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    Classic TV Shows are something the whole family can enjoy. These shows were very tame compared to what’s on television now. True, they could be silly and not usually true to life, but sometimes a good laugh is needed. So sit back, read a little and see if you remember some of this classic tv! The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired from 1970-1977 and was a true classic. The show featured Mary Tyler Moore as a career minded single woman working in a newsroom. Moore played the feisty independent woman who was not supported by a man or looking for one. The show had a great and strong supporting cast in Ed Asner as Mary's boss, Gavin MacLeod as head news writer, Valerie Harper as Mary's best friend and neighbor, Ted Knight as a slightly dumb anchorman,…

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    Not everybody will like you—it’s a statement I've always heard, understood and accepted. What I didn't realized until fairly recently in my life, is that some people take this to the next level. Some people will hate you for reasons seemingly unknown or unreasonable to you. It all started with the rehearsals of the 2015 school spring musical of The Addams Family that my friend, we'll just refer to him as Pugsley, myself and a couple other friends, were met with the presence of a then junior,…

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    “[It is] tempting to suggest, in [recollection], that our family was a sham. That our house was not a real home at all but the simulacrum of one, a museum. Yet we really were a family, and we really did live in those period rooms.” (Bechdel 17) These words of Alison Bechdel perfectly describe her family. Bechdel may not be widely recognized, however she did introduce the uniqueness of her book to the world as a tragicomic. As the writer and artist of this tragicomic, she only shows what she…

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    switching between innocent wide eyes to shifty worried glances. “Those eyes, and that heart-shaped face, do allow Ricci to transition from demure to frightened to completely crazy with alarming alacrity” (McNamara). For anyone that is familiar with Ricci’s past works, she has stared in multiple supernatural films where her meek appearance has aided in the ambiguousness of her character. For instance, Ricci appeared in Sleepy Hollow as Katrina, whose innocence in the murders occurring in Sleepy…

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    Jane Addams took her talents and desire to help on a greater scale after a trip to Toynbee Hall in London with a friend, Ellen Gates Starr, the future co-founder of the Hull House. The inspiration they felt at this home for the poor was enough to be carried back with them and put to use. Her personal hardships were overcome, and for the greater good of the people, she pushed through and made their idea a reality, knowing that a large portion of the population would greatly benefit from their…

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    Jane Addams Research Paper “Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpected effort that might have saved the world” (Addams). This quote from Jane Addams shows how she viewed the world. She felt that you had to do everything you had to help others, which is exactly what she did. Jane changed the world through her work and generosity and it earned her prestigious awards and many viewed her as a role model. The factors that contributed to how she…

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    problems that arise from urbanization, immigration and industrialization and some of the goals was to promote moral improvement and protect social welfare. Leaders who took part in the movement felt that the dishonesty and corruption going on threatened the reforms and changes that were needed. To solve the problems faced by mainly the lower class, Jane Addams’ “Twenty Years at Hull House” and Lincoln Steffens’ “Tweed Days in St. Louis” wrote two articles that tried to bring about poverty and…

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    individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” has not ("History | Lutheran Settlement House | Empowering Children, Adults, Families, and Communities Since 1902," n.d.). Today, Lutheran Settlement House offers programs such as senior services, CARES, bilingual domestic violence program (BDVP), homeless services, health and nutrition, and community education and employment ("Programs |…

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    Before and during the settlement house movement, conditions in the city slums were horrific. Sanitation was deplorable, most waste, human and otherwise, was thrown into the street and people lived in tenement houses where if one was lucky, their family got an entire room. People’s working conditions were not much better, they worked with heavy machinery in factories from dawn till dusk, averaging 14 hour days throughout the year and still didn’t make enough to properly support their family.…

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    Although America was undergoing through a high point in history, there was a large downfall not only economically but, also socially and politically. The Progressive Era consisted of several problems that affected America as a whole later on but, it taught the government how to function on it’s own instead of depending on big businesses. Throughout the Progressive Era problems were presented that were composed of the lack of space for housing, poor working conditions and the inability to fulfill…

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