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By Josh Leffler Josh Leffler lives in Chapel Hill and is in sixth grade. He's a big fan of Apple and other technology. His favorite book series is Harry Potter, and his favorite food is sushi. He also loves chocolate.
  • A Kid’s View: My First Campaign

    October 3, 2013 at 6:00 am

    It started with an announcement at lunchtime, where my Language Arts teacher from last year, Tamara, had a whiteboard and a bunch of those poster-size sticky notes with ideas and information about the 2013-2014 student council. Tamara told us to look at our handouts, which listed different roles. She directed us to the 5th/6th grade […]

  • Back To School… Again!

    August 30, 2013 at 5:21 am

    What was your favorite part of returning to school? Did you enjoy it?

  • 3,024,000 Seconds

    August 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

    3,024,000 seconds. 50,400 minutes. 840 hours. 35 days. 5 weeks.

  • Is Growing Up Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be, Part II

    July 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

    You may remember one of my articles from a while ago where I talked about the ups and downs of growing up.

  • The End of the Beginning

    May 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Back at the beginning of the school year, I wrote about how excited I was to go back to school, especially because it was my first year of middle school. But I was also a little nervous — what with the normal new stuff like teachers and the classroom. Plus, there is the new middle […]

  • A Tale Of Two Help Desks

    April 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    As most of you who read my columns know, I’m the tech support for my family.

  • Is Growing Up Really All It's Cracked Up To Be?

    February 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Growing up is an interesting thing. It has its ups and downs, its interesting moments and its boring moments, its happy times and sad times, and so many other feelings. I discussed in my last column one of the sad things that is part of growing up. But there are so many other feelings than […]

  • Part of Growing Up

    January 31, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I’m 11. Probably, if you’re reading this, you already know that. You also probably know that my age is a big time for change – not just for me, personally, but the things around me.  I just experienced a change that we knew would happen someday for the last few years. I lost someone I […]

  • Why I Love Books

    January 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

    This past December, my family exchanged gifts, like I’m sure most of you did. We did it over Hanukah, but you might have done it over Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or a different holiday. Most of my presents were books – among my favorite things in the world. There was fiction and non-fiction, big and small, […]

  • The Two Biggest Problems with Technology

    January 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    A few days ago, I was fixing my mom’s printer, because it was having problems with lines in the middle of the printout. This was nothing new (even though the printer is not old) – it has been happening for about a year now. And yes, we had contacted HP, the company that made it, […]