Genre: Personal Essays

MILEENA N

  As you read Phillip Lopate’s The Art of Personal Essay, you take a stroll in London with Virginia Woolf and listen to her honest confessions. Then you discover why Max Beerbohm hates walks. E.B. White will take you on a journey to a lake and you’ll dip your toes into the frigid water while Read more…

VINCENT C

The Methods of Silence of Seneca the Younger and William Hazlitt   Phillip Lopate, born on November 16, 1943, in Brooklyn, is a film critic, poet, writer, and essayist; he graduated from Columbia University with a BA and Union Institute & University with his doctorate degree in 1979. Over his career, Lopate has written a Read more…

ANDREA C

  A Certain Himalayan Cat   I remember the day I met my friend, a pure-bred Himalayan cat. A Himalayan is a cross between a Siamese and a Persian. Himalayans have the Siamese’s color points and the Persian’s fluffy, double layered coat. And this cat had the best of both worlds! This cat’s mother and father Read more…

SEBASTIAN B

Cyber-Bullying Cyber-bullying is a problem sweeping the nation. It affects the bully, the victim, family, and friends. Cyber-bullying is caused when one person is cruel to another person for no apparent reason. Teen cyber-bullying has increased over the years, from 6% in 2000, to 85% today. Because technology is more enhanced than it was in Read more…