All throughout history, all kinds of people have made a difference in this world. The marks they have left and the changes they have made are extraordinary. However, countless amounts of people’s efforts and hard work are not acknowledged due to the color of their skin. Black history month is an opportunity to celebrate those who have not let discrimination and racism stop them from changing the world.
The internal stakeholders in the Sandusky scandal would include Penn State University faculty, Penn State football coaches, and Penn State football players. Crandall, W., Parnell, J. & Spillan, J. (2013), explained how these internal stakeholders were affected. Four members of the faculty were either fired or forced out because of the scandal. Legendary football coach Joe Paterno was one of those who was fired, which shook up the coaching staff. The football players were unfairly penalized by the sanctions that were placed on the team. Most of these young men had their dreams of playing for a national championship squashed by the actions of others.
In W.P. Kinsella’s novel, Shoeless Joe, Kinsella developed his story on the famous baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson and the famous Black Sox Scandal. Kinsella used many literary devices throughout the story. The main literary device used is, imagery. In the novel, Kinsella uses imagery to enhance the reader's experience. There are three prominent imagery scenes in this novel. The protagonists (Ray Kinsella) wife describes a man with a baseball cap and an old fashioned hat, who really was Shoeless Joe. Another imagery scene was, Shoeless Joe approached Ray and asked if he could return to the field, Ray agreed and could see a new players appear from the 1919 Chicago White Sox roster. Lastly at Boston Red Sox game, Salinger (J.D Salinger,
He does a commendable job of avoiding prejudicial tropes of the era and does not demonize the drugs themselves, noting that the drug “was neither diabolical nor divine” (63). By outlining the physical, psychological, and social effects of addiction, Stevenson presents a realistic portrayal of this problem without demonizing the person suffering from addiction, and in couching as a metaphor he successfully avoids exploiting addicts as well. The narrative, especially at the time of its publication, was suspenseful, terrifying, and enthralling, and though these elements may not have aged well as the work seems rather tame by today’s standards, the story of addiction has only increased in
In Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger appeals to his audience’s sense of emotions in order to persuade his readers that the obsession with high school football negatively affects everyone’s future in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger relies on emotional appeals by employing devices and techniques to present individuals’ personal stories and experiences. His searing portrayal of Odessa, and its Permian High School football team, exposes the side of sports that severely impacts the people living in this society. Bissinger shows the long term consequences of this delusion on the people who are directly and indirectly associated with Permian football. This demonstrate how detrimental the burdens are for the children, which touches the reader’s heart.
Tony Nathan grew up in Alabama where he loved to play sports. When he was in high school he tried to quit the football time. However, Tony’s mother Louise Nathan did not let him and took him straight to the head coach and asked for Tony’s spot back. He was accepted back where he played at safety. But one game changed that; he went from hardly playing to in on every offensive snap.
Skin color doesn't define if one race is superior to other races. Jesse Owens was a participant in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was among the few African Americans who represented America. Even though all the odds were stacked against him, because of his color skin, he still went to Berlin to compete. Owens father, Henry Cleveland, was a sharecropper. Mary Emma Fitzgerald, Owen's mom, took care of him. Jesse Owen took a stand against racism at home and abroad through his defiant performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.
When we reflect on our life, we create a metaphorical puzzle. These puzzle pieces represent all of the small decisions we made. Inside of those decisions, also consists of other people and how they influenced our upbringings. When this puzzle is put together, all of these decisions create one big picture. Specifically, Wes Moore’s “puzzle” is more unfinished than most people 's, these pieces may not fit very well with other pieces, and they may never will. We may never know why Wes made some of the decisions he did, but there is one large section of the puzzle that is mostly together–this would be Wes Moore’s influence from drug abuse. The idea of drug abuse is frowned upon by other people.
From single-legs and double-legs to showing ankle picks, those are some of the things that Jeff Voss has taught in his career as a wrestling coach at West Delaware which makes him a hero. His commitment to being a wrestling coach has developed a massive amount of talent to develop the knowledge of high school wrestlers. As a Coach, Voss has proven to show how he takes responsibility for his wrestlers on and off the mat all year round. His devotion to coaching has truly made him a hero.
Pat Tillman, an NFL superstar who gave it all up to defend our country, embodied the American dream and more. Worked hard on and off the field he earned a comfortable life for him and his family. He not only achieved the American dream, but also gave the ultimate sacrifice of any American – his life. Because of his importance, Sports Illustrated created two different magazine covers to illustrate Pat Tillman's death.
Addiction is a condition in which a person is compelled to continue an act even if it interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. Life with addiction can become overwhelming and even stressful because there is such a need for a specific item. Addictions cause harm, abuse, fatality, behavioral problems such as, aggressiveness, loss of self-control and paranoia. In “Sonny’s Blues” we see a different type of addiction than what we see in “A River Runs Through It.” In “Sonny’s Blues” Sonny was addicted to heroine, a drug that triggers a release of dopamine into the brain. In the story “A River Runs Through It” Paul was caught in the wrath of alcohol and gambling. Addiction overtakes Paul’s life in “A River Runs Through It” by excessive drinking
As DeArment elaborates, during the 1870s and the beginning of the 1880s some of the most popular gunfighters came into Dodge City, one of them being Wyatt Earp (33). When Rebein declares that Wyatt was the best at what he did, he explained that he gained this title at his previous positions in other towns acting as a peace officer, in his book (79). The Wyatt Earp heard of today has been manipulated with different views of our history. According to Carter, “Exaggerated and belittled, twisted by fiction and sometimes lost in legend, Wyatt Earp’s character and career have been variously represented. While he may not always have acted with the noblest of motives, he was nonetheless the prototype of the Western lawman” (67). Wyatt’s talent caused
This is a summary taken from “Saying Yes” by Jacob Sullum; Chapter 8; “Body and Soul”. An ever-present theme in Sullum’s book is what he calls “voodoo pharmacology”—the idea, promoted in large part by the government, that certain drugs have the power to hijack people and enslave them in an inescapable prison of craving and compulsion. Sullum seeks to show that this idea is a myth, that only a tiny percentage of illegal-drug users become addicts, whereas the vast majority of people who use illegal drugs live normal, productive, loving lives. The book is filled with valuable insights derived from deconstructing government statistics about drugs and drug use. Sullum shows how even the most vilified drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, are
“I just wish I was like Jesse Owens, Papa”(60). Rudy, an aspiring runner, lives in Nazi Germany. He has big blue eyes and bright blonde hair anyone that did not have these attributes were looked at as if they were not “pure bred” German. Wanting to be anything else but pure bred German either took not knowing any better or being incredibly brave in this case Rudy Steiner is both. Markus Zusak author of ,The Book Thief characterization of Rudy Steiner conveys great bravery and development through his words, actions, and actions as a developed