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    Sir Isaac Newton is one of the greatest known scientists today. He has helped the world by improving mathematics through the invention of calculus, and discovering Newton’s laws. Isaac Newton has had many life events lead up to the man he became, had people who influenced and assisted with his findings, as well as all of his vast discoveries, from gravity to prisms, which are still used today. Isaac Newton, a well-known genius, was born to a wealthy family early on Christmas day, back in 1642.

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    Stephen Hawking By Sadhbh Darbey Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 on January 8th in Oxford, England. He studied at University of Cambridge, Oxford University, California Institute of Technology, Gonville and Caius College. He then became a physicist with over twelve honoree degrees and from 1979 – 2009 he was a Lucasian professor at the University of Cambridge. He is probably the most famous genius of the modern age. In 1963, when he was twenty-one years old, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral

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    Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, well known for his literary career. However, his conversion toward Catholicism was long and arduous. Thomas Merton was able to utilize art to bring himself closer to God, and out of his misspent youth. Thomas Merton was born in Prades, France, and was baptized into the Anglican church. His father and mother were both artists, which had a lasting effect on Merton. When he was very young, he moved to the United States to live with his mother’s family. Unfortunately

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    The hero's journey is a pattern of human life. Every man has a story to tell and this is mine. Let's start from the very beginning. I was a normal Georgian boy. I planned to study in a normal school, have average grades and get an average job to be able to sustain my family. In other words, live an average life of an average human. I had no enthusiasm, no motivation of achieving something exceptional in my life. However, there came a moment when everything started slowly changing. Up to the age

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    A child is struggling to learn at his/ school. He is more of a visual learner, like learning with pictures and shapes in front of him. His school, however, does not have the power and funding to do such things for him, which leaves him struggling and get bad grades. Now, why does he have to struggle in a school system which can’t even support his learning style? School choice is the idea that parents should be able to choose which school they want to send their children to, whether they enroll

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    John Lennon once said, “It’s weird not to be weird”. Such a society is non-existent in William Shakespeare’s Othello, in which any non-conforming belief has the potential to become very dangerous or even life-threatening. Voicing these opinions which go against societal thoughts lead to the downfalls of multiple characters in the play. Desdemona’s opposition to racism, Emilia’s extreme feminism, and Iago’s apparent belief of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness are what ultimately lead these three people towards

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    Should We Pay for Grades? Proven in a recent study in New York, about 6,000 students that were paid for grades in elementary school did the same or even worse in middle school when they were stopped being paid. Schools make important decisions when deciding whether or not they should pay students for grades. Paying them for grades causes lots of different effects, and not just good ones. Students shouldn’t be paid for grades for multiple reasons. It causes pressure to inflate grades and causes conflicts

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    Deterrence Theory A special case of the rational choice theory is the deterrence theory, which emphasizes the costs of legal sanctions (Liska & Messner, 1999). While the rational choice theory was initially applied to the field of economics, and considered all costs, the deterrence theory was initially applied to the field of law and only considered legal costs. Accordingly, as a deterrent for committing crime, increasing the severity of punishment, increasing the certainty of punishment, and

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    Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! My school has decided to make our Christmas break one week instead of two weeks for Christmas break! Although some people believe that having one week instead of two will help you learn more, it may actually be argued that having two weeks may help your brain think on other things, since it is a reward and the school gave it to us. If you just take away half of something it's like giving someone twenty dollars, and then just takes ten away, and thatś pretty mean

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    Juan lived in a castle with his brothers, Pedro and Luis, in a little village of Santervas de Campos. Santervas de Campos sat on a hillside in Spain. Juan Ponce de Leon was born around 1460. There was no country of Spain like we know it today. The kingdom covered most of what is now Spain. The kingdom of Aragon lays to the east. Juans village had once been in the kingdom of Leon, but it became part of the castle. The Ponce de Leon family was not wealthy but it was noble Juans one relative went by

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    A pleasant morning to all of you. Thank you for being here listening to me. Today, I am going to talk about racial discrimination. Can you imagine that you are being discriminated because of who you are? For instance, imagine that you still cannot be promoted in your jobs even you are brilliant at it, or you are being mocked and ignored at school because of the color of your skins, religions or disabilities. You will feel unjust, grief and indignant, but there is no way for you to revolt. What’s

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    Death is an experience that all humans will eventually face, and no living human can say exactly what this encounter is like. The poems “On My First Son” by Ben Jonson, “Death be not proud” by John Donne, and “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson are all examples of poetry that express and explore the central theme of death and its many facets.These poems examine how people view the inevitability of the human condition, and look at the fact that people die at any point in time and

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    No one likes to be punished at school, and I mean nobody. Some kids that may be born to be rude or annoying, they may not care. Kids that are smart though and don’t mind school would kill to get called to the office. Have you ever been in that predicament? The more it happens, the worse it gets, and it is not cool. Don’t you hate when you have to call your parents in the middle of a school day and ruin their day by telling them you disrupted someone else’s? It overall depends on how schools enforce

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    The contrast between appearance and reality exists in the world, and remains extremely prominent in literature. Irony exists in literature to show this differing perspective of reality, while foreshadow gives the reader minor hints at what the author actually plans to happen at the end. Symbolism usually appears in literature when an author gives an item a deeper meaning than the actual meaning. All play a crucial role in the creation of the highly-entertaining and highly-regarded short story, “The

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    Introduction Manufacturing of cars is one of the most powerful businesses today wherein there is a wide range of companies and organizations that are involved. It is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue because consumers are really into it, they are willing to produce a huge amount of money to have those innovative automobile products, definitely cars have advantages and disadvantages not only to the users, but as well as to society and the economy, however the continuous

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    Astronomy has direct relation to the development of human civilization for it is considered as the oldest science in the world. Ancient people have used their knowledge of observing their nature though the sky for the wider understanding of the world they live in. Astronomy was a backbone of their social, political, and religious systems. Since the existence of human beings in this world, ancient people or civilizations have been using their knowledge to entrench it into their religion and art culture

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    Albert Hirschman’s “The Passions and The Interests” tracks the origins and evolution of the modern day concept of economic interest. Hirschman begins by tracing the concept of interest through its binary opposition to the malevolent and destructive passions of man .Whereby one can see the first possibility that malevolent passions may somehow be harnessed for public good in Bernard Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees (pg18). Hirschman develops this idea through Francis Bacon and David Hume and the

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    In the late 1600’s, Salem, Massachusetts was flooded with witch hysteria. This was based on the Puritan religion, which was taking the Bible verbatim. For this reason, there was no hard proof, but rather spectral evidence. A multitude of citizens was falsely accused and used as scapegoats to save oneself's. In The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor happens to be one of the many people who gets thrown under the bus. Elizabeth Proctor is an innocent woman with good morals, her accuser (Abigail Williams) is

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    The purpose of my paper is to scrutinize closely the concept of social satire, revealing and thereby amending the society’s blight in relation to the novel, The Edible Woman by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The novel is unambiguously interested in the complex body truths in the Consumerist Society. In The Edible Woman, Atwood furnish a critique of North American consumer society in the 1960s from a feminist point of view. As a feminist social satire, it takes specific bend at the way society

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    William Shakespeare was a poet and a playwright, generally regarded as one of the world’s most famous playwrights to ever live. Shakespeare lived during the 16th centruy, and during his time, he wrote 37 different plays and 144 sonnets. Those plays included mainly comedies and tragedies. One of Shakespeare’s most orignial plays was a comedy known as The Tempest. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most original plays due to the fact that he had no outside influence or collaboration when creating

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