The Bucket List

The Bucket List. Everyone needs to have one. And, I really do mean everyone. It’s important to have goals in life, and to experience new things to truly live exhilaratingly. They don’t have to be anything outrageous or crazy out of your comfort zone, but they should be a little daring. They should expand your […]

Dear Admissions Office….I Regret To Inform You…

Real Letter: Insert Date of Rejection Letter My name here. (Cry) Dear Applicant, I am very sorry to let you know that we are unable to offer you admission to Prestigious University. Please know that this decision in no way diminishes your application. We were humbled by your talents and achievements and by the commitment […]

Sorry, Rejected. Just ‘Cause You’re too…. Asian

Dear Applicant, we regret to inform you that you have been REJECTED to our college. Feel free to apply next year. Thanks for competing against the pool of applicants, though they are not all as qualified as you. It’s just life you know? We want more Hispanics, African Americans, and of course, Caucasians. Reasons for […]

Those Last and Final Tests (Should I Take the AP Exam?)

Alas, AP season has once again arrived. As a senior, I understand why many students are wondering why they have to take the upcoming AP exams. Most competitive and rigorous students are taking many (the most) AP classes they have ever taken in their high school career, or many have taken the minimum number. College […]

So…Who Pays on the First Date?

My English teacher talked about this a while ago. Well perhaps not exclusively on the topic of who pays on the first date, but he did give us some great refreshing ideas on where to take our date on a date. There are also many expectations we are supposed to meet as the date-suggestor. For […]

Hey Class, Let’s TWEET!

When we’re in a traditional classroom setting, no one really thinks of using social media to be conducive to school work. Social media is usually banned in classrooms, and technology is not as used as it should be. When you think of class discussions, no one ever thinks of tweeting, right? Our English teacher discovered […]

College Ready? Combating College Level Writing Prompts

        Recently, my AP Literature class finished reading Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most known tragedy. Shakespeare’s writing is always on a deeper level than the modern novels you would see today, as it engages your brain in comprehending Old-English, full of flourishes and embellishments, as well as the culture and society of a different time period. […]

Pressed for Creativity!

There are a lot of places that require creativity or innovation, such as a workplace, a school, a project, etc., however, a lot of people don’t take time on their own to be creative. Most of the projects or tasks that schools or workplaces require specific requirements that limit the amount of creativity you can […]

I Hate Oatmeal.

You see that oatmeal? Yeah, that oatmeal. Looks kinda good doesn’t it. Well, I have one thing to tell you. NO. IT. DOESN’T. Oatmeal is disgusting. It’s mushy, tepid, flavorless, and is reminiscent of upchuck. How anyone could voluntarily consume something of that nature every morning in lieu of something more palatable….like bacon, is an […]

To Read or Not to Read: Views on Shakespeare

When the word “Shakespeare” is mentioned, people often have one general emotion about it. They either abhor his writings, or they adore his works. Students in school generally dislike his literary pieces, even though they are considered masterpieces of time, because they are forced to read it and are graded on it, and because it […]