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    These readings related closely with the episode of This American Life because they all focus on what contributions affect a student, and a school. Reading 35 specifically relates to the podcast episode because they both talk about school integration of minority students into a majority white school/school district. In reading 35, Holland speaks about the cultural conceptions of may influence perceptions of African American males and females. Therefore, African American males may have to contend with stereotypes that paint them as violent and aggressive. In the podcast, one of the parents largest concerns about the students coming from Normandy school district, is that those students are violent, and that the schools will then need metal detectors,…

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    exchange information with their friends and relatives, there are people that use this platform to hurt and disturb people’s emotions. In “If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS,” This American Life Podcast. Ira Glass, a public radio personality, discusses a social problem that has to be related to trolls, which are defined as “The Internet troll hides behind his computer screen, and actively goes out of his way to cause trouble on the Internet.” (Moreau, Elise, 2016). In this…

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    "With great power comes great responsibility." Probably one of the most notorious line in the blockbuster movie, Spider-Man. In This American Life, "Episode 318: With Great Power" Ira Glass tells the story of his two friends who had this incredible power to change the life of people. The power to save someone from pain and suffering. Ira tells these stories through the different perspectives of Alex Kotlowitz and Shalom Auslander. In the beginning of this interview the story centered around…

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    Born and raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles, my perception of going to college was narrow. In my community, college was viewed as an option as opposed to the next step in life. Most students who graduated from my high school either began working or started a family. College was not viewed as a necessity and instead, was seen as a privilege, or a luxury. Students from my area were not encouraged to go to college and in most cases, lacked the knowledge,financial, and emotional support…

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    This month I listened to an episode of the radio show This American Life titles “Something Only I Can See.” It focuses on how often times one will feel they are the only ones who can see something. As a teenager I occasionally will come across this problem. Often times, I will have a friend that becomes involved with a new romantic partner. I may immediately recognize this new person to be a degenerate with, at best, questionable motivation, but my friend may be blind to this. Getting my friend…

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    college, I had incredibly high hopes for how I thought things were going to pan out during my college career. Socially, I thought I was going to make this huge group of amazing friends who would never leave my side, and they would be the truest friends that I could ever imagine meeting. While I do see some of my friendships going that way, some of the friends that I met at the beginning of the year turned out to be the kind of friends that I wasn’t interested in keeping. I also thought coming…

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    This Boy’s Life is a memoir written by Tobias Wolff. It describes his childhood, like how he changed his name to Jack. When Jack was young he often changed households until they finally ended up with Dwight. This might have an effect on his morality, or at least his morality as a child. Throughout the novel Jack acts like an egoist as his actions are done to benefit himself in some way. Jack is still fighting Arthur even after rolling down the hill that led to the bank they are currently…

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    113 issue 9/10. Pg. 80-81. Co-Lin. February 23, 2017. Lang, George. “S.E. Hinton Recalls ‘The Outsiders’ 45 Years Later – E-book Due in Spring 2013.” NewsOKBlog May 10, 2012. Web. May 15, 2017. Malone, Michael. “Tough Puppies.” The Nation March 8, 1986. Pg. 276-280. Co-Lin. April 10, 2017. Smith, Dinitia. “An Outsider, Out of the Shadows.” New York Times September 7, 20005. Web. February 28, 2017. Tensley, Brandon. “The Enduring Fascination of S. E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders.’” PS Mag. April 26,…

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    exist; the implications and utilizations of words like "great," "wickedness," "just," and "uncalled for" start to combine and the contrasts between these perfect inverses get to be distinctly indistinct. To make due in Auschwitz required a cleansing of one 's confidence and human respect. Introduction to ceaseless dehumanization definitely drives one to be dehumanized, constraining one to fall back on mental, physical, and social adjustment keeping in mind the end goal to hold one 's life and…

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    The theme that stood out to me this week was that of community and community connections. In this commentary I will first I will talk about the hindrances that face teachers that are not native to small town communities. I will also address the problems of partnering with colleges and universities while being in a rural setting. Last I will address the idea of sharing personal histories helping student connect to each other through their similarities and differences. This week’s topic of…

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