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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 background, and goose bumps cover your arms as the sub-zero temperatures sneak up on you. Christmas is a time of year that is unique to each individual. Traditions, family, and friends are what set everyone’s Christmas’ apart from another.

Depending on what one’s background is, there are several ways to celebrate the Christmas season. Traditions are a way to remember past holidays and make memories for years to come. Traditions can include cooking three days in a row to prepare for a holiday feast, playing games with loved ones, opening presents, indulging in holiday goodies and delicacies that you only get to treat yourself to once a year, or even eating out at the same restaurant.

Traditions remind us of past friends and family that could not be around for another year; traditions also remind us of the past and excite us for the future. For example, each year my family has three extended family Christmas gatherings that we attend, each with their own significance.

The Christmas Eve gathering includes extended family members on the maternal side of the family where we participate in a grab bag gift exchange, play lots of card games, and eat tons of food. Another tradition occurs on Christmas Day when the paternal side of the family sits around a large table built especially for Christmas by grandpa. We congregate in the shed to have a delicious lunch with refreshments from an old-fashion claw foot bathtub, play bingo, and open presents. The third party is usually the weekend after Christmas, with my immediate family and maternal grandparents. This is when we eat another great meal, play more cards, visit the neighbors which happen to also be distant family members, and open gifts.

Family; they may get on your nerves but around the holidays no one can be angry with one another. There will always be a cousin or uncle that drives you crazy, however Christmas has a way of bringing everyone together. This holiday alone brings families and friends from across the nation, even across the world, together. No other time of the year has this much of an impact on bringing people together the way this holiday season does through present giving and receiving, amazin .....
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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
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

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
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

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
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

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
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 ..... 
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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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