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  • Colors Of Mardi Gras
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    Tom Welch Service Article (revised) IT'S MARDI GRAS! Yes, New Orleans' famous Carnival season is this years' never-ending party and you " re invited. Mardi Gras, famous for its colorful and cultural parades, is an experience you can't go any longer w / out ! The Streets are packed with both tourists and Native Louisianans as they celebrate Mardi Gras in full color and sound... The Huge Parades come flashing down the street we fresh music, an explosion of lights, and spectacular floats. Everyone ...
  • Crowd Into A Dangerous Mob
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    With the thousands of poems depicting the game of baseball and its remarkable players, coming across a poem seeking thorough cross sectioning of the crowd is unusual, and rarely encountered. William Carlos Williams has created a poem which portrays the crowd as a quasi-organized mob bent on either cheering for their team, or in turn, booing them. The reason why Williams does this is because he is portraying, in a sense, simplicity versus chaos with simplicity being the game of baseball itself an...
  • Captain Prescott's Own Account
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    The town of Boston was a very uneasy city throughout the 1760's. This uneasiness quickly turned to belligerence in the early part of 1770. Tensions had been mounting from the beginning of the year with various clashes between British sympathizers and colonists. However, in early March the tensions erupted into bloodshed. On March 5, 1770 a small group of colonists were up to their usual sport of tormenting British soldiers. By many accounts there was a great deal of taunting that eventually lead...
  • Prison By The Governor Of The Bastille
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    The characteristics of a group are determined by its elements. The mob that stormed the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 was a group of citizens that were fierce, enraged, and blood-thirsty. To the people of Paris, the Bastille was a symbol of brutality and totalitarian power. It was hated because of the many stories that had emerged from its walls of horrible torture and brutality. To the people of Paris who stormed the Bastille, the prison which was the symbol of the absolute monarchy which France ...
  • Wild And Crazy Concert
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    Grade B+Evaluation Essay Ruff Ryders and Cash Money Millionaires This concert was held on Thursday March 2, 2000. Some of the hottest rap and r&b artists included in this mix were DMX, Juvenile, Ruff Ryders, Drag On, Hot Boyz, Eve, The Lox, Lil Wayne, Big Tymers, and B.G. It was hosted at the Marine Midland Arena in Downtown Buffalo. Tickets ran anywhere from$40.00 to $55.00 for the five hour long show. The wait to get in was some what frightening due to a check point like station everyone had t...
  • Equal To The Popular Crowd
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    In developing television shows today, the media has been able to create a world where tragic problems of society can be dealt with in a minor 30 minutes. In reality, our problems may seem very serious, but they can be taken away very easily by television. The cause of this is mass media's influence on how these serious problems are resolved in "TV Land". It is warping society's idea on how problems can be resolved, or even given the idea that these problems of society are not needed to be worrie...
  • Overload Of Every Sense
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    A Rock Concert Have you ever experienced an overload of every sense at once? Well, rock concerts can almost take you there. I went to see AC / DC in the spring of 1991, and it was truly a festival of sensory overloads. My body felt as if they stimulated it in every area to its complete capacity. The level of sound was so astronomical. The decibel level was on the threshold of pain. The music roared through the streets for miles, outside the coliseum. Every time the bass drum was struck, I could ...
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Rick Dinse
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    I'VE BEEN IN riots and this was not a riot", Salt Lake City Police Chief Rick Dinse said at a news conference at mid morning Sunday. ". ... I believe it was the right amount of force at the right time". Dinse said windows in several buildings and at least one vehicle were damaged during the clash, which began when individuals in a boisterous crowd in the thousands became unruly after the Bud World beer garden attraction was closed after reaching capacity. Dinse estimated damage could reach "the ...
  • Witness For The Prosecution
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    We the jury find the defendant, Not Guilty! Today is the last day of the trial. We have heard all of the witnesses and now we know that we must deliberate. I know that some of the "witnesses" are liars. Some make valid points and I know without a doubt in my mind that Captain Preston is an innocent man and that his men were provoked. As I listened to the witnesses, here is what I came to believe: The witnesses for the prosecution have very different stories as do some of the witnesses for the de...
  • West Indian Festival Carnival
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    The West Indian Festival Carnival was the largest, most colorful and vibrant ethnic cultural festival I had ever experienced in my life. Carnival is what the West Indians call this outrageous event. Carnival is only one aspect of the Caribbean Culture. Every year this event takes place on Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester, Boston. All the streets surrounding Blue Hill Ave. are closed for this annual special event. It was a hot summer day on August 28th, 1999. My best friend Jessica and I had been anxi...
  • People Of The Crowd
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    On April 29th, 1992 night was turned into day by over 5000 fires set by an mob of protesters in response to the verdict of People vs. Powell. Hordes of angry citizens, mostly from the low income areas of inner-city Los Angeles, ignored social norms, lifornia state laws, and the Los Angeles Police Department; they created utter chaos only hours after the verdicts were announced. Over the course of three days, 58 people died, millions of dollars of damage was incurred, and the citizens of Southern...
  • Bodies Dance To The Beat
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    Foreign country. Exotic setting. Unfamiliar feelings. All these thoughts crowded my head, as I walk through the doorway to the building. Setting foot in an Italian dance club, although a new place, has the same mood as a club in the U.S. On vacation in Florence, wanting to experience new things, I ventured to a local discotheque, to get a taste of the nightlife. My senses come to life, as I creep across the dance floor observing my surroundings. Sweaty bodies dance to the beat, constantly moving...
  • City Of Kent And Students
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    The Kent State Shooting On the fourth of May, 1970, the world was shocked by what happened on the campus of Kent State. The unnecessary deaths of four students and the wounding and maiming of nine more was enough to shock the world. A peaceful demonstration turned into a blood bath when the National Guard opened fire on the protesters. Students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia, a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vi...
  • Old Honor Student At Kent State
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    Allison Krause was a nineteen year old honor student at Kent State. She was quiet and almond eyed. She was known to the people around her as a listener and not a talker. She and her boyfriend, Barry Levine, were among the innocent spectators caught in the shootings on that dreadful day. Allison was known for putting a flower into a guardsman's rifle and saying. "Flowers are better than bullets, Is descent a crime?" Allison was 350 ft. away from the guardsmen that were firing upon the students. S...
  • Is Prison An Effective Form Of Punishment
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    Imprisonment is an increasingly common method of punishment in modern British society, its basis being to punish the offender by depriving them of their liberty. Costing the taxpayer "lb 36 million a week" (Frances Cook, director of the Howard League), an amount that makes an entire third world country's economy look like pocket money in comparison, it would be fair to assume that Her Majesty's Prison Service is one of great efficiency and effectiveness. In reality however, imprisonment is under...
  • Colors Of The Runners
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    The trees lined the crowded path with hundreds of people carrying clipboards and shouting various numbers and words of encouragement. Then one by one at first you see sweat soaked teenagers at the point of exhaustion run by as the people cheer. Their hair is matted to their face by their perspiration, you can barely smell the scent of salt from them. Their faces are contorted in agonizing pain as they stumble by you. As each one passes you hear the screaming from spectators and coaches getting l...
  • Inspiring Speech On The Advantages Of Socialism
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    SOCIALIST MEETING HELD A roar of agreement echoes from every member of the crowd, and is meant for the orator standing on the platform before them. Sweat running from the man's face, he has just delivered an inspiring speech on the advantages of socialism. This man has given similar orations for over twenty days consecutively, for hours on end. Waiting for more speakers to come is the audience, which consists mostly of the proliteriat but has a variety of classes in it searching for a fair econo...
  • Guy Andy Kaufman
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    Like Andy Kaufman Andy Kaufman Like a lot of people I didn t realize who in the world Andy Kaufman was till I saw the movie Man on the Moon. This movie really cracked me up and also made really cry and think about life like no other. It also led me to ask who in the world is this guy Andy Kaufman? I began doing research on Andy Kaufman and believe it or not I actually read a book called Andy Kaufman Reveled by Bob Zm uda. The book told just about everything about Andy Kaufman you ever wanted to ...

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