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Friday, January 17, 2014

Feature article

2014 Winter Carnival is arriving to Freeport High School soon. Many students are highly spirited, but in the same time, they are dispirited. It seems that this year, the school are limiting the amount of decoration in the hall way because some students are troubled by the colors in the hall. The decoration in the hallway is like an alternate way of boosting up the spirit of each grade from freshmen to seniors. Without the decorations, the event will be too plain and the spirits of student will be drained.
There are also paper that students has to sign in order for them to participate in the event. If students hasn't turn in the paper before the day of Winter Carnival, they will stay in a room until the school is over. I interviewed one of the student in FHS named Tyler and asked how he felt about no decoration this year. Tyler said "that would suck" if there are no decoration. He also said that "during the past three year of my high school life, this has never happen before."
There are students that didn't know about this problem and some students just doesn't care. I as a senior, personally think the problem was signing up paper just to participate in the event. The event is not a trip to anywhere or something that important that needed parent to sign. I felt that this year, not many students will come to school and participating the event.
In conclusion, student at FHS is depressed because of no decoration during winter carnival and signing a paper to participate is not a good idea.

College essay

My mom told me that I should call my grandparent and ask how are they. In my mind, all I could think about is what my grandparent and I could talk about. It’s been a few year since I’ve seen them. My mom said “your grandma and grandpa won’t be around forever, talk to them while you still got the chance”. As I dial, the phone ringing, I remember growing up as a clumsy kid and still are sometimes. I use to get sick and hurt a lot. While my parents are away from home. My grandparent always take care of me. My grandma is a nurse and grandpa is a herb doctor. They both retired. When I get sick, I get sick very badly. My grandma will carry me to the hospital near by and my grandpa will go buy the herbs and boil for me to drink and take a bath with it. I couldn’t thank them enough for taking care of me these years.
After the phone call got through, I ask how they are doing. They told me that they are doing fine. But in reality, they were getting sick as the year goes by. They didn’t want me to worry about them. They asked when will I travel back to China and visit them. I told them after I graduated from highschool. The last time I traveled back to China, I was not able to spend much time with them. I regreted that. But there was a day, that I decided to walk to the park with them. In the park, there were many elders. They put music on and dance with the group. My grandparent was in one of those group. They introduced me to the other elders and I was happy to know them.
As the music starts and my grandparent start to dancing with the other elder. during that time, my curiousity started to build up in my mind. I never knew 70 years old grandparent would had such social life. I got so curious that I immdiately ask them question after they done dancing. I asked them what they been doing during their free time. They told me that, other elders would come over and have conversation about their youth, my grandpa would play Chinese chess with other elder and my grandma would play pokers with the neighbors or cook bread.
After the call ended, I was very glad that I talked to them. They made me remember what they taught me. They taught me how to appreciate life and how to respect others. They and my parent are the one who raised me up as the person I am today. It’s my turn to take care of them. I can’t wait until next summer after I graduate from highschool