Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Summer Play by Janine K.

If you are looking for something to do tonight or tomorrow, you should check out the summer play! Written by Kyle S. and Hana L., the play, entitled "Human Arts," centers around a handful of high school students attempting to put on a play. Conflict occurs when one of the students discusses their suffering from a terminal illness. Despite this seemingly bleak summary, the play also has subtle undertones of humor that surface, making this play very entertaining.

This play is the last performance of the year, and is the last OES production for various seniors, including director Laurel G., Alex H. and Anna B. Also come and check out Spencer S., our very own Weekly Update reporter, in his first live performance since his debut in the fifth grade Shakespeare play. When asked about the experience, Spencer says, "I took some time off from acting since then, but I think it's improved since then. I hope, at least." Come check it out!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer "Pearls of Wisdom" from the Blophish Staff!

...from Otto

·      Don’t spend all your time inside playing video games or just going on Facebook.
·      Watch movies, lots of them, because during the School Year you’re so busy that you don’t really have time to watch them.
·      Read and finish your summer reading book. Period.
·      "Work it, make it, do it, Makes us harder, better, faster, stronger!" – Stronger by Kanye West
·      Help somebody, anybody.
·      If you are going to work out, actually do something.
·      Listen to Tupac and Biggie.
·      Don’t do your homework, because there is no homework.


…from Andrea:

   Use this summer productively but also take breaks to do things you love.
   For juniors, start your college essays and finish your service hours up so you don’t have to spend all of senior
    year scrambling to get them done!
   Go to Toys R Us
   Buy a fish and name it Pebbles
   Run down a large hill and then eat a panini
   Just eat all the time
   Buy a box of Krispy Kreme’s and then try and eat all of them in 5 minutes
   Play mall tag
   Hang with all your senior friends before they leave!!!

…from Cara D.

Don’t be afraid to jump in and try new things.
Get outside and be active.
Do something that scares you, dare yourself.
Lay in the sun and enjoy your surroundings.

…from Elanie F:

From an international student's point of view, I strongly recommend spending quality time with family during the summer! Actually listen to mom's chatters even if usually you would feel annoyed. Ask your parents if they are worried about something, they have any trouble with their work, and if you can help them as a counselor. At this age I think that we all should not only receiving parents' advices one-way, but we should also be able to actually help our parents with their obstacles in life.

…from Janine:

Don't spend your whole summer instagraming pictures of grass and the sun. Wear sunscreen. Don't wait until August 28th to read your summer book. If you are going to try out a new hair cut, get it in July. In the event that it doesn't work out, you can grow out by the time school rolls around. Sleep. 

…from Adrian:

This summer I am going to eat a lot of meat broth and vegetables and no grains. I don’t know if that diet is good for everyone because it might make people weak and sedentary.  I will make several trips to the record store, but I might need to get a job to pay for records.

…from Spencer:

Seniors: be prepared to act like you're in the dark ages when you return to school in the fall. Track down some medieval armor and get ready to be in Spencer's epic movie

…from Matthew:

Don't argue with the DMV. It never ends well.