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The Simple Game of Tag Your Memories
I believe that people should play tag. This is a memory that almost anyone can recall in its raw nature; grass tickling bare ankles, rasping pain in lungs, and stifling laughter. Tag is the perfect snapshot of a childhood, I cannot remember a specific moment of a game of tag, but a whole collection of memories full of det...
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A Personal Account of the Impact of Homeschooling on My Writing Skills
In the early days of my writing career I developed many skills that have helped mold me into the writer that I am today. Being homeschooled, I never went through a formal language arts class so none of my papers were ever edited by other kids in my class or a teacher, which leaves me guessing about what important skills I d...
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A Personal Account of Moving into My First Apartment and Finding a New Direction in Life
Think about what the following things all have in common: romantic relationships, getting your first car, getting your first job, graduating, going to college, moving to a new place, getting married, having a baby, paying off debts, and even retiring… they are all big life milestones and experiences that mostly likely will...
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A Comparison between the Stressful Conflicts Placing a Strain on the Marriage of Main Characters in Two Novels: Maus by Art Spiegelman and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
In both novels Maus by Art Spiegelman and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the main characters undergo stressful external and internal conflicts that put a strain on their marriage. In Maus, Vladek and Anja develop very different feelings towards how to deal with the oppression that is bestowed upon them during the Holocaust....
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A Personal Opinion on Writing
My Opinion On Writing I find writing can be all sorts of things. It can be beautiful, yet terrifying all at once. Every writer is different and puts out different feelings and emotions. They have their own writing style based on past experiences. Maybe one writer had a past love that made them bitter, and it is painful f...
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My Inspiration in Becoming a Clarinet Player in High School
Being involved in music since fourth grade has been a wonderful experience, and definitely something I would like to continue with in my education. This is my ninth year as a clarinet player, and I would not be where I am today if it weren't for my first music teacher, Mr. Allan Mitts. He was my first music teacher in Palms...
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A Personal Recount on the Experience with Children in Church
The areas of concern for The House of God church are just the community and its people. I worked with Deacon James to come up with ideas for the church about ways to get more involved in the community. I picked up bread and pastries from Panera Bread downtown new haven, they currently donate every week and I will continue t...
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The Crowds and Cliques at My High School
My high school years were a time of happiness, sadness and change.
During these years, I was trying to find out who I really was and who I
wanted to be. I had a lot of friends but I wanted my identity to be evident
outside of the groups of people that I would hang out with. Of course, the
notion of the saying birds of a fea...
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The Different Causes of Traffic Jams
Traffic It is 5 o’clock in the evening on an extremely stressful Tuesday. I just got off of work and I feel like I spent my whole day there because my hours are 8am to 5pm in Austin, going home in Taylor, and the commute is an hour long drive. I am currently stuck in a stop-and-go traffic jam on I-35 and it makes my day ev...
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The Struggle to Find My Own Identity
I admit that I still struggle with trying to find out who my true
self is. As much as I think I have found her, I know I still have a long
way to go. Most of us teenagers struggle with finding our identity so it
should not be something to worry about. Some of us really know who we are,
while others still need to find themse...
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