Panting. Breathing. Breathing harder. Maybe with a rhythm. Trees going by like a blur. Whoa. I can’t imagine anything I wouldn’t do to make this stop. I still have another mile. Running. This could be worse. Possibly. My bad luck streak began last week, when our- “We should win this. The other team isn’t that good” meet was SUPPOSED to happen and…it rained. Thus, cancelled. Nerves dwindling. Excitement, crushed. us Titans have practice instead. So instead of the meet coach has me do a little something called a tempo run. I ran 1 mile, had a minute break and ran another. But, knowing me, not even halfway through the first mile my knee starts bothering me. I’m little miss Rookie Runner, there will be some pains. No biggie. So I ignore it for the remainder of the day, and limp to the car. The next day it’s a little swollen. Oh well. The next few weeks go by approximately like this: run, ice, 4 hours of homework (I am just a puny freshman trying to adjust to high school curricula),heat, run, ice, run faster, drink water, 4 hours of homework, ice, history test, ice. I don’t know what else to do. It cramps for one run, and then I’m fine the next day. I’ve been taking ibuprofen as much as I eat mangoes (I eat A LOT of mangoes), and I have officially learned my lesson that heat can make injuries worse. I have a meet in 2 days, and I would absolutely love to be on the top of my game, or just better. Sunday and Monday go by like the past 4 have-ice, run, ibuprofen homework, run and it goes on. Its race day. The meets not cancelled. Thank god. The Scituate team arrives, everyone stretches, and we all go over the course together. I do my lucky shoe regimen; kiss my shoes before I put them on… gross I know, but everyone’s got their superstitions. Coach Z has us line up “Scituate Pembroke Scituate Pembroke” style and we all silently await the gun. Z pulls the trigger, it’s ringing piercing into my mind and eventually my pulse meets the ring. I feel so alive, a runners high, and I pound out the lap and a half around the baseball field and enter the woods. They distract me. My breath finds a rhythm; left step/inhale right step/exhale. I march to the beat of my own drum. I’m doing pretty well if I say so myself. I reach the mile mark, and all greatness comes to a screeching halt when I cramp up. This isn’t the normal one part of m stomach behind my ribs- it’s the whole right side. Now that’s a good time. I try to ignore it. I ignore it so I can now move my attention to my knee. My knee…
October 9, 2014
My MacBook Pro
Writing technologies have been shaping the way people live throughout many generations. Our previous generations used different methods to organize important memories, keep track of new findings, and pass on their stories and discoveries to future generations. Their method of writing was very inefficient, as much effort was being put into carving and preserving a tablet or other writing device, while the end result contained…
Michelle E. Diaz
ENC 1101 - 189381
November 3, 2014
Narrative Essay Revision
Resentment: Self-Inflicted and Self-Cured
Overcoming an obstacle doesn't mean that certain events have to stop occurring so that it's classified as overcome. I was once told, “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” I believe that to be 100% correct. I was raised in a culture where the man of the family, the father, the husband, holds the utmost authority and responsibility…
The transition of a high school student to a college undergraduate is a life-changing experience that most youths go through. The course that led to this transformative event began on the first day I entered high school. Attending a technical school for four years was the best decision I could have made. It prepared me for the real world while simultaneously providing me with the skills needed for college. My first year in high school was like moving into a new city and trying to…
as we journey onwards in each of our schooling.
Life balance. We all need it and it’s something that is constantly changing due to certain instances that may or may not take place in each of our lives. It is very important especially as college freshman, to keep a healthy balance in our work, school and having a social life. Many of us choose to keep the comfortable things as our first priorities but a lot of times we don’t weigh out the negative outcomes by putting our comfortable’ first. In college…
The Freshman Fifteen
For all students, college life comes with many changes and challenges students have to face mostly by themselves. Especially for freshman students, college can be a very stressful place at first. There is a popular myth that says: students who head off to college will gain approximately 15 pounds in their first year. They call this “The Freshman Fifteen”. The four main causes for students to gain weight on their first year at college are new eating habits, emotional eating,…
September 9, 2013
c/o Derinda Carter
Dear Future College Freshman:
As a current college freshman, I am writing this letter to you to offer you some tips to help you be successful in college. My hope is that this advice will make your transition from high school to college a little bit easier. Whether you are a freshman or senior in high school or even a freshman in college we all need a guide to help us survive the next four years of our lives; that is if…
The Freshman Guide
Registering for Classes
Upon your matriculation at Drexel, your academic advisor is able to register you for courses for the upcoming Fall term. He/she is able to do this based on choice of major and/or results on placement exams. Your advisor will contact you regarding waiving certain classes with AP/college credit, if necessary, and you can contact your advisor if you have any major concerns about adding classes to your schedule. Otherwise, expect to hear from your advisor…
Abukhalaf /Picture p 1
Freshman Writing, Block 4
By Summer Abukhalaf
“Meet with us in science after school, okay?” Maggie says.
“Okay, let me call my mom and tell her about it,” I say.
I know my mom will never let me walk with my friends to go to someones house.
I’m so excited to go trick or treating with my friends. This year is supposed to be
absolutely perfect. Eighth grade is very important. It’s your last year in middle school…
Freshman should join photo journalism, because it is great to be able to take photos, getting able to go to other activities for things such as event or ceremony’s, also because it helps learn how to get better at taking photos like a photographer. Taking this experience will lead to future success within the areas of photography.
Taking photos is fun and getting to take pictures of whatever the journalist chooses. As for a journalist the images taken describe personal…