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    It’s used as a backdrop, or a general idea for the musical itself. It’s used at the beginning to introduce, and at the end to wrap it up. The song chorus says, “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?… Measure in love… seasons of love.” This is the number of minutes in a year. It questions how can we assess the value of a year in our lives. The answer the song gives is to, “measure in love.” Love is a big theme in the musical. Love is free in Rent between straight and gay couples alike, and the sick and addicted. This song was so important not only to spreading the message of love in the musical, but elsewhere to. It is used at many youth Christian events, as well as for AIDS awareness and World AIDS…

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    the type of people that you ran into at a rare trip to Whole Foods, who won’t stop bragging about their claimed astute morality due to their ever exclusive new dieting habits. It seemed like nothing but the latest new trend among higher-class suburbans who could afford to buy expensive vegetables such as kale in the first place. But the more I actually learn about being vegan the more I came to find that there really were vegans out there who chose to be vegan not for the trend, but because of…

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    World Hunger In Society

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    World hunger is one serious issue in society. World hunger causes many deaths and hunger related illnesses every year. Hunger can have certain affects on different countries, families, and young children. Hunger is one problem that society does not have a solution for. World hunger is caused by poverty, war, and lack of resources. Anup Shah states, “Almost half of the world’s population lives in poverty” (Poverty Facts and Stats). People who live in poverty suffer economically due to low…

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    Hunger In Ethiopia

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    on all sides, since 1993, when Eritrea gained its independence and Ethiopia lost its coastline (The World FactBook). In addition to having no easy route to any other countries for trade, Ethiopia also has poor irrigation due to its lack of a coast, which severely hurts the agricultural sector of Ethiopia. This is a huge factor because agriculture accounts for 95% of Ethiopia’s exports, and 40% of its GDP (The World FactBook). The whole Horn of Africa has been experiencing a drought…

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    Have you ever thought about what it’s like to not have food or what it’s like to be hungry? We may think that most of us do not have to worry about being hungry every day, but in reality there are billions of people who are hungry. It is sad to think about all of those people who don’t make it through the night because of hunger. Some don’t have the energy to talk nor walk. What does hunger really mean? Hunger is a term which has four meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary (1971).…

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    Around this time of year, people in all parts of the world have celebrated the Celtic festival known as Halloween. The reason I chose this topic was my fascination of the holiday, dressing up as the supernatural, carving Jack-o-Lanterns, and trick or treating. I have always wondered how Halloween became such became such a popular holiday. The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the pre-Christian festival of the dead, also known as Samhain. This ties to the theme of Religion since it was…

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    Justin Phan Mr. Miranda IB MYP English 24 November 2015 Outline For many years, food shortages have become one of the leading problems in many countries. According to the “State of Food Security in the World,” the country with the least amount of nourished people is India. 190.7 million people in India have not been fed, making 10.6% of its population undernourished. Food Organizations that have been helping every country around the world should focus on the countries that have the most amount…

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    An Hankering for Food Everyday nearly 795 million people go hungry, that is about one in nine people worldwide. Even though enough food is produced across the world to feed the estimated 7.4 billion population, people are still going to bed hungry. As the population of Earth reaches approximately 9 billion people by 2050 the question of feeding 9 billion arises. If 795 million people go malnourished everyday feeding 9 billion will be a tough task. One solution is Increased research into…

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    The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), is a very important holiday celebrated in Mexico. The purpose of the holiday is to gather family and friends to remember members who have died. We celebrate on November 1st and November 2nd where the children eat first and then adults eat the second day. Some traditions that mexicans do for the day of the dead is build altars, marigolds, favorite food, and also visiting graves. We honor our deceased ancestors by cooking their favorite food and…

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    Halloween is celebrated in many ways and for many reasons all around the world. Halloween is also addressed in many different ways, such as All Saints Day, All Hallows Eve, and even the Day of the Dead. One of Halloween’s origins dates back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain. Two-thousand years ago the Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st, which was the end of summer, but the beginning of winter. The Celts believed that on New Year’s Eve, the separation between the worlds of the living…

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