It was another Sunday in November, cloudy, gloomy, and very cold. My team and I had another soccer game that night. We were already in the playoffs, and we were in the semi finals. Our team had been among the top teams in the league. It was a very anticipated game in the league because … Continue reading One Way Trip To The Championship
For the longest time I knew that my oldest brother George would leave for college. It was a fact that he was leaving. But I always thought it would happen later, when the months became weeks and the weeks to days and the days to hours I never stoped thinking that it would happen … Continue reading Than it happens
Alisiana Mercey Mr. jockers ILA June 9, 2022 CRASH! He hit the floor knocking into the corner of the table. My mother screamed to the top of her lungs ,“ WHAT WAS THAT?¨ She ran and rushed down the stairs and had a worried look splattered on her face. It was a plain summer evening. … Continue reading What Happened to my Brother?
Yu-Min Cho 6/9/22 Mr. Jockers ILA All Because of a Magic Purple Egg I was 14 years old, sitting at a table in the HKMS media center, when the egg first appeared to me. I was working on a poster for a Science Project that would be presented at Joel Barlow High School. … Continue reading All Because of a Magic Purple Egg
I had just woken up and it was a beautiful day in Orlando, Florida. Me and my family got dressed and went to the car for a fun filled day in Universal studios. When we first got there we went to a specific breakfast area only allowed for Universal V.I.P tour members. I remember … Continue reading The Day I Was Free Memoir
Baker Jack Philips working at his bakery In the biggest case religious liberty case, the supreme court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who unfairly got prosecuted because he refused to serve a same-sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. This is outrageous, that people are prosecuted for practicing their religious beliefs. … Continue reading It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs
Ryan Scala Mr. Jockers ILA April 6, 2022 Violence in Video Games vs. Personality Some people think that violent video games cause people to be violent. What could be done about this? People should be educated that this isn’t true, and there should be published data and resources/research about it. I’ve been playing a lot … Continue reading Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.
Petition the US government to abolish the Electoral College I was 8 years old during the 2016 American presidential election. Despite being young at the time, I recall how most news sources predicted the presidential candidate for the democratic party, Hillary Clinton, would win the election against her republican counterpart Donald Trump. However, this isn’t … Continue reading Petition the US government to abolish the electoral college
It was a beautiful day for football and I was just getting ready for my 6th grade playoff game. I was walking down the field and I saw a girl on the opposing team. I wasn’t 100% sure that the girl would be OK if she got hit, turns out I was right. During the … Continue reading Girls Shouldn’t Play football with boys
Marijuana isn’t a new discovery. From its early beginnings in America of Mexican immigrants carrying it over to escape revolution in their country, it has been a symbol of peace, and a symbol of war. From the Vietnam War protests to Nixon’s War on Drugs, this drug has seen mixed opinions in this country. It … Continue reading Illegalize Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut
Imagine: you finish eating one day, go to wash your hands, and turn on the faucet. You scream. A fireball is bursting out. This became reality for Jason and Debby Kline of Cleveland, who awoke one day to fizzing water and the next to fire shooting up to the ceiling. The smallest ember could have … Continue reading Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned In Residential Areas
We have all been thinking it and living it 2020 the worst year ever, if I could I would give up the memories I made throughout the last 8 or so months to go back to normal. But would I? That’s the question I have been trying to answer for the last 3 or 4 … Continue reading Free write – 2020 The year of craziness Griffin
Mental health is very important, especially in kids. At times, it’s not that noticeable if a child is feeling depressed or stressed out. “Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012.4” stated by the Centers … Continue reading Should Parents Be More Supportive of Their Child’s Mental Health?
The question has been asked if the way a classroom is decorated affects the way a student learns. I feel that sometimes our classrooms can be over decorated. This over decoration which is fun to look at and brings life and warmth to children’s classrooms can also be the cause of distractions. Classrooms such as … Continue reading Does the way a classroom is decorated affect the way students learn?
Over the weekend, I created a lot of videos, played video games, played outside (A LOT), played board games with my sister and dad, and watched T.V. I really find creating videos to be fun, but sometimes I don’t know what to make one about. I had a lot of ideas this weekend, and made … Continue reading My Boring Weekend
So far I have been really bored and just been spending a lot more time with my family like playing bored games with them or watching a movie. Also I have been playing basketball a lot more because I have a lot more free time because I’m not spending time with my friends because of … Continue reading Distance Learning Day 1
Wow. What a week it was, filled to the brim with nothingness. I did absolutely nothing, and felt empty. I miss my friends, and going to school. School brings meaning to my life, considering I don’t do anything else, besides gymnastics. I also miss Gymnastics. It was my way of releasing all of my energy … Continue reading Distance Learning Day 1 Writing
Over this long and gruesome break of the coronavirus I’ve been doing things I usually wouldn’t do on the normal day. I have been spending a lot of time with my family. We have been watching movies, playing board games, and going on walks. Also with my sister we have been passing around a soccer … Continue reading Distancing Learning Day 2
It was a Friday. Everyone was rejoicing and rumbling when the day had finally ended. But I wasn’t. I was too excited to feel rejoice and rumble about. I was too focused on the day that lay ahead. Open Gym. Open Gym was a program that a place called Vasi’s, which is a place where … Continue reading The Backflip
It was a cool, sunny afternoon. My family and I went skiing at Mount Southington. We were in the car. Man, I thought, I haven’t gone skiing since I was 3. I hope I don’t get hurt. And it was true. I hadn’t gone skiing in a long time, and I could just barely remember … Continue reading Ski Day