May 2015 Blog Posts (45)

Mistakes are Part of Humanity

In this universe, there's a variety of themes going from "homework

sucks" to "everyone makes mistakes". In "The Rock Star's Daughter",

the one theme that unravels is that no matter what age everyone is,

everyone will always make mistakes. Duffis depicts that mistakes are

something that even adults make even if they're supposed to be the

wise ones. Likewise, the theme of one of the episodes of Grey's

Anatomy that erupts is the same — that everyone makes mistakes…


Added by Tanvi Polavarapu on May 27, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Don't Do Grilled Cheese Kids

My read this quarter was a little more serious than the stuff I usually stick to. The book I read was called Go Ask Alice and it was in the form of diary entries from a teenage girl who got caught up with drugs. She was served a soft drink at a party laced with LSD, and it all went down hill from there. She started doing all sorts of hard drugs, and ended up in a pretty bad place. This book is a great warning to kids, especially our age, on what effects drugs can have on you, and this is most… Continue

Added by Max Arnson on May 26, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

School Shooters and Con Men

“You can't really teach a kid anything: you can only show him the way and motivate him to learn it himself" (Cullen 50).

"Peter, you, you’re son---you’re my family" (White Collar).

“'When I fell out the window, I knew…


Added by Benjamin Wilson on May 25, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments

It's Always Sunny in Troy

War is just one big assblast.

The Iliad has long been regarded as a masterpiece portraying the importance of war and its relationship to masculinity, as…


Added by Rebecca Xun on May 24, 2015 at 11:53pm — No Comments

The Autumn/Meredith Parallel

"I think I'm becoming my mother and that's something I simply cannot be." (Hopkins. 623)


The Autumn/Meredith Parallel

In Fallout by Ellen Hopkins one of the main characters, Autumn…


Added by Lee Perkins on May 24, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Finding Freedom and Happiness

What if your future love was sitting right next to you? What if you rejected him/her at first, but then ended up falling in love with them and then were separated from them? Both Eleanor and Park, in Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, and…


Added by Priyal Desai on May 23, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Inner Beauty

 In Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Rose and Dimitri, two main characters, had an attraction to each other from the very beginning. They are infatuated with each other's inner beauty. Augustus and Hazel in The Fault In Our Stars, have the same attraction despite different circumstances. These show that beauty is not based on superficialness, but rather on the content of your character.…


Added by Courtney Ng on May 23, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

Cowardly Courage

      Have you ever wanted to say something to someone you love but you know it could potentially hurt them or make them turn against you?  That thought gets stuck in y our friends. That's why we often resort to lying as it is a way to protect the people we love, even though if it is just for a…


Added by Zeynep orhan on May 23, 2015 at 7:06am — No Comments

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Martin Luther King once said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but but by the content of their character.” Often, skin color dictates the way we think about one another. Although the prominence of racial discrimination is less common…


Added by Jonathan Forrest on May 23, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Perseverance From a Sponge

In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand relays the true tale of Louie Zamperini’s life and experience throughout World War II. As expected,  hell is unleashed upon Louie, in every essence of the word, both mentally and physically.  Throughout the story, the author gives us a genuine impression of Louie. His life embodies the theme of how people need a goal to live for when persevering through pain.

From the time he was young, he was always  a little cheeky and…


Added by Jesse Huang on May 23, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Conflict of Culture

The Price of Conflict

"There were too many different cultures, ideals, species, and religions in the galaxy for galactic peace to be possible for more than a short amount of time. - Quinn, Adam. Adventures at and Around the Galaxy. Charleston, 2012. Print.

Do you know what both the movie "Avatar" and the novel "Adventures at and…


Added by Erik Versen on May 23, 2015 at 12:20am — No Comments

Guns and Business

The novel Get Capone by Johnathan Eig and the movie Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx both are similar in principles: they involve business and guns.

In a sense, guns can be very effective in business when it comes to bargaining and persuasion. The characters, Al Capone from Get Capone and Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained are both alike in nature, though their…


Added by Elliott Kim on May 23, 2015 at 12:13am — No Comments

Don't Judge People, They Might Help You Save the Galaxy

Tim Moran

E108- Period 1

Quarter 4 IR Blog



Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Entertainment


Book: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan



Added by Tim Moran on May 22, 2015 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Women Who Leave

"They will not know I have gone away to come back. For the ones I left behind. For the ones who cannot out" (Cisneros, 110).

A strange, saddening fact about my family is that a great percentage of my aunts are divorcees. Four out of the six, to be exact, not including my own…


Added by Paige Dirkes-Jacks on May 22, 2015 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Overcoming Our Fear of Ourselves

“When one door closes, find another."

Kylie gazed back up. "And what if there isn't another door?"

"Then you try the window."

"And if there's not a window?" Kylie asked.

"Then you find a sledgehammer and make a…


Added by Geethu James on May 22, 2015 at 11:52pm — No Comments

When Kith Become Kin

Adhith Palla


Slaughterhouse 90210

22nd May 2015

When Kith Become Kin…


Added by Adhith Palla on May 22, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Conformity Based On Human Differences


Fresh Off The Boat

By: Eddie Huang

     At one point in a man’s lifetime fitting into society is nothing but a harsh struggle. The world doesn’t have the kind attributes to not look through a person’s appearance and race, but only to…


Added by Ryan Martin on May 22, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments

What Doesn't Kill You SImply Makes You...STRANGER

" 'Everyone has darkness inside them, however hidden' ” (Lu 149)


Many people, who have seen humanity at its worst, would argue that mankind is inherently…


Added by Kashif Javid on May 22, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Control Freaks--Calling all "Pitch Perfect" Fans

Control Freak; a person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others to take command of any situation. All of us, at one point or another, have met or know of someone who fits this profile(psst..Maybe you are one!). Either way, it is important to note that lacking context, this trait can be taken in various ways, both positive and negative. In many ways, humans prefer to have things in control. It is a natural habit and way of living. It allows for a sense of… Continue

Added by Shivani on May 22, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

American Horror Story + Stephen King = Crazy

"People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter, you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it." - Carrie Stephen King…


Added by Leah Hillesheim on May 22, 2015 at 11:22pm — No Comments

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