When I received my GCE "O" Levels results, I was on cloud nine. Come to think of it, it was 3 years ago. Has it been that long? The minute my name was announced, I immediately clenched my fist, wondering if I should smile to the crowd. I then proceeded to walk to the center stage. As far as I can remember, as I was walking up the stairs leading to the raised platform, I was shaking. Standing on stage, looking at the crowd? No, thank you. I try to avoid it at all…Continue
This year I'm a sophomore in high school, and school starts tomorrow. This wouldn't have been frightening before but this summer I moved in with my dad, leaving my friends and most of my family a six hour drive south of me. I made friends with an eighth grader down my street and one of my step-mom's voice students, but the eighth is obviously in middle school and her student lives in a different town, so we're not going to the same school. So I'm going in alone.
Usually this wouldn't…Continue
Today has been quite overwhelming in my journey as a college student. I promise you that when I graduated high school I did not think I would be where I am today. While overall, I feel like I should be disappointed, but surprisingly I'm not. In the two years since I've graduated high school I have made many friends and I've learned quite a bit about myself. I know that if I originally had pursued the degree I was originally after, I would not have been happy with the outcome.
Added by Rachael Allen on July 24, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Before I begin I just want to thank everyone who read Chapter 1, I am honored, and can't believe it got a 100+ views. Also thanks to all my fellow nerd friends who have given me advice, and support so far with this journey.
Chapter Two: The Squirrel Hunting Vietnam Vet & a Physicist Scumbag…Continue
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
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
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