For as long as mankind has walked on this earth, music has been an important part of our culture and lifestyles. Each walk of life beats to a different drum. Different cultures use music for many aspects of their lives; for religious purposes, for celebrations, for comfort, for sorrow, for relaxation, for sports, for dances, for energy, for learning, for sleeping, and for sexual experiences. Everyone uses music for something. Music connects with people and reaches them in ways that words simply cannot. Music is a representation of what feelings sound like. It expresses emotion and brings that characteristic out from within us; it tells us a story. Every generation has its’ own sound and different music styles have emerged and become
Gerald Graff is a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Graff, in his essay, emphasizes the importance for instructors to teach and increase enjoyable courses that students shall truly understand. Graff assures that all kids have hidden intellectualism trying to emerge from within, and as a teacher he feels partly accountable to help those kids develop their competencies in educational work. The essence of Graff’s argument is for students to know that intellectualism lurks within them all, and they need to implement their potential at school. Furthermore, he enriches the essay based totally on his own life experiences, along with his hidden intellectualism, while he attended school during the anti-intellectualism
Since the dawn of mankind, clusters of innovations throughout history have allowed for societal progression at an explosive rate. While primarily fostering a centrifugal system of advancements; humans’ interests in expansion is spiraling out of control. Throughout history elements of collapse can be traced through civilizations and natural resources. Wright’s argument posits humans have hyperextended their utilization of resources at a rate that cannot be replenished, therein by setting up the world for the largest ecological collapse in history (Wright, 2004, pg. 130-131). Due to the cyclical process of past collapse and reformation humans have an advantage to rectify our current consumption rates ultimately avoiding a fate similar to past societies (Wright, 2004, pg. 131). As such Wright’s argument should frame larger discussions of responsible citizenship.
The problem with the belief that people are morally responsible, for what they do and act, revolves around humans not actually having free will because their actions are already determined. When people make decisions or perform actions, they usually feel as if they are choosing freely. The decisions people make are the direct results of their desires; past experiences; personality; psychological traits; and needs and wants. Determinism is the view that if an event has happened, given the previous state of the universe and the laws of nature, then it is impossible that it could not have occurred (304). Libertarianism is the belief that the universe is not determined and that humans possess free will. Kane, the supporter of libertarianism, claimed
That on October 02, 2015 I, CPL Lessane, was in the process of arresting the subject, Don Sharp., Don Sharp resisted the arrest, by attempting to shut the front door in Deputies face. Deputies then immediately gain entry inside the residence and attempted to place the subject under arrest. The subject then resisted by running in the living room swinging his arms in an up and down, side to side motion while swinging his arms towards Law Enforcement. Deputies did tased the subject to gain control of the subject. This incident did occur in Hampton County and is a violation of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
What is the purpose of music in society? Foremost, in layman terms, music is just sounds. However, individuals then use these sounds as a medium in order to spread certain ideas and emotions across society. Naturally over time different types of music become associated with different communities; thus, this identification creates an overgeneralized interpretation of who these communities are and what they stand for. One prime example is the stereotype that jazz and swing was the music of the African Americans in 20th century Los Angeles. Even though it may be true, the stereotype does not give an answer as to why or how jazz and swing became to be known as “black music”. In order to answer these questions, it is imperative to know what conditions
I’m pretty sure Craig Spencer felt the exact same way when he ate at a public restaurant, rode the subway, and went bowling in Brooklyn and look where that has gotten him. Troops who are returning from West Africa are being quarantined just like the astronauts of Apollo 11 were quarantined and no one thinks or thought any less of them for doing so. I believe that it is more heroic of them to have taken the necessary precautions to protect even more people than they already have rather than to just puff out their chests and say they’re invincible. In an article called “Ebola-Quarantine Objections are Frivolous,” Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich elaborated on the fact that courts have continuously advocated for quarantines for infectious diseases like tuberculosis and smallpox.
The reporter stated on 12/05/15 the victim was brought to the emergency room and diagnosed with pneumonia. According to the reporter, Braxtyn’s condition is serious but it’s unknown if it’s life threatening. Ms. Donaldson stated South Central is unable to provide Braxtyn with the care he needs so he’s being transported by ground to UMC in Jackson, MS. At this time er doctor’s have expressed concerns about his mother accompanying him to UMC. Per the reporter, Ms. Williams has not been compliant with the medical needs the child is having at this time. The reporter stated Braxtyn requires an oxygen mask but his mother refuses to keep the mask to his face. The reporter stated Essences continues to leave the room and Braxtyn unattended, she’s not
Tanjula Petty addresses challenges that first-generation college students face during their college career. Petty states that forty-three percent of first-generation students who attend post-secondary institutions leave college without completing a degree. The author examines two motivation theories explaining how each increases first-generation student academic success.
Mark Zepezauer’s article, “MK-Ultra from the Book the CIAs Greatest Hits” discusses the psychology experiment conducted by the CIA, MK-Ultra. The MK-ultra conducted a study that used mind control on their participants. Zepezauer recounts the events of the CIA tries to defend their stance by claiming they used the method in response to the brainwashing from the Chinese that was happening in the fifties. He says that mind control practices took place prior to 1953, but became popular after the experiment. He continues to explain how the CIA would use drugs, including LSD, and test them on their patients that were unaware of what tests were upon them. Zepezauer reveals that multiple suicides also took place in response to the given substances. He deliberated how the CIA rented out apartments and used prostitutes in their study. They used them to slip the drugs into their client’s pockets and the CIA would look through one-way mirrors to see the client’s response. Once the auditors discovered this, the MK-Ultra shut down and renamed the MKSEARCH. Mark Zepezauer
Music is something that everybody can relate to and feel. In any honor choir that I have been to, I always hear that, "Music is an international language." It's true, because anyone can relate to music based on the chords, notes, and energy of the piece. This winter I went down to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and sang in their honor choir for high school students. We sang a piece called "Lullaby" by Joe Miller which is about
Music has been around for many years. Generations after generations. My entire life I’ve always listened to Reggaeton. Ever since I could remember I would love to sing songs in the car with my mom on my way to school. Growing up as a Cuban American I have always been exposed to Spanish music. As a lot of Cubans don’t typically know English, the typical music at any social event was always in Spanish. My family expresses our background with music and our typical Caribbean dishes. My parents have also always loved those romantic Spanish love songs. The music they listened to has influenced me as a person because I have always learned to love my background and everything it has to offer. Always being surrounded by Hispanics who enjoy this music has helped with even the language and always learning new words; causing me to be very well fluent in the language,
I consider my ethnic and musical background to be not just African by blood; but American by birth. When I visited Africa, I noticed a lot of differences; as well as a lot of similarities, in the Western culture and African tribal culture. No matter where I am or the type of music I listen to, I have always been entertained and pleased by the sound of music; but I have always felt a deeper comprehension and connection through the power of music. The most rarest and extraordinary gift music has brought, that not many people; such as myself acquire, is the ability to truly relate to, feel, and live through the music; and have it live through you as well.
Music is often described as a different language, yet it is a language that everyone can understand. When you listen to an instrumental piece of music, it does not matter whether it came from the Americas, Europe, or Africa; music is music. I always believed that because music was a medium that everyone could understand; the process to get there was simple. I was wrong. When I was twelve years old I joined the band at my church, and I have been playing in that band for five years. Over the years, new people have joined the band, and they all come from different musical backgrounds. Our musical differences make it hard, at times, for us to communicate and interact when we play together. However, I have learned more about myself and the other members in the band by allowing their strengths to show me where I was weak.