Have you ever been with your friends and some competitive event arises amongst the group? It may be physically related, such as sports. Or the completely random competitions, for example who can grow the best beard or who can shovel the driveway faster. An uncontrollable sensation builds up to win and losing is not an … Continue reading Friendly Competitions
Written by: Annalise Parks The raindrops pelt my jacket as we cruse across the giant lake, dark clouds overhead. I am facing the back of the boat, looking at my dad who’s steering our 15-foot fishing boat, packed from top to bottom with all of our gear we needed for the week. Dad has his … Continue reading More than a Fishing Trip
Written by: Chuetou Kha During my years in junior high and high school, I really didn’t accept my identity as a Hmong person. I spoke the language, I looked like one, my last name declared it, and I grew up in the culture. Sure, the Hmong culture I grew up in wasn’t the traditional Hmong … Continue reading Hmongmerican?
By: Marissa Steele I grew up loving the outdoors, camping with my family, spending weekends at the lake, or even just playing outside with my friends. My family took a lot of weekend camping trips around Minnesota with just my mom, dad, older sister, younger brother and I. This camping trip was going to be … Continue reading Camping Trip
The early sun broke the frost from the tips of the cattails. He dove the paddle deep into the creek. Each stroke, strong and true, threw him further from reality. This was the life he preferred. Simple. Living, breathing, taking, and giving, this was better. Better than the generation he was a part of. He … Continue reading Bloodline
We Login to canvas, hopes are high, the grade is seen Eyes full of sadness, followed by, lowered self esteem Really mad about the letter, sick of my behavior Effort put in is bad, could do better, I am a failure Not doing homework is a choice that makes me free Oddly thought I wouldn’t … Continue reading Math Class Poem
Written by Willa Rodencal There are several moments in life I was able to predict. I could expect that each year your birthday will be on the same day, you can anticipate graduating from college, and you can plan what you will eat for breakfast for the week. I have always found myself to be … Continue reading A Long Strange Trip.
Memoir by August Galeazzi It was a Thursday, and time for lunch. Which means it was time for the weekly GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance) meeting at my old high school. My friends Grayson, Mira, and I were the leaders. During these meetings we would talk about LGBT topics and events happening. We would also talk about … Continue reading Making A Place To Pee
“Hey, you. You are finally awake. We are trying to climb a mountain today, and you are the last one up. We got a big day today, 10 miles, right?” As I look toward my brother with a hateful grudge on my face, I say “How do you make each morning harder and harder to … Continue reading Submitting Baldy Mountain
By: Adam and Maddison Richards There once was a rainbow river, at the end of the river there is a magical island called, Unicorn Island ruled by the pixies. Everything on the island is magical, the water looks like glitter flowing through the crystal rocks and the trees and animals all speak and have their … Continue reading The Unicorn Defender