Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes

Emily is a seventeen-year-old lover of words. She likes to write about her travels around the world, particularly Australia where she spends a month each year, residing in a hundred-year-old stone house in the Outback. She is also a writer for her school newspaper, The Poly Spotlight, and she wrote a blog for National Geographic last year.
The animals of South Australia (dead and alive!)

The animals of South Australia (dead and alive!)

This planet has a lot of animals living on it. You probably already know that though, perhaps because you've watched a lot of TV shows on Animal Planet. It is perhaps a fairly obvious fact. In fact, you might even have thought "Well, that's a somewhat obvious fact,"...

Being a teenager in the Australian Outback

Being a teenager in the Australian Outback

At around 6 A.M. this morning, I awoke to light pushing its way through the gap in my curtains onto the covers of my bed. I stretched, immediately pulled my camera out of the suitcase under my bed, stepped into some slippers, and walked out the door of my room into...

Observations on high school graduation

Observations on high school graduation

Despite the fact that I have an entire year to go before I don a billowy robe and graduation cap, I am already experiencing bittersweet nostalgia toward my years of high school. Like many of my peers, I am absolutely and completely terrified of becoming a senior, and...