Creative Writing

Making a difference with student activism

Making a difference with student activism

From protests for civil rights in the 1960s to a 2018 national school walkout to oppose gun violence, numerous youth-led protests and demonstrations have shown that students are an integral part of making a difference in their community. Although teens participating...

National High School Walkout: Burbank High School

National High School Walkout: Burbank High School

On March 14, 2018, one month after the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, Burbank High School participated in the National High School Walkout Day in honor of the 17 victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. [gallery type="slideshow"...

Our voices fill the silences

Our voices fill the silences

After an evacuation drill, students from Orange County School of the Arts prepared themselves for the nation-wide school walkout. While some students returned to class, most peacefully made their way toward 10th street, which was already crowded with those willing to...

The global trend towards independence

The global trend towards independence

Waves of revolution tend to undulate over the course of history. In the late 1990's to early 2000's, the "Pink Tide" swept across Latin America. The Arab Spring developed across the Middle East and North Africa beginning in 2010. In 2017, another current of change is...

From a teen’s perspective: ‘I stand because I have hope for what we can do as a country.’

A poem: ‘I hear America screaming’

I hear America screaming, the vehement cries I hear. Those of all classes, races, ages, and religions. The men screaming for more money and more power, a secure place to stand firm. The women screaming for a voice in our sad, patriarchal society, marching for their...