Is There Anybody Out There?

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  • Is There Anybody Out There?. Maia Szalavitz, Author Of

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    Is There Anybody Out There? Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain, points out in an article about our finger-pointing mentality on drug abuse, “Addiction is one of the most serious health problems we face today, and as of 2010, more than 23 million people have an addiction to drugs, and according to the National Institutes of Health, these addictions contribute to more than 100,000 deaths per year.” Drug abuse is a major problem in the United States and throughout the world as more and more people

  • Is There Anybody Out There?. Drug Abuse Is A Major Problem

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    Is There Anybody Out There? Drug abuse is a major problem in the United States and throughout the world as more and more people become addicted every day. As Maia Salavitz points out, “Addiction is one of the most serious health problems we face today, and as of 2010, more than 23 million people have an addiction to drugs, and according to the National Institutes of Health, these addictions contribute to more than 100,000 deaths per year.” When you hear the words drug addict you think of a “junkie”

  • The Triviality of Time in Chicago's Song Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?

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    it not the past that is prepared for, but the future. The passing of time is continuous, with the arrow of time always pointing ahead. But what exactly happens when time passes? The rock band, Chicago, asks this question in their hit song, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?” in order to protest the human tendency to live for the future, and the trivial character of the time-driven capitalist structure. The quest for riches and promising futures is ever-present in every civilization, but

  • Queer Community

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    Education About the Queer Community A hate crime (defined by Dictionary.com) is a crime, usually violent, motivated by prejudice or intolerance toward an individual’s national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act prevents crimes against all people, specifically minorities, based on prejudice (United States Department of Justice). No laws or acts can change the ignorance and

  • How To Write A Speech About Sex Trafficking

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    on trafficking and how to get involved in ending it. Another way to get educated is to take a class. The University of Louisville has an entire class on human trafficking and many other schools are following suit (Wave 3). The information is out there. Anybody who feels passionate enough can easily learn about this

  • Why Should Anybody Care?

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    ELA7_SB_U5_L11 Introduction and Objective “Why should anybody care?” That’s the question of the day! The answer is also how you create an effective concluding section for your essay. You want to make sure your reader understands why they read through your entire essay, and you want them to be happy they spent the time doing it! Today 's lesson objective is: Students will write a concluding section that follows from the information or explanation presented. In addition to a strong introduction

  • Reasons For Gun Control

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    control is vital for an ensured put for all. Without firearm control, a weapon can get in the wrong hands. Also without foundation and medical checks, somebody with mental issues can get a weapon. In general, having it too were for the most part anybody can get a weapon is risky for everybody. Despite the fact that many individuals trust it would be for the benefit of the general population, I don't think

  • The Importance Of Setting In The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

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    Could anybody ask for a better name then Sleepy Hollow for this town. All the people of the town are sleepy and inactive. There is also a hollow along the Hudson River which is right up close to the town. In this short story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving captures the setting well through description, how it affects the characters, and the way it fits with gothic attributes of this time. In the first couple paragraphs it shows how much Irving wants us to get the creepy and scared feeling

  • The Pros And Cons Of Gun Control

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    States. I, among many law abiding citizens, prefer to keep the second amendment within our government just like it has been since our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. However, with this law still in place, it also means anybody over a certain age, depending where they live in the United States, can buy a gun. This puts me on edge because not everybody in our nation is a very self-controlling person, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion, and so on. This brings

  • The Characteristics Of A Hero

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    into the unknown.” Heroes are unique, and simply those who are admired and idealized for their noble qualities. Most people assume heroes are fictional characters with incredible powers daring enough to save the world, however in this case, could be anybody we regularly see. Although heroes don’t portray fictional characters, they could be anyone in our everyday lives naturally displaying endurance and perseverance in themselves. In history we have seen many examples of heroes such as Rosa Parks and

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