English Composition

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Barney is The Hitler of My Generation 1992 marked a dark year in our nation's television history. That was the year a small production company brought to life an over-sized, giggling buffoon on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Barney & Friends was born. Oh, if only we had known better. Barney rode the crest of a dinosaur wave that swept the country in the early 1990's. Since then, researchers have proven Barney to be the spawn of Satan, and even educational leaders ponder th

Dear Diary, I have to leave soon to go to my new job. I'm very happy to have gotten a baby-sitting job at the Hagen's. These days, its so hard for a young girl to find a job, unless you are someone famous. I consider myself lucky to live in a nice house with a good family. It bothers me to think of the poor families who suffered during the Depression or the wives of soldiers who receive a telegram telling them that their husband has been killed in the war. Thinking of the war makes me sca

Ethics in Business From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly, it can cause minor glitches as well as problems that can carry s

The Worth of Kindness Everyone has feelings including those who act as though they don't therefore , in our everyday walk through life we must be considerate and stay sensitive to those around us. Staying open to others hurts and knowing they may be struggling through lives battles , one must remember to be kind. The kindness and understanding we give may be life changing to that person. I have always been willing to give kindness but I have never had the chanc

Regardless of the group one wants to enter, there is usually a closed gate which is only opened to a selected few. It is a gate that distinguishes who is "in" and who is not. Obviously, if you are "in"-you receive the special privileges and rights associated with that group, while, if you happen to be the unlucky one, who is left outside in the draft and rain and cold, you are "out"-and you are considered an outsider; you are never to receive any welcoming gestures, information, or hospita

The Role of Sir Edmund Orme In Henry James' story, Sir Edmund Orme, the ghost played a mysterious role. It first appeared that he was haunting Mrs. Marden, but in the end, it seemed like he was not trying to hurt anyone at all. It almost seemed like he was trying to help Mrs. Marden and her daughter Charlotte find happiness in their lives. The ghost of Sir Edmund Orme might not have been around to hurt Mrs. Marden like she thought he was. As the story started, the man who wrote the lett

Boiling Over Scribbled By: Mark Cotterill of Markham District High School On the same day I bring home both an "A" and a "D"; my parents are not impressed to say the least. They go threw their spiel and tell me I should be doing better, I agree. My "A" is thanks to extra resources and study time in history; the "D" is from lack of attention and or interest in math. My simple dilemma is that I enjoy writing so I do. I don't enjoy math so I do something else (I w

Chewing Gum is a mixture of natural or synthetic gums and resins, sweetened with sugar and corn syrup or any other sweeteners. Also added is color and flavors such as, Watermelon (everybody's favorite), grape, orange, cherry, raspberry, Strawberry, even pineapple. The first chewing gum was patented was in 1869. The basic material for all chewing gum is the natural gum called Chicle. It is obtained from the sapodilla tree. Chicle is kind of expensive and hard to buy

Gothic Story "So what are we going to do?", asked Brad. "I don't know. We always just hang out around town until we get sick of it and go home," I said. "That's so boring, though," Mike said. "We should do something different tonight." "What, though," Brad said. "Everything else costs money. And we don't have any. You got to have a job before you get money, and why would I waste my summer by getting a job?" "Hey! I know what we could do," Mike said with sudden excitement. "

November was frostbitten, and the snow drizzled down slowly like a feather falling from the sky. Winter was the best of times for me because as a youngster I played in the snow as if I were a king. I created jolly snowmen, which filled my body full of warmth and happiness. These feelings would explode out of my body as I smiled with excitement, always glad of what I had created. However, on one of these November days I passed through a thick, cloudy forest, with extreme difficulty in seeing