Something from hell on my face
few months back, having my face full of pimples was the biggest
nightmare for me.
What will be the reaction of my classmates? How will I attend
tomorrow's party? Oh! I am looking too ugly. Now my classmate Aditi
will look better than me …
these thoughts kept popping up in my mind, not only when I was
awake, but also in my dreams.
kept thinking about various anti-pimple creams and medicines to make
my skin glow and look just like that of my favorite actress.
With this sudden change in my thoughts, my attitude changed, too. I
became envious of others’ glowing skin and a formerly
happy-go-lucky-girl turned into a reserved one.
– Harsha Mishra
Being the new foreign kid
There are only few people who truly revel in being the “new kid.”
Most hope for the best, dreading the first days of their newness.
If, however, these people were honest with themselves, they would
easily see all the advantages of being new – a clean slate, a new
start, the opportunity for new and profound experiences, a new
reputation to gain and lots of fun.
Freshmen, don't wait to fill in the blanks
Senior year at last! It’s such a
relief to know that finally all my hard work has paid off. All those
sleepless nights I spent cramming for a test or writing a paper are
drawing to a close, but then again, there’s college ahead.
I can’t even begin to describe how it
feels just knowing that I’m nearing the finish line. For nearly four
years I’ve been working my butt off, thought along the way I’ve
definitely made some mistakes.
Now as I spend my days college
surfing and filling out applications, I know the pressure’s on.
For most of my high school career
I’ve been an A/B student. I took a few AP and honors classes and I
won at least one award (third place in the Social Studies Fair) but
truthfully, compared to my classmates, I haven’t done much.
I’m definitely lacking in the
extracurricular activities and community service department. I mean,
I know a girl who took a trip to Jamaica with her church over summer
vacation just to help underprivileged deaf children. And then
there’s this guy who’s been swimming for forever!
Now as I sit down to fill out my own
college applications, I’m noticing the abundance of blank spaces.
-- By Donicea Johnson
By Justin Skaradosky/
Youth Journalism International
A choice matters
Mom sat down next to me and stared
straight into my eyes. I immediately understood what she was about to ask. “So,
have you made your decision yet?” she began.
more than hesitated to respond. I was in a dilemma.
Zhu Qin Zhe
Homeschooling, or taking classes in my pajamas
school! After those precious few months of rest and relaxation, it's the time
to, once again, schedule your days and drag yourself back to the classroom.
Not for me! As a
homeschooled high school student, I have the option of continuing my school year
through the summer, of making my own schedule, and – my personal favorite – the
option of going through an entire school day in my pajamas.
To those who haven't
experienced the joys of being a homeschooled student, the concept can be very
confusing. Whenever I inform my peers of my schooling, I am approached with a
string of questions as to how we do it.
The most frequently asked
question I get is, how does it work? How do colleges get the information, the
transcripts? How are we taught?
How? How? How?
Before describing my
personal experiences, I would like to point out that every homeschooling family
does things differently.