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Although I do not want to, the coronavirus pandemic will likely be the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my 8th grade year. Despite all the fond memories, the freedom that I experienced, unfortunately I will remember this pandemic the most for my last year at... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Signs of Spring Nothing will ever compare To the serenity of early morning walks Just you, in isolation, Yet it doesn’t feel like isolation You’re immersed in nature, In the birds chirping, the flowers blossoming, and the leaves falling In the sun, shining off and on you due to the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Nature’s Beauty What a beautiful spring morning, I noted as I woke up A heavy rain the previous night Left the ground soaking, entrapped by water But finally, the sun rose up ever so slightly Peaking out it’s head and shadows on the life it can’t yet reach Its powerful... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Hello, Mother Nature Hello, bittersweet Hello, you who prey on the innocent and slowly kill my beautiful, glamorous trees the trees that supply for us the trees that keep us alive the trees that help make nature so beautiful and calm Hello, sun Hello, you who shed light onto our... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
What is something in your house that has become more valuable to you during your extended time at home? While I, along with everyone else, are forced to adjust to this unpredictable time, there are several items in my household that I hold more valuable. I also have much more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
What do you miss most about not being physically in school?? Well for starters, I want to state that physically being in school has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the main advantages/disadvantages (depending on how you look at it) is the flexible schedule. Unless I have actual zoom classes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Which do you think would do more for the long term good of humanity: everyone on the planet speaking the same language OR everyone on the planet having enough food to eat. While the two options both have their benefits, it’s clear to me that the second option, everyone having... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Under this predictable yet so uncalled-for time, I’d like to think that my life has been impacted greatly, yet I can’t imagine how it compares to others who have it much worse. In the past three weeks, I’ve watched everything unfold pertaining to this pandemic. Whether it be headlines that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Eve and Enzo - Assignment 3 Questions Why does Enzo refer to Eve as his ‘rain?’ Enzo refers to Eve as his rain because he relates rain to the lesson about racing we learned earlier in the novel. Earlier in the novel, Enzo teaches us about rain, and how racing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Someone says to you, “I have good. News and bad news.” Generally speaking, which news do you prefer to hear first? That phrase is often used for just bad news. Thus, I would like to hear the good news first. This phrase is usually just used with slight good news... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke Finding Strength Through Support Luke Rainis English-8 11/1/19 I believe that being there for someone in their hardest times can have an immense impact on them. When I was in fourth grade, my best friend’s dad unexpectedly and tragically passed away while walking the family dog. This came as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Assignment Post 1 2. What do you think about Santiago’s father’s response to his son’s desire to travel on page 10-11? Santiago’s father’s response to his son’s desire to travel is not at all what Santiago wanted. His parents had wanted Santiago to become a priest and produce pride for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Why do we sit there, upwards of 7 hours a day just cramming information into our brain? We don’t even give ourselves time to process that information. If you sit there learning new things for 4 hours a day in each class how are you supposed to process it in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
“Intro” Story - Song by DaBaby Ever since my first song went viral, I had always dreamed about going on tour. Traveling the world, visiting different cities. The thought of it thrilled me. Now, once a dream when I was little, I was now backstage about to start the first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
Woods Hole I scurried around my room, trying to find and think of anything I might need to pack. Today my family was leaving for Woods Hole, and staying at a house for one week there. We have been staying in Woods Hole at the same house for at least... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Rainis, Luke
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Sep 19, 2019