Wednesday, January 23, 2013


My name is Nicholas Scott Nowell. I'm 17 years old. I was born on April 3rd, 1995, at St. Ann's hospital in Westerville, Ohio. I have a mom, dad and brother. My favorite sport is basketball, but I played football in high school. My favorite color is green. My favorite food is Chinese food. I'm not sure what I want to be after high school or what I would like to study in college yet. Some other things that I like to do are:Riding bikes
Driving fast
Playing video games
Playing basketball & football
Ping pong
Watching a movie
Reading a book
Going to the zoo, cosi and museums
Going on road trips
Watching basketball/ football ( tv or their).

Senior composition: introduction

Playing basketball
Going to college
Getting in trouble
Going to sporting events
Playing football
Injuring my ankle
Looking for work
Riding my bike
Growing up
Getting back into playing video games
Last summer
Last spring break

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A long way gone: memoirs if a boy soldier." blog # 2

After a long struggle of being with the RUF, Ishmael's lieutenant releases the boys to UNICEF, but it's almost at a point where it's too late because all the boys are brainwashed and addicted to different drugs, but then Ishmael meets a woman that later becomes his foster mother and she helps to bring him back to reality. He ends up getting an opportunity to go to New York City to tell his stories to the United Nations. Later returning too Sierra Leone, after his uncle has passed, but with the war still going on it caught up with him and he is put into a position, where he has to flee to Guinea where he makes his way back to the United States. Yes, even though my prediction was very broad it was right on. I think that the over all tone of the story was triumph, and even overcoming some of thee toughest situations. He views it as a learning experience and is grateful that he got helped and out of that terrible situation. This book had some extremely rough subjects, but that way that he presented these terrible events always made it seem like he has hope and wasn't going to give up until he took his last breathe.

Monday, January 7, 2013

"A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier." Blog #1

I think that this does hold true, even though its sad, because if a terrible event happens to you, you have a story to tell and mostly others are willing to listen and want to here your story. In Ishmael Beahs' case it does and it better him for his future life, even though it was something that I can't even imagine going through. To me this book was hard at first to get started on and through, I don't know why, but once I got through the first few chapters it started to become an easier more interesting read. It's a good book, and I am almost through it. I think that the book will take a turn for the best and everything will come together for him. He wrote this book, so some type of good has to come out of this extremely rough story.