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Othello: Recording a Passage

What play did you choose? What act, scene and line numbers did you choose? This passage is from Othello, act one, scene three, lines 208 through 218. This scene is Desdemona’s response to her father finding out abut her marriage to Othello, and her response to her father thinking she was forced into the marriage. Which character did you play? […]

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Close Reading for Othello

In this scene of Othello, Desdemona’s father has found out that Desdemona has married Othello. He believes that she must have done so under duress, and that she was forced into this marriage. He begs the Duke to let Desdemona speak. The following quote in act one, scene three lines 208 through 218 is her response: “My noble father, I […]

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Universal Healthcare: How the US Compares

The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, yet U.S. citizens have poorer health than other first-world countries (The Commonwealth Fund). In a study performed by The Commonwealth Fund, it was found that the U.S. ranks last in Access, Equity, and Health Care Outcomes, and next to last in Administrative Efficiency among the eleven countries […]

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Healthcare in the United States (Part 3)

The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, yet U.S. citizens have poorer health than other first-world countries (The Commonwealth Fund). In a study performed by The Commonwealth Fund, it was found that the U.S. ranks last in Access, Equity, and Health Care Outcomes, and next to last in Administrative Efficiency among the eleven countries […]

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Resistance Against Universal Healthcare

There’s no doubt that the present system for providing healthcare has flaws and needs to change. Opponents and supporters of universal healthcare both believe this to be true. The disagreement starts on how the system should be improved. Opponents of Universal health care in the United States argue that universal healthcare hasn’t worked at the state level, so it couldn’t […]

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Universal Healthcare in America

With so many citizens in desperate need of health care, I decided to look into if universal healthcare a realistic goal for the United States of America. The United Kingdom, China, Russia, Canada, India all have universal healthcare, leaving the United States as the only world superpower without it. The first article I read, Universal healthcare in the US is […]

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The Debate on Raising the Minimum Wage

Should the minimum wage be raised? This question has been the center of many political debates in the past few years. As of now, the national minimum wage is $7.25. Low income workers can barely subsist on these wages, let alone save enough to advance beyond their low paying jobs. An average job payed at minimum wage makes about $15,000 […]

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How is the internet changing our brains?

The internet is changing our brains. It’s a system of distraction. We get the rewards of having unlimited information at our fingertips, at the cost of being kept in a state of perpetual distraction and constant disruption. A study performed by Columbia University showed that college students remembered less information when they knew they could easily access it later on […]

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Reef

Point of View Writing About a Photo: Reef Below the surface Beneath the surging waves I have been growing   An anchor to life I break the tranquility I offer a home   Adorned in colors As vibrant as a rainbow On the ocean floor   Sunlight travels Refracted in the current Casting shadows   Below the surface Beneath the […]

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Can You Buy Happiness?

In this article about whether or not money can buy happiness, I learned that wealth alone does not determine happiness or quality of life. However, wealth is important, specifically how people are spending their money. How you use your money can have a dramatic impact on your happiness . Lots of research has been conducted to determine if money can […]

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What is the Happiest Place in the World?

To be happy is to feel pleasure or contentment, and I believe it is one of the most important aspect of a person’s life. Everyone should aim to be happy, because to be happy is to be fulfilled in life. With this is mind, what is the happiest place on earth? Disneyland has been nicknamed “the happiest place on earth”, […]

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