Colorado Essays

Mesa County

My high school career began and ended in what felt like a matter of minutes. All through high school, I only imagined how I would be feeling when I stepped out of Palisade High School for the very last time. Throughout these four years, I had felt a lot of anxiety about graduating from high school. I did not think that graduation would come fast enough, but now that graduation has finally come and gone, I cannot believe that it…

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Columbine High School

 You are a sociologist who is interested in studying school violence. Describe how you might approach the study of this phenomenon as a functionalist, a conflict theorist and a symbolic interaction’. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr. The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. School…

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