For the first fourteen years of my life I lived in Pennsylvania, and the last nine years I have spent in various locations throughout Florida mainly in Saint Petersburg. I found out the hard way that there are many differences between living up north, versus living in the south. The main three differences I have found were weather, education, and lifestyle. The weather is a given; I was prepared for this one, or so I thought. I made the desired change, going from where the seasons hit harder and weather varies much more. In Pennsylvania, we had maybe two or three months of decent weather in a good year. This is obviously summer, at least those that were not ruined by rain. Rain is one of the biggest differences between the weather in Pennsylvania and Florida. In Florida it will rain for five minutes, and then stop; also this is the first place I have ever seen where I can be standing on one street and be dry while watching it rain ten feet in front of me on the next block. However, in Pennsylvania it typically rains for days at a time. Also, the next biggest weather difference is snow, which is the most obvious. It is possible for it to snow in Florida, which I was able to experience when I lived in Port Charlotte. The only problem is once the snowflakes hit the ground, they turn right to water. I do not think I need to explain what snow is like in Pennsylvania, where I have experienced snow as high as I was while growing up. Another difference is the way seasons change. Seasons in Pennsylvania are more colorful and more noticeable, and in my opinion more beautiful. In Florida, the only thing that really happens while seasons change is occasional cold fronts along with plenty of pollen. I do not miss how cold it always was in Pennsylvania, even though there was nothing like being cuddled up in a couple blankets next to a heater drinking hot chocolate. The weather in Florida definitely has my applause with no competition, especially because I am an athlete now I have the opportunity to play sports year round. Next, education was another huge difference I noticed probably faster than the weather. I was not prepared for this one, however. While up north I was in regular classes, by this I mean no advanced or honors classes. Within my first semester of high school in Florida, I realized what I was learning in those regular classes was in fact almost two full years ahead of the regular classes in Florida, which led to the change of being switched into all honors classes. Even in the honors classes, I was not learning anything new until midway through the first school year in Florida schools. Matter of fact, I actually noticed another minor change just from switching from Port Charlotte to Saint Petersburg high schools; with Port Charlotte being…
Is abortion the right choice?
Elements of writing: final
Being a freshman in college is hard and having a child would make things more difficult and it adds stress; so an abortion would come to mind, although becoming a parent makes a person more mature. An abortion isn’t always the answer there’s always an alternatives such as adoption.
A college freshman would want to get an abortion because; they aren’t ready for children. A child…
Pursuit of a Date Verses the Pursuit of a Mate: Culture’s View Verses God’s Way
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January 25, 2013
The word dating is not used in the Bible however it does mention some principles that direct an individual on how to treat one self, one’s body, and the opposite sex. Culture today acts in conjunction with what the Bible calls our sinful nature, or also known as our selfish desires. When culture follows selfish desires it creates…
thrill and/or excitement, and though they are both a source of entertainment, they differ in their audiences, their notoriety and prestige, and also the differences in the personal life of a stage actor and/or screen actor.
To begin the process of contrast, the audience is a great place to start. In film, movies are universal. A movies audience can be almost anyone. You can find a family in their basement watching the same movie that was shown in the movie theaters three weeks prior. Movies market…
people with the help of Spanish missionaries. These accounts were of survivors and their descendants almost thirty years after conquest. These were similar because they weren’t taken at the time or directly after the event but some years later. In contrast, these two primary documents were accounts of people on opposite sides of the spectrum.
A Conquistador’s View discusses the events of his journey into Tenochtitlan and the following battles. He discusses the greetings his troops received from Montezuma’s…
March 3rd, 2015
Compare And Contrast
What does it mean to live on minimum wage? I think it means to live at the minimum
capacity a human can without dying. The difference of really living or simply surviving. Am I
wrong? In the book
Nickel and Dimed,
Barbara Ehrenreich delves into this infinite pit of poverty
while introducing herself to the conditions and environment of the minimum wage community
and lifestyle. In the second chapter she…
The message and lyrics on today’s hip hop are totally different than what they were 30 years ago. It could be because our way of life has evolved or the difference in times. Though rap and hip hop have evolved different they have similar routes. Despite their differences they are both very popular, they involve the use of spoken words over music instead of singing. They are heavily influenced by other genres of music.
30 years ago we had famous hip hop groups called the poets and their lyrics…
Young and Innocent Lives
As people slowly grow up and change in every way, they also lose their own innocence and they acknowledge and accept the loss of innocence of everyone else. The good people are isolated from society, because they are unwilling to change. Two novels that I have read share a similar theme, but in different ways. In each novel a character is going through hard times and is not able to make decisions. They need a close friend to help them, so they can move on. Although…
Contacts vs. Glasses
“To err is human but to see is a blessing.” So of us are born with some type of handicap to the eye. These handicaps can be nearsighted, farsighted, a stigmatism, and the list goes on. Modern times have mad tools available to us to help those of us whom have problems with sight. Two of the tools are eyeglasses and contact lenses. The tow differ in the areas of cost, comfort, style, and vision. Whether you choose to wear eyeglasses or contact…
the rainy spring. Other than fall being the season before the dreadful winter, I can’t think of any other downfall of the season. The best things to look forward to with the start of fall are the weather, change in outfits, food, and holidays. In contrast, the spring bores me when I think of those same areas that I look forward to in the fall.
The fall is the best season when it comes to weather. While one might wonder why I feel this way, I wonder how he/she couldn’t agree. For one, the air smells…