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  • The Pros And Cons Of Illegal Drugs

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    drugs that have been dangerously modified and substances that are forbidden by law. Ecstasy, cannabis and heroin are illegal recreational drugs. Firstly, in the United States there are many different drugs such as cocaine, heroin, crack, ice, and marijuana, which are all illegal. Secondly, there are also some prescription drugs are

  • Overcrowded Prisons In Nebraska

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    Overcrowded: Prisons in Nebraska There are many criticisms of corrections in the United States. Some say it is too strict, others say that we are too lenient with criminals. Whatever one may think about our correction/justice system as a whole, the fact remains that prisons in the United States are overcrowded. Nebraska is no exception. Prisons in Nebraska are overcrowded, and our communities are paying for it. Many factors tie into the reasons why prisons in Nebraska are overcrowded. From the usual

  • Grande Ballroom History

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    Little do many people know, The Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan is one of the most pivotal places in relation to the history of rock and roll. Back during the middle of the rock and roll era in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, internationally renowned bands and artists performed at the Grande, making it famous all around the world. Today, the Grande is no longer in use and many people don’t understand the importance or relevance of it - but the real question is why people don’t recognize it

  • Substance Abuse In Brave New World

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    Brave New World and 1984 have many aspects of their societies that are similar to what we experience today in the USA. Drugs, alcohol and sex are abused in both novels and in our country today. Orwell both portrays alcohol use and Huxley portrays sex and drug abuse to their most extreme forms. In 1984, alcohol is provided to the people by the government to keep the citizens dependent on the Party. In Brave New World, sex and drugs are used to keep the people emotionless as a means for control. In

  • Malcolm X Chapter Summary

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    involves first traveling to a far, confusing place. In his travels, Malcolm is searching for both a home and a philosophy. When he moves to Boston, he quickly absorbs the activities of those around him, taking up lavish street-style zoot suits, marijuana, jazz, gambling, and petty crime. Similarly, in prison he begins to emulate intelligent and reflective prisoners, such as Bibi, and eventually reinvents himself as a worldly individual and devoted Muslim. When he is expelled from the Nation of Islam

  • Women Win In Sports Analysis

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    Sports are important to American culture, as well as American citizens. Often times, American citizens watch games to see who wins, but why does that matter? Michael Kimmelman, Sara Maratta, Jennie Yabroff, and Wilfrid Sheed would agree that it matters if women win the big game because women are not being accepted, or respected as much as men in sports. Maya Angelou and Felisa Rogers argue that it does not matter who wins the big game because overall, sports gives hope to people. However, Rogers

  • Gang Violence Research Paper

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    Gangs are formed everywhere and for many different reasons. This meaning of the word gang may be broad. This is a definition of the word gang from the United States Department of Justice. “An association of three or more individuals; Whose members collectively identify themselves by adopting a group identity, which they use to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation, frequently by employing one or more of the following: a common name, slogan, identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical

  • Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist

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    Malcolm X Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was an extremely influential figure during the Civil Rights Movement. He had many accomplishments ranging from being named the minister of three different temples to writing an autobiography. When Malcolm met Elijah Muhammad his entire life changed. The teachings of this man taught Malcolm an entirely new way of thinking and acting. After being betrayed, Malcolm rethought what he was doing and decided to make a change. Because of the change that he made,

  • Dystopian Society In Brave New World Essay

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    Imagine a place where everything is perfect. Everyone is happy, healthy, and beautiful. This imaginary scheme for social improvement is called a Utopia. Now imagine a place where everyone is brainwashed through conditioning and propaganda to believe that everything is perfect, but in reality the society is formed around deception. This is called a Dystopia. In Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, the characteristics of dystopian literature is delineated. The citizens in this society live in

  • Things They Carried By Time O Brien: A Literary Analysis

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    Throughout the first chapter O’Brien explains what each soldier carries with them in Vietnam, both literally and figuratively. Each item represents a deeper meaning, for example Ted Lavender carries marijuana and tranquilizers to calm him down. These items allow O’Brien’s characters to cope with the war and how destructive the harsh environment can be. The majority of soldiers who fought in Vietnam had been forced to battle due to the draft. Men participated