December 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

What do you want to be remembered as by the end of senior year?


"Personally, I don't really care whether I'm remembered or not but if I were to be remembered as something, I would want to be remembered as genuine. I want to be seen as someone who was true to herself and never changed herself for the validation of others, to be seen as someone who was honest about how she felt no matter how vulnerable it made her. I want to be seen as someone who always spoke her mind and was unapologetic about it. A girl whose confidence sheered through her smile and illuminated the room, someone who was always kind to others even if the day wasn't so kind to her."



Sadia Mohamed(Senior) of Northwood High School





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Friday, December 22, 2017

How do you relate what you learn in school with everyday life?


“I find what I learn at school to be deeply relevant to our everyday lives. For instance, one day, I realized that my friend’s skin became dry and red dots appeared. At first, I thought it was because of an illness. However, I soon remembered what I learned in biology class. It came out that some of my friend’s skin cells were “hypertonic” and shriveled up. In order to assuage the phenomena on her skin, she began applying a skin care product that has “lipids.” Also, I learned about the price of meal in a buffet. In economy class, I learned that people are generally less satisfied with more abundant supply, so they wouldn’t eat as much in buffet as they expected. All these relationships between academics and everyday life makes me interested at what I learn at school.”



Sumin Kim (Senior) of Seoul Scholars International



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Friday, December 15, 2017

What are you most excited about now that you have been accepted to college and what will you miss most about high school?


"I am really excited to have the opportunity to explore my interests and passions in a new environment with new people and new opportunities in college. I’ll definitely miss my teachers who have helped me these past years and of course my friends who have supported and challenged me to become a better person every day."





Camille Zeraat (Senior) of Chantilly High School








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Friday, December 8, 2017

Dangers of deforestation


"It’s hard to believe that much of the earth was once covered with forest, including majority parts of U.S, Canada, and Europe. Today, there are only 22 percent of the forests remain. Deforestation help human’s life more comfortable by paving the ways, but it also carries many dangers to the environment and humans as well. One of the most serious problems is the habitat Loss. More than half of the animals that are near extinction are living in the forests, hunting for foods. However, with the invasion of human into their natural habitats, endangered species are suffering in order to get their basic needs, such as shelter and sources of food and water. By this, decreasing of animal’s viability and mass extinction events are the result. Humans should not destroy the forests just because of their profit. Those species in danger have rights to live in peaceful habitats where not much of deforestations are occurring. Since deforestation carries many of great damages, we should reduce the amount of destroying forests."









Jeong Yune Kim ( Freshman ) of Yeoksam School









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Saturday, December 2, 2017

My New School Life


"It is great! I like the fact of how the students get along with each other, even if they are in different grades. It is uncommon in Korean schools, since we have division between grades and call the older grades by “Hyeng” which means brother. Also, the teachers are very kind to us. There are many students who cannot speak english fluently, so the teachers sometimes help us after school with our assignments. Lastly, I think the food is good. The quality is better the ones in my previous Korean School."




Yoo Hwang (Sophomore) of Fayston Preparatory School of Seoul















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