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It’s that time of year
again. Weather com-
plaints are at an ulti-
mate high along with the
camps are ending, this
year awesomely heated
political debates have
ravaged social media,
and then there is Poké-
mon Go. With more trag-
edy here in the U.S. and in various parts of the world,
emotions are abundant, and unfortunately, the emo-
tions have trended on the negative side.
Not to worry, the Nonahood News Team is here
with some positivity. We are huge proponents of the
idea that uplifting, feel-good stories are more infec-
tious than negative ones. So far in our six months of
publishing this newspaper, it has worked out, and it’s
an ideal we will not give up, no matter what other bad
news is out there.
For kids nearing the end of their summer vacation,
emotions will be present on both sides of the spec-
trum. For me as a kid, I loved back-to-school time.
It usually meant new clothes and school supplies,
which was kind of fun. The anticipation of seeing all
of my old buddies from the previous years was excit-
ing. And eventually, the dog days of summer spent
with extended family and summer camps, although
fun, seemed to leave a void in opportunities to inter-
act with members of the opposite sex. Needless to say,
the expectation of the influx of social time with girls
was something I looked forward to as well.
When the first day of school came, it was always
funny to see how everyone had changed. Some
changed for the better, and others not so much. As
the years went on, the changes seemed to be more
and more drastic, friends seemed to get hairier, girls
wore more and more perfume and makeup, and gym
locker rooms got more and more disgusting.
Now that I finished with school years ago, I re-
ally miss back-to-school time from that perspective.
Instead, my children get to experience the swing of
emotions from the student viewpoint, and I get to deal
with other feelings during this time as a parent. Al-
though I prefer to live this time of year through the
eyes of a child, those feelings quickly leave when my
children tell me about the homework they have and
tests they soon will take.
Even as the context from the movie is a bit off, I
still found it appropriate to leave the Nonahood this
month with a song from a movie that has left a lasting
impression on me, and takes me back to the first day
of school at warp speed.
One Crazy Summer So Far.
Let’s Finish It With a Smile.
Publisher ’s Desk
Creatively and Independently Produced by the
Residents of Lake Nona
Brittany Bhulai, Jessi Blakley, Raphael Bones,
MD, Norm De Plume, Jason Diven, Lindsay Diven,
Natalia Foote, David Grimm, Frank Jasiewicz, Katie
Jasiewicz, Russel Kost, CPA, Rhys Lynn, Daniel
Ocampo, Liliana Pickens, Deborah Robison, Norma
Ross, and Katrice Taylor
Editing & Proofreading
Linda Carvin and Joe Henry
The Voltron Crew
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“Oh, back to school
Back to school
To prove to dad, I’m not a fool
I got my lunch packed up
My boots tied tight
I hope I don’t get in a fight
Oh! Back to school
Back to school
Back to school...”
– Billy Madison
2 AUGUST 2016
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