Richard Montgomery High School

Opinion: It’s our turn to speak

Opinion: It’s our turn to speak

Before you make any assumptions about me from my almond-shaped eyes or Chinese surname, let me give a few disclaimers: I didn’t spend my childhood memorizing the periodic table or practicing an instrument for eight hours a day. I wasn’t able to breeze through...

Poem: how hard it is to sleep in the middle of a life

Poem: how hard it is to sleep in the middle of a life

so many tragedies coursing through this blood, alive and electric,  haunted by Phlegethon’s unnavigable currents humming  like a razorblade pressed to skin.    when night falls: a poet, a jester, a spectator, speechless  at where your kneecaps press against...

Opinion: The cost of the late bus

Opinion: The cost of the late bus

It’s the second day of school. I arrive at my bus stop at 7:02 a.m. Four minutes pass, and my bus doesn’t appear on time. It’s the first week of school, I thought. No need to worry. Another five minutes pass. It should have been here by now. Dread creeps in. I text my...

Opinion: What Rob Porter Reveals About the White House

Opinion: What Rob Porter Reveals About the White House

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the birth of the #MeToo movement, many Americans were left with the impression that men in positions of power were finally being held accountable for their actions. The way in which the White House completely...

Why we need to rebrand black communities

Why we need to rebrand black communities

The world is an uneven playing field, especially for African Americans. Many problems undermine their human rights; voter ID laws, underfunded education and excessive policing are some examples. However, those issues can be solved with public policy. What cannot be...

Immigration & racial identity

Immigration & racial identity

I walk through my dining room and it’s always the same. Ikea curtains. Cameroonian flags. Crystal chandeliers. African drums. Only in my house could all these things be in the same space so naturally. I don’t even think about it half the time, but I guess that’s what...