I was eating alone, at a table with a view at the entrance. A stranger walked in, headed straight to my table, and said hi. No name, likes and dislikes, life purpose, mood, or anything else came after that word. Instead, he slammed his big-bellied backpack down on the woozy, wooden table making the glasses… Continue reading The Stranger with the Tupperware
April 18, 2014–a month before high school graduation and a few months before beginning my college journey– was the day I was given the key to the lock on my dreams. But, it all started a little before that... It all started in a small AP Literature class full of anxious seniors at South Mountain… Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Dreams.
You are sitting in your three-hour class taking notes as the Professor talks about what’s going to be on the next quiz, then your phone begins to buzz and scream in your backpack. What do you do? More importantly, what can you do? What does your teacher allow you to do? In a constantly… Continue reading In or Out: Cellphones and Devices in the Classroom
I am in a five-year program at my school, so the year after I graduate with my undergraduate degree, I will graduate again with my Master's in Education because I am working on it while also working on my bachelor's. One of the requirements of the dual degree program (that's the name of it) is… Continue reading They call me Ms. S
When I was in the fifth grade, they found a dead body in the school cafeteria’s vents. That morning started off like any other school day. My friends and I went to the cafeteria to get breakfast, and there was just a nauseating odor floating through the cafeteria. We thought nothing of it. We got… Continue reading My Educational Journey
I recently thought about a traumatic experience in 5th grade when they found a dead body in the cafeteria vent. So I wrote this poem about it. This is like an untold narrative about him. It also sort of is a story of lots of people in my neighborhood. Fortunately, I was a survivor of penury. But, the soul of the story was a victim.
I had my first advising appointment with my dual degree advisor the second semester of my freshman year. For those that don't know, the Dual Degree Program at my school is a program that allows students to take graduate classes in Education while working on their bachelor's, so by the time we graduate with our… Continue reading A Minor Problem
Expanding my knowledge is very important to me. I love continuously learning new things. I believe one's brain always has room for new knowledge. Whether it's life lessons or academic lessons, I love learning. When I wake up every morning for school, instead of saying I have to go to school, I say I get… Continue reading The Passionate Learner
I started school yesterday, Monday. Because of this dual degree program I am in, I take graduate classes while working on my bachelor's. Monday, one of my graduate classes started. But, since school didn't officially start until today, I decided to write my back to school post today. Haha I am now a sophomore in… Continue reading Back to School!
Pregnancy? How could you let that be? You're only seventeen. What about a degree? Posting pictures online... Thinking everything is just fine. I'm sorry, but I'm not saying congratulations. Having a baby while still a baby should not be a celebration. Get educated, not pregnant. Find yourself, don't try to find love. Explore, don't settle… Continue reading Teen (Be One)