Chapter One: Streaking on a Go-Kart
There are few greater “treasures” in the high school world than a detention slip, and on Monday May 5 one was graciously bestowed to Virginia Barnes. Virginia blankly stared at the crisp mustard colored paper that Mr. Venice slapped on her desk. As she began to read its contents he trudged back over to his podium and continued to read…Continue
Added by Olivia A. on June 17, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
I'm typing this from a school computer that is being monitered by lightspeed systems and....
nerdfighters is blocked!
Why would this be, I just a bunch of cool people that fight against suck!
And they banned it.
John Green we need your help, please! (or Hank Green too of course)
Can you please write a letter that I will foward to my school about how nerdfighters is the coolest and best website on the world wide…Continue
So, about 5 years ago, a little while after I moved to Seattle, I started going to Jackson High School. I had just turned 16. And I remember one day, I was in Ms. Blevin’s World History class. I had only been in public school for a couple weeks, and until that point, I’d been a nice, relatively sheltered home-schooler with no concept on really how to judge or exclude people for basically any reason. This kid, a young man, came in to give our teacher a note, and as he…Continue
Added by James M. Galindo on April 23, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments
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
I. Who the eff is Hank Green
B. Recreational Scientist
Added by Desperado (Adam) on February 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
i was shocked when i read the news about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. i mean, elementary school? i called it cold blooded murder. that was it is.
lately i've seen lot's of death of children either via accidents, war, abuse, starvation or murder. i give me this feeling, like someone was pulling your heart string and you feel your throat constrict. that's what i am feeling right now.
children are the leaders of tomorrow. we shape them today so they can become…Continue
Added by Wahidah on December 15, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments
This is my first entry, and I have no idea really what I'm going to make this yet. As for now, partially because I'm bored but mostly because I'm still slightly mad about it, I'm just going to vent.
Today, we had another Signet class. For those of you who don't know or have Signet, at this point it's basically like debate club. That said, I am completely fine with other people having a different opinion so long as it's not a stupid one. What defines a stupid opinion (in…Continue
Added by nethnix on November 13, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments
My name is Libby.
I am 14 years old. I live in a small town in Queensland, Australia. My dad died when I was 7. I am moving in December.
At the moment, I feel alone. I am on holidays, staying at my beach house (which will sooon become my house of residence) away from my friends. But that is not really why I feel alone. I am able to contact my friends via the internet. And I have done so. But what I want to say, I can't say to them. I don't know how to. It may seem weird that I…Continue
Added by Libby Elliott on October 3, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments
Today, I fly to Chicago, officially leaving San Diego and beginning the process of moving to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I’m visiting family and (hopefully) going on some sightseeing, before we drive to Ohio. In a sense, I actually do get a chance to travel in this “summer” break. Travelling in summer when it’s not actually summer anymore.
Currently, we’re finalizing on the packed items. Weighing the boxes, taping them. Unlike times when I would be excitedly-anxious (that…Continue
Added by Gabriel Iglesia on September 26, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
So I leave San Diego in 2 weeks. I've yet to pack remaining clothes and supplies in 20+ lb boxes, and meanwhile friends who are already in college are writing out essays and working their brains to death like it's the junior year of high school again. Friends who are high school seniors are frantically getting to their college applications, and friends who are high school juniors are finally getting a taste of academic hell.
Meanwhile, I have little…Continue
Added by Gabriel Iglesia on September 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Lasse on September 4, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
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
Hey, I'm Jen and I'm a college sophomore. Last year, my stepdad was laid-off and the only income was coming from my mom who works as a customer service representative--you know, the person on the other end of the number that's printed on the back of lotions and such?--so it would be safe to assume that we're BROKE. I didn't really mind because I've always grown up like this. Until my mom remarried when I was in second grade, we lived with our grandparents because my mom was too poor to own…Continue
Added by Jen Appell on August 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In which John Green gives advice to students returning to school for summer break, discusses the reasons public education exists, and celebrates the landing of…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on August 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
To be brutally honesty, I find blank pages intimidating.
This is especially true when writing on the computer, because of the lights and the blinking cursor and the little voice inside your head screaming "Are you happy?! Now what do you plan on doing?!".
So I just stare at that little blinking line.
That is not where I find inspiration.
I need some Koolaid.
Added by Alyssa Bartoshevich on August 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — 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
In which John discusses Part 1 of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, "The Hearth and the Salamander," including discussions of Guy Montag, Clarisse, the complicated relationship between technology and nature, and more. Huzzah for the Nerdfighter Book Club!
If you like learning, try crashcourse:…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on July 11, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
Hello Nerdfighteria! Long time, no see!
In the time that I've been absent, school has ended, I've gone to Italy and Paris, and I've started a YouTube channel with four of my friends!
Our username is "OhHeyItsThatGroup" (excuse the lack of apostrophe, YouTube usernames don't allow them) and we (try) to upload videos every day.
It's in the style of 5AG, where one person uploads a video on the same day of the week- for example, my videos are uploaded on…Continue
Added by Elise on July 10, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments