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Two ears, one mouth

Amy Sweeney May 28, 2013

Cue Adele singing the theme from Skyfall. This is the end. Over the lifespan of this blog, I've talked about a wide range of topics, beginning with topical matters, such as television, movies, and local...

The whitest kid u’know

Amy Sweeney May 21, 2013

As an AP student, naturally I have a very specific regimen that must be meticulously carried out in order to prepare myself for such rigorous tests. This process does not involve the reviewing of extensive...

Mr. Griffin

Amy Sweeney May 7, 2013

I was ready to be done with band after middle school. I had honked away on the saxophone for three years and decided I would rather try my hand at a more delicate art, one involving oil pastels and paint...

Mew’ve got a friend in me

Amy Sweeney April 23, 2013

Cats are infamous for their aloof behavior. They are more than happy to spend their days sunbathing in solitude. More often than not, attention offends them more than pleases them. They shy away from...

Kiss this, UChicago

Amy Sweeney March 26, 2013

Spring break brought with it daily updates from each of the fifteen colleges I applied to, including several admission decisions. My running total as of right now is two waitlists and three acceptances,...

The Broadview

February 19, 2013

Dancing with myself

Amy Sweeney February 6, 2013

When I was a little girl, I once handed my parents a piece of paper that had “I don’t like sports” written on it in every color of marker provided to me by the good people at Crayola. I never had...

Steak, ‘n shake hands

Amy Sweeney January 29, 2013

I am in a lot of extracurricular activities. Like, a stupid amount. I participate in nearly every band-related activity offered, I spin flags and dance in winter guard, I fight tirelessly for LGBT rights...

A moment of Pin-sight

Amy Sweeney January 15, 2013

This blog post is late. It should have gone up a week ago. But before you get started with the chastising and the reprimanding, let me explain. I have caught the Pinterest bug. It has crawled inside...

Shuffling the deck

January 15, 2013

When the list of parts was posted on the band room door after December’s auditions, looks of bewilderment spread through the accumulating crowd of percussionists, eager to see if they had been placed...

Symphony of scraping by

Amy Sweeney December 11, 2012

I’m starting to think that my inbuilt immunity to senioritis is fading. I have lasted nearly three and a half years without ever questioning the merit of my schoolwork. I merely smiled, nodded, and...

Little drummer boys (and girls)

December 3, 2012

While the end of the fall season seems to bring with it a lull in the ongoings of sports teams and activities, the onset of winter signals the beginning of several little-known activities, one of these...

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