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The booby trap and the blatherskite

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Emotional drama: the greatest waste of time and energy.

People spend so much time thinking about what people are thinking about them, when everybody should really be conquering homework, nurturing friendships and growing beautiful flowers. I have seen so much pain and suffering lately, both of which have been completely unnecessary and unfounded.

Español composición tres

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He soñado con poseer muchos negocios. Estableceré por supuesto un cierto tipo de negocio en el futuro, pero no estoy seguro de qué clase será. Cuando tenía diez años, mi mamá comenzó a visitar un edificio extraño antes de llevarme a la casa. No tenía ninguna idea de lo que ella hacía porque yo dormía […]

Global cultures take-home final exam

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Question One   Both the Dalai Lama and the United Nations have indicated a belief in the potential existence of a global culture. Each has striven to improve conditions for and relations between various sectors of that culture, though their methods differ. (a) In Ethics for the new millennium, the Dalai Lama points out several […]

Reading response paper six

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Rohan Gunaratna, “Inside Al Qaeda: global network of terror” So if we defend our people in Palestine, the world reacts by ganging up against the Muslims under the banner of fighting terrorism, falsely and unjustly (p. xlvii). The piece by Osama bin Laden was very blatantly anti-American. I think there is some truth, however, in […]

Reading response paper five

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Easwaran, “A man to match his mountains: Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam” “If we are on the road to ruin, it is because we have neither the true spirit of religion, nor the true spirit of patriotism nor love for our nation… A great revolution is coming and you haven’t even heard about it! […]

Español composición dos

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Hoy en día, las familias tradicionales están menos comunes. Lo que era extraño es más normal ahora. Ha habido cambios en la manera en que la gente piensa en la religión, formas de vida, y dinero. Combinados, estos cambios han causado diferencias en cómo la gente piensa en las familias. Hay muchas familias en que […]

Reading response paper four

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Christopher Columbus, “From a letter to Gabriel Sanchez” “… But I forbade giving them a very trifling thing and of no value, such as bits of plates, dishes, or glass… So, too, for pieces of hoops, jugs, jars, and pots they bartered cotton and gold like beasts. This I forbade, because it was plainly unjust; […]

Reading response paper three

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One Country, “At the UN, women rally” In addition to an overall agenda for women’s empowerment, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action dealt with 12 critical areas of concern for women: poverty, education, health, violence against women, armed conflict, economic structures, power sharing and decision making, mechanisms to promote the advancement of women, human […]

Global cultures take-home exam one

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Question One Political economies: John Stuart Mill, p. 325 (a) “Women employed in factories are the only women in the labouring rank of life whose position is not that of slaves and drudges; precisely because they cannot easily be compelled to work and earn wages in factories against their will. For improving the condition of […]

Español composición uno

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La ciudad de Milwaukee tiene una herencia muy rica. En 1795, el francés Jacques Vieau construyó un establecimiento por el lago Michigan. Milwaukee fue incorporado en 1846. En aquel momento, la gente de Alemania, de Francia, de Irlanda, y de Polonia viajaba a la ciudad. En este tiempo, Milwaukee es la vigésimo segundo ciudad más […]

Reading response paper two

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Samuel P. Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations” A multicivilizational United States will not be the United States; it will be the United Nations. Not many ideas are more challenging for me to think about, much less take a side on. The discussion in class and in Huntington’s article about the United States and its identity […]

Reading response paper one

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R. Culler, “Saussure’s Theory of Language” …Not only can a language arbitrarily choose its signifiers; it can divide up a spectrum of conceptual possibilities in any way that it likes. Moreover, and here we come to an important point, the fact that these concepts, or signifieds, are arbitrary divisions of a continuum means that they […]

Shakespeare’s motives

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No writer enjoys as much recognition and acclaim as William Shakespeare, and perhaps that is rightfully so. Many famous works, such as Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, owe their popularity to him – even if the stories were not entirely original. Nobody disputes those facts. Shakespeare’s motives, […]

A fish out of water, finally

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Everybody wants to be normal. We all strive to fit in, to conform for fear of being judged. That is what I used to think, and I am pretty sure most other people my age did too. For a nation built on the convergence of many cultures with different languages, customs, religions and morals, one […]

Why I have faith in my catholic school

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I have attended St. Hubert School since I was four years old, and I am very thankful for that. Although I do not know what it is like in a public school, I can still say how proud I am of my school. There are numerous advantages in being taught in a parochial school, which […]
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