Ted Talks Write-Up # 2
I. Name and background of presenter (Approximately ½ of a single-spaced page).
Hugh Evans was the presenter. Evans is the Founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project. When he was very young Evans spent time in the Philippines living among people that lived in filth and severe poverty. He said that when he was younger, he asked a lot of questions, most of them were “Why” questions. As he sat amongst the filth and poverty with the friends he met while on his travels, he asked the same question, “why”. Why did he have so much and they have so little? Why didn’t the governments of these countries do something about the dire circumstances of their people?
He initially started the Oaktree Foundation, a youth-run aid organization,…
Literature Review 1.
Mentoring is becoming one of the most popular social interactions in the United States today, with an estimated 3 million youth in formal one on one relationship (Rhodes & DuBois 2006, pg 254). Youth mentoring is shown to help youth, especially those at risk in terms of education, problem behavior job readiness, reduction in substance abuse or other anti -social behavior. Most mentoring is community based, in contrast to school based, and most target at risk populations…
“I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
Located at the end of County Line Road, near Alfalfa, Oregon, the large sign at the entrance served as a notice that I was entering the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. Exploring the wilderness areas in Central Oregon and absorbing the seclusion they offer is invigorating. Beyond the dirt parking lot at the trailhead a gravel road continued into the federally protected wilderness area. Designated…
When someone describes Crabbe you get the image of a
semi-alcoholic teenage boy. Who is only book smart, lives in the city and
has almost no friends. Crabbe is even mad at his teachers and parents.
Crabbe struggles with his family and friends, his wilderness and survival
skills and, he needs to mature.
Crabbe’s family and friends all have “different” relationships with
each other. Crabbe and his family don’t have a very healthy relationship.
All Crabbe and his…
beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time,’ was a famous quote by David Allen Coe, quote provided by blogger guy (2015). As the quote states, without the great consideration that goes into the construction of the foundation, it would not matter how beautiful the building is as over time the building would collapse. Foundations provide a medium for the loads to be transferred from the structure to the ground, there are many…
Metaphor and Symbolism in Langston Hughes’s
My people is one of Langston Hughes’ poems which is about working class black African American people. In this poem, he compared the beauty of nature to the beauty of his people. My people is a very short poem, built in three stanzas which consist of two lines in each stanza. This poem was written in simple language, therefore, the readers can easily understand what he is trying to convey. I believe, beneath its simple words, this poem…
The border along Mexico and the United States should be taken off because it will bring amazing things to america if we collaborate with Mexicans.
"Mexico–United States Border." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 10 June 2016.
N.D. Web. 10 June 2016
"Mexico." Economy: Facts, Population, GDP, Corruption, Business, Trade, Inflation.
“Crime in Mexico.” Wikipedia. N.p.: Wikimedia Foundation, 9 June 2016. Web. 10 June 2016.
Goo, Sara Kehaulani, and Posts. What Americans want to…
Breaking down large academies to smaller educational communities is a reform strategy to create stronger learning infrastructure for youth. In turn, these smaller educational communities provide more attention and personalization to better prepare youth for the real world. Internal changes of educational structure work in collaboration with teachers, advisors, and community advocates. Personalization programs that connect youth with adults are becoming more and more common. Mentoring…
Professor Marissa Vigneault
The Art of the Steal
Albert C. Barnes, a man with an inventive outlook and an explicit objective, built the world’s greatest collection of Post-Impressionist art. After his death, Barnes left his collection and educational institution in a trust. To break apart his trust is to break apart Barnes vision. He mapped out the future of his institution, and for a time after his death, his wishes were followed. The Barnes Foundation gained more…
The Book of Yaak by Rick Bass
I hate “The Book of Yaak”. This book should not have been written. The fault, however, does not lie with author Rick Bass. Bass’ style is clear and poetic, intermingling of his not-quite-stream-of-consciousness prose seamlessly with the scientific data and information that illustrates the dire situation for his place, the Yaak Valley of Northern Montana, and all of his fellow citizens, lynx, deer, wolves, wood thrush, owls, and grizzlies. “The Book of Yaak” is Rick…