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  • How Do Video Games Help Children?

    Video games help children excel in today 's world. Children are introduced to technology at a young age; whether that technology is a full sized computer or Leapfrog, a child has interacted with it. Leapfrog is a great introduction for adolescents, it teaches kids the bare necessities that are needed when they start school (basic math and English). Technology is always changing, there is always something new out to help children progress further. Playing video games is a great way to improve an adolescent 's dexterity and with regular use can help improve motor skills, hand eye coordination and problem solving strategies. Schools should be integrated with video games just as Chatham Central High School is (gaming club and mouse squad). Mouse squad was created in the 2013-2014 school year; it was created by Mrs. Hayes to help students and teachers with technical difficulties. Mouse squad brings together students with technical expertise and allows them to learn more for any interest in the technical field, it is active during empower hour and during this time, they speak to those who are having computer problems and together, they help resolve them (Phillips). The club is integrated with video games, so when club members aren’t busy helping others with technical difficulties, they are playing Minecraft, a sandbox game that allows its creator to build a world. Video game integration and schools. “Today, in the United States, 91% of children between the ages of 2 and 17 play…

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  • Sexism In Videogames

    Anita Sarkeesian, feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker, was once sent into hiding by a death threat because of her views on women in video games. She created videos called Tropes vs. Women. In her videos, she explains how women are portrayed in video games. She says in one of her videos that most damsel in distress based games follow the Subject-Object Dichotomy. Saying that the subject, or main character that is usually a male, must find the object, or the girl. A great example of…

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  • Personal Essay: The Father Of My Father

    tell me after he was finished. My feet would dig into the old leather clad cushions as I kneaded the dough around. The sticky mixture clinging more and more to as my small hands. I would rub them together and watched the dough curl up and fall off. Dad would add more flour. This was a repeated cycle. While I played with the dough, dad would be peel the potatoes and add more flour when needed. By the time the dough was ready the potatoes were already in the pot boiling. Dad would give it one…

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  • Personal Narrative: Jay-Chamberlain

    Jovan Lucas-Chamberlain is my full name, but most people call me Jay-voe. Not sure where the nickname originated, but I love it. Before I get into the meat and potatoes, lets dive into my past. In 2010, I attended Georgia Southern University with my best friend. No one made us go to class nor clean our rooms. Eventually, we developed a routine. Our routine was to skip class, get high or drunk, and last but most importantly, get laid. Honestly, I do not think I attended one class my entire tenure…

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  • Sexism In The Video Game Industry: Sexism In The Gaming Industry

    dude with a gun” (Chriskohler). The developers try shutting down all complaints with the protest that the “average” gamer won’t try to go for the interesting, unique cover, but for what is familiar to the point of over use, all because it’s a woman. Of course, for most instances of sexism in video games, developers usually have a smooth excuse for explaining away their troublesome portrayal of women. In the most recent addition of Super Smash Bros, this very problem crops up with what…

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  • Videogame Effects On Adolescents Essay

    region. Specifically movement of the corrugator supercilii muscle region. While this movement can be imperceptible to the human eye, Facial EMG can detect subtle changes in electrical potential in this region is activated by unpleasant, disgusting, and/or violent imagery. Pleasant imagery inhibits corrugator supercilii activity… Participants who played violent videogames would demonstrate reduced HR reactivity (beats per minute) to aggressive images compared to participants who played…

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  • The Importance Of A College Education

    Why is a college education important? It opens many doors and provides many advantages and opportunities. Thus a college education to me holds the key to a successful career and a brighter future. Not only is Rutgers is close to home and comforting, Generally speaking the Newark campus is ranked third in New Jersey. Many people question whether college is really worth the money or the time. However, the reasons to invest in higher education extend past just the financial. Another attraction I…

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  • Gretzky Vs Lemieux Research Paper

    Why Mario Lemieux is Better Than Wayne Gretzky Who do you think is better: Gretzky or Lemieux? Arguably, you could say Wayne Gretzky was the number one player ever. Statistically, Gretzky is the greatest player in the NHL by scoring 2857 points. However, Lemieux has faced more challenges and still manages to be 8th in all time points. People may say that Gretzky is clearly a better player purely due to stats. As stats do tell some info about a hockey player, they do not tell you…

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  • Double Exposure In Apocalypse Now

    In the opening sequence of the 1979 film, Apocalypse Now, the technique of double exposing film is used repeatedly. The origins of the technique date back to early photographers in the late 1800’s and the technique was translated into filmmaking very soon after the birth of cinema. The first use of the double exposure in film was in The Great Train Robbery, which was released in 1903, but the technique exploded in the 1920’s when cinema became a more well-known art form. The double exposure…

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  • Toy Story 3 Analysis

    Introduction: When Hollywood makes a movie that becomes and instant sensation, the studio often decides to continue the story in hopes that there is more cash to be milked out of it. This results in sequels of varying quality which may sour some opinions of the original film. Fortunately, this is not the case with Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise. Both sequels add a new spin on the story of toys who have a life of their own when humans cannot see them. In particular, Toy Story 3 deals with…

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