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Spring Sonnet-ish

Spring Sonnet-ish

Happy World Poetry Day! Meet us at the Student Union March 22 from 2-4:45p! On the first day of spring I was given flowers Though darkness that day would bring That was its sweetest hour Sunshine kissed the sky Though I had lost my favorite kiss The colors of each petal shined so bright I […]

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#SuperhumanSquad

#SuperhumanSquad

I still don’t have a disability, but I wrote this anyway. I’m dedicating this to the USA’s Paralympic team, especially our gold medal winning hockey team. When I first stepped through the doors of FDR Academy, I was terrified. Two months after losing my sight, I was forced to reckon with the only thing worse […]

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Cooler than a Sword

Cooler than a Sword

This is for all of the editors and my favorite people: Melissa, Sierra, Elissa, and Nancy Language is one of the few things that unite most human beings. We have the unique ability to transfer thoughts from one brain to another. Even cooler, we made it so that our language can be written down so […]

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The Assistant

The Assistant

I would like to dedicate this one to our Designers: Melody, Heather, and Greyson. You guys are amazing! When I was a little kid, my big brother, Kyle, used to let me hang out with his friends on the weekends. Every week they would spend their Saturday at someone’s house and work on all the […]

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Power Play

Power Play

I managed to pull together a storied career as a professor in Washington DC. I was able to rub elbows as a renowned teacher and expert within my field of international politics and law with some of the greatest minds in the world. Therewere nights I spent grading countless papers and nights I got to […]

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Para

Para

For the record, I’m not disabled. I just wanted to tell this story. My advanced apologies to the disabled community. Some people say that I’m intense or I’m insane. I think I’m driven to fulfill my mission. I refuse to let disability stop me or anyone else. Not anymore. One night, while I was in […]

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Foreword (to someone else’s book)

Foreword (to someone else’s book)

In preparation of our gallery and reception at the end of the month, I’m writing up a new blog post for every day until our Reception on March 26th. Given my track record, wish me luck. In my many years of education, I have seen many students pass through my doors. First as a teacher, […]

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History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I’ll never understand how time can make a moment feel as close as yesterday and as far as years. I feel weird admitting this to the Internet, but that’s the only way I can do this this review. I fell in love with a boy. He was my best friend, and I didn’t understand the […]

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One Nation Army

One Nation Army

  Anyone who knows me is aware of my epic love affair with the Terracotta Warriors (not to be mistaken for my tragic love affair with the Cat Returns). I even sat through the entirety of The Film That Shall Not Be Named—known in some territories as The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor or […]

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2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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