Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

Photo by Eryn DuChene By Eryn DuChene Having never traveled further west than Buffalo, NY, I boarded the plane to Las Vegas not knowing what to expect. The only knowledge I had of this place was from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the alluring presence most bring up when talking about “Sin City.”…… Continue reading Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

Outgrowing Novelas

Photo by Ahri Vi By Ahri Vi I used to love novelas. My fondest memories are of those sitting next to my grandma on the bed, in front of those old-school, chunky black TVs. There, I was completely enthralled in whatever ridiculous storyline Telemundo came up with in order to entertain señoras across the US.…… Continue reading Outgrowing Novelas

give up your daydreams

Photo by Katie Richards By Katie Richards feelings are hard. it’s probably something we’ve said for centuries, because it’s true. they show up when you least expect them to, when you don’t want them to. when they hit, it’s like you’re a completely different person.  you’ll keep it secret from some of your friends, too,…… Continue reading give up your daydreams

The Way of Nature

Photo by Charlie Davies By Charlie Davies I wrote this text as a celebration of change.  In nature, I see so many examples of change. Birds molt, caterpillars metamorphose, water shifts its state, even some rocks transform into others. Some natural phenomena seem almost artificial, like bioluminescence in fireflies or comb jellies. I have always…… Continue reading The Way of Nature

22/21

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Ahri Vi I never could get into RENT. It’s not bad, and it definitely was groundbreaking for its time. It just wasn’t a musical that I wanted to hear during the time I started getting more into musical theater. No, teenage me was obsessed with Wicked, The Phantom of the…… Continue reading 22/21

Seasons Change

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes The end of August signifies the end of my carefree routine in which I got used to living each day without school assignments due for three months. The start of every semester is always the roughest one for me personally. I see that for most people it’s the…… Continue reading Seasons Change

Connected Through Melody

Photo by Jacquelyn Rodriguez By Jacquelyn Rodriguez Once upon a time, I was an “orch dork.” I was an avid violin player throughout middle school and high school. I joined chamber orchestra, attended countless rehearsals, and performed in multiple concerts, competitions, and gigs. I made unforgettable memories with the other orchestra kids and our wonderful…… Continue reading Connected Through Melody

Belonging

Photo by Bianca Bucu By Bianca Bucu Whenever I think of the word neighborhood it’s synonymous with the word belonging. The meaning of belonging shifted for me gradually as I got older. That word sometimes became a synonym for good, bad, and everything in between. But above all, that word became known as a never-ending…… Continue reading Belonging