Written by Bailey Kaufman Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:46Over the past few years, I’ve studied a lot of famous authors, including Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and more.
While these people were all very talented and wise, in my mind none of them compare to Dr. Suess, the extremely smart and clever children books author. Even as a senior in high school, Dr. Suess continues to blow my mind with his inspirational rhyming words.
Following is a list of 10 of my favorite Dr. Suess quotes.
1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
Apparently, there are about seven other people in this world who look similar to you. I don’t know if that’s a fact, but I saw it on the Internet, so obviously it’s true. Even...
Written by Bailey Kaufman Monday, 24 December 2012 14:59Traditions are a big part of what makes Christmas special for many people, and I’m no exception. For my family, Christmas traditions range all the way from watching “Elf” (the best Christmas movie ever) and putting up the tree, to buying a shirt for my uncles on my mom’s side of the family.
I love all of my Christmas traditions, but one of my favorites is Christmas Eve night.
We spend Christmas Eve morning and afternoon wrapping last-minute gifts, watching classic Christmas movies and mostly waiting for the night’s festivities.
Since I was in middle school, my family has had a Christmas Eve pajamas tradition. My sister and I each are allowed to open one specific present, which contains a pair of Christmas pajamas. We then...
Written by Bailey Kaufman Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:40This is the fourth month I’ve written this column, and every month I contemplated writing about this crazy thing called “senior year.” And every month I managed to avoid it.
But, as I sit here in my cozy “writing corner” and listen as Michael Buble’s smooth voice calms my thoughts, I guess it may be time to finally put my senior hopes and fears on paper.
I’ll start at the beginning: freshman year. I’m not sure if this is normal, but I remember my first day of high school like it was yesterday.
My friends and I met before school and walked through the front doors of Hillsboro High School together as students there for the very first time (typical freshman move, I know).
At that time, Taylor Swift had recently released...
Written by Bailey Kaufman Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:26Four years ago, if someone would have told me that I would be playing tennis my junior and senior year of high school, I would have laughed and said,“No way!” Back then, I was sure that nothing could keep me from playing volleyball. But I was wrong.
Rewind to the beginning of my sports career. I grew up watching my cousins play volleyball; so naturally, I decided to join the middle school team in seventh grade.
For the first game, I got to start on seventh grade varsity. I was ecstatic. I’m not very athletically gifted, so this was an amazing opportunity for me. Unfortunately, I came down with a nasty cold on game day. I still played, but my head was so congested I could barely function. After that game I was placed on the C team...
Written by Bailey Kaufman Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:06I’ve been sitting here for 45 minutes just staring at a blank Word document.
“Come on, Bailey,” I keep telling myself. “English is your first language, try to write it coherently.”
The problem isn’t that I can’t come up with anything to write about. There are about a million different thoughts colliding in my mind right now. I just can’t seem to put them on paper. It’s almost like I’m thinking so hard, I can’t think at all, if that makes any sense.
One might ask, “Why is calm, cool and collected Bailey so flustered right now?”
First, anyone who knows me at all is laughing because I am definitely not calm, cool or collected. For proof, just be in the car with me when I have to park in a busy parking lot. My...
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