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By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor
Four years ago, Sayaka Kitabatake, a student from Japan, joined the Boulder High girls swim team when her English as a Second Language teacher, who knew that she swam in Japan, suggested it might help improve her speaking skills. 820 more words
There are two things that strike when you arrive in Barcelona and try to buy a SIM card for your phone. First, your cursory knowledge of the Spanish language is insufficient to get through the negotiation and second that you not in the best negotiating position anyway because you are looking for a 3 month ‘contract’ or a prepaid account, both of which are not exactly the most economic options. 231 more words
“Fuck” sounds like Fük or “Foook” if said by a sixteen year old French exchange student.
Last year I exclaimed, “never again,” but I’ve come to realize that no one ever really listens to me, so here we are, one more time committed to scholastic international relations. 287 more words
My oldest son is a sophomore in high school this year. He is mature beyond his years. He has always been this way really. Maybe it’s because I never spoke baby talk with him, or because I read him books from the time he was born, or maybe he was just born that way and would have had the mature presence to him no matter what I had done? 705 more words