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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 […]

The Cuban Revolution, In Plain Gibberish and Laughably Bad Pictures

Hello there! Here to learn about the Cuban Revolution, right? This video is for you. But first, some backstory. Cuba was formerly part of Mexico, but near the end of the 19th century, Cubans began a struggle for independence. Their rebellion against Spain triumphed in 1898, mostly because America had intervened on the side of […]

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 […]

Astronomy Unit Reflection

Before, I knew why eclipses were and why they happened, the phases of the Moon and that the Earth was tilted, but not why eclipses didn’t happen every month, why the phases of the Moon occurred and how much the Earth was tilted. After this unit, I now know that eclipses only happen a few […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Helena’s FB Profile

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena is portrayed as a beautiful and jealous young lady who is deeply smitten with Demetrius.   Helena’s beauty is described a few times in the text. One example is this quote from lines 180, when Hermia greets her: “Godspeed, fair Helena!” Here, Hermia is praising Helena’s appearance by describing […]