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Student reactions to the attack on 9/11 and the death of Osama bin Laden

By Johanna Fleischman and Elvis Wong Rebecca Gehlen, 12 “I was late to school and I stayed at home. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t going to school, and I remember my mom saying, ‘Shut up, you are watching history.’ I was in third grade. I didn’t understand what was [...]

By | May 27th, 2011|0 Comments

Death of Osama bin Laden

Despite the sharp memories my peers have from 9/11, I barely remember the attack. Whether out of protection or fright, I do not remember my parents telling their third-grade daughter about the collapse of the Twin Towers.

By | May 27th, 2011|1 Comment

Death of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden has been killed.

By | May 27th, 2011|0 Comments

Unexpected Travels

On the first day of high school, at 8:20 a.m. on a cruel and bitter Wednesday, my Spanish II teacher inquired, “Como te llamas?” What had she asked?

By | May 27th, 2011|0 Comments

Our Taxes. Our Universities.

Citizens pay taxes in the belief that they will be returned through government services. What if they aren’t?

By | May 2nd, 2011|1 Comment

Editorial

Such were the words used by the Westboro Baptist Church protestors regarding the acceptance of homosexuality in the United States military. The specific complaints...

By | April 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Taking a Leap of Faith

I cannot remember the last time I had cable television for more than a month or two. Every two years, my family eagerly reconnects...

By | April 1st, 2011|0 Comments

RateMyTeachers.com

Ratemyteacher.com: a website that lets high school students rate and comment on any high school teacher, in any school, in any state, in any subject. Although high school students have little...

By | February 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Discovering my family’s past

As a man with no country, possessing a life lost through war and willing to sacrifice his life for the hearts of many, he did what I thought no one in our family was heroic enough to undertake.

By | March 22nd, 2010|0 Comments