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Journal Writing Project: Preparing for college


By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

For many high school seniors they believe that they know what to expect when they go off and start their new life in college. This is not normally the case due to the fact that in high school many things are different, such as the fact that the student has to figure out a way to pay for the classes that he/she is taking. In some cases this will cause the student to understand that although they are in college without their parents telling them to go to class, it is their responsibility to step up and become the adult.

While people are in high school they normally have seven classes in a day unless the school has a block schedule. This is where students only have four classes that last an hour and a half. These classes are back to back where the student has to go from one class to another. Although when you make it to college an advisor help set the schedule of classes throughout the week. Most of the time all of the classes will not be back to back everyday.

While signing up for classes, I myself found the shock that I only have two classes a day, and most days my class doesn’t start until ten or noon. Just the thought of not having to go from class to class and have teachers watch your every move to make sure that all the students are in classes and not skipping. Before this I believed that I was completely ready to go to college and know what to expect but I don’t. I don’t believe that any freshman in college really know what to expect until they get to college. I am grateful to everybody who has helped me throughout high school to prepare me to head off into the world and discover what it is that I enjoy and want to do for the rest of my life. I encourage all seniors to tell the people who have played a big role in your life “thank you” for everything that they have done.

Stephanie Phillips is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of five area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its sixteenth year.

Journal Writing Project: Rare, spectacular and under-recognized

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

There are billions of inhabitants on this earth with many amazing abilities and talents. Yet most people know of only a few or none of these creatures. We get so caught up in our lives that we rarely stop to think about who we are sharing our plane ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Growing Up in a Small Town

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

By Gabrielle Sand Dear residents of 55954, Being a senior in high school and graduating next month, I have had a lot of time reflect on my years at Mabel-Canton. There has always the ups and the downs, and I realize now that the ups outweigh the ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Dual enrollment

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Dual enrollment is when a high school student is taking a class for both college and high school credit. This is a good opportunity for high school students who are looking to further their education while they are still needing to complete their hi ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Herbs

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Bt Sara Vettleson-Trutza Think about this: a woman has a chronic illness. She takes a conventional medication and has been doing so for a long time. The medication works sometimes and does an okay job, but the ailment never seems to be working. Her ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Do animals deserve rights?

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

We all see the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States sad animal commercials on the television. They show sad and abused animals to spread the word about animal cruelty. There are thirty or more groups around the United States that suppor ..... 
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the gover ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Camera obscura

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Camera is latin for room, and obscura is latin for dark.(cameraobscura.co.uk, 2014) Basically it’s where an outside image is projected into a room upside down. It’s actually something very simple and easy to make. You could make one in your ow ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Cell Phones for Soldiers

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Do you have some newer or gently used cell phones you don’t use anymore just lying in a drawer at your house? The Mabel-Canton National Honor Society is doing another service project called Cell Phones for Soldiers. With this program, you can br ..... 
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