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What We Know, What We See, and What We Learn

          The book Million-Dollar Throw tells the story about Nate Brodie, a star football player, who gets the chance to throw a pass from the thirty-yard line through a small target during halftime at a Patriots game on Thanksgiving night. If Nate makes it, he wins a prize of one million dollars. A lot of the plot centers around Nate’s friendship with his best friend Abby who is going blind due to retinitis pigmentosa. Nate figures if he makes the pass, he could pay for Abby’s operation to…See More
May 22
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                    “Me being biracial, me being from Canada but having success in the States, I have all these moments in my life where I'm jumping roof to roof. Black to white” -Drake. In the novel Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña, the main character, Danny Lopez, navigates his own problems that deal with themes of personal identity and confidence. Danny is biracial (half Mexican and half white) and he constantly admits that he feels like he isn't Mexican enough because of the way he…See More
May 16
Andre Ballo replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 2
"Day 2 of writers week switched it up with having actual faculty members speak for us. Mr. Dawson's story was interesting because when my parents have to go to jury duty, they complain about the same things. His description of the other jury…"
Feb 9
Andre Ballo posted a blog post

Thawing Out

                   There's that tingly feeling again. Sure, everyone gets it now and then if their foot falls asleep but, that's usually all it is. For Dane Rafferty, the tingly feeling starts in his feet while he's competing in a ski race and progresses throughout his entire body. The next morning, he can't move anything except his eyes and silently freaks out while he's losing air fast. His girlfriend calls 911 and after almost dying, Dane is diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. He has…See More
Dec 19, 2016
Andre Ballo posted a blog post

Taking Action

Picture this: You are five years old and your family is the star of a reality TV show. The show is built around your dysfunctional family and while it’s supposed to “fix” your family, the show only makes it worse. You also happen to be the most infamous member of your family, ever since the video of you defecating on your sister’s…See More
Sep 11, 2016
Andre Ballo is now a member of The Fremd High School English Ning
Aug 23, 2016

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What We Know, What We See, and What We Learn

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

          The book Million-Dollar Throw tells the story about Nate Brodie, a star football player, who gets the chance to throw a pass from the thirty-yard line through a small target during halftime at a Patriots game on Thanksgiving night. If Nate makes it, he wins a prize of one million dollars. A lot of the plot centers around Nate’s friendship with his best friend Abby who is going blind due to retinitis pigmentosa. Nate figures if he makes the…

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Posted on April 11, 2017 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

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          “Me being biracial, me being from Canada but having success in the States, I have all these moments in my life where I'm jumping roof to roof. Black to white” -Drake. In the novel Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña, the main character, Danny Lopez, navigates his own problems that deal with themes of personal…

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Anything Is Possible If You Believe

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

          What would you do if you knew that at any given moment you and everyone else you know could be dead? In the rare event that you do survive nuclear war, is there any reason to live after everyone is gone and almost everything once standing has been demolished? In the ‘60s in the United States, the threat of nuclear war was an ever looming factor that managed to work its way into the lives of millions of Americans. Obviously, nuclear war with the Soviet Union was…

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Thawing Out

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

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          There's that tingly feeling again. Sure, everyone gets it now and then if their foot falls asleep but, that's usually all it is. For Dane Rafferty, the tingly feeling starts in his feet while he's competing in a ski race and progresses throughout his entire body.…

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