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    “A shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn” is what Lucy, a GYPSY, and others like her envision for themselves (Urban). A GYPSY, or a Generation Y Protagonist and Special Yuppie, is a middle to upper class citizen born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. All GYPSYs believe that they will be the best in their field because they are “special.” However, reality shows that this is not the case and that hard work is required to create and sustain a successful career, not just being told over and over that they are special. Tim Urban, writer of “Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy,” expresses his ideas of why he believes Generation Y Yuppies are unhappy and what they must do to fix the problem. Urban’s use of language and visuals collectively…

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    Ellis. Ellis completely captured the life in New York during the 80s. He used specific details to capture the essence of the 80s with the partying, clothes, and gadgets used in everyday life. American Psycho is about Patrick Bateman, a businessman who lives in New York City. Bateman enjoys - like others - eating at fancy restaurants, wearing the fanciest clothes, and going out with women and his coworkers; however, unlike others in this time period, Bateman has a fascination with killing others.…

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    Pujol On Whiteness

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    otherness withers away. All in all, Pujol’s journal offers an illumining discovery on the culture of whiteness in American art and society. Nevertheless, the next case study will dive into the status of whiteness inside and outside art spaces. Lastly, Maurice Berger’s article “ Picturing Whiteness: Nikki S.Lee’s Yuppie Project” describes an art project that finds an Asian American artist infiltrating a bunch of American WASP professionals in order to uncover the invisibility of whiteness within…

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    materialistic time. This was a time where people wanted to work. They were willing to put in the work that was required in order to purchase the goods and services that they wanted for their fashionable lifestyle. Most of the people who wanted to work this much and live such a life were a part of the younger generation of the time. In addition to the younger generation’s tendencies to want to work, and work to make and spend tons of money, they also wanted to show off their wealth by dressing…

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    Happiness is a fickle thing, and for those who are a part of Generation Y it is even more so. Tim Urban, writer for the website Wait But Why, has explained why that age group tends to be less happy than people of older generations. The story is told of Lucy, a Generation Y ‘yuppie’ and her unrealistic ideas of happiness and success (Urban, 2013). Thanks to the author’s excellent use of imagery, narration and ethos, the point is made in this entertaining essay that is sure to stick with the…

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    This is shown through the rise of Generation Y and the development of the words yuccie and yuppie in Australia. Generation Y is consisting of many young adolescents born in the early 1980’s and ‘they care less about salaries, and more about flexible working, time to travel and a better work-life balance.’ (Asthana, 2008) This is perfectly demonstrated in the mindset of Emma, as she continuously works long hours for money and her parents respect. Then ultimately comes to a realisation that there…

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    It is “Camellia” the lady bug right behind everyone.” “Cappy, Snappy I am not Yuppie, and Cross Hatch Happy”, said Melody, this is a beautiful lady bug who obviously enjoys reading about origami collage projects with beautiful materials.” These children had a wonderful technique with origami; and collage book projects, as the day continued the children learned to apply themselves with great confidence. “Gladly, a great museum, this Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain said, Melody.” However,…

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    Sitcoms Then And Now

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    Sitcoms Then and Now “I’ll be there for you! ‘Cause you’re there for me too!” The opening song to Friends is the perfect beginning to the show. Friends, which was created in 1994, carries the viewer through the roller-coaster lives of 6 friends living in New York, who no matter what, are always there for each other. This is a show much more preferable to the raunchy sitcom How I Met Your Mother because it has a better theme, focal setting, and content. It is hard to believe that Friends…

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    The second part of the show, after an unusual (to say the least) dinner, the Beineke’s get stuck at the Addams’ house due to “bad weather”. As you can imagine, this makes for an interesting evening. It is truly sidesplitting to see these two worlds collide; the yuppie Beineke's trying to get along with the ethereal Addams. Naturally, Mr. Grossman’s ensemble company is absolutely top notch with seemingly everyone getting to be featured at some instance. CM vets Jon Rivera and Denise Antonelle…

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    about. Of course they cared about their son, but they cared about their reputations too and disregarded that other sports would have been better for Foer. He could have played basketball which required a lot of team building, and this would have helped foer break out of his shell and become more social. But it is a shame that Foster parent thought that basketball ‘Had the taint of the ghetto’ (Pg. 351, Paragraph 2). They could have enrolled their son into baseball, a sport that Foers father…

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