Brighton Beach Memoirs

Michaela Hernandez

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the longest economic downturn in the history of the Western world. The Great Depression began after the stock market crash of October, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment while failing companies laid off workers.

Colleges in the 1930's

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In both the 1930s and the 1960s, university halls had a curfew of 10pm and you could get expelled if you were caught breaking the rule. Being a university student then was a privilege.

The student halls were luxurious: three meals a day were prov

ided and laundry was done for them by members of staff every week.

Socializing and meeting new people has always been an important part of university.One of the biggest societies was the Student Christian Movement which encouraged the serious study of the faith. Students from any

denomination could join – even atheists were admitted, provided they were willing to take the society seriously. There were weekly meetings for discussion and debate and an annual conference was held for a week off campus where academics, lecturers and business owners made speeches.

Stan's Apology Letter

Dear Mr. Stroheim

I'm writing this letter because I have come to the conclusion that I was wrong in saying what I did back at work, I am very sorry for my interference in something that I wasn't suppose to put my nose into, but skipping to a new topic, my father lost his job and you see we really need the money to support a family of seven plus my dear father has High Blood Pressure and it looks like I'm gonna have to help out with all the things that my family requires so if you could please accept my apology i would be very grateful and this will not happen again, i give you my word.



An American In Paris

The first show of An American In Paris was November 11, 1951. It is the winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture. The cost of the tickets range from $30 to $160.

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