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The Meaning on the Walls How guitar changed my life When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be ~Lao Tzu I came into Fitz's classroom for the first day of eighth grade. The first thing I noticed was the guitars that lined the walls.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
To See or not to See An eye opening experience “Honey, I forgot to duck.” ~Ronald Reagan It was a warm sunny day on May 3rd, 2014 at the Assabet River, Maynard. My dad and I decided to go fishing down the road from my house to celebrate his birthday.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Good job Gabe. Although I may not totally agree with you your essay made a good case to why we should have a flat tax percentage. Your personal paragraph was very powerful and did a good job of showcasing your point.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Fonte—Topical Essay at 2022 Gabe Fonte
Nice job Liam! Your essay was persuasive and made a great case for why the NCAA should pay its players. Your opening did a good job of guiding the reading in the direction your essay was going in.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Pay the College Athletes at 2022 Liam Ferrick
Great job Spencer! Although you didn’t follow the assignment and picked a very broad topic it was still great. Your opening line “ Happiness. A nine letter word that I don't think anyone truly understands.” was very impactful.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Harnden: Topical Essay at 2022 Spencer Harnden
Great essay Max! Your data was very important to your topic and the fact the 44,000 people die every year because they don’t have healthcare is crazy. Overall, your essay was very persuasive and well written. Great job!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Equality Of Health at 2022 Max Lo
Baze, this was great. I liked how you said that in a prefect world the flat tax would work, but we’re not in a perfect world. Your sources and data were also very informative and gave me some great insight into this topic. Great job!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Equity at 2022 Baze Kalisa
Great job Brendan! You made a good point about how athletes spend their whole life working on their craft and then some don’t go onto the pros and make no money from it. I liked how you ended with a question to make people think about your essay. Good job!
Good job Will! Your paragraphs were filled with facts and were thorough. You also did a good job of showing evidence where a flat tax rate has worked and why it worked. Overall, you did a great job with this assignment.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Topical Essay: O’Brien at 2022 Will O'Brien
Good job Lucas! Your last sentence on your opening was a great way to start your essay. I like the line “the sat only shows who is good at taking tests.” That line did a great job of encapsulating your paragraph about that. Your visual rhetoric could be a little better, but overall great job.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on SAT Requirement at 2022 Lucas DosSantos
Great job James! Your writing was thorough and convincing. I also liked your opening and conclusion to every paragraph they did a great job of telling what the paragraph was about and arguing your point.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2022 on Immorality, Inhumanity, and Cruelty at 2022 JP Ward
Freedom, respect, perspective Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it ~Albert Einstein By: Lyle Waldeck Kneeling for the national anthem is neither disrespectful to the flag, nor disrespectful to our country, if anything it is respectful of our rights as Americans to protest. Is the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Dark walk through the woods By Lyle Waldeck The darkness engulfs the white snowy woods My feet sink into the fresh new powder The moon appears as the sky darkens The skinny bare pines are all around me Not a sound to hear just my thoughts and myself The snowflakes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Preparing for exams Failing to prepare is preparing to fail ~John Wooden To be frank, this exam was not as bad as I was expecting. While preparing for this exam I was worried that Fitz would have us proofread multiple five paragraph essays and expect us to correct every single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Literary reflection Understanding and making sense Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~Marie Curie Writing is not always easy to understand. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was a book that was easy to read, but it was hard to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Lyle, Baze, and Spencer Man and Nature Man is not above nature, but in nature. ~Ernst Haeckel Man is not against nature, man is with nature. Some people may see The Old Man and The Sea as a book about Santiago vs nature, but in reality it's about Santiago with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Dear Admissions Committee, My English teacher asked us to write about three qualities that are important. How can I choose three qualities? My first response was to take a walk and think about what qualities are important. As I was walking I saw my teachers, my friends, and other students.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Journal Entry 1 Today in global studies we had a conversation about whether or not the Crusaders having war was ethical. The conversation then turned into more of a debate over what ethics is and what makes something ethical. Some people were saying the crusaders killing of Muslims and Jews... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Community on my Soccer team “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” ~Hellen Keller Being on a team is the best kind of brotherhood. I was blessed to be a part of a soccer team where everyone was brothers. I didn’t know how strong our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Racism, Poverty, Difference If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. ~Maya Angelou I met this kid named Junior in a book I read for the past couple of weeks. It is weird. He is nothing like me, but at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Dear Robert, How are you doing in Texas? I am having a great time in the 9th grade at Fenn. I started playing soccer again after trying football, and I’m now the captain of the team. How do you feel about the Cowboys this year? They look pretty good this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
The Choice That Changed My Life Any change, even a change for the better is accompanied by discomforts. ~Arnold Bennett Many things can change a person's life, and The Fenn School is what changed mine. Fenn has always been a part of my life since I was born. My mom... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2021 at 2022 Lyle Waldeck
Good essay Will! You did a great job of showing the themes of friendship and teamwork over and over again. Your themes were really good themes to sum up our time at camp.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2021 on Caribou Essay at 2022 Will O'Brien