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  • Drugs My Senior Year
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    JENNIFER JORGENSEN ENGLISH COMP. 12-1: 15 DETTMER MARCH 6, 2001 WHY I AM AT ACC During my years in high school being popular was what life was about. What type of clothes you wore what kind of a car you drove, who your friends were, and who you were dating. Being academic wasn't really shunned upon; it just wasn't my strongest strength. I was smart in classes that I held an interest in. Unfortunately, those classes were more electives then core classes. I failed my math classes, and repeated the...
  • Tommy And Chris
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    Tommy is an eighteen year-old male who was born with Cerebral Palsy and Mild Mental Retardation. He is diagnosed as right - hemi paretic which effects his right leg, arm and hand. Tommy is ambulatory, however, his gait is short and uneven which manifests in a noticeable limp and the dragging of his right leg. He has trouble lifting over ten pounds and walking up stairs but can sit, stand and bend without pain for long periods of time. Tommy is a full-time student at the Hungerford school where h...
  • Brittany
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    Brittany Butterfield and the Back-to-School Blues by Wendy Corsi Staub Brittany Butterfield and the Back-to-School Blues by Wendy Corsi Staub is a fiction story of a girl, Brittany Butterfield, who is having a tough time trying to fit in at her new school, Keelan Grove High. She was right inner assumption that none of her friends would be in her classes. She hated the thought of going to Keelan Grove because she knew she would have to make all new friends. The first day at Keelan Grove High was ...
  • Main Building
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    Creative Writing: The First Day By: Sarah Johns It was a bright sunny day, the sky was a soft shade of blue and there was a slight breeze in the air. I stepped out of my moms red shiny CRX as she said 'Good Luck' to me. I forced up a weak smile as I shoved the door, and it made a woos h noise as it closed. I took a deep breathe and started walking towards the man entrance. I thought to myself, 'Why does the school have all the buildings separated?' I slowly walked forward as I started looking at...
  • College Drinking Alcohol Reflection
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    In the past few months I have learned a lot about myself. When the incident first occurred I was very angry. I know plenty of people that drink that are under age and they don't get caught. I kept asking myself why me? At first I was hesitant to change, but the last few months have been eye opening. I have definitely used this situation to my advantage. There are so many things that I have learned about myself. I have used these last few months to really evaluate my life and set new goals for my...
  • McDonald High School
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    In 1969, an event known as The Wave swept through a school in California. Students were being brainwashed and all of their morals were being flushed down the toilet. Everyone was just thinking what is best for the school or The Wave. This event would not even come close to happening in McDonald High School. There are several reasons as to why this would not happen. First of all, the students here at McDonald High School do not care for the school. If anyone of them had the chance to move they wo...
  • Big Change In Our Lives
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    It was a bright summer day, when my mother reunion my sibling and I in the living room. "A big change in our lives will occur in a couple of months", She said with a smile on her face. Looking at her face with that big smile, the first thing that went in trough my mind was: something excited is about to happen. Mom, with her long black curly hair, sitting down with her legs crossed said: " We are moving!" she said. "Where mama, where?" I said anxiously, "Which part of the city, mama?" I lived in...
  • Your High School Future
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    Expository essay High school is one of the greatest milestones for a teenager to go through. High school is very difficult opposed to middle school, not to mention the amount of work that has to be accomplished. When you are fresh out of middle school you might find high school challenging, but this is not the time to fool around, but to pave the way for your future. Peer pressure is also another factor that affect your high school future. Another factor that can effect how you perform at your f...
  • Same Roller Coaster Of Adolescence
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    THE ROLLER COASTER OF ADOLESCENCE Purpose: To explore the feelings of an adolescent as she rides the roller coaster of adolescents. Audience: Adults and Adolescents. Adolescence. A time of trials, tribulations, happiness, sadness, excitement and most of all finding your personal identity. It's a time of friendship blues, broken hearts and parent troubles. The best way to describe adolescents is a roller coaster. Being a child is so much easier than being an adolescent. It's like riding a miniatu...
  • School Year My Grades
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    The feeling of success is best described as joy and pride in one's ability to accomplish goals while surpassing obstacles. Success and self-satisfaction are most appreciated when you work hard and depend upon yourself to accomplish excellence. I experienced the feeling of great achievement on last spring after the death of a close friend named Latasia Wilson that winter. Tay (Latasia) and I were on the varsity basketball cheerleading squad together. Tay was in the twelfth grade and I was in the ...
  • Darren And His Friends
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    I was running as fast as I ever had before. I knew that if a slowed down, they would catch up and beat me up and take all my money. This is the third time this has happened to me this week. I took the left down the alley next to Starbucks. I looked back and realised I had lost them. When I say "them" I mean Darren Shan and his friends Gary Smith and Jake Brown. Darren Shan and his friends are known to cause trouble with the new boys and boys who were in the lower years then them. I had only join...
  • Best Friend
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    "02" WAS FOR YOU, BUT "03" IS FOR ME AND I'M STRESS FREE! "Be careful who you choose to have as friends because sometimes bad habits can rub off", is what mommy preached to me when I was younger and now I see it to be true. I just lost a long-term friendship. As I look back I'm kind of happy that happened. Some say a good friendship is hard to come across, but bad ones aren't missed. When I was younger, my so-called best friend and I had a fight but; somewhere later in life, we were able to look...
  • American High School
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    A flirtatious, talkative, romantic, and friendly person is Kelvin Baker. He is also a little too confident about himself. At times we see him trying to get a girls number or as we say "her digits", or he is chillin' with his friends. Although he has some business he needs to handle with homework and school activities, he still manages to go out and do his own thing like basketball, football, and girls... Kelvin Javaris is one whom I personally call, "Jay". Jay was born in Jackson, Mississippi; h...
  • New Friends
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    There are a lot of ways in know ing a friend; it's whether or not you take the first step to introduce yourself. Always's wear a warm smile, you might find one of the true friends out there! By introducing friends to one another, we capture another way in know ing another new friend. Your friend in tro duces her friend to you and you and her friend might even be come best of friends! The everyday life of school gives us the opportunity to meet new friends, to know and understand each other and a...
  • Mesh Shirts K
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    Kalypso: i want to be fit by the spring so i can run around in half shirts and daisy dukes. Big Joe: in spring i want to run around in wife-beaters or mesh shirts K: we " ll come to work, wearing semi-matching outfits. you in a wife beater, me in daisy dukes. B: that would be classic! i'm going to grow sh long hair at the same time K: okay, and i'm going to buy some jellies (rubber shoes) -- pink. B: those rule! you can dress up as a suburban mall chick who only dates big black guys and wears a ...
  • Your Going To School
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    Hey Erik, turn up that CD bro, that songs hella tight, I haven t heard Sublime for days. For sure, Im so glad track is over, too much to do, you finish rolling that spliff yet B? Yeah man, hook me up with that light on the table, puff, puff. I laid back on Erik's plush, slightly worn leather couch purchased from the Value Village store downtown and watched as he displayed a phat French inhale. I was in a cloudy state with so much on my mind I didn t know where to begin. I was once again in the b...

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