Jail Talk

By Patricia Vasquez There’s a time in my life I could remember when I really enjoyed and loved to read and write. That was when I was writing love letters to my at the time boyfriend about 17 years ago. One of my best friends was incarcerated at the time. He and I were on... Continue Reading →

Animal Testing For Beauty Products

By Alondra Cotto Have you ever asked yourself, how many animals are killed each year in American laboratories? According to PETA, an activist group that fights to protect animals, more than 100 million animals die testing food, drugs, chemicals, cosmetics and medical products; some of the animals that suffer are mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, monkeys,... Continue Reading →

Painting Through My Writing

By Karla C. Rodriguez Huerta I am an immigrant - the kind you hear about in the news. Families cross the U.S border and some make it, others get caught doing this and they get deported back or separated and pray that one day they will be reunited. I’ve been here for 22 years, and... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down The Barriers

By Jacob Martinez Platt High school was covered with blue and yellow banners draping the walls and HUGE panthers painted on everything within sight. Before I get the chance to look around at the big space, I was immediately greeted by the resource officer, Officer Blake, who was at least 7 feet tall and had... Continue Reading →

The Chaos Coordinator

By Nagihan Aydin  Lynn Sanford has a plaque on her desk that says, “chaos coordinator,” a fitting title for her role as an assistant director of nursing. When her colleagues are facing a problem, they count on her to fix it. From helping to heal sick patients to coordinating family visits during a global pandemic, Sanford... Continue Reading →

The World is Not White

By Natalia Resendez James Arthur Baldwin was born in New York on August 2, 1924 and grew up in Harlem. He is most known for being a very vocal advocate for equality as well as a major voice in the American civil rights movement. He was an American novelist who wrote about the black experience... Continue Reading →

Chew And Pour

By Isabella Boateng “Chew and Pour, pass and forget” was a learning strategy that I and most of my mates adopted for my primary and secondary school education in Ghana (elementary and high school here). In Ghana, the term “chew and pour, pass and forget” is a metaphor which means memorizing to pass a test... Continue Reading →

COVID’s Effect on CCC Students

By Saide Dowou Capital Community College Have you ever felt powerless over a thing that you could not control? It has been over a year now that a virus hit our world. It is named coronavirus or Covid 19, and it has been spreading all over the world. It has shaped the ways some students... Continue Reading →

Barrage (A Whole Lot)

By Natavia Edwards Barrage means “a whole lot” in Patois, and that’s how the experience was when I migrated to the United States, and everything prior to that day. It all started when I was 9 years old. I was watching a movie with my grandmother on her brown couch in the living room about a boy who couldn’t speak. I said aloud, “Poor him, him cah speak”, and my grandmother replied, “Don’t seh nunin ca yuh cah speak nietha wen yuh di younga.”... Continue Reading →

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