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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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Gravity Makes Me Fall

Gravity Makes Me Fall

February 13 (or I guess, 14th) I should have seen that this was a bad idea before I got to this point. I somehow thought that running away across the country was going to make everything so much clearer for me. It shouldn’t take standing alone in a train staton in Queens to figure out […]

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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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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Dear J, 4 years ago you convinced me to sit with you on the train and I didn’t let you go ever. We weren’t exactly the greatest friends: our greatest way of bonding at the time was being annoying to each other. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did or know half the […]

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The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

It began as vandalism, but now is considered a flourishing art movement. Street art has not always been widely considered a valid form of artistic expression.  Perceptions of the art form have changed dramatically over the last century, garnering respect within the art form.  Instead of solely popping up as visual pollution on the sides […]

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His Jacket

His Jacket

I present the newest anthem for everyone who feels lonely right now.  Cry with me as you read my new poem. “His Jacket” Among the great symbols of high school drama is the jacket When a girl dons one of these giant plushy things and the jacket his not hers It is a sign that […]

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Musicals and Popular Culture

Musicals and Popular Culture

I’ve loved theater for as long as I can remember. I didn’t realize how long I’d been a fan of the art until recently, during a conversation in which I couldn’t remember what the first musical I ever saw was nor could I remember when I saw it. I have a vague recollection of it […]

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Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Citizenship has been granted to a robot in Saudi Arabia. Citizens cry out about the human rights awarded to “her,” arguing she has more freedom than the human women living in the nation. Sophia, as she is called, made her debut during an interview on October 25th at the Future Initiative in Riyadh. Despite her […]

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