Friday, April 13, 2007

Woe is me

I am having an absolutely impossible time finding dresses for semi-formal and prom. I'm going to both this year and so I have to get two dresses. AAAHHHH!!! I've tried every store around and nothing yet. I'm not being picky either. I just can't find anything pretty that fits and doesn't cost some outrageous sum of money. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

State Debate

I'm going to brag just a little bit here. I am one of the captains of my school's debate team, which I also helped to found earlier this year. I really enjoy competing and have done fairly well this year. The state championship tournament was this past weekend. And after, six rounds and completely losing my voice, my partner and I came in second! This is absolutely incredible considering it was only our third tournament ever. So I'm second in the state and it feels pretty good. We compete in public forum debate which is modeled after the style of political talk shows. Check out more about the Massachusetts Forensics League because it may just hold the meaning of life. I'll post a picture of the trophy when I'm not feeling too lazy. I think all the matzo balls are making me tired.

News Coverage

We have been getting major news coverage around here in the last couple of days. Check out these articles that were all published in MAJOR newspapers:
  • For Girls, It's Be Yourself, and Be Perfect, Too- this is all about the pressures of applying to college for high school girls, which I am all too familiar with. I know all the people who were quoted and mentioned in this article so you should definitely check it out.
  • How much school does $154.6 million buy?- This might seem funny to those of you out in the real world, but trust me, it's not as much fun to live through. Despite all of the school's problems, we have become very attached to it. It's not just any falling down old building, it's our falling down old building. I could have asked for a better place to spend these four years of my life.
  • Electives Required- It seems like we are always fighting to keep the classes that we love. They are what makes our school special. Again, I know the people featured in this article. It's a long battle, and almost all of it falls on the students.
Looking at all of this just reminds me how much I love my school and my friends. It's worth it to get to class at 7:50 every morning in a dilapidated, asbestos filled building, just to be part of Newton North.