"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"-Plato
The dictionary defines influence as "the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone." Influence is a simple word also defined by our personal interpretations of how a person makes us feel. A feeling that can leave us changed forever. An influence may be found in the way a person helps mold our career plans or our daily conduct. It's a lasting impact that moves us from point A in our life, to point B. We begin as someone completely different from the individual we turn out to be on the other side. High ...
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." –Calvin Coolidge
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." ~Johann Schiller
"I said to my soul be still and wait without hope; for hope would be hope for the wrong thing.''-T.S Eliot.
I, like any normal person, have my list of complaints, my daily doses of "woe is me" fits. I complain when the light turns red, and I am in a hurry. I, as a student, complain when a certain grade isn't reached or the teacher gives me and my peers "too much homework." Honestly, minuscule complaints in comparison to real problems that deserve grievances.
As my senior year draws to a close, I've come to the realization that no matter where you go, you will always have someone in a position of authority over you. Being a student for 12 years means that I have been under the authority of many teachers- some wonderful and some not quite so.
Confidence is the key to many things in life: fashion, decisions, sticky situations, public speaking and the list goes on. Confidence is being sure of yourself, being certain that no matter what happens you did the best you possibly could. Frankly, you can't go wrong with confidence. So when I see people walking around like they are defeated, I just want to tell them that a little confidence could completely transform their demeanor. If you act confident, soon you will be confident.
It's crunch time! For most seniors in our county, most are experiencing the dreaded "senioritis." Students across the county, including me, are faced with many difficult decisions that will ultimately impact the rest of our lives. Decisions such as where to go to college, what to major in, whether to go straight into the work force, or joining the armed forces.
Hi, my name is Blythe Neal and I am an eighth grader at Camden Middle School. Let me tell you about myself. I play clarinet in the band, was a 2010 CMS cheerleader, run cross country for CHS, and have taken dance for 12 years including jazz, contemporary, ballet/pointe, tap, hip hop and musical theatre with the Southern Strutt dance company. I am also a member of the Camden Junior Shag Club and the SC Junior Shag Association. Currently, I am your Miss Camden Teen 2011 and will be competing in July 2011 for the title of Miss Teen ...
Why is purity no longer valued? I've often asked myself this question, especially through my high school years. Now, purity has become an "old-fashioned" way of living; a virtue that is ridiculed and scoffed at. Just last semester I was laughed at for wearing my purity ring, a symbol that says I will wait for marriage.
When you were a child, what theme park did you always dream about going to? Every time the commercial came on, you would ask your parents, "Can we go there one day?" Hopefully, you were thinking of Disney World!
Did you know that out of the 6 billion people on this planet, 2.1 billion of those people live on less than $2 a day? And out of those people, 880 million live on less than $1 a day? I didn't know that either. But when I heard those statistics, I realized a few things.
I love this time of the year! Riding through town, seeing the Christmas Lights, and seeing the hustle-and-bustle of holiday shopping, but most of all, I love the Christmas music. I don't know what it is about that type of music, but it seems to always put people in a better mood. After doing some reading on traditional Christmas music, I found some very interesting facts.
Life is a journey that was never meant to be traveled alone -- we would never make it if that were the case. We all need that someone who will never forsake us; that person that will be there until the end of the passage, through the pleasant weather and the storms. This person is what I like to title, the Encourager. These are the people that would rather face the obstacles with you, than leave you to endure life's treacherous and precarious paths on your own. Just like Frodo had Sam, we would never complete our journeys without the ...
Considering my occupation as a meager student in high school, I've had few chances to partake in managerial positions. I suppose that's a ...
It is that time of year again when school pageants are in full swing -- shopping for outfits, having alterations made, making appointments for hair, nails ...
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