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'The new girl'.
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Gloria - creative writing.
Corby Welch Page 1 English 101 Term Paper April 26th, 2002 Gloria The night was March 23rd 8 P.M. and my best friend walked into my house fully dressed and ready to go. I spent my entire week ruing this moment. I have had a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach all day. I know tonight will be a challenge of my patience, morals, and most importantly my friendship. Rishi walks into my house and finds me sitting on my bed not quite ready to go. One glance at me reveals the stress on my face and my discomfort with the impending struggle. He stares at me and says, " Come on lets go, tonight we are going to meet Gloria in the city, I need you to keep an open mind and be there for me. The last few weeks have been very tough. I have done some things that I am not proud of. I know you're a little confused right now but by the end of the night it will all be clear. My life is gonna change from now on and I may not be around as much as I use to. I may do something that will make you mad at me soon you will understand. Gloria is a very possessive woman. There are just some things I have to do on my own. You are the only one I am revealing this to and I ask that you do not rush to judgement and give Gloria a chance. On Thursday February 28th after an unfruitful trip to Brooklyn in search of my future place of residence, Rishi and I stood at Pier Eleven at the
The Silent Fight
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Summarise the main points of your chosen reading and evaluate, with reference to other material in the course so far, the extent to which it helps you understand how to identify creativity in everyday language.
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The Veil; Reasons Behind Its Removal
Sarah El Tarzi 900010574 The Veil; Reasons Behind Its Removal Dr. Chad Haines Anthropology 380 Research paper Introduction: Having seen the contradicting opinions regarding the concept of the veiled teenager, I have always been interested in the stories behind why a teenage girl, 20 years or younger, would decide to be veiled and a few months later decide that she should not be. The issue of being veiled at such an early (in my personal opinion) age was one that was frequently visited in several classes and among my friends, and I saw this as an opportunity to research the topic further. I study psychology at the American University in Cairo, and since I am immensely interested in how a person comes to decisions and behaves certain ways. I never understood the idea behind being veiled at such an early age, not only because no one in my family is veiled, but actually because some people who I was acquainted with got veiled (later removing it). Choosing to be veiled is a serious and sensitive subject that requires the person to be fully certain of their beliefs since they are choosing to conduct their lives in a different way than they had before. The magnitude of faith that is involved in this decision is something that impressed me, but was shattered when almost 70% of the people that I was familiar with ended up taking the veil off later. I decided that perhaps
Write an essay about a past experience that was difficult at the time but about which you have found newfound feelings or have learned a great deal.
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"Who is this?" said Jessica, gasping down the phone.
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There was another missing person poster gone up in the window of the local shop
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