Coming Soon: New Poetry
In Humanities, we have been writing poems. We were assigned to write a poem about something we believe in (a motto, phrase or slogan), where we are (location, mind, family) and where we’re from (traditions, family, events).
I feel obligated to share these with you guys. I really hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them! Be on the lookout later this week, as I will try and post them by Friday afternoon.
Goodbye, for now!
It started with a blackout. Taylor Swift’s social media accounts collectively were wiped. Profile pictures, posts and even who she was following was all erased. Taylor Nation went into a frenzy and #TS6iscoming began trending as Swifties prepared for a new album.
Then, 3 cryptic snake videos were posted on an otherwise-blank social media page. The same day as the last snake video was released, the internet lost its mind.
Because this happened:
Continue reading “‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is Out And I’m Not OK”
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.
Continue reading “China On Top Of Its Game: World’s Largest Solar Farm”
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”
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!
Continue reading “Scientists Discover 70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur ‘Frozen In Time’”
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: 🐛.
Continue reading “The Internet Is Torn About A Minute Insect Emoji”
A little while ago I attended a Future Problem Solvers (FPS) competition. Keep reading to find out how it went! Continue reading “Future Problem Solvers Regionals!”
Does this mean other planets could sustain life? We know Mars did have water, but these planets just discovered do have water!
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My good friends Andrej and Charles from the Minnesota Boychoir have come to visit! Here’s a little about them:
Continue reading “Andrej And Charles”
Taylor Swift just released a new song with former One Direction member, Zayn Malik. It is part of the soundtrack of the movie Fifty Shades Darker.
The song is available on iTunes, as well as Vimeo. Being me, I flipped out when I heard the song was released. As you may remember, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles–another member of One Direction–dated a couple years ago, which might make things a little bit awkward.
Until next time,
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, while enjoying a feast that was created by the pilgrims hundreds of years ago, eating foods that they didn’t even have.
So, let’s start by being grateful that we get to eat turkey and then go into a minor coma after Thanksgiving because the pilgrims didn’t have that. They had deer. And no pie either!
They also couldn’t turn on the TV and watch the Macys’ Thanksgiving Day Parade because TV didn’t exist. And (big shocker) neither did Macy’s!
And after spending a whole day being thankful for what we have, we completely lose our heads and elbow our way through a long line on Black Friday to buy more things so we can be thankful for those too! I can tell you the pilgrims didn’t have Black Friday in the 1600’s!
But it’s the one time of year where we get an excuse to stuff our faces with–well, stuffing! So enjoy today. Enjoy gorging yourself in turkey, and the mandatory nap afterwards.
This is where I leave you, deep in thought and thoroughly confused.
I just recently joined an amazing company called VIDA. It takes artwork and turns it into things like pillows, scarves, and tote bags. All VIDA designers get 10% of the money earned from their creations.
In addition, they donate a portion of their sales to help fund literacy programs for their manufacturers. I am proud to be part of this amazing program, and I hope you will help support them by buying something from my collection page or from someone else.
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I think that the Dakota Access Pipeline should not be approved. The Dakota Access Pipeline is an oil pipeline that runs from North Dakota to Illinois, that will transport 470,000 barrels of ‘light sweet crude oil’: oil that is less than .42% sulfur. The CEO of the company Energy Transfer—which is making the pipeline—says it is 60% done. The reasons why I am not in support of the pipeline is firstly, because it puts the environment at risk. Secondly, it runs through Native American’s sacred land, and thirdly, because it isn’t very safe.
Continue reading “Why The Dakota Access Pipeline Is A TERRIBLE Idea”
STATUS UPDATE: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
I’m about halfway through Harry Potter and The Cursed Child after hearing nothing but good reviews about it. So far I am really enjoying it. It took me a while to get used to the play format,
Harry: Hello son!
ALBUS and HARRY embrace.)
but overall I am enjoying it. I really like imagining how different scenes would be played out in front of a live audience, with no film editing or animation. Maybe I will go see the play…
Moving is hard.
You are leaving friends that you have been with for many years. You have laughed with them, cried with them and shared with them. You share inside jokes (“Greg, my shoe fell off!”, Mr. Traynor the Smurf, the old lady foot cheese and Cama Zotz and his chubby servant Goth) and enjoy spending time with them.
Continue reading “A Letter To My Friends”
Many Harry Potter fans are delighted by the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I was excited too until I found out J.K. Rowling wasn’t writing it.
Then I found out it was a script book for a play, which has it’s premiere tonight in London. It follows 19 years after the book, where Harry is an overworked employee at the Ministry Of Magic, with his son Albus struggling with a family legacy he never wanted.
The book is released on the 31st, the day after the play’s premiere. I’m going to wait and see how people like it before I buy it.
As a final event, the Minnesota Boychoir is singing the National Anthem at the Twins Game today. We will be performing around 6:50 CT at Target Field.
The game is the Twins VS the Texas Rangers.
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.”
Those were the words spoken by 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai just 9 months after her attempted assassination, which left her hospitalized for a week.