Argentinian Exchange Trip!

July 6, 2011

Hey everyone! A month ago, I had the pleasure of attending an exchange trip to Argentina. While I was there, I was able to truly experience a new culture – from everything such as the language to the food and architecture. Some of the really interesting things I learned were – Read the rest of this entry »

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The Last Day of of Being a Freshman…

June 9, 2011

MOST people may wait and wait until summer starts, but I dread the last day of school! No, I’m not one of those people for which school is the highlight of my day but, I’m not very fond of endings. When I read a book, I read the last page halfway through. Just so I’ll be prepared, and the last day stretches out 4 days for me, four days of hugs, four days of good bye, and four days of crying. Read the rest of this entry »


Royal Wedding – Reactions

May 5, 2011

So, last week, I was helping the 3rd grader that I tutor study for his EOGs. He is in an English as a Second Language program, so he was having some trouble with the reading. When we got to a story about the American Revolution, he came across the word “Britain.” He seemed kind of confused with the word; it seemed as if he had never seen it before. I asked him, “Do you know anything about Great Britain? It’s a powerful country in Europe.” He shook his head, implying that he didn’t. I then asked him, “Have you heard anything about the Royal Wedding?” He proceeded to answer animatedly, talking enthusiastically about the wondrous occasion. This just shows how big the Royal Wedding has gotten. These are a few aspects/effects of this wedding that I thought were really interesting – Read the rest of this entry »


Earthworms. lol jk. APRIL FOOLS. April Fools.

April 6, 2011

So, having a test in Geometry class on the same day of a midterm in Biology. . . not that fun. ESPECIALLY when on the board it says “HW for March 31st: book page 310 #7-87, book page 278 #45-90 odds, book page 456 #25-75 and Packet Pages 4-8.” FUN. But then, the moment of relief when your student teacher passes out a little slip of paper that saves your weekend.

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Teen Newsletter needs you!

March 15, 2011

Did you know that West Regional Library has a teen newsletter called The Splash and they’re looking for contributors?  All content is authored by teens, and the library’s teen advisory board puts it together.  All teen, all the time.  Check out the latest issue here.  The Splash features artistic and written work by local teens. They accept:

  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Digital or Traditional Artwork
  • Photography
  • Book Reviews
  • Riddles/Jokes
  • Comics
  • Questions for Ask Elizabeth, an Advice Column

There are two easy ways to submit your work. Email thesplashsubmit@gmail.com
OR
Drop off your work in person in the Teen Section of West Regional Library in Cary.  Please include your Name, Title of Work, Age and/or Grade.


Southeast Regional Reads: Sold

June 24, 2010

*This blog post got Jasmine a ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*

Sold by Patricia McCormick

This novel is set in rural area of Nepal and a 13 year old girl named Lakishma is trafficked by her stepfather. Her owner sells her into India which leaves her with no hope in escaping. While trapped she is raped and beaten in order to make money for her “aunty”. She makes friends with the group of girls staying there and these friendships help her survive before they escape with the help of an American. An awesome read that explores the side of human trafficking.

Teen Reviewer: Jasmine, Southgate Library


Website for Aspiring Writers

February 18, 2010

Are you in the midst of writing a great manuscript? Want some feedback? Want to read what other teens are writing? Check inkpop.com! It’s an online social networking site run by HarperCollins. They say ” inkpop members play a critical role in deciding who will land a publishing contract with HarperCollins. Whose work will you help rise to the top?” Sounds like a lot of fun…get your stuff out there and see what happens!


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