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: After all, a girl can dream

Column: After all, a girl can dream

It was a Wednesday morning of the year 2015, when the usual announcement sounded on the rusty speaker in my daily 5th grade life. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen … raise your right hand over your heart ... ready, begin,” was the usual morning routine. It was spirit...

Short story: The Cage

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

After nearly 4 years of living in a sanctuary at a Maplewood Church, Alex Garcia walked out on Wednesday, Feb. 24 without the fear of deportation.  Following the Trump administration’s denial in 2017 of his appeal to stay in the country, a crowd around the church was...

Highlights from the final presidential debate

Highlights from the final presidential debate

United States President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debated on stage in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday. This was the final and third presidential debate after the second debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, was canceled due to Trump’s COVID-19...

Cafeteria staff members pursue the American Dream

Cafeteria staff members pursue the American Dream

When Harvard-Westlake cafeteria staffer June thinks of home, she pictures rows of closely spaced houses, swarms of motorcycles and sheets of humid air pressing against her skin. Most of all, June, said she thinks of her mother and her sister, who manage a small,...

Opinion: The United States has fallen ill

Opinion: The United States has fallen ill

It is June, and it is a period of relief for students who are subjected to nine-month school years. The conclusion of tests and classes is supposed to freshen the air in the lungs of students like myself. And yet, it would be virtually impossible for me — and many of...