COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor I must admit that this blog entry was not typed the day it happened like my previous entries. One, I was tired of the constant battle with the Internet connection in D.C. Two, I really had little time on Friday to create an entry. Three, even if I had time, I was so incoherent from sleep deprivation that it wouldn’t make any sense. I felt it was only fair to let you know that this entry is a reflection of what happened, and I hope ultimately a tribute to the week in its entirety. I have decided to lump the last two days together since they seemed to run into one for me. With this being said, I hope you take the time to experience the ending of the week of a lifetime. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor It seems my prediction/assumption was correct. This morning was awful. I went to bed a little before midnight and woke up at 5. Normally I could deal with losing a little sleep one night, but this trip takes so much energy out of me. Don’t get me wrong, this week has been so close to perfection, but the continual, full agenda wears down on us. I seriously had little to no drive to even move. As I reflect on the day, I don’t even remember details about breakfast. I am sure I was a pleasant to converse with this morning. There was a reason for this madness though. It all dealt with visiting the CIA headquarters. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor Today I will start off by saying that Wednesday, March 9, 2011, has been one of the greatest days of my life. Have I enjoyed the other days? Of course. I have loved every single minute in D.C. But this day has been, and very might remain, the peak of my trip. I suppose I will write this blog with the precedent I have set so far, to start from the very beginning. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor It seems that every day is more jam packed. It seems that every day there is a new surprise. It seems that every day ends way too soon. Even though the day seems to end right when it starts, as soon as I begin to contemplate about my blog, I start to draw a blank. This isn’t because there is nothing interesting to mention; it is actually the contrary. It’s because a whole week’s worth of activities somehow fits into a 24 hour increment of time. The task of even describing every moment, every thought, and every emotion is daunting indeed. But, I made a promise to friends, family, really anyone who is interested. So, I shall try to start from the beginning. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor This morning started a little differently. The night before I had worked really hard on my second day blog entry and was ready to send it in. Well, as soon as I attempt to send it, it seems my Internet connection vanished. I played with it for about an hour that night, but I finally just gave up. When I awoke this morning, I found out I had slept a little later than I planned. This gave me less time to prepare for our breakfast routine. Also, I tried sending the blog entry again, which was a failure. After spending two separate half hour occasions talking to tech support with little progress, I was beginning to become a little steamed. Fortunately, by the grace of God, the Internet was actually up for five minutes so I could send in what I wrote. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor My morning began waking up around 6:30 in order to be down and fully dressed for breakfast at 7:30. The program likes to utilize its time, so we (delegates) are encouraged to bring everything down that we will need for the day. That is because as soon as we are finished with breakfast, we start with whatever may be on the agenda. I was disappointed to realize that today would only be a touring day instead of actually meeting/listening to one of our speakers. I am sure I will be singing a different tune after hearing nearly 30 different speakers, but hopefully not. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor As I began to board my plane for Memphis, I looked back at my mom. She was tearing up at the moment, not too thrilled of me travelling by plane alone. I had been waiting for this trip since early December, but at the last moment I was starting to get nervous. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor As match three of the Frontier Trails BEST Robotics competition finished, the coaches of the participating teams of the two previous matches were summoned together. Steve Brummett filed with the other coaches off stage waiting for the judges to address the technical problems that arose during the matches in question. He rocked back and forth on his heels as the once noisy gymnasium was hushed. The call would determine the course of the rest of the tournament. [...]
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The new version of the popular Wii game Just Dance has been advertised constantly since it became available to consumers. Is it up to all the hype though?
My short and simple answer is neigh.
My family bought a copy of the game the weekend it hit [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor A chilly wind whips the U.S. flag in a haphazard zig zag. The first breath of autumn sweeps across the lawn in front of the school. Morning dew shimmers in the rising sunlight. The school front is calm, serene. An irregular circle forms in front of the flag pole. Students lock hands and bow heads. While cars hum and sputter down the highway, distinct audible voices are heard. The number of students was comparable to a larger basketball team yet the vocal prayers echoed through the schoolyard. [...]