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I will remember most about this year, is how much I grew as a person, both in my academics and socially. Some of my best friends and memories were from this year at Fenn, and I will never forget that. Throughout this year, I've become more confident in myself and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
As I walk Along the path I see a tree, blowing in the wind With flowers at its base, blooming showing signs of spring I see grass: green grass, freshly cut An ant, scurrying along carrying a crumb in its mouth I hear bees, buzzing around Spreading from one flower... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
There is a great tree, Rising high into the sky A great large tree, Towering, shadowing the ground below The leaves of the willow, Drooping, hanging down, almost like hair It can be frightening, Making you want to scramble away in fear Or it can be beautiful, Stealing your breath... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
The dark trees with their bright yellowy-green leaves, smiling The fresh green grass, smiling The sharp light of the sun, smiling All bright and happy The bees, buzzing around The fresh new spring flowers, blooming The birds, chirping, feeding worms to their children All creating new life for the summer.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
A Rubric for a Day at Home I think my rubric would be mostly based on improving my physical and mental skills. I would say physical exercise could be rated based on intensity. The more intense the workout, the more “points” it is worth. A low-intensity workout for 30 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
What is happening in your community right now related to coronavirus? Every year the Concord Carlisle Community Chest holds an event to raise money. They are an organization to help the community of Concord and Carlisle. They help low income families, local businesses, and people in need. They also support... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
My name is Luke Greenie, and I am a scientist. For the past 5 years, I’ve been working with NASA in their Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I am currently working on the ‘Dream Chaser’, a new cargo spacecraft that will deliver research and supplies to the ISS (International Space Station) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
The past few weeks I've been keeping myself busy. Usually I practice an hour of piano a day, talk to friends, and play outside with my brother and our neighbor. One of the main problems/frustrations lately has been the weather. For me, an easy thing to do is go outside... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Reflection: When reading over my writing assignments, I notice that my sentences are usually the same. I need to add more variety to sentence structure, because I usually forget to change them. I think that sometimes I can be repetitive, especially with something like an analysis. I will think about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Discussion 1: 4. Santiago reflects, “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting..”(13) Do you agree? Can you relate to Santiago? I agree with Santiago that the possibility of having dreams come true makes life interesting. If you don’t have a dream for your life,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Everyone wears shoes, everyone wears socks, everyone puts both on in the morning. You put one sock on, then the oth- what are you doing? A sock, then a shoe? That is unacceptable. It is one sock, then the other, then your shoes. You do not do one foot at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Technoblade is a Minecraft YouTuber pig with over a million subscribers. When I went onto twitter, I thought maybe I’d encounter maybe something by the media, or the president, or a tech company, or some meaningful tweet. This however, was a curveball. “One retweet and I’ll stream RLCraft with jschlatt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
Italy: My Experience By: Colin Balfour My favorite place is Italy. I went there this summer with my grandfather. We stayed in Panzano, Tuscany. While we drive to different places you can see beautiful valleys and fields of olive trees and grape vineyards. The restaurants in Italy are always amazing.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at 2021 (Irwin) Balfour, Colin
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