Category Archive: Basic Writing

The Future Speaks and Greta Thunberg Represents It

By Carmen Diaz Perez “If mother nature were a bank, it would have been already saved.” These wise words were spoken by Uruguayan journalist, writer, and novelist Eduardo Galeano, and without a doubt,… Continue reading

The English Nightmare Awakens

By Janeese Wilson Sitting on an old worn out looking desk, in a dark, gloomy classroom, straight out of a horror movie, was just the beginning of my nightmare. Upon that desk was… Continue reading

Ketchup

By Brittany Anderson My kindergarten class was the biggest room in the school at the time in Charter Oak Elementary School. It was the only room with a bathroom, full kitchen, drinking fountain,… Continue reading

You Can Make a Difference: My First Speech Experience

By Jaritza Dejesus I was another day closer to graduation. My G.P.A was looking good. I wasn’t behind in any of my classes, feeling so at ease. I could literally already visualize my… Continue reading

Racist Symbols Should Not Celebrate Heritage

By Julio Acosta Silverio “Why I Changed My Mind About Confederate Monuments” was a story written by a teacher named Kevin M. Levin who changed his perspective on the Confederate monuments. He changed… Continue reading

Summer Days

By Carlos Peralta The meeting place with my childhood friends was always the sidewalk in front of my house.  The sun would always accompany us on our adventures until the moon warned us… Continue reading

Small Obstacle

By Ashley Peeples Reading a book for me isn’t rocket science, but I never knew how hard it was to create a book until it was a requirement in my third grade class.… Continue reading

That Piece of Paper

By Norma Ortiz Teaching yourself something you really don’t know much about is a very hard skill, if you really don’t have the willingness to achieve your goal. In “Literacy Behind Bars,” Malcolm… Continue reading