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Poem: Only the Sound of an Ambulance Siren

I remember the smell of food, The smell of tacos, Even churros, Only in East Los. Hearing the helicopter, Police sirens, “Put your hands in the air,” they say Only in East Los. Ambulance speeding all around the streets, Cars moving to the side, everything silent. Only the sound of an ambulance siren, Only in…
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December 5, 2017

I remember the smell of food,

The smell of tacos,

Even churros,

Only in East Los.

Hearing the helicopter,

Police sirens,

“Put your hands in the air,” they say

Only in East Los.

Ambulance speeding all around the streets,

Cars moving to the side, everything silent.

Only the sound of an ambulance siren,

Only in East Los.

High schoolers’ perceptions of Stanford

High schoolers’ perceptions of Stanford

High school is romanticized as the party-filled epitome of a person’s life, but every high schooler has the inescapable thought of college hovering over their heads.  Google searching Stanford results in images of sunny Silicon Valley and articles about prodigious...