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  • College Athletes Are Underpaid

    these interactions have distanced their sense of belonging to the U.S. as professional woman’s tennis players. After playing at tournaments like Indian Wells which is a tournament located in Indian Wells, California where they were they booed and called racial slurs while the crowd cheered on a woman’s tennis player Kim Clijsters who was from Belgium to win, it makes sense that they would lose their sense of belonging to the country they play for. It would be very hard for me to claim to be a tennis player for the U.S. if my family and I are booed, called racial slurs, and threatened while the crowd is in favor of a woman who is from a completely different country. I also felt that she distanced herself again after she played in the U.S. Open finals against Sam Stosur who is from Australia on September 11, 2011. As Rankine stated “Some speculate Serena especially wants to win this Grand Slam because it is the tenth anniversary of the attack on the twin towers. It’s believed that by winning she will prove her red-blooded American patriotism and will once and for all become beloved by the tennis world. All the boos, the criticisms that she has made ugly the game of tennis – through her looks as well as her behavior- that entire cluster of betrayals will be wiped clean with this win”. She however did not win that day against Sam Stosur which gave her even more ammunition to distance herself in the sense of belonging to the U.S. as a citizen. This is a cartoon of Serena…

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  • Best Tennis Player

    come. Grand Slam titles There are four Grand Slams over the year: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. They have the most value of all the tennis tournaments when it comes to points and prizes, therefore having the biggest difficulty. The number of Grand Slam titles a player has determines their position in tennis…

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  • How To Play Tennis

    All it took for my friends to lure me into tennis was to suggest that I join the team with them sophomore year. At first it started out as something to do with my friends, but soon became a hobby and passion of mine as I learned more about the game. Tennis is a sport that involves two players hitting a ball back and forth across a net to each other using a racquet. It may sound simple, but decades have passed since the game was created and has given people time to turn the game into a highly…

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  • Reading The Catsuit: Serena Williams And The Game Changer In Tennis

    I have decided to write a response paper to Jamie Schultz’s: “Reading the Catsuit: Serena Williams and the Production of Blackness at the 2002 U.S. Open.” I really enjoyed reading her journal and all the opinions regarding Serena William’s infamous catsuit. Although there are some negative opinions regarding Williams’ choice of outfit and the way she presents herself, but she has challenged the normative white identity in women’s tennis. She has pushed the boundaries not only in tennis, but also…

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  • Analysis Of Gatorade

    The emotion that is felt within this commercial is nostalgia. That element is shown through the children’s version of these athletes. In the commercial the children have big dreams and high expectations. This is shown within the adult version of these athletes. We were all children once, where we dreamed big and tried hard. In the commercial it shows that dreams are timeless. When most of us were young we all push ourselves to become greater. We all have an inner child within us from our past…

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  • Persecuted Brothers And Sisters Essay

    encouraged when they find out that their brothers and sisters in different places in the world care about their plight. For instance, Susan, a 13 years old persecuted Christians was very grateful for the funds provided by the Voice of Martyrs organization for her medical bills and travel to hospital. According to Voice of Martyrs (2017), part of Susan’s response for the help was, “Thank you so much for looking after my life. Your money and prayers are so good to me. Please continue praying for…

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  • Three Words To Describe Myself Essay

    comfortable with yourself.” As a person who struggles with depression and low self-esteem, I find this quote to be very easy to relate to. With this mindset, it can be difficult to have a positive outlook not only on life, but on myself. This essay gives me a chance to explore the parts of myself that I am proud of and examine the people and events that have shaped me. Three words I would use to describe myself are logical, open-minded, and responsible. Everyone is logical to some degree, but…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Why Guns Should Be Banned?

    Guns should be banned because they are too violent, without them the world would be more peaceful, and crime rates would decrease. This society gun is the best thing for us to have in this world to protect yourself from someone harm us, and our family as well. Have you wondering if the guns were banned we wouldn’t worry about people threaten us and stealing our stuff from our house because they don’t have power to harmed people, without weapon they become weaker also less violence and less…

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  • The Importance Of Subscription Services

    This is caused by the prices of these materials and the need for institutions to be selective about the content they purchase, due to budget constraints. Kenneth Goldsmith, in his essay “If it Doesn’t Exist on the Internet, It Doesn’t Exist,” bemoans the lack of quality material available to those who need it. He tells the story of how one of the readers of Ubuweb, his open-access website, was surprised at the difference between the amount and quality of the content in her library (which is in a…

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  • Arnold Palmer Research Paper

    was small and no one really even knew about it. Then Arnold Palmer became eligible and when he played in 1980, the Tour became more popular. When the 1980 U.S. Senior Open came around he has won every tournament so far, but he couldn’t play because…

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