Woot - the whistle ricochets off the stadium walls. Penalty kick to us.
As young women, many of us go through each day with low self-esteem.
That week they were gone.
Ever changing, the dappled hillside drops away steeply to the rush of the river below.
How many times do I have to tell you, the dishes must be done before you go on Facebook?
Every thursday after school, since year 11, I have gone to visit grandad at Montecillo.
As a member of this modern, free-spoken society, I have noticed a lot of outrage of late.
There seems to be a common stereotype that youth are apathetic, crazy, out-of-control, irresponsible, and self-indulged cretins.
Initial media reaction to the London riots had us believe the city was ablaze as a result of the mindless actions of the "hooded youths" and "feral rats".
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey along came a spider and sat down beside her and got hit with a harassment suit and restraining order. Political...
I'm sorry it had to come to this, brother.
Holly Robinson (year 12) recently travelled to Europe to compete in the Dutch Open and the German International Invitation athletic meets.
Japan - it's fascinating, but far from the green and grassy pastures of East Otago.
Darting up the boggy field I feel my calf muscles tighten.
In summer, the bush is an idyllic place to be.
Picture this: Houses no longer having backyards; schools no longer having a playground; no more parks in local cities; and when you look out your window, landfills are everywhere - just because we chose not to recycle.
You know how parents always complain about us teenagers sleeping in?
Your eyes snap open. It's 7.45am.
It's a great feeling when you are finally allowed to sit behind the wheel of a vehicle and turn the key.
This painting by Gore High School year 11 pupil Rachel Kelso was part of an internal project titled "A Day in Town". Her artwork shows some of the town's landmarks.