Covid Comparison: Schools Reopening

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, school districts all across the United States are taking very different routes to reopening for the fall. While some states have mandated in-person learning, others like California will not be allowing physical classroom sessions unless its counties see 14 consecutive days without COVID-19 cases. Looking deeper into Alameda County, … Continue reading Covid Comparison: Schools Reopening

Covid Comparison: The Next School Year

As some countries begin to reopen while others fall deeper into lockdown, education systems throughout the world debate over how to introduce the next school year for students of all ages. This blog post focuses on the school districts in the vicinity of Fremont, CA and their current approaches to COVID-19 and the following school … Continue reading Covid Comparison: The Next School Year

COVID Comparison: What Schools Are Doing (in my area)

Previously known as A Failed Writer. Two years later, I'm now a high school junior and student journalist, with a passion for hosting writing contests and reporting on school, community, and district events. Nearly all students have been impacted by the pandemic but you can be surprised at how differently or similarly neighboring school districts … Continue reading COVID Comparison: What Schools Are Doing (in my area)

House of Dominic

“Let’s knock on Dominic’s house,” the girl said. “No way!” shouted her friends in unison. The girl glowered at the rag-tag group of fake monsters before her. There was a ghost, a reaper, a spider queen, and a guy dressed as a banana. The girl was wearing a red hood and rubber fangs in her … Continue reading House of Dominic

Dense Circle (Warriors Cats fanfic)

       Goldenpaw kept low the ground, careful to keep her tail still and above the leaves. The trees cast shadows across the undergrowth and in the distance, the horizon was beginning to turn pink.         Goldenpaw crept forward, picking her way over twigs and fallen branches. The smell of mouse filled … Continue reading Dense Circle (Warriors Cats fanfic)

Coal Field (Warriors Cats fanfic)

(I forgot to use the word pursue. Nevermind, I just did.) Blazepaw let Icedawn take the lead as the two cats padded quietly through the dark pine forest. Above them, slim rays of sunlight filtered through the dense pine needles, casting small circles of light on the smooth floor. Blazepaw picked his way silently through … Continue reading Coal Field (Warriors Cats fanfic)

Blast Fly (Warriors Cats fanfic)

“It’s only temporary.” Blazepaw glanced at the white she-cat sitting next to him and flicked his tail warily. In the clearing, the cats of ShadowClan were beginning to slip out of their dens, stretching in the morning sunlight. The dawn patrol had already left and Sunclaw, the ShadowClan deputy, was busy organizing hunting and border … Continue reading Blast Fly (Warriors Cats fanfic)

Show Not Tell

Today’s Tip: Show Not Tell Details are essential to a good story. It builds the setting, moves the plot forward, and creates tension that makes readers sit at the edge of their seats. If you guys like show and tell, I’m sorry to say that this is show NOT tell. Who: Showing not Telling What: … Continue reading Show Not Tell

Writing Tips 16

Today’s Tip: Groups If you’re reading this right now, you’re already in one. Some people find this helpful, others prefer independence. However, writing groups can come in handy when you’re writing your story. Who: Groups What: group of writers who give each other feedback on their works When: anytime Where: wherever you chose to meet … Continue reading Writing Tips 16

Writing Tips 15

Today’s Tip: Revision Every author’s gotta go back to revise their story. You can’t expect your novel to be the perfect bestseller on the first try. If it is, OMG TELL ME YOUR SECRET. MUST. HAVE. I know it’s a pain to go through all of that hard work only to go through it again. … Continue reading Writing Tips 15