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Literary Magazine

Poetry: “My Hair”

October 19, 2018 |

My hair is my crown

Something I will not let fall down

There were times where I was ashamed

To embrace my voluminous mane

Thought I looked like a beast

Who hadn’t been slain

Or a wild animal … Read More

Personal Essay: Sliding Doors

October 16, 2018 |

I still remember that chilly September morning in which the airport doors slid open and I was welcomed to a foreign land. Just hours prior I was bidding farewell to the prickling sun and clear blue waters of … Read More

Poetry: “Because I Love You”

October 15, 2018 |

Because I love you I’ll drop

Everything to make sure you’re okay

And by the chance that you aren’t

I’ll stay by your side until you’re you

Again

 

Because I love you I’ll support every decision because

You do … Read More

Poetry: “Switch”

October 12, 2018 |

There it goes! The machine that tread.

 

Labels carelessly placed and its scratches bruised,

with its unfinished polish, its capacity abused.

Its thin foil shreds have undergone many amends,

with once robust members now of awkward joint bends.

Trudging, … Read More

Poetry: “Leaving the Mirror”

October 12, 2018 |

Mirror that is on the most farthest wall, Tell me the actions that have sent me forth. As I am the loneliest of them all, Going to a place that had no more warmth. Now leaving all those I know … Read More

Poetry: “Realize”

October 2, 2018 |

It first happened when you showed up

At 2am with puffy, red eyes

My heart broke at the sight

You told me that she broke up with you

 

It happened again when we were ice skating

You grabbed my … Read More

Poetry: Autumn Love

September 30, 2018 |

The feeling that there is no longer a need for shorts and tank tops will always be the most comforting thought to run through my mind

Taking the over sized sweaters and fur-lined boots out of storage to keep me … Read More

Personal Essay: Next Flight

September 25, 2018 | 2

Say you, a galvanized traveller, are perched upon your airplane seat on the way to the marvels of Europe. You are beyond eager, your chest buzzing. Months ago, you spontaneously bought this ticket with your bonus check. You … Read More

Poetry: Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “If”

September 21, 2018 |

 

If you can make use of all your spare time when all around you Is fading there wont be blame to place on others;

If you can forgive and let go of your past formed by others; But make … Read More

Poetry: Fresh Start

September 20, 2018 |

Another new year, another first day

So much to hear, so much new stuff to say.

You’ve been here before, but it feels so new

So much in store, and you know it’s for you.

Hope you get a good … Read More

Poetry: “Night” and “Departure”

May 18, 2017 |

Night

Sight of color

No need for technicolor

Dark and beautiful night

Ready for the flight

Final days before farewell

Have to look at the future with swell

 

Departure

Last minutes, final conversations

Time for final actions

Memories to … Read More

Poem: The Ball

October 16, 2016 |

As a youth he was real.

The ball is in my heart,

It was placed there by my source.

It it wasn’t for this being,

My high spirits would not be the same.

He would tell me

While we were … Read More

Yes, Race Still Matters

April 28, 2016 |

When Thomas Jefferson voiced America’s outrage at British oppression, he wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty … Read More

Review: The Ten Dollar Founding Father

April 27, 2016 | 1

The musical Hamilton seems to be the hottest ticket on Broadway these days.  It is completely sold out through the winter of 2016, and if you want to buy tickets any sooner, be prepared to pay $400 or more for … Read More

Photojournalism: Snapshots of H.C.

March 22, 2016 |

The Commentator staff was asked to submit photos that capture the spirit of high school life. The following gallery represents the Hudson Catholic experience as seen through the eyes and camera lenses of the Hawks themselves.

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