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Diversity Awareness in Corporate America

The problem of accepting and embracing diversity in the workplace has been in existence since the birth of the Industrial Age and before. This problem increases as the variety of the diversity increases and it affects each person within a company in a multitude of ways. When we hear the word diversity, all too often, […]

Why Smoking Should Not Be Banned

Smoking is a source of great controversy, and most individuals either support it or oppose it. Almost no middle ground exists on the topic of tobacco smoking, and individuals against smoking have taken great strides to promote the cessation of smoking in public places. Unfortunately, this has led to the formation of numerous laws that […]

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Divorce is an unfortunate event for any family, particularly those with children. Studies have shown that approximately 25% of children whose parents divorce suffer psychologically, socially, and academically at some point in their lives. For the most part, research on divorce focuses solely on divorce in the immediate aftermath, usually a two to five-year window, […]

Materialism in America

Materialism, like capitalism, is a defining factor of the American way of life. As with all things, materialism has its good and bad points. It is a trend that paints the American picture. It gives a perception of wealth and prosperity. However, it is commonly a shallow depiction of reality. The possession of things does […]

Are People Becoming Too Dependant on Computers?

Society is becoming increasingly dependent on computers and technology for functioning in every day life. Every aspect of our lives has been affected by the infiltration of computers and technology. Computers are used to conduct business from home, meet new friends and find old friends, maintain communications with distant family, and to met out some […]

Effects of Overpopulation in India

According to the CIA World Factbook, India’s population is the second most populated country in the world, with more than 1.15 billion people as of July 2009. The Indian people have nearly 3,287,263 square kilometers of land to use, approximately 170 million hectares of which is available for farming. These 170 million hectares has the […]

Whaling – Arguments for and Against

It appears that more people are against whaling than support it. The arguments for and against whaling have been hashed out in the news recently when anti-whaling advocates assaulted a Japanese whaling ship who then responded with water canons to an effort to thwart the attack. The debate continues to escalate with other recent events […]

Social Inequality Leads to Crime

There are many different types of social inequality. In order for something to be considered inequitable, there must be differences in benefits based on some perceived different. Inequality may be based on gender, cultural practices, or race. Some sociologists believe that social inequality leads to crime. Let us explore the various types of social inequality […]

Pros and Cons of CCTV in Urban Areas

Closed circuit television, otherwise known as CCTV, utilizes a web of cameras placed throughout a specific location, such as a sporting event or zoo. These cameras are all connected to a central system that monitors the feed from each camera. closed circuit television is also becoming used in new locations all of the time, like […]

China’s One Child Policy

China’s one child policy was introduced in 1978 and began applying to all families in 1979. It followed on the heels of a marketing message from the government that heavily promoted the idea that “One is good; two is okay; three is too many.” China’s one child policy was not the government’s first attempt to […]

Generation Y in the Workplace

Generation Y entered the work force en masse in the first decade of the 21st century. Generation Y is also known as the digital generation, having grown up with access to the World Wide Web beginning in their early elementary school years. They were also early adopters of technology such as cell phones, iPods, and […]

Effects of a Permanent Ban on Whaling to the Japanese Economy

The effect of a permanent ban on whaling to the Japanese economy must be explored from many angles. Japan ended its commercial whaling operations in 1987. Since then, all whaling done in Japan is under the guide of scientific research. According to Japan, the purpose of their research whaling is to determine if there are […]

Ethics of IVF

The first baby ever born via in vitro fertilization (IVF) was Louis Brown in 1978. Prior to her birth, people declared that she would be without a soul because she was conceived in a test tube. When she was born these fears were put to rest, but that did not stop the debate about the […]

Antidepressant Drugs and Their Effects Against Depression

Massive advertising campaigns mounted by major pharmaceutical corporations would have you believe that the only way to battle and control your depression is to take one of their drug concoctions. Their drugs are designed to correct an imbalance in serotonin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body. According to the drug companies, it is the […]

Child Poverty in America

The current economic crisis is almost guaranteed to inflate statistics, but according to the last census, more than 33 million people live in poverty in the United States. The amounts to about 12% of the total population. Families living in poverty are counted at 9% of the population or about 6.8 million families. These numbers […]

Effects of Depression on Men vs Women

At the core, depression for men and women is the same. Both genders suffer moods swings, lack of motivations and a loss of pleasure. Each undergoes some change in appetite. They can’t sleep and have trouble sleeping and concentrating on the simplest things. However, studies have shown that men and women do show difference in […]

How does the Internet Affect Young People?

There is a saying among the baby boomer generation, that if you want to learn how to use computers and the internet, go ask your grandchildren to teach you. An estimated 100% of all young people use computers with more than 90% regularly using the internet. Much of this internet use is tied to homework […]

The Link between Diet, Nutrition, Learning and Development

Many foods and snacks served in schools these day do more harm than good to children and teenagers. This is because the foods are loaded with sugars, caffeine, sodium and other chemicals that keep children from performing to the best of their abilities. Too much sugar can make kids jittery, tired and unfocused, impacting their […]

Did Barack Obama Deserve to Win the Nobel Prize?

World wide reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded Barack Obama was mixed at best. Most, including the President himself were surprised. Many felt it premature, while others felt he’d done nothing to deserve it at all. After all, he’s only been President of the United States for a very short time. He really hasn’t […]

How Does Racism and Prejudice Affect America

Racism and its cousin prejudice are probably the number one problem affecting Americans today. Studies done since the country’s founding have illustrated the tremendous toll that levied by these twin poisons on the American people. In the later part of the last decade a study was done to determine the affect of racism and prejudice […]

Should Same Sex Marriage be Legalized?

The argument for or against same sex marriage(SSM) has raged for several years in America and around the world. Some see same sex marriage as a legal civil right that is presently being denied to some who want to get married. Others, primarily right wing Christian conservatives as well as many in the Black church […]

Benefits of Obama’s Healthcare Reform

Despite the contentious nature of the debate on health care in America, the fact remains that President Obama’s healthcare reform represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the lives of all Americans. This means both the uninsured as well as the insured. For all Americans, health insurance represents peace of mind. Having good […]

The French Attitude Toward Ethnic Minorities

Another way to ask the question is to consider whether the French are racists. Do they practice diversity? Do they treat their ethnic minorities well? The simple answer is that “yes” racism does exist in France, just as it exists in all other countries and cultures. As with all other peoples, it is a complex […]

The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran

Thanks to terrorism, our world is in a constant state of high alert and countries such as Iran serve only to add to the fear and confusion of an already stressed out global population. Unfortunately, it appears as though Iran is becoming more and more of a player on the nuclear world stage. Although some […]

Bigotry and Racism

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pacifist that would not stand for physical confrontation. Instead he repelled bigotry with “soul force.” This meant that he would use his spirit to overcome anyone that stood in his way towards equality. It was through his belief in God and his self-determination that allowed Dr. King to carry […]

Medical Malpractice

The doctor-patient relationship has been defined differently through the years. In the beginning it developed into a "common calling" which meant doctors practiced medicine as a duty to their patients. Laws were developed to protect patients, therefore doctors used proper care and expert skill. In the past six centuries, medical malpractice has increased, which lead […]

Nuclear Weapons

In its attempts to harness the power of the atom, mankind has itself in the possession of weapons with unbelievable, destructive power. Nations now have the ability to destroy entire cities from hundreds of miles away, in only minutes. These weapons are nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons cost the citizens of the United States billions of […]

Nixon’s Political Career

A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In January 1942 he took a job with the Office of Price Administration. Two months later he applied for a Navy commission, and in September 1942 he was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade. During […]

Islamic Women

Muslim society over the centuries has treated women as second class citizens. It’s been this way since the beginning of time. Women are treated in this manor for a number of reasons, but all leading back to the Quran. Women are considered inferior to men, are treated unfairly in marriage, and even are oppressed legally, […]

Immigration in the United States

Immigration is a major problem facing the U.S. today. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants flock to this country every year. Some legally, others illegally. Some are escaping from religious and political oppression while others come to seek out the "American Dream". Either way they are causing nationwide problems. Non-English speaking workers take jobs away from […]

Argumentative Essay on Educational Reform

Since the early 1980’s, the issue of America’s faltering public school system has become a serious concern. The crisis in K-12 education is one of the biggest challenges facing the nation. There is a great deal of evidence to show this problem. The pathetically low results of American students through international test scores is one […]

Gulf War Syndrome

Imagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region, so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf, the soldier serves his country, with honor, loyalty, and dignity. In an attempt to win the war, Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops, leaving […]

Ritalin

In recent years, more and more kids seem to be on a prescription drug called Ritalin(methylphenidate). This drug is being handed out more and more by doctors as a way of treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a complex neurological impairnment that prevents kids from concentrating. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, it rose fron 200 […]

Heroin Abuse

Drugs have been around for hundreds of years. Indians were known to have used Opium and other drugs for medical and various other purposes. During the 7th Century A.D. in China a drug emerged called Opium. Opium, the dry juice from immature seed pods of the opium poppy plant, is a narcotic drug that is […]

Capital Punishment

Have you been wondering where all our tax dollars are going to these days? A large amount of it is going towards maintaining murderers, rapists and thieves, and for what reason, to live the good life? The average prisoner costs the federal government one hundred and fifty dollars a day which amounts to fifty-three thousand […]

HIV and AIDS Disease

Like the majority of the American population I have lived in a cloud of ignorance about the HIV and AIDS crisis. I have never know anyone close to me that has been infected with either of the two viruses. So when the option to research something to do with sexuality arouse I felt this would […]

The Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

There are many drugs, legal and illegal, that are used on a daily basis all over the world. Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every […]

Battered Woman Syndrome

In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered Woman syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted […]

Bigotry and Racism

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pacifist that would not stand for physical confrontation. Instead he repelled bigotry with “soul force.” This meant that he would use his spirit to overcome anyone that stood in his way towards equality. It was through his belief in God and his self-determination that allowed Dr. King to carry […]

Should the Voting Age in America be Lowered?

I think that we should leave the voting age at 18. I do not think we should lower the voting age for a few reasons. The first reason is because many younger kids do not have enough of an understanding of politics. We are not taught much of government and politics until the upper grades […]

Racism in Heart of Darkness

Chinua Achebe, a well-known writer, once gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts about Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, entitled “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Throughout his essay, Achebe notes how Conrad used Africa as a background only, and how he “set Africa up as a foil to Europe,”(Achebe, […]

Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism

Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale – mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, “Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction […]

Ocean Dumping & Marine Pollution

The practice of ocean dumping should be banned. Marine pollution is at the heart of interest in today’s search for a clean environment. Not only does ocean dumping add to the unsightliness of the once beautiful and pristine waters; it also kills the marine life which inhabits those waters. Pollution on a grand-scale is wreaking […]

Homesexuals in the U.S Military

Throughout the history of the country, the United States has banned gay and lesbian citizens to serve in the military, and serve the land of the free. Even today, the United States is one of the two countries left in the world that still refuses gays to be open and honest with their sexual preference […]

The Death Penalty

Reviving The Death Penalty “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” is one of the oldest and most famous sayings in the world. It comes from the Mosaic Law in the Bible and it is an edict that has ruled millions for thousands of years. Today the issue of capital punishment has […]

Women and Sexism

“We [women] are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men.” Elizabeth Stanton (prominent woman suffragist) – (excerpted from One Woman, One Vote by Wheeler, pg. 58) “Frailty, thy name is woman.” William Shakespeare – (excerpted from Hamlet, Act I, scene 2) This quote made by Stanton in 1890 shows many of the feministic beliefs held […]

Why American Troops are being Sent Overseas

American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make peace in a country that is at Civil […]

A World Without Freedom

I walk upon the earth and marvel at the ability to let the grass cushion my wandering feet. What if my feet could not wander? What if I were a slave to this rich soil, then where would I be? Society may not be controlled, and it may wander aimlessly perhaps, but it wanders on […]

What Determines Manhood?

A man is not defined by his muscles, his facial hair, what he wears, what he drives, or by how much money he makes. The common assumption a lot of guys have is that being male automatically makes them men. Don’t get me wrong a person must be male to be a man, but it is […]

Water Pollution

Water pollution needs to be stopped. Pollution of lakes rivers, streams, and oceans has been killing land and water animals for years. Polluting water is a horrible act and will be stopped. Water pollution kills all kinds of animals every year. Just the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill near anchorage Alaska caused over 3,000 otters to […]

Ethics in the Media

In the world of media today, an ethics code is one of the most important things to follow. Unfortunately, Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith did not feel the same way. Mike Barnicle and Patricia Smith, both former workers for The Boston Globe, plagiarized and falsified information in order to bring forth newsworthy stories. Throughout this […]

Understanding Abusive Parents

STUDY OF FAMILY INTERACTION LEAD TO NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ABUSIVE PARENTS   Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children. […]

Anti-Crime Law: Three Strikes, You’re Out

We have all heard of the newest anti-crime law, the “Three strikes and you’re out” law. It wasn’t easy getting this law from the bill stage in Sacramento to the law stage, because it is not a criminal friendly law. Meaning that this law’s purpose is to bring pain, suffering, and intimidation to criminals. Our […]

This Life Time has 42048000 Minutes

Listen up soldiers, we have a crisis on our hands. A silent army has been built up over hundreds of years and is the most deadly enemy we have ever had to face. This enemy you people have known since the day you were brought into this world. You are face to face with this […]

The Young Offenders Act – The Truth?

This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it’s implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the […]

Problems with the American School System

All over America there seems to be painfully obvious differences in the school systems which cater to the upper class majority and the ones that serve the lower and middle class minority. There is a strong undercurrent of racial inequality in today’s school systems, which negatively effect the quality of education that its students receive. […]

The Power of Personal Image

A young woman stands in front of the mirror and is disgusted by the reflection that only she can see. Thunder thighs, flabby arms, and a pot belly obstruct her view of the beautiful, smart, and loving woman who stares back at her. This is exactly the type of person the advertisement agencies and the […]

The Offense Principle

The Offense Principle claims that individual liberty is justifiably limited to prevent offensive behavior. I believe that the Offense Principle provides the correct liberty limit n principles that the state should invoke. The state should prevent behavior that causes shame, embarrassment and discomfort from pornographic material and cts. There are three conditions that are typically […]

The Minimum Wage and Why we Should Leave It

When was the last time a "value" meal from McDonald, let alone any other fast food chain, did not cost five dollars or more? When was the last time premium gas was under a dollar a gallon? It’s hard to remember, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be great if everything cost a nickel, like back in […]

The Internet as a Means of Entertainment

If somebody had told me five years ago that I would spend all of my free time in front of my computer screen I would have called him crazy. For me outdoor life has always been much more interesting than staying at home. It took me just one night to realize how important the Internet […]

What are the Causes of Weight Gain/Obesity?

During the past 20 years, obesity among adults has risen significantly in the United States. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 30 percent of U.S adults 20 years of age and older – approximately 60 million people – are obese. Similarly, the obesity rate among young people has more […]

The Facts of Life about Homosexuality

Why you might say, well its up in arms what people think the real cause is, some say nature and others say nurture! What is it ? Well Its all on how you look at it. Nature is the way god made you and nurture is the way of there upbringing. From readings most say […]

The Ethics of the Media

The purpose of the media has become an ongoing question since the large amount of conflicts between the consumer and media. Why is the original purpose of the media so damn hard to figure out? It is time to confront this issue instead of blowing it off by saying, "We can never change the media, […]

The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children

Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in […]

The Difference Between Sex and Gender

In today’s society sex and gender seem to have two separate connotative meanings. Sex is a more scientific term that explains physical traits and sexual preferences. Gender carries a more social tone. Meaning that it refers to the different clothing, activities, career choices, and positions people hold in society. A person’s social status helps separate […]

The Cost of Computer Literacy

What are the costs of computer literacy? Some people argue that there are no such costs, but I believe there are a few which may be relevant. Does computer literacy affect the way we communicate, and if so, is this necessarily a bad thing? What is our future, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? What […]

The Consequences of Guns

Handguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as […]

The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

Lately, the top story in the news day after day, months after months have been about William Jefferson Clinton, also known as Bill. Who could blame them, there is nothing better than a story out of the ordinary, especially one with presidential status. For the past months he has been the most talked about figure, […]

The Censorship of Art

Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. […]

Work for the Dole Scheme (Australian Welfare)

Youth faces an uncertain future – it always has in one way or another. The progression from parental dependency to self-sufficiency and independence has always been (and will continue to be) a difficult one. The stresses of successfully completing high school are compounded by peer pressure, personal and family relationship problems, and the natural problems […]

Young American’s Attidute Towards Politics

For the past 25 years it has been wondered why the young people of America have shared the same apathetic attitude towards politics as the older generation of Americans. Indeed, the issues concerning young voters are just as important as those concerning older voters. Why the newest voters choose to abstain their right has long […]

The American Diet

"You are what you eat", goes a famous saying. And if that is truly the case, then a lot of Americans would appear to be unhealthy, chemically treated, commercially raised slabs of animal flesh. And while that is not a particularly pleasant thought, it is nonetheless a description of the typical American omnivore who survives […]

Modern Terrorism

Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had […]

Teenage Homosexuality

Of the many emotions a gay man or woman feel, perhaps the most powerfully pervasive is fear. The fear of being found out is real enough, but the worry does not end there. There also lurks the fear of being called names, being assaulted, perhaps even killed. For adults these fears are horrible enough. For […]

Teen Suicide (Sociological)

The purpose of this paper is to explain the causes of teen suicide. This paper will include statistics and some background information on suicide survivors. Also this report will discuss some warning signs of teen suicide. It is important to take the subject of suicide seriously. It doesn’t seem right that a teenager, who has […]

Crime: Taking Responsibility

1999 must be a great year to be alive if you are a criminal! Nobody takes responsibility for his or her own actions anymore. Someone commits a heinous crime, and anything but the criminal gets blamed. It was a harsh childhood, abusive parents, violent movies and video games, the availability of guns and bomb making […]

Student Uniforms

Students are always complaining about the dress codes at their school, and totally rejecting the idea of school uniforms, but I feel there are many benefits to this proposal. These days everyone is so concerned about being attractive and popular that they forget the real reason for going to school. The increase in academic performance […]

Society’s Restraint to Social Reform in Canada

Of the many chatted words in the social reform vocabulary of Canadians today, the term workfare seems to stimulate much debate and emotion. Along with the notions of self-sufficiency, employability enhancement, and work disincentives, it is the concept of workfare that causes the most tension between it’s government and business supporters and it’s anti-poverty and […]

Social Structure

This essay will begin by describing the three spheres that tie society together. The main institution of society is the family or household which is broken up into thousands of units. Secondly, it will discuss the economic institution and its ties to the family. The use of labour power and how that effects the power […]

Social Promotion

Most children are taught since the beginning of their educational careers that they must do well, and succeed if they wish to be acknowledged. There was always a black sheep, some boy or girl, who did not do their work and was held back. Consequently, these children were used as horrifying examples of what could […]

Should There be Compulsary College Classes?

Open your eyes, clean out your ears, sit down and listen, straighten your back, keep your head forward and be ready to have an open mind? Having an open mind is a good quality to have while experiencing different situations that you may encounter. People have many different opinions and ideas which they are expressing […]

Should There Be Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada/United States of America?

The question that is brought up is not that of sex, but it is that of aboriginals in Canada. The question that is asked is should there be an aboriginal self-government? If the government were to go ahead and give the natives there own government they would be losing money and would most likely have […]

Should School Be Compulsory?

I believe that, after year 6, school should NOT be compulsory. By the time you have completed your primary education, you have learned the basic skills needed to get through life. High school is simply an extension of the basic skills learned in the primary school system, and is unneeded unless you pursue your education […]

Should Marijuana be Legalized? Arguments For and Against

The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other ; one those who are pro marijuana and those who are anti marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. […]

Should Children be in Competive Sports at a young age?

Many American parents struggle to answer the puzzling question of what the appropriate age children should start to participate in competitive sports. A subject like this is puzzling because there are many issues that must be addressed, because it is controversial. Some American parents push their children too far, too young. The average American child […]

Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes?

Why do we need taxes? Taxation makes up majority of our government’s income. With this income the government can provide us with proper infrastructure and social services for little, if no cost at all. These include Medicare, social security and education. (These facilities are known as recurrent expenditures because it is needed time after time.) […]

Should a moment of silence be legal in public schools?

In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public schools did not have the power to authorize school prayer. This decision made public school in the U.S. more atheistic than many European nations. For example, crosses still hang on the classroom walls in Poland, and the Ten Commandments are displayed in Hungary. There are prayers held […]

The Effects of Shoplifting on the Community

Shoplifting is a major problem in today life. The temptation of not paying for something, just hiding it away and saving your own money is a large factor for some people. The culprit just thinks he’s getting a product for free and doesn’t know what he’s actually doing to himself and the community. Shoplifting effects […]

Sexual Preference and the Military

Homosexuality should not be a limiting factor in US Army service. In this essay, three points of view will be examined: why homosexuals have been excluded from the Army in the past, what are the origins of the Army’s current stance on the issue, and what conditions must occur before sexual preference can be discounted […]

Self Defense in Criminal Cases

One of the frustrations faced by many businesses is that after the perpetrators of crimes have been identified, the District Attorney’s office will not pursue the case. One option is for victims to sue the DA in an attempt to compel him to prosecute, but this would be costly and proving dereliction of duty would […]

School Uniforms

John Doe walks into a skyscraper, confident and well groomed wearing a tie, suit, and dress shoes. His confidence moves him forward, as he enters an elevator going up to the 23rd floor. He approaches his first job interview since leaving Jesuit Prep: McAllen & McAllen Law. This well groomed man graduated from Jesuit prep, […]

Road Rage: The Scourge Of America’S Roadways

Topic: Road Rage General Purpose: To convince Specific Purpose: To convince the audience to combat “road rage” by increasing driver awareness Thesis Statement: “Road rage” caused by aggressive driving tendencies is a growing epidemic affecting today’s roadways, but there is a solution. Ethos: Include myself in my statements. Pathos: Audience should feel horrified at the […]

Reverse Discrimination

In 1973 a thirty-three year-old Caucasian male named Allan Bakke applied to and was denied admission to the University of California Medical School at Davis. In 1974 he filed another application and was once again rejected, even though his test scores were considerably higher than various minorities that were admitted under a special program. This […]

Regulation of the Internet

Child pornography, hackers reading how to hack into your web site or personal computer and children reading explicit details in the Starr Report; these are all examples of harmful information available on the Internet that should be regulated by the government. Government should regulate information on the Internet. Obscene and harmful material on the Internet, […]

Racism… it’s Lingering

What would you do if the Constitution said you were just as good as everyone else but some people still acted as if you were something they had just scraped off their shoe? This sort of thing happens to millions of people on a regular basis. Americans of African, Asian, or Mexican descent are all […]

Pros of Green Revolution

With the rapid growth of our global population pouring into the next millennium, we will witness an ever-growing hunger rate around the world. That is unless we call for a revolution on the global scale. The Green Revolution which already sprouted in the early part of the century only need to add a bit more […]

Pros and Cons Of having Hands in the Pockets

There are far more pros for students having their hands in their pockets. Nevertheless lets look at the comparisons and weigh up the results of the two anyway. Lets look at the cons to start with. The main con is that Mr Pinto is against students having hands in their pockets. Still why is Mr […]

Procrastination

One of the biggest reasons why assignments get a bad mark or are incomplete is because of procrastination. Procrastination has a bad effect on work, and on you. When you procrastinate you don’t learn how to discipline yourself, the quality of work suffers, and you get stressed out. The first reason why procrastination is bad […]

Problems with Capital Punishment

“Dead Man Walking!” This sound rings through each and every death row inmate a thousand times a day; But should it? Capital punishment is one of the most controversial topics among Americans today. Since every person has there own opinion on this topic, either for or against, the question always raised is “Is it morally […]

Private School Vouchers

Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a […]