Freedom For Immigrants (Art Submission)

Freedom For Immigrants (Art Submission)

Josue Flores, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Artist Statement The word “freedom” is important because everyone deserves equal rights, and nobody should be treated unfairly. The statement “Freedom for Immigrants” means that all immigrants should be citizens and get equal rights.        ...

Change Our School’s Name (Letter to Mr. Lev)

Change Our School's Name (Letter to Mr. Lev)

Joeliz Santana, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Dear Principal Lev, How did our school become named after Hamilton? We’ve been learning about heroes and villains. Phillis Wheatley had the chance to learn how to read and write. She was also an enslaved person who got her freedom. She was a poet. Our school should be named after Phyllis Wheatley...

My Colors Aren’t Showing

My Colors Aren't Showing

Jaiydalyn N Santos, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Author's note: This is one of a collection of fictional LGBTQ stories, based on different females or people who identify as females with different experiences throughout the world. All stories are fictional, none of the stories are real. Some of the events are based on real life. Cleo I’ve been judged all ...

Racism Gone Too Far

Racism Gone Too Far

Emilia Paredes, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Should anybody be excused for racism? Nobody should be forgiven for racism because they know what they are doing. They know that it’s wrong to do that, they know that they are encouraging racism to happen and continue happening. Nobody should be excused for doing such a thing. Racism has gone too...

Enough

Enough

Edian Jimenez, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Hating people because of their color is wrong, and it doesn’t matter which color does the hating - no matter if you’re taught that this hateful act is something normal in our society. Around a specific type of people we tend to start thinking with a mob mentality, and most times is hard to do the...

The Terms of Forgiveness for Racism

The Terms of Forgiveness for Racism

Carl Leonard, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

There is no definite answer to whether all acts of racism are forgivable or not. Either way, racism is wrong and was created to not only oppress people of color but to separate the rich from the poor. Racism is still affecting people to this day, neighborhoods and schools are still segregated, even though...

The Rosetta Stone Should Go Back To Egypt

The Rosetta Stone Should Go Back To Egypt

Ashley Astudillo, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Great Russell St, Bloomsbury London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom Dear British Museum, My name is Ashley and I am a student at the Hamilton Grange school. I have been learning about Ancient Egypt and the Rosetta Stone, whether the stone should stay in the British Museum or be returned to Egypt. First...

Racism is Unforgivable

Racism is Unforgivable

Ani Rodriguez, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it states that “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs. They don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”...

Forgiveness?

Forgiveness?

Aleirys Jimenez, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

I believe that people who are racist can be forgiven only by the victim or victims.  If a certain person is personally targeted, not the people around them or on the internet, by racism it's up to them if they want to forgive the person who apologized.  This is important because many people like to...

My Cousin

My Cousin

Kelvin Martinez, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

I was around my school, walking home. I was on Broadway and 139th Street. It was sunny outside. There were a few cars, but not a lot of traffic. It was a quiet afternoon. My good friend walked up to me. He is a young black man with an afro, and he was wearing his school uniform. I had known him for ...

Leonard Blachly-Preston: Black Out Tuesday

Leonard Blachly-Preston: Black Out Tuesday

Leonard Blachly-Preston, Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Please watch this video by Leonard-Blachly-Preston in honor of Black Out Tuesday.

Once Home

Once Home

Daphney Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Note: Daphney wrote this poem to submit to the 2020 Fighting Words Poetry Contest hosted by the Pulitzer Center. The poem is a response to the article "We Are All We Have’: Nome Sexual Assault Victims Find Their Collective Strength".    Once Home By Daphney Ramirez Clouds among a field of roses Carefree children running among the unknown Something sweet, neat and clean Tainted by those who were suppose...

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