Wendy Banta Long
These past few weeks at Denison University marked major transitions, some bigger than wanted. Courses, majors, minors, clubs, music, fitness, friendships, faith and most importantly, personal values and beliefs were exploited and brought into the light.
Identification — such a simple word for such a complex idea. This nominalization is so important for many people, especially Americans. It defines a true character held and marks uniqueness and differences. It defines who people are, molding an upright person both on the inside and on the outside.
One day feels brisk and orderly, another drags down my spirit with a whirl of chaos as I finish high school and approach my college years.
Pizza? I think Italy. Pastries? France. How about rice? Now that’s China. Now what about hamburgers? America! Hot dogs, fries, chips? They all scream America.
Ahhh. The flurries of Christmas are over and one can breathe relief, relax, and begin preparing for 2014. It's 2014 already. Where did time fly? More importantly, how did time fly?
It’s November and time for some “big fish” seniors to seek a bigger pond. As many of us anticipate college, an uncertain and stressful atmosphere lingers in school hallways and classrooms. Students drill one another with “Where are you applying?” and “Really? I’ve never pinned you down for t…
Wendy Banta-Long, of Chesterton, is a senior at Chesterton High School.
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