In Transition-Pilar Gonzalez

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The 90s The United States saw an exponential increase in technologies. Beepers, basic cable, behemoth-sized cellular phones, and computers that have since been fossilized.  Vanilla Ice, old school hip-hop, and gangster rap. Overalls and innocence. The 90s birthed a generation in transition—one that would, one day, juggle between manual labor and auto-correct. 1992 I became [….]

Forget Me Not-Jennifer Abreu

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Happiness is a human goal measured by value, state of mind, enslavement by desire or freedom. Abusing the control to be bliss will bind a person to fulfill their appetite for happiness. To achieve a higher purpose is to value other things, disciplining and coping through trained thoughts and actions. Can happiness be immortal? The [….]

Bárbarazo-Sydney Valerio

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“Bárbarazo… ¿tú no te piensas afeitar?” I heard him say to you y yo respondí, “Mi hermano, no le hagas caso y ojalá…” Ojalá when you’re grooming that dark oak rugged beard, as the Moroccan argan oil tames the frizz of your roots, ojalá you notice the resemblance between you and our Arabic brotherhood… your moro-eating self [….]

I Love Me For That. I Love You For That- Kleaver Cruz

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When I was in elementary school, my grandma had a friend named Luís. He had a big and shiny baldhead. Every time he came to visit, he wore at least one piece of rainbow clothing. Usually it was a tight canvas belt (sometimes accompanied by a Richard Simmons-type sweatband). He walked with his head high [….]