In 2007, two senior students by the name of David Shepard and Travis Price in Nova Scotia witnessed an incident in which a freshman was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. When these two students took the liberty to stand up against something they felt was wrong, something they felt should not be tolerated, the news of their courage spread like wildfire across the world. After ordering and disturbing 50 pink shirts, these individuals not only stood up to this cruel act of social alienation, they made it clear that there would be no tolerance for bullying in their school and nor is there ever any justification for it. These two seniors didn’t have to do anything, but feeling that this is their school and community, it became their responsibility too. They showed that it just takes one voice, one act of decency of extending your hand to a peer in need to make a difference. We here are proof of that. High school is a pivotal journey of trying new things and making new friends. No one should feel alone, scared, or judged for still trying to figure out who they are. Bullying is an issue that affects each and every one of us. One out of four children will be bullied during their adolescence. Most of the time it continues after the first incident in which nothing is done; calling for the statistic that shows a whopping 71% of students that are bullied, keep being bullied because nothing is done about it. Bullying can change a person’s life forever; it almost always impacts an individual’s mental health. After 2010, suicide rates due to bullying increased to more than 50%. It becomes a problem that seems to have…
Nationalism on the High Seas
Tensions have been on the rise in the South China Sea since the colonial powers of Europe were claiming that territory as part of their massive colonial empires. Two points in the South China Sea that soak up a lot of attention from the states looking to secure maritime boundaries in the South China Sea are the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands. Here you can see the Southeast Asian powers in the South China Sea competing hotly for territory. Those…
The sea is a place full of wonder and mystery, where the hands of man have barely breeched her depths. It is also a place where you become completely vulnerable, where its waves either gently sway you towards shore or violently lash you out with the tide. These thoughts always seem to cross my mind once my bare feet have edged into any form of water. All water leads to the sea, and when I find myself standing on the shoreline of the pond in my backyard I can picture myself standing on a beach with…
Pink Floyd’s album The Wall influenced a great change in the music industries from the 1980s to today within America. The album released on Nov. 30, 1979, the live concert preformed in 1980 through 1981, and the movie released in 1982 gave the foundation to the 1980’s American music scene to the present music scene. The album The Wall brought back a vibe of psychedelics from the 1960s but gave a twist of hard rock from transitioning electronics to guitars. The concert for The Wall was the first…
this winter tempest keeps up its vengeful pressure. I have stayed within the thick walls of the cottage and watched the battle raging; the fireworks of thunderous anger from a brooding sky and the roar of supping waves, churning dark and dirty in a sea that would take no prisoners.
The fishing boats are tied tight in the harbour. They bob about like a child’s playthings in murky bathwater. I can just about see them from the upstairs window.
I think about getting a dog. A creature such as that would…
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This chunk describes the introduction of the pink flamingo in American history. It
describes the first time that Americans went vacationing and would want flamingo souvenirs,
and how that grew into hotels decorated with flamingos and hot pink colors.
Price starts out her essay describing the introduction of the flamingo into American
history because it helps to build her argument of the higher class citizens. Through the
repetition of the word “bold” throughout the essay…
such instruments as organs and horns.
They continued on in their journey of rock history with such classics as Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother, but never reaching that same plateau as they did with their debut.
Nothing, however, prepared Pink Floyd or their audience for the massive mainstream success of their 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon, which made their brand of cosmic rock even more approachable with state-of-the-art production, more focused songwriting, an army of well-timed stereophonic…
November 7, 2012
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been touted as one of the most important Biblical finds of all time. They were discovered in 1947 on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which the scrolls get their name. The Dead Sea itself has been a very important site for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world’s first health resorts for Herod the Great. It has been the supplier of a variety…
When it comes to being influenced by others, very few musicians can discount Pink Floyd. From their wide use of experimental sounds and lights to jet propelling the idea of a concept record into popular writing, Pink Floyd has had a significant impact on the musical world.
Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to use lights during their live sets. The lights were almost a show in and of themselves. They helped to give a setting to the sound. The atmosphere obtained through this conveyed the emotion…
“On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”: Social Identity Theory and Mean Girls
April 21, 2014
Indiana University Purdue University- Columbus
“You know I couldn’t invite you. I had to pretend to be plastic!” “Hey, buddy, you’re not pretending anymore. You’re plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic!” Sometimes in life, we feel the need to belong, especially when it comes to belonging to certain groups. There is no better time or example for this than high school…
July 28, 2014
The Rising Seas
Global warming and global climate change will have a huge effect on how people live their lives. It will not only make it a few degrees warmer but will also affect the sea levels, weather patterns, and planting seasons. Global warming will be felt the most in cities in coastal areas. Global Warming and the rising sea levels will affect coastal cities sooner and with different effects than originally anticipated. These cities…