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A visual representation symbolizing how the change of moving houses and renting out my childhood home felt.

Personal Column: Accepting the prelude

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2023

Everything was gone. Empty. They had ransacked my house by the time I got back from my college trip to New York and Connecticut, but I expected this to happen. My tía and tío had scheduled the movers...

Man Enough

By Joseph Mutagaya, Arts and Entertaiment Editor December 3, 2023

I’ve never been quite man enough. When we were making projects on role models in history in the second grade, all the boys chose, well, boys. I chose Marie Curie, a brilliant French scientist, and...

My headshot for a theater performance with my name written underneath

Personal Column: What’s in a name?

By Hagar Cohen, Opinions Editor April 24, 2023

“When I say your name, please say ‘here’ or ‘present’,” the unfamiliar adult said in a quiet classroom.  My worst nightmare, the biggest gamble of the day would fall upon me: Is my name...

The photo shows and represents the artistic interpretation of Parentification.

Personal Column: Mature for your age

By Rinn Wilson, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

It was past 10 p.m. as I pushed around the curled-up pasta I threw into a boiling pot of water. It was barely made well; in fact, it seemed to be disfigured into weird shapes that resembled ovals more...

My brother hugging me in elementary school while I wistfully stared out into space.

Personal Column: Cherishing the impermanence of life

By Bao Nguyen, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

In typical younger sister fashion, I always barged into my brother’s room unannounced, but he never minded. He’d always be sitting at his computer desk playing games on a slightly torn rolling office...

Me as a 5-year-old, looking fabulous while holding my handbag filled with yellow crayons.

Personal Column: The art of collecting

By Nina Nguyen, Feature Editor March 10, 2023

Two pigtails, purple sunglasses, a small, cyan handbag. I remember this was the ultimate gear I wore when pursuing the first dream I ever had. What was this dream you may ask?  Yellow crayons.  Hundreds...

Joseph Mutagaya first photo, for a passport (Republic of Uganda)

Personal Column: Lugambo and the art of shutting up

By Joseph Mutagaya, Arts and Entertaiment Editor February 19, 2023

I’ve always had a big mouth. Scrawled tactically under glowing recommendations and smiley face stickers would be a small, tacit note: “Joseph is VERY… social.” Translation: teach your kid to shut...

My cousin stands behind me as I attend the Texas Renaissance Festival for, most likely, the first time. My dad records us.

Personal Column: Please, grant me serenity

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 17, 2023

There comes a time every year when stores and games and rides bloom out of the ground, all encapsulated in a little bubble of fantasy and escapism. As summer turns to autumn and the leaves begin to fall...

A message to my parents in 2018 using my Minecraft world. Since I have such a deep love for them, I wanted to be creative with how I showed that. This is one of these instances.

Personal Column: My greatest treasure

By Manizeh Rahman, Contributing Writer February 17, 2023

Boom. "Sesame Street" plays on the TV. I’m happily eating the aloo bhaji, roti, and eggs my dad made for me. The sofa is set to where I have my little nook, closed off from the rest of the couch....

Fireworks with friends on New Years Eve
Source: qmelie Via Pinterest

Personal Column: New year, same me

By Audrey Piczak, Opinions Editor January 27, 2023

I’m not sure how the calendar was made. I remember learning about the Egyptians in my sixth-grade world history class. In 1500 B.C., they measured time with sundials. Their years were not marked by gridded...

My friends and I taking a picture at the Bad-Bunny themed I-Fest photo booth.

Personal Column: Not just the lazy generation

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Meet Generation Z. The lazy generation. The selfish generation. The always-have-something-to-say generation. The generation that only knows how to scroll on their phones and demand everything while doing...

Personal Column: Maybe it’s time to settle for the best

By Ahmed Aslam, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Never settle for less! Always go beyond! I’ve heard people say this, or something along these lines all the time. But sometimes, this saying can lead to a negative image of yourself. This same emotion...

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