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Quinn Jackson commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post A Hero & a Monster
"It sounds like you really enjoyed Heroes and Monsters. My house group is starting a book club and this is the first book we are going to read. I can wait to read Josh's written word. He is such an inspiring storyteller/speaker. Was it weird…"
Oct 20, 2013
Kristen Nortillo commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post The Bullied, the Bullies, & the Bystanders
"I think the title for this blog is fantastic, I love how you included the word "by-standers". I think more than anything, the by-standers play a very important role in the act of bullying. Not because they are the one's doing the…"
Sep 27, 2013
Mackenzie Cox commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post The Bullied, the Bullies, & the Bystanders
"yeah I agree I think we all brush it off and do not know how real it really is. Nice play list! This sounds great! We all should read this!"
Jun 3, 2013
Amulia Nambiar commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post UNEMPLOYED PROBZ
"Jess now you don't have to worry about getting a job!"
Jun 2, 2013
Courtney Balogh commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post UNEMPLOYED PROBZ
"I love your blogs.  I have heard that finding a job is hard, and although I am currently not on the market for a job position, someday I'm going to remember your advice and not do an online application.  Thank you for saving me a…"
May 30, 2013
Brinda Dollu commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post UNEMPLOYED PROBZ
"I agree finding a job is difficult.  I have a job, and one of the main reasons why I got is was because I knew someone who worked there. Essentially, having a connection is probably to most important thing nowadays.Great blog Jessie, and your…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson replied to Russ Anderson's discussion Six-Word Memoirs
"In the cupboard under the stairs."
May 30, 2013
Sarah Roberts commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post The Bullied, the Bullies, & the Bystanders
"Great post! Your playlist is just inspiring and I can tell you put a lot of thought into the music choices because they relate to bullying so well! It is ridiculous how big of a problem bullying is these days! It's scary how easy it is to just…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Jenna Schneider's blog post My 2013 Summer Bucket List
"the trickiest part with bucket lists is compiling one that you can actually complete all the tasks listed! I still have an unfinished one from last summer, but some of the items on there can probably carry on to this year! When you say sleep under…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Aubrey Stegich's blog post Rules of Attraction By Simone Elkeles
"I love it when author's add in more than one of the characters' perspectives, it gives the book so much more depth, especially concerning romance novels! I find it odd that two people of the opposite gender shared a room because I mean how…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Prak Muppidi's blog post What College Will You Go To?
"College is basically why I am participating in high school, with the intentions of starting a career doing something and finding some sort of happiness in my future endeavors. Being a sophomore and not having put much thought into the whole college…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Trevor Nowak's blog post Why Classics?
"Hey Trevor. This is an interesting perspective, but I agree that without reading the classics, students would never develop into the best literary analysts they can be! Since you are so turnt up about classic literature, what is your favorite novel…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Gino Troia's blog post Argo
"I haven't heard of anyone reading the book before, but the movie was phenomenal as was proved by its success in the box office. I agree that it is an interesting story and it would be really cool to read the literature version and then compare…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Sam Yim's blog post Judging a Book by its Cover
"I read a book if I have never heard of it in my life because then I can be assured I am not conforming to society. Also what if you wrote a book and then no one read it but it was secretly amazing but no reviews, nothing so I want to be that reader…"
May 30, 2013
Jessica Peterson commented on Samantha Bartolai's blog post The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
"Quality blog Samantha! I would agree that often by judging the cover or misleading titles I may be missing out on books that are secretly great, but you wouldn't know it unless you opened it up and turned a couple of the pages. I guess…"
May 30, 2013
Jenna Schneider commented on Jessica Peterson's blog post UNEMPLOYED PROBZ
"I love your media Jess! I don't have a job but hopefully this summer I will be victorious in finding one. I just want to congratulate you on your Potbelly employment and best of luck!"
May 30, 2013

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The Bullied, the Bullies, & the Bystanders

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 2:24pm 7 Comments

These days, kids are mean. Not just the sort of “brush it off” or “build a bridge and get over it” mean either, but a vicious type, that causes the suicide of more and more pre-high school students every year. The media has without a doubt been on top of this epidemic, but the novel Letters to a Bullied Girl gave a different approach to addressing the issue, and something more real than anything I have yet to read on…



Posted on May 20, 2013 at 4:04pm 17 Comments

           With summer steadily approaching, a daunting realization creeps upon many teenagers of all shapes and sizes. The fact of the matter is, that so many of their summer plans are soon to be foiled due to the lack of financial stability that can be found within a summer job! So the solution is simple right? Pick up a few applications, shake some hands, meet some friends and you’ll be…


A Pocahontas Story

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:00am 3 Comments

For my April reading, I made the choice to go a little outside my comfort zone and pick up a book I most certainly would not have read or found on my own. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd written by Jim Fergus was a novel that my AP US history brought up in one of her many lectures and one that I may or may not have borrowed in an attempt to get her to like me more. Anyways, at the beginning/prior to me really getting into the book I was really excited because it…


A Hero & a Monster

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 6:42pm 3 Comments

             In his most recent memoir, Heroes And MonstersJosh Riebok delves into his story and addresses the struggles so often found within ourselves. This memoir has to be one of the most creatively adapted pieces I have yet to read. What I most appreciated about Riebok’s work was the honesty and persona his writing took on, and how having a conversation with him would be no different than studying the…


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