This was a riveting project I had done for my social studies class! The Munchausen syndrome by proxy (or MSBP) is a syndrome that always interested me and this project permitted me to do a lot more research on the topic. Even though I’m done high school, this work is still fun for me to reread, not only because I worked hard on these projects, but also because I’m re-learning things I forgot, or giving others the opportunity to read up if they want lol!
This essay is on the dangers of plastic pollution and the benefits of zero waste living, as said in the title. I personally care about this mission a lot and when given the opportunity to outwardly bash the girls who called themselves “eco warriors” in my French class but who bought every single plastic item available at Tim’s during lunch everyday, how could I resist!? But also, education is important and I was surprised to discover that many in my class had never even heard of micro-plastics, which are now a primary component of our everyday lives, even though they may not always be visible to the human eye. Very fun research project!
Immunity Gone Bad was another Survivor themed essay I had to write. This one was not argumentative however, but rather a newspaper article format. This was actually super tricky for me to do since I am usually a lengthy writer but this assignment had to be short and concise but still straight to the point. Short paragraphs were also weird and new to me at this stage.

“Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
This argumentative essay was based of the reality tv show Survivor, since we had watched it in class. I was assigned to write an argumentative essay showing who, in my opinion, would take the win this season. (If I remember correctly, I was very wrong so don’t put money on me guessing the winner of Survivor anytime soon.)
Degrading Others for Self-Validation is a essay and presentation I did for this class. I believe it was based off an article I had to read. This was definitely not one of my favorites, mainly because it was an oral presentation; but also because I always found my writing here kinda dull.
The Astonishing Color of After is a novel I read the summer of 2018 and throughly enjoyed. In this essay, I had to create an argument, and prove that argument with passages, as to why The Astonishing Color of After is an insightful read. This was my first english-written argumentative essay on a work of fiction.
I taste a liquor never brewed – From Tankards scooped in Pearl – Not all the Frankfort BerriesYield such an Alcohol! Inebriate of air – am I – And Debauchee of Dew – Reeling – thro’ endless summer days – From inns of molten Blue –  When “Landlords” turn the drunken BeeOut of the Foxglove’s door – When Butterflies – renounce their “drams” – I shall but drink the more! Till Seraphs swing their snowy Hats – And Saints – to windows run – To see the little TipplerLeaning against the – Sun! – Emily Dickinson