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    Fox River Case Study

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    Through going up in Green Bay and De Pere, Wisconsin, there has always been a topic that has continuously appeared and disappeared. That is the condition of the Fox River, throughout my childhood I was never able to fully use the river to swim or fish within. That is because of the dangerously high levels of pollution that are within the water. The river has been found to have 209 chemicals found in a study by Sharon A. Fitzgerald and Jeffrey J. Steuer. Throughout my studies, I have found great effort to restore the river to the conditions it had been before the comings of the paper mills. Through the studies and and reports by Kristin Sewell, Alyssa Offutt, Millaine Wells, Eric Heisig, Eric Peterson, Nuria Ribas-Fito, and other documents from departments within the federal government. The purpose of explaining the Fox River’s Pollution is to show the history of the river, and explain how awareness can be used to create action in society. The Fox River is a great examples how in 60 years so much can be changed, but also be misperceived by the community around the Fox River. Through my research, I have developed a way to relate the Fox River to two of my signature questions that I have studied at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Which will be explained by relating the history of the Fox River and how the pollution has affected the community around the river for the last 60 years, and how it connects with what I have learned at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The…

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    Should Dams be Removed? Dams in the United States play very important roles in controlling the waterways and for transportation purposes, but is the destruction of the rivers and surrounding land worth it? Many of these dams do more harm than good to the rivers, and hundreds of dams in the United States are no longer even in use. Not only are they damaging the rivers, but these unused dams are also no longer providing any benefits for rivers or for human use. These unused dams should be…

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    The Cistercian monks, founded in 1098, the time when the watermill became popular in western Europe. When St. Bernard was on the order, in early twelfth century, he worked for the social freedom. Using watermill, they provided financial independence. In fact, they reached the finest technology of water-power and agricultural technology in next 50 years. The monasteries were built on the man made canals, the running water powering many different fields, from drinking water to sewage. In the…

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    Hamptons Research Paper

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    I go to Breezing Up, Vineyard Vines, and other pop ups shops that are open in the summer. I buy new summer clothes for the season and take advantage of the sales. I usually work in the summers at Juice Press, a juice bar in town, to make money and drink my favorite juice. I go to the movie theaters at night and get dinner in town with friends. Rumba is my favorite place in the Hamptons because it has a Caribbean vibe. It’s known for having the best cheeseburger in town. Also, I go to Suki Zuki…

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    Industrial Age Inventions

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    way we live today. These inventions improved life in a variety of ways, making manufacturing processes and daily life more efficient and easier. In my opinion, the most important inventions was the water frame, steam engine, and the assembly line. Firstly, an important invention of the industrial revolution was the water frame. The water frame was invented by Richard Arkwright. This man was called the “Father of the Industrial Revolution.” Arkwright was called this because he was the first…

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    the carruca was made from iron, the carruca was pulled along the fields using six to eight horses and would successfully turn over heavy soils and allow them to drain. (Spielvogel, 241) Not only did the carruca play and advantageous role in agriculture, but it also led to the cooperation of agricultural villages. Since iron was expensive, the plow had to be purchased by the entire village and since most families could not afford purchasing a large number of animals the horse and oxen were also…

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    its improvement. While the Middle Ages are known as the “Dark Ages”, the “Dark Ages” were not really dark as it was during this time that economy in Europe developed and prospered, laws were established, and universities were created. During the Dark Ages the economy of Europe prospered, land tripled, and food supply expanded. Europeans re-settled grounds that had been abandoned by the ninth and tenth century intrusions. It also opened up incipient grounds for agriculture. Other than this…

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    and began to make up a “growing professional class that further defied categorization”(Cole and Symes 246). It was an honor to be a student and to be able to learn, people would do almost anything for it. In the poem, “A Wandering Student’s Petition” a student begs for charity, in the name of learning. He says, “Literature and knowledge I fain would still be earning, Were it not that want of pelf (money) makes me cease from learning”(Lualdi 217). This devotion to gaining the necessary skills to…

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    Dams used to be watermills to harvest energy from. Water wheels were difficult to distribute energy for long distances (“Water power,” 1998). Wind mills we only used to grind grains in the past. In today’s era, they have been repurposed to help as an alternate source of clean energy which has now been renamed as wind turbines. Solar power is not new technology and can be dated back to the seventh century B.C. when they used magnify glasses to make fires and burn ants. In today’s time period, we…

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    There are many things in my world that make me happy and many things that I like to do.  I like to spend time with all of my friends in the city, where I live.  We often play games, cards, play music, or just watch movies.  Sometimes we ride bicycles or skateboard.  I like to see live music and go to festivals in the city.  For work, I build windmills and watermills in beautiful places all across America.  I get to travel quite a bit for work and I enjoy that. …

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