August 2016 Blog Posts (72)

The clever storytelling behind "wuthering heights"

 WUTHERING HEIGHTSby Emily Bronte takes place in the early 1800s, in a rural area, and follows the story of two families, who go on to explore emotions such as hate, prejudice, the true meaning of civilized behavior, cruelty, death, and religion. The story is an emotional one, based mostly on sorrow. The book makes the reader sad more often than any other emotion. Sorrow turns people bitter, and those people make others feel sorrow which then results in further bitterness. This…


Added by Ishan Anand on August 31, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How hard can wiping out the human race be?

There are approximately 7 billion people in the world. How hard would it be to kill every single one of them?

In the book The 5th Wave, a girl named Cassie is separated from society as aliens start killing off humans in “waves." The aliens, often referred to as the “Others” want to wipe out the human race and take over earth as their own. Th ese “Others” aren't…


Added by Kevin Lui on August 31, 2016 at 9:02pm — No Comments

What Would You Do to Achieve Your Goals

How far would you go to achieve a goal that you had? Would you lie, cheat, or even kill. Well in the two books I read, the characters in the two books all had different approaches.The first book I read over the summer was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and the second book I read was Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Both of these books have eighteen year old protagonists They both have different goals. The protagonist of Steelheart, David, is on a revenge path to avenge his father’s death,…


Added by Ani K on August 31, 2016 at 5:31pm — No Comments

The Capaill Uisce's Magic Candy


Have you ever been to the horse races? Maybe even won money at them? The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater, is an interesting novel about the annual…


Added by Sean Balogh on August 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How do you know you found true love?

When I heard all my friends talking about this one book series, I knew I had to pick it up and just see what it was all about. So I picked up The Selection, written by Kiera Cass. There was a girl named America Singer and she was just your normal girl that lived with her parents and had a boyfriend named Aspen. These two had to hide from their parents so no one knew they were dating. So her parents put her up for a chance to become the princess because they didn't know she was in a…


Added by Ashlyn P on August 29, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

One Sacrifice Can Change Everything

Champion by Marie Lu

Imagine the world we know today completely washed away by war and floods. The Republic of America and the Colonies of America have been fighting for decades. Global warming melted almost all of Antarctica and the north pole causing huge portions of countries to go underwater. With such problems, civilians in the Republic try everything to help specifically Day and June. The government has a lot of work gaining the people’s trust, but ultimately, they are all in… Continue

Added by Emily Barker on August 29, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

Survive on the Killer Mars

Thomas Han

E108 - 3rd

Summer Reading Blog

August 26, 2016

Survive on the Killer Mars

The Martian By: Andy Weir

What would you do if you were alone? I'm guessing either you would just be bored, or you would be scared. Now, what if you were on Mars alone with limited food and resources? I'll make a wild guess and say that you would probably know what to do after watching the Martian. Well, not to be rude or anything, but you're wrong. Mark Watney, a botanist… Continue

Added by Tom Han on August 29, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

Bill O'Reilly wrote the best book I've ever read "Killing Reagan" by bill o'reilly is the best book I've ever read in my life. I'm personally very fond of history and Mr. O'Reilly writes the best hi…

Bill O'Reilly wrote the best book I've ever read

"Killing Reagan" by bill o'reilly is the best book I've ever read in my life. I'm personally very fond of history and Mr. O'Reilly writes the best history books ever. This book is based on the life and death of the great president Ronald Reagan.

this book is basically put into two parts the two parts being before his presidency and during his presidency. After he leaves office it basically says that Ronald dies and that's… Continue

Added by Winston Skoien on August 28, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Hope in an Ashen Winter

Hope in an Ashen Winter

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness” - Desmond Tutu

Hope. Hope can drive people to fight their way out of tough situations,…


Added by Andrew Yin on August 28, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Question Between Father and Son.

Finally, the sequel to Harry Potter, arguably the best fantasy book series to have ever been written, and the long awaited story is a play. Which means the book is a script. But that doesn’t mean anything, because it did a spectacular job for the story. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, written by J.K Rowling and Jack Thorne, nailed it in my opinion. The script starts 19 years after the Deathly Hallows, with Harry, Ginny, and their three kids, Lily, James, and Albus. With…


Added by Cameron C on August 28, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

Is Legend just a story, or does it have a real theme that can make a huge difference?

    Were you ever in a situation where you knew something wasn’t right? You were being held against your own beliefs, doing something that, deep down, you knew you didn’t want to do, forced to make decisions you knew were not the correct ones, and realized that you had to fight for what you believed in? Legend shows this throughout the story. Legend is told from…


Added by Emma Halminiak on August 28, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Marcelo in the Real World Summer Reading

Shannon Trenkle

E108- Period 3

Summer Reading Blog Post

26 August, 2016


Marcelo in the Adult World

         Growing up is one of the stages in life that…


Added by Shannon Trenkle on August 27, 2016 at 11:48pm — No Comments

The Martian - A World to Yourself

The Martian, Andy Weir…


Added by Kinllen Peng on August 27, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Acceptance is the Magic Word


        Imagine you are a princess or prince living in a palace. You live a happy life, doing all the duties a princess or prince is expected to do and having fun with…


Added by Danielle Farag on August 27, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Usually lying is bad, unless it's about demons and vampires being real. Then it's really bad.

WARNING: The following contains many spoilers for the Mortal Instruments series

Everyone’s heard of “absence making the heart grow fonder.” Being separated from a loved one is often a period of realizing how much you miss someone only after they’re gone. In other cases, it’s growing more and more frustrated with how much of your life has been hidden from you right in front of your eyes, all thanks to said loved one, often resulting in an…


Added by Ayushi Tripathi on August 27, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Sometimes conflicts should be resolved by just yourself

Andrew Son

Period 3




Call The Shots by Don Calame

If you have a younger sibling that was born when you were old enough to…


Added by Andrew Son on August 27, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Vinicius and Ligia

     Love is Hard



Added by Justin Chang on August 27, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Opportunity of Love

                                                         Opportunity of Love, The Secret Language of Sisters

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Do you love your family? Yes, even your siblings.…


Added by Ria Kakarlapudi on August 27, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Matt BjornholmE1083rd Hour        Wingin’ It We all remember our highschool days. ''Winger" A series by Andrew Smith starts off with Ryan Dean West, an above average teenage boy who is struggling to …

Matt Bjornholm


3rd Hour

       Wingin’ It

We all remember our highschool days. ''Winger" A series by Andrew Smith starts off with Ryan Dean West, an above average teenage boy who is struggling to make new friends, keep…


Added by Matt Bjornholm on August 27, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Injustice or Justice?

   When you think of justice, what do you think of? Friendly police officers, the term innocent before proven guilty or trustworthy officials? Well what about corrupt politicians, verdicts based on class and race and biased media? Sounds more like…


Added by Valerie Gabay on August 27, 2016 at 6:12pm — No Comments

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