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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.
  • It's Not As Easy Anymore

    December 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Just a few weeks ago, I was sitting in my Head of School’s office talking to him about this blog. He had proposed the meeting because he wanted to know some of the strategies I use when writing. During our conversation he asked me a question along the lines of, “Do you have a schedule […]

  • Brrrrrrrrr…

    December 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    “High of 56 degrees.” I’m looking at my weather app, deciding what to wear that day. My mind wanders back a few weeks…   “High of 93 degrees.” I’m looking at my weather app, deciding what to wear that day. I then give my mom the forecast as I’m thinking: “Ugh, too hot.”   Well, […]

  • The Presidential Election and a School Field Trip

    November 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The presidential election and a school field trip. What does one have to do with another? Nothing, is what you would probably think. But for me, the answer is a whole lot. In what way?   My grade just got back from an overnight field trip to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Meaning, of course, that […]

  • Big Shake-Ups!

    November 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I’m sure you’ve heard the news – two executives have been shown the door at Apple. But for what reasons? And, from a kid’s point of view, was that a good idea? Were Tim Cook and the Board of Directors right to ask these fellows to leave? Or will this become a tragic mistake for Apple? […]

  • Volunteering

    October 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Volunteering. We all have done it at some point, whether volunteering to, say, read a paper out loud, or to help teach children how to read. Some volunteer positions are enjoyable, others, not so much. But they mostly feel good, and the knowledge that they are helping a good cause is what drives most people […]

  • Everyone Makes Mistakes!

    October 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Nobody’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. These are two common facts of life. Everyone knows them, except for…   Most major companies don’t care if they make a mistake. They are oblivious to it. They think there is no possible way that they could do something wrong. But notice I said “most”. Not “all”.   Because […]

  • iOS 6 Compatibility Rant

    September 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    iOS 6. Mixed feelings from most people. But from me, praise. To me, the maps app  is just as good as the old maps, in that the new features offset or even outweigh the loss of labeling. Siri is so much better. New stores. So much more is calling my name, begging for me to […]

  • The iPhone 5

    September 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    iPhone 5 has just been announced (because you didn’t know!) and it’s pretty amazing from the point of view of a ten-year-old. Why? Well, all of the new features for adults can also benefit kids.   How? Well, the first thing is that the larger screen and better processor mean games look better and react […]

  • A Marvelous Feeling

    September 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

    You know that feeling where you are just so proud of yourself? Where you feel like you are floating above the world? Well, I’ve recently experienced that, and it’s wonderful.   I have been working on something very, very hard, and lately I’ve been running into some problems. But just a few days ago, when […]

  • The Return of UNC Football

    September 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’m sure most of you saw UNC beat Elon 62-0. What a thrill that was to start not only the 2012 football season, but Larry Fedora‘s era at UNC. If Saturday was anything to go by, we’re going to have a great season!   What’s sad is that, with these great players and coaches, we […]