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    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre In the 1920s and early 1930s, a new Constitutional Amendment, the 18th Amendment Act was ratified. The new amendment banned the manufacture, production, and distribution of alcoholic beverages. The so called Prohibition Act was supposed to improve society, considering that alcohol was said to be a threat to the integrity of the most vital institutions, especially the institution of the family (“Prohibition” 1). Unfortunately, this act which was intended to improve our society, only led to violence and the growth of organized crime. In fact, it eventually led to the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre, one of the worst examples of the failures of Prohibition. By the late 1920s, the idea of limiting or forbidding…

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    It was 8 PM on a Friday evening. It was foggier than usual, but it was still a very nice night. Today was valentines day and I was taking a cab home from the airport where I work to my house in Brooklyn. A majority of my friends got the day off today but unfortunately not myself. Valentines day is one of my favourite times of the year and it was very disappointing that I could not get the day off. Valentines day is bittersweet for me. I met the love of my life a few years ago on this day. His…

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    Gabbe Alternate Ending

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    his jacket before walking with Roland down the stairs. By the time Daniel and Roland slid into the auditorium, there were no seats left and they were forced to sit on the stone flooring. Daniel didn't bother to look up at the crowd behind him – In fact, he was scared to. Would Cam have Luce snuggled into his side as they watched the movie? Would they be holding hands and whispering to each other? Would they be kissing as if no one else was there. Daniel pursed his lips and tried to pay…

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    Bently Bear Short Story

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    Everyone loved Bently, but one... Bruno the Bunny. Bruno was a mean, annoying, and selfish bunny. Bruno never liked Bently and he never seemed to have a reason. He would trip Bruno in the halls and kick the soccer balls at him during recess. But why was Bruno so mean to Bently? One day, Bently was super excited for school. It was Valentine's Day! He had gotten up early to make his valentines for all his friends. On each card he wrote a name and chattered "This one is for Marvin," "this…

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    Love Maybe Book Report

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    Jillian and Claire in the candy shop she works in, called Jan The Candy Man, and she is stocking up the truffle pyramids while Jillian talks to her about Valentine's day, which happens to be Piper’s birthday. Jillian is trying to convince Piper to help her make a plan for Valentine’s day. My story is told by Piper, the main character, and is in the point of view of the first person. An example from the book would be; ‘I shrug. “I just don’t see the point. It’s not like it’s required.”’ I know…

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    Valentine's Day Analysis

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    Jessica McCann Central Ohio Technical College Composition II 6-1-1012 “Nick! I am tired of being the only girl in this apartment AND not to mention, I am the only single one!” (New Girl). From this quote, you can clearly see that Jess Day, in the new Fox television show, New Girl, is the only girl living with 3 other men in a loft in downtown New York. Gender roles in a television show can add humor, obvious contrast between characters, and depth. In the episode, Valentine’s Day,…

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    Impact Of Valentine's Day

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    ABSTRACT Valentine’s Day celebration in India has been much debated and covered by the media in the last couple of years. In the year 2009, far right Hindu activist from Sri Ram Sena to Bajrang Dal were involved in beating up unmarried couples and blackening their faces, as mark of shame for celebrating Valentine’s Day. They claimed that the festival was a “western practice” and promotes “lust not love”. Following this other Anti- Valentine’s Day groups also expressed their views and this led to…

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    Pictured above: Two guns used in the 1929 Massacre/Courtesy The Mob Museum CULTUREIFY On February 14, 1929, a day that was anything but sweet hearts amidst a bed of roses, the St. Valentines Day Massacre unfolded as five rivals of gangster Al Capone and two wannabes were gunned down in a garage on the North Side of Chicago, IL. The day’s events are, arguably, the most publicized and talked about mob event in history. The sole purpose of the killings was the elimination of George “Bugs” Moran,…

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    It was a cold and rainy night before Valentine’s Day. Everyone was getting ready to go to bed, waiting for an excited upcoming day, but not everything turned out to be as expected. It was around three in the morning and Mom started yelling and screaming. They thought something might’ve happened to her baby, since, her baby was due till March 21st. Dad took her to the hospital immediately, however, the doctors said the pain was going to go away in a matter of time. After five hours of waiting,…

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    Valentine’s Day Gifting Ideas “Love is in the air” — It signifies that love is out and about as if people were just letting out love with their breaths. When love is in the air, it explains that people believe it is more probable that they will find love or be loved. Valentine’day is notable for an ‘exceedingly romantic day of the year’. And most of us utilize it as a lucky chance to display affection for our loved ones with greeting cards, flowers or chocolates. If you question most of the…

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