This sucks. I am a senior in high school, and I don’t get the one moment I’ve waited for my entire life. I’m also not going to try and hide the fact that I feel this way or feel bad for feeling this way. Essen
Hey Natalie We’re in the same boat. I hate that we won’t be able to ever have the full experience of senior year. I don’t know about you but I felt absolutely defeated when this madness started. Putting in 110 percent effort year after year only to be met with the reality that you “won’t be able to walk.” Oh yeah, and no more games or dances or plays. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with hopelessness and anger and like you sad we have that right but at the end of the day, we made it. It might not be acknowledged enough but we did that!! Hope you the best.
I feel you and understand how you are feeling without a doubt. Isn’t this all quite underwhelming? Im personally most bummed about not having a proper prom because that’s kind of like the last hurrah with everyone. Although this feels terrible and is not quite what we were anticipating, we must look at the as a new chapter in our lives book being turned over and this disappointment should turn to excitement. I hope the best to you and to see you again in the future.
Hi, I 100% agree with you. This sucks and I wish it was different. We’ve all worked so hard for the last 4 years for this moment, and instead, we get yard signs and 5-minute graduation with only immediate family. There were so many things I was looking forward to this last quarter, and it definitely did not have anything to do with sitting at home all day. But, we did it. We finished high school. I mean it’s not the way we all wanted it to be, but we still did it and that’s what’s important. So focus on the positives, and keep the memories of Judge fresh in your mind. It’s time to say goodbye and create new memories and meet new people and just move forward with our lives. It’s college time and we’ve been preparing for this moment since freshman year.
The story was written really well, I wanted to keep reading to reach the conclusion. It really made me think about how saying “I hate you,” can have such a large impact. Mothers give a lot and I know what it feels like to have that hatred for stupid reasons. The dream sequence was good, I believed it was the real event until you woke up and saw…[Read more]
I liked reading about all the different places and how they approach sex education. “They still promote abstinence as a contraception method, however, they teach students about other contraceptives available like birth control, condoms, Plan B, etc.” is something that I have been exposed to at school and I think it’s better than straight…[Read more]
Hi Ivan! I really liked this article about such an important topic. I liked your quote “This individual is experiencing having to move due to gentrification, showing that it’s impossible for him to flee from his problems.” The interviews you referenced really strengthened your argument. This link might be good to check out h…[Read more]
I like this article a lot, probably because not most people would think to question such a weird internet thing. I liked this statement “The definition already defined bread as “a staple food”. In conclusion, stapling is in bread’s nature. ” I never thought of that, and it is a stretch but it’s something. I would recommend better sources for a str…[Read more]
In this article, there is a focus on the New York Foster Care and child services, specifically the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and its new prevention programs. The ACS is often seen as a p
Hi Chris 🙂 I’m in the middle of this category, I talk too much but I also like being alone a lot. I liked how you were able to gain some understanding from writing this article. I thought this quote somewhat reigned true since I am socially awkward: “I think big talkers or people who have to have a random sound going in the background keeps them…[Read more]
I liked the beginning of your article because it is very neutral. However, I do not agree with your argument about abortion. First off, I am a female and I would have to raise the child despite what money I don’t have. There is the option of adoption, yes, but it is also a matter of the toll with going through a pregnancy. I am both…[Read more]
I like this article a lot. The quote at the beginning (“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair”) was a nice way to start out the article. This topic is extremely important in this day and age. This might be an interesting paper to check out htt…[Read more]
Hi Angela, This article is really good. I liked how you had so many sources and how well the article was written. This quote ” “The gap between incomes along with discrimination and many other factors adds to another issue that Hispanic families face: insufficient funding for higher education,” reminded me a bit of the book Aftershock by Robert…[Read more]
I really liked this article since it relates really well to my life. I appreciated the study by Stanford, “any more than two hours of homework every night is counterproductive.” What if you switched the first and second paragraph? I think it would flow a tad better. Heres a source that might be useful:…[Read more]
A lot of embryos are killed in the process of IVF, however abortion is still more. IVF is often a procedure only available to those of high class and money. The procedure is also not included in the pro-life
I’m interested in the topic of immigration in the United States. The area in which I decided to start was on the baseline rules in coming into the US. First focusing on Visa and the Visa Waiver Program. The E
Hi! I like your connections of America to eagles. I do often relate to being an American to eagles as a joke. “She takes a plane. That flies. Just like an eagle,” I liked this connection because I would have never thought of it. America is such a weird country, the connection to eagles makes a lot of sense. Maybe extend it with more sources but…[Read more]
I liked learning more about the topic of standardized testing more just because I’m currently applying to college. I actually ranted about the cost of applying to college on social media the other day because I was so fed up. “Students…[Read more]
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