood up roamed some steps. It seemed like I was on one of the glaciers in some part in Antarctica...puzzled...I moved on, From a distant I saw a full grownup but lean and thin polar bear on the edge, her kids were playing around her in warmth love of their mother. Leaving the occasional…

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  • Emily Dickinson A Solemn Thing Analysis

    continues with the analogy in the second stanza as she shifts the imagery from a white dress to standing on the edge of a “purple well,” (2.2). The purple well symbolizes her artistic inspiration for her writing and as she stands at the edge of it contemplating her worth of wearing the white dress of dedication, she considers going ahead and jumping in it. She thinks that, like a nun dedicating herself wholly to God, it would also be “A hallowed thing—to drop a life Into the purple well,”…

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  • Straight Pride Month Persuasive Speech

    The logical impossibility of the LGBT+ community ever outweighing and oppressing heterosexuals allows the concept of heterosexual pride to become a vessel of homophobia as straight pride proponents boast that they are within the known majority, and embodying a gloating decree of ‘normality’ in response to the LGBT+ pride which is all about celebrating identities scorned by a heteronormative society. Proclamations of ‘we are proud to be straight’ funnel into an implied ‘we are proud to be…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Silent Meditation

    The realization of how difficult this would be hit me about five minutes in. My back began to ache and I found it difficult focusing on staying awake and keeping my breathing deep and smooth. At about ten minutes I had gotten a rhythm going and was able to breath easily enough but keeping my back straight was still impossible. Than it hit me, the calming wave of silence where I could focus into whatever I wanted. In the eight minutes that I find myself, so much stress and anxiety was…

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