For our English final, we were presented 3 options: create a presentation on what is the best, what is the worst, or how to do something.  Being the indecisive and sometimes lazy person I am, I chose option 3 since it seemed the easiest.  That and I couldn’t decide what I thought was the best and the worst.  There’s just so many options, you know?  Well I LOVE baking and I LOVE sharing with other people so I thought “Hey, why not make something the whole class can enjoy?”  I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?  (There are probably a lot of cookie haters but whatever they’re missing out.)

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How to Win while Losing

Last week we watched “Rocky” during English.  I had never seen the movie before, but, of course, I had heard about it.  I never thought about watching it because it’s not the type of movie that I would normally be drawn to; however, I ended up really enjoying it.  The movie wasn’t full of action and wasn’t a hilarious film, but throughout the movie you grew more attached to Rocky, the main character, and you began to hope that he’s going to win the title match against all odds. *WARNING: SPOILERS*

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In English, we do things a little different if you haven’t noticed.  We don’t have the typical English class feel and we don’t do the things how other teachers do things.  We do things Theriault style.  We have innovation projects, Twitter chats, blogs, Brain Fuel, and BRAWLs.  We go in to class every day having no idea what to expect or if we’ll be doing anything school related that day.  It can be pretty awesome.  This is one of those things we do that is nothing like you’ve ever seen before.  This is the BRAWL.

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Life in Fast Forward

“We are not youth any longer.  We don’t want to take the world by storm.  We are fleeing.  We fly from ourselves.  From our life.  We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.  The first bomb, the first explosions, burst in our hearts.  We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress.  We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.”

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The Strongest Bond

In English, we recently began reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and it’s quite different from anything I’ve read before.  It’s a historical fiction, which I tend to avoid because it involves the word “history” and that has me running for the hills.  The book is focused on war and one of the most prominent ideas expressed so far is this comradeship between the soldiers.  Usually, the love in a book is between two individuals who feel a connection in a romantic way, but this bond between soldiers seems so much stronger.

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The Worst “Holiday” of the Year

Does Valentine’s even constitute as a holiday?  So many people are involved in this day, but how did this all start?  If you’re really interested, I suggest you check out this article because I’d rather not get into it. <> In my opinion, Valentine’s Day is quite pointless.  I guess you could Continue Reading

Why School Is Killing Us All

The most common sentence you’ll hear a teenager say to their parent about school is, “You don’t understand.” And it’s completely true. Adults don’t know everything. They may think they do, or act like they have all the knowledge in the world, but they don’t. I’m tired of them saying that they would rather go to school every day than work. Yes, school can be fun and enjoyable, but that’s only at the elementary level, where you spent hours painting and playing house, with occasional lessons on the ABCs. High school is another story.

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