One night after work I decided to treat myself by getting an Uber cab home


One night after work I decided to treat myself by getting an Uber cab home. I did not know at the time this encounter would be an eye-opening experience to a new perspective. My uber cab driver who was Muslim himself spoke of how science and religion were not and could not be the same thing. At that time I thought ”Well yeah.”; I didn’t fully understand what he meant until the next day in my gothic fiction class when we were talking about Frankenstein and a guest speaker told us how the basics of chemistry originated from alchemy and how there are different types of alchemy. Our guest speaker told us that alchemy includes a form that was practiced as a religion and a form of “magic”. There were some people that would put on shows and would perform a “magic trick” using chemistry. Continue reading “One night after work I decided to treat myself by getting an Uber cab home”

Nova’s Open House— Save the Date!


Nova High School, an innovator in alternative education in the Seattle Public Schools, will be holding an open house on January 26th, 2017 from 6-8pm. There will be many opportunities to learn about our unique program including a student-led science & art fair as well as time to speak with administration, students and staff.

Open House: January 26th, 6-8pm

Nova High School
2410 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98122

Please email with any questions about the event

Rights of a Minor


Disclaimer: this isn’t legal advice and you should still talk to a lawyer if you find yourself in a situation like this. I would also like to say that a lot of information is from talking to people that have been in a situation like this as well as the King County Juvenile Court website:  

The rights of minors are something that needs to be talked about more because minors they tend to not be educated about their rights. In today’s society we only really talk about the rights of adults, because they want to educate kids about their rights when they become adult. The real issue is that we as a society don’t really talk about the rights of minors, and what they can do to get out of a bad situation.

Minors have more power in the legal system than they may know about; minors also have more rights than they might know about., The lack of knowledge is caused because most adults and parents don’t talk about the rights minors have because they don’t necessarily want to believe that the kid or the kids around them would do something where kids would need to use their rights. Continue reading “Rights of a Minor”


The United States has laws, of course. Laws to regulate speed and road conduct have been created. However, I feel that we may need to put more effort into enforcing these laws and keeping control of the roads. After all, some people follow the law of the road, but others have a need. A need for speed. Continue reading “I’VE JUST BEEN IN THIS PLACE BEFORE”

Anxiety Survival Skills

Anxiety really really really sucks. Especially at school. Here are some tips and ideas on how to cope with it.

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The ideal anxiety kit has something that uses each of your senses. Something scented, like bottles of essential oil or scented bean bags that also address touch (learn how to make those here: you can also just mix any essential oil with the beans instead of lavender sprigs). Textural things like a stress or spiky ball, a patch of fuzzy material, or marbles are really good to have something to fiddle with. Add something to taste such as dark chocolate, mint or cinnamon gum, or crunchy things like nuts. To address sound keep an extra pair of earbuds in there and make a soothing playlist on your phone or other musical device as well as a pair of earplugs if you just need a little quiet. For sight, keep some cute pictures of architecture or your favorite animal in there. Small stuffed animals are also great additions and can be scented or fuzzy to take care of several senses. I also suggest using a colorful bag or box to keep everything in. Continue reading “Anxiety Survival Skills”

A short list of good games part 1

Castaway 2: RPG

Castaway 2 is an exploration-focused RPG.

This game is gorgeous! In it, you wake up on a strange island without your memory. You then find that there is more going on on the island than you thought. You wind up getting many pets and better gear as you slowly explore the gorgeous tropical island. This game doesn’t have the best mechanics, but I still love it for its feel. Continue reading “A short list of good games part 1”

The Return of Rick and Morty

For a long time people have been patiently awaiting the return of the popular TV series Rick and Morty. In the last episode of season two the character Mr. Poopy Butthead informed the audience that they might have to wait as long as 3-5 years for the third season, however the show may be returning sooner than expected. Continue reading “The Return of Rick and Morty”

Female* Skateboarders Are Badass

There are a lot of obvious differences from being a male into skateboarding and being a female into skateboarding. Skateboarding has the stereotype of being a much more male-dominated and male-centric sport, and women wanting to skateboard definitely have less opportunities, and higher expectations, than men. I was well aware of this when wanting to start skateboarding, but the community was something I wanted to be part of. I joined Nova Skate, and I’m working towards being able to to call myself a real “skater boy”. Continue reading “Female* Skateboarders Are Badass”