Over the course of the past four years I have witnessed an inexplicable and inexcusable lack of manners when eating among my friend group: Nicola nibbling her chocolate bar layer by layer; Emma peeling her grapes. Holly has been known to take the top bun off of her chicken burger and draw a picture with tomato ketchup. Though artistic, I would look away in embarrassment and disgust. Olivia munches her sandwich fairly normally, but upon further inspection I notice that it is still touching her lips, though her mouth is closed and she is chewing. Revolting. I ask myself, do these people have no manners? Where in past generations, simple etiquette was instilled in each and every child, it seems that is simply not the case today. And not just table manners. Too many times have I seen someone fail to hold the door open, or give up their seat on the bus to someone who clearly needs it more. Yet in an increasingly impolite society I strongly believe that such basic etiquette should not be forgotten.
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Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is to see whether or not alkaseltzer tablets have an effect on the boiling point of 100 mL of water. The control is just water, the variable groups are 100 mL of water with one tablet, and 100 mL of water with two tablets.
After descending into Pet Peeve Hell with my good friend and well trusted mentor Sheb, who agreed to guide me, we traversed the land until stumbling upon the gates of hell. Engraved above the gates, a message read, "Your trail ends here and your journey has just begun". This unsettled us a bit,and after passing Limbo of Pet Peeve Hell, Sheb and I proceeded through the gates of hell where we would here screams and yells, and sneezes and meet the first sinners of the first circle.
The “Hate List” by Jennifer Brown is a book about a girl named Valerie Leftman who returns back to Garvin High School, after her boyfriend Nick Levil opened fire on their school cafeteria. Valerie and Nick had made a hate list earlier, which helped Nick pick his targets. Valerie feels much guilt when she returns and has to face many obstacles. Her life has shifted after the incident. Valerie must face complications with her family, old friends, and the girl whose life she saved. Can Valerie survive her senior year of High School and let go of the past?
The tongue is a needed part to the body which has many functions. The tongue is used to taste scrumptious foods which we crave, and more importantly, is used to form words. These words however, can be used for good, or for bad. Each and every word that is whispered, uttered, spoken or yelled from a mouth, will either be accepted, or hated. The words that are hated are taught to be put on a leash, but “Wild tongues can’t be tamed, they can only be cut out.”(374) In Gloria Anzaldúa’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, Ms. Anzaldúa states the quote above. Although bold, I agree and disagree with this quote at the same time. I agree that wild tongues cannot be tamed, but I disagree that wild tongues can only be cut out. I believe once a tongue utters it’s first words, there is no way to limit what comes out.
People tend to base characteristics of people pretty quickly; likewise, their personalities. Most people base their opinions on stereotypes. Reginald Rose and his play “12 Angry Men” demonstrate how people are quick to judge other people based on looks. In the movie all twelve jurors must decide if a young boy is guilty or innocent. At the beginning of the movie/play-write, only one juror, juror eight, decides the boy is innocent. Based on the evidence gathered from the case everyone agrees the boy is innocent except one man, juror three. He eventually breaks down and consequently tells the truth. The viewers can tell that this movie/play is full of emotions. Each of these emotions can be described as something more than what comes to the eye.
I am a student in your school and I am writing to you about the ban on chewing gum in school. I think the rule that students shouldn’t chew gum in class needs to be uplifted. There are many advantages to chewing gum in class. Chewing gum can increase focus, make students more relaxed, and reduces bad breadth. Chewing gum and can also help students to fight hunger. I will write about these advantages in my letter.
Have you ever talked to someone and you just can't pay attention to what they're saying because of their bad breath? Well, schools around the country are banning gum, so now most children and teenagers can’t chew a refreshing piece of gum to fix their breath. You could be suffering the next time you talk to one of your friends. Students should be allowed to chew gum in school because it helps you stay focused, improve concentration, and increases oral and physical health.
My pet peeve is when people chew with their mouths open. I feel like they cannot understand how loud they chew. I know some people are unable to chew their mouths closed because they are too young or due to a disability. I hate it when people chew just to make me angry. I have always been told to chew with my mouth closed. I just have to accept that some people will never chew with their mouths closed.
A common debate of the classroom is whether students could chew gum in class. As it turns out, research shows that chewing gum has many positive effects. Students should chew gum because of all the positive benefits. Some benefits of chewing gum are calmed appetites and more concentration. Chewing gum also releases stress. From calming your appetite, to concentrating more, to releasing stress, there are many positive reasons for students to chew gum in class.
Students should be allowed to chew gum in school because it improves education with students, helps students focus, and chewing gum helps with oral hygiene. There are many downfalls to chewing gum in schools, but there are a lot of positives to chewing the flavorful treat and chewing gum can be a positive thing.
From our previous film showing, High Noon, we got a taste of how the Western genre portrayed Chicano/a characters. The late 1970’s saw a decline of the western, and “with the decline of the filmic western came the rise of the urban violence film” (Cortés 134). The 1980’s and 90’s saw film after film released portraying gang violence, and the Latino gang film was a “natural crossroads for sex, violence, and ethnicity” (Cortés 135). Some see these Latino gang members “as updated, modern variants of the Mexican bandit type” (Treviño).
Social concerns undergo metamorphosis in their portrayal, according to the composers various contextual influences. ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ was a play written by Shakespeare in the Elizabethan era where men were considered to be superior to women. This patriarchal society heavily influenced Shakespeare’s play, as it reflected the traditional values of the Elizabethan era. In contrast, the 20th century had drastically changed, with the first and second waves of feminism, which helped to remove inequalities and gender expectations. However Junger, the director of ‘10 Thing I Hate About You’ has kept the basis of the film based on Shakespeare’s play.
The Hate You Give written by Angie Thomas was inspired by a lifetime of events, but the death of Oscar Grant was what prompted Thomas to write her novel. Thomas lived in a poor, black community in Jackson, Mississippi, and was exposed to and witnessed violence on several occasions throughout her young life. She first heard the news of the death of Grant while she was attending a predominantly white university in Jackson where many students made assumptions that Grant was automatically at fault or involved with gangs or drugs. From this event, Thomas realized that the world needed to hear what she had to say in The Hate You Give. Grant 's death by police wasn 't the first nor the last that lead to a community uprising. Since then numerous other