In April 2007, Atlanta Falcons superstar quarterback Michael Vick was charged with competitive dog fighting, and owning and conducting a dog fighting ring in his southeastern Virginia home. In December 2007, Vick was convicted.
The vegetarian diet: nutritious and delicious
When I was 13 years old, I had a sudden revelation that eating animals was wrong and cruel. I would hear stories about the unethical treatment of them, and my heart would melt. Thus, I became a vegetarian.
The focus needs to be on global warming
War, money, and power are a few things that countries and people are concerned about. Though I agree that these things are important, I believe that everyone should start focusing more on a growing epidemic — global warming.
GM food should not be the wave of the future
When people are asked whether or not they have eaten genetically modified (GM) food, they will most likely say, “I don’t know.”
Beauty: getting skin deep
Kacey Long closes her eyes tightly while lying bare naked on the cold operating table. She starts breathing heavily in the dim, barren room. In a moment, she will be sliced open with knives in hopes of improving her appearance.
Outer appearance? What about inner appearance?
I peer from across the room and see my friend sitting near the window and reading a book. I notice that she has started to break out a little and has a stain on her sweater. Her socks are mismatched. She has a patch of dry skin on her hand, which bothers me.
Not a Barbie girl
For every second that ticks by, two Barbie dolls are sold in the world. In fact, the average American girl between the ages of 3 and 11 owns about 10 Barbies.
The difference between men and women
A woman asks her husband to water her plants while she is on vacation. When she returns home, she finds that all her plants are dead. No one knows why this occurs.
I am my father’s son, but I am no pilgrim
To my white friends, I’m an Asian American. To my family in China, I’m an American-born Chinese (ABC). These labels somehow make me different to them and will never allow me to fully be either one.
Asians, embrace your uniqueness
Being a typical Chinese who immigrated to the “land of the free” two years ago and unable to speak English fluently, ignorance and isolation are what I usually experience from others.
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