Anxiety

Anxiety

Anonymous, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

Everything started when there was a situation that made me think I wasn't good enough.  Someone I had cared a lot about had told me things that really hurt me in a way that was hard to accept from them.  My head was hanging low.  I started thinking down on myself and comparing myself to other peopl...

Dogs Are Nice

Dogs Are Nice

Kelvin De Jesus, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

Dogs are nice, they’re there for me when I’ve endured an awful day, there when my woes won’t go away. Dogs are nice, they’re kind, dynamic, and lovely, they’re hyper-kinetic, you’ll find, but supremely. Dogs are nice, whimsical and frantic, amusing and, dare I say it, romantic. Dogs are ...

First Day In a New York School!!

First Day In a New York School!!

Darianni Cruz, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

My mom and I were in my room, she was laying out all my clothes. I was getting ready so slowly because I was trying to buy myself as much time as possible. My mom sort of realized what I was doing so she was like, “Date rapido que vas a estar tarde,” That's when I told her, “Mami no quiero i...

Anything For Queso

Anything For Queso

Adrian Ponce, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

I went to my parent teacher conference like normal with my mom in the fall. Recently I got a black cat with green eyes named Queso. At the time my grades were not the best because I was very lazy. I didn't pay attention in class to what was happening so I really never considered my grades to be as i...

Scariest Night As A Kid

Scariest Night As A Kid

Jaylene Solis, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

As the day was ending my sister and I were very bored so we decided to play tag, and by the way, my house isn’t that big to be playing tag. My sister and I were both in our pajamas because it was late, and our hair was all messy. My sister and I were mostly running in the living room and our room...

Journey Of My Sister

Journey Of My Sister

Susana Miguel, Literary Journalist

June 19, 2020

On October 3, 2016, it was the day that changed my entire life. Finally, after a whole week of being in the hospital, my mom came home with my dad. She had gone to the hospital because my unborn sister was causing her problems. My mom stayed hospitalized ever since me, my cousin, and my aunt left her...

Perspectives (Art Submission)

Perspectives (Art Submission)

Rosbelkis Acosta, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Artist Statement I made this piece to show different perspectives, to show how different people view the world – which is why the eyes have different colors and are different shapes. One side of the piece is lighter than the other, and the other shows a darker side. When I made this, I was thin...

When Does It End?

When Does It End?

Nora Javier, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Twenty first-graders gunned down at school in Connecticut? A lone gunman killing 58 people and wounding 869 in 10 minutes at a concert in Las Vegas? Seventeen students and staff murdered during classes in Florida? What does this mean exactly? What do we do about this? NOTHING! Why can't we unite within...

One Side is Not Enough

One Side is Not Enough

Nicole Sama, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

What does racism mean to you? Some people think that racism is just a word but it’s not. It’s when you judge or treat someone different because of their skin color. Racism is a very strong word that a lot of people take hard. What I’m here to argue is whether people should ever be excused or forgiven...

We are in a new century, but are you?

We are in a new century, but are you?

Maxine Pierre-Louis, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Tom Robinson, a black man in To Kill a Mockingbird has a story that is the basis of the entire book and causes controversy because of his skin color. His trial is one to remember because of the heavy amounts of racism that played out. With many chances given to change their actions and be forgiven for...

End Columbus Day (Debate Speech)

End Columbus Day (Debate Speech)

Matthew Morales, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Hi my name is Matthew and in this debate I will be arguing that Columbus should not have his own holiday or be honored for the things he did to those Tainos. We should not celebrate Columbus Day because Columbus used religion to justify what he had done to the Tainos. In the text “El Requerimiento”...

Change Homelessness (Art Submission)

Change Homelessness (Art Submission)

Marcely Rojas, Literary Journalist

June 18, 2020

Artist Statement We were supposed to draw something about what you want to change, and then I made it in charcoal. I wanted to change homelessness in NYC, because there are a lot of people who are cold in NYC and Times Square, and everyone always passes by them and looks at them, does everything ...

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