Nearing the end of my first semester in school I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Cancer is difficult in the first place, but when it cuts through the your first year of high school you start to hate it even more. I didn't understand it. Not really, not in its entirety. I understood the sharpness of its edges. The way it could make a whole into halves. The way it swooped in on black sticky wings and turned bright days into dark ones. That i could understand, but the simplicity…Continue
Today I participated in a national English writing contest which was held by the Finnish-American associaton. The competition is for all high school students and this was the third year of trying. Haven't got any prizes 'cause I think I'm not good enough writer on a national level.
So about the writing. We had two hours to write a 250-400 word essay about one of six topics. The topics were easy enough to write about any of them but one struck my eye: How digital media affects the…Continue
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This is a quickly written blog post about, surprise surprise, me. Trying to write this all at once and it's getting hard since I'm a bit tired.
At the moment I'm going through school, Taekwondo training and social crisis of finding a girlfriend. Well it's not a crisis but sometimes it feels like it is. Haven't even asked anyone out yet. Typical introvert nerd as I am.…Continue
Added by Lasse on August 26, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
So last week I graduated high school. It's funny, because at the ceremony, so many people were so upset and emotional- let's just say I got more than my fair share of tears all over my blazer. But I didn't cry at all. I know I should be sad about leaving, but really- I'm just excited.
Not it's not just your typical teenager 'I hate everyone; I'm so glad I never have to see anyone ever again; you all ruined my life' sentiments, although I'd be lying if I said that I'd never thought…Continue
Added by Emily Wallace on July 12, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments
After all of those wonderfully depressing books I read in the winter, I was quite ready for my Redwall fix. And there are still at least five Tales of Redwall that I haven't yet read (I believe there are 21 or 23 altogether).
This is one of the tales which branches out beyond the borders of Mossflower, even further than Salamandastron, the mountain of hares and badgers. The climax of this tale takes place on Green Isle, an island on the Western Sea to which a young Redwall…Continue
Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on April 29, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments
In which Hank doesn't go to an airport to answer your questions about growing up and adulthood. Everything from how to make friends to what taxes are like.
Mongols shirt: http://dftba.com/product/10g/CrashCourse-Mongols-Shirt
No Edge Poster:…Continue
Things I’ve Learned from Middle School
1. Microwave your sponge for a minute every week to kill the germs on it.
Forreal. This is a handy tip from Mr. Ordons, my 6th grade earth science teacher. He was something of a health nut and had us log our meals for a week, among other things. But, he assured us, he has his weaknesses too! I remember him pulling out a box of girl scout cookies and saying that he’ll eat a fourth of a box in a day…Continue
I've been hearing lately that the school system where I'm from is really different that different parts of the country (or the world, for that matter). Here I'm going to lay out what it's like, and I would appreciate it if you'd leave comments or a blog post describing your own school system.
Basically, it's like this.
~~ Our local Elementary school (I believe that's Primary school in British English, but I may be wrong) goes from grades preschool to 6. After this, we change…Continue
I believe in my post yesterday I mentioned the Pastorial Office and how I have many fond memories of that room (http://nerdfighters.ning.com/profiles/blogs/growing-up-is-scary see...I did say that :P). I guess now is as good a time as any to say that most people are aware that "pastorial" isn't a word and that it's supposed to be "pastoral", but the people who read the announcements for as long as I can…Continue
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Today I have two very random and entirely unrelated topics.
Topic 1: HIGH JUMP!
I am a high jumper. This is a track event where you…Continue
This video is slightly belated. It includes some information on the Swedish Christmas and a magic…Continue
This is my first P4A!
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