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Hello! [02 Jun 2016|12:08am]
Not sure if anyone still uses this forum or if anyone will even see this message. I'm Kayla Fittipaldi from H2k19. I stumbled upon this page while procrastinating (lol). If anyone sees this message please message me back :)
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Reading List??? [18 Dec 2006|10:34pm]

hey i was looking through the community, which is pretty much dead. and i was looking for the entry that lists all the books we read. i can't find it, if anyone has it saved or something or has a list or remembers where that is, could you let me know? thank you everyone.

hope everyone is enjoying their lives wherever they are. also, i'm moving to DC for a semester, anyone who lives/goes to school there want to tell me what there is to do that's particularly fun?

Dara h2k5
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AP Psych [16 May 2006|04:32pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

AP Psych... worthwhile class? I really wanted to take AP Gov with Mr. R, but it didn't run, and I got stuck with Psych as my backup...

Basically I'm asking if I should take this class.

Will I actually learn anything?
Is it a challenging course?
Is it easy to get a good grade?
Is there a lot of busy work/classwork/homework?
Is it as boring as rumored?
Does Purcell really hate the Humanities kids?

I'm thinking of replacing it with AP French or maybe a science class of some sort...

Ashley (H2K7)

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[16 May 2006|01:06am]

When are the sophomore and senior lyceums?

Or rather, does the senior lyceum still exist?


PS - Ruddy says hi from th.
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[08 May 2006|03:19pm]

To anyone still in HHS:

I am heading down to New Orleans this summer with a group from my college to help restart schools in areas that still don't have any to this day, or which have schools that the administration opened illegally (because FEMA has a 2-year waitlist for checking buildings before gutting and rebuilding, and they're not letting schools open first, so no one is moving back because what the fuck do they have to move back to?) and are running only on what the community can give them (which is very little). Bard is sending down a group of students to tutor in the 2 high schools open right now (only 2 with as little as 12 teachers for over 1,000 students), and another program (which I personally will be involved with) that will be providing a place for kids to learn over the summer, because they have all been without schools for a year now.

I am asking for a liason to work with from inside the school, to help me get books to kids who need them in New Orleans. One of the reasons I'll need help is because I'm not coming home till the 17th and then I won't be home again from may 10th until june 3rd, and the new orleans project start june 4th (tho I will be there june 10th). SO can someone plese volunteer to help me out with this? It'd be very little work on your part, mainly just getting out of class to pester mr. green and Mrs. Duerbig, probably dig around in the storage room, and possibly go thru old books in the library (and talk to the librarian). It'd be a more important life skill than that shitty proposal you write for senior year (oh wait...why didn't I write that? How come I'm succeeding at other proposals? hrmmm...(i'm not bitter, i swear)). I'm not sure if I even need help, but it'd be greatly appreciated.

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imperial chinaaaaaaaaaaaa [09 Mar 2006|12:38am]

my roommate is talking about mao ze dong and the golden age of china.

needless to say, i started singing.
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NEOLOGISMS [07 Mar 2006|08:41pm]

I'm writing a diploma devoted to neologisms of the English language.
Could you help me with some literature (theory) /sources devoted to neologisms (examples)?
I would be so glad, as i am supposed to finish this paper within this month and i'm horrified..
Please help me :)
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[14 Jan 2006|11:22pm]

I didn't mean to offend when I spelt Mr. Gosewisch's name wrong. I apologize. If anyone found it disrespectful know that I did not mean it that way and I was really upset when I found out I had did that. It is the last thing I would want to do.

I just wanted to let everyone know because my Aunt who works for the school district called to let me know this morning and told me to pass it along to anyone in humanities that I thought would like to know.

If anyone does not know how to get to Clayton Funeral Home it is right by my house and I would be happy to give you directions from the school or Rt. 9.

Steven Gosewisch

requiescant in pace

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[14 Jan 2006|01:46pm]

if anyone wants to go to the viewing for Mr. Gosewich it is tomorrow at 1:00 pm at Claytion Funeral Home.
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for anyone who has graduated... [12 Jan 2006|06:35pm]

Just in case you hadn't found out... Mr. Gosewisch died yesterday. I've heard that it was while he was sleeping. So in case y'all didn't know, I wanted to make sure that the information was passed along because I found out today from my brother who still goes to HHS.
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Some options to consider [12 Dec 2005|09:18pm]

This is completely random, but I feel like no one told me this, so I think I'll just tell you guys. Take it or leave it:

Take a year off between high school and college. Seriously. A lot of people regret not doing it, but think of the things you'll be able to do in the process: travel, work, spend some time thinking about what you want to do with your life, spend time learning what you don';t want to do with your life, be independent (and not in the bullshit way that college let's you be "indepepndent" (cause it's really false independence)), etc.

Fight the system...graduate early. As far as I know from the teachers to whom I've spoken about it, no one in the FRHSD has graduated early. I don't regret my senior year because I made the best friends I have ever had, but I do wish I had considerred graduating early. Contrary to what they tell you, you can do it. You can even get into college without getting an official HS diploma, if they refuse to give you one. I know a lot of Humanitarians (and smart students at large) get really fed up and frustrated with high school (which makes sense), just know that you don't actually have to take it for four years. I promise you there is nothing that senior year will teach you that you could not learn out in the "real world".
or take independent studies. if graduating a year early doesn't appeal to you but you want to actually LEARN something your senior year, set up an independent study. The student handbook actually does set up a provision for this (I think), and all you need is a teacher who is willing to supervise and grade what you're doing. This way you can take a course in Sociology, or law, or even something amazingly interesting (IMHO) like the history of eastern art or post-colonial societies in developing nations. You'll have to fight for it, but it'd REALLY be worth it, because I promise you there is very little to learn in Howell High School as a senior, even if you load up on APs.

If you don't want to do the same old Humanities shit in college, apply to schools with different curriculums. While most people want to breeze thru college (and who can blame them?) There's A LOT to be said for a fascinating class in new works. Seriously, do you really want college to be high school all over again (I know I don't)? A lot of college actually don't make you take that bullshit intro to Lit. course that rereads the Oddysey and other books you've already bullshitted your way thru. For example, at Bard College in our first year seminar we only have one book in common with the humanities curriculum out of about 20 some-odd books that we read. After that, you can choose lit classes and art classes that challenge you and aren't the same old shit. But look around. Lots of colleges have amazing programs. You just have to search. A flashy name doesn't mean you'll learn much.

That's basically all I have to say. It's mostly cause I wish I had known this shit more straight out when I was going into my senior year. You can be absolutely happy as is. In that case, don't listen to me. But just in case, just know this is out there, and feel free to e-mail me (just ask me what it is in a comment or something...the one on my info page doesn't work anymore) or IM me or something and I'll help you out. I'll even hunt down Mrs. Deurbig and tell her why you should be allowed to have everyhting you want. seriously.

Anyway, much love and happy holidays,
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[12 Dec 2005|07:53pm]

so it's almost that time of year for h2k7's very first electives...

can anyone give me some input on AP psych? mr. purcell came in to talk about it and it sounds like it might be too theoretical or not theoretical enough and i really don't know.

yeah, anything anyone has to say would be grrrreat.

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[09 Nov 2005|02:20am]

Hey - I know a lot of previous Humanitarians - and hopefully some current ones - were very involved in GSA. This scholarship might be good for one of you. I found it online and I think if you guys apply, someone will get it. I've learned that a lot of people don't even try for these scholarships online because they think everyone else will, and in reality a very small amount of people do. Plus, we're all so eloquent, our essays are usually the best. ;)

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EDIT: I found another one. Seriously, one of you better apply. You could so get these.

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[30 Oct 2005|10:48am]
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[06 Oct 2005|03:09am]

If four years of humanities was good for anything, it certainly was an excellent confidence booster for my ability to bullshit.

Which is, perhaps, why I saved an entire 4-5 page sociological theory paper that is worth 25% of my grade until 3 AM the morning it is due.

And I'm still procrastinating on LJ.

Anyone else?
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[20 Sep 2005|08:37am]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

Best Asian Fest memories: discuss.

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[09 Sep 2005|07:18pm]

Hey guys!

Just figured I'd say hi... hope all of you freaks are enjoying college. I love it, if you're ever in the city drop me a line. And if you're still stuck in that dungeon known as Howell High School... I pity you (and I want to hear all the dirt - so post).

... Kristen
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H2K4 [31 Aug 2005|01:33pm]

If any of you even read this... I am updating the info for the directory. Please email me any new info or tell me that you have no updates to make. I'm trying to send out a completed and updated version of it by the end of September. Thanks.

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[13 Aug 2005|01:07pm]
Could someone please tell me what the assignment for US 2 is? I lost the sheet.  I know we're supposed to read one of the books listed.  Is it the stupid Guns, Germs, and Steel assignment all over again?

Ashley H2K7 (am I the only Ashley in Humanities now? weirddd)

P.S. Has anyone even started their summer work?
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[08 Jan 1970|05:00pm]

So it's like....day thee of college for me in my freshman Language and Thinking program, and I would just like to say, Humanities does help (for all yu cynics out there)

First off--our writing IS better (and Bard is full of incredible, brilliant writers). We know things like grammar and smart stuff. Seriously. Humanities is god (even tho some of us would like to forget about it)

Second--I've already learned about some of the philosophers we studied in Gosewich's (he was off on what they actually said, but at least I knew the names--Walter Benjamin, for example, who is actually pronounced "Ben-yah-meen")

Third--sophs, juniors, and seniors - come to Bard!. It's the best school ever.

Hope everything is wonderful in Howell and New Jersey
Peace and that junk
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