Timed Writing Diagnostic Reflection–March 4th 2021

“You have fifty minutes remaining.” “WHAT?” “FIFTEEN?” came the cries of my classmates whose backs were to the clock on the wall. “I think she meant fifteen…?” I ventured, praying that my classmates and I did not lapse into an unexpected hour-long coma. “Five-zero,” Ms. Wang corrected. Cue the collective sighs of relief from the […]

Dune by Frank Herbert, Page 371

I think the amount of effort Frank Herbert put into the worldbuilding of Dune is honestly wasted on me, because while reading I often find that the minutiae of Fremen culture and how the Harkonnens let their heir-designates fight slaves to the death going into my walnut through one eye and immediately out the other. […]

“Dune” by Frank Herbert, Pages 1-126

If for some reason, you are reading this and 1. are not Ms. Wang 2. Haven’t read Dune, then spoilers for Dune. Probably should have done that for the post on the Guide as well, but hindsight 20/20.   Since the last blog post, I have finished reading the books of the Arc of a […]

Food Chemistry: French Toast PB&J Banana Sandwich

This is the blog post written for the summer course I am taking, Food Chemistry. We were tasked with transforming a recipe to fit certain parameters and dietary restrictions given to us, and identifying chemical and physical changes during the cooking process. For my project, I have chosen a recipe for making french toast peanut […]

Revolutionary Journal Assigment 2: Cuban Boogaloo

Homero Chaves was a man that didn’t care about anything except for the security of his business and his only family, his son Audacto. It matter who was in power, or what other people were doing, as long as they didn’t take away his son or shop. But then the Cuban Revolution happened. Faced with […]

For the Mental Health Unit

A) Describe how you feel and act when your mental health is thriving in the Green Zone. (Don’t just say ‘normal’ – what does that look like? What does it feel like?) When I am in the Green Zone, I am able to complete any work required of me, including homework and chores, in a timely manner. I […]

Upstanders, not Bystanders

I may be in Middle School now, but I still remember those pithy words our counselors uttered to us almost three years ago: “Be an upstander, not a bystander.” Whenever you see wrong, speak out and take action; don’t ignore it. Orwell also believed this, though his matters of concern were ones larger than schoolyard […]