Iowa Essays

  • Personal Narrative-The Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament

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    Dreams 16,000 people, 3 mats, 2 wrestlers, do you know what this great venue is? The Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament Finals. I have been dreaming of this opportunity since I was a little kid. But as you may know, you do not just get handed these opportunities. You have to work for them. Once the season started I knew what I had to do to get my chance to win a state title. I started the season off, being ranked first at my weight class which was 106 lbs. That was a huge confidence booster

  • Leon Festinger's Social Comparison Theory Essay

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    a critic child (Gazzaniga, 2006). While in New York City, he attended Boys ' High School and then City College. He received his master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa State University. Originally, Festinger had no interest in social psychology and his focus was on child behavior (Schachter, 1994). While Festinger was at Iowa

  • Steve King Speech

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    serves the purpose to shed light on the people who represent Iowa on our behalf and their duties. Each state has two senators. Iowa’s senators are Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. Both of Iowa’s senators are of the Republican party, similar to all but one of our house members. Iowa has four members in the U.S House of Representatives, each member represents one of the four districts in Iowa. My district representative is Steve King(Iowa). Steve King is a hardworking man who understands the struggles

  • Princess Of Iowa

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    The book that I chose to read for the first quarter is called “The Princess of Iowa”. This book was written by M. Molly Backes. I was really excited to read this book because it mentioned Iowa on the front cover. This book is about a teenage girl named Paige who is from Iowa. She is very popular and her life seems to be perfect. That all changes, when one day, she gets in a crash and her friends begin to treat her like an outsider. All of the sudden, her dreams of becoming homecoming queen change

  • Old Man In The Raven

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    In the poem, The Raven, written by Edgar Allan Poe, there is an old man. The old man is very sad and depressed because the love of his life, Lenore, has died. It is midnight in December and there is a terrible rainstorm outside. There is a melancholic feeling because of the storm and also because of how depressed the man is. He is sitting all alone in a room reading and all of a sudden, he hears a knocking at his door. He thought that it was a visitor so he opens the door and no one is there so he

  • Personal Narrative: Five Little Monkeys Jumping On A Bed

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    My pretty scar How many of you remember reading Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed? That reminds me what happened to me when I was preschool age. My experience was a little bit different, and most of the components as the story. This whole accident led to my hospital visit while I was passed out. That hospital visit gave me a scar near my eye and under my eyebrow. It feels like I just came out of the hospital. My grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, 2 brothers, and I decided to go down to my uncle

  • Community Identity

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    Grand Mound and Davenport are two places with a strong sense of community identity. Community identity refers to how people define themselves by social interactions, values, religion, and other norms among their neighbors. In today’s age, fitting in appears to be an escalating desire, and keeping up with the Joneses is a modern developed habit in which residents keep the same appearances as their neighbors. This is typically noticeable in higher income neighborhoods, as wealthier people have the

  • Value Of Multicultural Education

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    According to Tylor (1871), culture is a complex of a whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, moral, law, custom, and other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member in a certain society. There is an extended definition of culture defined by other individuals. According to Scarborough (1998), culture is a set of values and attitudes shared by a group that sets standards for the acceptance and successful participation in a certain group. Actually there is no exact definition of culture

  • My Piano Autobiography

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    I was born in Japan and lived there for nineteen years before moving to the United States two years ago for study abroad. I have played the piano since I was three years old because my thought it would help with school grades as well as social activity. I did not like practicing piano, but my mother was strict, and made me practice almost three hours every day. When I could not play properly, my father and brother complained about the noise. I do not know if practicing the piano affected my school

  • Personal Narrative: My Perception Of The Emergency Room

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    you doing this to yourself? Just quit already.” These thoughts perverted my mind as my feet landed one after the other on the treadmill. One mile down, four more to go. I would never have imagined myself running on that treadmill my freshman year at Iowa. I had a BMI of 37 going into my freshman year of college and my physician warned me numerous times to change my lifestyle. I dismissed their warnings with youthful ignorance. However, there I was laboring away on that treadmill, with only one response

  • Cutting Veishea Argumentative Essay

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    2017 students across the Iowa State campus awoke to an email from their President Steven Leath to find he has announced his resignation and accepted a new position at the University of Auburn. Now it’s out with the old and in with the new. Some of the traditions at ISU will be gone forever. In the meantime, ISU students will be vigilant as the search for a new president begins. Cyclone students look back on the legacy he left behind and reflect on his tenure here at Iowa State. VEISHEA, a long-standing

  • Personal Best Leadership Experience Essay

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    My personal best leadership experience is one of the most joyful parts of my life as a young man. I love football and it was in the game of football that I got my best leadership experience, being the captain of a football team I played in. The football team was a junior team of a popular football team in Abuja. It is (put football team name) in this team I started out as a substitute for the first team. Making cameo appearances from the bench was not a joy for a football player. At a point I taught

  • Iowa State Concert Essay

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    I attended a few Iowa State concerts this past semester but my favorite one that I attended was the last one I went to. On December 6, I went to the 60th Annual Holiday Festival of Music put on by the Department of Music & Theatre. It was my favorite in part because of the overall theme. I love Holiday music and it was interesting to hear Iowa State students singing familiar songs I had song previously in my high school days. The first group to preform was amazing, as was all of the other groups

  • Contemporary Teachers Role

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    Introduction In education, professionalism is getting more important. The importance of contemporary teacher role is demanding in the societies. Hargreaves (2000) explained that the four ages of professionalism and it should be the quality and standards of practice. Teaching is the only way to change the societies that teacher should help students to develop on the right track (Morris, 2008). Beforehand, Miss Wong, Mr. Tam and Mr. Chan, three current teachers who were represent from Music, Visual

  • Pros And Cons Of Muscatine Iowa

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    Muscatine iowa is concidering building a public dog park in a residential area of the city. The park would consist of an acre of open land surrounded by a fence where dog owners can unleash their dogs for play and exersie. Sounds like a reasonable request to consider... but is it bound to be a burden for tax payers and the everyday life of a resident in the city or are we in desperate need af a dog park? In the city about 68% of city residents inhabits rental units. As we all know, usually the

  • Iowa State Fair Research Paper

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    The Iowa State Fair is the most influential events throughout the state of Iowa during the month of August. This is a place where one can go to experience shows, art, food, and see livestock from all around the country. Most people however, go to this fair simply to have fun. On my visit to the Iowa State Fair in the previous summer, tasting all of the different foods, quality of the rides and the positive attitude from the carnival workers highly encourages me to come back year after year. Depending

  • Dorothy Schwieder's Iowa The Middle Land

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    Iowa the Middle Land Dorothy Schwieder, in her book Iowa the Middle Land, challenges the stereotypical view of Iowans and delves in deeper about Iowa’s history and the transition of how it became the state known to its’ citizens today. Throughout the course of the book, one learns, an in-depth history of Iowa not generally taught in most schools. This book explores the changes in Iowa’s history that have occurred from the time Iowa was a territory, to statehood, and to the present. Not only does

  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Iowa

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    “Get in the truck Brittany! It’s going to bite you!” Exclaimed my dad. But I was determined in reaching my goal. I wasn 't going to give up. Almost every year, my twin sister, my dad, and I, fly out to Iowa to visit our family. Trips to Iowa were and still are the highlight of my childhood. Everything about it is perfect. The deer with their fawns. The cowboys with their horses. The farmers with their cornfields. The squirrels with their acorns. The one and only thing I don’t enjoy is the weather

  • Personal Narrative: The Iowa Attack Black

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    to my game. Right when we walked in it smelt like hardwood floors and sweat. We were all ready to play. The first team we played was two grades above us. You could tell they were more mature than us, but we still weren 't scared. Their name was All Iowa Attack Black. Our starting lineup was Q, Joe, Matthew, Drew, and me. I started off tipping and we scored right off the bat. We stayed aggressive the whole game bumping cutters making sure they got no easy buckets, and we ended up winning 52-15. We

  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Iowa State University

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    It doesn’t seem too long ago since the day you dropped me off at Iowa State University. For you two, it probably seemed like I was leaving forever, but I returned home many, many times to enjoy your presence. When I’m not at home however, I find myself walking around different parts of Ames to find comfort when I miss you. On the very first weekend I spent here at Iowa State, Austin and I went for a walk. We came upon this nice walking trail that runs along the river and ends up at a park with a