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  • Post date: September 16, 2013

    To change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex, or more advanced state : to develop by a process of evolution

    (Taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 10, 2013

    On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.

    The attacks have greatly increased attention to national security in the United States. This has had huge implications for United States national and international politics. This is particularly true for the relationships between the United States and...

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 9, 2013

    1. : quack 2
    2. : one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability : fraud, faker

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 5, 2013

    On September 17, 1787 the Constitution of the United States was signed by our Founding Fathers. This document is now revered all over the world.

    In 2004 Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17th as "Constittution Day". The bill also requires that all institutions which receive federal funds must host an educational program to honor the day. To learn more about Constitution Day follow the link below:
    http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/

    To get your own FREE constitution downloaded to your phone visit this site: https://itunes.apple.com/app/u...

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 3, 2013

    a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 28, 2013

    Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I was only 4 months old when he delivered the speech, but it seems as if I can remember it crystal clear. Of course I realize it's really because of how often the speech has been played since that day. Dr. King's speech is one of the most memorable speeches in the world. This speech still has impact on us today. We are still waiting for the whole dream to materialize. Dr. King was a man filled with love for humanity and love for freedom and justice. He sacrificed his ALL for a cause which he believed in.

    A few years ago, I was honored with an MLK Humanitarian award. I reveal this not to boast, but to share. The award was given to me by the...

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 27, 2013

    Lexi Smart wakes up one morning with a headache and finds that three years of her life have vanished! To add to her woes, she has also lost the two things in her past life that she valued most: her friends and her flat.

    From the first page, the reader is captured. Sophie Kinsella’s "Remember Me" includes all the ingredients hopeless romantics love: a pretty protagonist; a handsome hero type; elegant living and mild adventure.

    Lexi starts out as a very conventional young lady who is not happy with her routine life. She has a low paying job, a boyfriend we immediately want her to drop. Even his name is fitting – “Loser Dave”. Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s pretty predictable. You may even officially classify it as a “...

    Tags: amnesia, romance
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 26, 2013

    1: using both hands with equal ease
    2: unusually skillful : versatile
    3: characterized by duplicity : double-dealing

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 12, 2013

    Serendipity
    : the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for

    (picture and definition taken from Merriam-Webster.com)

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 12, 2013

    Banned Books Week is coming! This event will be celebrated September 22nd through the 28th. Banned Books Week is a week long event celebrating our freedom to read. It is backed by the American Library Association (ALA). Look for more on this event later!

    Posted By: aravenell3

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