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Congratulations to Brandon Liu, winner of the VFW Award for Darien, Connecticut! Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Read more…


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“What the Dog Saw” is split into three parts: Obsessives, Pioneers, and other varieties of Minor Genius; Theories, Predictions, and Diagnoses; and Personality, Character, and Intelligence. The second part interested me the most. The examination of how people approach problems and the discussion on the amount of importance society places on images leads to enlightening insights on the importance of interpreting information, as discussed above.

Job interviews are flawed, Gladwell argues in What the Dog Saw, because people make assumptions about the way others will act in all situations. Studies have shown that behavior varies according to setting; honesty, for example, is not a constant trait – students were shown to have different affinities for cheating when taking tests at school or at home. Gladwell describes Nolan Myers, an intelligent, successful, Harvard graduate, who had recently spent a lot of time at job interviews. Gladwell states that if he “were an employer looking for bright young college graduates, [he would] hire him in a heartbeat”. However, he has never seen Myers in other settings, nor has he spoken to any of his relatives or professors, and he cannot explain why he likes Myers, but, Gladwell, along with Hadi Partovi, an executive at Tellme, and Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, decided that they approved of Myers in the short time they each spent with him. During Gladwell’s interview with Myers, he asks Myers, “are there things that you think you aren’t good at, which make you worry?”


  A Certain Himalayan Cat   I remember the day I met my friend, a pure-bred Himalayan cat. A Himalayan is a cross between a Siamese and a Persian. Himalayans have the Siamese’s color points and the Persian’s fluffy, double layered coat. And this cat had the best of both worlds! This cat’s mother and father Read more…


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Roald Dahl’s Word Exploration By Natasha Ng   Two marvelous books, The BFG and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, both written by Roald Dahl, are probably the funniest and the best books that Roald Dahl wrote. They both have funny made-up words and ridiculous sentences that are filled humorously. That’s why many people like Read more…


He dares them to run into Boo’s back yard and mess around in it. They even try to write a letter to Boo Radley to try to get him to come out. Unfortunately, Atticus intercepts it before they can deliver it. “Jem held out a filthy piece of paper. Atticus took it and tried to read it.  ‘Why do you want Mr. Radley to come out?’