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How Telemachus and The Suitors Show Courage and Cunningness Telemachus Sets Sail in Book Two ”If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” -Harry Hoover There are many examples of courage and cunning in The Odyssey. To start off, Telemechus is being extremely courageous. Athena... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Part of Life How it is for Gabe and I sometimes at school “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means you stand alone” -Unknown As conservatives, we have been raised in a very liberal environment (Massachusetts), and even more specifically, Gabe has been attending Fenn since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Part of Life How it is for Gabe and I sometimes at school “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means you stand alone” -Unknown As conservatives, we have been raised in a very liberal environment (Massachusetts), and even more specifically, Gabe has been attending Fenn since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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How One Game Changed My Life “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” -Japanese Proverb By: Will O’Brien It was a scorching, moist day in Long Island. June 12th, 2018, my team and I were up by a goal in the championship game, even though we had been outplayed most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Flat Tax Why a Flat Tax Is the Way of the Future ~Will O’Brien A flat tax rate percentage is so much more just, simple and effective than any other tax collecting strategy, including the progressive tax rate we have right now. Taxing the rich and taking lots of their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
Mending Wall ~by Robert Frost Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
Changes To Be Made The fresh new grass glistens under the bright sun The buds gloom no more as the sun trickles Fresh rain tickles the stems of new flowers Truly magical this time of year it is Mammals frolic and play in the woods Dogs run and jump in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Preparation is Key “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”-John Wooden Will O’Brien The English exam really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I wasn’t exactly dreading this exam, but I wasn’t too excited for it. I sat down last Saturday morning, a day after... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Will O’Brien The Old Man and the Sea Perseverance and the Old Man Going on one more round when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference. -Sylvester Stallone ~Ernest Hemingway Perseverance is the main quality of winners, winners never quit.The Old Man and the Sea challenged... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Perseverance and Santiago Perseverance is not a long race; but many short races one after another. -Walter Elliot Ernest Hemingway You need to preserve to survive. In the book, The Old Man And The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago, the main feature, did just that. He went through rigorous pain,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
School Letter Dear Admissions Committee, Being ready for change, being honest to yourself, and having drive. These to me are hugely important qualities in any person’s life. I know that I reflect every single one of these values, it may be in a different way than you, but I do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Power of Community How the Fenn community shaped me Helen Keller once said; “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”I came into the Fenn community pretty much alone. I was the only 8th grader coming into a brand new community, and only knew two kids... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Appreciating the Little Things in a Hard Life Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. -Camille Pissarro Inspiring. That is the best word I have to describe The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The book is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
Dear Mateo, Man life has been a dream recently, occasionally it gets a little boring, but I couldn’t really ask for anything better during the school year. Classes are going great, I completed my SSAT and lacrosse is going amazing. I haven’t seen you since you moved to Minnesota at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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Big Impact: The Day Everything Changed You can never see everything in the jungle, by looking from a bird’s eye view. Blood pulsed through my veins and my head throbbed. My palms were soaking wet as we pulled into the parking lot of the doctor’s office. “I think I’m gonna... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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A Trip To Remember The art of lateral thinking in a team is key, in order to gain a competitive advantage. ~Wayne Chirisa When my parents told me about the ninth grade trip to Camp Caribou, I didn’t know what to expect. Before this trip I wasn’t too close with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at 2022 Will O'Brien
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