Romeo Diary Entries: Romeo and Juliet

Act 1 April 20, 1302   Dear Diary, The sun’s out, birds are singing, not a single dark cloud;  is it possible for the sky to be one shade brighter than my soul and everything else inside? Oh Rosaline, if only you could teach me what I shall do to hold your heart in the … Continue reading Romeo Diary Entries: Romeo and Juliet

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You go first

  Helen Cheng “You go first”, 2018 Shoebox, plastic, gel, miniature people, balloon, aluminum wire, miniature medals, leather fabric.   This suitcase art piece portrays the early days of my childhood that took place in my old town area of Colon in Panama. It is a representation of the early stages in my life where … Continue reading You go first

A Spirited Man: Happening Truth/Story Truth

His kind smile seems to shine as he welcomes the students into class. His voice, delicate and quiet says, “I’m here to help and assist you with whatever you need.” He wears the same style of shirt every day; short sleeved but different in color. The same style of pants too; dark colored and 100% … Continue reading A Spirited Man: Happening Truth/Story Truth

Not The Right Place For a Mistake

St. Andrew's Catholic Church   “Bendecido sea él señor,” everyone replied in harmony after él padre read the scripts of the Bible aloud. There was something about going to church that always made me feel almost sick inside. It was the way él padre read these scripts aloud like a non-stop song and how people … Continue reading Not The Right Place For a Mistake

A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #4

In A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, we can get a close look at how things start to take a turn while everything seems to go fine at the last Chapter of the novel. Having returned to his new home in Freetown with his new family was aliviating and like a fresh start for … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #4

A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #3

In A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy soldier by Ishmael Beah we are able to see many ups and downs, a passage that shows one of these ups is the following, "I joined the army really because of the loss of my family and starvation. I wanted to avenge the deaths of my family.” he … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #3

A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #2

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah is an "extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty." This firsthand account novel, deals with a series of memoirs told from the innocent heart of a young boy who struggles to deal with surviving and tensions during the menacing civil war as he fought … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #2