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28 Jul 2010
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Current communication: Ancient aphorisms

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Communication separates human from animals. The ability to have distinct languages and understandings of them sets the human race apart. Humans have volumes of literature, books, plays, and poems that have survived throughout the centuries. Thus, efficient means of communication become...

19 Jul 2010
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Jonestown, USA

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

The most fruitful ways to reflect on Jim Jones and the events leading to the mass suicide of the People's Temple is to look at them with a functionalist sociological perspective and an inter-actionalist perspective. Jim Jones is a dynamic, ambiguous figure. When discussing his life and...

15 Jul 2010
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The art of social justice in today's society

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Social Justice is a pledge to take care of social issues, the economy, and the environment of one's planet for the future. Respecting the planet is a task we were all born with; either by recycling, planting tress, or going green is a definite was to empower a transformation of socially. ...

12 Jul 2010
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Honors contract: The future of the newspaper industry

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Newspapers are not doing well: circulation is down, staffs are dwindling, and websites are getting more hits than pages are getting turned. The New York Times' website in October 2008 saw 20 million users, while the print product went to 1 million readers (Hirschorn, “End Times”). This...

12 Jul 2010
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Free education for students

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

An education is one of the most important things any person could ever receive. It is so important, that we make school mandatory for all children until they reach the age of 16. A college education is incredibly important to many people. To get any job these days, you must have at least a...

12 Jul 2010
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Tom Cruise and the character of Charlie

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

There are many lessons that parents teach their children. Parents teach their children to be honest, patient, nice, kind, non-materialistic, giving, and many, many more. As we go and we learn our society's films reflect the same messages. The movie “Rain Man,” directed by Barry Levinson...

12 Jul 2010
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The issue of abortion

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Abortion is a tricky issue that has been debated about for hundreds of years. Abortion itself is the act of terminating a pregnancy. There are two sides to this issue: pro-life or pro-choice. Pro-lifers take the stance that abortion should be illegal (mostly because of moral issues), while those...

28 Jun 2010
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Letter of reflection

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

I just finished reading my Letter of Reflection from last year to get an idea of what to write. After reading I realized how different things are and yet how similar they are. Much of what I wrote is true and some is not, or at least not “me.” So this time I have decided to explain me...

28 Jun 2010
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Never fully returning

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

“Last survivor from World Trade Center leaves hospital;” “Katrina survivor calls Aiken home;” “Hurricane survivor mourns;” “Holocaust survivor to be reunited;” “Accident survivor shares nightmare;” “Bomb survivor recalls mayhem;”...

16 Jun 2010
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Press relations

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

PR is important to a company as it helps to establish a relationship of trust with the press and ensures the distribution of information favorable to a company. Journalism is a profession that is fast changing due to the development of the electronic media. The opportunities in the field are...

21 May 2010
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Are you man enough?

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

What does it truly mean to be a man, or have qualities that define you as masculine in the eyes of society? People in today's society view maleness and the concept of masculinity as being the same, but the truth of the matter is that they are not the same thing. We are usually able to recognize...

14 Apr 2010
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The untold gossip

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Jane Austen begins her novel, Pride and Prejudice, with one of the most famous lines in literary history, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” (1). These opening lines reveal the nature of the...

01 Apr 2010
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Floatin'

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Seagulls swarmed above us and prayed their shit would splatter the pristine veneer of the white BMW with the plates “NEW DOCTR” parked alongside the sand. The sound of the waves crashing towards us reminded me of where I was glad I wasn't. The sun was blinding me even from behind my...

30 Mar 2010
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Life on eBay

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Selling a product on ebay can be difficult, especially if nobody wants to buy your product. This was not the case for Keith Obadike, who sold his “blackness” on the auction site, or for John Freyer, who practically put his entire life collection up for bid. Obadike posts a symbolic...

30 Mar 2010
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Free will hunting

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Life is full of decisions, full of choices. Life is a long road with many different paths that we might take. Or is it? Maybe only one road is paved and we travel on it regardless if we want to or not. So do we choose the journey or is it chosen for us? In...

30 Mar 2010
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Alienation in characters and in ourselves

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Human beings are by nature social creatures. We need to be raised by others, bred by other, and also to live with others. More than one short story this semester dealt with a theme that is the opposite of community- alienation. In the three short stories...

30 Mar 2010
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Ball game

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

What is it about baseball? No other sport can get inside you the way it does. America's past-time is America's past-time because baseball just contains different aspects of strength, strategy, and excitement which other sports simply lack. What is it that lets this game...

30 Mar 2010
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Humor is best when funny

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Here's a question. How necessarily serious should news be? Should it be straight forward, void of emotion? The powers that be taught us early on that news needs to be unbiased, objective, to the point. However, recently, the current trend is to throw a little of...

30 Mar 2010
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Go, captain planet!

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Looking back now, I can vividly remember my father making me open up the pantry door to take out the can I had just thrown away, so I could correctly put it in the orange recycling bag. This would occur multiple times throughout my childhood. “Why can't we throw the cans away with...

30 Mar 2010
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To choose or not to choose

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

So now we come to the argument of free will. Do we choose our future? Or do we have a destiny? These two questions exist as the two competing arguments. Some think wholeheartedly one holds the truth, and some say there may be truth in both. These two...

30 Mar 2010
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The dropping of the atomic bomb

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

On August 6, 1945, Bombardier Thomas Freeble dropped the first atomic bomb from his airplane Enola Gay. The bomb was dropped at 8:15 am, and it fell for fifty seconds before it exploded 2,000 feet above the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Hiroshima had a population of 250,000 people, and was chosen...

15 Mar 2010
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Analyzing humor: The grand of them all

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

The Landlord, a Funny or Die exclusive video, is a comedy that makes people laugh until they tear up. The video shows two lethargic, aged men, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who are suddenly interrupted by the presence of their raging landlord because the rent is late1. Surprisingly, the landlord...

11 Mar 2010
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Compulsory heterosexuality, sexual autonomy and gender in Leslie Feinberg's 'Stone Butch Blues'

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

This passage from Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues is a good- albeit disturbing- summation of the concepts of Compulsory heterosexuality, sexual autonomy and gender that coexist within Feinberg's own engendered identity. Stone Butch Blues itself is the compelling first novel of Leslie...

11 Mar 2010
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All quiet on the Western front: A review

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is a powerful novel about the disillusionment brought on by World War I. The book is written in first person narrative based on Paul Bäumer's, a 20 year old German soldier fighting in France, experiences and the fate of his companions....

11 Mar 2010
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Women's voices, women's power

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

Women's Voices, Women's Power provides insight into the life of Logoli women of Western Kenya. In the book, Abwunza clarifies the lifestyle of the tribe and its traditions, the role women play, and the intricacies of gender relations. Logoli women belong to a patriarchal society; however, they...

11 Mar 2010
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In the land of God and Man

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

In the Land of God and Man, juxtaposes the lifestyle of privileged uppers class Latin American women with that of the poor women of the region. While class differences affect the resources women have to cope with female hardships, all Latin American women seem to share in their struggle with...

28 Feb 2010
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A report on classical concert

Thesis - 2 pages - Journalism

For my concert report, I ventured to Benaroya Hall to see the Seattle Symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. This performance featured two additional performances before the “main event.” First, two parts (Overture and Royal Hunt and Tempest) from Hector Berlioz's opera...

25 Nov 2009
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Tim O'Brien's 'If I die in a combat zone' and Dorothy Allison's 'Two or three Things I know for sure'

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

In the article by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, a theorist about gender and autobiography, Estelle C. Jelinek, argues that, “Differences between the sexes are manifest in both the content and the style of autobiography.” (9) These differences in gender can be seen when comparing two...

13 Nov 2009
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China National Petroleum Corporation and the Iraqi government: A Marxist view

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

The China National Petroleum Corporation signed a deal with the Iraqi government, allowing the large oil company to drill for oil in a poor, rural area of Iraq. While the relationship between the oil company and the Iraqi government has gone well, the deal has sparked a great deal of controversy...

13 Nov 2009
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Observing cultural use of language at a club

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

For my observation I went to an 18 year old and up night club in East St. Louis, IL during the hours from about 2am to 5am. The club is located in an area of the city known for its violence and corruption. The area of the club consists of predominantly poor and lower middle class people. And...