Genre: 9th

ANDREW SEEL

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” Patrick Henry, a 38 year-old delegate to the Second Continental Congress spoke thus in 1775, at the Second Virginia convention, to try and pass a resolution for Virginia militia members Read more…

Kevin Wang

Thorin Oakenshield is the mixture of an epic hero and a tragic hero. He came from a noble birth and is treated with respect due to his bravery and leadership, but he also is cursed by his lust for the Arkenstone, and that fatal flaw clouds his judgment and perhaps leads to his death.  On Read more…

OLIVIA LIU

“The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” by Dylan Thomas describes an internal conflict he has with his body as he struggles to grasp how to describe himself as nature. This poem is composed of vivid comparisons between parts of himself and free-flowing aspects of nature in the world that surrounds him. Read more…

HENRY YUAN

Then Lewis very surprisingly said that he wasn’t going trick-or-treating, claiming that he was too mature for it. Mrs. Zimmermann then asked if he was going to join them for cider and doughnuts because if he wasn’t she was going to “show up at midnight at the foot of your bed in my role of Grinning Griselda, the resuscitated cadaver.”

MICHAEL DONG

History’s impact on John Bellairs The House with a Clock in its Walls is a novel full of compelling historical references taken from the mind of author John Bellairs. The novel includes details of the murder of David Rizzio: this man was the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. A young Italian courtier, he Read more…