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  • Benedictine Academy School For Girls
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    My name is Aisha Jamil a Marques. I am a seventeen-year old senior currently attending Benedictine Academy School for girls. Benedictine Academy has truly been a learning experience. Through out my three years as a Benedictine girl, I have grown socially and mentally. The Benedictine faculty has helped me to be a well-rounded person, giving me educational knowledge, social skills and the ability to realize that there's nothing wrong with a little hard work. They have also taught me, as long as I...
  • Chris And Jon's Life
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    In April of 1992 a young man named Chris McCandless, from a prosperous and loving family, hitchhiked across the country to Alaska. He gave $25,000 of his savings to charity, left his car and nearly all of his possessions. He burned all the cash he had in his wallet, and created a new life. Four months later, his body was found in an abandoned bus. Jon Krakauer constructed a journalistic account of McCandless's story. Bordering on obsession, Krakauer looks for the clues to the mystery that is Chr...
  • Movie Prefontaine
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    Without Limits - Movie Review Words - 1,111 The movie Without Limits takes place in Munich Germany during the 1972 Olympics. This movie is about hopes, dreams, and ambitions. During the late '60's and early '70's, Steve Prefontaine single-handedly revitalized the sport of track transforming it from a college activity to a major national interest. Prefontaine became something of a hero who brought his sport into the headlines. It focuses on the star's rough personality and his refusal to pace him...
  • Immediate Goal Of Mine
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    Personal Goal Essay In this essay we are suppose to explain what our personal goals are for our life, how do we plan on achieving those goals, and finally what challenges that we might encounter. Until now I really never had to think about what I want to do with my life and what I want in my life. Like every other person on the planet I have had dreams of items that I would love to have, but I know I will not. My dreams are nowhere near achievable, my goals on the other hand I hope are. My goals...
  • My Many Long Term Goals
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    Goals and Accomplishing Your Dreams For many years jobs such as doctors, accountants, and corporate executives were considered high profile. In the last decade, careers in the field of law have become more important due to the increasing number of lawsuits. One of my many long term goals is to become a tax lawyer. This is a goal Have held near to my heart form several years. I can see myself walking into a packed court room with my Italian suit and penny loafers on. The court room grows silent a...
  • Corruption Of The American Dream
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    The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald embodies may themes, however the most salient one relates to the corruption of the American Dream. The American Dream is that each person no matter who he or she is can become successful in life by his or her own hard work. The dream also embodies the idea of a self-sufficient man, an entrepreneur making it successful for himself. The Great Gatsby is about what happened to the American dream in the 1920's, a time period when the dream had been corrupted by th...
  • Dreams Of Sun
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    SHATTERING THE DARKNESS In the poem "As I Grew Older " by Langston Hughes, a young man is thinking about his goals and that he cannot achieve them because of racial prejudice. The theme of the poem is that prejudice is used to keep people from accomplishing their dreams. Hughes expresses this idea by using imagery, anaphora, and a symbol. Imagery helps Hughes to show how prejudice is used to keep people from accomplishing their goals. In the beginning of the poem, Hughes talks about a dream he h...
  • Gattaca Eugene And Jerome
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    A hero, above all must have qualities in which he is admired for his brave deeds in which he performs to realize a goal. These brave deeds are ones in which give someone the ability to endure pain and danger. Jerome and Eugene, in Andrew Niccols' Gattaca, both possess qualities in which make them a hero because they are prepared to endure pain and jeopardy to achieve their dream. Both ultimately give up their own life to achieve a dream. This for Jerome was his life ambition while for Eugene thi...
  • Dream My Reality
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    "One day you will learn that you have two hands, one for helping others and one for helping yourself". Anonymously said it is something that I think is true. Life passes by faster then anything. Now the time has come to think of what I want in life. Being a kid cannot last forever even though many of us try to keep it that way. Having a nice family, becoming a pharmacist, and have a career in soccer are my dreams. Hopefully these dreams will become a reality. One future goal of mine is to have a...
  • Your Dream And Goal
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    "Ilxlitxerxaxcy" Ilxlitxerxate-uneducated; esp., not knowing how to read or write 3/4 n. an illiterate person 3/4 illiteracy. Illiterate is defined in so many words yet with so little meaning to some and just enough knowledge for others to understand. But have you ever stopped and really thought about how it would have been to live your whole life without the capability of reading or writing? Well today I've done just that and for this moment not only have I allowed myself to be placed in the sh...
  • Jackson's Symbolic Journey Everyday People Encounter Obstacles
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    Phoenix Jackson's Symbolic Journey Everyday people encounter obstacles that stand in the way of their goals. Phoenix, in? A Worn Path? , by Eudora Welty, has a mission to accomplish, but many things stand in her way. When she finally makes it, she has conquered her goal for that day. She also has a long-term goal, which is to make her grandson happy and well. Her walk to town on the path symbolizes her entire life, and the lives of everyone else. Everyone sets goals for themselves, but in the wa...
  • American Dream Dates Back To The Time
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    The American Dream Going, Going, Gone? Has the American Dream turned into the American nightmare? The ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence, life, liberty and happiness, are no longer the ideals of today. Now, it is the pursuit of happiness that overshadows everything. Life and liberty are taken for granted. Americans today are constantly reminded and told how to pursue the dream. And more often than not, it is someone else's dream. The old-fashioned idea of a simple life with a decen...

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