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Casey Miller
I am a junior at Campolindo High School in California. I play varsity softball for my school team, and write for my school’s newspaper, La Puma. I aspire to be a journalist one day. In the summer of 2013, I attended Newsroom by the Bay journalism program at Stanford, which was a life-changing experience for me. I am passionate about traveling, and my family travels often. Some of my favorite destinations have been Fiji, Australia, Italy, Croatia, and England. South America next?

Entries by Casey Miller

Ode to Lightning

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 10:35 AM

It's 12:30 a.m. on a Thursday night. Why am I up so late? It's not homework. I'm watching the lightning outside my window.

After each sentence I type here, I glance out the window to see if more powerful bolts will flash against the stormy clouds. It's a cool spring...

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My March Madness

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 4:02 PM

This March was one of the most stressful, hectic months of my life. I feel like everything was either beginning or ending for me, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to decide what I should be letting go of, what I should be working hard on, what I need to...

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Selfie Culture

(6) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 9:13 AM

When you first hear the word "selfie," what do you think of? Is it a girl with a "duck face" at a party on Facebook, or a guy pointing his iPhone at the mirror to document his recent workout?

Over the past year, the "selfie" has become a well-known term...

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The Stanford Camp Experience

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 9:35 AM

In March, I applied to attend Newsroom by the Bay (NBTB) summer program at Stanford. Fortunately, I was one of 27 students accepted to the camp in June. This week-long journalism program was a life-changing experience. I honestly cannot say this about any other camp I've ever been to, but...

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(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Leaving the theater after finally seeing Iron Man 3 a month or two ago, a question popped up in my mind: Why do we love superheroes so much?

I believe that deep down, we all know that this world is not all that different from Gotham City, and we could use...

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Lists and Lists and Lists

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 11:06 PM

Making lists has become a new form of therapy for me. They are not necessarily to-do lists, but lists that can continue infinitely and don't make me feel like I have goals to meet. For example, one list I am working on in my notebook is titled "names." Items on...

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A Human Experience: Volunteering for the Elderly

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 8:20 AM

I volunteer with my mother at Aegis Assisted Living to help other volunteers and employees in their work with providing activities for the seniors at the home. Aegis is a community of the volunteers and employees who strive to make the assisted living home more fun for the seniors who...

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The Best Punishment: Why I Need to Raise My GPA to Drive

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 8:21 AM

Fifteen years. Fifteen years I've been waiting for this. I've been waiting for so long to take driving lessons. I've been waiting for so long to have the freedom to drive where I needed to go, to be able to drive to practice, to drive to and from school and...

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(12) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 8:25 AM

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

As humans, we are knowingly and unknowingly influenced every day. We are influenced by celebrities, politicians, media, and peers.

If Justin Bieber stated, "I don't believe in the tooth fairy," who knows how...

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Is Learning a Foreign Language Necessary for a High School Education?

(14) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 8:21 AM

At my school, every student needs at least 240 credits to graduate. Typically, there are 10 credits received for each year of a class, or five credits per semester. In order to graduate at my school, a student needs at least two years, or 20 credits, of a world language....

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Making the Cut

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 8:21 AM

Trying out for a sport is testing. This year, I tried out for my school volleyball team. I've been playing volleyball for over three years now, and I thought I was good enough to make my high school's freshman volleyball team.

My school's varsity girls' volleyball team won the state...

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