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012 AKINARI in WRITING III A
July 7, 2014
 The "aging society" is one of a variety of problems faced by Japanese society. Japan has a serious aging problem. Because, Japan has entered in the "super-aging society" that exceed the aging society now. Elderly of Japan (more 65 years) population reached 27 million people. Japan is supporting...

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There are over 300 million people in the United States and many of them aren’t wealthy enough to go to private doctors and hospitals that are known for having high success rates.  Whenever anyone of them gets sick or injured and seeks medical attention they go to the nearest hospital or medical...

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Through ethnographic observation, anthropologists raise their cultural awareness. In an attempt to view magical practices in Calabrian and other Western cultures as equal yet different, this article will examine how certain items are incorporated in magic around the world. With these cultural...

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LGBT individuals, such as transgender people, face discrimination every day because of the societal belief of heteronormativity and cysnormativity. Transgender individuals have mental and physical health needs that make them dependent on the medical system in order to be at ease with their identity...

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If you’re reading this, I am assuming you’re interested in mental health. If so, I have posted many news articles about individuals whose mental health was at risk. I began researching and posting mainly on children who are victims of sexual abuse. For example, click here for a link to my post...

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FKhan in Decker's Genetics
May 3, 2014
“Genetic mugshot recreates faces from nothing but DNA.”  This article, which was written on March 20, 2014 by Peter Aldhous and posted on NewsScientist, illustrates the amazing impact that emerging genetic technology could have on our lives in the near future. Researchers lead by Manfred Kayser of...

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japonski in Decker's Genetics
May 3, 2014
Better Baby-Making: Picking the Healthiest Embryo for IVF 7 million American Women and couple are infertile. Some of these women and couples choose to use IVF as their method to have a family.  Of these 42% become pregnant and 32% of these women have multiple births.  A woman carring multiple...

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The article entitled “Stone Age DNA Shows Hunter-gatherers Shunned Farming”, published in the 24 April 2014 issue of News Scientist, reports on studies done by Swedish scientists, who sequenced the DNA of early hunter-gatherers and farmers (5,000-3,000 BC), and “suggest that European farmers were...

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cassie.reed in Decker's Genetics
April 29, 2014
“Meet your unborn child—before it’s even conceived.” The intriguing title of this article, written on April 9th, 2014 by Catherine de Lange and posted by NewScientist, immediately captured my attention. After reading it, I was astonished to know that this technology was created and that potentially...

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Electronic gameplay has been a part of society since the seventies.  Great strides have been made since that time with regard to the graphics and content.  The games have been proven to have negative effects on students.  One such negative effect is student grades.   A study by S. Jaruratanasirikul...

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Student Writing

Animal testing is one of the most debatable topics in many areas, including legislation, ethic, science and environmental study. Most of the time when people think about animal testing, they think of animal abuse, and will have the bias of animal testing is morally unacceptable.

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The article "Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage" by Sheryl Gay Stolberg in the New York Times from February 25th, 2013 explains that many important Republican figures in the United States signed a brief saying that gay couples had the right to marry.  Though the Republicans are not usually associated with support for gay rights, some of the signatures have said that legalizing homosexual marriage could even help conservative family values becau

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Over-Paid Professional Athletes?  

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This article looks at the many issues that teens experience while making their transition into the complex world of adulthood. It looks at their moods and reactions to things that accrue in their everyday lives such as loss of friendships depression or unbalanced anger. Parents are having trouble distinguishing when these outbursts really begin to take a tool on the Childs life, and when it is necessary to seek sources other than themselves for help.

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         Do you remember how your life was without Facebook? What you used to do when you had nothing to do other than go on Facebook? Well it seems that in today’s society if you don’t have a Facebook account your different and you don’t fit in. Yes Facebook has its positives, like communicating with friends, watching funny videos like vines etc. But have you ever thought about the negative effects Facebook can have on an individual?  

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By Gianni Santella       

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Disney's new Princess Sofia was supposed to be the first princess to represent Hispanic women. However Disney recently posted that Princess Sofia is to represent "multi-cultural" ethnicity's, presenting controversies with Hispanic and other cultural fans who wish to identify with a Disney Princess.

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Should the Olympic Games still take place in Sochi, Russia with the recent creation of laws against homosexuals, endangering the safety of gay Olympic athletes?

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The worst decision a person can make is to text and drive. In my opinion it is always immoral to kill innocent people. That's why I believe it is immoral that people text and drive. It is selfish because it kills many innocent people other than the driver that makes the bad decision, to text and drive. This article discusses the danger of texting and driving.    

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Music is a part of our everyday life. Most of us can listen to music for hours. We are listening to music in our car, on our iPod in the bus, when we walk, when we do our homework and before going to bed. So, we can say that music pace our day. What if the music everybody hears on the radio and on the television was not censored?  The article I read on the subject explains both sides of music censorship.  

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The recent news stories of a Paralympics athlete who shot his girlfriend a caught my attention and launched me into a research on the topic of domestic violence in South Africa. In fact, two interesting journal articles from BBC News and The Observer brought me comprehend the mass of violence against women in the African country. I then completed my research with an interesting academic journal entitled "The Domestic Violence Epidemic In South Africa: Legal And Practical Remedies”, by Charlotte Bendall.