The Pinion

Helpful tips for college planning

Kelsey David

May 3, 2012


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Four years of high school, and then the real work begins. The part where you have to grow up and take charge of your life. For many students, college is the first step toward a good future. College, or even the idea of it, comes with many things. For many students, the biggest hurdle they have to face...

If I could interview anyone…

Kelsey David

March 6, 2012


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If I could interview anyone in the world, alive or dead, it would be Adolf Hitler. Brutal choice, I know, but he was a brutal man. He was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jewish Germans -- amongst others like the disabled and mentally retarded -- during an event known as The Holocaust. But as...

The Beach

Kennedy Togafu (10)

March 4, 2012


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Playing under the sun Everyone is having lots of fun Sinking in the soft sand Waves crashing like a marching band. Blue skies, not a cloud in sight Children playing, from left to right S un shining, so nice and bright Beaming down, it's Heaven's light SPLASH!!! Water gets thrown...

School Stress

February 29, 2012


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I have to do this and that, no wait...oh no, I have to do this first! There’s so many different activities that students are involved in - whether it be homework, extracurricular activities, or drama. Along the way, you cannot avoid stress. Everyone deals with it. For me, I have to deal with...

AVID provides various benefits

Samantha Li (9)

February 27, 2012


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I take a course that is a college and preparation skills class, called AVID. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. In AVID, you learn study skills, test-taking skills, and note-taking skills. You participate in motivational, enrichment, and academic activities that will increase your...

‘The Book Thief’ is a good read

Corwin Shapiro (10)

February 27, 2012


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"€œThe Book Thief" is a unique book written by Markus Zusak. This book is well worth your time to read. The book is set in Germany during World War II, but unlike most such books, “The Book Thief” is nott about someone who is Jewish. Instead, “The Book Thief” features a nice perspective...

My Heart is like Glass

Natasha Moananu (10)

February 7, 2012


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My heart is like glass. Be careful while you’re holding my heart, ‘cause it could shatter into pieces when it falls. Falling in love is like placing a glass at the end of the table. My heart is clear. It breaks after every tear. My heart is fragile. When it breaks it’s too...

The Tree of Life

Calvin Tran (10)

February 7, 2012


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Who am I? I am an apple tree It all starts from a small seed Then slowly I grow big and strong The great big trunk of the tree is my body The fresh verdant oval shaped leaves represent my hair The stiff brown branches are like my arms And my legs and feet are the long scattered roots And...

Truth or Lies?

Various

February 6, 2012


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… Telling the truth is necessary, however, in some cases, people should tell little white lies. Recently, I remember how I had been in a situation when I had trouble deciding whether or not to tell the truth. It all started when I was 10 years old, playing with my baby nieces at my auntie's house....

ELL experiences

December 9, 2011


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It’s hard for anyone to fit in a foreign country. When I first came here, I felt extremely upset, but also curious. When I went to the beach, there were a lot people there, and they were so outgoing. I felt embarrassed when I saw them swimming and surfing, but I admired the way they acted, and I hoped...

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