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  • Summer Classes In Order
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    "In the end, it's not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years". Abraham Lincoln. A few days ago, I met up with friends that I haven't seen in ages. As we shopped and cruised from mall to mall, we reminisced about the good old days, told each other about where we were and what we " re planning to do with life. That day, I realized how much I have accomplished in life, and how much more I aspire to do in the following years. At age nineteen, though the number of years in my ...
  • Cbs Evening News
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    The Columbia Broadcasting Company or "CBS" in layman's terms was founded in 1927 as a radio network under the "United Independent Broadcasters" name, which was a radio-broadcasting network. The name was changed to CBS in 1928, which was the same year that William S. Paley, the son of a cigar making tycoon, took over control of CBS with his fathers financial support. Paley took over CBS for $400,000 and inherited a network that consisted of 22 affiliates and 16 employees. Although he had little t...
  • Chinese New Year
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    The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts at the beginning of spring. The beginning of spring is usually around the forth or fifth of Feburary. It's origins are too old to be traced but several explanations have been presented. All agree that the word Nian, now chinese for year, was originally the name of a monster that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of the new year. One legend goes that the monster had an enormous mouth that c...
  • Conflict Between Their Chinese And American Identities
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    Chinese Americans The focus of our group project is on Chinese Americans. We studied various aspects of their lives and the preservation of their culture in America. The Chinese American population is continually growing. In fact, in 1990, they were the largest group of Asians in the United States (Min 58). But living in America and adjusting to a new way of life is not easy. Many Chinese Americans have faced and continue to face much conflict between their Chinese and American identities. But m...
  • 12 17 2001 Entry 2 Saint Nicholas
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    12-19-2001 Entry# 1 Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of just about everything. He is the national saint of Russia and Greece and churches named after him number in the thousands - more than 400 in Great Britain alone. He is the patron saint of judges, murderers, pawnbrokers, thieves, merchants, paupers, scholars, sailors, bakers, travelers, maidens and poor children. Saint Nicholas was born in the Middle East about 350 miles northwest of Bethlehem in the fourth century. Perhaps the most famous...
  • Chinese New Year
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    SUPERSTITIOUS Human beings are superstitious especially among Chinese. If anyone who claims that he or she is not superstitious is either a liar or a fool. A lot of us believe in certain things that do not have logical explanations. This is especially true in this multi-racial country of ours. Each community has its own beliefs. It would be impossible to discuss all of the beliefs of Chinese; therefore I will just touch on some of them. I still remember a few years ago, some of my friends and I ...
  • Firecrackers On Every Chinese New Year
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    Chinese New Year Every country has their own holiday system. Different countries have different holidays. There are also some common holidays that people celebrate around the world, such as Christmas and New Year. Different countries have their own definition of the New Year. Therefore, they celebrate their own New Year, not only on the first day of January, but also on a certain day or days every year. A good example is the Chinese New Year. Do you know when the Chinese New Year is How long do ...
  • Firecrackers During Chinese New Year Celebration
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    Our Lives Versus Firecrackers Bong! Bong! Bong! These are the typical sounds one would hear passing by a Chinatown around February of every year. Indeed, these are the sounds of firecrackers, which are distinctive features Chinese people use to welcome a new beginning on Chinese New Year. However, can anyone imagine how many people have died or have been injured by these explosive features According to a report, a firecracker storage area in China caught fire which caused the death of forty-seve...
  • Finney
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    and after his conversion, Finney rejected the Calvinist doctrine of passive salvation available only to the elect. He believed that God offered Himself to everyone and, most importantly, that one could be saved only through an active acceptance of God's invitation to grace. The sinner chooses to sin just as the penitent chooses to repent. To reach as many souls as possible, Finney employed what came to be called "new measures", although many had been used by earlier preachers. These new measures...
  • Chinese New Year On Lunar New Year
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    Introduction I Have you been in China? Have you been heard about Lunar New Year? Millions of Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year on Lunar New Year each year. There are similar celebrations in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. As Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most important holidays to Americans, the Chinese New Year is the most important holiday to Chinese. II Today I would share with you some information about Chinese New Year. Long ago the curren...
  • New Years Eve Of 1939
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    The time was 11: 59 PM, New Years Eve of 1939, and I was sitting on my living room floor waiting to be swept away to the next year and decade. While I was looking at the black and white television set, admiring the crowd that is gathered in New York City, I started thinking about some events that flew by this year. The Yanks won the Series, some sort of war started over in Europe, and I saw some very good motion pictures. Overall, 1939 was a very exciting year. Just a few months before, on Septe...

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