On Treadmill of Life, Rest is Simply the Best

By Sarah Stepping out of my last period, it was a warm, sunny day. The clouds had cleared to display a brilliant blue sky, proclaiming the joy of a special event: my last day of junior year. It had certainly been a tumultuous school year. About three-fifths of it had been virtual due to theContinue reading “On Treadmill of Life, Rest is Simply the Best”

Lucrative Jobs for the Summer

By Anna Summer: a time of endless hours spent with friends, shopping, going out for lunch, going to amusement parks, and so much more. Although all of these things are incredibly fun, they can add up to be pretty expensive. To make up for the money spent over the summer, or maybe just to saveContinue reading “Lucrative Jobs for the Summer”

A Planet in Need

By Sarah It was the first semester of eighth grade. Grabbing my backpack and stepping outside of my English classroom, I was met with an unusual smell. The scent of thick, burning smoke was wafting through the air, watering my eyes and instigating a coughing fit. It had happened somewhat suddenly — I hadn’t evenContinue reading “A Planet in Need”

Don’t Hide — Go Outside!

By Anna Living in a COVID-19 hotspot (starting in March 2020 and still the case in February 2021), leaving the house has become something more cherished than ever before. Staying cooped up in my bedroom, working on homework assignments, and attending live meetings has taken up the majority of my time, and leaving my houseContinue reading “Don’t Hide — Go Outside!”

Top 10 Activities When Lockdown Boredom Hits

By Anna Learn to Paint Painting has never been on my list of talents, however sometime in the middle of the summer I decided to use watercolors again. Using an online class I was able to take the courses at my own speed while genuinely having an amazing time trying it. I can admit myContinue reading “Top 10 Activities When Lockdown Boredom Hits”

Our Quarantine Puppy

By Anna Only about a day into quarantine, we had our eyes set on an adorable puppy who was up for adoption, “Georgie.” The last couple days had been horrible – school was canceled, sports abruptly ended, and we weren’t able to see our friends. The only silver lining in sight was the prospect ofContinue reading “Our Quarantine Puppy”

When a Sibling Leaves for College

By Sarah College. The famous word that stirs a whirlwind of emotions. The place that millions of young adults in the US flock to in the fall. The place known for its lectures, dorms, and newfound independence. The place that’s a blessing and a privilege to attend. As high schoolers, we are constantly reminded ofContinue reading “When a Sibling Leaves for College”

Staying on Track as Life Moves Virtual

By Anna Ever since school went online and I have had to spend the majority of my time at home, simple tasks have become harder and harder. Focusing on one activity has become more of a challenge than before. Although I’ve learned to adapt to this state of “unmotivation,” I still continue to slip upContinue reading “Staying on Track as Life Moves Virtual”

Finding the Positive in Difficult Times

By Anna Two weeks ago, I was sitting and watching the news when I felt very down. As art is one of my favorite pastimes, I decided to lift my spirits by drawing something uplifting in our driveway. I looked through the multiple chalk colors, and eventually came up with a decision of what IContinue reading “Finding the Positive in Difficult Times”