Follow the leader It was a brisk autumn day the leaves were slowly changing from a brassy orange to a neutral brown, signifying a long winter coming. The wind was harsh, slightly blinding me with strands of my own hair as I struggled to walk without tripping. Another day, another migraine, I muttered under my breath. As In other words, just a regular school day. The doors creaked due to its rusty hinges as the same classmates walked through the same green doors at the entrance. As I entered the school, I heard the 6th graders having their vapid conversations with one another. I had no interest in their nonsensical conversations. Yet the sound of their voices echoed through my ears as I passed by. Becky, did you catch The Weekenders last night It was the bomb You saw how cool it was right Oh my god. a girl asked her friend. I know I was in the sixth grade once, but did my voice grate against anothers brain the same way at that age I took a deep breath to compose myself as I continued down the hallways to class, the smell of gym clothes and sweat emitted from the green and blue lockers made my nose cringe. Like everyday, I held my breath as I passed by. I finally reached the classroom and a blue door with a scratched window in the center stood between the classroom and me. I opened the door and as usual, classmates were already lining up for our 20 minutes of Daily physical activity, also known as DPA. We hurried to form a single file line, hoping Mrs.Kuphos would quickly let us out of the classroom. I walked to the back of the line where my friends were and we waited until Mrs.kuphos would decide to unlock the door. I looked back, and she was opening and closing all her drawers trying to find her whistle. Mrs. Kuphos, never leaves the classroom for DPA without her silver whistle. She ended up taking the longest time trying to find her whistle since shes always misplacing it. I did not care whether we go out for DPA or not, I was too occupied with socializing with my friends. Found it she announced. Mrs.kuphos then squirmed her way to the front of the line and finally unlocked the door. We quickly exited the classroom as fast as possible to the outdoor to be free from studying in the morning for 20 minutes. I met up with my friends from the other classes, and I was only able to talk to them for 5 minutes before Mrs.Kuphos blew her silver whistle, demanding attention from us. I looked at her and said goodbye to my friends while, I dragged my feet to where she was standing, hoping she would dismiss us soon so I could back socializing. We surrounded her like a pack of wolves, hungry for our freedom. Kids, Ive decided to try something new today. Since I see a lot of children sitting around on the portable gossiping during DPA, no physical activity is done. So Im taking you guys to the park she said happily. I was not content with her decision as I rolled my eyes. I wanted to knock some sense into her. Then she said, All of you have to walk in a single file line while we are walking in the park. I could not believe what she said. She wanted to ruin our fun during DPA and I thought she was being outrageously strict compared to the other teachers who actually wanted their students to socialize and have fun. Hurry up she barked. Even now, I can still remember her nasally voice calling out to us. I heard my fellow classmates complaining while we formed a line. I knew at that moment, I probably could not go back to socializing anymore. In the line stood Damon, who was a tall lad that laughed at everything and Derek, the shortest lad in our class always had a smirk on his face like hes planning in a prank in his head. Both boys were the class clowns, and Mrs Kuphos always had trouble dealing with them. Yo, lets ditch, said Damon to Derek. Yeah Shes not going to notice anyways because shes MRS. KUPHOS. Derek replied The plan was quickly being passed down the line and everyone agreed to it, even me. Except Nora, who…
A couple of years ago, I was mowing the lawn in my grandmother’s backyard. It was extremely hot and the sun was beating down relentlessly. Then all of a sudden, I spotted an object under the six inches of grass. I picked up the faded pink object only to discover that is was a monkey. Not a real monkey, but one of those monkeys from those Barrels of Monkeys. At that moment when I first realized that it was a monkey, I immediately thought of my grandfather…
In the rhetorical situation, it is quite common for a rhetor to harness certain helpful tools to make their message more receivable. These tools can be found through study of rhetorical style and delivery. Rhetors must have ample knowledge of their audience as well as the situation that opposes them to be successful. Success is only obtainable if the rhetors message is appropriate from beginning to end. In the movie City Hall, the Mayors eulogy was successful because of the careful attention he…
The USN, on the other hand, was essentially fighting a holding action, trying to do just enough to keep the IJN at bay, while they waited for the US shipbuilding industry to kick into high gear. The US Pacific strategy was effectively a single line item: Hold the Hawaiian Islands at any cost for their strategic value. If opportunity presents itself, nibble down the IJN's strength, but don't go looking for a fight.
This assignment is a good one to use because it gives us a very rare option…
Essay #1 Personal Narrative
Setting Good Examples
It all happened one day in fourth grade. The playground was filled with boisterous kids that scurried around, ranging from third to fifth grade. Half of the third graders crowded the enormous blue sandboxes, while the other half formed lines by the swings. The fifth graders, including Luke Haffman, who I had the biggest crush on, were either playing basketball or loitering by the forbidden tree-line. That left the fourth graders…
mode – using the command line similar to MSDOS
on a PC, GUI based – using the whole screen. Help is available always using apropos, man or updated
new GNU systems use “info”
Edit Functions (vi, vim, and gedit)
1) Create a subdirectory in your home directory and change to it using “cd”.
2) Create a file by using “touch file name”, or use “gedit file name” or gedit by itself. The
Editor will create the file upon closing and then it will prompt you to create a file name.
3) Use the edit tool…
The Single Black Female:
A look at success and failure in the television shows Being Mary Jane and Scandal.
The role of the single black female is society is one that may not be as simple as black and white: instead it has many grey areas. Society has pinned the black female to be a very independent, nose in the air, conquering everything in her way, no need for a man type of woman. These stereotypes affect her home life, relationships in the workplace, her friendships, and her…
Slowly but surely, I began to walk up the steep stairs in the old squeaky house. I held onto the long, dark, wooden rail that ran up along the side of the wall so that I wouldn’t fall through. A mass amount dust particles hit my face as I climbed the top of the stairs, causing me to sneeze. I tumble down the stairs fast and hard, hitting my head and back on the steep steps causing me to black out.
Lying on the ground, back to floor, I began to open my eyes…
01 December 2011
Predators are Walking, Victims not Talking
Crimes of rape are going unpunished. In a majority of rape cases the woman will never come forward to press charges against her assailant. This is because victims are treated very poorly by our court systems, health providers, police officers and public opinions. This is allowing predators to walk free from their crimes and allowing them to potentially…
the Beatles. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the band's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, starting the British Invasion of the American music charts. The song entered the chart on January 18, 1964 at No. 45 before it became the No. 1 single for 7 weeks and went on to last a total of 15 weeks in the chart. Their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show February 9 is considered a milestone in American pop culture.
The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record…