JONATHAN LIM

The Self-Effacing Humor of Ohio, Maine, and New Jersey In 2008, Sean Wilsey and Matt Weiland came together to write a book: a collection of travel guides, narratives, biographies, and stories. State by State: a Panoramic Portrait of America, was to be a road trip in written form to help Americans better understand America. This Read more…

JUNE QIN

Eudora Welty’s Revision Process: Exploring the Two Versions of “Flowers for Marjorie” “We grew up to the striking of clocks.” Thus begins Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings, a book that was on the New York Times Bestseller List for 44 weeks in the early 80s. Welty transports us into her earliest memories, retracing her path to becoming Read more…

CHLOE ZOU

The War which made the US a Big Boy Nation At first, in 1492 (we all know this year… in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue), Queen Isabella’s Spain was the first European nation to sail to the west, explore and colonize the countries on this side of the hemisphere. Spain was a great imperial Read more…

AARON HUR

Memorial Day is on the last Monday of every May. After the Civil War, General John A. Logan made a holiday called Decoration Day, to honor those who died in the Civil War. Then, in 1890, many cities adopted Memorial Day instead of Decoration Day as a holiday, honoring not just those who died in Read more…

ZAFAR MAJID

The Legend of the Red Man             Hello boys and girls. Today we shall seek a legend, one that is real and still exists to this day. Today we shall seek the legend of the red haired primate. Now I know what you are thinking: this tall 6th grader must know a lot! and my Read more…

ROEN SCOTT

                         Four Snarling Subspecies of Canis Lupus Have you ever seen those little beady eyes poking out from the shadows that make you feel uncomfortable? Have you ever heard howling piercing the starry night sky? Have you ever laid awake at night in your tent wondering who in the world is doing this? Well, today Read more…

ALISON BIZZARO

I was always doing something wrong. I was doing poorly in school and always got made fun of, and today I got into a fight while defending my little brother, who was called dumb by a boy I passed on my way home from school. The idea of me getting into a fight disgusted my Read more…

COLLIN AARONSON

A wonderful pastime: collecting coins Have you ever wondered where that strange coin in your sock drawer is from or where it was made? I wondered that and I became a coin collector. I have old coins and relatively new coins. I have gold coins and I have silver coins. I have copper coins and Read more…

JUNE QIN

The Herbalist             A heavy woman in her mid-40s, with frizzy, curly hair and a mischievous glint in her eye kicked open her 1925 Chevy door and kicked it back, walking with a slouch up to her front door.            “And this is the only time when I wish Read more…