Featured

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen-years-old is an uncomfortable age. It is the golden era of raging teenage hormones, cluelessness of your peers, and superficial knowledge for the sake of an advanced placement class. Education and life itself always seem like a lie, or so says the existential...

Immigration & Ngorn Por

Immigration & Ngorn Por

My grandmother, Ngorn Por, has a love for food; not just the final product, but how it’s made step by step. She learned how to cook from her mother way back in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cooking with my grandmother is something I enjoy doing, and as I tell my grandmother's...

My life in America

My life in America

When I was young, I'd hear a voice blaring out the words to a pledge that was happily said in unison, like a orchestra playing at the Hollywood Bowl. The pledge itself seemed like a spell that had gotten everyone. Once it was over, the spell was broken. Being too...

Immigration & literature

Immigration & literature

Literature has an amazing ability to portray all sorts of ideas in precise, captivating words. The stories that are told through literature have the ability to motivate and inform in a way readers could not have fathomed. Writers bring together their opinions and the...

An Iraqi-American story

An Iraqi-American story

On the streets of Portland, Ore.’s city center, Ranya Muttaleb is an unassuming presence, a seemingly ordinary girl often dressed in skinny jeans, a plain shirt, and colorful hijabs that framed the ovalness of her face. If you talked to her, she was unfailingly gentle...