"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>

Journal Writing Project: Not just a ‘New’ Year


By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project



Most people are aware of and participate in the tradition of a “New Year’s Resolution.” Whether you want to exercise more, spend more time with your family, or be a little more adventurous, New Year’s resolutions can cover just about every aspect of one’s life.

The earliest recorded “New Year” was in Mesopotamia in 2000 b.c.e and was celebrated around mid-March near the vernal equinox. The current “New Year” on January 1 started around 153 b.c.e in Rome. The first “New Year’s Resolution” is believed to have been done by the Babylonians. It was a time to reflect on the mistakes they had made and to correct their ways.

New Year’s resolutions are not just something that you do to get better, but to look back on your life the last year. You can look back and see what you did and did not like about your life and change an aspect of your life going forward.

A New Year’s resolution is almost like practice for when one is growing old. Oftentimes people look back on their lives when they are in their advanced years. They look back and remember what they have done in their life. Have they lived a full life? Has their life had meaning? What could they have done differently? A New Year’s resolution is a chance to look back on your life and ask similar questions. What do I like about my life? What can I do differently to make my life better? A New Year’s resolution is different in that you still have time to change how you are living your life. When, for example, an introvert is older and wishes that they had been more out-going in their 20’s and 30’s it is likely too late to change. Take advantage of the New Year’s resolution while you still can.

A New Year’s resolution is a time to look back on your life and change it for the better so you can look back on your time on the earth with pride and dignity. Do not miss the opportunity that you have next year to make a change. Make your life better for this next year, you won’t regret it.

Jeremiah Munson is a student at Rushford-Peterson High School. He is one of five area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its sixteenth year.

Journal Writing Project: Secret Santa

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Lanesboro is a truly unique community with a very fun atmosphere year round. Many people are aware of Lanesboro’s various town festivities such as Buffalo Bill Days, Rhubarb Fest, and Art in the Park, but the activities that ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Writing Project: Fascinations

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Why do we as people become thoroughly enthralled in sports? This obsession has become a huge money making industry. According to Forbes(2014) the average NFL team is worth 1.43 billion. Most people don’t think twice about this. They love to watc ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Writing Project: Fascinations

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Why do we as people become thoroughly enthralled in sports? This obsession has become a huge money making industry. According to Forbes(2014) the average NFL team is worth 1.43 billion. Most people don’t think twice about this. They love to watc ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Writing Project: It is the giving season

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Have you done your good deed for the day? If not, you can stop by the Mabel-Canton High School Gym and pick out an ornament off the Christmas in Fillmore County tree! The ornaments have pictures on them of gifts that are needed. O ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Writing Project: It is the giving season

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Have you done your good deed for the day? If not, you can stop by the Mabel-Canton High School Gym and pick out an ornament off the Christmas in Fillmore County tree! The ornaments have pictures on them of gifts that are needed. O ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Remembering those lost

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Everything changed for the families of 26 people on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Early in the morning while Sandy Hook Elementary School was in session, a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school. The police be ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Remembering those lost

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

Everything changed for the families of 26 people on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Early in the morning while Sandy Hook Elementary School was in session, a 20 year old man named Adam Lanza, shot his way into the school. The police be ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Problems with an old school

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

The Rushford-Peterson School District just passed their new school referendum this past election. Many members of the community had heard different reasons for why the referendum should be passed but perhaps could not fully grasp the need. Some of ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | > | >>