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Journal Writing Project: No time like show time


By Emily Brumm

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

There are many advantages of attending a small school. In large schools students usually are forced to pick one group or activity to focus on. Small schools give students, like me, a chance to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. For most, these things include everything from sports to yearbook to drama club.

One of the most exciting activities for me this time of year is One Act. For those of you who don’t know, One Act is a play competition that includes schools from all over the area. Every school chooses a one act play to perform in front of an audience and three judges. Like any other competition there are strict rules each play must adhere to. These rules, just like sports, are set by the Minnesota State High School League. They include simple rules from no play can last longer than 35 minutes to small intricate rules like no real food, beverages, or anything that may spill is allowed to be used.

There are two competitions before the final state competition. In the sub-section competition the top two schools advance. After that, the section competition, allows only one team to move on. At state things change, however. They don’t place the schools. Instead they star them. If the judges believe a school has presented an exceptional play, they award them a star.

Though they are short, cast and crew alike put hours of hard work and preparation into these plays. One of the advantages I’ve had going to a school with a small drama department is getting to be involved in all aspects. This means I learn everything, including set construction, acting, stage makeup techniques, how to style hair, how to put on wigs, lights, and sound. Though it means a lot of extra work and time, I’m glad I am able to be a part of all aspects of the production.

It’s hard for me to even imagine how my life would be without sports, theatre, student council, and all the other events I enjoy in my off-time. Though small schools do have disadvantages like any other school, I am thankful for the unique opportunities I get. I think in my future, having been a part of so many things will benefit me and make me a better rounded individual. Throughout my many years in theatre I have enjoyed playing every part, from romantic Shakespearean characters to murderous old women.

Emily Brumm is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal .....
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Journal writing project: Shimmering lights

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Hundreds of green, red, and white streams of light twinkle off in separate directions, fresh pine aroma surrounds the room, the exploding taste of peppermint lines the inside of your mouth, Michael Bublé whispers “Deck the Halls” in the backgro ..... 
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Journal writing project: Unique community

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Canton is a unique community because of the different styles of farming and agriculture. Every day I see something new in the country around me - whether it is farmers out planting corn or beans, Amish buggies slowly passing the house, or small plan ..... 
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Journal writing project: Technology...A way of life

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
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Denotative definition of Technology: The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. The connotative definition of Technology: A way of life. How many times a day do you find yourself using electronics? If you really think about it, ..... 
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Journal writing project: Life as a Honeybee

By Lydia Geving

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
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By Lydia Geving Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be something else in this life? Maybe you’ve thought about living a celebrity lifestyle and filming your life on a reality television show or marrying into the royal family like Prin ..... 
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Journal writing project: The Fillmore Central Life

By Kirby O’Connor

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

I’m a senior at Fillmore Central High School. I’ve lived my whole life in the towns of Preston and Harmony. There is nothing I love more than my school. With that being said this is one of the more exciting fall seasons for me in my high school ..... 
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Journal writing project: Molly or Death?

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
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Recently a new drug named Molly, formerly known as Ecstasy, has been re- introduced to our culture. Molly is a drug that causes euphoria in a person’s brain that makes hormones amplify, leaving the person feeling happy and full of energy. If s ..... 
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The scariest time of the year

By Emily Brumm

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

For almost everyone, this is one of the scariest times of the year. With the cold nights, creepy stories, haunted houses and scary movies, there is no question why. For many high school seniors, however, this time can be a frightening time for a who ..... 
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Journal writing project: In this day-and-age

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
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In this day-and-age, people are so busy moving, just going and going until they make themselves sick. This isn’t much of a surprise, considering technology is basically forcing people to keep looking forward with a new iPhone or tablet every other ..... 
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