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Creative Writing

Poem: Parts of my life living in East Los Angeles

I remember going to a football game with my cousin, We were shaking because it was wintry, but we were still supporting. I remember walking to Troy’s after school with a friend and Almost getting hit by a car that was pulling out from a parking space. I remember my cousin’s 1st birthday, listening to…
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Dennise Mayorquin

April 22, 2019
  1. I remember going to a football game with my cousin,

We were shaking because it was wintry, but we were still supporting.

  1. I remember walking to Troy’s after school with a friend and

Almost getting hit by a car that was pulling out from a parking space.

  1. I remember my cousin’s 1st birthday, listening to everyone laugh,

She looked adorable in her Minnie Mouse outfit.

  1. I remember getting scared by my brother’s rapid, crazy driving

Driving through the Angeles forest, enjoying the view and smell of nature.

  1. I remember watching my favorite shows on Netflix

Like Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural.

  1. I remember almost being late to school, eating in the car

Because I never have time to eat breakfast at home.

  1. I remember when my parents got a brand-new blue car,

We were in the dealership for hours, sitting in uncomfortable chairs.

  1. I remember driving for the first time with my brother and uncle

We went from Cal State LA to my house, smelling the carnitas from our favorite place.

  1. I remember going to pick up my grandparents from the airport,

When they came to visit from Mexico, giving us candy.

  1. I remember smelling carne asada fries and enjoying the taste of them,

While Steph ate chicken tenders.

  1. I remember riding the bus with my mom,

To go to the mall because we both love shopping, while eating pretzels.

  1. I remember hitting the piñata on Christmas,

Then loving the strong smell of tamales coming from the kitchen.

  1. I remember going to Baskin Robbin with my cousin,

She got vanilla ice cream and I got butter pecan.

  1. I remember wasting 80 dollars on an Eminem sweater,

Very expensive for my liking but it was worth it.

  1. I remember going to Rialto, being stuck in traffic

To visit my newborn cousin, Amelia.

Column: Breaking down the uses of lambda

Column: Breaking down the uses of lambda

What is lambda? You may know that it’s the eleventh letter in the Greek alphabet. Perhaps you recall from Physics that it’s the symbol used to represent wavelength in calculations, or you might have heard about it from other places. In C++, a lambda is an expression...