Month: November 2016

Thanksgiving

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Celebrated in the United States and Canada ,Thanksgiving has been around since 1621. It was originally known as Plymouth Plantation, and it was a tradition where the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans after a successfully growing season. In the Unites States, in 1863, Sarah Josepha Hale, a famous editor convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving..

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The Last Shadow Puppets

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The Last Shadow Puppets (TLSP) are a British band consisting of Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, and Miles Kane of the Rascals. They play music that fuses rock and orchestra, also known as baroque-rock music. The band released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, in 2008. It had a very melodramatic 60’s..

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William Faulkner

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William Faulkner (1897 – 1962) was an American author, who is best known for his novel The Sound and The Fury (1929). Faulkner is known for employing various narrative styles and for his rather complex prose. He is also known for utilizing a technique known as “stream of consciousness,” which was instigated by James Joyce..

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Don’t Tear Each Other Down

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Bullying comes in many different shapes and forms. It doesn’t have to be the stereotypical, movie-type where the bully pins the victim to their locker, causing them to drop their schoolwork on the floor while the whole school watches. A study in Britain showed that at least 50% of suicides among high school students are..

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Media Affecting Global Reactions

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All news outlets have something different to say than the other. Some news outlets have completely different news than the others. Other outlets portray news differently. Differently funded news take opposing sides of situations. For instance, Al-Jazeera, BBC, and English Ahram have different ways of giving the reader information about the Egyptian Revolution. Media affects..

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The Genius Who Revolutionized the World

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Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California. He was born to Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali. His biological father was a Syrian political refugee, who gave him up for adoption, unnamed. He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs, who named him Steve. As an infant Steve and his father worked on electronics in..

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Volleyball Tournament

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In 1895, in Massachusetts, a man named William developed a game called Mintonette, which was a combination of handball and tennis. This game is considered the beginning/origin of volleyball. By 1916, different styles, plays, and techniques were developed to play the game. Soon, it was realized that set rules and regulations would be needed for..

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