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Staying Strong

     Reading Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles, really changed my thought on life, meaning it enhanced my understanding on myself, and that sometimes it's best just to worry about the people that are around you. The people that love you, even if they don't see it.  Not the people that are hurting you and causing…

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Added by Ashlyn P on May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

True Love Found in Dark Souls

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Added by Alejandro Gonzalez on May 19, 2017 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Rotting of Lies



"The bigger the lie, the more they believe it" (Flynn 117)…

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Added by Mayank Bhatia on May 19, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Trust and Belief Can Bring the Good and Bad Together

In They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire, the main character, Kenzie goes through a struggle to find the killer that have been murdering girls that have been getting killed by an “accident.” It happens to be that the girls on the “pretty list” are dying off from the top of the list and making its way down…

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Added by Akshara Kumar on May 19, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Captain America: Civil War (Maybe more people will read this if Cap is in the title)

“It’s not the bullets that kill you, it’s the moments like these. One piece at a time”(Kaufman…

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Added by Thejasvi Dhanireddy on May 19, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Beauty Within



They always say to never judge a book by its cover. How many times have you heard that said to you? How many of those times have you actually avoided looking at the cover and just started reading it? The reason why some covers are very attractive is so that the readers' eyes are drawn towards it. Basically, the point of a cover is to judge it. Although this phrase uses book covers as an example, it is…

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Added by Meghana Mangalvedhe on May 19, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Judge, Jury, and Executioner

“Spider-Man: I’ve had it with your Holier-Than-Thou attitude! You protect criminals! You lecture me on procedure. You come on like the justice system incarnate!

DareDevil: I try to AID the justice system, supplement it. But you-- You tried to supplant it. Be Judge, Jury, and Executioner, all rolled into one.”…

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Added by Ram Dixit on May 19, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Part of That World

             As a kid, I and many others, watched Disney movies and the Disney channel. The many characters, and their lives made us curious. Their personalities helped for us to fall in love. One of my favorite Disney characters was Ariel. She was born a mermaid and was a mermaid for many years of her life, but with the help of an evil octopus she was able to get legs. The story then unfolds as a love story between her and Eric.

Since Ariel had been swimming her whole life, her feet…

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Added by Abby Dannenbring on May 19, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

The Fate Of The Merediths

Meredith Shale, by every definition of the word, is a fighter. There is no doubt about it, from the first introduction of her. She has fought her demons for the last three years, and in the face of her biggest demon, she does not hide. She risks her body and mind to bring justice to herself and the other children her father's sexual abuse destroyed. This act showcases her bravery and strength, but her attitude towards her monster of a father throughout the book is where the real strengths…

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Added by Maia Jraisat on May 19, 2017 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Hey, Nice Haircut

“‘A sudden change in appearance.’ I tugged on the ends of my newly cropped hair. Huh. Who knew I was so predictable?” (Asher 173).

People can cut their hair for a number of reasons. Maybe they want a new look. Maybe they’re tired of taking care of their long hair. Maybe it's awareness for a good cause. Maybe it’s for…

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Added by Emily Glazbrook on May 19, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

How I Met Your Salt to the Sea

 

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys follows the incredible journey of millions of people fleeing from the Russians closing in on Germany during World War II from the perspective of four characters- Florian, Emilia, Joana, and Alfred. Each of these characters have messy pasts that lead them all to collide…

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Added by Kaelan Conway on May 19, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

We Are All Plants

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Added by Kassandra Hamilton on May 19, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments

"Always" Heartbreaking

“Albus: ‘Friends?’

Scorpius: ‘Always’”

–Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2.16.9-10)…

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Added by Brooke Button on May 19, 2017 at 3:28pm — No Comments

You Keep Going or Die

<--“I told myself: Let everyone else call your idea crazy… just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where “there” is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop” (Knight 5).…

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Added by Peter So on May 19, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Roll Safe, Run Safe

“You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”

You can’t have a bad attention getter if you don’t have one. The Roll safe thinking Meme has gone…

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Added by Kevin Lui on May 19, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

To Follow in the Fathers' Footsteps

What do professional baseball players, José Abreu, Yoenis Céspedes and Aroldis Chapman, all have in common? The three baseball players went to life threatening extents to free themselves from dictatorship and pursue their dreams as professional baseball players in the United States. Their stories are…

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Added by TJ Davis on May 19, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments

Oppoites Repel

"Like calls to like"

- Leigh Bardugo

In the Grisha trilogy, all Grisha, people who can control certain elements of nature, are brought to the service of the current Monarch at a young age, and are taught in the same schools. One of the most important lessons they learn is, "like calls to…

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Added by Ishan Anand on May 19, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Friends Before Lovers, Lovers Before Friends

In the book "The Notebook" there are striking similarities when it comes to love and Platonic relationships with the show Friends.



In the novel the Notebook, there is a quote, “You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as…

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Added by Russell Beaupré on May 19, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

Sacrifices

"With unexpected speed, he reared back and threw the knife at Thomas. As he did so, Thomas heard a shout to his right, sensed movement. Toward him. […] Then, inexplicably, Chuck was there, diving in front of him. Thomas felt as if his feet had been…

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Added by Ian McKinney on May 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Imagine Two Races Holding Hands

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

- Nelson…

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Added by Valerie Gabay on May 19, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

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