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A Journey Coming to an End Show me The Universe, and I’ll give you a pebble, give me a pebble, and I’ll show you the universe -Fitz Windsor Mountain, it was a time of new awakening and realization. The bond fire, I still remember it so perfectly. The sound of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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The Greatest Gift The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -William Arthur Warg Inspiration, the greatest thing a teacher can give to his/hers students, and it was Fitz who inspired to find my way as a writer. When I felt confused... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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You are Nothing Without It Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. -Maya Angelou You can have everything but be nothing without motivation, and it was in the short story, “Through the Tunnel”, by Doris Lessing, where Jerry... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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The End of the Road The rifles are caked, the uniforms caked, everything is fluid and dissolved, the earth one dripping, soaked, oily mass in which lie yellow pools with red spiral streams of blood and into which the dead, wounded, and survivors slowly sink down. -Paul(AQOTWF—Chapter 11) It's truly... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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Let Yourself Drift, but Not Too Far The True Sign of Intelligance is not knowledge but Imagination -Albert Einstein The poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is a very deep and meaningful poem. It talks about how when alone your mind travels to places that are beautiful and heartwarming,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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By: Edoardo Takacs, Elliot Johnson and Ben Lisa Empathy Brings People Together Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another – Alfred Adler Only with Empathy will we be able to understand each other, and it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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A Chapter Full of Sorrow Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. ―Herbert Hoover Though Chapter 8 was very short unlike most so far; however, like most chapters so far, Chapter 8 was filled with many sad scenes. Sad secenes like when we saw... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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When Times Change, they Never Change A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out – Walter Winchell No matter the circumstances a true friend remains, and it was my friend who never left my side when all went wrong. When I felt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
Questions That Still Remain From CH7, and What I’d Like to Talk About During The Socratic Chapter 7 had it similarities and differences from the previous chapter that were action packed. When Paul returned to his home town he seemed ostracized, but in a way no one was forcing it.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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We All Have It, We All Are You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' -Eleanor Roosevelt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
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A Proment Theme in Chapter IV The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it. -Kalpana Chawlwana By:Ben Lisa, Elliot Johnson and Edoardo Takacs The best quality for a soldier... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
Questions That Still Remain Katczinsky is a helpful character, for he’s helped them in many different ways. However, he is a very mysterious character, and that is why I still have several questions that remain. We know that he’s been fighting in the war for some time, and I wonder... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
I really liked this since I’m going through the same thing, and that’s of course, secondary schools. Tomorrow, we’ll know what schools have accepted us, and you made a really great point. It’s not the choice you make that matters the most, but what you make out of it. That right there was really powerful, and it’s about to make the best out of life. That’s really important and powerful, so thank you Evan. (Also good luck tomorrow)
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on Choice paragraph at 2020 Lanzendorf
My favorite part of the piece was when you compared your thoughts, and after you said that I was really able to understand what you were trying to say. How your thoughts are always conflicting against you, forcing you to make a choice that your are not sure about. This is different compared to everyone else’s essays. You talk about indecisiveness and that’s something that can be very hard, and you taught me your experience with this mental dilemma.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on Choices at 2020 Morgan
I really really liked the ending, and it was cool how you said choices are how we are life, and choices are make you, you. That conclusion was really well thought out; on the other hand, you did have many run on sentences and you missed many places were you had to put commas. However, I really did like it since your message was clear and powerful.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on Choices Paragraph at 2020 Nagtegaal
Very true, I can really relate with you when you said you didn’t want to do something, but in the end you were glad you did. It’s the same for me. When my parents ask me if I wanna go to someone’s house I usually say no, but when I do go—even when I don’t want to—I have a really good time. In all, I like the lesson you teach us, that sometimes a choice you don’t want to make can still be a good mistake. Like that breakfast burger.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on The Power Of Choice at 2020 Stevens, Finley
A Choice to be Made When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world -Timon, from The Lion King It’s your choice to let life knock you down, And it was my choice to stand up against the adversities of life. When my world... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
The Weight of Dog The way a dog (a) Sat down on me (b) The weight of log (a) Came down with fee (b) A price of pain (c) In thy right knee (b) For this to wane (c) This dog must flee (b) Metacognition: At first—still a bit now—I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at 2020 Takacs
I STRONGLY disagree with you when you said rap, and I think you are super wrong. However, we have our opinions. Music is singing over a beat or rhythm, that what it is. Music isn’t anything too complicated, and it teaches a story. music is more than—especially rap—singing over a beat or rhythm. Other than that I do like how you said that your perception of music changes, and maybe you’ll get into rap. If you do, listen to MFDOOM , FRANK OCEAN, 2pac and there’s many others but try it.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on Music at 2020 Drapeau
School can be stressful, but music is something that helps you deal with that stress. You wrote that perfectly. Music can help you relax or be productive, and it’s the same thing with me. Music does so much for everyone no matter how hard the situation is.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on Music in my life at 2020 Blau
As I know sports are big part of your like, but you can’t win every game. However, music has allowed you to bounce back from defeat. For me, it’s the same after a loss I let my music push out all the negative thoughts in my head.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on Narrative paragraph at 2020 Blunt
I really liked this, I really did. It’s true the songs you remember the best are the ones that make you feel the most emotion. The apology that you used was soooooo good. I really did like it. Without music who would we be and what would we do?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on The Power Of Music at 2020 Bretl, Jack
Like Jack M, you said how music helps pumps you up. Like me, you have different playlists for different times, and that really shows how can play such a big part in ones life.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on Why Music Is Important To Me at 2020 Dean, Sam
I really liked this. The joy that music brings to you and especially these people who have little, but they do have music to bring joy to their lives. Music really brings joy to so many people no matter their background, and your quote perfectly taught us that.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2019 on Music in My Life at 2020 Johnson, Elliot