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”

Road Trip Must-Dos

By Anna Last summer, our family took a road trip across America to drop our brother off at college. It was a great way to send our brother off — we spent lots of time together since the road trip was about two weeks! Although I’m someone who tends to get carsick ten minutes intoContinue reading “Road Trip Must-Dos”

20 Simple Moments to Find Joy In

By Sarah When I first began writing for this blog, I explained that my personal motto was “La vie est belle,” or “Life is beautiful” in English. After taking French for nearly five years now, it seemed like a perfect way to encompass an important aspect of life for me. Oftentimes, we can only focusContinue reading “20 Simple Moments to Find Joy In”

Differing Personalities

By Anna When I was a small child we adopted a kitten from a neighborhood pet store and brought her home, making her our first pet (besides the many fish we had over the years, which often died within a couple days despite concerted efforts to care for them — my dad even spoke toContinue reading “Differing Personalities”

Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

By Sarah Recently, my family gathered in celebration of my grandfather’s birthday. Due to the pandemic and the fact that many of us are spread across the country, we decided to “meet” over Zoom for this celebration.  My grandfather’s side of the family is somewhat large, especially by today’s standards. He grew up with fourContinue reading “Pesto Gnocchi Recipe”

5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit

By Anna COVID-19 has led me to reminisce on all the amazing memories I’ve made traveling. Thinking about the endless adventures and delicious food I’ve tried has helped me create a list of places I can’t go without visiting sometime in my lifetime. My personal mantra, “Don’t skip your shot”, really ties into this bucketContinue reading “5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit”

Spring Into Action

By Sarah On March 20th,  winter came to a close. It was the first day of spring, characterized by sunny skies, a breezy wind, and pleasant weather in my town. I looked out the window and felt a mixture of emotions. Not only had this year been speeding through surprisingly quickly, but spring was alwaysContinue reading “Spring Into Action”

“Blend It to Mend It” Smoothie Recipe

By Sarah Making smoothies is fairly simple. You gather up your chopped frozen fruits and vegetables, add a little liquid, pour it all into the blender, and watch your smoothie appear. Just like that, everything is blended together, delicious, and perfect. So why can’t life be this easy? In the choppy, difficult part of ourContinue reading ““Blend It to Mend It” Smoothie Recipe”