The big bang which created the universe, only created the elements Hydrogen (H) and Helium (He) and possibly a very small amount of Lithium (Li). However, a glance at the periodic table of the elements shows that today (some 15 billion years after the big bang) there are at least 108 known elements. Every atom […]

Power Vs Happeness

Power Vs HappinessClaudius what are your motives for killing the king, marrying his wife and taking on therole of father to his young son?Claudius is introduced in act I, ii. In this scene he has an important speech. In thisspeech he talks about the death of the king, his marriage to the queen and the […]

John Marshall

John Marshall was born on September 24, 1755 in Prince William County, Virginia. When John was ten, his father decided that they were going to move into a valleyin the Blue Ridge Mountains, almost thirty miles from the house they lived. John’s parents were not well educated but they could read and write. The bookswere […]

Tennis players are better conditioned and far stronger than they were 20 or30 years ago. But the athletes have changed far less than the rackettechnology. Compared to today’s composite frames and Kevlar strings,rackets made of wood or the metal T2000 (popularized by Jimmy Connors) looklike they should hang in a natural history museum. Modern rackets […]


byColin BarkerHomeland, John Jake’s formidable novel about the final explosive events of the nineteenth century, in the first in a series that will focus attention on a new “Jakes” family, the Crowns. Multiple characters and settings at the norm for Jakes; however, this story rivets primary attention on Paul Crown, a young German immigrant. Paul […]

Divorce And Children

It seems that more and more marriages are falling apart everyday. Divorce ratesseen to be climbing astronomically. In so many of these divorces there arechildren to be considered. What is best for the child? Who will get custody?Will the child be scarred for life? Its really hard to say. The overalleffects on our children vary […]

Methods of Intelligence

4 JULY 2002METHODS OF INTELLIGENCEThe essential role of intelligence is not difficult to understand. It is to provide timely, relevant information to U.S. policymakers, decision makers, and war fighters. Accomplishing this mission involves a continuous cycle of steps for intelligence reporting; tasking (planning and directing), collecting, processing and exploitation, analyzing and producing, and disseminating. These […]


By Tricia Severson2nd hour Science4/30/98A volcano is a vent, or opening, in the surface of the Earth through which magma andassociated gases and ash erupt. The word also refers to the form or structure, usuallyconical, produced by accumulations of erupted material. Volcanoes occur mainly nearplate tectonic boundaries and are especially common around the Pacific basin, […]

China’s Population Problem

China’s Population ProblemThe Chinese government has taken the enforcement of family planning andbirthrate laws to an extreme by violating the civil rights of its citizens,which has had bad effects on the morale of its people (Whyte 161). China’spopulation has grown to such an enormous size that it has become a problem toboth the people and […]