The different groups of homelessness outside of economic hardships

Note 1- I wrote this college essay in December of 2011. All links and references may not be relevant. Note 2- (I had misplace my original copy of my research project. Page numbers are not included in citation). A lot of people attribute homelessness to the current economic hardships. A majority of people and families are homeless because of the decline of the job market. Homelessness is a sad reality in our current society. There are resources out there that can ...

The fight for income inequality on the battlefield of retail

Note- I wrote this college essay in June of 2011. All links and references may not be relevant. Peterson’s is a local 24-hour convenience store chain in Portland, Oregon. 27 years ago, Doug Peterson opened a News-stand/Tobacco store at the height of the MAX Light Rail construction. Since 1984, Peterson’s has expanded its goods to include postcards, snack foods and adult magazines. Peterson’s also has two other locations, on 5th avenue and Morrison (also on the MAX Line). Peterson’s remains ...

Minimum Wages contribute to an unhealthy America

Note- I wrote this college essay in June of 2011. All links and references may not be relevant. In English class my teacher, Ms. Sullivan, wanted us to do a paper that compared a minimum wage to a living wage. Obviously, the teacher wanted us to learn the importance of a living wage and the social benefits, but I had no idea how I would approach this paper. Stumped, I decided to go visit Burgerville, a locally owned fast food ...

Thoughts on Class Warfare

Note- I wrote this college essay in June of 2011. All links and references may not be relevant. The essay I recently read was titled “Class Warfare, the Final Chapter” by Michael Pirsch. The paper proposed the idea that the ability to rise up within the social ranks. The article goes into detail about the elimination of Social Security and the elimination of Democracy by the elite. Mr. Pirsch presents his case of the downfall of Democracy through media as ...

Monkey Work

 Note- I wrote this college essay in February of 2011. All links and references may not be relevant. As a returning college student, I feel inferior to younger students who may have a better advantage due to their flexibility in thought and comprehension. I have not taken a college course in over 12 years. The results of my placement test were less than desirable; most of the classes that were recommended for me were at basic levels. But there ...