The Friday Everything Changed

Liam Campbell                 Questions: The Friday Everything Changed                             April 5, 2017


  1. The boys want to continue to take the water bucket so they can have time of being out of the class, and they don’t want the girls to take that away from them.
  2. The boys try to bully them, and make them stop, they even excluded them from their softball games.

Elements of Fiction

  1. The person telling the story is a female who sits next to Alma Niles and isn’t the main protagonist of the story. She things Miss Raltson as admirable, and also doesn’t like the conflict, and believes the boys should let the girls do things. She believed Miss Raltson didn’t know about the conflict
  2. The setting seems to be post WWII, in a rural school with one room, in Ontario. They said that televisions are would come out in a few years, making that around the time of WWII, they mentioned that it was a one room school, and they talked about the Toronto Maple Leaf’s. They wouldn’t have that bad of gender inequality if it weren’t that time. Also, because they had to get the water bucket, that is also a cause of the conflict. The kind of person is Person VS Society
  3. The protagonist is Alma Niles because she was the one who asked the question and initiated the conflict.
  4. The question of “Why can’t the girls get the bucket” made the teacher think about it, and make them able to do so. Miss Raltson showed that the discussion is over, and the girls are equal to the boys.

My Sonnet



At times, we need something to help us see,

The light that shines above the darkest things.

Of course, we feel we need to be set free;

But, I can see what heaven never brings.


Darkness is stronger than the brightest light,

That lights up everyone’s happier life.

Nothing can tell us other ways of sight,

As my life is a broken carving knife.


But now, the morning will start to arise,

And I will always remember the times.

The darker things that I simply despise,

And the things that I call my “kitchen crimes.”


The world is a place where we all are dead,

Or is everything just inside my head?

Weekend in Poetry and News Report

Yesterday afternoon, 14-year-old Liam Campbell was out side with three others doing random things such as climbing mounds of snow, going to malls, and jumping over things.

His friends say he also jumped over a fence into snow that turned out to be ice, and he also fell off a slide. No injuries occurred during the day for them.

Tons of snow falls from the air,

Four teenagers jump everywhere.

One by one, they fall off a slide,

But the great part is, nobody died!

We all jump on mounds of snow,

It wasn’t allowed, but we didn’t know.

We all buy warms drinks to hold,

At the same time, saying “It’s not that cold.”

    All four ran into the mall,

Completely soaked, jackets and all.

One by one, we all retreat,

Back to our homes, admitting defeat.

Get to Know You Paragraph

    Get to Know You Paragraph


When I was younger, I joined ball hockey because my brother always played and it looked like a lot of fun. Every time I was there to watch my brother, people would be cheering for their kids. There would always be the smell of food that people were eating, whether that was chips or pizza or something else. Every time my brother played, it would be in a different arena, so we would always have to drive to them, and we were always excited to arrive to the arena. When I started to play, my brother decided to stop playing because of the possible long drives every time, so, I decided to quit as well, even though I only played for about a week and never actually played against another team. The equipment I had to put on was not that bad, I don’t remember much about that, because it was a long time ago, but I don’t think I enjoyed wearing the helmet because it was always either too loose or too tight. If I had a choice, I think I would join ball hockey again, but I would have to practice hockey more often.


Paint-balling was an extremely fun thing I have done. It was about two years ago, I went to a birthday party which was to go paint-balling, everyone at the party was excited on the way to the arena, but started to panic when we arrived. A lot of the gear we got was really annoying to move with, my mask was too loose when I started to play and I couldn’t adjust it because you’re not allowed to take off your mask or do anything with your mask because the you could get hit in the face. Reloading the gun was another annoying challenge to do as well. At first, you don’t realize you are out of paint-balls, and you just shoot air. I ran out of paint-balls in the beginning of a game when I forgot to reload after the last game, and I was probably there behind a wall for almost the entire game attempting to reload my gun. Eventually, I managed to start playing again, but it ended a couple of minutes after. All the arenas were in a bunch of tree’s, so it always just smelled like wood. There was a guy there who didn’t follow the rules and never went out when he was shot, and he was completely covered in paint. He ended up getting kicked out of the games for cheating, and we didn’t see him again.


Camping is another fun thing I have done. I’ve been camping three times with my brother and my dad. The first two times I went camping, we were put in the exact same camping ground, and the third time was at Anderson Lake, which another camp site far from here. During the first two times, every day would start with us going down a hill to a river, to go fishing. Then we would play badminton or just talk. We always roasted marshmallows during the night. When we were at Anderson Lake, my brother and I were fishing and my dad was at our camp site which was the closest one to the river, when I noticed a bear walking out of the grass and moving towards us, and I notified my brother. We stood there for a minute, and then it disappeared, which is when my brother started to run as fast as he could towards my dad and all I could do was follow him. We ended up making it back without seeing the bear again, but that was still an experience that freaked both my brother and I out at the time.