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Mar 10, 2021

MIGRATING MENNONITES

By |2021-03-10T12:19:38-08:00March 10, 2021|, |1 Comment

In English 11 in October, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. The [...]

Feb 22, 2021

DANCING IN THE RAIN

By |2021-02-22T15:55:54-08:00February 22, 2021|, |4 Comments

In English 11 last October,  Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. The [...]

Aug 28, 2018

FALLING UP THE STAIRS: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #10

By |2018-08-29T16:07:19-07:00August 28, 2018||0 Comments

BY STEVEN KRUK Ninth grade was a tough time of falling down or up the stairs repeatedly. Every day, I received a new bruise. There was one staircase that had it in for me; every time I would walk down or up them, I would fall. Halfway through the second month of school, I was [...]

Aug 21, 2018

BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #9

By |2018-08-29T09:13:17-07:00August 21, 2018||0 Comments

BY JOSH REMPEL The culture of Instagram is happy yet deceiving. Despite the positive energy oozing out of every profile, comment section, and story, many people secretly obsess over their Instagram profiles. How could such a seemingly positive platform be a battleground for popularity and self-worth? This is forced positivity. Personally, since my reluctant download [...]

Aug 14, 2018

WHOEVER I WANT: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #8

By |2018-08-22T08:38:37-07:00August 14, 2018||0 Comments

BY MARIA VAN WOERDEN Unwritten Expectations I’ve learned that the pressure of this world is too strong. Going into high school brought on too many expectations that I couldn’t meet. With all these pressures, I was feeling trapped and I needed a way to escape. That’s when I really found my passion for books. Teresa [...]

Aug 7, 2018

MAN VS NATURE: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #7

By |2018-08-16T16:39:06-07:00August 7, 2018||0 Comments

BY JUDAH FUNK I'm not a very social person and I don’t think that’s a downside to my personality. When other people are out having fun at the mall, I'm either in my house playing video games or skateboarding. Sometimes, because of where we live and all the beautiful mountains, I will just stare into [...]

Jul 31, 2018

HE HOLDS THE MAP: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #6

By |2018-08-16T16:38:58-07:00July 31, 2018||4 Comments

BY ANNABELLE VANDERKOOI Recently, I painted a self-portrait symbolizing my relationship with God. In my painting there are three fish skeletons swimming in a dull but starry galaxy. Each fish swimming around my black and white painted face represents one of the Trinity: The Father, The Son, and The Holy spirit. The fish skeletons swimming [...]

Jul 24, 2018

NONNA’S KITCHEN: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #5

By |2018-08-16T16:38:52-07:00July 24, 2018||0 Comments

BY MATTHEA BELTRAME Italian culture has always been a big part of my life. We are known for being loud, lively, dark haired, and most of all, we cook amazing food. My Italian grandmother, who we call “Nonna,” is the last of our family who actually grew up and immigrated to Canada from Salvarosa, Italy [...]

Jul 10, 2018

A PROBLEMS SOLUTION: THIS I BELIEVE SUMMER SERIES #3

By |2018-07-17T11:12:01-07:00July 10, 2018||0 Comments

BY DAVID WILLIAMSON The struggles of math As a child, up until grade 6, I was home schooled. I dreaded getting up and starting the rigorous day filled with grammar, book reviews, social studies and new mathematical concepts. My days started off with my parents awakening me from my deep slumber to go on an early seven o'clock run. Following this, I began my studies. While I may not have been always focused, I [...]

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