S: 7th Grade at the Brick Prison: The Beginning of a Lot of Upcoming Albums
BC: "We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box." Mixbook "Imagination is more important than knowledge..." Albert Einstein "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Abraham Lincoln "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad." Theodore Roosevelt "I go to school the youth to learn the future." Robert Frost "I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students." Carl Sagan "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victor Hugo "It scares me to think that one day I'm not going to be in school anymore." Natalie Portman
FC: Hunter College High School
1: Yep, seventh grade at the brick prison. And yep, here's an album about it. But to tell you the truth, these pictures don't say the least. They don't capture the classroom and for some reason I didn't take pictures of Carnival (a half day where all the clubs set up booths and you buy food from them like dumplings or cotton candy and there's a slip n' slide and a dunk tank and a bull riding machine.) There are also no pictures of taconic, an outdoor adventure place where you sleep in cabins and you do activities in groups and you have a bonfire and a strange animal show with lizards and such. And there are no pictures of basketball or | softball. And most of all they don't capture the exhaustion, the fear, the laughs, the excitement and anger, sadness, and joy. They don't show you all the happiness and failures of this year. Because those have past, and you can't take a picture of happiness. Maybe you can show happiness, but those feelings are over. Their memories will be in my head, and let me hope I'll remember this year forever. And not just school, everything. So many things happened this year. Going to Stowe with dad, Florida with mom, skiing, snowboarding, Jiminy Peak, weekends, parties. And in school, tests, friends, quizzes, class, teachers, and it's almost over. And I can't explain it, but let this book be a little insight into my year. With funny moments with friends, people, and quotes.
2: October 14, 2010 | On top of Bear Mountain. I forced Clara to climb with me to the top and we both complained the whole way. Left to Right: Astrid, Luke, Nick, and Clara. (Miles up in tree).
3: For your birthday or something you friends can wrap your locker. And basically anyone who wants to do so, pays the G.O. and someone from the G.O. will come by and wrap your locker. Miles wrapped my locker for my birthday. October 25
4: Celebrating Halloween~ There was a Halloween Dance and everyone wore costumes to school. Astrid on the right is Britney Spears. But that picture below was taken 2 days before the one on the right. So I dunno why she's in costume. I was a horse jockey. | October 31 | Above: Trick-or-treating on Halloween as a jockey and her dressed as ... um... pink her lady or Lady Gaga or something. We went with Ben and his friend to search for candy around Ben's friend's building.
5: At Subway, a common hangout amongst are group. Left to Right: Astrid, Miles, Annabelle, Selina, Safia, Clara, and Miranda? or Ruth maybe. | Nov. 5
6: Ah, frappes from Starbuck's and mandatory assemblies. A dream come true. Not. November 10, 2010.
7: Nov. 9-18
8: I got my iphone. Can you tell? Feb. 9, 2011
9: Safia & Izzy | Allison & Selina | Sophia, Strid, Larrisa, Miles | Strid, Miles, Allison | Miles & Faith | Connie & Jasmine | Strid & I | A Whole Lotta Folks | Many Friends | Faith | Connia, Michelle, Jasmine | Miles, Strid, me, Pau | Astrid, me, Allison | Astrid | Astrid, Miles, & Brianna (intern in our math class)
10: This is the day I got four teeth pulled and couldn't eat anything. So Astrid taunted me with a giant bag of blue corn chips. Her lunch. | Jasmine and Michelle pose for dress rehearsals for Izzy's play. (She won). But my play did okay. | A bunch of us at Joy Burger Bar. We go almost every Friday and they have some of the best and only burgers around. April 1, 2011 | March 24, 2011 | March 23, 2011
11: John snapped a candid photo of me in the hallway. May 2, 2011 | For CT class we had to do a storytelling performance. This is Miles, Nick, and Richard practicing how coyote painted the sky in a more "modern" way while I wait for them to finish so we can eat lunch. May 10, 2011 | Painting ink paintings with bamboo brushes on rice paper in art class. May 12, 2011
12: Above & Top 2 Small Boxes ~ Heading out to Subway with Andy, Miles, Safia, Selina, and Kyle. - May 19 Bottom 2 Small Boxes ~ Astrid with her beard in homeroom after playing a mechanical a Midsummer Night's Dream with a "beard coming". - May 26
13: Astrid brought in this pair of glassless glasses. They were basically just a plastic rim but they had the signature Burberry pattern on them and despite the fact they were a knock-off they were pretty cool.... May 27, 2011
17: I guess all these pictures are bad quality. But these are pictures of Clara and I when I invited her to have crepes in my birthday. Oh, and we made soap at Make.
18: Faith Wilder | Miles Shebar | Annabel Winter | Luke Dilworth | Edward | Safia Southey | Astrid Strangmark | Kyle Lu | Izzy Cao | Tongyu | Connie | Jasmine | Allison | Selina Wang | Michelle Zhou | Nicholas Goldrosen | Andy Lok | John Lhota | Pau Rius-Valor | Richard Zheng | Thea Moerman | Madeleine Snider | Clara Liff Honorary Member (Was here for a couple months)
20: (While dancing b4 anglish) -Faith "So you like Pau." -Madeleine "No, you're just stupid." -Faith "No, I think I'm the stupid one here." (on subway after a b-ball game) -Faith "Yeah, I was in the Bahamas one time and some lady asked me if I was extinct." -Madeleine- cracks up. -Faith "It's not funny!" (in math class, sitting next to each other in front of room) -Faith "Do you get this"? -Madeleine "No..." | Some Wicked Strange Things My Wicked Awesome and Wicked Weird or
21: (In the locker-room after gym) Safia "Why did the first baby fall out of the tree, cuz I pushed it. Why did the second baby fall out of the tree, because it was stapled to the first baby. Why did the third baby fall out of the tree? Peer pressure." Madeleine "That's so creepy!... Why did the first baby fall out the tree". (Walking to school after carnival) Safia "Mr. Ling"! Runs around corner. Leaving Madeleine. Mr. Ling - turns and waves. | Wicked Annoying Friends have Said