True Friends Stab You in the Front

Everyone has heard of the expression, “stabbed in the back.” Someone you thought was your closest companion suddenly betrays or abandons you out of nowhere. Whether it be something big like Julius Caesar begin betrayed by his long-time friend Brutus, or something minuscule, like your best friend talking crap about you behind your back, no […]

The Colored Pencil of our World

Everyone knows of the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Through just one shot, a picture can easily convey a complex idea or story to anyone. But if there’s a saying that says a picture is worth a thousand words, there should definitely be one that says a song is worth a thousand […]

Reality

How do we know our perception of reality is… real? I started thinking this after reading a blog post that my English teacher had written about anosognosia, the idea that we don’t know that we don’t know some things. As a realist, I like knowing that I have control over my life and that I […]

“Let’s Cut a Hole in Your Ceiling!”

In Mr. Theriault’s AP English 4 class last week, we did an activity called “Bad Idea Farming” where we came up with a bunch of bad ideas to help address needs in this world. Often times, people reject proposals that seem a little outlandish or seem impossible to carry out, disregarding them as “bad ideas.” […]

The First Step

Reach Out, a network of school clubs focused toward helping the underprivileged kids of Santa Ana, began with a dream. Since my AP English 4 class has been circulating around innovation ideas, I feel like this is something worth sharing.  As of last year, this has been my self-directed, self-motivated “innovation project.”  To give a […]

“What if?” Project – Helping Realists Become Dreamers

Modern Family is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I can always count on this show to bring me laughter and happiness on even the saddest or most tiring day. A lot of comedies usually have no plot and make no sense, (if you’ve ever watched Movie 43, you probably know what I […]