Creative Writing

Short story: The Cage

Short story: The Cage

  Tania With nothing but a couple of belongings in her hand, a cerulean color diary, and her favorite stuffed animal, a pink and white-colored giraffe that her grandmother gave her a few years ago, 10-year-old Tania boards a plane with her mother, father, and...

Column: Seeded memories of a-ma’s garden

Column: Seeded memories of a-ma’s garden

In reminiscing about the golden memories of my childhood, I so clearly remember the moment I was first introduced to gardening. It was not through some revelation that completely changed how I see nature or some life-changing event that altered the course of my life,...

Opinion: Bring politics to the dinner table

Opinion: Bring politics to the dinner table

Growing up, you might have heard your family members remind each other not to bring politics to the dinner table, especially at gatherings with members of your distant family. In fact, in America, almost everyone knows the unspoken rule of “no politics at the dinner...

Opinion: Should parents have social media control tools?

Opinion: Should parents have social media control tools?

Whether parents should have control over their children's social media is a question most parents struggle with, especially during online learning. I believe the answer is yes. By having control of children’s phones they can ensure the safety of children, monitor the...

Poem: Parts of my life living in East Los Angeles

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...

Bringing the 1941 classic ‘Dumbo’ to life

Bringing the 1941 classic ‘Dumbo’ to life

In Disney’s latest film, the audience is taken back in time to the days of circuses and magic acts. The 1941 animated film "Dumbo" is brought to life with the live-action remake starring a cute, blue-eyed, large-eared baby elephant and his circus family. Holt Farrier...

Poem: I am thankful for…

Poem: I am thankful for…

Home-cooked tofu, crispy and fried, Dripping with soy sauce with rice on the side, Tender fish flaky, with a macadamia crust. More baked olive-brushed brussels? Okay, if I must.   Aunt Jane shows pictures, to Japan she has been. Uncle Jerry took her to see...