March 2015 Blog Posts (131)

Gathering the Courage

Gathering the Courage

By: Shivani Dewoolkar



As human beings, we have all had to face (at some point or another), some sort of challenge, difficulty or fear in our lives. More often than not, we try to confront and persevere through whatever it may be that is holding us back, and overcome. In "Autobiography of a Face", by Lucy Grealy, the author develops major themes from her own story of her journey through various stages of cancer regarding fear, courage, and… Continue

Added by Shivani on March 31, 2015 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Why we need Sacrifices

Sacrifices need to be made in life, even if it is giving up someone else or yourself - it could even be a prized possession for all I know. But the point is, sacrifices are a regular occurrence in life, like when the leaves tumble out of trees in autumn and grow back in the spring. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and The Maze Runner by James Dashner both portray the necessity of giving things up and…

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Added by Priyal Desai on March 31, 2015 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Happy Endings Are a Nostalgia for the Present - The Heartbroken Heartbreaker

When I first heard about The Heartbroken Heartbreaker by Sam Madison,

it seemed cheesy, so so cheesy and cliché I didn't really want to read

it. But considering how big it is, I told myself I have to and

honestly, I'm so proud of myself for this mere action because The

Heartbroken Heartbreaker isn't just a simple book. It's something I've

fell in love with because even as…

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Added by Tanvi Polavarapu on March 31, 2015 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Happy Endings Are a Nostalgia for the Present - The Heartbroken Heartbreaker

When I first heard about The Heartbroken Heartbreaker by Sam Madison,

it seemed cheesy, so so cheesy and cliché I didn't really want to read

it. But considering how big it is, I told myself I have to and

honestly, I'm so proud of myself for this mere action because The

Heartbroken Heartbreaker isn't just a simple book. It's something I've

fell in love with because even as…

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Added by Tanvi Polavarapu on March 31, 2015 at 11:50pm — No Comments

The Struggle Of Coming Of Age- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Everyone has a time in their life where they struggle the most. In this book, a character struggles when she is coming of age. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, tells the story of a girl, Cather, who is just starting college with her twin sister, Wren. They grew up in a world of Internet fandom, and Cath writes fan fictions of Simon Snow with thousands of views. People that may have issues with family members can lead to conflicts in their life while…

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Added by Courtney Ng on March 31, 2015 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Awe Inspiring

During Third Quarter, I read The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, and I really like it. It's about two twins who meet a really old man, who turns out to be 700 years old! He teaches them how to use magic, and how to fight other magicians, who have become evil. The twins learn a lot more than just magic from the old guy, Nicholas Flamel. They experience the intense feeling of awe from their discovery of magic, and they understand how captivating it can be.…

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Added by Max Arnson on March 31, 2015 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Those Long Gone

        You feel fear. How could you not. The entire adult population of your town has disappeared, and you're trapped in an invisible, yet tangible dome that encloses it.

Now, only you and anyone less than fifteen years old remain. Nobody knows why it happened.

Was it a science experiment, or the work of an ancient deity? Whatever…

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Added by Erik Versen on March 31, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Childhood Reread: Nancy Drew and The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Nancy Drew books were probably a big deal in your childhood. If not, I really feel sorry for you. But regardless, they're definitely worth a reread. Now that I have the experience and (supposed) analytical skills of a high school student, I can realize why I loved this story as a child. The…

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Added by Milla Vazquez on March 31, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Dynamic Duo- Guilt and Justice in "And Then There Were None"

Adhith Palla

E108-7

Q3 IR Blog Post

31 March 2015

The Dynamic Duo 

 

             

               There is perhaps no better way to start a fight in the YouTube comment section than to…

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Added by Adhith Palla on March 31, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The True Strength Of Humanity (Or Just Children)

Children are not usually seen as more powerful than adults, and in many aspects that is true. However, there is one field where children thrive while adults fail. The ability to believe, imagine, and hope for what seems impossible. The strength and resilience of the human mind that is arguably the most powerful tool available to humans, and the ability to hope that comes with it, is strongest within children. In Stephen King's novel It, this concept…

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Added by Kashif Javid on March 31, 2015 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Cultural Oppression

Isabelle Borkowski

E108 - 1

Third Quarter Blog Post

31 March 2015

Imagine a world where feminism is a radical ideology. Well, this is precisely the case in a…

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Added by Isabelle Borkowski on March 31, 2015 at 11:23pm — No Comments

What If?

We often have moments in our lives when we wonder “what if?”. What if I hadn’t run away from that stranger in the white van who asked me to help him find his lost puppy? Would I have ended up as one of those forgotten faces on a milk carton? What if I hadn’t gone to that office party? Would I have still met the woman of my dreams?

In “Just Like Fate” by Cat Patrick, Caroline Cabot is about to make one of the most important decisions of her life.…

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Added by Geethu James on March 31, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Quarter 3 Themes Synthesis

 

Born into an 11 foot by 11 foot room, Jack, a five year…

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Added by Elliott Kim on March 31, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Define Yourself

One of the most common questions asked by the human race is who are you. Whether it's coming out of the boy's mouth who sits in front of you during English, or the cold woman you want to impress during your job interview. It can be the most basic question with the most basic of answers, when it fishes for facts like that your name is Colleen Jones, and you like the color purple. But when asked sincerely it can take on a much deeper meaning, leaving the answer difficult to find. In "The Host" by… Continue

Added by Taylor Chick on March 31, 2015 at 11:06pm — No Comments

I'll Give You the Sun: Art is Beautiful Pain

The person you were born with, only minutes apart, is part of the reason you have stepped to the edge of a cliff. It wasn’t exactly as if this was all planned from the start, okay, maybe it was. The sharp waves crash against the rocks below with a slight mist that gets into your eyes. The little balance you have disappears, and you’re tumbling down into the ocean. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson unravels incredibly strong bonds of family between…

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Added by Hancine Mok on March 31, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is Friendship Really Stronger Than Love?

Is Friendship Really Stronger Than Love?



Are love and friendship are as valuable as most people think they are? These are what everyone's lives revolve around. People crave these things more than anything because later on in life they're are all we will have to rely on.

It is often heard that friendship should always come first before love because friends are the people you know that you can rely on and while love is often crazy and spontaneous and inconsistent, friendship is… Continue

Added by Mayuri Srikanth on March 31, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Freedom Is Worth Dying For

       Regardless if a person is a Republican or a Democrat, there is always one thing he or she can agree on: the importance of freedom. Freedom is…

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Added by Benjamin Wilson on March 31, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Doing The Impossible

Escape from Camp 14

By: Blaine Harden

 

       Since the minute Shin In Geun stepped into the world, all he knew of was a camp and everything inside it. Shin worked, learned, and slept in a 60 square mile facility for years. His mother, Jang Hye…

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Added by Ryan Martin on March 31, 2015 at 10:34pm — No Comments

A Phoenix Dies for Love

A Phoenix Dies for Love



"A Thousand Pieces of You" by Claudia Gray is an inspirational novel that displays how love often comes with a cost. The love a person holds

can be both painful or cause pain. There is no way for love to be shared without some sacrifices being involved.…



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Added by Alicia Lee on March 31, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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