by Lexi Detweiler, Erica Lopez, and Allison Rerick
“My cap slowly slid off my head with each round of applause as each person stood up to receive their diplomas. By the time I got up, it was clinging onto my head with its last elastic breaths, and I tore it off as soon as I stepped off the stage.
I’m thankful that alphabetical order allowed me to sit between Levi and Aidan—they told me I wasn’t going to die when I needed to hear it most and even kept copies of my speech just in case I passed out on the way to the podium. During my speech my eyes kept flitting around the audience, looking for Allison somewhere in the pews, but I couldn’t locate her frazzled head anywhere.”
I often associate holidays with food. Depending on where you’re from, your associations might be different than mine, but growing up, I knew I could always count on certain treats. Thanksgiving warranted a large slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. At Christmas, there was my mother’s assortment of fresh-baked cookies: chocolate chip, peanut butter, and peanut butter chocolate drop cookies. Easter, of course, was chocolate peanut butter eggs. (I’m sensing a pattern here…) And then there’s St. Patrick’s Day… With an Irish background, this holiday was just as important as, say, Valentine’s Day.
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Farming in a New Century
by Jesse Braun
In Lisbon, NY, the modern-day farm Woodcrest Dairy has taken a step down the road of renewable energy with a methane digester, a project that adds more to the community than just the power it generates.
Farms, especially larger ones, face a host of environmental and economical problems. At Woodcrest Dairy, Robert Cruikshank believes the answer to many of these problems lies in anaerobic digestion, or the conversion of biomass into a source of electricity.
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