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Huckleberry Finn’s Struggle for Individuality

Raised in an extremely racist society, Huckleberry Finn from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, struggles between following his own morals and the morals he was raised with.  Twain uses this struggle to highlight societies influences on individuals, as well as the pressure to follow the guidelines set by those around us. This struggle can be seen not only in the […]

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Undocumented Immigrants – XP

When I first learned we were writing about a topic important to us, I knew immediately I wanted to write about civil rights and discrimination. An issue I particularly care about the deportation of undocumented immigrants, and discrimination against those undocumented immigrants. This issue feels close to home for me since my father is a Mexican immigrant, and while he […]

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Huckleberry Finn Dialectic Journal Entry

Our class is currently reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The following is a dialectic journal entry for chapter six of the novel in which I have analyzed a passage and expressed my own insights, comments, and ideas. Reading Notes: April 24, 2017 Chapters 6-8 P. 21 “…and I didn’t see how I’d ever got to like […]

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United by Differences

America is an extremely diverse nation with people from all different backgrounds mingling and interacting. These differences in skin color, faith, culture, beliefs, and experiences create a tapestry of interwoven individuals who can learn and grow from one another. I believe that differences unite people and make them stronger. My first job, starting at a very young age was being […]

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The Refugee Crisis

Dear Future President, “We hold these Truths to be self evident that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” (Declaration of Independence). All Americans should know these resounding words. Written into history by a founding population of people who came […]

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College Campuses Should be a Safe Place for Women

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/22/health/campus-sexual-assault-new-large-survey/ Sexual assault is a major issue in the United States and as the next President, I implore you to address it. Sexual assault happens much to frequently but possibly one of the most troubling aspects of this issue is the amount of sexual assaults happening on college campuses and the abysmal rate at which rapists are being convicted. A […]

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