Many people have various valuable items that they cherish, some only have a few but everyone has that one thing that hey hold close to their heart over everything. My one item happens to be a necklace that my papa got me for Christmas right after he was diagnosed with liver cancer. This necklace means so much to me because of the character behind it, the many feelings it gives me and the heartfelt memories behind this one simple gift.
My love of reading blossomed when I was a child, because my parents showed me how wonderful reading is. There were countless nights when I remember myself as a little girl refusing to go to sleep before ‘tucking dad into bed’ by reading him a picture book. Not only did I uphold that tradition though, but my mother is a preschool teacher, so she gets really into reading out loud, and she would help me read books such as The Boxcar Children set, The Secret of NIMH and The Chronicles of Narnia weekly until I didn’t need help anymore.
Free tuition for colleges is a topic that has come up a lot lately in the United States. Especially in the beginning of this year, when the democratic race was in place, Bernie Sanders started making tuition-free colleges one of his campaign points. While there are some that seem to neglect the idea of free tuition, the majority will agree that if not free at least it should be affordable. This topic is a very interesting one because it provides fascinating facts on both sides of the spectrum. One thing people argue against free tuition is that the United States has around 300 million people in population and it could not possibly keep up with the increase in college attendance and cost. On the other hand free tuition in colleges is relative common in almost every first world country around the world and even second and third world countries. Which leaves us to determine that it is not only possible for government to be responsible for education but it seems to be the norm around the world except in the United States. I think that colleges should be tuition free. Community colleges should be funded by the government and the government should not only be responsible in providing free tuition to its citizens but take pride that its citizens have access to free education, making its society an educated one.
While you grow up through school, you hear over and over that college is a must if you want to land a good job as an adult. That seems reasonable, I have to get a higher education to get a job with more money and potential. Then comes junior year and you go to look at schools and you see the price of tuition. Everything changes, college isn’t just a dream anymore it's a burden.
My research on free community college has brought me to your article in the Los Angeles Times “Why Obama's plan for tuition-free community colleges is a good idea” in which you describe how free community college would benefit this nation and exemplify national principals. Your opinion is similar to that of the President, and the democratic presidential candidates. What differentiated you from the others with your stance is your genuine belief in you argument. You were not trying to sell us the plan like the President was, but you were stating what your truly thought was the best for America. The article was written in a very timely manner as America is searching for ways to revitalize our economy and educational system. As you may know, I
When I first got out of the Marine Corps my friends and family told me to go to college. I had no idea what to study. So, like others, I started a Criminal Justice program. A few months later the September Eleventh attacks accrued and I found myself back on active duty. I did not return to school for twelve years.
As a kid growing up in the tough streets of South Philadelphia, I learned that there are many individuals who are at a disadvantage. Many citizens in those impoverished areas require resources that they are uninformed about. During my childhood, my mother struggled with drug abuse and poverty. We had many nights where we did not know if we were going to eat or have clean clothes for the next day. As I became older, I realized that education could be my way out of poverty. I buckled down and tried to take advantage of the free education provided to us by the government. The more I learned, the more I realized that my goal in life was to help those in need. West Chester is an excellent university for me because they match my passion for human rights and diversity. As an African-American man, I believe that everyone is entitled to the same rights and opportunities. While growing up impoverished, I found ways to help people to the best of my ability. During my high school years, I would take money given to me by grandparents to buy food for the local elderly in the neighborhood. I would
I may only be fourteen summers old, but let me assure you, no aged woman could possibly have the experience that I do with getting rid of suitors. Some call me selfish or accuse me of not using my body for it’s purpose when I refuse to marry and man aged ten more years than I. What’s the matter if I don’t want to care for a child as a adolescent myself? Even so, I am burdened with the prospect of a husband, either a knight called Palamon or Arcite. While Palamon is a knight, I find him unschooled and thick-skulled. Muscular and brawny he may be, but I prefer the gentler, tall men, like the tender knight Arcite. Even so, I must follow the will of my sister Hippolyta and her husband, the Duke Theseus. No matter my detest, I will try to remain civil, polite, and ladylike.
Have you ever wanted something so badly, but never knew how to start or even get there? Ha-ha...who am I kidding, we all have. Well that how my story all starts.
Many Americans believe the solution for our lack of education, of which the trend for numbers of people attaining a college education is increasing, is free college. Although the fact there are still thousands of Americans with no college education can not be denied, the solution for this should not be to introduce free college education. Many people criticize those who do not believe in this free college education as being simple minded, and never knowing the struggle of debt, however if these people were to look deeply into the matter they too could see free college is not a suitable way to increase education levels.
Some people absolutely dread English class. It could be the forty-five minute class that ruins their day. This could be because of a previous paper they got a bad grade on, a teacher they didn’t like, or because they never learned to love it. This is not the case for me.
Volunteering is something that I have always had a passion for since I was young. Once I was old enough to do things with less supervision, my grandmother and I would go to our church and I would help with whatever they had going on that week. Whether it be the Christmas bake sale, where I would run up and down the stairs to restock the table, or helping set the tables up for a banquet they were having. Then when I was older I joined my school’s National Honors Society, which I later became the Vice President of because I wanted to be at the front of change. We put together events such as Stop Hunger Now, Christmas caroling at the local nursing home, putting flags on veteran’s graves for Memorial Day, carnivals for kids with special needs, and many more. Volunteering is not a new thing for me, but I most certainly will continue to do it because it is a part of who I am.
“Come on Sarah, it’s an 83. You would have received at least a 98 if you could have put your creativity to the side and just restated the prompt, answered the question in a clear and concise thesis, and given support. The writing process has been the same since second grade. It is simple logic.”
For some people, I am ‘The Streak’, for some ‘The Whoosh, or for some ‘the flash. What the media calls me is ‘The Blur’. Though most people call me by various other names, I prefer this name because the person in the media who gave me this name is the love of my life. Now many people who don’t know about me or are new to Manchester City wonder as to who are the people talking about when they hear my name. So it all started about a year ago when I was walking past a government controlled scientific laboratory. That laboratory is currently the place from where I monitor the whole city for any activity that might require some extra speed as it hasn’t been functional since that night. That night, like my usual habit I was roaming outside the TINS
I have more knowledge about history than most adults. Because I read a lot of history books. Go to monuments and talk to historians I love to learn about new things. I like to learn about the government and how it works. I am interested in law I’ve gone to a trial before. Someday I might be a lawyer. I lived in Spain for a year and learned Spanish and had lots of friend from all over the world. I also got my black belt, which was really hard because it took a long time and I had to memorize a lot of stuff. I also love to read deep books because they intrigue me to think about things.