Alexandra Popescu Mr. Jockers Period 5 ILA February 10, 2017 Car Crash Conundrum Have you ever heard of people speaking the phrase, “I saw my life flash before my eyes” and ever wonder if that actually ever happened or if they just wanted to emphasize that moment to make it seem way more dramatic … Continue reading Alexandra P.: Memoir
Cole Sylvia Mr. Jockers Language Arts Period 1 Title This was not what I wanted, I just wanted us to be all together and now I’ve gone and thrown it all away. Something was wrong. Something was terribly wrong. The waves roared almost as if they were laughing at me because my little brother was … Continue reading Cole: Memoir
(Santa) Claustrophobic Christmas by Sydney Rodriguez Every Christmas Eve, my entire family-my fourteen cousins and my nine aunts and uncles, along with their spouses-head toward my grandparent’s cramped apartment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, all from various distances throughout Connecticut. Immediately upon entering, the familiar sizzling sounds of dinner and the decadent aromas wafting in the … Continue reading Sydney R.’s Memoir
This Time For a Good Reason The air feels thick as I trudge off the ski lift and onto the mountain coated with layers of freshly fallen snow. I am skiing with my family for the day, and there are a few trails that we have yet to go on, and I am ready even … Continue reading Addisen W.: Memoir
Board Game Brawl “Come on, Tyler, it is your turn!” Maddi thrust the die at him with the sisterly direction I am so familiar with. And suddenly everyone was screaming. There was money everywhere and the die that were once calmly passed were knocking down hotels and houses and the pile of orange … Continue reading Micah R.: Memoir
Deep Waters It was silent in my Grandparent’s house. But this peaceful silence was disrupted, as soon as I heard screams. I looked outside and saw Anna and Sophia submerged underwater, screaming, and gasping for air. I did not know what to do. I froze. Earlier that day, I woke up, walked … Continue reading Isabel L. Memoir
Helpless As we drove up the hill, I sipped some of my of my triple berry smoothie, the cup still cold in my hand. We had just gone to Columbo’s, a smoothie place up at the top of the mountain on St. John. My parents discovered it the first time they came to St. … Continue reading Maya’s Memoir
Molly Luckart Mr. Jockers ILA Period 8 Feb. 10, 2017 S’more Fun We went from having huge joyous smiles on our faces to straight fear. “Who is that,” asked Kelly? “I have no idea,” Kate responded. So many thoughts were rushing through my mind I had no idea what to say. The blue pickup truck’s … Continue reading Memoir: Molly L.
. Missing I did the usual pat down my itchy white jacket to see if my mom’s phone was there, and all I could hear was the crinkling sound of various types of candy wrappers. It was gone. I felt like someone was pouring a bucket of guilt on me, for my friends and … Continue reading Ben C.’s Memoir
Meghan Ogrinz Mr. Jockers Period 1 ILA Feb. 10, 2017 When Patients Lose Patience The thick, wooden door swung open, allowing a cold gust of wind to sweep through our small, Nordic hotel room. My dad practically fell into the room, stumbling. “Get up! Put on your coats and gloves and snow boots!” … Continue reading When Patients Lose Patience: Meghan O.: Memoir
Ben Massey ILA 5 1/19/17 Mr. Jockers Lost “Don’t be out too late, remember you have to be back by midnight to celebrate New Year’s with us,” Mrs. Andreoli shouts to my sister, Maddie, Troy, his brother, Kyle, and I as we walk out of the condo we were renting on the ski … Continue reading Ben M. Memoir
Maddie Deeley Jockers ILA Period 8 2/10/17 The Paranoia Before Christmas I sit on the floor and half of my presents lay in front of me. My paranoia finally erased from my head. The presents lay in front of me were neatly organized in an arch, each one in reaching distance from where I … Continue reading Memoir: The Paranoia Before Christmas-Maddie D.
This Guilt Is Going To Hangover Me The screen is so bright that I have to turn my eyes away every few seconds. It’s like the Sun is in my basement and is trying to blind me. It’s probably trying to blind me from watching The Hangover, a funny but very inappropriate movie. As I … Continue reading Jack K. Memoir
Katharine Burris Mr. Jockers ILA Period 5 1/19/17 The Nerf War I felt a bullet graze past my ear at the beginning of … Continue reading Katharine’s Memoir: The Nerf War
Matthew Johnston Jockers Period 2 ILA 2/10/17 Ganim Tree Farm My dad shifts from the road to the newly placed gravel driveway of the Ganim Farm. As we near the office building, I notice the windows have been cleaned, and are now shining in the sun. The crisp red boards that make up the outside … Continue reading Matt J.’s Memoir: Ganim Tree Farm
2/10/17 Four Pound Fur Ball My sister, Katelyn, and I have always wanted a dog. Our childhood was basically filled with powerpoints and cardboard presentations about why we should get a dog. My mother and father have always said no, it was too much work and it wouldn’t fit in with our … Continue reading Kristen K.: Memoir
Brendan McCarthy Mr. Jockers ILA Period 2 February 10th, 2017 Stuck I biked across the quiet intersection on the sunny morning in the summer. The road I was going down was a dead end, but I knew an alternate route. At the end of the road there was a small gate entangled in … Continue reading Brendan M. Memoir
I have always been talkative with my closest friends. There would always be something for me to say. Until Now. About a week earlier, it was Thanksgiv ing Day. I was sitting on a large, beige couch in my grandpa’s living room because my family and I had just finished Thanksgiving dinner. My cousins called … Continue reading The Lie- Mia P.
Climb I looked upward at the sun, this great ball of hydrogen and helium and a symbol of light. And the bane of my existence at this moment. I had dreamed of being a Boy Scout for quite some time now. With all the great trips like rock climbing and whitewater rafting, who wouldn’t want … Continue reading Memoir: Trevor W.
Chloe Rozendaal Mr. Jockers ILA/ P.5 2/10/2017 Causing Trouble ”Come on Chloe, just try it”, my Aunt coaxed. My stomach lurched at the thought of that disgusting thing entering my body. I looked down at my plate where the piece of octopus laid, then out of the window of the restaurant that overlooked a … Continue reading Chloe R.: Memoir