Art

            Art is everywhere. Art isn’t just found in paintings. It’s found in nature from the lush rainforests and towering waterfalls in Hawai'i to the dry and windy deserts in Africa. Even in psychology it's discovered deep inside the way we speak and the anatomy of our brains and that feeling of a sudden surge... Continue Reading →

Immerse Yourself in History… With a Book

            Ready to delve into a new world of edge-of-your-seat excitement and thrilling adventures? Would you believe that you can learn history at the same time?             Reading historical fiction is a great was to fuse fun and learning. When you read a book like Girl in The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse, a story... Continue Reading →

Cause and Effect Essay

An assignment for Mastering the Five-Paragraph class             Noise pollution is an increasingly detrimental problem that has many effects on one’s life. Noise pollution has many effects on human health, human activities, and wildlife.             Noise pollution can cause devastating effects on human health, including health conditions like hypertension and high stress levels. In addition,... Continue Reading →

A Personal Narrative About My First Concert

An assignment for Mastering the Five-Paragraph Essay class             Last summer, I joined a School of Rock band. I’ve always loved performing. It was my second band, and I was really excited for it. I’ve had many concerts with my first band, so I was extremely eager for more performances. No one else wanted to... Continue Reading →

Five Paragraph Classification Essay

An assignment for Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay class A conscience can be a depressing thing at the dinner table. But there are three types of cruelty-reducing lifestyles which help reduce animal suffering and will alleviate that pesky inner voice. The first is the pescatarian lifestyle which omits all meat except for fish and other... Continue Reading →

Dummy or Not… History’s HOT!

            When I began this year’s United States history course, I felt weighed down by the curriculum’s cumbersome strings of facts and dates, seemingly endless readings, and required memorizations of statistics, dates, and names that I knew I’d likely forget within a year or two. But guess what – history doesn’t have to be portrayed... Continue Reading →

Turn Up the Heat with Fahrenheit 451

            Fahrenheit 451 is a thrilling dystopian fiction novel written by Ray Bradbury. The book takes place in a futuristic city controlled by a totalitarian government that sends “firemen” to burn censored books—ironically, not to put out fires, but rather to start them. Fahrenheit 451 has curious parallelisms to today’s society. Remarkably, it even includes... Continue Reading →

Animal Farm: More Than Just a Bunch of Livestock

            Picture this: a group of daring individuals overthrow a ruler in the name of equality, and then immediately start to make themselves unequal. Sound like several familiar chapters in history? Probably. But it is also the basic gist of Animal Farm by George Orwell.             Animal Farm is an allegorical novel set on a... Continue Reading →

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