Genre: 9th

TAYLEN LI

The Rocker I wanted to go home. I wanted to be anywhere but Mr. Johnson’s classroom. The gray-haired nuisance had humiliated me for the fifth time this year – this time he had snatched my blank homework from my hands, and upon seeing it, had continuously reprimanded me. When I thought the eruption was finally Read more…

TAYLEN LI

Dear students, The process for finding the best battle (Famous Battles essay = FB essay) to write about is a tricky one for two reasons. #1. It is such a monumental choice because writing the FB essay is a long and exacting process, combining the principles of journalism (verification of information and sources, and context, Read more…

TAYLEN LI

The Life and Work of Robert Capa Robert Capa (1913-1954) was one of the greatest photographers and photojournalists of the 20th century and arguably the most monumental war photographer in history. Capa was born in Budapest, Hungary, as Endre Ernő Friedmann to the Jewish family of Julia and Dezső Friedmann. As a child, Capa was Read more…

CHLOE ZOU and MONTSERRAT REYES

Likely the two weirdest characters you’ll ever read about: Luke from “My Friend Luke” and the recipient of blows in “There’s a Man Hitting me on the Head with an Umbrella”, by Fernando Sorrentino Zou in normal font, Reyes in bold, italics when one answers the other I’ve read a collection of different authors now, Read more…

MONTSERRAT REYES

Roald Dahl’s “The Hitchhiker” and O. Henry’s “After 20 Years” Roald Dahl has had a place on my bookshelf, and in my heart, since I was a little girl. Seeing his name again in this short story brought back memories of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. Before reading the story, I had high Read more…