Posts tagged “school”

Is that a burrito in your pocket or …

A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito. The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos

Lesley University

Congratulations to my little sister, Michelle! She just got accepted to Lesley University! Right in the middle of Harvard Square! How cool is that?

Cheaters, Inc.

Cheaters, Inc.

The people at claim to have “nearly one hundred different essays” for sale. The site is allegedly a resource for research, but it smells more like plaigarism to me. At $8.95 / page you would probably be better served by doing all the work on your own. Trust me, students, your Hemingway professor has

School Rules

A fifth-grade girl at Cincinnati’s Mount Airy School says at least 15 boys have been trading soda and cash for sex with at least five girls. [link via me-fi]


My favorite “Bart-writing-on-the-chalkboard”: I will not get very far with this attitude.

My Birthday

<blab>Have I mentioned that I will soon be 27? Because that is freaking me way-the-hell-out the more I think about it. I was running past a high school today and there were all these high school kids running track. I was running. They were running. I am seriously not in high school any more. I

Pawtucket, RI

I was born in Pawtucket, RI … when I was kid at St. Paul’s elementary school in Daytona Beach, FL, I used to always feel a special connection to Jesus because I, too, had been INRI … Wow! I thought I was the only one who ever thought that …


Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school? He was buttering up his teacher.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

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You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.