The Catalyst

a color pencil drawing by Vaneeza Vaneeza will be a senior.  She says, “I’ve loved art basically ever since I learned how to properly hold a pencil. I tend to draw whatever thoughts occupy my mind in that particular moment. Loving music as well, I often find inspiration within songs and artists that I just can’t…

The Golden Girl

a flash fiction piece by Michaela It seems funny when you think about the irony of wheels.  There was once a time when the sounds of crushing gravel would send a chill down your spine.  Now it brings a message of freedom, but it doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it. Can you…

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education “Story”

by Mind/Shift “The world’s top performing organizations achieve their goals by offering a rich blend of culture, work, and engagement that deeply enrolls employees in the mission and purpose of the organization, attracts highly motivated, committed individuals to join a rewarding social network, and infuses the journey to success with joy and passion. That results…

Apostrophe to an Apostrophe

by Anirudh Oh apostrophe … What would I do without you? I can’t show possession in my essays. Also you are the top in everything. This is why you go on the top of everything that needs possession. You influence our lives everyday. Thank you apostrophe for your uniqueness. I just found out that your…

Why Our Education System Needs to Change

a LinkedIn post by Vallab There is a problem with the education system in America. We all know it, but we disagree on what exactly that problem is and what the perfect solution should be. Today, with advancement in science and technology doubling every decade, there is more pressure on students than ever before to keep…

Uplifting Cross-Stitch Designs

by Tara Tara will be a senior.  She says, “I learned to cross-stitch a few years ago from my friend’s mom. I like patterns that have animals or inspirational quotes in them. The materials are cotton thread, a cotton mesh canvas, a needle, and the pattern. They take a long time to make, so I…

STEM Connections

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  If we were to be fully inspired by this assertion, where would our imaginations lead us?  How could scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) knowledge be used in conjunction with imagination?  The following links provide some answers.  What are your responses?  How will you use…