-Paul W. Draper '98
FIGHT THE SYSTEM:
Prejudice is Natural, Discrimination is Not: Some definitions and my personal insight into the world of prejudice prevention. This is an introduction.
School Clubs: After A Gay / Straight Alliance was proposed at East High school in Salt Lake City Utah the community threw itself into an uproar. Out of fear of the unknown and socital prejudges teachers and parents wanted to ban this club. The School District, finding that a Gay / Strait Alliance would be accepted under their current policy's found that the only way to prevent it from happening would be to ban all non curricular clubs...... i.e.. Debate Team, Chess Team, Water Polo, Drama Club, Environmental Club and so on. (They would however keep the Football Team by making it a class period supervised by an instructor and give credit for it. Sheesh!). The District called this new proposal "Forced Choice for the Board of Education" so at one of the many public hearings I attended I gave this speech "Freedom of Choice for the Board of Education". (as a side note: Though there was public distress over this club at East, very little media or public attention went towards the newly founded club at West S.A.F.E. (Students Against Faggots Everywhere) Just something to think about.)
Parking: Weber State University Senate tried to pass a bill stating that faculty could no longer park on campus. This is the article I wrote to the newspaper.
Kabbalah: (Jewish Mystacysm). This is an introductory report on Kabbalist Meditation.
Iran: Everything there is to know about Reza Shah in ten pages or less. Intro to Middle East Studies at WSU
Ester: This is Pauls take on the book of Ester from the bible. From her story the Jews gained life and the holliday of Purim. From her story I recieved an A in Public Speeking class (this is an informative/ comemorative speech).
Seance: I was fortunate enough to take a class on science, psudoscience and the supernatural. This was my final essay on the history of spiritualism. My main sources were Eugene Burgers Spirit Theater, Lee Earles Manifestations and Sir. Aurthur Connan Doyle's History of Spiritualism. DO you believe in GHOSTS? They believe in you.
THROW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TABLE:
Vomit: This is what I like to call a Vomit. It's un unedited spew of thought as it comes to me. I try to do one a week, it's a release for me. Release stress and keeps up my imagination. This vomit I believe was my first... bon appetite.
Vomit on Touch: One day when I really needed a hug I wrote this on the human need for touch. As all of my vomits, it's unedited spew of thought. You get it as I thought it :-).
Jews Vs. The Gentiles: I was trying to compile my thoughts on why the Holocaust happened
1998-99 thoughts_on_Death: don't let the name fool you, this is just another "vomit." We all have loved ones die, and we each deal with that death in different ways - this was mine.
Magic Horror Story: This is the worst experience I have yet to have while performing. That is the fun of live theater, you never know what your going to get :-)
JUST FOR FUN:
Barney Bible: Written by Myself and Co Sysop Aaron Reed for the Call of CthulhU BBS soon after the Barney Craze started.
BBS Poems: These poems were written on and inspired by the Call of CthulhU BBS.
Butterfly notes: Directors Notes I used for my first production of the play I Never Saw Another Butterfly.
H. G. Music: The Start of a musical baised on Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I assisted Aaron Reed in its creation. Midi Files of Original music coming soon.
MAKE SCHOOL WORK FOR YOU:
ASUU Chair: A Short Presentation made to the president of ASUU (University of Utah) on why I should be chosen to be a member of the Executive Chair.
Magic Syllabus: For my Undergraduate final project I plan to teach an experimental course on magic. Here is the proposed syllabus.
Philosophy: Club proposal and charter for the Olympus High TTP (Tea Time Philisophes) Which I created my senior year of high school.
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