Of the many games that exist currently, one of my favorites is chess. It is a game that has been around for thousands of years. Currently, it is played by millions of people, with some even devoting their careers to it in hopes that they will become the next chess champion.
Following the global spread of TikTok, videos have become the most important form of content. From copy cats like Instagram Reels to Youtube Shorts, videos have become a necessity for living and learning in a 21st century world. However, the school’s recent proposal to eliminate all forms of videos in classrooms threatens student’s abilities to engage meaningfully with this critical form of media.
Have you ever been to one of your friend’s house and they said, “Are you okay with having an animal around you? It’s a…” I don’t know about you, but I certainly have.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Squares TV Ad is the worst piece of video media ever produced in the history of mankind. Every time I watch it, an intense wave of rage and hatred sweeps through me. To clarify, I am not exaggerating.
G, G, G, E♭—F, F, F, D. Recognize this tune? Well, if you play the piano, then you would definitely instantaneously recognize the tune. The tune to which I’m referring to is Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 5 (the one that goes: dun dun dun DUNNN). If you could not figure out what that was, chances are you don’t play the piano, and it is to that I ask: “Why?”
‘The’ or ‘A’ sets the tone for a story. Can you feel the aura changing as soon as you hear ‘the,’ a definite, distinctive, person that we all should have known beforehand or ‘a,’ an arbitrary human randomly selected?
And opens the hard, leather cover.
The smell is of old papyrus,
Evoking clouds of nostalgia.More…
A few years ago, I watched Legally Blonde for the first time. I clearly remember fangirling over the protagonist, Elle Woods. She was smart, funny pretty: what more was there to ask for of a character? But what stays imprinted in my memory till this day isn’t Ms. Woods’ cleverness and charm, but the climax of this movie…
My favorite places outside of my home are bookstores, all kinds of them, from the ones that are big and showy, right in the middle of a busy business street and with lots of people reading a book or enjoying a cup of coffee, to the ones located in the end of a small and quiet road, run by one smiling manager behind the checkout counter and with only a few frequent visitors every day.
There is an eight-year-old going to school, playing with her friends, and living a normal life. An eight-year-old immersed in her world — learning about the arm bones, animals in the world, and basic multiplication — is told that her grandfather had cancer.
Launching rockets with multi-million-dollar satellites on top from Florida’s beautiful Space Coast. Sending space probes to the moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt, and beyond. Landing rovers on the red planet to seek signs of ancient microbial life. Performing priceless scientific research in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. These are all leaves and branches that grow from the expansive trees of “space exploration” and “spaceflight.”
Most public high schools have at least twenty students in one class, and the connection classmates form with each other can be just as important as those formed with the teacher. When they feel comfortable socially, students can help each other learn by sharing their thoughts and ideas with each other.
Since the 1950s, Americans have strived to be ahead in the international space race, competing with other countries to reach new places in space and now trying to innovate in space tourism, flying regular people out of our humble homes and into the vast cosmos.
As a child, I couldn’t wait till the day I turned thirteen, to finally become a teenager. The teenage years are glorified everywhere. Movies and books are all about the adventures of teenagers. From Harry Potter to Nancy Drew, I was drawn into exciting stories of adolescent adventures.
Since musicians are often viewed as the embodiment of poverty, students and parents wonder if universities should help music majors specialize in more practical jobs or completely eradicate a traditional music major course, allowing for more career path flexibility.
Each year, humans produce enough food to feed ten billion people, but much of that food is wasted, which contributes to global warming. Growing my own food would ensure that I would be more sustainable. Gardening is a very educational project that would teach me a lot of interesting facts.
The temperature of the planet slowly rises, bit by bit. Racism becomes more widespread as small actions pile up, clearly displaying our society’s flaws. People forget the past, allowing history to repeat itself. This is because nobody likes to think about uncomfortable subjects.
Status symbols are used to portray someone’s social rank, and there are many reasons why these status symbols are attractive. To some people, status symbols may seem useless while to others, status symbols are very important
Children should be having fun during their childhood, but school limits this. In his poem “The Schoolboy”, William Blake uses analogies to spread his opinion of children being restricted from having fun or growing healthily during school.
From novels to comics, reading offers a varied assortment of entertainment options for people to immerse themselves in–an alternative reality of captivating stories. Reading, a disputed activity, has sparked debates between people, some arguing for the art behind books and literature, while others aren’t able to appreciate or enjoy books.
As the students get on the bus to volunteer at a poor nearby school, some students slump toward the bus while others continue laughing with their friends like they hold no regard for volunteering.
High Schools Should Teach Math
by A. W., Palo Alto
During study hall, unsure students discuss among each other: “What did you get for question 5 on the physics worksheet?” Others have already given up on their engineering homework and have stooped to consulting the answer key.
How Math Steals Time From Your Education
by A. W., Palo Alto
Four years of mandatory math is unnecessary for a person’s success later on in life. Middle school teaches students Algebra, the most advanced subject in math a person will need if he plans to work on a non-STEM related job.
In the past 60 years, the average total annual work hours of U.S. citizens has decreased by about 200 hours, and it is projected to continue to decrease in the near future.
Success has no restrictions: every victory counts, regardless if it’s winning a basketball game in one’s youth or becoming a millionaire in old age. However, the topic of success stirs up hot debate.
Climate change is a hotly debated topic, and rather than pushing for actual change, many people deny it is real or instead blame population growth without any meaningful discussions.
My friend and I had known each other from 6th grade. We sat next to each other in math class, and our friendship started from there. Soon, we would go to each other’s houses every other week to either play Bridge together or just have dinner.
When I hear the words “growing older,” my mind is flooded with thoughts of going to college and spending hours upon hours with my nose in a textbook, studying for midterms and finals. I think of writing resumes, attending job interviews, and maybe even paying for the rent of my first apartment.
Cultures all over the world memorialize death in different manners, from the celebratory style of Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos to the solemn ceremony of the United States. Typically, cultures memorialize the death after the person in question passes away, only mentioning it in events such as funerals.
One day, my mom and dad told us that we were going to travel to China in the summer. The day before the trip, both Daniel and I were very excited. We packed our suitcases and went to sleep earlier than usual because our flight was early in the morning. However, I lay in bed, unable to sleep because I was so thrilled.
Today, there is a huge diversity of video games, from Life is Strange, a time travel graphic adventure that explores the consequences of the “butterfly effect” to Undertale, an indie role-playing game that encourages pacifism. Yet video games were also amazing in the past.