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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Charlie Gorichanaz AP Biology – Hour 1 Semester 2 Book Assignment April 18, 2006 Table of Contents Summary- 3 Reactions- 6 a. This book made me realize that…– 6 b. This book made me wish that…– 7 c. This book made wonder about…– 8 Extensions- 10 […]

The benefits of studying English Grammar in preparation for taking college entry exams

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In an age of increasing reliance on technology, many people fear that colleges will increasingly resort to judging students on testable traits of writing, rather than relying on actual writing samples of the students. Regardless of which direction colleges are actually moving in, it is indisputable that college entrance exams are an important part of […]

Looking Backward

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Perfect worlds do exist. The trouble is that sometimes such worlds exist only in the imagination – in the imagination of Edward Bellamy, for instance. One of few who not only thought of ways to improve the world, but also pieced together every aspect of an ideal society and then published that vision, Bellamy certainly stands with a small cluster of distinguished authors of the late nineteenth century. He was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, on March 26, 1850. A product of a family of unorthodox thinkers, Bellamy was interested in social reform. He despised class distinction, money, and all the things that cause human suffering – a disposition which motivated him to publish Looking Backward in 1887. Under the romance-novel façade, the book is really a thought-provoking prophesy that exposes the roots of all human suffering and offers a solution to nearly every problem known to man. Looking Backward, though it lacks a captivating plot, does well to describe Bellamy’s vision of a perfect world and the human ideas, such as money and private enterprise, which prevented that perfect world from existing.

The truth behind the cost of new drugs

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As Americans, we develop more drugs than any other country. Not surprisingly, we lead the world in drug consumption as well. We also pay more for our drugs, as Americans are now spending hundreds of billions of dollars each year on our precious pills. Merrill Goozner, former Chief Economics Correspondent at the Chicago Tribune, compiled […]

Are viruses alive?

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Viruses have been thought to be poisons, then life-forms, then chemicals – and today scientists are yet unsure if they are living or nonliving. The notion that viruses are largely nonliving has caused scientists to ignore viruses in the study of evolution – but viruses play a huge role in the evolution of life. Wendell […]

Position of women

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Few fights have been fought longer and harder than the battle for equality among men and women in America, and it can be argued that the fight still is not over. Nevertheless, from 1890 to 1925, economic developments and assumptions about the nature of women tended to bolster the position of women, yet political developments, […]

American expansionism

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The United States grew up in a rare situation – isolated, on a vast continent, with relatively little foreign danger. As the nation grew, the Americans kept pushing westward. This would have to end sooner or later, though, and toward the end of the nineteenth century, the frontier was declared “closed.” Expansionism in the late […]

Gaining an identity through unity

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Britain’s colonies in North America had traditionally lacked a high level of unity in days prior to 1754, when the Seven Years’ War was just beginning. Factors such as wide distances, conflicting religions, multiple nationalities, geographic barriers, boundary disputes, and differing forms of colonial governments all added to the disunity that was characteristic of the […]

An intro to canoeing

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Dating back to the Native Americans and even before that, canoeing has been a popular method of transportation and recreation. Though today it is not such an essential skill as it once was, knowing how to get around in a canoe can prove to be extremely beneficial in the great outdoors. Even if you have […]

Optimistic pessimism in American reformation

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Perhaps the most interesting era in American history was the Age of Reform during the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Social and cultural unrest led to monumental change, especially with regard to utopian experiments, education, and women’s rights. Led by what some would call visionaries of the time such as Robert Owen, Horace Mann, and Elizabeth Cady […]

America’s revolutions

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When the American Revolution took place and the United States declared its independence in 1776, many were probably glad that the fighting was over. Little did people of that time know that America would again engage in a major revolution – one involving Americans killing Americans. One social issue was a rift that was driving […]

Tons of bacteriology, biotechnology and genetics article summaries

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Charlie Gorichanaz BBG Extra Credit April 29, 2005 Genetics Shown As Aid To Hypertension Care; Study Points Way To Better Diagnosis and Targeted Individual Treatment Researchers from Montreal, Quebec, are thanking a new genetic database for better treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). The researchers found that there are different types of hypertension, and they […]

Shaping American politics in the 1790s

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When the United States stood up to Britain as a sovereign nation in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, there was a significant unity among the leaders of the country. President George Washington’s unanimous election showed this. The goal was to construct a new nation from scratch, pioneering representative democracy as a new form of […]

The ancient olympics

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Every four years, the Olympics are viewed in part by several billion people. Almost every country sends participants to try to bring home the gold and be placed on the map. This Olympic tradition was revived in the late 1800’s, and originates with the Greeks almost three thousand years ago, probably around 776 B.C. Several […]

Articles effective as a stepping stone

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When Congress appointed a committee to draft a written constitution for the United States in 1776, shortly before declaring independence, many issues needed to be addressed. In order for the United States to survive, some level of central government had to be created with the authority to carry out its duties. As the nation stood, […]

Hotel administration

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Career Cluster Hotel administration is a path within the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster, a cluster that includes any career related to the marketing, management, and operations of many different areas of business. Restaurants, catering, lodging, amusement and other attractions, recreation and travel services all fall under Hospitality & Tourism. According to the U.S. Department […]

Doubleplusungood Big Brother society

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By CHARLIE GORICHANAZ The Saint Hubert Press No matter where you go, you are never alone. He sees your every action, hears your every word, and knows your every thought. His likeness is plastered in all places: on coins, on stamps, and on everything else that belongs to him. Everything belongs to him. The only […]

Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973

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Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, in Andalusia, on the southern coast of Spain. He had a great impact on twentieth century art and influenced many artists. The son of talented painter José Ruiz Blanco, he began to draw at an early age. In 1895, the family moved to Barcelona, and Picasso studied there at […]

Tobacco use: effects and prevention

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The following as a Microsoft Word Document or Adobe PDF TOBACCO USE: EFFECTS AND PREVENTION INTRODUCTION Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, being responsible for one in every five deaths (“Overview,” 2001). Smoking and chewing tobacco may lead to all kinds of cancers from mouth […]

Acne: Causes and myths

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Acne: Causes and Myths By Charlie N. Gorichanaz January 11th, 2002 The Causes and Myths of Acne Definition ac•ne ( k n ) n. An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face. ________________________________________ [New Latin, probably […]
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