Lauren Lee

Lauren Lee

Poem: burning

Poem: burning

a clump of molten black caging a pulsing raw heart 1 – 4 – 6 – 4 2 – 4 – 6 – 4 5 – 1 – 6 – 4 3 – 2 – 1 -4 beats the tempo the sheen of the heart is like dripping sweat Unfurling red streaks of paper agglutinated underneath Sticky, staining, remembering the toil and...

Identity Books: Dear Kit

Identity Books: Dear Kit

The column Identity Books is a series of letters to books that have influenced the author greatly in her experience in life.  Kit Tyler is the protagonist of the book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, written by Elizabeth George Speare. Forced to move after her...

Opinion: Newspapers are dying

Opinion: Newspapers are dying

Across the globe, one thing is certain: with the increasing use of technology and the modernization of the most populated countries and continents, physical newspapers are losing their battle for survival.  Newspapers have been around since the 17th century. “The...

Opinion: Everyone should read more

Opinion: Everyone should read more

Before you scrunch your brow at the implication of the headline (because obviously, everyone should read, no?), here is some much-needed context: Reading is my passion. Books are my best friends. Books have gotten me through critical points in my life, providing a...

Review: ‘Hamilton the Musical’

Review: ‘Hamilton the Musical’

Over the summer, a filmed version of Hamilton: An American Musical was released on Disney+. When the show originally opened on Broadway on January 20, 2015, the musical quickly became a hit with the public, garnering wide acclaim and love with the younger generations....

Column: Why your COVID-19 mindset is essential

Column: Why your COVID-19 mindset is essential

We know it to be true. Distance learning? A challenge to our education, athletic career, social life, mental health and eyes. Health precautions? Sometimes a pain, a controversy or a life-saver. Masks? Don't even get me started. The fact that it is being hotly debated...

Identity Books: Dear Anne Shirley-Cuthbert

Identity Books: Dear Anne Shirley-Cuthbert

The column Identity Books is a series of letters to books that have influenced the author greatly in her experience in life. The first one is focused on a character from the novel "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Montgomery.  Dear Anne Shirley-Cuthbert, You are a symbol...

Drabbles of Poetry: Personal Interests

Drabbles of Poetry: Personal Interests

Afropunk Creative power punches through in blues funk rock disco 'n' hip-hop Passion bleeds through the lyrics Jazz and gospel blues singing through the rain uplifted voices, beats soar above the canopy and waving arms Afro.punK   Book burnings sheets of music...