My School

March 5, 2010
By -Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 244 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous


School- a large jail cell where you are locked up with others instead of being locked up alone. Alone. What a strange concept amongst two-thousand people.
February 25, 2010, 7:51 A.M.
The bus arrives. We dejectedly walk through the crowds of teachers and miscellaneous students who, being nothing if not consistent, remain outside like every other day. Some wave to me, some just nod, but a majority just stare through me in such a way that I can’t help but wonder where their minds are. I shudder at the thought rather than the biting cold wind that howls mercilessly across the barren field and through the “protected” arches of our school. The front door offers little but the knowledge that another day is close at hand. I sigh, reach out, and pull the door handle. As I cross the threshold, I can’t help but think I just willingly walked into the gaping mouth of a beast. Ushered onward by the flood of people and the sheer number of bodies pressing against one another, I find myself in the beast’s stomach, more commonly referred to as the Atrium. Thirty-five feet tall and fifty feet across, this is the largest singular room in the entire school. Despite its immense size, I can imagine someone feeling claustrophobic at this time of day for of the approximately two-thousand people at my school, three-fourths of them choose here to meander around and have mindless conversation with their friends. Spreading around the Atrium are four hallways, cut off from the main area like spindle fibers leaving the central point of a spider’s web. I choose to walk down B-hall in the hopes that my best friend will be there… To be continued


The author's comments:
This is based off of my real school and is one way of viewing the events of day-to-day life. I hope you enjoy

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on Jan. 19 2012 at 11:01 pm
live.love.learn. SILVER, El Cajon, California
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Favorite Quote:
The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected - as ready to say I do not know, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality - to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.
I wish others to live their lives, too - up to their highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I'll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be radiant - to radiate life.
-Elbert Hubbard

great job i absolutely loved it

on Nov. 19 2010 at 11:39 am
writerscramp01 GOLD, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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I think a lot of people can relate to this, and can exclaim; "Wow! I totally understand! I feel that way too!", but would never know how to put it into words on their own. Good job once again, Kal!

-Kal- GOLD said...
on Aug. 2 2010 at 1:14 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 244 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

Thanks Sarah. :)

on Jul. 30 2010 at 8:07 am
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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I like your word choice a lot. My favorite is  '...miscellaneous students who, being nothing if not consistent, remain outside just like every other day.'

The underlined part I think is really really good, well done!


-Kal- GOLD said...
on May. 13 2010 at 9:36 pm
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 244 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

I really hate how clicky schools are.... 

 

Anyways, thanks for reading/commenting!!! :)


on May. 13 2010 at 7:09 am
ofpaintedroses GOLD, Berne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"How long is forever?"
"Sometimes just one second."

nice. my school now only has around 800? roughly anyway.

but we have the same problem.


-Kal- GOLD said...
on Apr. 25 2010 at 11:18 am
-Kal- GOLD, Carthage, North Carolina
14 articles 0 photos 244 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and recieves the impossible"
-Anonymous

Thanks!!! :) I will write more, I just have to figure out what I want to write about. Lol

on Apr. 25 2010 at 10:19 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

thats like my old skool. thers so many ppl.. yeah keep writing! id like to kno more, that felt short:P


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