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 →

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