Down in the Depths

We went down to the hotel pool at about 11 p.m. He was floating face-down on an inflatable raft. We thought that he might have simply been asleep as it seemed that a muscle constantly twitched in his leg. I tried to wipe the dark thoughts out of my brain as images of the horror […]

A Long Trek Home

Florence Thompson and her children in a pea pickers’ camp. Nipomo, California. March 1936. http:/www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/photos/ This picture taken by photographer Dorothea Lange depicts a woman and her children resting under a tent at a pea pickers’ camp. This photo calls to mind a quote from John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” were the Joads take […]

The Prince in the Castle

Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise known as Prince, was born on June 7, 1958 in Minnesota. From a young age Prince was successful in the music business. At just 18 years old he signed a deal with the Warner Bros. and released his debut album. As he grew older his success grew and eventually joined a […]

I Need You

Maurice White was a singer-songwriter and musician born in 1941 who later founded the band, “Earth, Wind & Fire.” Music invigorated White from a young age. When he was in high school he formed his own small band and later went on to attend the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He began to find fame when […]

One Down, One to Go

The first semester has finally come to a close, and it’s time to reminisce over the positives, the negatives, and the “meh.” Honestly, my first semester of AP English III went a lot better than expected. I came into the class thinking that the workload was going to smack me in the face (like most […]