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The Power of Friendship 1 bus. 6 friends. 11 hours. “There’s not a word yet for old friends you’ve just met.” - Jim Henson Shared experience is the foundation of friendship. On an eleven-hour bus ride with 40 of my classmates, my friends and I had just that. This March... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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The Dustbin Magi By Max Troiano The Gift of the Magi is a classic, well-known, and influential story. However, more and more, its religious tint seems out of place. Unlike a surprisingly (perhaps worryingly) recent 1905, when this tale of love and sacrifice was written, the prevailing religion of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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The Power of Place Summer at Camp Takodah I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought; “This is what it means to be happy.” ~Sylvia Plath Summer camp is a formative experience for millions of kids ever year, a place where they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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The Power of Place Summer at Camp Takodah I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought; “This is what it means to be happy.” ~Sylvia Plath Summer camp is a formative experience for millions of kids ever year, a place where they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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The Power of Family The Melancholy Joy of Coming Home ”Only our immediate family can show us unconditional love.” ~Mr. Fitzsimmons No matter how bad a day has been, family will always be there to love you when you get home. And when it feels like everything in my day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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Journal Entry #7 How is school going so far? I’ve only spent 11 days at Fenn this year, and things are going quite a lot better than how I first thought. As opposed to last year, I fortunately ended up being proven wrong. Math, instead of the stressful, consuming slog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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The Year Ahead What could go wrong? My 8th grade year isn’t looking as bad as it did at first glance. However, I’m not exactly what one could call optimistic about it. That might just be my anxiety, though - in 7th grade I had similar feelings and ended up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at 2021 Troiano, Max
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