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Journal writing project: In this day-and-age

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

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 month. This summer, I was lucky enough to attend the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC 2013), and it really made me take a second look at things. For example, I was looking for my news on the internet or the television, I barely gave the newspaper a second thought until it was brought to my attention that most people did the exact same thing.

Unfortunately, this problem not only affects newspapers, it affects literature, art, and even the performing arts! These are things that used to blossom, they used to be parts of everyday life. Back in the early 1900s, it was almost customary to read a newspaper, and it was just the coolest thing to see a play with real-life actors, maybe even a live performing orchestra. These days, newspapers are ignored while you scroll through the upcoming events on your phone, and forget about the theatre! Live performances can be recorded, and put up on the internet while the high school band and choir are all you really feel compelled to see.

We should just stop and take a second to enjoy the small things. At least one newspaper is available to you, take the chance to read it. In our small community, someone you know is bound to be in there, you might even be in there!

Some people reading this might be like, “This little kid is being preachy, she’s trying to tell me that my phone is evil!” I’m not trying to be preachy, I’m just stating my opinion, and hopefully I haven’t offended anyone by doing so. Also, I’m not little, I’m just fine, and furthermore, no, your phone is not evil (unless it’s as bad as my phone, then it just might be). All I’m trying to say is that we shouldn’t rely on our phones for everything. Why waste data when there’s a perfectly good and neatly folded newspaper near by?

Anna Christoph is a student at Fillmore Central High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fifteenth year.

Journal writing project: My unique community

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. ..... 
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Journal writing project: Fall food memories

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

What images and memories do you recall when you think of fall? Many might say the fall colors on the trees, while others think of the cool weather, hot cocoa and soup. Maybe you think of the apples and pumpkins ripening in the trees and fields, or t ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Spring Means Green, Usually

By Ashley Bue

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Ashley Bue With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and green grass, usually. It is already April and snow still covers the ground but do not despair, spring can still come in a different form. Spring can be anything you make it. Th ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - April Fish Day

By Megan Kiehne

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

By Megan Kiehne Hold still, there’s something crawling up your back! Gotcha, April Fools! Happy April Fools’ Day everyone. I hope you have been on your toes for those tricksters you know. Every year on April first we celebrate April Fools ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Failure, Yet Again?

By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Cody Hendrickson I know it is March Madness and all, but March gets me in the mood for one thing; baseball. Our Minnesota Twins began Spring Training at the beginning of this month and let’s just say that they aren’t the team they were last ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Taking time for ourselves

By Kristina Mengis

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kristina Mengis As our senior trip to Washington D.C. and graduation quickly approaches, it seems like there are so many things that need to be accomplished in a little amount of time. Every day it seems like I have a million more things to do, ..... 
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Time flies when you’re having fun

By Kirsten Ruen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

All my high school career leading up to this year I have heard multiple graduates say, “Senior year goes by in a flash. Make sure you cherish every single moment!” I didn’t think it was true. How could nine months fly by in a snap? Every other ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Peter Pan syndrome

By Erin Woods

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Erin Woods I’ve been battling myself lately. The thing is, I am a senior in high school and as I was growing up, I always had EVERYTHING figured out. I knew that I wanted to go to Winona State University for a degree in sports medicine and the ..... 
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