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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

March 2, 2020

 Lent is a 40-day period, not including Sundays, of fasting that resembles the length of time Jesus Christ walked in the desert without food or water. A select few individuals fast their meals for the entire season. The majority of others give up a favorite of theirs: sweets, social media, TV, caffeine, etc.   Freshman Valarie O’Nan decided to go without the social media app Instagram for L...

My senior year is flying by, and this made me wonder what I'd like to accomplish before I leave.

What I Want to Do Before I Leave

February 14, 2020

One semester. That is all I have left as a high schooler. In four months, I will be graduating, getting ready for college, and moving out. While this is an exciting and thrilling idea, it can also be scary. Thinking back to freshman Eleanor and all I have learned since then, I know that high school has shaped me to be ready for the outside world. I have done a lot in this school. From going...

Savanna Montgomery as Marci in PLD's Production of Almost Maine.

My Life as a Theater Kid

January 21, 2020

I was a young artist, and I loved to paint and draw and create. My favorite subject in elementary school was art. I loved my art class, especially the art teacher Mrs. La Nora Long. She always encouraged me to be the best artist I could be, no matter what art form it was.  In fifth grade, she introduced me to the Set Design club. We were the kids who would paint the backdrops for the plays put...

With thousands of ideas to put on a bucket list, what will yours be?

My Bucket List

January 8, 2020

Whether it’s traveling or learning to speak a new language, everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. No one knows how long they have left to do all of the things they want so I've compiled a list of all the things I wish to do. Maybe it will spark some inspiration with what you wish to add to your bucket list. 1) Learn a new language I think that learning a new language w...

Popular brands of jeans will often leave tall girls disappointed.

I Need Longer Pants

December 19, 2019

If you don’t know me, you have probably seen me walking down the hallways. Yes, I am the really tall girl you see on your way to class. No, I don’t wear men’s size 13 Nike’s. Yes, I have always been this tall. No, I am not on the basketball team. Being a 6’2” teenager, I answer these types of questions a lot. I have also faced lots of challenges that come with my height. Believe me, I ...

The awards I got at the banquet for my first year doing summer swim in 2012.

A Letter To My Younger Self

November 12, 2019

Dear eight-year-old Emma, Let me tell you about the next seven years: you think you have your life all planned out, but things will change. There will be times when you will be pushed to do things out of your comfort zone, good or bad. You will go into life one way and come out as a whole new person. All these changes will shape who you are at seven-years-old, at 20-years-old, or even 50 years from...

Every year my mom puts out Thanksgiving decorations on our fireplace.

Payton’s Thanksgiving Traditions

November 8, 2019

Thanksgiving is the time for spending time with family and giving thanks. Families all across America come together and give thanks for what they have in their life. From watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning to football games in the afternoon and evening, the Thanksgiving holiday is for cooking all day, then eating until your stomach is overloaded.  Thanksgiving became a national h...

Simple Costumes for Halloween

Simple Costumes for Halloween

October 31, 2019

With Halloween quickly approaching, it can become stressful to decide last-minute plans.  A change of plans can cause a change of costume, then panic ensues. But, there is no need to worry! Here is a list of groups, couples, singles, and pet costume ideas that could work for any last-minute Halloween plans.  Group Costume It is difficult to know exactly what to dress up as when you have a large ...

There is a large variety of vegan food options available.

Being Vegan in a Meat-Eating World

October 23, 2019

When I was growing up, eating meat and going to places like Chick-fil-A was a normal, once-a-week type thing. This all changed when I realized how unhealthy it truly is. According to the American Cancer Society, “...eating 50 grams of processed meat every day increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. That’s the equivalent of about four strips of bacon or one hot dog. For red meat, there w...

Three-month old Victoria with her mom Marcela.

The Highs and Lows of My Hispanic Identity

October 23, 2019

I walk a fine line between two worlds. There’s the dreamy, picturesque world full of music, family, and color. In this world, the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, and bachata fill my veins and become the base of my heartbeat. When the slow strumming of the guitar in chacareras and zambas gently carries through the air, I know this is home.  This world feels like my utopia. It is the place I go to when my Am...

The painting found in the kitchen that will be auctioned on October 27th.

Weekly Blog: What the Heck?

September 30, 2019

Recently, a French woman got her painting from her kitchen wall appraised. It turns out the painting is not just an ordinary painting, but a piece done by the 13th century Renaissance artist  Cimabue (aka Cenni di Pepo).  The painting, Mocking of Christ, is a mere 10 inches of painted wood. Eric Turquin, one of the professionals who inspected the painting, identified it as polyptych which is ...

Why Shrek is a Mental Health Role Model

Why Shrek is a Mental Health Role Model

September 25, 2019

The Shrek canon can be described as merely an ogre and a talking donkey on an adventure, but is it more than that?  In the first two films, it can be argued that the messages are deep and meaningful. The films in the franchise develop the fictional universe referred to as “Far Far Away" that is full of fairy tales and magic. Basically, it’s the fairy tale version of Super Smash Bros. ...