Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 12:53pm
Vampires, crazy teen girls, a small town in the middle of America — sound like anything familiar? Maybe the premise does ring of "Twilight," but the show I have in mind is distinctly its own.
Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 12:10am
I’ve always fancied the 19th century as my ideal time to live. I like to dream in fairytale terms, and that time period just has a certain air about it that makes it seem like it’s straight out of a storybook.
Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:13pm
I’m kind of crazy about the holidays. I have multiple boxes full of costumes for all different holidays — other than just Halloween. I have light-up pins and springy headbands for the Fourth of July, sparkly shirts and reindeer ears for Christmas, clover-print shirts for St. Patrick’s Day, and egg earrings for Easter. Then, of course, are the Halloween costumes and trinkets.
Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 2:54pm
When I was growing up, I always thought that I was so old. No matter what my age was, it felt like my peers and I were more mature than we actually were. But there was always some grade above us that we looked up to. There was this threshold that we were dying to make. Once we passed that threshold, we set our sights on a new one. Now it’s senior year, and I’m itching for a new goal.
Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 6:45pm
Just over 10 and a half years ago I hopped off the school bus wearing a bright shiny apple-shaped nametag, ready for my first day of kindergarten. Looking back, that seems like ages ago. But when I think back to fifth or sixth grade, the memories are not as hard to remember, and it’s hard to believe that was nearly five years ago. At that age I imagined I would be in school forever.
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:19am
I’ve always been a winter person. Something about the season has appealed to me again and again. I love how the air is always so crisp and mystifying, and the way the world transforms — the way the windows freeze, the way the snow mist dances on the pavement, and the snow itself.
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 12:27pm
We live in an age of multi-tasking. Instead of just doing homework, talking to someone on the phone, eating a snack, listening to music, or watching TV, we do them all together.
Published: Monday, September 29, 2008 - 7:53pm
It's everywhere I go. Teachers, relatives, friends, even books and the media remind me of it day after day, and there’s no escaping it.
Published: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 5:49pm
It’s that time of the year again — the end of the school year and with it graduations and goodbyes. Usually I’m really excited about school ending because it means summer vacation is nearby. But today as the bell for my last class rang I didn’t jump up and down with joy. It was a much more mellow and somber moment.
Published: Friday, May 9, 2008 - 9:16pm
“The plight of the older sibling”: an article I recently read describing why older siblings have it tougher than younger ones. It claims that parents are harder on older siblings than on younger ones in order to set an example.
Published: Friday, May 2, 2008 - 8:21pm
Each year 1,006,970 women are stalked in the U.S. along with 370,990 men. At some point in their life, one out of every 12 women and one out of every 45 men will be stalked.
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008 - 6:56pm
When a dog is lost, it can be returned home if it has a homing chip in it. The “lost dog” signs are torn down, and everything returns to normal.
When a child is lost there’s not always that guarantee. But what if there was a way there could be?
Published: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 3:33pm
This year I have noticed a larger number of student teachers in my classes. I never would have noticed a difference in grade school because it was normal for my classes to have a student teacher. In fact, I always had several.
Published: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 10:45pm
Every generation has its own music, right? Or at least that's what all kids claim — heaven forbid they are interested in something their parents liked. So each generation follows as a unit. Each generation can tell different "When I was your age, Skipper …" stories to their grandchildren.
Published: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 11:42pm
When I was younger I swore to myself I would never become addicted to caffeine. I saw how my parents and teachers couldn’t go a morning without their three cups of coffee, and I didn’t want that to happen to me.