Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun, first published in 1947, depicts scenes from the life of Kazuko, the book’s narrator, not long after the end of World War II. As Japan becomes influenced by Western culture, its citizens intrigued and inspired by European literature and concepts that never once held merit within the nation, the aristocracy loses its appeal. Kazuko, an aristocrat, begins to willingly assimilate herself into the lower-class.
The Setting Sun is a melancholy yet hopeful story. Dazai’s writing clearly reflects the imbalance of Japan’s post-WWII society—foreign concepts clashing with long-standing traditions—and the disillusionment that people felt during that time. The novel is elevated by its contemplative tone and philosophical musings, mainly through Kazuko and her brother, Naoji—two characters that, despite their similarly deep thinking, couldn’t be more different.
Osamu Dazai’s The Setting Sun is a short yet memorable read, with a bittersweet plot and noteworthy prose. The writing of Dazai, which is ingrained with reflections on humanity and the worth of social status, makes you stop to consider the world, your own life, and those around you.
Many potential employers will be available to interview prospective employees at this job fair. Be sure to bring your photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security card.
“Your words cut deeper than a knife,” sings Shawn Mendes in his hit song “Stitches,” which ranked 4th on Billboards top 100, from his debut studio album “Handwritten.”
This is a sorrowful song that equates breaking up with being shattered apart. Shawn Mendes is an 18-year-old singer from Toronto, Canada who is gaining a big following in the United States.
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has released his hit album “Handwritten” which made it to No.1 on Billboards Top 200 during its debut, having 106,000 copies sold. Now Shawn has a new album called “Illuminate” with his new hit song “Treat You Better,” which entered the 6th place on Billboards Hot 100 and peaked at number 3 on the Radio Songs charts.
Now Shawn also has “Mercy” which made it to 15 on Billboard and it is on his album “Illuminate.”
Shawn Mendes is going on tour and one of his stops is at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on August 2. Tickets start at $71.00.
To get tickets for his Cleveland show go to his website http://www.shawnmendesofficial.com/tour/
The deadline to order a yearbook is Monday, May 22. Only a few extras are ordered each year, so if you do not order one now there is no guarantee you will be able to purchase one later. You can order a book online at jostens.com or by picking up an order form in any team office.
There will be a pre-season meeting with the Boys Soccer coaches on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the EHS Dining Hall. This is for all new and returning male soccer players. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend with you. Stop in the Athletic Office or Mr. Heighberger’s office if you have any questions.
Spanish Club had its annual Taquito Eating contest Wednesday, May 10. Congratulations to Mike Kobylski! He ate 17 taquitos in 3 minutes, setting a new record! Thanks to all who participated.
Lorain County Community College will be having a College Credit Plus Orientation at EHS in the Dining Hall (cafeteria) on May 16, 2017 at 3 pm. All students who plan to take College Credit Plus courses for the First Time must attend.
Wednesday, May 10 was the final orchestra concert of the year and the last one of every graduating seniors’ high school career. As the final song, “Ashokan Farewell,” of the concert progressed, one senior at a time would arise from their seat and then exit the stage, leaving behind their empty chair and legacy.
I lie atop the gravel
Under the unbearably hot sun,
Sweating and breathing heavily.
There is dead silence around me,
And I eventually tire of the heat.
I roll onto my back in the grass,
Staring up at the blue sky,
Watching the gathering of clouds and
Feeling the gentle stirring of the wind.
When it is finally my turn,
I get no applause
Or sign of recognition,
And I find it hard for me to care.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had their first Prayers from Maria spirit week from January 30 to February 3. Prayers from Maria is a foundation whose mission is to finally honor childhood cancer patients with the attention they deserve, by reversing the tragic lack of funding and promoting the most meaningful brain cancer research for kids. Only 4% of government money goes to child cancer.
At the Lorain County Junior Vocational School Open House, FCCLA sold lemonade, yellow bears and sunflower suckers. On Monday there was supposed to be a corn hole and the selling of bears and sunflower suckers, but it was canceled due to weather. On Tuesday, FCCLA sold Popsicles for $1.
On Wednesday, they had a “guess how many sunflower seeds in a jar” contest and the winner won a $15 subway gift card. On Thursday, FCCLA sold lemonade for $1. On Friday, there was a $1 jeans day and the students at JVS had to buy a sticker and wear a school appropriate yellow shirt and they sold bears and sunflower suckers, because they couldn’t do it on Monday.
Prayers for Maria was inspired by Maria McNamara, who was enjoying life, taking dance lessons and playing with her brothers, when she was suddenly diagnosed with one of the deadliest childhood brain tumors. Maria was treated at St. Jude, where she made many new friends, fighting just like she was. Maria cared about each one of them and prayed every night for them to get better. Those prayers continued until her battle ended 14 months later on July 14, 2007. Maria’s selfless simple prayers became an inspiration that ignited a movement. Those prayers of hope that live on today through the Prayers from Maria Foundation.
If you are interested in helping out this foundation you can volunteer over the summer to plant the sunflower seeds, so they can bloom in the fall. People can send donations to this foundation by going to https://prayersfrommaria.org