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Rising Needs

Rising Needs

At the beginning of 122, you asked us what a teacher was. People tossed around answers and for the most part, you agreed with them. Except you shied away from the idea that a teacher should inspire a student. Something to hope for yes, maybe. but not necessarily a norm. But it should be. Students are young and stupid. Too many of them don’t know what they have and what they’ll need. They need teachers to inspire them and challenge…

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Patterns

Patterns

Most of the stories that I’ve read seem to be reflective. The authors took up the voice of an adult looking back into the past. For some of them, the resentment had faded out but for others… you could still feel their frustration. The more positive ones, stories that had reached a conclusion, had gotten their answers were the most satisfying ones to read. When I read,  I get into it. I tap into the emotions that my eyes pick…

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Going Down the Rabbit Hole

Going Down the Rabbit Hole

Just like Alice, I fell down the d*** hole. After reading the first 10 stories written by my peers, I quickly began to notice the similarities between them. Mind you, the pieces that I choose were random and in no certain order. Everyone’s story seemed to be deeper than I thought that they would reach. And for the most part, everyone started out hating to read. And some still do. Maybe they haven’t found the right person yet to change…

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