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Vanessa Daves

Blog: Leaving School

Blog: Leaving School

Senior staffer talks about leaving school and the things she will miss after graduation.

 

Blog: Peanut Butter Perfection

Blog: Peanut Butter Perfection

Senior Vanessa Daves reveals a family recipe for peanut butter cookies that has never failed her. In less than 20 minutes, this simple recipe will create 20-24 cookies that will make your mouth water and leave you wanting more.

 

Blog: Novel of Knowledge

Blog: Novel of Knowledge

I don’t usually review books. Which, for me, is unusual in itself. I love to read, I scarf books down like they’re a Chipotle burrito. But recently, I read a book called “Lunchmeat and Life Lessons” that I just have to talk about.

 

Blog: Signing for Singing

Blog: Signing for Singing

I apologize ahead of time for the subject matter of this blog. I know you’ve already heard me rant about college in several blogs before this. But I’m a senior. What do you expect?

 

Blog: Perspectives on People

Blog: Perspectives on People

I lived in Mobile, AL until I was eight years old. After three years spent in Savannah, GA, and two years spent in Bluffton, SC, my family moved to Kansas. Describing the move from the South to the Midwest as culturally shocking is an understatement. I grew up living in a world where homosexuals are unacceptable, abortion is not an option, and forgetting to make the potato salad is fatal. But I was shaped in a world where open-mindedness is key, opinions differ, and food is simply food

 

Blog: The Mission of Admission

Blog: The Mission of Admission

Prepare yourself for another one of my great blogs with advice about surviving high school. Don’t worry, it will be filled with just as many snarky comments and rhetorical questions.

 

Blog: Jane “Error”

Blog: Jane “Error”

What has education come to? This past weekend, I spent about 10 hours working on an assignment for one class. Now, that’s just not right. I’ll admit, it was my fault for procrastinating. But does this kind of assignment even have value?

 

Blog: Fan of Football

Blog: Fan of Football

My favorite season is a little different than what you’d expect. It’s not summer, spring, fall or winter. My favorite season is football season.

 

Blog: The Art of Saying ‘No’

Blog: The Art of Saying ‘No’

I’m the kind of person who needs to be busy. I like being productive, and being stressed out is just a part of my personality. I love to help people and be there for them, to meet new people and experience new things. High school offered me so many ways to keep busy, but eventually, I had to learn the Art of Saying ‘No.’

 

Blog: East 101

Blog: East 101

New to East? Think you’ve got it all figured out? Well, you don’t. We don’t either, but we at least know more than you. The last three years here have taught us a few things about how to not just survive, but thrive, in these halls. Trust us, and follow these bread crumbs of wisdom on the path to a great career at East.

 

Blog: Respect for Goodbyes

Blog: Respect for Goodbyes

Vanessa Daves reflects on the many reasons she admires her teachers and why she could never be one of them.

 

Blog: Bringin’ in the Dinero

Blog: Bringin’ in the Dinero

Vanessa Daves shares her money-making experiences and how those dollars and cents can make a big difference.