NAMES, NAMES, NAMES by Jae-Hyun (Jesse) Cho

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On my first day of school in second grade, Mr. Sharp asked my mother, Mrs. Kim, to come inside his classroom to ask if she had any questions. My mother shook her head no,...

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE UVALDE TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING by Yun Xiang Zhang

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All claims I have made are tentative; I warn the reader against my bias, but I shall do my best to be honest and accurate. Discourse is welcomed. “…yet another school shooting in this country…” “One...

ALL THE NEWS by Thomas Hackney

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Alien hunters come in all shapes and sizes. Some wear long flowered dresses, attend UFO conventions and worship the deceased gods of Egypt. Some have advanced science degrees and look for intelligently produced radio-waves. Most chase...

MEDITATION ON OUR TRUE LOVE STORY by Sandra Perez

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Your presence was unexpected today. Restlessness had taken residence within me. Meditation was not my friend as the ache in my back, chores to accomplish, and thoughts of other times and places alighted in...

THE ART OF OUR NECESSITIES by Melissa Knox

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After my husband died, my realtor cast his eye down the length of our living room, which could have worked as several bowling alleys, and nodded.             “I can do this,” he said with a...

HIGH SCHOOL ANGST by Joshua Abel

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When I entered high school I had a full beard and a medical condition (a seizure disorder) that wasn't under control with medication. In junior high I was called Abraham Lincoln because of the...

SCARS AND SPITE: How Academic Labels Shaped My Education by Haile...

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Among the various essays, poems, and works that I’ve written about my education,I try to assert myself as someone rational, as someone who acknowledges her disadvantages but has grown from the pain of them....

MEMOIRS by Drew Soliz

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Stress accumulates the more I get annoyed. The more I get annoyed the easier and more I get irritated. The next thing I know I find myself in sickness – a sickness that could’ve...

ON THE STAIRS TO NOWHERE by Chris Arthur

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In the corridor outside my office, there’s a staircase that leads nowhere. In fact, there are two. One I think of as going up. It has ten steps before it meets a wall. The...

HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES by Nathan Bachand

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Have you ever been unable to pay a medical bill? Or perhaps you had to sacrifice something to get enough money to pay. Many people in recent years have been debating the question, should...