College Essay

College Essay

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The 2015 New York State DECA competition changed my life. It was the first time I was away from my family for an extended period of time. At first I was nervous for I was alone in a foreign place. However, as that week progressed I opened up to Rochester and the New York DECA competitors there. My best experience at the competition was getting to know many of these competitors. I was an elector for my DECA chapter. This allowed me to get to know the students running for positions in New York DECA quite well. They were all really polite and had such amazing ideas for New York DECA. This made my job hard. Before the end of the competition a DECA dance was held. That was the best party of 2015. The reason was the people. I had severely misjudged the people.

Many were from rural parts of New York which were foreign to me. I live in Huntington Station, New York. Huntington Station is at the far western part of Suffolk County. Which is basically only 25 miles away from the heart of New York City. The metropolis sprawl was my neighborhood.  I learned a lot from my DECA competitors for they weren’t the country hick stereotypes that I had imagined.  No, they were Americans just like me and amazingly they gave me some great advice about DECA. Many of my competitors were regulars at DECA States while 2015 was my first year. Some of New York State DECA competitors were from Buffalo. Once again I had completely false ideas about the people. I had pictured Buffalo as rust belt city with high levels of crime. This led me to believe that my competitors from Buffalo were dishonest and mean. The true reality hit me square in the face. My competitors from Buffalo were the nicest people I have ever met. And, of course, they weren’t trying to steal from me.  When the 2015 New York State DECA competition came to a close, I earned a top ten finish in my category of Restaurant and Food Service Management. I welcomed a top ten medal but the event saddened me. The top ten finish wasn’t enough to make it to DECA Nationals. The top five from my category went on to DECA Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Even though I didn’t win what I wanted; I had learned a more valuable lesson.

I shouldn‚Äôt judge people on false stereotypes.¬† People aren‚Äôt stereotypes; people are people. My fellow competitors from Buffalo and rural New York didn‚Äôt label me as a suburban kid. ¬†They wanted to know who I was as an individual. This lesson has and will carry with me to my university career and later life. When I reunited with my family back home in urban Huntington Station my mother asked me, ‚ÄúHow was it?‚ÄĚ ¬†I responded to her question by praising everything about the New York State DECA competition. After that, I continued to talk about my experience for hours. And by the end I had found out something about myself. I like traveling. From that day on I am set on going abroad at some point during my time at university.

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Helpful Notes:¬†It is perfectly fine to stretch the truth. You aren’t under an oath to tell the exact truth.¬†

Your goal is to make you stand out in a good way!

Hence, I showed personal growth in my essay which is based off a real event that also has some helpful fluff added in to make the story pop. 

In true reality, I never believed in the stereotypes I claimed i did.

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I hope this College Essay and notes written afterwards helps you write a wonderful essay that opens a door in higher education for you. 

Frankenstein!

Frankenstein!

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4/22/2017

Frankenstein’s relationship with the Industrial Revolution

 

A new age of progress transformed humanity in the 19th century. Historians have labeled this past age as the Industrial Revolution. According to Britannica, the Industrial Revolution is, ‚ÄúThe process of change from an agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing.‚ÄĚ[1] Mary Shelley, a popular author, crafted her most popular novel, Frankenstein, on this revolution. Pessimists such as, Mary Shelley, viewed this new future with fear. She believed that the Industrial Revolution was not improving humanity‚Äôs nature. Mary Shelley‚Äôs cautionary tale, Frankenstein, proposes an interesting perspective on the Industrial Revolution. As the majority of people embraced this new age; Mary Shelley proclaimed the minority‚Äôs opinion. Yet, progress has routinely beaten this conservative narrative that focuses on the most pessimistic view of humanity.

Mary Shelly‚Äôs main character in Frankenstein embodies the Industrial Revolution. Victor Frankenstein is the main character in Mary Shelly‚Äôs popular work of fiction. Victor Frankenstein labors immensely at university to advance science. He states his labor on page thirty two, ‚ÄúI pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour. My cheek had grown pale with study, and my person had become emaciated with confinement.‚ÄĚ[2] Mr. Frankenstein pushes through health issues to make scientific progress. Later on, the dream becomes reality when Frankenstein‚Äôs creation becomes alive. This causes Victor Frankenstein to run away. He sadly had given no thought to what reality would occur when he accomplished his scientific goal. Mary Shelley showcases Mr. Frankenstein‚Äôs actions perfectly, ‚ÄúIt was on a dreamy night of November, that I behold the accomplishment of my toils.‚ÄĚ [3] Victor Frankenstein continues, ‚ÄúFor this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.‚ÄĚ[4] Finally, ‚ÄúI took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited.‚ÄĚ[5] Mary Shelley‚Äôs hidden wordplay is steeped with metaphors to the Industry Revolution. She knew that the Industrial Revolution didn‚Äôt have definite knowledge on what it would result in. She disliked the change in humanity caused by the Industrial Revolution. As you can tell, this is very similar to Victor Frankenstein‚Äôs reality.¬† Hence, Victor Frankenstein is the characterization of the Industrial Revolution.

Mary Shelly projects that the Industrial Revolution would produce the downfall of humanity. Her characterization of the Industrial Revolution, Victor Frankenstein, would lose his family and his own life to the monster that he creates. The most important person to Victor Frankenstein is his wife and sister, Elizabeth. She met an unfortunate end at the hands of the monster. Here is Mr. Frankenstein‚Äôs reaction, ‚ÄúGreat God! Why did I not then expire! Why am I here to relate the destruction of the best hope, and purest creature of earth? She [Elizabeth] was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down, and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair. For a moment only did I lose recollection; I fell senseless on the ground.‚ÄĚ [6] Mary Shelley portrays Victor Frankenstein in an emotional realistic response. Any man who sees his wife and or sister murdered would reasonably react this way.¬† Later on, Mr. Frankenstein dies in the artic climate near the North Pole after pursuing his creation for years. Mary Shelley imagines Victor Frankenstein‚Äôs death as, ‚ÄúHis [Victor Frankenstein] voice became faint as he spoke; and at length, exhausted by his effort, he sunk into silence. About half an hour afterwards he attempted again to speak, but was unable; he pressed my hand feebly, and his eyes closed for ever, while the irradiation of a gentle smile passed away from his lips.‚ÄĚ[7] He is pushed into the afterlife because of the Monster that he creates. The Industrial Revolution causes misery and death to thousands. Some people‚Äôs humanity is lost because of this change in civilization.

Inside of Frankenstein Mary Shelley shows the ugly side of humanity. She does this action in her work to show the reader that progress does not always improve humanity. As stated earlier the, Industrial Revolution‚Äôs characterization, Victor Frankenstein, is driven to death by the ‚ÄúProgress‚ÄĚ that he creates. Here is another example of failed progress, ‚ÄúI [The Monster] cried, ‚ÄėNow is the time! Save and protect me! You and your family are the friends whom I seek. Do not you desert me in the hour of trial!‚ÄĚ[8] In this quote the Monster is pleading with an old blind man for friendship and peace. The Monster just wants to establish good relations with people for the first time in the Monster‚Äôs life. Sadly, this is what happens, ‚ÄúWho can describe their horror and consternation on beholding me? Agatha fainted; and Safie, unable to attend to her friend, rushed out of the cottage. Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore me from his father, to whose knees I clung: in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick.‚ÄĚ[9] Broad ignorance prevents the people from seeing that the Monster came in peace. The male, Felix, tries to kill the Monster with a stick. Mary Shelley tells this entertaining tale to put forth the idea that progress like the Industry Revolution does not improve are civility. We are just as savage as our brute ancestors.

Progress has won! If Mary Shelley was correct in her doubts on progress than humanity would have rejected progress. However, humanity has embraced progress because progress helps humanity. Many incorrectly say there are natural and ethical limits to progress. ¬†There are no natural limits to humanities‚Äô collective knowledge. Humanity has a drive to increase its knowledge. Mary Shelley shows this drive when Victor Frankenstein talks about his mind. Early on in the novel Victor states, ‚ÄúI have described myself as always having been imbued with fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature.‚ÄĚ[10] The word, ‚ÄúAlways‚ÄĚ shows that mankind has been born with the drive to learn. In the pursuit of knowledge through learning mankind has produced progress. Hence, there are no natural limits to our collective knowledge. It is unrealistic to believe there is or there should be ethical limits to progress. Morality differs in cultures, nations, and people. Mary Shelley recognizes the differences between cultures when she wrote, ‚ÄúHe is as silent as a Turk.‚ÄĚ[11] The majority of Turks are Islamic. While the majority of English are Christian. Both peoples have distinctive views on morality because of their faith. It is wrong to say that one morality is better than the other. History has proven that this ignorant thought leads to war and mass murder. These wars never settle the matter because both peoples continue to survive after the war with ever hardening beliefs. Since, humanity cannot settle on a single morality there will never been a real ethical limit to scientific inquiry. Nor, should anyone try to impose an ethical limit to scientific inquiry. Finally, Mary Shelley‚Äôs life proves she did not truly believe in her anti-Industrial Revolution rhetoric. Mary Shelley used the, ‚ÄúImmoral‚ÄĚ factories developed in the Industrial Revolution to produce her book, Frankenstein. ¬†She was fine collecting profit via the Industrial Revolution‚Äôs mechanisms. Progress has won and will continue to win.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a cautionary tale about the Industrial Revolution. She makes a compelling argument that refutes the majority’s opinion about this new age. Frankenstein, shows the reader Mary Shelley’s anxieties about the Industrial Revolution. However, the Industrial Revolution continued and humanity today embraces its founding principles. Progress is view positivity. We recognize that the positives of the Industrial Revolution outweigh the negatives.

Sources:

[1] Industrial Revolution.”¬†Britannica Academic, Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, 9 Mar. 2017.¬†academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Industrial-Revolution/42370. Accessed 22 Apr. 2017.

[2] Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Dover Thrift Edition, Page 32.

[3] Shelley, Frankenstein, 34.

[4] Shelley, Frankenstein, 35.

[5] Shelley, Frankenstein, 36.

[6] Shelley, Frankenstein, 144.

[7] Shelly, Frankenstein, 162.

[8] Shelly, Frankenstein, 96.

[9] Shelly, Frankenstein, 96-97.

[10] Shelley, Frankenstein,21.

[11] Shelley,Frankenstein, 6.

Potential Experiment.

Potential Experiment.

Here is an experiment I always wanted to work on. Yet, I am unable to acquire the right materials. Please feel free to take my idea and run with it.

The results matter.

My Experiment:

Background: “Some Ruminants like Cows and Sheep contain certain symbiotic anaerobic bacteria (like Cellulomonas) ¬†in the flora of Rumen, and these bacteria produce enzymes called Cellulases that help the microorganism to digest Cellulose; the breakdown products are then used by the bacteria for proliferation.”

Possible Candidates:  *Cellulomonas*

-Ruminococci

-Fibrobacter Succinogenes

-Protozoan Trichonympha

Experiment: To mimic the intestinal environment in herbivores artificially. (MACHINE) //BIO-Invention 

Effects on humanity: We would be able to extract valuable energy locked within Cellulose. As a result, of being able to breakdown Cellulose into a useful product, glucose, we would greatly expand our food supply. This would prevent any future food shortages with an expanding human population. We, Humans, would be able to consume all vegetation and thus it would decrease food prices dramatically. 

No person should suffer hunger with this BIO-Invention. 

Questions to answer: 

-What bacteria(s) is best for this experiment?

-How to obtain this bacteria? (VIA Slaughterhouse?)

-How long can the micros survive outside their “HOST” animal?

-How should the micros be transferred effectively to their new environment?

-What is the correct environment to store the micros?

– How to, “feed” the micros effectively?

-Will a transfer system be necessary? An example is Blood.

-How to collect the product, glucose, at the end?

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

My BizCafe Decisions!

My BizCafe Decisions!

The following is all the decisions my group, Travelers Cup, made in the BizCafe simulation.

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Period 1

Management Decision
Current
Managers 2
Managers Wages / Week $600.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,200.00
Servers 0
Servers to Hire 10
Servers to Fire 0
  Total Servers 10
Hourly Wages $8.75
  Total Server Wages $875.00
  Total Wages $2,075.00
Payroll Taxes $155.63
  Total Employee Cost $2,230.63
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current
  Price/Medium Cup $4.50
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 5 per day, $1400.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 35 lbs. Good, $175.00
  Medium Cups 20,000, $1400.00
Special Decision
Incident: Insurance
Choice: 1. Purchase insurance (Cost: $600)

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Period 2

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 2 2
Managers Wages / Week $600.00 $600.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Servers 10 0
Servers to Hire 0 10
Servers to Fire 2 0
  Total Servers 8 10
Hourly Wages $8.75 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $700.00 $875.00
  Total Wages $1,900.00 $2,075.00
Payroll Taxes $142.50 $155.63
  Total Employee Cost $2,042.50 $2,230.63
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Medium Cup $4.50 $4.50
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) $.50 Off, $1400.00 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 2 per day, $560.00 5 per day, $1400.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 28 lbs. Organic, $196.00 35 lbs. Good, $175.00
  Medium Cups None 20,000, $1400.00
Special Decision
Incident: Advertising
Choice: 2. Don’t change the advertising.

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Period 3

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 2
Managers Wages / Week $600.00 $600.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,800.00 $1,200.00
Servers 8 10
Servers to Hire 2 0
Servers to Fire 0 2
  Total Servers 10 8
Hourly Wages $8.75 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $875.00 $700.00
  Total Wages $2,675.00 $1,900.00
Payroll Taxes $200.63 $142.50
  Total Employee Cost $2,875.63 $2,042.50
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Medium Cup $4.00 $4.50
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) Gen. Aware., $1400.00 $.50 Off, $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 2 per day, $560.00 2 per day, $560.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Not Open
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Not Open
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 42 lbs. Organic, $294.00 28 lbs. Organic, $196.00
  Medium Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Staff Training
Choice: 3. Stick with “on the job” training.

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Period 4

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $615.00 $600.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,845.00 $1,800.00
Servers 10 8
Servers to Hire 11 2
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 21 10
Hourly Wages $8.75 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $1,837.50 $875.00
  Total Wages $3,682.50 $2,675.00
Payroll Taxes $276.19 $200.63
  Total Employee Cost $3,958.69 $2,875.63
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Medium Cup $3.75 $4.00
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) Gen. Aware., $1400.00 Gen. Aware., $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 2 per day, $560.00 2 per day, $560.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 70 lbs. Organic, $490.00 42 lbs. Organic, $294.00
  Medium Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Irate Customer
Choice: 4. Apologize to the customer and offer a complimentary coffee.

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Period 5

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $615.00 $615.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,845.00 $1,845.00
Servers 21 10
Servers to Hire 5 11
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 26 21
Hourly Wages $8.75 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $2,275.00 $1,837.50
  Total Wages $4,120.00 $3,682.50
Payroll Taxes $309.00 $276.19
  Total Employee Cost $4,429.00 $3,958.69
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.75
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) Gen. Aware., $1400.00 Gen. Aware., $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 2 per day, $560.00 2 per day, $560.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 88 lbs. Organic, $616.00 70 lbs. Organic, $490.00
  Medium Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Customer Survey
Choice: 2. Put survey forms on the tables. (Cost: $50)

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Period 6

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $615.00 $615.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,845.00 $1,845.00
Servers 26 21
Servers to Hire 5 5
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 31 26
Hourly Wages $8.75 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $2,712.50 $2,275.00
  Total Wages $4,557.50 $4,120.00
Payroll Taxes $341.81 $309.00
  Total Employee Cost $4,899.31 $4,429.00
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.69 n/a
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $4.29 n/a
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) Gen. Aware., $1400.00 Gen. Aware., $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 2 per day, $560.00 2 per day, $560.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 88 lbs. Organic, $616.00 88 lbs. Organic, $616.00
  Small Cups 5,000, $400.00 n/a
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups 5,000, $500.00 n/a
Special Decision
Incident: Internet Cafe
Choice: 2. Provide free wireless access. (Cost: $500)

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Period 7

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $615.00 $615.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,845.00 $1,845.00
Servers 29 26
Servers to Hire 0 5
Servers to Fire 4 0
  Total Servers 25 31
Hourly Wages $9.00 $8.75
  Total Server Wages $2,250.00 $2,712.50
  Total Wages $4,095.00 $4,557.50
Payroll Taxes $307.13 $341.81
  Total Employee Cost $4,402.13 $4,899.31
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.69 $2.69
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $3.99 $4.29
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 Gen. Aware., $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 5 per day, $1400.00 2 per day, $560.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. 8 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 90 lbs. Organic, $630.00 88 lbs. Organic, $616.00
  Small Cups None 5,000, $400.00
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None 5,000, $500.00
Special Decision
Incident: Green Upgrade
Choice: 1. Replace light bulbs. (Cost: $100)

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Period 8

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $615.00 $615.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,845.00 $1,845.00
Servers 24 29
Servers to Hire 0 0
Servers to Fire 0 4
  Total Servers 24 25
Hourly Wages $9.20 $9.00
  Total Server Wages $2,208.00 $2,250.00
  Total Wages $4,053.00 $4,095.00
Payroll Taxes $303.98 $307.13
  Total Employee Cost $4,356.98 $4,402.13
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.69 $2.69
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $3.99 $3.99
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) $.50 Off, $1400.00 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 5 per day, $1400.00 5 per day, $1400.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 95 lbs. Organic, $665.00 90 lbs. Organic, $630.00
  Small Cups None None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None

 

Special Decision
Incident: Live Entertainment
Choice: 1. Accept radio show offer. (Cost: $250)

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Period 9

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $620.00 $615.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,860.00 $1,845.00
Servers 23 24
Servers to Hire 0 0
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 23 24
Hourly Wages $9.30 $9.20
  Total Server Wages $2,139.00 $2,208.00
  Total Wages $3,999.00 $4,053.00
Payroll Taxes $299.93 $303.98
  Total Employee Cost $4,298.93 $4,356.98
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.69 $2.69
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $3.99 $3.99
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 $.50 Off, $1400.00
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 10 per day, $2800.00 5 per day, $1400.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 100 lbs. Organic, $700.00 95 lbs. Organic, $665.00
  Small Cups 20,000, $1200.00 None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Problem Employee
Choice: 2. Discuss the problem with the employee.

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Period 10

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $645.00 $620.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,935.00 $1,860.00
Servers 23 23
Servers to Hire 0 0
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 23 23
Hourly Wages $9.35 $9.30
  Total Server Wages $2,150.50 $2,139.00
  Total Wages $4,085.50 $3,999.00
Payroll Taxes $306.41 $299.93
  Total Employee Cost $4,391.91 $4,298.93
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.69 $2.69
  Price/Medium Cup $3.49 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $3.99 $3.99
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 10 per day, $2800.00 10 per day, $2800.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. 7 A.M. to 11 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 90 lbs. Organic, $630.00 100 lbs. Organic, $700.00
  Small Cups None 20,000, $1200.00
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Coffee Roaster
Choice: 1. Purchase the coffee roaster. (Cost: $2,400)

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Period 11

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $646.00 $645.00
  Total Manager Wages $1,938.00 $1,935.00
Servers 22 23
Servers to Hire 3 0
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 25 23
Hourly Wages $9.40 $9.35
  Total Server Wages $2,350.00 $2,150.50
  Total Wages $4,288.00 $4,085.50
Payroll Taxes $321.60 $306.41
  Total Employee Cost $4,609.60 $4,391.91
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.68 $2.69
  Price/Medium Cup $3.48 $3.49
  Price/Large Cup $3.98 $3.99
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) 10 per day, $2800.00 10 per day, $2800.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 98 lbs. Organic, $686.00 90 lbs. Organic, $630.00
  Small Cups None None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Baked Goods
Choice: 1. Purchase the oven. (Cost: $4,000 + $0.50 per unit)

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Period 12

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $695.00 $646.00
  Total Manager Wages $2,085.00 $1,938.00
Servers 24 22
Servers to Hire 4 3
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 28 25
Hourly Wages $10.00 $9.40
  Total Server Wages $2,800.00 $2,350.00
  Total Wages $4,885.00 $4,288.00
Payroll Taxes $366.38 $321.60
  Total Employee Cost $5,251.38 $4,609.60
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.58 $2.68
  Price/Medium Cup $3.38 $3.48
  Price/Large Cup $3.88 $3.98
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) None, $0 10 per day, $2800.00
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 106 lbs. Organic, $742.00 98 lbs. Organic, $686.00
  Small Cups None None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Unwanted Sexual Advance
Choice: 4. Escort the customer out of the cafe.

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Period 13

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $695.00 $695.00
  Total Manager Wages $2,085.00 $2,085.00
Servers 28 24
Servers to Hire 4 4
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 32 28
Hourly Wages $10.05 $10.00
  Total Server Wages $3,216.00 $2,800.00
  Total Wages $5,301.00 $4,885.00
Payroll Taxes $397.58 $366.38
  Total Employee Cost $5,698.58 $5,251.38
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.55 $2.58
  Price/Medium Cup $3.28 $3.38
  Price/Large Cup $3.78 $3.88
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) None, $0 None, $0
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 100 lbs. Organic, $700.00 106 lbs. Organic, $742.00
  Small Cups None None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: Renovation
Choice: Keep Green Theme (Cost: $0)

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Period 14

Management Decision
Current Previous
Managers 3 3
Managers Wages / Week $695.00 $695.00
  Total Manager Wages $2,085.00 $2,085.00
Servers 31 28
Servers to Hire 0 4
Servers to Fire 0 0
  Total Servers 31 32
Hourly Wages $10.05 $10.05
  Total Server Wages $3,115.50 $3,216.00
  Total Wages $5,200.50 $5,301.00
Payroll Taxes $390.04 $397.58
  Total Employee Cost $5,590.54 $5,698.58
Marketing Decision
Pricing Current Previous
  Price/Small Cup $2.55 $2.55
  Price/Medium Cup $3.28 $3.28
  Price/Large Cup $3.78 $3.78
Advertising and Promotion
  Online (@ $200/day) None, $0 None, $0
  Radio (@ $40/spot) None, $0 None, $0
Operations Decision
Shop Hours Current Previous
  Mon. РFri. 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
  Saturday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  Sunday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekly Purchases
  Coffee 105 lbs. Organic, $735.00 100 lbs. Organic, $700.00
  Small Cups None None
  Medium Cups None None
  Large Cups None None
Special Decision
Incident: New Supplier
Choice: 1. Remain with your current supplier.

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Research Paper- A New Perspective on College Debt.

Research Paper- A New Perspective on College Debt.

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Argument Research Paper (Final Draft)

27 April 2017

A New Perspective on College Debt

Why does Mankind shy away from ultimate freedom? Countless young boys and girls enslave themselves when they reach adulthood through the avenue of college debt. The previous sentences are startling, shocking, and emotion producers. Please step back and think; you are in the exact same position as the author. You, young man or woman, are at the cusp of completely controlling your life. However, you are just about to throw away your freedom for an undetermined amount of time because you accumulated worthless college debt. Is it peer pressure that forces you to financially caste your hands and bind your feet? Or, is it just a lack of courage to seize complete control over your life? If you seized control over your life, than you would rationally understand that all your successes and failures are because of you. Few want to seize the fiery torch of absolute freedom. We would rather have the comforts of petty excuses and blame game suspects. Hence, most people go with society’s prescribed way of life.

According to Investopedia, college debt is also known as student debt. The definition of student debt is, ‚Äúmoney owed on a loan taken out to pay for educational expenses. Rapidly rising college tuition costs have made student debt the only option to pay for college for many students.‚ÄĚ What is stress in the Investopedia definition of student debt is the word, ‚Äúonly.‚ÄĚ ¬†The prestigious education resource, The Institute for College Access and Success, proclaims that, ‚ÄúSeven in 10 seniors (68%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $30,100 per borrower.‚ÄĚ (Fontinelle) We must remember that this disturbing statistic does not include college dropouts, private for profit institutions‚Äô students, and graduate students who are acuminating even more debt. As you can tell, the system of higher education has produced a devastating side effect that few educational professionals talk about.

DEBATE- Is it worth enslaving oneself to obtain a college degree? The majority of people believe a college degree is necessary for a good life. The minority has the completely opposite belief on a college degree. Minority members would proclaim that college is not worth the college debt that usually comes along with it. All people have shown their opinion on this great debate through their actions.

THESIS- A university degree is not worth indebting yourself because of what debt entails.  PRO POINTS-  PRO-1-A university’s degree guarantees nothing. PRO-2-You can obtain a higher education in other ways. PRO-3-And college debt limits your personal freedom.

PRO-1- A university‚Äôs degree guarantees nothing. It is just a piece of paper that states you did something for about four years. Yes, there are requirements that you had to meet to obtain this piece of paper; however, it does not guarantee a better future. Just because you earned a college degree does not mean you will have a better life than someone who did not earn a degree. Since it is hard to quantify, a ‚ÄúBetter life,‚ÄĚ let us look at future wealth. Many people who have not earned a college degree have financially prospered. Andrew Carnegie is one prominent example. A college degree is in fact a slimy bet. You figure a college degree‚Äôs benefit will outweigh its costs. Though, since it is a bet you do not know the outcome till afterwards.

Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest men in the world. He rose from Scottish poverty to an American millionaire without a college degree. Andrew Carnegie actually did not have a formal education at all. To fully understand Andrew Carnegie, we must look at the amazing artifacts of his life. His foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, has the largest number of artifacts on Andrew Carnegie. See addendum one, ‚ÄúCarnegie Artifacts‚ÄĚ (Carnegie Corporation of New York).

The first artifact shows Andrew Carnegie‚Äôs Certificate of U.S. Naturalization. Remember, that Andrew Carnegie was born and lived part of his life in Scotland. The Certificate of U.S. Naturalization was produced in 1885. His foundation professes, ‚ÄúHe [Andrew Carnegie] encouraged fellow immigrants to secure the benefits of citizenship but also to bear the responsibilities which he saw as vital for the strength of American democracy‚ÄĚ (Carnegie Corporation of New York). Andrew Carnegie was himself an immigrant to the United States of America. Thus, he had a unique perspective on immigrants and this great nation.

The second artifact out of three breathtaking Carnegie artifacts is, The Gospel of Wealth. Andrew Carnegie wrote, The Gospel of Wealth, in 1889 after he rose to greatness with the Carnegie Steel Company. The Gospel of Wealth, is considered a pinnacle document in the field of philanthropy. Andrew Carnegie‚Äôs writing, The Gospel of Wealth, stated the beneficial role and heavenly responsibility of philanthropy by those of wealth. Carnegie believed in giving his wealth to charity during one‚Äôs lifetime. The most prominent quote in Andrew Carnegie‚Äôs The Gospel of Wealth is, ‚ÄúThe man who dies thus rich dies disgraced‚ÄĚ (Carnegie Corporation of New York). ¬†This closing line in his valuable work provides great insight into the thinking of Andrew Carnegie.

Andrew Carnegie’s life proves that a college degree guarantees nothing. If this common belief that a college degree is needed for a good life were true, Andrew Carnegie should have stayed in poverty his entire life. Historical artifacts from the Carnegie Corporation of New York prove that Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to financial greatness and then he devoted his life to philanthropy. The common belief, now proven false, has two departments that we must realize. The positive department represents Andrew Carnegie’s epic rise without formal education. He lived a great life. The negative department is the fact that a college degree is no guarantee of a good life. A college graduate may fall into poverty and darkness.

A license unlike a college diploma guarantees you a given reality. I, Rory Apollonia, have earned the right to hold a New York State Real Estate Sales Person‚Äôs license. Addendum two is my papers. Unlike a college diploma that may help you open doors to a career, my future license will open a door to a real estate career. Mr. Chinloy and Mr. Winkler accurately describe how a real estate agent earns a profit, ‚ÄúReal estate agents are paid in two ways. One way is from a split percentage of the individual’s generated revenue. The other is from an ownership share of the firm’s profit from all agents.‚ÄĚ Real money is directly linked to a license unlike a college diploma. A license is better than a diploma.

PRO-2- You can obtain a higher education in other ways. A higher education does not necessarily mean you need to obtain a college degree. My hero Andrew Carnegie understood that a higher education can be found outside the system of formal education. This monumental truth was learned by Andrew Carnegie through his childhood experience. Andrew Carnegie obtained his higher education through work, life experiences, and most important of all, his local public library.¬† In addendum three Artifact ‚Äú4 Carnegie Libraries‚ÄĚ published by Pulitzer Prize winning digital editor Angela Nelson, states the universal library motto, ‚ÄúLet There Be Light.‚Ä̬† It is public libraries that enlighten the masses.

All universities have libraries, yet not all libraries are within universities. The foundation of a college education is the library. So why not bypass the expensive middleman, college, and obtain the valuable knowledge at its source? Everyone‚Äôs local public library is actually a free resource. All you need to do to obtain a higher education is to spend your time in the library absorbing all the knowledge contained there. Yes, public libraries are funded by the public through citizenry taxes, however, this is just a Sunk Cost. According to Britannica Academic, Sunk Cost, is, ‚Äúa cost that has already been incurred and that cannot be recovered.‚ÄĚ Hence, all public libraries are free for all of the citizenry. People do not need to throw their valuable money away or enslave themselves into gross amounts of debt. If it is confusing to understand this new profound idea, look at addendum four, ‚ÄúLibrary Thinking‚ÄĚ (New York Public Library Digital Collections). Inside this collection of artifacts, you can see what libraries are and how the stored knowledge is obtain.

PRO-3- College debt limits your personal freedom. Once college debt is acquired it will weigh over the individual until it is paid off. Few individuals are able to pay off their college debt quickly. As a result, college debt effects the individual‚Äôs present state and future goals and considerations. College debt will prevent the individual from seizing the opportunities that pass by. These opportunities are not in the individual‚Äôs life forever. People should not live a life filled with regret because financial obligations prevent them from living their lives the way they want. The value of freedom is not completely realized until it is gone. In addendum five, the artifact entitled “Slaves being whipped. Running after fugitive slaves,‚ÄĚ exemplifies the importance of freedom. Slaves had no freedom and thus lived merger lives filled with abuses and grievances. They would be the first people to explain the importance of freedom if they could translate their knowledge from their personal experiences.

Christian Ideology has warned about the evil and wickless that debt creates. Debt prevents our brethren from completely exercising their freedom to follow God‚Äôs teachings. The reason is that indebted individuals are usually forced into immoral practices to pay off their debts. Their freedom to choose what type of life they will live has been stripped away. According to Christian teachings, man should not be the master of fellow men in the brethren. Only God has power over his creations. Hence, debt represents the evil treachery of the Devil inside the Christian Ideology. My local parish, Church of Saint Patrick, taught me from an earlier age to resist the wickedness‚Äôs in civilization. Church of Saint Patrick‚Äôs interior represents the holiness that reminds me to live a life free of sin. Addendum six, ‚ÄúChurch of Saint Patrick‚ÄĚ represents my church‚Äôs wonderful artifacts. ¬†It was great experience to revisit my church for my research paper. As a result, I have greater support, which allows me to stay away from temptations. Debt is an evil temptation.

Transitional Paragraph- College debt supporters have a unique perspective.

CON POINT #1 ‚ÄďSupporters of college debt believe a self-taught higher education from public libraries is inferior to a college education. Refute #1 Start-They are wrong with their view on libraries because eighteen year old American citizens who have earned high school diplomas are completely able to teach themselves with library resources. We do not need to be, ‚Äúspoon fed‚ÄĚ knowledge by teachers who claim to be, ‚Äúexperts.‚ÄĚ We are not little children with underdeveloped brains. We are adults who can form our own opinions from our life experiences. Individuals can obtain a higher education at a public library if they dedicate their time to the pursuit of knowledge. A higher education is not given; it is earned through hard work. Andrew Carnegie‚Äôs life has proved this pessimistic view of humanity to be wrong. If he believed in their negative views about humanity and the individual he would have never risen to greatness.

Samantha Lopez of the Career Resource Center supports my argument. A higher education can be obtained outside of the university system. Samantha believes, ‚Äúnot all careers need a four year college degree. Trade school is a very viable option.‚ÄĚ Education is always important; however, how individuals obtain their education should not matter. Their goal is solely to acquire an education. The goal is not about using a certain educating mechanism. We the people should and will choose the best paths to obtain our educational enlightenment. Hence, detractors cannot successfully argue against a superior reality that has credible supporters like Samantha Lopez.

CON POINT #2-Another counterargument view that is trumpeted by my opponents is that the job market is getting more and more competitive. Employers are looking for people with higher education degrees even for jobs which did not require higher education in the past. REFUTE #2 Start- However, Samantha Lopez of the Career Resource Center believes, ‚Äúnot all careers need a four year college degree.‚ÄĚ It may seem on the surface that employers want their employees to have college degrees, however, this is wrong. Employers also known as companies and corporations are just trying to maximize their profits. I cited the continuing outsourcing of American jobs to low educated and low paid foreign workers. A huge region of America has humiliatingly been referred to as, ‚ÄúThe Rust Belt‚ÄĚ. This region contains Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Binghamton, and Bethlehem (PA). Also, the region has experienced a steady population decline which saddens patriotic Americans. If Employers truly cared about higher education they would not have outsourced from highly educated Americans to low educated foreigners.

THESIS REWORED- A university degree is not worth indebting yourself because of what debt entails.  PRO POINTS- First, a college degree won’t guarantee a better future. It is just a gamble which for many has burned them. Second, a Higher Education can be obtained outside of university. You can acquired intellectual enlightenment by dedicating your time to study within your local public library. Andrew Carnegie’s life has proved that formal education and thus a college degree is not required to live a successful life. Third, college debt will curtail your freedom. You won’t be able to seize life’s opportunities and or follow the Christian Ideology. Do not go into debt for a college degree.

SOLUTIONS- If you are about to indebt yourself or are in college debt I ask that you reconsider your situation. Here is my solution, you can live a great life without a college degree. So, do not attend college if you cannot afford it. And if you are in university with college loans I ask you to withdraw. Please don’t feel like it is a requirement in life; it is not a requirement in life.  You shouldn’t enslave yourself in debt to achieve a Higher Education. Life is made up of precious time. Don’t waste your time enslaved in debt.  If you do; you are wasting your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collections:

Addendum 1: Carnegie Artifacts

1) 1-Archive2-Archive

Addendum 2:

Real Estate Papers.   (This will be posted on my Instagram.)

 

Addendum 3:

3)  4-Carnegie Libraries

Addendum 4:

Library Thinking

Addendum 5:

Slavery

Slave

Addendum 6:

‚ÄúChurch of Saint Patrick‚ÄĚ (These photos will be made available on my Flickr.)¬†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angela Nelson. ‚Äú12 impressive Carnegie libraries still in use today‚ÄĚ (MNN) Mother Nature News. Last¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Modified on September 29, 2016, at 6:37 a.m. http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† culture/photos/impressive-carnegie-libraries-still-use-around-globe-today/mission-educate#top-desktop .

Carnegie Corporation of New York. ANDREW CARNEGIE’S STORY, 2017, https://www.carnegie.org/       . Accessed March 2017.

Chinloy, Peter and Daniel T. Winkler. “Agent Performance, Incentives, and Ownership.”¬†Journal of Housing Research, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 101-121. EBSCOhost, libdatabase.newpaltz.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=71885649&site=ehost-live.

Fontinelle, Amy. “Student Debt.”¬†Investopedia. Investopedia, 28 August 2014. Web. 06 April 2017.

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Sources. (College Debt)

Sources. (College Debt)

My Sources are:

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Angela Nelson. ‚Äú12 impressive Carnegie libraries still in use today‚ÄĚ (MNN) Mother Nature News. Last¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Modified on September 29, 2016, at 6:37 a.m. http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† culture/photos/impressive-carnegie-libraries-still-use-around-globe-today/mission-educate#top-desktop .

Carnegie Corporation of New York. ANDREW CARNEGIE’S STORY, 2017, https://www.carnegie.org/       . Accessed March 2017.

Chinloy, Peter and Daniel T. Winkler. “Agent Performance, Incentives, and Ownership.”¬†Journal of Housing Research, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 101-121. EBSCOhost, libdatabase.newpaltz.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=71885649&site=ehost-live.

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. “Slaves being whipped. Running after fugitive slaves”¬†The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1853. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-75cb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

“Sunk cost.”¬†Britannica Academic, Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, 23 November 2015.¬†academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/sunk-cost/603279. Accessed 7 April 2017.

The Institute of for College Access and Success, 2017. http://ticas.org/ . Accessed on 4 April 2017.