Volume 17

A Heart Connection Is Deeper Than Blood

Erickson Valentine stands by a podium at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School’s graduation ceremony. His sixth grade teacher Rebecca Cogswell hands him a trophy ...

K(Pop) The Stigma

When I tell my friends I have good taste in music, they don’t believe me. “But Karina, you can’t have good taste in music! You listen to K-Pop,” they say, emph...

Who Wants Chinese Food?

After speaking for a few minutes with an employee over the phone, you pick up your Kung Pao chicken and chow mein packaged in paper boxes dripping with grease. ...

A Newfound Hope

As a latina living in the United States, I worry that the next headline of every major newspaper will read “Congress orders deportation of all Latin Americans....
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Bistro Maxine

Salvador Baltazar beams and slips a spatula beneath a crisping crepe. In one fluid motion, he flips it onto a blue plate and the scent of butter and sauteed tom...

Gradebook Retribution

"He just doesn't like me. He'll never give me an A in his class.” This statement is a common example of “gradebook retribution,” or the belief that a...