North Mac High School

This I Believe: I Believe in Big Ideas

Feb 24, 2020
Beatrice Bonner / NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS

I believe that there’s nothing wrong with big ideas. When I was young, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Essentially, my brain is extremely energetic. I have a lot of thoughts cycling through my head at any given time. With nothing to distract it, my brain can fall down rabbit holes of thought rather easily.

This I Believe: Superheroes

Feb 21, 2020
Beatrice Bonner / NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman flying over Metropolis to bring a stop to the actions of villains of the city and peace to the minds of its citizens. At a young age, I believed that when I was in trouble, some type of hero would swoop in and save the day. While it may seem silly to think that there are heroes hiding in the shadows —ready to come to the aid of civilization at a moment's notice — I know that there are people in my life with extraordinary abilities that only a true superhero could possess.

This I Believe: I Believe in Passing the Ball

Feb 18, 2020
Beatrice Bonner / NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS

I see a timid, shaky-kneed freshman, eyes wide with fear for being on the court during the varsity game. She is the most open player to receive a pass. With a flick of my wrists, the ball zooms into her possession.