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Time to move on ”Inhale the future, exhale the past.” -Anonymous I can’t believe our time is up. This final year has been crazy, I would say it ended as everyone expected and hoped, but at least we will be remembered well. Being in this class for two years now... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Run through the woods ”If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” -Fred Devito Today I went on a run in the woods. Recently I’ve been running a lot more, that probably has to do with me basically having the whole afternoon to do whatever. My mom took me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Our bike trail ”Life is like riding a bicycle, to stay balanced you must keep moving.” -Anonymous Two weeks ago I wrote about the bike trail that my brother and I had built, since then we’ve changed a few things. Last time I wrote we had two rollers, a berm,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Quarantine ”Staying at home everyday keeps corona away.” -Unknown We are now almost three months into quarantine, oh wait never mind we’re only three weeks in. I don’t know if you can tell or not, but I don’t like quarantine. Each day I wake up and it’s the same routine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Dear Martin ”The more things that you read the more thing you’ll know. The more things that you learn the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss As I sit here on my couch I think about the book I’ve read over the past few weeks. It was a type of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Getting through quarantine ”Never let your best friends get lonely...keep disturbing them.” - Anonymous As I sit on my couch trying to figure out how to use zoom I see everyone in my advisor's face pop up on my iPad. It had been almost three weeks since I had last... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Easter Sunday ”Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” -S.D. Gordon It’s Easter Sunday today, but it’s not. It’s not the same without the rest of my family. Every year my mom's side of the family or my dad's side of the family meet at someone’s house... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Mountain Biking A few years ago my brother and I friends started to get really into biking, we would bike all over town, every now and then we would bike to and back from the Harvard general store which is about fourteen miles in total. But we mainly got into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Online classes “Change is the only constant in life.” -Anonymous I am not a fan of online classes. That’s the easiest way to put it. The routine is the same as any other school day, slowly wake up, take a shower, brush my teeth, eat some breakfast, but this is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
The weak and the strong ”The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” In every part of life, there are the weak and there are the strong. In the book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the theme the weak and the strong is found... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Writing a big story for the first time can be very difficult. There are so many different factors that go into being able to write a long story, so here a few to help you get started. Make sure you chose a good topic. Choosing a good topic is one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Sam I also meet with my family and we all have a Christmas party with food and presents. This is a really well written paragraph and I really liked reading this paragraph.
Sam this is a really good essay, you have a lot of really good details in here and I really liked your interpretation of what the author was trying to say in quotes.
Elliot I wrote about my Christmas traditions as well, I have very similar traditions, every year I either gather with my dads side of the family or my moms side of the family and we celebrate Christmas together.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on My Christmas Experience at 2020 Johnson, Elliot
Elliot I really liked this essay, in particular I really liked your first body paragraph. You talked about how we have all been children and the author uses this to his advantage. Really well written all around.
Jack this is a really good paragraph, you did a really good job explaining what exactly a Bar Mitzvah, now I can truly tell what goes into planning and doing a Bar Mitzvah. This brings back a lot of memories of how fun your Bar Mitzvah was.
I like how you stick to your traditions purely for the repetition for it, a lot of kids our age will say to themselves that they’ll do something but never stick to that promise.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on Mid year exam narrative at 2020 Soukup, Connor
Jack this is a really well written essay, you did a really good job deciphering what point author was trying to get across to the readers.
Connor I really liked your first line of this essay, I liked how you talked about how Thomas vision of the word is really different then adults vision of the world.
Christmas Traditions ”At the heart of every family tradition is a meaningful experience.” -Anonymous Traditions define a family. In my family every Christmas morning we have certain things that we do every time that crate this tradition. For most people when they think of Christmas the first thing they think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
The power of imagination “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” -John Muir “It was on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and I was in Mrs. Prothero's garden, waiting for cats, with her son Jim. It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas.” In A Child’s Christmas In Wales,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
The three themes ”A mighty book requires mighty themes.” -Herman Melville The first twelve books of The Odyssey give us a look into the ancient Greeks; it teaches us a lesson about everything they live by at the time. We are introduced to powerful themes like the power of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
The power and importance of disguise ”Open your eyes, I’m a blessing in disguise.” -Young Jeezy Disguise is the key to success. In book seven of The Odyssey, Odysseus uses the power of disguise to help get him through the city with a little help from Athena. Athena uses her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Halloween night 1995 ”Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” -William Shakespeare The night of Halloween, 1995. Four boys, Johnny, Ronny, Donny, and Lonny were preparing for a long night of trick or treating. They were at Johnny's house as his street was one of the best spots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley
Pre Eaglebrook “Success is no accident it’s hard work.” - Anonymous Tomorrow is the big day. That was the only thought that was running through my head the night before our big soccer tournament at Eaglebrook. Eaglebrook is a big soccer tournament that about twelve private middle schools from New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at 2020 Stevens, Finley