New semester, new novel

New semester, new novel

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Lindsay Weimer | The Feather Online

Sophomore Alyssa Reese begins reading “The House On Mango Street”, Jan. 10.

English II starts off the new semester by beginning a new book titled “The House On Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, Jan. 10.

English and yearbook teacher, Andrea Donaghe, assigned students ten questions to get background information on Cisneros to give students a pictures of what her life was like.

Cisneros is a Mexican-American writer. Her most popular book is “The House on Mango Street.” Over six million copies were sold and won the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award in 1985. Cisneros earned her bachelor of arts degree at Loyola University Chicago 1976. Cisneros also received a masters in fine arts at University of Iowa in 1978 and has founded two non-profit organizations.

In the first semester, sophomores read two other books, “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom, and “Night” by Elie Wiesel.

Students in Donaghe’s English II class also studied poetry and nursery rhymes in the first semester. Students were put into groups and assigned a nursery rhyme to create a thinking map. The class discovers the real meaning behind the nursery rhyme and it’s plot.

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Paige Provost
“The people that say your dreams are impossible have already quit on theirs” - Grant Cardon. Sophomore Paige Provost has dreamt of becoming a veterinarian as long as she can remember and will not let anything stand in her way. Joining The Feather photojournalism team has opened a path for Provost to further her skills in writing and photography as she hopes to use those skills to own and operate her own clinic some day. Outside of her education Provost commits her time to her cheer squad and continues to master piano which she has played for 11 years.

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  1. Brynlee January 18, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

    great post paige!

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