Styles of Writing: Journalistic, Nonprofit Communications, and Narrative Writing
Back to School 2019: Becoming an Attendance Hero!
September 4, 2019 Making perfect attendance (at least 95% attendance) is not just the priority of caregivers but the entire community that supports children. Here are ways schools, educators, and parents can take action to help our students reach perfect attendance...
Why You Should Build Your Home Library
November 28, 2019 The library was filled with, what seemed like, countless hardcover books filled with colorful and fantastical illustrations of the particular fairy tale each book depicted. “I would sneak up to the library whenever I wanted to get lost in my imagination…"
Dealing with Death in the Living.
November 9, 2018 Walter, Arturo, and I were walking through Queens when...Surprised, I screamed at the sight of it.
San Basilio de Palenque: A Little Africa in South America.
October 10, 2018 The broken chains on his wrist conveyed more depth and significance than it ever could through a computer screen. I was overwhelmed with the emotion of what Benkos Bioho signified and his powerful legacy not only in San Basilio but in the Americas...
Barranquilla, The Eternal City of Malls?
June 21, 2018. I fought to keep at bay the fear of spending over a month in a boring city. I cannot tell the source of my faith because, truth be told, with each day I started giving in...
Local Residents Protest Temple Stadium Plans.
May 1, 2018. Ruth Birchett, a protester at the rally and a fifth-generation North Philadelphia resident fervently opposes Temple University’s plans to build the $130 million multipurpose facility. “We don’t need it, we don’t need the inconvenience…We don’t need the confusion that the construction of a massive project like this would bring to our community,” Birchett said.
Growing in Confidence...and HOPE.
May 18, 2017. For years, they endured intense abuse from Julia’s husband...One particular night, the abuse became unbearable. After an especially frightening incident involving her daughter, Julia made the decision to flee their home. For two weeks, they ran from her husband, barely surviving on small pools of water along the way. Julia and her children eventually landed on a farm outside of Cochabamba, a city 7 hours from La Paz.
Clothed in Love...and HOPE.
May 25, 2017. Rodri, a nickname friends and family call him, confesses that he did not always have the desire to give in this way. He said “I did not care much for people…I felt pity but not mercy.”