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My 8th Grade Year (continued) May 23, 2012

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This post is in continuation of last weeks post. My friend and I were remembering our favorite old computer games such as Putt-Putt, Freddy Fish, MyScene, Webkinz, and Fill It (on KidoNet). If you have never played theses games you should, they’re awesome. Of course I am going to miss Holy Cross and all the memories I have of my time there.

Sorry that this has nothing to do with architecture.


My 8th Grade Year May 16, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — hcs8emma @ 8:51 pm

My last year at Holy Cross was very memorable. When I move on I will definitely miss my friends. Some of them I have known for ten years. This year has been filled with lots of great memories. There was definitely some nostalgia on the first day of school. There were lots of pictures taken around the school with friends and the whole class. It felt quite strange to be the oldest kids in the school. One of my favorite parts about being an eighth grader was getting a little buddy. I share a little buddy; she is in kindergarten and is very cute. During recess every day, I go down to kindergarten to visit her. I eat lunch with her and play jump rope with her.

I have basically spent my entire life at Holy Cross. One of my friends taught me how to tie my shoes. The field trips this year were really fun. My favorite one was visiting the Exploratorium in San Francisco; it was a really fun science museum. They even had a toilet water fountain. My favorite part was the tactile dome. The tactile dome is this path way in a dome, but it is pitch black. In the tactile dome you have to crawl through tunnels, slide down slides, and climb up rope ladders. We went through in groups of four or five and it was really funny to see, well hear, everyone’s reactions. In the tactile dome there is a speaker so that the operator can hear if anyone needs help, but everyone sitting the lobby could hear it too. Some people were screaming some were hyperventilating, and some were trying to scare other people. I went through with one of my friends is claustrophobic and scared of the dark (not a good combination for the tactile dome). She was so freaked out that she grabbed my ankle while I was trying to climb the rope ladder, making it really hard to climb. In the tactile dome there are objects along the wall, but also the walls are made of different materials. I ran straight into a tin wall, it really hurt.

I have my friends to thank for getting me into the Hunger Games. She told me they were really good and then loaned me the books, now I am obsessed (Team Peeta). Eighth grade has so many good memories, I will definitely miss Holy Cross.

Sorry That This Has Nothing  T o Do With Architecture


School Dress Codes April 25, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — hcs8emma @ 8:31 pm

At my school you can only wear white, navy blue, or black socks that are above the ankle. I wish that students would be allowed to wear colored socks at any length.

One of the other dress code rules at my school is that students 6th grade and up may wear nail polish in light pink or french manicure. Students should be allowed to wear nail polish in any color they want.

At my school students can wear few accessories. Students should be allowed to wear any earrings, necklaces, or jewelry they want.

Students want to express them selves and socks, nail polish, and accessories are harmless ways to be creative.

Sorry that this has nothing to do with architecture.

Happy Birthday to Mies Van de Rohe! March 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — hcs8emma @ 11:42 pm

Today is Mies Van de Rohe’s 126th Birthday. He is the architect of the Farnsworth House


Mystery Landmark February 15, 2012

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Guess which famous landmark this is. Click on the link and swirl over the pixels to see what famous landmark the image reveals.

Mystery Landmark

Here is another image mystery.

Hint: It was the subject of an earlier post.

Mystery Post Image


Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church February 8, 2012

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Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church in the commune of Firminy, France.  It was designed by Le Corbusier in 1971 and was completed in 2006 by his student Jose Oubrerie . This concrete building was designed as a church, but is now used as a cultural venue.


The Lotus Temple January 11, 2012

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The Baha’i House of Worship in New Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to it’s flower like shape is a prominent attraction in New Delhi. It was finished in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won many architecture awards and has been featured in many newspapers and magazines.

Baha’i House of Worship Website