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FALLing into Fun!

      Cold mornings, the color of leaves will start to change soon! Hoodies come out of storage and football season starts up! One of the best seasons in my opinion. So many different activities, trends and changes.

      Valas, Scary Acres, and fall crafts are here! Valas pumpkin patch opened September 15th. The number of fun things that you can do at Valas. Corn Maze, The Great Pumpkin Jump, Pumpkin Eating Dragon, and many, many more things to do. It may be very expensive but it’s a fun all day activity to do, you get your money worth. All the haunted houses in the metro are also opened now. My personal favorite is Scary Acres, it’s a three in one! The Master’s Castle, House on the Hill, and the Haunted Woods. The characters there really give a good scary environment.

      Pinterest is probably one of my favorite social media applications. Many different ideas for crafts and projects. Many ways to spread the fall spirit through your home and school. You can find anything from hand turkey paintings to how to decorate your yard for Halloween.

      Halloween is at the end of October. The weather gets colder, mornings are foggy and leaves soon to change colors. Fall has many kinds of food that get popular during the season. Thanksgiving is probably everyone’s favorite holiday. Turkey, sweet potatoes, and many other fantastic foods. Fall is beautiful; enjoy it.

Volleyball 9/19

Volleyball 9/19

This Tuesday all teams of volleyball played at Westside. Freshman, Reserve, JV, and Varstiy played against Westside at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. Out of the four teams only Reserve won in three sets and all other teams lost. Varisty lost in three sets and JV and Freshman lost in two sets. Next time all levels will play is this Thursday September 21 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Go support your huskies!!

Quote of the Week

You will never have this day agoin, so make it count. 

- Landon N.

This day is a basic everyday motivation. To me it means always live the day to the fullest because you will never relive the day again. On Earth you don't have unlimitied days; your life is short because you won't be here forever, so make every moment count because you wont get it back. Make a memory each day to represent the life you are living. Everyday people should read this quote because each passing day is another day you don't have. My advice is to love life for the longest because people love you back and you won't be in the world for long so life now.

just an ordinary girl from Nebraska


Quote of the Week: September 18

"Just because my path is different, doesnt mean I am lost." 

Gerad Abrams

This quotes relates to so many things; politics, careers, life choices, and in general life. So many people can relate to this quote because some people think if you dont pick the same path as them or its not the traditional path, you are setting yourself up to fail or you are lost. Many Politics can relate to this too, like abortion. Many conservative politicians think when women have an abortion, they are atomatically a killer or bad person. And that might be the case, but sometimes its not. Also, many people deciding to not go to college; people think they are lost and wont make it. But school might not be for them and if they did go to school they would fail and waste all of the money for nothing. This quote is saying just because people have different opinions and choices than you doesnt mean they are wrong or incorrect. It means they think differently and don't have the same mind as you, everybody thinks a different way and has a different mind. 

just an ordinary girl from Nebraska


What's New

It's an app called Sandbox Color by Number Coloring Pages. It's available in the Play store as well the App stores. It's a coloring app that lets you color by number. It helps relieve stress and is very relaxing. It's also very addicting so be careful. I highly suggest you check it out. You are able to print your pictures as well as share them. To be able to color any pictures you have to buy them but they are some really great ones that are on the app that you can color without paying. Which are the ones that don't have hearts at the top of the picture. If there is a heart you have to buy to color. It doesn't take up much space and it's a great way to focus on something other than school for an hour or two.

Volleyball 9/12

This Tuesday all levels of volleyball played number one ranked Papillion La-Vista South High School. Varisity, JV, Reserve, and Freshman all lost, but Reserve had a close game. Unfortunatley, all teams didnt split any sets and lost all. This Thursday, both Varistiy and JV play a triangular at Benson. 

Rising Waters Lead to Raising Money

When times are tough or tragedy strikes in the United States, the people of this  country produce the greatest assets which we never proclaim. That asset is the giving of time, treasure and talent to those who are different from us, those we have never met and those we may never know. In Anna Quindlen's "A Quilt of a Country" she states, "that the clinging to ethnicity, in background and custom, has undermined the concept of unity." She goes on to say that even being a mongrel nation, in times of tragedy, this country has one spirit. 

Mr. Herman's freshman English classes proved Quindlen's claim in "A Quilt of a Country" by raising money for those they do not know, who are different from themselves in culture, rituals and ethnicity, but have been overcome by the horrific hurricane Harvey. The classes together raised $256.30 to be sent in relief to people afflicted by the storm.

Volleyball Triangular

Northwest volleyball took on the Benson Bunnies and Bryan Bears in a triangular this Thursday. Both JV and Varsity played against the Bunnies and Bears. Varsity won a straight set against Benson and won against Bryan; putting the teams season to 2-1. JV also won with straight sets against both Benson and Bryan, leaving their season to 3-0. Next Tuesday all levels of volleyball will play Millard West at Millard West.

Quote of the Week

This quote totally relates to me. I am a person that worries a lot, like the future and the past. When I do things, I always think back to it and think what I could have changed and what I could have done better. Now, this quote is telling me to do the opposite, and I think its saying stop second guessing myself.

This quote, to me, means stop looking back, so you can move forward. If you keep thinking about the past and how to change it., like me, you will never be able to move forward. What’s in the past can’t be changed, you have to learn from it, to change. To move forward you have to think “forward” not back ward. Moving forward is what everybody has to do in life if you keep reversing you wont discover or learn anything.

Moving forward to your next chapter is an essential to life, going forward is how life works. Time is not on hold for you to look back. The world is moving forward without you and if you keep looking back, you will be stuck in the past.

just an ordinary girl from Nebraska

Book Club Wednesday

I'm reading The Fire by Caroline B. Cooney. It's the third in a series so I suggest you reading the first two books. Fog and Snow. It follows the story of a girl named Christine who is the only one who sees the series and maybe even deadly intentions of her Principal and his wife also her English teacher. The Shevvingtons. It's up to her to save people who are close to her that is if they don't kill her first. I'm in love with this book, but then again, I fall in love with every book that keeps me reading past the first chapter, but this book keeps you on your toes. There are a series of twist and turn, it's frustrating but you can't put it down because you must know what happens next. It's one of those books you read instead of doing homework and it's exhilarating. I highly suggest this series. You can find it in the school library in the Fiction section.

I'm considering starting a new series. But after I finish Fire I think I'm going to take a break from series of books until I find the right one I want. So, I am going to consider the book Revived by Cat Patrick. It's about a girl who is a pawn of the government she is revived repeatedly and each time moved to a new destination with a new name so no one finds out about this project. When she meets her first two real friends she realizes that maybe she doesn't want to be revived again. I guess she will find out what happens when life and death collide. If this seems like a book you would read tell me and read it before me and please tell me what you think. Feedback is always welcome.

This has been Miracle with her weekly book club Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of your week and make sure you pick up a book or two.