The finish line is in sight for many and the countdown to graduation continues for seniors. With less than three months of school left, a feeling of dreariness and boredom sets in. I would like to encourage everyone to continue working their hardest and push through the monotony.
Three years ago, I never thought my English skills would improve to this point; they are not perfect, but much, much better than I thought I’d achieve. I have been learning English since second grade in Chinese primary school in Baotou, China; I started seven years ago, almost half my age. For a lot of Chinese students, learning English has always been one of their most difficult subjects. I know that, as I was in that situation a few years ago. The way we learn English is much different from the way Americans become educated: our way is not really ideal.
Sometimes a moment seems like it will last forever, until you realize every second that slipped away will never be brought back. Looking back to when I came to Fresno Christian Schools as a freshman, I felt like I would be a high school student forever and was wanting to graduate every single day. However, time has slipped away from me. Now as a senior who is leaving campus in two months, I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. When I heard the news of Kobe Bryant's death, the feeling that time is precious became stronger in my mind.
Dubai, considered the wealthiest city of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), originated as a "land of sand". The city became rich when oil was found in 1966 and leaders jumped on the opportunity to expand and invest their money in tourism. Dubai is one of the few cities in the Middle East that is open to welcoming tourists. However, it must be noted that with the allowance comes the responsibility to be sensitive to the Islamic ways that dominate much of Dubai's culture.
On the first day of class my senior year, I opened the classroom door and the security guard sat there again. After some introduction and chat, I learned that he is the boss of this organization. Adviser Greg Stobbe is the great professor in the movies, even though I thought he was just a security guard.
Day to day, without energy and barely any drive to go any longer, the journey of life pushes people in uncomfortable and tough situations. With the stress of doing things right, and performing to the best of our ability at home, school, athletics, and church drains us.
If someone was asked, "What’s success?” Hundreds of people could have hundreds of varied answers. Diverse definitions of success apply to different individuals.
Death is inevitable. It can not be run from or escaped. But it is significant no matter the timing. Sometimes people can feel as if a pet passing is not significant enough to mourn. But it is, a pet loves you, looks after you and is often considered family.
Something about my junior year didn't seem right. I felt as though my free time was growing more and more every day. I decided to get out of my comfort zone and expand my knowledge by becoming a journalist for my school's newspaper.
I have always strove to be a better version of myself throughout high school and tried many things. I never thought The Feather Online would build me into the person I am today.