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Denise Carlson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 5
"Kevin Prchal was really inspiring first period. Though his music is not a genre I would typically listen to, the expressiveness of his music made it very interesting. In today's world of endless pop songs with little meaning behind the words…"
Feb 12
Denise Carlson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 4
"The presenters first period today were so inspiring. Being up there with so many talented writers this morning was very inspiring for me. I loved that, even though not everyone told a complete story and a lot was left unsaid, the presenters still…"
Feb 10
Denise Carlson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 3
"I was fortunate enough to see A.J. Pine this morning during first period. Her advice about writing and her experiences of becoming an author helped me to understand more about what writers do and the path toward becoming one. Her thoughts and…"
Feb 8
Denise Carlson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 2
"Mrs. Siever's story during first period was a good reminder of the struggles we all face on the inside. Externally, we may seem like we are doing well with our lives and we are happy and problem-free, but we all face struggles every day. I…"
Feb 7
Denise Carlson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Writers Week XXIII Day 1
"I went to see Mary Fons first period and I loved it. She puts so much personality into her writing and presenting, and she made me see writing differently. I gained a lot of perspective when she told us about the difference between anecdotes and…"
Feb 6
Denise Carlson posted a blog post

The Cruelty Surrounding Us

How many times have you been lectured about bullying? Throughout the years, we are told countless times about the tragic outcomes bullying can have. We see videos of the cruelty of other people that degrade their peers, but do we really do anything about it? Are we able to look past our own judgemental opinions of a person to see that the words we say and hear about them may be risking not only their mental health, but even their life? Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, while being Realistic…See More
Jan 22
Denise Carlson posted a blog post

Not Your Average Love Story

In high school, sometimes all we want is to fit in. We want to have friends and be liked by other people. Some of us struggle more than others in this area. Some of us feel like complete outsiders, though they have done nothing to warrant it. Society frowns upon them without a valid reason and they have to hold their chin up high and deal with it. This is what teenagers Eleanor and Park go through in Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park. In the 1980’s, racism was cruel and constantly present…See More
Dec 13, 2016
Denise Carlson posted a blog post

Unexpected Love (SPOILERS!!!)

     We all know the basic plot behind nearly every romance novel these days: two people meet, they love each other, they get into a fight, they make up, the end. Shelves are lined with these happy and sappy love stories. Many of us tire of the same whimsical story, wondering hopelessly if a book exists that has a beautiful, love-filled story that doesn't just have instant love between the characters at practically the moment they lay eyes on each other. If all of this is making you shake your…See More
Aug 29, 2016
Denise Carlson is now a member of The Fremd High School English Ning
Aug 22, 2016

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The Cruelty Surrounding Us

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 9:00am 0 Comments

How many times have you been lectured about bullying? Throughout the years, we are told countless times about the tragic outcomes bullying can have. We see videos of the cruelty of other people that degrade their peers, but do we really do anything about it? Are we able to look past our own judgemental opinions of a person to see that the words we say and hear about them may be risking not only their mental health, but even their life? Thirteen Reasons…

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Not Your Average Love Story

Posted on October 23, 2016 at 9:09pm 0 Comments

In high school, sometimes all we want is to fit in. We want to have friends and be liked by other people. Some of us struggle more than…

Continue

Unexpected Love (SPOILERS!!!)

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

     We all know the basic plot behind nearly every romance novel these days: two people meet, they love each other, they get into a fight, they make up, the end. Shelves are lined with these happy and sappy love stories. Many of us tire of the same whimsical story, wondering hopelessly if a book exists that has a beautiful, love-filled story that doesn't just have instant love between the characters at practically the moment they lay eyes on each other. If all of this is making you shake…

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