Why my opinion matters

Why my opinion matters

“She’s really annoying, Mom,” my 10-year-old self said. My mother swiveled her amber eyes to me. An immaculate eyebrow arched as she replied, “Who?” “Desirae*, Maman. She’s spoiled and a cry baby and she’s really clingy to my friends so I can never hang out with them.” I pouted as I remembered Desirae’s childish antics […]

Phoneless Life

Phoneless Life

It was on a Tuesday winter afternoon. I was meeting with my teacher right before the buses left and that was when my day began to morph into a disaster. 3:12 p.m. — I walked out of the office. 3:13 p.m. — I was running towards the parking lot. 3:14 p.m. — I just passed […]

The Physical Internet

The Physical Internet

I am an absolutely avid technology enthusiast. I have watched the things around me, once seemingly independent fixtures in my home, in the car, everywhere in fact, become increasingly connected. Each of these steps forward, each of these steps together is astounding and inspiring to me, for when I was a little kid, I barely knew what […]

A new outlook in retrospect

A new outlook in retrospect

I’ll start this off with a disclaimer; I’m only writing this because the Chronicle’s Opinion section needed to fill space, and I happened to be visiting the staff’s layout session this weekend. And I say that not to diss the Opinion writers, but to justify to myself that I’m writing for a high school newspaper […]