Posted in Monthly Updates/ Holidays


Happy June everyone!

June is a happy and sad time for a lot of people. It means that school is letting out, and in grades like 5th, 8th and 12th, it means saying goodbye to your friends as you will be moving onto Middle School, High School or College.

That being said I want to thank the members of my 6th Grade class for a truly memorable year. Especially Aidan, Giacomo, and Oscar, who will be changing schools next year.

People born in June are usually extroverts, and enjoy being around lots of people. The June birthstone is pearl, which symbolizes cheerfulness and inner beauty. I have to disagree though–I believe¬†everyone has both inner and outer beauty, not just people born in June (nothing against people born in June. You’re beautiful tooūüėČ)

You’ll notice this post is colored¬†with the rainbow. This is because June is Pride Month! Yipee!! (*insert¬†a bazillion rainbow flag emojis*).

Have a great month everyone, and I’ll be sure to post more.


Posted in Photos

I’m A Slightly Better Photographer With A Good Camera

Hi everyone!

As will be demonstrated in the images below, my photography skills have ever-so-slightly improved. I think the photo I am most proud of would have to be the close-up of the grass at the park. As the greenery stretches out behind the blades of grass, they become more and more unrecognizable, melting into each other, while the original blades stand out in the front.


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Posted in About Kiran, Personal Stories, Photos

I’m A Bad Photographer With A Good Camera

I think this title is pretty self-explanatory. I’m a little boy with an awesome¬†iPhone¬†camera with hopes of one day achieving fame through photography.

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Posted in News

China On Top Of Its Game: World’s Largest Solar Farm

China just set up the world’s largest solar farm, and get this: IT FLOATS. The farm has a capacity of 40 megawatts, enough to power 15,000 homes. It occupies 800,000 square meters in an area where coal was once mined.

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Posted in News

The Children’s March For The Future

The Children’s March for the Future is an event organized by S.A.O (Student Activism Organization) that I am very proud to be a part of. We are working on planning a march that will stand up for various Continue reading “The Children’s March For The Future”

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Scientists Discover 70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur ‘Frozen In Time’

Dinosaurs have been extinct for around 65 million years, but scientists just released new details of a dinosaur they discovered on Thursday, described by Jonathan LaFaye as ‘frozen in time’. What does he mean by this? Click continue reading to find out!

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Posted in Personal Stories

Spring Break; Day 2-3 activities

Post by Grace Westpfahl

Sorry I didn’t update yesterday! I kinda forgot that I was going to do this until it was too late.

But yesterday, I had waffles for breakfast, and I wore my favorite blue Minnesota sweatshirt and leggings. For lunch I had pizza. We went to Grand Slam. Then at 3:30 I was at the library for a writing club class thing. Then for dinner, I had mac and cheese.

Today I went to a book art place. I had lunch there, only a Dutch Chocolate muffin. I had leftover waffles for breakfast. We went to see Beauty and the Beast, and it was AMAZING. For dinner I had chicken.


Posted in Personal Stories

Spring Break; Day 1 Activities

Post by Grace Westpfahl

So today, I woke up, had a breakfast of eggs and toast. I got dressed in a light purple dress and jeggings. I put my hair in a ponytail with a pink binder.

I went to my grandma’s house today. We made really good sugar cookies and frosting. We sewed on a lot of my Girl Scout patches and badges onto my vest.

We played a bit of Words with Friends, and I had a lunch of a PB&J sandwich, grapes, and potato chips. When we finished the cookies, I got to eat the leftover frosting.

We also sewed a little wolf stuffed animal. It’s brown with stripes. We stitched ears, eyes, and the nose with black thread. We used black felt for the tail tip.

For dinner, I had Wendy’s. When I got home I roleplayed on Instagram, I drew a Pooh Bear and Baymax picture, played a little Roblox and watched a little Netflix.

I will write again tomorrow but for now,


Posted in News, Personal Stories

Spring Break!

Annotation by Kiran Mathew: GRACE IS BACK!!!

Hey guys, I’ve been off A LOT lately. I have been working on my stories on Wattpad (Dolphin417), helping out on a Wattpad help center account (ShiningStarsProgram), doing some role-playing on Instagram, and I am trying to rewrite Gleen Wood because I am not satisfied with it.I have learned some new tips while I was reading other stories, whether it was fanfictions or published stories.

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Posted in News, Reader Activities, Voting

The Internet Is Torn About A Minute Insect Emoji

Many of you likely have emojis enabled on your phone, but one of them has sparked an interesting debate: the green creepy-crawly that some call a caterpillar, but others call a worm. This is the little monster:¬†ūüźõ.

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Posted in Books, Reviews

Book Review: Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a truly amazing book–one of my favorites (and I don’t say that a lot!). It is written by¬†Benjamin Alire S√°enz and won the Stonewall award.

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Posted in Writing

Finding Yourself


This story addresses¬†homosexuality. If this topic makes you uncomfortable for any reason, don’t read this. If you click Continue Reading, the story about a gay 7th grader shouldn’t make you uncomfortable. If it will, don’t keep reading.

If you’ve made it this far, I hope you enjoy the story.

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Posted in Monthly Updates/ Holidays


Happy March everyone!

The March birthstone is aquamarine, a turquoise colored stone. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, and promise a safe voyage. People born in March are known to be close to nature but have a fiery temper.

They have a unique gift to give the world, and they are loved by their friends. They hardly ever resort to violence, unless their temper gets the best of them.

March is also Women’s History Month, so make sure that you celebrate all the amazing women that are and were, and thank them for all that they do.

Have a great month!



Posted in Personal Stories

Winter Break (because we need another week off for some reason)

For winter break this year I stayed in Chicago. I did a lot of fun stuff with family and friends so click read more!

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Posted in About Kiran, Family, Photos, Travel

Our Last Day In Florida

Today was our last day in Florida!

I woke up at 7:00 and started packing my belongings. Around 9:00 we went to breakfast at the golf club. I had the biscuits and gravy with a glass of orange juice.

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