October 2014 Blog Posts (126)

Accepting yourself is a necessity in life

You can't always accomplish the impossible, so you need to accept who you are in order to lead a happy and healthy life. An example of someone who did NOT accept themselves and did NOT lead a happy and healthy life was from one of the books I read this quarter, Gym Candy by Carl Deuker. This book had a strong message that I felt was portrayed perfectly throughout the story. The book was about how the main character, Mick, needed to accept himself in his athletic shape and size, and how his… Continue

Added by Emily Walters on October 28, 2014 at 5:12pm — 4 Comments



Throughout the history of our country the USA has been involved in practicing torture. When the country was first founded we had slaves which we would torture both physically and mentally. As the years went on the CIA began leading research on how to crack the human consciousness. They would give unsuspecting people doses of LSD and record the results. On top of that they would place people in dull…


Added by Grant Summers on October 27, 2014 at 8:11pm — 7 Comments

Reading Reflextions

Brandon Vu

Period 7

Reading Reflextions

Ever since I was a little kid, I have never been a big reader but over the years I began to read a little more. As a reader I have changed from reading more fiction books to more realistic fiction books. The reason was because as I got older, I found the realistic fiction books easier to connect with the characters than the fiction books and I felt a lot more comfortable reading a book having a common trait with the character in the… Continue

Added by Brandon Vu on October 27, 2014 at 12:47pm — 3 Comments

Things change

Anna Aretos

E108- 7


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Things change

Things change. It's inevitable, it happens all the time. Some people can adapt to change well, for others it can be a rocky road but it happens to all of us. Most times things change in small ways like a schedule change or moving neighborhoods. Other times things change in a big way, like someone in your family getting seriously ill. Change is inevitable, and it effects the person it's happening to and the… Continue

Added by Anna on October 27, 2014 at 7:59am — 5 Comments

Argument Unit - Drug War

Jake Kazmierczak

Argument Unit


Claim: The text introduces a clear, arguable claim that can be supported by reasons and evidence.

Development: The text provides sufficient data and evidence to back up the claim while pointing out the strengths and limitations…


Added by Jake Kazmierczak on October 27, 2014 at 3:15am — 5 Comments

"A Flower's Struggle With Life"

Zeynep Orhan

E108-Mrs. Han

Period 1


              A wallflower is a person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party, someone who keeps to themselves oppose to facing the societal pressures of high school that include friends, relationships, and acceptance. In The Perks of Being a Wallflower,…


Added by Zeynep orhan on October 27, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Which Comes First: Faction or Blood?

What if you belonged to a group you were so close to that you would put them over family? Insurgent by Veronica Roth explores the concept of “factions” that bond together people with similar personalities. People of Veronica Roth’s version of post-apocalyptic Chicago are split into five separate factions. Often, families are split apart into different factions when children have different mindsets than those of their parents’ or siblings’. Members of…


Added by Jesse Huang on October 26, 2014 at 11:43pm — 2 Comments


Deception in Allegiant

Allegiant by Veronica Roth is a distopian story of the United States. Although it is set in the future, the government is still being sneaky, like always. The whole world as Tris, Tobias, and all of their friends know it is a lie. Everything that they think they know, they can't be sure how true it is. It could be changed or tampered by the government, and no one would know. The government tampers with the city's information multiple times, and shouldn't be trusted.… Continue

Added by Ben Cohen on October 26, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Eleanor & Park: With Love, Anything is Possible

Eleanor's life stinks.

Like, literally stinks. She lives with her mom and her three siblings, along with her mom's husband, Richie,…


Added by Mckenzie S on October 26, 2014 at 11:21pm — 3 Comments

All The Light We CAN See

All The Light We Cannot See is a glorious world painted by Anthony Doerr in the bleak World War II setting it lives in. Marie-Laure LeBlanc is the blind daughter of the head locksmith at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, who flees with her father to the coastal town of Saint-Malo when the Nazis seize her hometown. Her story runs parallel to Werner Pfennig’s; he is an orphan with an uncanny genius for radio technology that chooses the Nazi boarding…


Added by Rebecca Xun on October 26, 2014 at 11:12pm — 3 Comments

Importance of Friendship (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling)

John McDonnell

E108 - 7th Period…


Added by John McDonnell on October 26, 2014 at 11:07pm — 8 Comments

Liar Liar, Pants on Fire

Adhith Palla


Q1 IR Blog Post

26 October 2014


Liar Liar, Pants on Fire

     Lying is wrong. Its such an obvious statement, and one that has been hammered into our perception…


Added by Adhith Palla on October 26, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Desperate Times Call for Friendly Measures: Frienship in James Dashner's "The Death Cure"

Tim Moran

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Added by Tim Moran on October 26, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Desperate Times Call for Friendly Measures: Friendship in James Dashner's "The Death Cure"

Tim Moran…


Added by Tim Moran on October 26, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Hidden Guilt


A Farewell to Arms By: Ernest Hemingway…


Added by Jiyoon Kim on October 26, 2014 at 10:21pm — 3 Comments

Bittersweet Revenge

It's the biggest time of year; the World Series. And quite possibly, it's the biggest scandal in sports history. Eight men have made the decision to throw the World Series. Their cheap owner barely pays his players a dime and they want revenge. Eight Men Out, written by Eliot Asinof, describes the struggle eight ballplayers endured while trying to get back at their cheap owner.

The players have gotten together…


Added by Bryan Piento on October 26, 2014 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Her First Love Or The Prince?


Imagine if you were only a sixteen year old girl who was in a situation where you thought you would end up with the first boy you fell in love with, but then breaks up with you. You still have feelings for this boy, but then you meet someone else who you think is snobbish and annoying. You realize you were wrong and fall in love with that other person too. You have to pick one man even though you love both, tough decision, right? In…


Added by Courtney Ng on October 26, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Courage Takes Courage

Courage is a characteristic many strive to find in themselves, yet do not carry the drive to find it. To find courage in oneself, it takes the mental aspect of the mind to realize that it is capable of overcoming any obstacle. Many opportunities may appear within the time span of a life and Violet Eden has many. While having many opportunities to prove herself worthy, Violet finds courage deep within herself when it is put to the test.…


Added by Jasmine Caro on October 26, 2014 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments

Weapons and Words

Over the years humanity has come up with hundreds of lethal weapons. In olden times people used cross bows and spears to get the job done, or today guns and nuclear bombs. Destruction is part of our lives whether we want it to play a role or not. Because whether you’re handy with a knife or not, every single person is well equipped with the most dangerous weapon we have. It has the power to start and end things. To damage them or heal. The most powerful force humans have are…


Added by Taylor Chick on October 26, 2014 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

Do You Really Know Your Friends?

Sophia Mavromatis

E108- period 7

Q.1 Blog 10/26/14 



Added by Sophia Mavromatis on October 26, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments

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