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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 attractions, then maturing to discuss cultural phenomena and secrets to happiness. Now I take on...

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 study guides full of course material, nor is it comprised of hours spent creating and flipping th...

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 brushes. Having already signed up to take Intro to Art once I reached high school, I had put al...

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 strangers, not out of fear but merely because they have very little to gain from one more hand mussing th...

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, results I am more than happy with. Yet something doesn’t quite sit right with me about those tw...

The Broadview

February 19, 2013

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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 knee high hot pink soccer socks that lit up the field as I chased a ball, I never wore headbands to...

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 in our Gay-Straight Alliance, and I promote service in National Honor Society. All hyperbolic de...

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 of my head and commandeered my hands and has caused me to do next to nothing but crochet for the past ...

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 on their preferred instrument. Many of them had not. Weathered veterans who marched with finesse f...

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 accepted the challenge, pouring every effort into whatever the assignment was. These times are long ...

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 being winter drumline. FHC’s winter drumline is an offshoot of the band program, and many memb...

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