Monthly Archives: December 2018
Poetry: “Christmas”December 24, 2018 | Simone Abdullahi
The day before Christmas, hanging by the fireplace, lies our unstuffed stockings
Everyone is rushing down the halls while the clock is tick tocking
Many kids patiently awaiting by the window to watch the reindeer flocking
Bundling up into winter … Read More
Christmas Gift GuideDecember 20, 2018 | Danielle Singson
- Do not buy them a gift that’s actually for YOU. We have all been there! Get your loved one something that you believe they would genuinely use and love for themselves. Take yourself out of the equation
- Notice the … Read More
Can Time Travel Ever Be Achieved?December 19, 2018 | Javier Herquinigo
When someone thinks of science fiction, one of the most prominent thoughts they might have would be time travel. Many movies and stories revolve around this topic, such as the Back To the Future series, Futurama, The Terminator, and many … Read More
Poetry: “Christmas Day”December 19, 2018 | Aaliyah Pacheco
The morning sky is white, snowy, and cold.
The sound of the bells never grows old.
Santa Claus is coming out at midnight,
Which means he has already taken flight.
Children are laughing, making it super merry.
Fiction: “You Are Now One of Us”December 17, 2018 | Kai Jones
In the lab all day constantly doing work, it’s late and the sky is dark and gloomy.
As I begin to pack my briefcase to go home I hear multiple feet shuffling behind me. I turn around startled only … Read More
Memoir: “New Home”December 12, 2018 | Sofia Santos
Sat on the floor of their new home, the family ate. As their voices softly echoed, harmonizing with the tinkering forks and spoons, the walls of the house yawned. It had been quite a while since it had been occupied, … Read More
Breaching the DivideDecember 12, 2018 | Pamela Rodriguez
I talked to a Republican, conservative white woman about politics on Instagram–this is what happened. Spoiler: we aren’t all that different.
About three months ago I followed conservative public figure, Esther Houston, on Instagram. Her husband, Joel Houston, is the … Read More
Surviving the Jersey Gardens ShootingDecember 9, 2018 | Isabel Vintimilla
I’ve heard the phrase “running for my life,” but never knew what it meant until I heard two gunshots go off nearly 100 feet away from me.
I was taking a brief break from Black Friday shopping with my family, … Read More
Poetry: “Insecurities”December 9, 2018 | Saniya Tune 2
Stomach too big so you get a tummy tuck
Hair too short so you get extensions
Breasts too saggy so you get a breast lift
Face too fat so you get Botox
Making enhancements to God’s perfection is an … Read More
Poetry: “In the Grand Scheme of Things”December 6, 2018 | Sofia Santos
She arrived home, leaving her things in her room
Alongside lush sheets sprawled on the queen bed
The chandelier beamed lustrous lights of silver
Onto shelved book spines of golden thread
She stretched briefly and walked to her kitchen
Poetry: “The Ballad of Melanin”December 6, 2018 | Danielle Singson
The sun caught in her raven hair
Rays reflecting hellfire on her skin
Draped in rags, her slumber in her cage
Crowned with rusted metal
Queen of my fields,
How I desire you
Painting of angels surround us
Pale skin … Read More