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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Holiday traditions are a major part of many families’ Christmas celebrations. They embody the very idea of Christmas cheer. A fun game has become a part of my family’s holiday gathering. It involves the passing of a Saran Wrap ball around a circle of my family members.

My family has many special traditions, especially around the holidays. Like most families, we put up decorations, exchange gifts, have some big spectacular feasts, and visit family. However, we also have a few traditions that are a bit out of the norm. This, somehow, makes them more special.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

I remember very clearly the day that I learned the results of my April ACT test. I was sitting on a stool in my school’s shop, surrounded by a group of boys who would never be considered academically gifted, but whose presence I enjoyed, when my father (who is my school’s principal) sought m…

The ACT test is the utmost terrifying test for many high school students. The ACT is a standardized test used for colleges to see whether or not a student is applicable for their school, among many other scholarships and other opportunities. Standardized testing is the best option available …

Jimmy Johns
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Holiday traditions are a major part of many families’ Christmas celebrations. They embody the very idea of Christmas cheer. A fun game has become a part of my family’s holiday gathering. It involves the passing of a Saran Wrap ball around a circle of my family members.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

My family has many special traditions, especially around the holidays. Like most families, we put up decorations, exchange gifts, have some big spectacular feasts, and visit family. However, we also have a few traditions that are a bit out of the norm. This, somehow, makes them more special.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019

I remember very clearly the day that I learned the results of my April ACT test. I was sitting on a stool in my school’s shop, surrounded by a group of boys who would never be considered academically gifted, but whose presence I enjoyed, when my father (who is my school’s principal) sought m…

The ACT test is the utmost terrifying test for many high school students. The ACT is a standardized test used for colleges to see whether or not a student is applicable for their school, among many other scholarships and other opportunities. Standardized testing is the best option available …

As a nation, we have grown accustomed to centering our belief of a high school student’s intelligence on a standard pen-and-paper test. These college entrance exams carry a heavy weight in determining one’s eligibility for admission and even scholarships. This is the reason why many people w…

Standardized testing has been used in America for as long as I can remember. Technically, these tests are a way to determine how smart students are compared to other students in the country. Personally, I don’t like the sound of that at all. Colleges look at ACT or SAT scores to see if stude…